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Clements: Senate to begin highway bill journey

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WHEELING — West Virginia Sen. Charles Clements admits that bills pertaining to roads and highways have been detoured this legislative session as members have debated education matters. But measures aimed at getting “the highway department out of neutral and in control of its problems” ...

Unions announce statewide strike for teachers, service personnel

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CHARLESTON — The heads of the three unions representing teachers and school service personnel in West Virginia announced the start of a statewide strike beginning Tuesday. Representatives from the West Virginia chapter of the American Federation of Teachers, the West Virginia Education ...

Community news from around the area

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Weirton library program Thursday on Tuskegee Airmen WEIRTON — Upcoming events at the Mary H. Weir Public Library include a presentation on the Tuskegee Airmen in observance of Black History Month. The speaker for the Thursday program will be Ambrose Bolling of Weirton, who has been ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Arrested: Kelci Walters, 27, no fixed address, failure to appear and probation violation. Arrested: Deandre Williams, 35, 128 Sunny Acres, Wintersville, warrant. Jefferson County sheriff Arrested: Gregory Baybne, 20, 2221 Commercial Ave., Mingo Junction, drug ...

Adviser: Trump to veto disapproval

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.— President Donald Trump is prepared to issue the first veto of his term if Congress votes to disapprove his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, a top White House adviser said on Sunday. White House senior adviser Stephen Miller told “Fox ...

Toronto Senior Citizens crown Valentine royalty

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TORONTO — Doris Matyas presided at the Toronto Senior Citizens meeting held on Feb. 14 where Bob Rawlings and Pat Ferrell were crowned as the Valentine’s king and queen. Mary Alice Meyer gave the blessing for the pizza party. She also led the members in opening exercises and read a ...

Dem presidential candidates introducing themselves to voters

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Five Democratic senators vying for their party’s nomination to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020 fanned out across the country Saturday to campaign and meet voters. Kamala Harris of California spent her second straight day in the pivotal early-voting state of South Carolina, holding a ...

Aurora shooter’s permit was revoked, but not gun

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AURORA, Ill. (AP) — An initial background check failed to detect a felony conviction that should have barred the man who killed five co-workers and wounded six other people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant from buying the gun. Months later, a second background check of Gary Martin ...

Library presents major show of objects in Wheeling’s history

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WHEELING (AP) — The Wheeling 250 observance is providing a perfect opportunity for the Ohio County Public Library to showcase many treasures from its large archival collections. Wheeling 250 is a year-long celebration of the 250th anniversary of the city’s founding. City leaders and ...

Fly tying teen lets her hands do the talking

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TEAYS VALLEY (AP) — Chances are, many of the 15,000 people who attended this year’s West Virginia Hunting and Fishing Show saw Courtney Walls. She was the tall, blonde teenager who sat in the first booth inside the front door, tying brightly colored trout flies on safety pins and giving ...

Babies receive hats with heart through program

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — What better way to celebrate American Heart Month and Valentine’s Day than receiving a gift from the heart? Rather, for the heart. The Little Hats, Big Hearts program, sponsored by the American Heart Association, distributes little, red, handmade hats to babies born ...

Potential privacy lapse found in Americans’ 2010 census data

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WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal team at the Census Bureau found that basic personal information collected from more than 100 million Americans during the 2010 head count could be reconstructed from encrypted data, but with lots of mistakes, a top agency official disclosed Saturday. The age, ...

Plans for $200M plant in Yorkville advance

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YORKVILLE — Plans for an estimated $200 million hydroelectric plant at Pike Island Locks and Dam in the Ohio River are continuing to develop. Alan Skelly, CEO of Pike Island Energy, attended a Yorkville Council meeting on Tuesday, seeking feedback on his plans to build a 48-megawatt plant, ...

Campus News

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Kent State University The following area students recently participated in fall graduation ceremonies: Arika Coffy, Bergholz; Wendy Vargo, Dillonvale; Allisyn Carroll, Hammondsville; Alexandrina Biasi, Isabella Dibacco-Colflesh, Michael Gault, Mercedes Lancia, Kennedy Shelton, Ryan ...

Trump emergency declaration faces fights in the courts

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Let the lawsuits begin. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court. That might have been the only thing Trump said Friday that produced ...

Trumbull County targeting March for marijuana dispensary opening

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WARREN — The operators of Trumbull County’s only medical marijuana dispensary are targeting early March to open. We’re really just down to the door knobs and the details,” said Todd Cain, with Green Leaf Medical of Ohio II LLC, which holds a provisional license for the dispensary. A ...

Four arrested on drug charges in Hancock County

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NEW CUMBERLAND — The search for a wanted fugitive in Hancock County led to the arrest of four individuals on various charges. County sheriff's deputies had been searching for Franklin Gilbert, 41, of Newell, who officials reported was wanted for a bond revocation warrant out of the 1st ...

Steel tariffs waived despite tough talk

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WASHINGTON — Despite President Donald Trump’s tough talk on trade, his administration has granted hundreds of companies permission to import millions of tons of steel made in China, Japan and other countries without paying the hefty tariff he put in place to protect U.S. manufacturers and ...

National Guard bill passes House committee

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WHEELING — A bill to keep West Virginia's soldiers out of active combat when no war has been declared passed its first hurdle and is now before the state's House Judiciary Committee. House Bill 2732, the "Protect the Guard Act," was introduced by Delegate Patrick McGeehan, R-Hancock. It ...