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Asset management plan to be presented

Local News

STEUBENVILLE — A long-awaited asset management plan that will steer the course of anticipated utility rate increases will be presented to City Council Tuesday. Water and Wastewater Superintendent Chuck Murphy told council Tuesday evening that representatives of Arcadis, the city’s water ...

WJU again recognized

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WHEELING — For the 23rd consecutive year, Wheeling Jesuit University has been recognized as one of the top Best Regional Universities in the South Region by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2019 edition. Ranked the 38th best regional university in the South Region, Wheeling Jesuit ...

West Liberty University to mark Constitution Day

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WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University will celebrate Constitution Day on Monday with special events for its students, staff and the public. “We plan on having patriotic games for students, like amendment matching, questions from the Citizen’s Test, Constitution Jeopardy and others. ...

Replicas of Columbus’ ships to land in Wheeling’s Heritage Port

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WHEELING — The “Pinta” and the “Nina,” replicas of ships sailed by Christopher Columbus, will be docked at Wheeling Heritage Port Sept. 28 to Oct. 3. The “Nina” was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most ...

In the times we life, find a way to de-stress

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The story is told of a woman who went to a local pet store and bought a parakeet — someone she could talk to during the day. The pet store owner assured her this bird could talk her ears off without a problem. After having the bird for a week, it never said one word. She went back to the ...

3,677 sex abuse cases in German Catholic Church

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BERLIN (AP) — A report on sexual abuse inside the Catholic Church in Germany says 3,677 people were abused by clergy between 1946 and 2014, two leading German media outlets said Wednesday. Spiegel Online and Die Zeit said the report they obtained — commissioned by the German Bishops ...

State switches to new grading method

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Board of Education Thursday got its first look at a new tool to evaluate the state’s 633 public schools. Representatives of the state Department of Education briefed media about the new Balanced Scorecard that replaces the A Through F School Grading System ...

Catholic Central High School Class of 1958

Community

Members of the Catholic Central High School Class of 1958 held their 60-year reunion on Aug. 10 at Scaffidi’s Restaurant and Tavern in Steubenville. Those attending were, seated, from left, Jean Marchione Lamatrice, Juanita Ninerell Conkle, Marilyn DeLuca Sferrella, Marian DeLuca Harper, ...

Local 2911 sets meetings to authorize strike

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WEIRTON — Members of United Steelworkers Local 2911 at ArcelorMittal Weirton are being called to attend one of two meetings Monday to take a strike authorization vote. Local 2911 President Mark Glyptis said the vote, which will be taken at meetings at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the union hall, ...

Community news from around the area

Community

Grief support group offered for mothers WELLSBURG — A bereavement support and education group for mothers who have experienced the death of a child will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Monday from Sept. 24 through Oct. 29 at St. John Catholic Church, 1439 Yankee St. For information, ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Arrested: George A. Penardo, 38, 1505 Maryland Ave., domestic violence, Wednesday. Arrested: Robert Mitchell, 48, 518 Grandview Ave., drug trafficking and possession of drugs, Wednesday. Cited: Steven W. Lumpkins, 49, 204 Peacock Lane, Follansbee, expired plates; Lewis M. ...

Pope accepts resignation of Bishop Bransfield

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WHEELING — Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop William E. Lori, of Baltimore, as apostolic administrator of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and has ordered him to investigate allegations that the Most Rev. Michael J. Bransfield, former diocesan bishop, sexually harassed ...

Hancock Oldtime Fair to kick off today

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NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Oldtime Fair takes place today through Sunday at Tomlinson Run State Park. Admission today is a donation to the F.I.S.H. Pantry, and $1 on both Saturday and Sunday. Live entertainment takes place all three days at Shelter 1. Gates open at 10 a.m. ...

Brooke agencies rally for levy support

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WELLSBURG — Representatives of several of the county agencies supported by the Brooke County ambulance levy were on hand recently to tell visitors to the Brooke County Public Library how they use funds generated from that levy. Normally determined through a special election, renewal of the ...

Another suit filed to keep Jenkins off ballot

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CHARLESTON — A second lawsuit has been filed to disqualify U.S. Evan Jenkins from the election for state Supreme Court with a week left before ballots need to be finalized. Part of the suit also seeks to have the temporary appointments of Jenkins and former House Speaker Tim Armstead to the ...

American hero

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During Monday’s meeting of Weirton Council, local World War II veteran Guy Ceraolo, left, was recognized with a mayoral proclamation in honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, to be observed in the city Sept. 21. Ceraolo served in the 2nd Armored Division, which was nicknamed “Hell on ...

Wellsburg approves paving, fireworks

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WELLSBURG — City Council on Tuesday accepted bids for paving several city streets and the fireworks display for the city’s New Year’s Eve celebration. City Manager Steve Maguschak said at the city’s request, separate bids were submitted for each street, but the total of those ...

Drug-free workplace, medical marijuana discussed

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STEUBENVILLE — Ohio’s employers can choose to be a drug-free workplace and the new medical marijuana law doesn’t change that. But, there will be impacts on employers who want to be drug free and impacts to consider for those who choose to allow employees to receive medical ...

Open house planned at Augusta Levy in Wheeling

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WHEELING — The Augusta Levy Learning Center will hold an open house at 6 p.m. today as a thank-you to all those in the community who helped the center following the fire that destroyed Sacred Heart Church on July 7. The church, owned by Wheeling Housing Authority, has been home to the ...