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Prosecutors to focus on synthetic opioids

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in eight states with high drug overdose death rates will pursue even seemingly small synthetic opioid cases under a program announced Thursday by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Sessions announced Operation Synthetic Opioid Surge in New Hampshire, ...

Church sermon topics

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-- Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “You Found What?” -- Buena Vista United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “Pre-Destination! Free Will?” -- Calvary Community Missionary Baptist Church, Steubenville: “Sin and Its Consequence.” -- Finley United Methodist ...

12 Russians accused of hacking Dems in ’16 election

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Twelve Russian military intelligence officers hacked into the Clinton presidential campaign and Democratic Party, releasing tens of thousands of stolen communications, in a sweeping effort by a foreign government to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election, according to a grand jury ...

Trump pulls diplomatic backflip, praising May after barbs

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ELLESBOROUGH, England (AP) — President Donald Trump pulled off a diplomatic backflip Friday, reversing himself on trade, Brexit and his critical assessment of British Prime Minister Theresa May while insisting the U.S.-U.K. relationship is "the highest level of special." Just days after ...

PA Class achieves 100 percent pass rate

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WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University’s 2018 physician assistant studies master’s degree graduates have all passed their national board exams, a test given at various sites throughout the country. “We are proud of our recent graduates and congratulate them on a job well done. As an ...

Auschwitz survivor speaks at area library

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WHEELING — Cantor David Wisnia received a standing ovation after speaking to a packed house about his experiences being a Holocaust survivor. Barbara Lewine said Thursday night’s special program at the Ohio County Public Library was in conjunction with the “We Can Do It! WWII” ...

Weirton Council to hold special meeting, workshop

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WEIRTON — Weirton Council will convene in a special meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday in council chambers. The lone agenda item is approval of the July 9 meeting minutes. Following the meeting, council will hold a work session on the proposed ordinance to amend the city's fire code.

Weirton Greek fest kicks off 31st year

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WEIRTON — The sounds, smells and hospitality of Greece have returned to the streets of Weirton with the 31st-annual Weirton Greek Festival. With a blessing by the Rev. Frank Milanese and a ribbon cutting by members of All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, the yearly festival got under way ...

Brilliant Lions award scholarships

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BRILLIANT — The two scholarship recipients from Buckeye Local High School receiving a monetary award were present at the Brilliant Lions Club dinner meeting to tell of their education plans and thank the members for their donation toward their education. Brianna Pasco will be attending ...

Testimony heard on court computer use

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CHARLESTON — Members of the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony from legislative auditors on the first day of impeachment hearings, but issues over rules put in place by the chairman riled up members of the minority party. Delegate John Shott, a Republican from Mercer County and chair ...

Community news from around the area

Community

Greater Weirton Senior Center has rummage sale, activities WEIRTON — The Greater Weirton Senior Center, 3425 Main St., is hosting a daily rummage sale as part of its activities. The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and features clothes, dishes, jewelry, watches ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Arrested: Elizabeth Brown, 43, 365 Terrace Ave., criminal mischief, cruelty to animals, Thursday. Arrested: Erica Demus, 27, 1100B Lincoln Ave., warrant, Thursday. Arrested: Deyzha Yates, 22, 112 Brondus Ave., fugitive from justice, Thursday. Arrested: Chelsee Snap, 25, ...

Officials testify on RISE West Virginia program

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CHARLESTON — Members of the Joint Legislative Committee on Flooding heard testimony Thursday from several former officials with a controversial disaster relief program, including one official who was a no-show at an earlier committee meeting. Mary Jo Thompson, former director of community ...

Volunteer applauded

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Steubenville resident Mary Beth Bauer, center, recently was presented with a plaque by Columbiana and Jefferson Counties Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Bauer has volunteered with RSVP since 2012 and has logged more than 2,700 volunteer hours. She volunteers at Historic Fort Steuben where she ...

Trump met with pomp, protests in England

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BLENHEIM PALACE, England — Dishing up a fresh dose of chaos on his European tour, President Donald Trump left behind a contentious NATO gathering in Brussels and moved on to Britain, where a pomp-filled welcome ceremony was soon overshadowed by an interview in which Trump blasted Prime ...

FBI agent defiantly rejects bias charges

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WASHINGTON — An embattled FBI agent whose anti-Trump text messages exposed the Justice Department to claims of institutional bias launched a vigorous defense Thursday at an extraordinary congressional hearing that devolved into shouting matches, finger pointing and veiled references to ...

Commissioners talk sewer extension

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Commissioners were asked on Tuesday about the possible extension of sewer lines to the Washington Pike and Rabbit Hill Road areas. The question came from Norm Schwertfeger, Brooke County West Virginia University Extension agent. Due to its high population, ...

Clarence Warrick honored for military service

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During Monday’s Weirton Council meeting, Mayor Harold Miller, right, presented a proclamation recognizing the military service of Clarence P. “Junior” Warrick. Warrick enlisted in the Army in January 1966, serving until December 1967. Following basic and advance individual training, he ...

Water board: Long-term project almost complete

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WEIRTON — The finishing touches are being made on a long-term water project in the city. During Thursday’s meeting of the Weirton Area Water Board, Steve Hamit of Thrasher Engineering reported contractors have completed all but a few final touches and tests for the project, with a leak ...