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BAH at Elks Lodge 1801

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Members of the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce gathered Wednesday at Elks Lodge 1801 in Weirton for the December Business After Hours event. The Weirton Elks Lodge was founded in 1950 and is involved in a variety of activities in the community. For information on membership and services, ...

Steubenville gets its first look at $46.1M 2019 budget

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STEUBENVILLE — City Council got its first look Tuesday at a proposed $46.1 million spending plan for 2019. “We did put everything in that was requested,” Finance Director Lewis told council during a finance committee meeting. “It doesn’t quite fit in the box, but it’s not too far ...

Weirton Heights Rotary guest

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Amy Jo Hutchison, northern regional organizer for Our Children Our Future and tri-chair of the West Virginia’s Poor People’s Campaign, spoke to the Weirton Heights Rotary Club on Nov. 27 about the organization’s mission to end child poverty in West Virginia. Pictured, from left, are ...

Former city officer pleads guilty in illegal hunting case

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STEUBENVILLE — Former City Police officer Nate Cline faces up to two years in prison in connection with illegal hunting charges and his misuse of a law enforcement automated database system. Cline plead guilty By to five felonies and 11 misdemeanors during a hearing on Tuesday before ...

WJU staff, students have immersion experiences

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WHEELING — This week, several students and staff members from Wheeling Jesuit University have traveled to either Detroit or Pittsburgh for service-immersion experiences, coordinated and organized by the university’s Service for Social Action Center. This is the university’s first ...

Tri-State Medical Group plans event on winter safety

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WEIRTON — Tri-State Medical Group will be offering an informational display about winter safety, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Tri-State Pharmacy. Sara Lyons, Doctor of Pharmacy candidate, will be on hand to answer questions and provide informational material. For more information, ...

Stephen Smith jumps into race for governor

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WHEELING — The first candidate to jump into the 2020 West Virginia governor’s race believes no politician singularly makes a difference in the world. “It takes a movement,” said Democrat Stephen Smith of Kanawha County. Smith spoke of his intention to run for governor in 2020 during a ...

$5,000 given from memorial golf tournament

Community

STEUBENVILLE — The Fred Bell Pancreatic Cancer Foundation made a $5,000 local donation to the Trinity Health System Foundation on Dec. 5, with funds representing money raised this summer at the fifth-annual and final Fred Bell Memorial Golf Tournament. Event committee members Rick Perkins, ...

Weirton Council approves TIF funds

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WEIRTON — Weirton Council is moving forward with its contributions toward a development project within the Three Springs Business Park. During its meeting Monday, council approved the first reading of an ordinance implementing a Tax Increment Financing project, known as “Plan 2,” within ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Theft: Owner of two properties said one was broken into in the 1300 block of Ridge Avenue and windows and metal doors taken and another property in the 100 block of McDowell Avenue entered and tools taken, Monday. Arrested: Angela Buck, 37, 54 27th St., Wellsburg, possession of ...

Women leading the way in House

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia House of Delegates will have a new majority leader going into the 2019 legislative session — the first woman to ever hold the role. House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, named Del. Amy Summers, R-Taylor, as majority leader, representing the Republican caucus ...

Ladies group helps feed the hungry

Community

During the regular monthly meeting of the Ladies Monthly Luncheon Group, a monetary donation was given to Community Bread Basket. “We know that there is a growing need to help feed the hungry, especially at this time of year,” noted Janice Sharpe, group organizer. “Our group decided to ...

New probationary officers

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The City of Weirton, Tuesday, welcomed two new probationary officers to the city’s police department, holding a ceremony in council chambers with friends, family and other officers. Pictured following the service are, from left, Mayor Harold Miller, probationary officer Ivan Diaz, Weirton ...

Club donates to park

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The GFWC Follansbee Women’s Club made a $750 donation to Brooke Hills Park to help with the interior decorating of their new cabins. On hand for the presentation were, from left, Brandy Puskarich Bradley, member and committee co-chair; Deborah Puskarich, project chair and member of the ...

Legislative leaders give session preview to industry reps

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CHARLESTON — With the 2019 legislative session just around the corner, leaders of the West Virginia Legislature gave representatives of the business community a small taste of what to expect next year. Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, and House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay, ...

Boil order issued for Wellsburg

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WELLSBURG – A water boil order has been issued for the city of Wellsburg until Thursday afternoon, according to the Brooke County Emergency Management Agency. No reason has been given for the order.

Trump threatens shutdown in wild encounter with Dems

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a wild Oval Office confrontation, President Donald Trump heatedly threatened to shut down the U.S. government Tuesday as he and Democratic leaders bickered over funding for his promised border wall and offered a grim preview of life in Washington the next two years under ...

Madonna inducts 11 into hall of fame

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WEIRTON — Weirton Madonna High School inducted 11 new members into its hall of fame Dec. 1, with a ceremony and dinner at Williams Golf and Country Club. Those honored, and their categories, were: • John Harcharic, class of 66, Athletic Excellence; a multi-sport athlete, placed first in ...

Honored

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During Monday’s Weirton Council meeting, Mayor Harold Miller, right, presented a proclamation honoring the life and service of Charles W. Robinson. Robinson served as a long-time member of the Weirton Planning Commission, including several years as its chair. He was a member of St. Paul ...