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‘Charlotte’s Web’ on stage

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From staff reports WELLSBURG — As the Brooke Hills Playhouse opens its production of Joseph Robinette’s adaptation of E B. White’s children’s classic, “Charlotte’s Web” this weekend, director Julia Barnhart of Wellsburg reports that the show’s young cast members have been ...

National Aviary’s tropical rainforest reopens

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From staff reports PITTSBURGH — The National Aviary celebrated the completion of $1.2 million in renovations to its historic tropical rainforest. A ribbon-cutting ceremony recently was conducted by National Aviary Executive Director Cheryl Tracy; Dan Griffin, chair, board of directors, the ...

Briefs

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‘Alice in Wonderland’ coming to STC stage WEIRTON — When Striplight Community Theatre’s “Alice in Wonderland” opens Aug. 2, the audience will meet a young girl lost among the denizens of a curious land – a place where Weirton’s performance of this children’s classic ...

Blankenship files for U.S. Senate candidacy

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CHARLESTON — For the second time, former coal baron Don Blankenship filed the paperwork necessary to run for U.S. Senate — this time, as a member of the Constitution Party. Blankenship, who previously attempted to win the Republican nomination to face U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, filed his ...

Hollow Rock services continuing through Sunday is happening

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TORONTO — Hollow Rock, the country’s oldest interdenominational holiness camp meeting, is continuing its 200th anniversary observance as the 10-day schedule of services, Bible studies and other activities moves toward its closing morning celebration service on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Hollow ...

Trump to aid farmers affected by tariffs

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. readied a plan Tuesday to send billions in emergency aid to farmers who have been hurt by President Donald Trump’s trade disputes with China and other American trading partners. The Agriculture Department was expected to announce the proposal that would include ...

OVAC Queen of Queens field includes local contestants

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WHEELING — The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference will once again crown the Queen of Queens as young women representing 22 OVAC high schools — seven of them from Jefferson, Brooke, Hancock and Harrison counties — compete for the 2018 title. The talent show will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Theft: Purse taken from vehicle in the 100 block of Lovers Lane, Monday. Cited: Deneen M. Mitchell, 37, 152 Lipphart Ave., Mingo Junction, failure to yield; and Daniel Elson, 53, Carrollton, possession of marijuana. Arrested: Brian L. Kalinkiewicz, 46, 212 N. Avalon Drive, ...

Justices cleared in conduct probe

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CHARLESTON — Two justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals have come under scrutiny as of late, but the three remaining justices were cleared in an investigation. The state Judicial Investigation Commission released a letter Monday closing cases on Justices Robin Davis, ...

Brooke commissioners hear of museum additions

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Commission on Tuesday learned of recent donations to the Brooke County Museum and Cultural Center and efforts by the museum board to expand its display space. Ruby Greathouse, the museum’s volunteer curator, said with the closings of three Brooke County ...

Construction opportunities on rise locally

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WEIRTON — Representatives of local labor, industry and government were told Tuesday the business climate is turning around in the region, and efforts continue to attract new jobs to the Ohio Valley. The discussion took place during a networking luncheon with Project BEST, held at the ...

Trump ‘trolling’ on threat to pull clearances

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan is dismissing President Donald Trump’s threat to revoke the security clearances of six former top national security and intelligence officials who have been critical of his administration. “I think he’s just trolling people, ...

Brooke prepares for school year

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WELLSBURG — With the new school year just a few weeks away and changes made at most of Brooke County’s schools, officials have planned several events to help students prepare. Superintendent Toni Paesano Shute announced school supplies again will be distributed to any Brooke County youth ...

What’s Up Downtown event will be ‘Walk and Bike Steubenville’

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STEUBENVILLE — Today’s What’s Up Downtown event will be “Walk and Bike Steubenville 2018.” The event, taking place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., will begin and end at Historic Fort Steuben at Third and Market streets. Anyone interested needs only to be at the starting point and walk or ...

Family fun

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Chris DeFrank of Burgettstown and his 8-year-old daughter, Annaliese, used their electronic devices to play Pokemon Go during the Tri-State Pokemon Bash held Saturday at Belleview Park in Steubenville. The event was sponsored by the Tri-State Pokemon League. Children and adults also ...

WLU earns wellness gold

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WEST LIBERTY — Jason Metz, assistant professor of exercise physiology at West Liberty University, attended the National Conference of the American College of Sports Medicine, held in Minneapolis recently. “This was the first time I attended this academic meeting and it was immensely ...

County clerks get cybersecurity training

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MORGANTOWN — In a first-of-its-kind training event, county clerks and their staffs from all corners of West Virginia met in Morgantown Monday to learn more about what they can do to thwart hacking efforts. The 2018 Election Preparation and Training Conference at the Holiday Inn Morgantown ...

Leia’s Kids donation made

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Leia T. Hunt, right, founder of Leia’s Kids, made a $1,000 donation on behalf of the nonprofit during a July 11 visit to see Jeremiah Cline at the Ronald MacDonald House in Pittsburgh. Cline, an Edison High School sophomore battling childhood cancer, is staying at the Ronald McDonald House ...