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Rolling on the river

Local News

Representatives from the Wheeling-Ohio County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Friends of Wheeling turned out Tuesday to greet visitors of the American Queen steamboat, which docked at Wheeling’s Heritage Port. It was the only scheduled stop for the massive steamboat at Wheeling’s ...

Marriage applications

Daily Happenings

The following marriage application were filed in Jefferson County: Michael Paul Taylor and Lisa Dawn Ponte, both of Steubenville. Matthew Snyder and Megan Marie Needham, both of Irondale. Matt Morgan and Samantha Rager, both of Mingo Junction. Michael D. Johnson and Angela M. Anders, ...

Municipal Court

Daily Happenings

The following cases were cleared, court costs added, in Steubenville Municipal court with Judge John Mascio presiding: Crystal Barker, 33, 149A Reichart Ave., Wintersville, assault, 30 days in jail suspended, $250, no license, $100, improper turn, $50; Bernard J. Brown, 51, Wheatley St., ...

Lawmakers threaten action on tariffs

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WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are losing patience with the Trump administration’s reliance on tariffs to win trade disputes and are talking increasingly about legislative action to protect U.S. jobs. A senior Republican senator has threatened legislation to curb President Donald Trump’s trade ...

Annual youth flea market Saturday in Weirton

Community

First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union is a sponsor for the third-annual Hidden Treasure Youth Flea Market, which will be held rain or shine at the front of the Millsop Community Center, Main Street, Weirton, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Tables are available for $2 each for ...

Groups square off at PEIA Taskforce meeting

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CHARLESTON — A tweet Tuesday by the president of the West Virginia Senate was a topic for two teachers’ union representatives during a PEIA Taskforce subcommittee meeting Wednesday morning. The Public Outreach Subcommittee met Wednesday morning at the State Capitol Building. The ...

Community news from around the area

Community

Neon Knights to play at Country Friends COLLIERS — Country Friends will host the Neon Knights on Friday and the Country Friends 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 closes at 10 ...

Births

Daily Happenings

Trinity Medical Center West Amanda Rogers and Justin Gillette of Steubenville, a girl, July 10. Bailee Morrocco of Brilliant and Jacob Lehan of Bridgeport, a girl, July 2. Meagan and Mark Pirro of Steubenville, a boy, July 6. Jordan Thomson and Khalib Smith of Weirton, a boy, July ...

State’s GOP endorses amendment

Local News

PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Republican Party has endorsed the anti-abortion Amendment 1 to be decided in the November general election, but tabled a resolution supporting the impeachment of state officials. The state party executive committee met Saturday in Wheeling where it re-elected ...

Toronto High School Class of 1968 reunion

Community

Members of the Toronto High School Class of 1968 held their 50-year reunion July 14 at the Red Knight Hall Toronto. On hand were, first row, from left, Marilyn McClelland Ray, Alan Fidak, Mark Bodnar, Marcie Conklin Weissner, Ruth Cope Sutherin, Mary Chesney Parker, Debbie Mulholland Johns, ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Arrested: Bryant C. Owens, 61, 733 Rosswell Ave., fugitive from justice warrant out of Moon Township, Pa., Tuesday. Arrested: Karlibeth Snyder, 28, 405 N. Fourth St., Toronto, criminal trespass, Tuesday. Cited: Justin S. Hazelip, 31, Apartment 3A, 416 S. Fifth St., open ...

Blankenship has signatures to run again

Local News

MARTINSBURG — Former West Virginia coal magnate Don Blankenship says he’s ready to get back into the West Virgnia senate race. Blankenship said he has collected the requisite number of petition signatures and will be filing with the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office in the next ...

Featured artist at the fort

Community

Jeanne D’Anniballe of Steubenville, a retired 30-year high school and middle school art educator and president of the Steubenville Art Association, is the association’s featured artist of the month with a variety of works on display in the visitor center at Historic Fort Steuben, 120 S. ...

Weirton council has sights set on TIF funding

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WEIRTON — Weirton Council, as part of a special meeting Tuesday, took another step in obtaining approval for Tax Increment Financing dollars for a planned development project near Three Springs Drive. Tuesday’s gathering had been scheduled in order to approve the minutes from council’s ...

Wray: Russia sowing discord

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ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday that Russia continues to use fake news, propaganda and covert operations to “spin up” Americans on both sides of hot-button issues to sow discord in the United States. Wray stood behind the intelligence agencies’ ...

Pence set to visit Wheeling on July 26

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WHEELING — Vice President Mike Pence will be in Wheeling on July 26 for two separate events — one public, one private. The first is a public event sponsored by the America First Policies group, according to Erin Montgomery, communications director for America First Policies. At this ...

Follansbee Chamber hears from BDC official

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FOLLANSBEE — The head of the Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle shared some news about the Follansbee Steel property after fielding questions about bringing restaurant or retail chains to the city. BDC Executive Director Pat Ford said, following Wednesday’s chamber ...

Steubenville unveils big water rate increase

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STEUBENVILLE — The average city water, sewer and sanitation bill would rise by $40.04 in October under the beginning of a proposed five-year series of rate increases introduced to City Council Tuesday evening. The increases are needed to cover an estimated $29.75 million in projects, ...

Marshall pipeline that exploded remains at risk

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MOUNDSVILLE — The federal agency in charge of investigating a recent pipeline explosion has notified its owner that six other areas on the same pipeline have issues that could cause another catastrophic event if they are not repaired. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety ...