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Trump renews threat for China tariffs; snags talks

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has renewed its threat to place 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods in retaliation for what it says are China’s unfair trade practices. The White House also said Tuesday that it would place new restrictions on Chinese investment ...

Pollworkers are needed for November

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WHEELING — Elections officials need pollworkers as older, experienced workers are retiring. Brooke County commissioners are thinking about combining some precinct locations, and one advantage of this is that fewer people would be needed to man the polls, according to Commissioner Tim ...

Seminar warns against ID theft, scams

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WEIRTON — With more opportunities available to share your information, or have it shared for you, there is an increased chance of identity theft in communities around the world. Hancock County Savings Bank, on Tuesday, presented a seminar to close to 60 area residents gathered at the ...

Settlement deadline is approaching

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PARKERSBURG — The Attorney General in West Virginia Monday issued a notice of a claims deadline for consumers in a settlement with Western Union. The Western $586 million forfeiture was part of a settlement announced in January 2017 from a multistate investigation of the wire transfer ...

Ohio County Relay For Life continues to hit its mark

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WHEELING — Peggy Dolan knows the effect cancer has on families. She lost her mother, an aunt and others to cancer. But Dolan has fought back through her involvement with the American Cancer Society since 1978. In more recent times, Dolan has been instrumental in the Ohio County Relay for ...

Scholarship winner

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The Weirton Rotary Club recently presented Britni Recinella with the Dan Wilson Scholarship. In order to receive the scholarship, a student must be studying in the field of business and accounting at the Weirton campus of West Virginia Northern Community College, and possess at least a 3.5 ...

New swamp: Lobbyist tied to Perry seeks firm bailout

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WASHINGTON (AP) — At a West Virginia rally on tax cuts, President Donald Trump veered off on a subject that likely puzzled most of his audience. “Nine of your people just came up to me outside. ‘Could you talk about 202?’” he said. “We’ll be looking at that 202. You know what a ...

Weirton honors those who made sacrifices

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WEIRTON — Area residents were urged Monday to remember not only those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country, but also those who were left behind. That request was made of those gathered at the Weirton Honor Roll observing Memorial Day with music, the placing of ...

Swaney Library receives donation

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Local author Thomas Zielinsky, left, recently presented a second $500 donation to Swaney librarian Kirsten Pierce, center, and assistant librarian Shannon Thomas. The donation comes from proceeds of Zielinsky’s book “Rockyside: A Forgotten Mining Community.” It describes the small mining ...

Fallen veterans remembered at Brooke Hills

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WELLSBURG — As guest speaker for the Memorial Day service Monday at the Brooke County Veterans Memorial Park, Retired Army Lt. Col. Peggy Miller Banhsen of New Cumberland noted the history of Memorial Day and the importance of remembering its true purpose is to honor the men and women who ...

Selected for W.Va. Ambassadors Camp

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Eighth-graders students Talia Kosonovich, left, and Kennedy McGeehan have been selected to represent Oak Glen and Hancock County Schools at the W.Va. Ambassadors Camp in Charleston on June 8-21. Kosonovich is the daughter of Brandis and Brad Kosonovich of Newell, and McGeehan is the daughter of ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Theft: Unlocked vehicle entered in the 100 block of McConnell Avenue and purse taken, Sunday. Theft: Vehicle entered in the 100 block of Hollywood Boulevard and wallet taken, Sunday. Arrested: Dawn L. Hanlin, 49, 2338 Chestnut Street, petit theft, criminal trespass and ...

Gratitude to those who served offered in Follansbee

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FOLLANSBEE — As master of ceremony at Follansbee American Legion Post 45’s Memorial Day service, Tony Paesano noted John F. Kennedy once said, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” Paesano said ...

Hopedale Community Days on Friday, Saturday at new venue

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HOPEDALE — The Hopedale American Legion Post at 48255 Rabbit Road will serve as the new venue for this year’s Hopedale Community Days, which will include a variety of activities Friday and Saturday. Community Days will be held from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ...

On ‘sacred soil,’ Trump lauds those who have fallen

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ARLINGTON, Va. — President Donald Trump paid a Memorial Day tribute at Arlington National Cemetery to those who have fallen in battle or while protecting a nation forever thankful for their selfless service. “We mourn alongside their families and we strive to be worthy of their ...

Community news from around the area

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Summer Food Service Program scheduled to begin Monday STEUBENVILLE — Urban Mission Ministries will be serving as a third-year sponsor for the Ohio Department of Education, USDA Summer Food Service Program, which begins Monday and continues through Aug. 17. Urban Mission will host six ...

Retired priest faces sex abuse allegation, denies claim

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BRIDGEPORT — A retired Belmont County Catholic priest and former schoolteacher has been relieved of active ministry duties after the Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville received what it says is a credible sexual abuse allegation against him. Diocese spokesman Dino Orsatti said Monday ...

Earns Eagle Scout

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A Court of Honor was held May 19 at First Westminster Presbyterian Church in Steubenville for Joseph Andrew “Joey” Wood, second from right, who earned his Eagle Scout rank, the highest award to be attained in Scouting. His Eagle Scout project involved making and installing six benches at ...

Oak Glen graduates

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Thursday night was a night of celebration and pomp and circumstance as members of the Oak Glen High School’s Class of 2018 received their diplomas during the graduation ceremony in the high school gymnasium. One-hundred-twenty seniors, all donning blue, made up the 55th graduating class. -- ...