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WVU Extension educational dinner meetings set

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This winter, West Virginia University Extension Service is bringing education, know-how and research to your neck of the woods. Folks living in and around the Northern Panhandle are invited to attend the 2019 agriculture educational dinner meetings. Community members can learn firsthand from ...

AG nominee sent memo on Mueller probe to Trump lawyers

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general sent White House lawyers a memo arguing that the president could not have obstructed justice by firing ex-FBI Director James Comey, describing a critical prong of the special counsel’s Russia investigation as “fatally ...

Sponsor

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Dee-Jay’s BBQ Ribs and Grille has signed on as a “Pro-Bowl” level sponsor for the Weirton United Way’s eighth-annual Super Bowl Eve Tailgate, set for Feb. 2 at Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse in Burgettstown. Tickets are $25 each in advance, and $30 at the door if available, and can be purchased ...

Project HOPE plans spa day

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WHEELING — Project H.O.P.E., Wheeling’s street medicine team, will hold a day of pampering for local women who are experiencing homelessness. The theme for this event will be “Hope is Stronger Than Fear.” The spa day event will be held from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday at the McLure ...

Health company giving drug disposal kits to West Virginia

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A health care company is donating thousands of disposal kits to help West Virginia residents dispose of unused opioids and other drugs. Gov. Jim Justice announced that UnitedHealthcare will give 10,000 opioid disposal kits to Recovery Point West Virginia to give to people ...

Divide on southern border wall goes on

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WASHINGTON — A leading Senate Republican close to President Donald Trump says Trump isn’t giving in on his demands for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the issue that’s caused the partial government shutdown that’s now in its fourth week. Sen. Lindsey Graham says he encouraged ...

Salvation Army is thankful for support

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STEUBENVILLE — The Salvation Army of Steubenville is looking forward to new adventures this year and thankful for recent support demonstrated during the holiday, according to Lt. Erik Muhs, who serves as pastor/corps officer along with his wife, Barri Vazquez-Muhs. Fresh on the heels of the ...

Police reports

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Saline Township Arrested: Justin Patterson, 19, 927 Logan Ave., Toronto, public intoxication and underage consumption, Saturday. Ohio Highway Patrol Arrested: Rodney Case, 50, 723 Beavers Road, Hopedale, bench warrant, Saturday. Arrested: Jessica Greathouse, 37, and James Greathouse, 35, ...

Trump dodges question on whether he has worked for Russia

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump avoided directly answering when asked whether he currently is or has ever worked for Russia after a published report said law enforcement officials, concerned about his behavior after he fired FBI Director James Comey in 2017, had begun investigating that ...

New housing grants access to independent living

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STEUBENVILLE — New housing is under construction in Wintersville that will give more developmentally disabled adults access to independent living. Michael Zinno, superintendent of the Jefferson County Board of Developmental Disabilities, said the four-bedroom home is being built at 131 ...

Transit providers looking for ideas

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WEIRTON — The State of West Virginia and area public transportation providers are looking into updating strategies for meeting any unmet needs in public transit for area residents. Representatives of several local agencies gathered Thursday at the Mary H. Weir Public Library to discuss a ...

Franciscan students get ready for March for Life

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STEUBENVILLE — On Friday, Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Students for Life will head up the university’s pilgrimage to the nation’s capital for the 46th March for Life. Eight buses with nearly 500 Franciscan University students will arrive in Washington, D.C. for the largest ...

2020 Democratic primary set to intensify

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After months of speculation and secrecy, the 2020 presidential primary season is about to explode. With several Democrats already in the race, a half dozen more are locking down final travel, staffing and strategy to launch White House bids in the coming weeks. While ...

Storm punishes swath of U.S. with snow, ice

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A winter storm that contributed to at least five deaths in the Midwest pummeled the mid-Atlantic region for a second day Sunday, bringing with it an icy mix that knocked out power, cancelled flights and contributed to hundreds of car accidents. Virginia State Police said ...

DeWine ‘cautiously optimistic’ about cracker plant

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — As he prepared to become Ohio’s next governor today, Mike DeWine said he is “cautiously optimistic” an ethane cracker plant soon will be announced for Belmont County. “I think the benefits for Eastern Ohio will be not just the jobs that come from the cracker plant, ...

Tattoo studio finds new beginning after destructive crash

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FAIRMONT (AP) — This past summer, the lives of Jack and Della Gorbey were turned upside down. At 2:24 a.m. on July 25, a tractor-trailer crashed into their business, Derma Doodlezz Tattoo Studio, formerly located on Meadowdale Road. With their tattoo studio reduced to rubble, they lost ...

Four foster kids die in house fire

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CLAY — Authorities in West Virginia say four foster children have been killed in a house fire. Deputy State Fire Marshal Jason Baltic tells news outlets the fire destroyed the home Saturday night in Clay. The state Department of Health and Human Resources’ Bureau for Children and ...

Teacher sues over firing for posts

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HUNTINGTON — A high school teacher in West Virginia is suing over her firing in 2017 for a series of social media posts that ridiculed blacks, Muslims and former President Barack Obama. According to The Herald-Dispatch , ex-Huntington High School teacher Mary Durstein sued former Cabell ...