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Classic cars on display at festival

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Steve Groom of Follansbee and his grandson, Makael Lemasters of Weirton, check out one of dozens of classic cars Sunday at the Howdy Verner Classic Cars Show at Lyle’s Auto as part of the Follansbee Community Days. Verner, who died in 2016, was owner and operator of nearby Howdy’s Dari-Owl ...

Community news from around the area

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Amsterdam to host first ‘End-of-Summer Bash’ July 28 AMSTERDAM — Amsterdam will host its first “End-of-Summer Bash” from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on July 28 at the Doc Rogers Park. Rain date is Aug. 24, also from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The community event offers free food, free inflatables ...

Warner: American election systems are secure

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WHEELING — West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner says while Russians meddled with social media to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election, no evidence suggests they tampered with any voting device and American elections are secure. It’s a message he wants to get out to all ...

Canadian company: Justice firms are one and the same

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CHARLESTON — A Canadian steel manufacturer suing several companies owned by Gov. Jim Justice said an effort to remove some of those companies from the suit should not be granted. Attorneys for Essar Steel Algoma Inc. filed a response Friday to a motion to dismiss 12 companies owned by ...

Churches jump into action

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CHICAGO — As a nationwide immigration crackdown loomed, religious leaders across the country used their pulpits Sunday to quell concerns in immigrant communities and spring into action to help those potentially threatened by the operation. A Chicago priest talked during his homily about the ...

Trump defends detention camps following border visit by Pence

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday defended conditions at the border detention facilities visited by his vice president, painting a rosier picture than Mike Pence encountered. Trump tweeted that the children’s rooms Pence saw Friday were “well run and clean” while ...

Trump says he won’t impose uranium quotas

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will not impose quotas on importing uranium, backing away from a possible trade confrontation and breaking with a Commerce Department assessment that America’s use of foreign uranium raises national security concerns. The decision is ...

W.Va. sees jump in maple sugar output

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A new report says West Virginia’s maple syrup production has nearly doubled in the past year. According to the West Virginia Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Agriculture, maple syrup production increased from 8,000 gallons in 2018 to 14,000 gallons ...

Medical cannabis sales could be years away

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Despite legislation from 2017 that allowed cannabis to be legal for medical use on July 1 of this year, West Virginia officials say they’re still years away from the first sale. That’s — at least in part — because of a hangup with finding a banking solution to get ...

Steelworkers gather for annual picnic

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WEIRTON — Old memories, old friends and good buddies. That was what was shared on Saturday at the Weirton Steel 25-Year Club's 73rd annual picnic at the Serbian Picnic Grounds. Ron Baker, president of the club, said he first came to the picnic in 1986. Baker, who still works at ...

Lauttamus wins ATSI Award of Excellence

Business

WEIRTON — A.V. Lauttamus Communications Security is the recipient of the ATSI 2019 Award of Excellence. This award is presented annually by the Association of TeleServices International, the industry’s trade association for providers of telecommunications and call center services ...

Women’s golf news

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Cadiz Women’s Golf League The Cadiz Women’s Golf League played a “Low Gross” game on July 10. Hostesses Kathy Newburn and Lori DeFallo announced winners as: A flight, Kathy Newburn; B flight, Brenda Hartley; and C flight, Kathy Smith. The “Putt Pot” was shared by Newburn (27) ...

Rekowski among Hall of Fame inductees

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WEIRTON — Among this year's inductees to the Weirton Hall of Fame is the director of the community's public library. Richard G. "Rik" Rekowski is set to be inducted under the category of public service. This year's Hall of Fame induction banquet will be held at 2 p.m., Aug. 11 at Undo's ...

Serving the area

Business

SouthernCare Hospice held an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday at its new location at 100 Welday Ave., Suite G, Wintersville. Located in the former Comcast Customer Service Center, SouthernCare serves residents of Jefferson County and is part of the Kindred at Home family of home ...

Campus news

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Bethany College Anna Marie Glasure of Weirton was chosen to receive a $23,000 annual scholarship as a member of the Bethany College Honors Program. Selection is based upon secondary school record, a required essay, references and interviews with the honors program advisory committee. A ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Arrested: David Mallicone, 56, 101 Emma Way, Weirton, possession of drugs, blocking traffic, Friday. Arrested: Deanna Martin, 36, 732 N. Sixth St., possession of drugs, possession of hypodermic needles, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence, ...

Favede named vice chair of constructors organizations

Business

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Ginny Favede has been named vice chair of the Association of Union Constructors Local Employer Organizations. She has spent a little more than two years as the executive director of the Ohio Valley Construction Employers Council, Contractors Association and as Project BEST ...

Greek pastries

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Melina Ubright and Melia and Kiara Palavis put together a pastry order on Saturday at the 32nd annual Weirton Greek Festival. The three-day festival concluded Saturday at All Saints Greek Orthodox Church. Festival goers enjoyed a variety of food dishes, desserts and live music throughout the ...