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School of Nursing Alumni Association meets Wednesday, has Andrea Hale as new leader STEUBENVILLE — Blanche Williams, outgoing president of the Ohio Valley Hospital/Trinity School of Nursing Alumni Association, is encouraging current and prospective members to attend the April meeting ...

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Steubenville Arrested: Patricia M. Robinson, 38, of 1127 Wilson Ave., possession of drugs, possession of drug abuse instrument and possession of drug paraphernalia, Sunday. Arrested: Kenneth D. Mendel, 57, 452 Sunshine Park Road, possession of drugs and unsafe vehicle, Sunday. Shots fired: ...

Trump veterans joining Justice’s campaign

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CHARLESTON — President Donald Trump is sending help to Gov. Jim Justice for the 2020 re-election effort which could see a new challenger. The Justice campaign announced Monday that Mike Lukach was joining the re-election team as campaign manager. Lukach was previously a part of Donald ...

NHS inductees

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Eighteen new members were inducted into the Buckeye Local High School Panther Chapter of the National Honor Society on April 7. They include, front, from left, Halie Marshall, Alexis Scott, Brooke Roski, Alyssa Lingenfelter and Brooke Carpico; middle, Conrad Schuetz, Jenna MacAlister, Brianna ...

Weirton’s planned mural project moving forward

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WEIRTON — The history of the steel industry in Weirton soon will be the subject of a new public mural to take shape in the community. “It’s ready to go,” Mike Swartzmiller, who is leading the project, said during Wednesday’s meeting of the Renaissance Weirton Committee. Swartzmiller ...

Pre-candidates for governor of West Virginia bring in donations

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CHARLESTON — The candidate filing period is 10 months away, but potential candidates are already raising money in anticipation of becoming the next governor of West Virginia. Pre-candidates for office had between March 30 and April 5 to turn in their 2019 annual campaign finance report. Any ...

Commissioners thank Long for heroism

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Commissioners thanked Bill Long for his heroism during a structure fire. Long assisted his 99-year-old neighbor from a burning building on Jan. 4, around 9 a.m. “I went out on the porch and saw what was happening,” said Long. “I knew it was a fire and I ...

$13.5M grant to modernize public housing

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Thirty public housing authorities in West Virginia were awarded more than $13.5 million in grants through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced Thursday. The funding from HUD’s Public Housing Capital Fund will help ...

Medal of Honor recipient to break ground on monument

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WHEELING — Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams will be on hand at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Heritage Port for the groundbreaking of Wheeling’s Gold Star Families Monument. The monument will be erected at the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater at the port. The public is invited to ...

Road near New River Gorge Bridge to undergo repairs

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LANSING, W.Va. (AP) — A road construction project will cause delays for some visitors to the New River Gorge National River in southern West Virginia. The National Park Service says in a news release the project is set to start Monday along Fayette Station Road next to the New River Gorge ...

Justice: Recent attacks on him are ‘sad’

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CHARLESTON — Responding to recent votes of no confidence by a handful of state Republican organizations and an article in a national publication, Gov. Jim Justice used one word to describe them. “Just to be real blunt, I think it’s really sad because this day and time people will do ...

Guild sings praises of first event April 28

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STEUBENVILLE — The Ohio Valley Music Guild kicks off the first of its three public musical events of 2019 with what’s billed as “A Classical Evening” on April 28 at the Steubenville Country Club, located at 413 Lovers Lane. But don’t be fooled — or scared, guild leaders ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Arrested: Cody Lemasters, 28, 3147 St. Johns Road, Colliers, possession of drug paraphernalia, Friday. Arrested: George Cook Jr., 54, Apartment 603, 180 North 4th St., Steubenville, theft and bench warrant, Friday. Arrested: Derrick Campbell, 47, Apartment A, 1110 Lincoln ...

Funding roads is a bipartisan problem

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — After passing waves of tax cuts in recent years, some lawmakers in several Republican-dominated states have decided it’s time to make a big exception and are pushing for tax increases to fix roads that are crumbling from years of neglect. In the past month alone, the ...

Community news from around the area

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Weirton Legion Post hosting Easter dinner on Tuesday WEIRTON — The Weirton American Legion Post 10, located at 3140 Pennsylvania Ave., will host an Easter dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. It is open to the public, and the buffet will include ham, chicken and a variety of foods. ...

Relations with Russia are on ice

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WASHINGTON (AP) — It has the makings of a new Cold War, or worse. The deep chill in U.S.-Russian relations is stirring concern in some quarters that Washington and Moscow are in danger of stumbling into an armed confrontation that, by mistake or miscalculation, could lead to nuclear ...

Fidelis Gamma Chapter inducts new members

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WEIRTON — The West Virginia Fidelis Gamma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa International Sorority for Women Educators met April 4 at Williams Country Club with President Jerry DeFilippo presiding and welcoming guests and members. Hostesses Lisa Subrick and Susan Cullinan decorated the tables in ...

WVU president will give address at Boy Scout dinner

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WHEELING — The Ohio River Valley Council Boy Scouts of America will host West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee as keynote speaker at its annualpartnership dinner. The event is set for 6:30 p.m. May 16 at Oglebay Park’s Wilson Lodge, Glessner Auditorium in Wheeling with a ...

Volunteers help ‘Make It Shine’

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Volunteers are assisted by the Beech Bottom Girl Scout troop during the village’s Make It Shine event held Saturday. The West Virginia Make It Shine Program is a comprehensive program aimed at making the state the cleanest in the nation. Beech Bottom has been chosen as a Make It Shine ...

The search is on

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If you put all your eggs in the Wellsburg Church of the Nazarene’s Easter party, you were not disappointed. Held Saturday, the church in Wellsburg held an event for local kids that included crafts, story time, an Easter egg hunt, lunch and photos with Peter Cottontail himself. Children in ...