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Superloads to come through the area

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The first of three superloads will be traveling through Weirton and Jefferson and Harrison counties on Sunday morning, state highway officials in West Virginia and Ohio announced. The eastbound lane of U.S. Route 22 from the Weirton Main Street exit to the Ohio state line will be closed from ...

Library programs, activities lined up

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STEUBENVILLE — Programs and activities lined up at the various locations of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County include the following: Brilliant Branch, (740) 598-4028 Children: Play and Learn the Alphabet, for parents with children ages 2-6, will be held on Tuesday, ...

Hancock County Schools unveils Storybook Cafe

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NEW CUMBERLAND — Hancock County Schools are taking education on the road. County educators, special guests and more gathered at the John D. Rockefeller IV Career Center Thursday morning to unveil the county’s new mobile Storybook Cafe, a retrofitted bus equipped to provide tutoring, ...

Hills School reunion held

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The annual Hills School reunion was held July 9 at the shelterhouse at Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, located on state Route 213, Steubenville. A covered-dish dinner was served with 22 in attendance. Arrangements were made by Fred Vogt. The next reunion will be held in July 2019. On hand ...

Pence touts ‘promises kept’ at stop

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WHEELING — Vice President Mike Pence told supporters Thursday there are more job openings in the nation today “than there are Americans looking for jobs,” and the story of America “is the second greatest story ever told.” President Donald Trump considers West Virginia “the backbone ...

Wheeling Jesuit elects new president

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WHEELING — Msgr. Kevin M. Quirk, chairman of Wheeling Jesuit University’s board of trustees, announced Wednesday that Michael P. Mihalyo Jr. has been elected as the 12th president of the university, effective Aug. 15. Mihalyo, who was elected by WJU’s board of trustees, replaces Debra ...

Wellsburg revitalization group sets goals

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WELLSBURG — The Downtown Wellsburg Revitalization Group is exploring ways to attract new businesses and visitors to the city’s downtown business district, including capitalizing on its assets in an online video, offering incentives for the development of vacant buildings and improving the ...

WLU’s S.U.R.E. researchers share their findings

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WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University’s student researchers shared their summer work with campus on July 20 in the Boyle Conference Center. In attendance were family, friends, faculty and the public. “Our science majors gain great experience and hands-on education through the SURE ...

United Way Fashion Show

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First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union is serving as the Runway Sponsor for the 2018 Weirton United Way Fashion Show to be held 2 p.m., Aug 26 at Williams Golf and Country Club. Tickets are $35 per person, which includes lunch and the fashion show featuring apparel from Cato ...

Steubenville mayor upset with closure of Rite Aid store

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STEUBENVILLE — The downtown Rite Aid store, at Fifth and Market streets, will close in August, but Mayor Jerry Barilla is seeking a way to protest the closure. Barilla said the store will close Aug. 23 as Walgreens completes its purchase of Rite Aid stores. Walgreens bought 1,932 Rite Aids ...

US, EU agree to more trade discussions

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and European leaders pulled back from the brink of a trade war over autos Wednesday and agreed to open talks to tear down trade barriers between the United States and the European Union. But the agreement was vague, the coming negotiations with ...

In appreciation of veterans

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The Jefferson County Veterans Association held its annual picnic July 21 to honor and celebrate veterans of Jefferson County. Approximately 90 people participated with veterans who served in World War II, Korea, the Cold War, Vietnam, and Desert Storm to the present on hand along with family ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Toronto Cited: Matthew R. Barton, 24, Apartment 2, 315 Main St., Toronto, one way street; Richard W. Vasconcellos, 46, 630 N. Fourth St., Toronto, driving with suspended license; and Matthew J. McCormick, 22, 2556 county Road 47, Toronto, driving with suspended license. Charged: Joshua W. ...

Farmers prefer president do trade deals

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Many farmers remain critical of President Donald Trump’s tariffs and the damage done to commodity prices and markets but were appreciative Tuesday that he offered to provide some cash to help offset their losses. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a $12 ...

State Farm agents give boost to Community Bread Basket

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WEIRTON — The volunteers and staff of the Community Bread Basket work throughout the year to assist area residents in need. Among its biggest services is a food distribution, with Program Director Tara Shepard explaining the organization typically provides aid for around 200 families from ...

Community news from around the area

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Moon Lite Special, Light Touch to play at Country Friends COLLIERS — Country Friends will host the Moon Lite Special on Friday and Light Touch on Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Police Lodge Road, Colliers. The doors open at 6 p.m, the dance starts at 7 p.m., and the hall ...

Christmas in July tournament

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Ed Powell, left, finishes his swing, as Enzo Fracasso looks on Wednesday during the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas in July golf tournament, held at Mountaineer’s Woodview Golf Course in New Cumberland. More than a dozen teams took part in the annual tournament, proceeds from which ...