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Hancock Health Department to conduct food handler class NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Health Department will conduct a food handler class at the Mary H. Weir Public Library, 3442 Main St., Weirton, on Feb. 21, beginning at 1 p.m. The class will be held downstairs in the library, ...

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Steubenville Cited: Micaela A. Ott, 22, 1612 Ridge Ave., red light; Ray A. McKinley Jr., 39, Greenville, Miss., insecure load; and Joseph W. Elm, 39, 101 Madison Ave., Mingo Junction, expired plates. Theft: House in the 600 block of Spring Avenue entered, two TVs taken and items scattered ...

Trump not ‘thrilled’ with border deal, but leaning toward it

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WASHINGTON — Under mounting pressure from his own party, President Donald Trump appeared to be grudgingly leaning toward accepting an agreement Tuesday that would head off a threatened second government shutdown but provide just a fraction of the money he’s been demanding for his Mexican ...

DKG Alpha Mu Chapter awards beginning teacher scholarship to

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TORONTO — The Alpha Mu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma will be making plans for its 80th birthday celebration when members gather for the next meeting, which will be held March 9 at Harlem Springs United Methodist Church. The meeting also will include a necrology service in remembrance of ...

Weirton TIF project moves forward Weirton

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WEIRTON — Planned infrastructure improvements for a proposed business development are moving forward following a vote Monday by Weirton Council. Council voted 5-0 on the second reading of Ordinance 2056, approving and implementing Tax Increment Financing Project Plan No. 2. The plan is ...

Promoted

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The Weirton Fire Department celebrated the promotion of one of its own Tuesday, with firefighter Adam Mills rising to the rank of lieutenant in the department. Mills received the oath of office from Mayor Harold Miller, while surrounded by family, friends and his fellow firefighters. -- Craig Howell

Fed Chairman Powell says prosperity not felt in all areas

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ITTA BENA, Miss. — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell traveled Tuesday to a historically black university in the Mississippi Delta to deliver a message that the nation’s prosperity has not been felt in many such areas around the country. Powell said that many rural areas had been ...

Water issue talk in Wellsburg

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WELLSBURG — Residents and members of Wellsburg Council discussed concerns with the city’s water system Tuesday. “It’s so dirty that when we had that water break, I filled my bath with water in case I needed it,” said community member Wilma Stewart. “It was so brown, and what it ...

Funding for Wheeling parking structure still to be determined

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WHEELING — More than a year after city officials first mentioned the project, the size, funding source and expected revenue for a proposed downtown parking structure are still to be determined. The proposed garage, which would cost $11 million to construct on existing parking lots, would ...

Public makes voice heard on education omnibus bill

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CHARLESTON — More than 100 parents, teachers, administrators, unions and interest groups signed up to speak Monday in two public hearings on the now-amended Senate education reform package. The House Finance Committee held two public hearings Monday — one in the morning and one in the ...

‘Taking the Lead’ breakfast series held

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STEUBENVILLE — “Stepping Out of Your Story and Stepping Into Your Greatness” was the theme of the latest “Taking the Lead” breakfast series presentation where a small group of women were encouraged to step out of their comfort zones and focus on possibilities, not problems. The Feb. ...

DiBartolomeo steps down as Weirton’s city manager

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WEIRTON — He was only at the post for six months, but according to many at Monday’s Weirton Council, Joe DiBartolomeo is leaving a lasting impression. Monday was DiBartolomeo’s final day as Weirton’s city manager, officials announced Monday morning. He is leaving the position for ...

Emergency power outage set to begin at 11 a.m. today

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FOLLANSBEE — Mon Power has announced there will be a service interruption in the Archer Heights area affecting about 475 customers beginning at 11 a.m. today and lasting until around 3 p.m. The power outage is needed to make emergency repairs to equipment.

Jefferson Relay for Life meeting tonight

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STEUBENVILLE — Tonight’s planning meeting for the 2019 Jefferson County Relay for Life will include discussion on having an open house type event to promote the fundraiser that benefits American Cancer Society research and programs. The meeting will get under way at 6 p.m. in room 1504 at ...

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Steubenville Vandalism: Two bricks thrown through window in the 300 block of Central Court, Sunday. Cited: Anthony B. Craig, 24, 3200 Sunset Blvd., expired plates; and Rodrigues Johnson, 32, Apartment 1, 2514 Sunset Blvd., no license. Arrested: Ryan A. Jackson, 32, 3264 Portland Blvd., ...

‘Brunch bill’ headed to state board

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WEIRTON — Weirton Council is sending its proposal for a “brunch bill” to the state’s Municipal Home Rule Board for its consideration, following Monday’s regular council meeting. The second reading of Ordinance 2057 was passed by a 5-0 vote, with Councilmembers Michael Adams, Fred ...

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Abraham Lincoln impersonator to present program Saturday ELDERSVILLE — The Jefferson Township Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. in the White Church building located on Fire Road across from the fire hall. The guest speaker will be Jim ...

Buget deal reached, with less money for border

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators reached agreement to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had threatened to scuttle the talks. Republicans ...

Brooke school board hears from state auditor

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Board of Education invited state Auditor John McCuskey to Monday’s meeting to discuss the use of the WVCheckbook program at a local level. McCuskey said the Brooke County Board of Education is one of two school boards looking into adopting the system ...