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Amendments pass narrowly and overwhelmingly

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CHARLESTON — While one of the amendments to the West Virginia Constitution on the ballot received overwhelming support from voters Tuesday night, another amendment passed by a narrow margin. Voters approved Amendment 1, adding language to the state constitution making clear there is no ...

Addresses Rotarians

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Anthony Mougianis, president and CEO of Apollo Professional Cleaning and Restoration as well as Team ATG in Wintersville, was the guest speaker at the Nov. 2 meeting of the Steubenville Rotary Club. He also serves as the parish council president of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, president ...

Voters give Armstead and Jenkins permanent seats on High Court

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CHARLESTON — Voters in West Virginia have chosen to return two appointed justices to permanently fill two vacancies on West Virginia’s highest court. According to unofficial results from the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office, Justice Tim Armstead won in Division 1 with 25 ...

GOP, Democrats splitting governor’s races in key states

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Democrats tried Tuesday to fight their way back to power in state capitols across the country by reclaiming governor’s seats in key Midwest states, major steps in their nationwide strategy to reverse years of Republican gains in state capitols. Still, their early victories in Kansas, ...

Democrats seize House control, but Trump’s GOP holds Senate

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats seized the House majority from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party on Tuesday in a suburban revolt that threatened what’s left of the president’s governing agenda. But the GOP gained ground in the Senate and preserved key governorships, beating back a ...

Resigned to House loss, Trump still sees midterms success

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Resigned to the loss of one-party control over Washington in Tuesday’s elections, President Donald Trump stared down the prospect of endless House investigations, stymied policy efforts and fresh questions about the resilience of his unorthodox political coalition. He ...

The results are in

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Brooke County election clerk s Kathy Snyder, seated, and Heather Vojvodich, center, aided poll workers Margaret Yingst, in purple, and Linda Uhor as they turned in results from Tuesday’s election. Behind them, holding a bag containing ballot stubs and other election materials is volunteer ...

Ogden leads in close commission race

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NEW CUMBERLAND — In a very close race for Hancock County Commission, businessman Tommy Ogden appears to have unseated longtime incumbent Commissioner Jeff Davis, according to complete but unofficial results. With more than 10,000 votes cast in Tuesday’s commissioner’s race and just ...

Brooke County will have new commissioner

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WELLSBURG — Wellsburg attorney A.J. Thomas will serve as a Brooke County commissioner in January after receiving the most support from voters on Tuesday, according to unofficial totals posted by county election clerks. And levies supporting various county departments and agencies, fire ...

Ogden wins close race for Hancock commission

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NEW CUMBERLAND — In a very close race for Hancock County Commission, businessman Tommy Ogden appears to have unseated longtime incumbent Commissioner Jeff Davis, according to complete, but unofficial, results. With more than 10,000 votes cast in Tuesday’s commissioner’s race and just ...

Miller holds 3rd District for GOP

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Republican state lawmaker Carol Miller won a congressional seat in West Virginia, holding off an aggressive Democratic challenge Tuesday as the GOP retained the state’s three U.S. House districts. Miller defeated hard-charging Democratic state Sen. Richard Ojeda in the ...

Ohio voters reject Issue 1

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COLUMBUS (AP) — One of Ohio’s winningest Democrats captured a third term in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday as his party hoped to turn a recent Republican tide in statewide races. Meanwhile, voters rejected a proposed constitutional amendment to make possession of all types of drugs ...

Graham granted fifth term as Jefferson Co. commissioner

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STEUBENVILLE — Thomas Graham was re-elected to his fifth term as a Jefferson County commissioner on Tuesday, according to unofficial results from the county board of elections. Graham, a Democrat, defeated nonparty challenger Martin Sohovich by a vote of 14,426 to 7,957. “I am very ...

Conn wins Jefferson Co. auditor race

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STEUBENVILLE — E.J. Conn, a Republican, will become the next Jefferson County auditor after defeating challenger Scott Renforth, a Democrat, by 503 votes in Tuesday’s election. Conn received 12,295 votes, compared to 11,792 for Renforth, according to unofficial results from the county ...

Counting ballots

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Jefferson County Board of Elections Director Diane Gribble and board of elections member Brian Scarpone look over election results at the board office on Tuesday evening. There was nearly a 51 percent voter turnout for the election. The board of elections will meet on Nov. 21 to certify the ...

With him or against him, Trump looms over Election Day

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Michael Gregoire marched along a downtown sidewalk in the tense days before the midterm elections, waving a hand-painted sign at passing traffic: “DEFEAT REPUBLICANS 2018.” “The survival of the country is going to depend on this election,” he said as another man ...

Blue Star Memorial marker gets refurbished, reinstalled

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WEIRTON — The Blue Star Memorial Marker on Three Springs Drive in Weirton has been re-erected after having undergone repairs in recent months. The marker was the first of its kind in West Virginia when it was installed in 1970 at the triangle on Freedom Way. During road construction in ...

Manchin, Morrisey work to get the vote

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CHARLESTON — With polls opening at 6:30 a.m. this morning across West Virginia, the two candidates for the high-profile U.S. Senate race spent Monday criss-crossing the state trying to woo every last undecided voter. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is running for a second term after winning ...