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Blackjewel CEO is confident that bankrupt coal firm can rebound

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The CEO of one of the nation’s largest coal producers says he’s confident the company will bounce back despite the shutdown of several mines after it filed for federal bankruptcy protection. Milton-based Blackjewel LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection ...

Mapmaker brings creativity, whimsy to Ohio road maps

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — If your summer travel plans involve traveling through Ohio and you’re still a fan of paper maps, it’s time you meet Bruce Hull. He’s the guy who’s been injecting visual flair, handy information and a hidden bit of his own family history into Ohio’s road maps ...

Sworn in for a second term

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Weirton Mayor Harold Miller receives the oath of office, Monday, from First Judicial Circuit Court Judge Jason Cuomo, left, as City Clerk DeeAnn Pulliam looks on. The city held a ceremonial swearing-in of elected officials in the Weirton Room of the Millsop Community Center. Monday also marked ...

Community news from around the area

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Newview CEOS Club meeting on history of county belle NEW CUMBERLAND — “W.Va. State Folk Festival and the History of the County Belle” will be the lesson of the month when the Newview CEOS Club meets on July 11. The lesson will be presented by Hancock County Belle Betty Wagner, who ...

Too much fun to pack into one day

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WELLSBURG — Independence Day isn’t until Thursday, but residents of Wellsburg already have been celebrating the nation’s birthday for a few days, and festivities are set to continue through the remainder of the week. In its 72nd year, Wellsburg’s observance has grown over the years to ...

Three Paul Harris Fellow awards made at Steubenville Rotary Club

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STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville Rotary Club’s meeting Friday at the YWCA of Steubenville brought the changing of the guard but also the presentation of three Paul Harris Fellow Awards made possible by Rotarian Charles “Chuck” Govey’s financial contribution. The award is among the ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Arrested: Lawrence R. Hicks, 30, 463 S. Fourth St., bench warrant out of municipal court, Sunday. Cited: Samantha T.A. Renner, 28, 1113 State St., no license. Theft: Apartment in the 1100 block of Lincoln Avenue entered and clothing, shoes, jewelry and two TVs taken, ...

Duck and cover: Rubber fowl will race streets of Chester

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CHESTER — Rubber ducks will be floating down the street in celebration of the Fourth of July. For the past 15 years Chester has been hosting rubber duck races as a part of the city’s Independence Day festivities. “People just pass through and they think it’s a really cool thing to ...

Iran breaches uranium limit

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has broken the limit set on its stockpile of low-enriched uranium by its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, international inspectors and Tehran said Monday, marking its first major departure from the unraveling agreement a year after the U.S. unilaterally withdrew ...

Feds look to relax rules for truckers

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OPAL, Va. (AP) — Truck driver Lucson Francois was forced to hit the brakes just five minutes from his home in Pennsylvania. He’d reached the maximum number of hours in a day he’s allowed to be on duty. Francois couldn’t leave the truck unattended. So he parked and climbed into the ...

Weirton City Council meets in executive session

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WEIRTON — Weirton Council met in a special session Monday, convening into an executive session to discuss personnel issues. “There’s one item on the agenda,” Mayor Harold Miller said in opening the meeting. The executive session lasted one hour and 16 minutes, with no decisions ...

OPEC extends production cuts amid weak demand

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VIENNA (AP) — OPEC is extending its deal to cut production for another nine months in bid to keep oil prices from sagging as the oil cartel faces a weakening outlook for global demand. The decision among the members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries came during a ...

New president

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William Galloway, right, is inducted as the new president of the Weirton Rotary Club. This is Galloway’s second term as president. Galloway is pictured with outgoing President Dr. Gurdev Purewal. -- Contributed

Researcher travels the Ohio River in shantyboat

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WHEELING — Wes Modes was stunned by the scenic beauty of the Ohio River as he floated down the waterway in his shantyboat last week on the first leg of a 600-mile voyage from Pittsburgh to Louisville as he collects personal stories from “river people” along the way. Modes, a college ...

Rev. Seitz named canon in W.Va.

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CHARLESTON — The Rev. Mark E. Seitz, rector of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Wheeling, has been named canon to the ordinary for the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia. A canon to the ordinary serves as an assistant to a diocesan bishop. “I am happy to welcome Father Mark aboard,” ...

Leaders envision Wheeling’s next 250 years

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WHEELING — With Wheeling’s 250th birthday celebration in full swing throughout this year, city leaders are taking time to reflect and ponder what’s next for the Friendly City. “While the 250th celebration affords an opportunity to reflect on our past, we must keep looking toward our ...

Attorney general offers fireworks safety tips

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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is reminding consumers to exercise caution and put safety first when celebrating the upcoming Independence Day holiday. Sparklers, ground spinners and aerial fireworks are top picks for many families to kick off the Fourth of July. This has ...

Meeting set on possible lease of intermodal gateway

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia regulators will consider a proposal that would lease a state-owned railroad container transfer facility to a private company. The Herald-Dispatch reports the West Virginia Public Port Authority’s board of directors is set to meet Tuesday in Charleston on a ...

Avella native is named WVU Extension Service assistant

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MOUNDSVILLE — Avella native Jocilyn DePetro, the newly hired West Virginia University Extension Service program assistant of agriculture and natural resources, hopes to provide many learning opportunities for the public while also expanding her duties at the Marshall County agency. Hired as ...