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Wreaths help honor veterans

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STEUBENVILLE — The lives of locals veterans were remembered Saturday as about 100 people came out on a rainy Saturday to participate in the Wreaths Across America at Union Cemetery. Wendy Barr, local coordinator, said 238 wreaths were laid at the graves of veterans following a solemn ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Arrested: John Cook, 63, Apartment 207, 425 N. Fifth St., Toronto, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Friday. Cited: Bruce A. Riley Jr., 19, Apartment 2, 314 High St., passing left of center and leaving the scene of an accident; Eric Varlas, 37, 103 Byrd Way, Weirton, ...

Judge voids deeds, WVNCC regains ownership of lot

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WHEELING — West Virginia Northern Community College has regained ownership of a Wheeling lot after a judge voided deeds transferring its title following a tax sale earlier this year. Ohio County Circuit Court Judge David Sims ordered in a Dec. 7 decision that the title and ownership of the ...

Federal judge strikes down health care law

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge’s ruling that the Obama health law is unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among Republicans, who’ve seen the politics of health care flip as Americans increasingly value the overhaul’s core parts, including protections for pre-existing medical ...

Questions arise regarding student sports transportation

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NEW CUMBERLAND — As overnight trips for Oak Glen’s varsity wrestling teams were being approved, Monday, questions were brought up over what mode of transportation will be taken. During its meeting, the Hancock County Board of Education approved four overnight field trips for the Oak Glen ...

Show of support

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Students and faculty at Weirton Madonna High School have lent their support to Kelsey’s Christmas, gathering donations of new, unused toys for UPMC Children’s Hospital. Kelsey’s Christmas was founded by Kesley Andrews, in memory of her sister, Kristin, who died following a battle with ...

Blue Stream Farms receives grant

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WEIRTON — Blue Stream Farms is a project-based learning platform that, according to officials, will serve as apprenticeships, providing students with a strong advantage and help them take their next step in life. “Currently seven high schools have offered letters of support to Blue Stream ...

Wheeling moving forward with $19M streetscape project

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WHEELING — Although the city of Wheeling will not receive federal grant funding for its streetscape project, it still plans to move forward with the project and begin construction next year. The city did not receive the more than $10 million grant it asked for from the U.S. Department of ...

Wintersville mourns death of K-9

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WINTERSVILLE — Friday the Wintersville Police Department lost a “beloved member” of their police force with the death of K-9 officer Milan, a 9-year-old Dutch Shepherd. Milan has been the partner and family member of Sgt. Shawn Gegick for the past seven years. He joined the force in ...

It’s a ‘moving’ day

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STEUBENVILLE — Monday will be a “moving” day in more ways than one for the Ohio Valley Health Center. The provider of “high-quality health care to the uninsured and underinsured individuals and families in the Ohio Valley,” regardless of their ability to pay, will be relocating back ...

Are we done here? Nope. Cranky Congress still has work to do

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer leaned back in his seat and propped up his feet on the leather chair next to him as he listened to a colleagues farewell address this week. It was a casual vibe in the normally stuffy chamber and just one sign that the end of an ugly ...

Christ Tree giving tradition continues

Community

NEW CUMBERLAND — Once again the Christ Tree, a giving tradition of more than 10 years, is up at Point Pleasant United Methodist Church on Wylie Ridge Road in New Cumberland. “This tree, a vehicle for local charitable giving, resulted from the witness of Bill Glass in 2005,” explained ...

Vacancies filled on Hancock County Health Board

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NEW CUMBERLAND — Two people have filled the remaining vacancies on the Hancock County Board of Health. The Hancock County Commission, Thursday, approved the appointments of Sandy Haskell and Laura Nicole Glass to the county health board, joining current members John Plesa, who serves as the ...

Church news from throughout the area

Community

23rd-annual performance of ‘Messiah’ on Sunday STEUBENVILLE — The 23rd-annual performance of Handel’s Messiah at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1443 Belleview Blvd., will be held Sunday, beginning at 3 p.m. “The Messiah,” Handel’s most successful and best known oratorio, was ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Theft: Resident in the 900 block of North Fifth Street reported handgun taken out of vehicle during the past couple of days. Arrested: Madison Cook, 19, 227 township Road 152, Rayland, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, Thursday. Arrested: ...

Court: Testimony from OxyContin maker must be unsealed

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky appeals court says the secret testimony from a former president of one of the world's largest manufacturers of dangerously addictive opioid painkillers must be released to the public. A three-judge panel ruled Friday the deposition of Richard Sackler must be ...

Church sermon topics

Community

¯ Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “It Was A Starry Night.” ¯ Buena Vista United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “The News Brought Joy Sweet Joy.” ¯ Calvary Community Missionary Baptist Church, Steubenville: “Prophecy Fulfilled.” - Finley United Methodist ...

Climate talks inch forward in Poland, islands threaten veto

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KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Bleary-eyed after almost two weeks of negotiations, officials from almost 200 countries on Friday discussed the first comprehensive draft agreement to emerge at the U.N. climate talks in Poland, mindful that the clock was ticking to reach a deal. Anticipating the ...