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Chamber recognizes achievements of area businesses

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CHESTER — Members and officials with the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce, along with their guests, gathered Tuesday at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort for the chamber’s 83rd-annual membership meeting and awards banquet, recognizing the accomplishments of area businesses and ...

Observance marked

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Agriculture Week’s observance ended for the Jefferson County Farm Bureau Promotion and Education group when the last American Farm Bureau approved book “Right This Very Minute” was read at Pugliese Elementary School on March 22. All first- and third-grade classes throughout Jefferson ...

Lawsuit: Bransfield ‘sexual predator’ and ‘binge drinker’

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WHEELING — A civil lawsuit filed in Ohio County Circuit Court alleges Bishop Michael Bransfield to be “a sexual predator” prone to binge drinking liquor, then molesting young men. The suit filed Friday lists the complainant only as someone with the initials “J.E.,” described as ...

Wheeling Hospital accused of violating laws

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WHEELING — The Department of Justice on Monday intervened in a whistleblower lawsuit against Wheeling Hospital Inc., R & V Associates Ltd. and hospital CEO Ronald Violi for allegedly violating the Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback statute. The government, in its 49-page filing under the ...

Steubenville City Council discusses the budget

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STEUBENVILLE — Finance Director Dave Lewis told City Council Tuesday city finances are just about where he figured they would be at this point in the budget year. Lewis said income tax collections in February were just over $70,204, up 8.32 percent from the month before. Year-to-date ...

National Honor Society inductees

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Weir High School inducted 53 students into the National Honor Society Tuesday. The newly inducted members, from left, front, Sonia Ankerl; Logan Baldauf; Boston Beatty; Olivia Dowler, president; Emily Budik; Mason Cassels; Kaleigh Cowden; Stephanie Crago; Megan Cramer, treasurer; Drew Curtis; ...

Appalachian dialect to get its due respect?

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It’s pronounced “app-uh-latch-uh,” not “app-uh-lay-sha.” Lawmakers give the pronunciation lesson in a resolution calling for an official state manual called the Tennessee Blue Book to discuss how people in Appalachia talk. A Senate panel advanced the ...

Pittsburgh moves to restrict guns after attack

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh City Council gave tentative approval Wednesday to gun-control legislation introduced in the wake of the 2018 synagogue massacre, an effort certain to be challenged in court by Second Amendment advocates who point out that state law doesn’t generally allow ...

Madonna ready to present ‘Charlotte’s Web’

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From staff reports WEIRTON — Madonna High School will be weaving a tale as part of this year’s musical production, which kicks off Friday night. The school’s drama club is set to present “Charlotte’s Web — The Musical,” with performances set for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 ...

‘Seussical the Musical’ set for the stage

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From staff reports WINTERSVILLE — “Seussical the Musical” will be performed on April 4-6 at Jefferson County Christian School. Seussical is one of the most performed shows in America today. Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have brought to life favorite Dr. Seuss characters ...

Calendar of events

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¯ Friday — Ripet Tour, Stage AE, Pittsburgh. ¯ Saturday — KISS, PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, www.livenation.com. ¯ Wednesday — 2Cellos, PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, www.livenation.com. ¯ April 5 — Lil Baby, Stage AE, Pittsburgh. ¯ April 6 —Whitney Morgan, Stage AE, ...

President takes victory lap with end of probe

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WASHINGTON — An exuberant President Donald Trump took a victory lap on Capitol Hill Tuesday, emboldened by the end of the special counsel’s Russia probe, even as Democrats pressed insistently for Robert Mueller’s full report and Justice Department officials said more information could be ...

Steubenville Saddle Club honors riders

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PLEASANT HILL — Riders were applauded for their achievements during the 2018 show season when the Steubenville Saddle Club held its annual awards banquet Saturday at the Four Seasons Community Center, home of the former Pleasant Hill Elementary School off state Route 213. Top honors went ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Theft: Vehicle entered in the 2200 block of Sunset Boulevard and wallet taken, Monday. Arrested: Jessica L. Pinkerton, 27, 1436 Oak Grove Ave., failure to appear warrant out of municipal court, Monday. Arrested: Joseph L. Miller, 42, no fixed address, petit theft warrant and ...

Managers submit road repair requests

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CHARLESTON — With a four-day deadline from Gov. Jim Justice, district engineers and county supervisors with the Division of highways submitted more than 3,200 pages ranking secondary roads and requesting additional support and equipment. The Department of Transportation released the lists ...

Community news from throughout the area

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Wednesday meals at Weirton church WEIRTON — The Weirton Heights Memorial Baptist Church, 121 Ivy St., will serve a meal and dessert for $2 per person every Wednesday. The meals begin at 5:30 p.m. The evening of fellowship is open to the public. Weirton Senior Center hosting ...

Ward 2 candidates share their thoughts for Weirton

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WEIRTON — The city will be holding its municipal primary election April 2, with registered voters casting ballots for the offices of mayor and all seven members of city council. In the Ward 2 council race, incumbent Michael Adams is facing off against challenger Ralph Cunningham. The ...

Chess competitors

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The Fellowship of the Pawns and the Catholic Central Chess Club traveled to Fort Cherry Elementary School in McDonald, Pa., for the 2019 Southern Regional Chess Championship with five members competing. Mason Gray competed in the beginner section, winning two out of four games. Josh Mello ...

Education forum

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A public forum on education was held Tuesday at Brooke High School for faculty, staff and community members to express their concerns and goals for the future of education in West Virginia to state legislators. There to listen were, from left, state Sen. Ryan Weld, R-Wellsburg; state Sen. ...