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Another budget battle brewing

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March. His message to lawmakers in both parties: Get your act together before the next budget lands on my desk. After ...

Community news from around the area

Community

Free senior aerobics class begins Tuesday in Weirton WEIRTON — The Weirton campus of West Virginia Northern Community College is offering a free senior aerobics class designed for anyone who wants to start exercising at a moderate pace. The class begins Tuesday, but participants can ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Theft: TV taken from residence in the 400 block of South Sixth Street, Saturday. Theft: Vehicle parked at Hampton Inn, 850 University Blvd., broken into and backpack with clothing, speaker and school supplies taken, Saturday. Cited: Mark Vaughn, 35, 991 Fowler Hill Road, ...

Reasons explained for delay in flood recovery money

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's administration is being criticized for its slow pace in spending nearly $150 million in federal flood recovery money — and the governor admits to "pushing the pause button" on the initiative. But Justice said he has excellent reasons for delays ...

Trump: U.S. team in N. Korea planning summit with Kim

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed in their surprise meeting to sitting down with President Donald Trump and to a "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." The Korean leaders' second summit in a ...

Florida braces for impact as Alberto approaches

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Beaches in Florida were largely empty ahead of Memorial Day as a slowly intensifying storm carrying brisk winds and heavy rain approached the U.S. Gulf Coast on Sunday. The storm disrupted plans from Pensacola in the Panhandle to Miami Beach on Florida's ...

Port authority hopes to help out Fort Steuben Mall

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STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Port Authority is hoping to assist the leasing agent for the Fort Steuben Mall by providing marketing materials and support about the county. Evan Scurti, port authority executive director, said he recently had a good meeting with representatives of Jones ...

PNC branch to close in Steubenville

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STEUBENVILLE — Mayor Jerry Barilla said he was disappointed to hear that PNC Bank will be closing its branch office and drive-up facility at 124 N. Fourth St. on Aug. 17. Barilla said it will be another hardship for downtown's low-income residents to do their banking with only one bank ...

West Virginia teacher educates through global excursions

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FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — East Fairmont High School teacher Annalese Weldy teaches more than just math to her students; she teaches them about international culture and travel as well. "I love to travel," Weldy said. "That has just been in my family forever and a day. We used to pick up in our ...

Woman sentenced in federal court

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WHEELING — Nichole P. Northcraft, 44, of New Cumberland was sentenced to six months probation for making a false statement when applying for a program administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. Northcraft, as a minority, made a false claim ...

Marland Heights Road to be restricted

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WEIRTON — Traffic on Marland Heights Road will be restricted to one lane, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, weather permitting, to allow for maintenance work. Motorists can expect delays.

Chromatic Challenge brings some color to summer

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WEIRTON — The colors were flying around Starvaggi Memorial Park Saturday morning for the inaugural Chromatic Challenge 3K, hosted by the Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation. Programs Director Chris Krishak explained the board wanted to develop a new event which would serve as a way to ...

Making dreams come true

Business

Chris and Cynthia Paul, owners of Tudor’s Biscuit World in Weirton, presented $3,400 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. A total of $1,700 was donated by Tudor’s customers throughout 2017, with the Pauls matching that amount. With the Pauls for the presentation were volunteers Keith and Jean ...

Campus news

Community

Muskingum University Lucy Falls of Steubenville and Abigail Orr of Wintersville were named to the spring dean’s list at Muskingum University. Marietta College Harrison Trikones of Wintersville was named to Marietta College’s spring dean’s list.

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Cited: Vandela Wilson, 38, 1417 Oak Grove Ave., failure to control; and Brenda A. Green, 49, 150 Leonard Ave., Wintersville, driving with suspended license. Break-in: Garage in the 600 block of Ross Street broken into during the past month and motorcycle, vehicle, bicycles and ...

Weir High graduates look back, forward

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WEIRTON — Weir High School's Class of 2018 looked back on their years together Friday, while looking forward to the years ahead. Principal Kristin Bissett welcomed students and their families gathered in the Car. R. Hamill Fieldhouse, noting this was the 102nd class to graduate from Weir ...

CFOV to host education event

Business

WHEELING — The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, with support from WesBanco, will host a continuing education seminar for local legal and finance professionals. The seminar is scheduled for Friday at Wilson Lodge and will begin with registration and breakfast at 7:45 a.m. ...

Community calendar

Community

Today Gamblers Anonymous and Gam-Anon, 7 p.m., Wheeling College, Whelan Hall, 316 Washington Ave., Wheeling. Alcoholics Anonymous, Sunday Morning Awareness Group, open discussion, 10 a.m., Trinity Medical Center East staff conference room; information, (740) 266-5081; As Bill Sees It ...

Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the US Gulf

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida and Mississippi launched emergency preparations Saturday ahead of the arrival of Subtropical Storm Alberto, a slow-moving system expected to cause wet misery across the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast over the holiday weekend. Cuba was being pounded by rain along ...

Tri-State Printing honored

Business

Tri-State Printing received the Small Business Award for 2018 from the Eastern Ohio Development Alliance. Tri-State has been in business for more 60 years. Judy Bratten, executive director of Historic Fort Steuben and the Steubenville Visitors Center, nominated the firm, stating Tri-State ...