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U.S. actively preparing for summit

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. “continues to actively prepare” for an “expected summit” between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in Singapore, the White House said, as diplomatic efforts are underway on two continents to prepare for the historic meeting. Trump confirmed ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Cited: Jean M. Meadows, 61, Martinsburg, W.Va., failure to yield, Monday. Arrested: Kelci Walters, 26, City Street, Weirton, on warrant charging failure to appear in municipal court. Shots fired: Police received multiple calls about gunshots heard at Plum Street and Lawson ...

Brooke panel discusses transit request

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WELLSBURG — A request from the Weirton Transit Corp. and plans for a car cruise to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation were among matters discussed by the Brooke County Commission Tuesday. Donna Gialluco, manager of the Weirton Transit Corp., asked the commission to provide $6,000 to the ...

Richmond waves the flag for veterans

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RICHMOND — Richmond marked Memorial Day in grand fashion Monday via a parade packed with participation; a different twist on the Gettysburg Address; a grand marshal who personally understood the ultimate sacrifice; and a guest speaker who challenged his audience to reflect on perhaps ...

UW gold sponosor

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First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union will serve as a gold sponsor for the 37th Weirton United Way Golf Classic, set for June 11 at Williams Golf and Country Club. Pictured, in front from left, are Chris Hatala, 2018 campaign vice chair; Luke Myers, 2018 campaign chair; John ...

Keystone XL developer showers Nebraska with campaign cash

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LINCOLN, Neb. — The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline is showering Nebraska public officials with campaign cash as it fights for regulatory approval in a state that is one of the last lines of resistance for the $8 billion project. A political action committee for TransCanada Inc. has ...

Boil order issued

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WEIRTON — The Weirton Area Water Board has issued a boil order for residents and businesses in the area of Sullivan Circle, following repairs of a water line on the street. The order will last a minimum of 18 hours. For questions, call (304) 797-8566.

Park board to meet

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WEIRTON — The Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation will meet in special session, 8 a.m. Thursday, with an executive session the lone agenda item.

Trump renews threat for China tariffs; snags talks

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has renewed its threat to place 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods in retaliation for what it says are China’s unfair trade practices. The White House also said Tuesday that it would place new restrictions on Chinese investment ...

Pollworkers are needed for November

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WHEELING — Elections officials need pollworkers as older, experienced workers are retiring. Brooke County commissioners are thinking about combining some precinct locations, and one advantage of this is that fewer people would be needed to man the polls, according to Commissioner Tim ...

Seminar warns against ID theft, scams

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WEIRTON — With more opportunities available to share your information, or have it shared for you, there is an increased chance of identity theft in communities around the world. Hancock County Savings Bank, on Tuesday, presented a seminar to close to 60 area residents gathered at the ...

Settlement deadline is approaching

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PARKERSBURG — The Attorney General in West Virginia Monday issued a notice of a claims deadline for consumers in a settlement with Western Union. The Western $586 million forfeiture was part of a settlement announced in January 2017 from a multistate investigation of the wire transfer ...

Ohio County Relay For Life continues to hit its mark

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WHEELING — Peggy Dolan knows the effect cancer has on families. She lost her mother, an aunt and others to cancer. But Dolan has fought back through her involvement with the American Cancer Society since 1978. In more recent times, Dolan has been instrumental in the Ohio County Relay for ...

Scholarship winner

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The Weirton Rotary Club recently presented Britni Recinella with the Dan Wilson Scholarship. In order to receive the scholarship, a student must be studying in the field of business and accounting at the Weirton campus of West Virginia Northern Community College, and possess at least a 3.5 ...

New swamp: Lobbyist tied to Perry seeks firm bailout

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WASHINGTON (AP) — At a West Virginia rally on tax cuts, President Donald Trump veered off on a subject that likely puzzled most of his audience. “Nine of your people just came up to me outside. ‘Could you talk about 202?’” he said. “We’ll be looking at that 202. You know what a ...

Weirton honors those who made sacrifices

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WEIRTON — Area residents were urged Monday to remember not only those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country, but also those who were left behind. That request was made of those gathered at the Weirton Honor Roll observing Memorial Day with music, the placing of ...

Swaney Library receives donation

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Local author Thomas Zielinsky, left, recently presented a second $500 donation to Swaney librarian Kirsten Pierce, center, and assistant librarian Shannon Thomas. The donation comes from proceeds of Zielinsky’s book “Rockyside: A Forgotten Mining Community.” It describes the small mining ...

Fallen veterans remembered at Brooke Hills

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WELLSBURG — As guest speaker for the Memorial Day service Monday at the Brooke County Veterans Memorial Park, Retired Army Lt. Col. Peggy Miller Banhsen of New Cumberland noted the history of Memorial Day and the importance of remembering its true purpose is to honor the men and women who ...