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Weir High School Class of 1960 holds 58-year reunion

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Members of Weir High School’s Class of 1960 gathered for their 58-year reunion held Aug. 24-25 at Undo’s in Weirton with 51 classmates attending. On hand were, front row, from left, Sue Justice Carlson, Rose D’Alesio Kaczmarek, Elizabeth Corwin, Bonnie Jackson Campbell-Kuhn, Judy Harris ...

Community news from around the area

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Wellsburg teen receives Governor’s Service Award CHARLESTON — Kiara Stevens has dedicated her love of cheerleading to empower young girls in Wellsburg. A 2018 graduate of Brooke High School, she has volunteered more than 1,000 hours as a youth cheerleading coach since her freshman ...

Police reports

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Jefferson County sheriff Charged: Michael J. Eller, 39, 1043 Main St., Steubenville, operating vehicle while intoxicated, speeding and possession of marijuana, Saturday. Steubenville Theft: Handgun reported missing from residence in the 500 block of Union Avenue, Monday. Cited: ...

Applications sought to replace Mazzone on First Judicial Circuit

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WHEELING — The West Virginia Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission is accepting applications from attorneys wanting to be judge in the 1st Judicial Circuit. The commission has set the timeline for filling the seat previously held by James P. Mazzone, who resigned to become U.S. Magistrate ...

Judge rules against motion on Justice residency

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CHARLESTON — A Kanawha County judge dismissed a case that would have determined if the governor was following the state constitution by not residing in the state capitol. Kanawha County Circuit Judge Charles King released his ruling Monday afternoon regarding a writ of mandamus filed by ...

Florence closes in on Carolinas

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Coastal residents fleeing a potentially devastating blow from Hurricane Florence encountered empty gasoline pumps and depleted store shelves as the monster storm neared the Carolina coast with 140 mph winds and drenching rain that could last for days. While some said ...

Commissioners hear more road concerns

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Commissioners heard more concerns about local roads and approved a loan to help expedite the next phase of the Eldersville Road sewer project. The commissioners on Tuesday heard from Brian Ferguson, a member of the Brooke County school board, who asked them to ...

Brooke Teacher of the Year known for patience, caring

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WELLSBURG — On Monday the Brooke County Board of Education recognized as the county’s teacher of the year an educator known for his caring and patient nature in and out of the classroom. Toni Shute, Brooke County superintendent of schools, said, “When we hired Kurt Yano, we got a bonus ...

Wheeling chamber thanks area first responders with luncheon

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WHEELING — On the eve of 9/11 and with a river flood approaching, Ohio County first responders took a few minutes Monday to enjoy a luncheon and accept some gratitude. The Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce hosted is third-annual First Responders Appreciation Luncheon on the Market Plaza in ...

Human Rights take center stage at WVNCC forum

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WHEELING — Area residents gathered at West Virginia Northern Community College Monday, to take part in a forum on human rights titled “Hers, His, Our Rights.” The event was organized by the city of Wheeling’s Human Rights Commission and WVNCC. Speakers during the event included Loma ...

Wheeling Jesuit University mentoring program blasts off again

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WHEELING — Wheeling Jesuit University is marking the 15th year of its H.E.S.S. mentoring program. The H.E.S.S. — Help Enrich Someone Special — program brings middle and high school students from Wheeling area schools to WJU and pairs them with current WJU students. The WJU students ...

Minor issues as river crests

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The Ohio River crested this morning from New Cumberland to Wellsburg with no major problems reported. The National Weather Service had predicted the river to crest at 37.5 feet in New Cumberland, about 1.5 feet above flood stage. Bob Fowler, Brooke County Emergency Management Agency ...

Florence a potentially catastrophic storm

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As mandatory evacuations begin for parts of three East Coast states, millions of Americans have been preparing for what could become one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to hit the Eastern Seaboard in decades. Carrying winds of up to 140 mph as a Category 4 storm, ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Arrested: Herbert L. Brown, 53, 107 George St., domestic violence, Sunday. Jefferson County sheriff Arrested: Michael P. Keras, 41, 400 township Road 375, Steubenville, assault, Saturday. Ohio State Highway Patrol Arrested: Rafael R. Perales, 29, Wheeling, failure to ...

City looks to raise pay for poll workers

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WEIRTON — Weirton Council is looking into increasing the pay received by those working the polling locations of municipal elections. Council was presented Monday with an ordinance to revise, amend and re-enact Section 109.06 of the city code, establishing compensation for election ...

United Way campaign kicks off

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Representatives of the Weirton United Way and its member agencies gathered in the Mary H. Weir Public Library, Monday, to officially kick off the 2018 campaign. Led by Campaign Chair Luke Myers and Vice Chair Chris Hatala, this year’s campaign goal is $240,000. Upcoming campaign events ...

Farrell to hear motions in pre-trial impeachment hearing

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CHARLESTON — As members of the state Senate prepare to meet as a jury for the judicial impeachment pre-trial hearing today, two of three justices of the state Supreme Court of Appeals have filed motions for the acting chief justice to hear. On Friday, lawyers for Chief Justice Margaret ...

Blue Ribbon panel breaks into three committees

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CHARLESTON — Realizing that time is of the essence, the Blue Ribbon Commissioner on Four-Year Higher Education has divided itself into three subcommittees to help meet Gov. Jim Justice’s mandate. The commission met by conference call Monday afternoon, two weeks after a meeting at the law ...