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Update given on Roads to Prosperity bids

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CHARLESTON — Legislators received several reports on major transportation issues facing the state during the start of legislative interim meetings Sunday. The Joint Legislative Oversight Commission on Department of Transportation Accountability met Sunday evening with DOT Secretary Tom ...

Title sponsor for UW golf tourney

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First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union is serving as the title sponsor for the Weirton United Way’s 2018 Fall Golf Tournament, set for Saturday at Mountaineer’s Woodview Golf Course. Tee off for the four-person team scramble event is 9 a.m. Proceeds go to the Weirton United ...

Red Hot in Hancock set for Oct. 13

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WEIRTON — The smell of chili will fill the air Oct. 13, as the fourth-annual Red Hot in Hancock Chili Cook-Off returns. This year’s event will be held noon to 5 p.m. at the Weirton Event Center. Sanctioned by the International Chili Society, Red Hot in Hancock features competition ...

Survey and planning grants announced by Preservation Office

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CHARLESTON — Applications are now being accepted for historic preservation survey and planning grants through the State Historic Preservation Office of the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History. Applications must be postmarked by Oct. 31. Approximately $100,000 will be ...

Weirton Rotary club hears from art council

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The Weirton Rotary Club heard from members of the Top of West Virginia Arts Council, learning more about the organization and its educational objectives. Pictured, from left, are Jane Watson and Bob Watson, Rotarian Tracy Lemley, Mike Swartzmiller, Joyce Beatty and Nancy Wright. The arts ...

Community news from around the area

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Messengers of Life at E. Springfield church EAST SPRINGFIELD — The Messengers of Life, a 90-minute presentation featuring music, skits and personal stories, will be presented from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at Christ United Methodist Church, 203 Church St. The presentation is free, ...

McCoy given Outstanding Fair Supporter Director’s Award

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From staff reports SMITHFIELD — Esther McCoy has been a fixture at the Jefferson County Fair since 1974, when she first was assigned to cover the event for the Herald-Star. In the 44 years since, the Jefferson County Agricultural Society has referred to that as the day they were ...

Social Security workshop set at EGCC

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STEUBENVILLE — About 10,000 baby boomers in America retire every day. Not a week goes by without a headline about Social Security. The public is invited to an educational workshop entitled “Understanding Social Security” set for Sept. 29 at Eastern Gateway Community College in room ...

Hundreds of teachers rally in Charleston

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CHARLESTON — Hundreds of teachers, school workers, public worker retirees, lawmakers and candidates, and supporters rallied on the front steps of the State Capitol Building Sunday with a simple message for Republican legislators: they plan to remember in November. The Unity Rally drew in ...

Class participants

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The Women on Target class was held at Chester-Newell Sportsmen Club on Aug. 18. Firearm education and safety are the main aspects of the class. “I was proud to have instructed Nora White, the oldest woman to attend the class,” noted instructor Tammy West. “Nora is age 81 and was a ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Arrested: Laquan D. Jones, 27, Steubenville, failure to appear, driving while suspended, possession of drugs, failure to comply, speeding and stop sign violation, Saturday. Arrested: Carl A. Thorn, 56, 709 Pine St., failure to apppear, Saturday. Arrested: Clyde Billingsley, 56, ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Arrested: Laquan D. Jones, 27, Steubenville, failure to appear, driving while suspended, possession of drugs, failure to comply, speeding and stop sign violation, Saturday. Arrested: Carl A. Thorn, 56, 709 Pine St., failure to apppear, Saturday. Arrested: Clyde Billingsley, ...

Dog park coming to Hancock County

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NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Commission approved a motion brought forward by the Hancock County Parks and Recreation Board Thursday on a location to install a dog park. Among the many locations discussed, the park board appears to have settled on placing the dog park at the old ...

Annual Pull for a Cure is Sept. 29 in Cadiz

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CADIZ — The fourth-annual Fall Smoke Out Truck and Tractor Pull will be held Sept. 29 at the Harrison County Fairgrounds in Cadiz with this year’s fundraiser focusing on Addie Edwards, a teenager who is fighting skin cancer. Admission is $5 per person for all the events on the ...

Local officials expect mild impact from Florence

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While officials and emergency crews in the Carolinas deal with as much as 30 inches of rain, power outages for hundreds of thousands of residents and other consequences of Hurricane Florence, local officials are thankful the disaster is expected to have less impact on the Ohio Valley than ...

Community news from around the area

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Wintersville Woman’s Club meeting year starts Thursday WINTERSVILLE — The OFWC Woman’s Club of Wintersville will welcome Dr. Sathish Magge as its guest speaker to the kick-off club year meeting Thursday at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville. The luncheon and business meeting begin at ...

Harrison Central homecoming court

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Harrison Central High School's homecoming game is Friday against Martins Ferry. The homecoming parade will begin at 5:15 p.m. The queen will be crowned during halftime ceremonies. The dance will be in the school gym, John W. Stephenson Center, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday when the king will ...

Capitol dome repair contract canceled

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia officials have canceled a nearly $11 million contract to repair significant damage to the state Capitol dome. The decision, announced Friday by the Department of Administration, was based on the contractor’s inability to comply with design requirements for ...

Bike route to be discussed

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WEIRTON — The Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission will hold a public meeting Wednesday on the U.S. Bike Route 50 Alternatives Study and West Virginia’s part in it. It will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Weirton Room at the Millsop Community Center.

Comprehensive plan hearing set

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WEIRTON — A public hearing has been scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday in the council chambers of the Weirton City Building concerning drafted updates to the city’s comprehensive development plan. The comprehensive plan provides a guideline for future development and growth in the city. By ...