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Shutdown reaches 30-day mark

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WASHINGTON — Thirty days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse Sunday than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out at his opponents after they dismissed a plan he’d billed as a compromise. Trump had offered ...

Celebrating new year

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The Weirton Red Hat Sassie Lassies met at Undo’s in Weirton to celebrate the start of 2019. Attending were, front, from left, Bonnie Courtney, Queen Ruth Dalesandri and Connie Norwood; seated, Carolyn Drizake, Patty Channing, Betty Cotrill, Diane Plesa, Judith Mikula and Diane Pastoric; and ...

A look at everyday effects of shutdown

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You and your loved ones aren’t federal employees or contractors, and you don’t live in a setting or have a job closely tied to government programs. So what does the government shutdown have to do with you? More than you might think. Washington’s doings, or not-doings, can be woven into ...

Community news from around the area

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Weirton Kiwanis Club to hold quarter auction on Jan. 27 WEIRTON — The Weirton Kiwanis Club will be holding a quarter auction on Jan. 27 at Undo’s Restaurant in the Holiday Inn, 350 Three Springs Drive. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., and the auction starts at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $5, ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Arrested: Crystal Renforth, 36, 15 Capital Ave., possession of drug abuse instrument and possession of drugs. Jefferson County sheriff Arrested: Jorge Rudes, 41, 128 Rockdale Road, Follansbee, domestic violence. Wintersville Robert Synder, 213 Crawford Ave., Wintersville, ...

Classes for beef producers detailed

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School is in session this winter for beef producers. The Ohio State University Extension in Jefferson, Harrison and Carroll counties is offering a Tri-County Beef Management School on Feb. 19, Feb. 25 and March 4. Each session begins at 7 p.m. and will cover a variety of topics, from ...

Large swath of nation plunges into deep freeze

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BOSTON — Bitter cold is setting in after a major winter storm blanketed a wide swath of the country in snow, sleet and rain this weekend, creating dangerously icy conditions that promise to complicate cleanup efforts and make travel challenging on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Some of the ...

ECE students shadowing local sites

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BLOOMINGDALE — Early childhood education students at Jefferson County Joint Vocational School will spend nine weeks gaining some experience by shadowing local facilities. Seniors Emily Manley and Brooke Mitchell will assist teachers and gain more hands-on learning outside of the vocational ...

GOP senators try to figure how out closely to run with Trump

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DENVER (AP) — Republican Sen. Cory Gardner helped mastermind the GOP’s midterm strategy of pushing Senate candidates closer to President Donald Trump. But heading into his own 2020 re-election bid in Colorado, he’s allowing more distance with the not-so-popular president. And he’s not ...

Women’s golf news

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Spring Hills Ladies Golf League Officers of the Spring Hills Ladies Golf League held an executive meeting at the home of President Debbie Phillippi, where along with Vice Presidents Judy Galbraith and Lina Caputo, Secretary Eleanor Kindsvatter and Treasurer Mary DiMichele, planning for the ...

Campus news

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Wheeling Jesuit University The following area students were named to the fall dean’s list at Wheeling Jesuit University: Kacey Toto, Rikki Allen, Adena; Caroline Fodor, Weirton; Alexandra Arnott, Chester; Anne Frankovitch, Weirton; Felicity Nolder, New Cumberland; Sarah Booth, Alyssa ...

Furloughed employees volunteer

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MARTINSBURG — A group of furloughed federal employees volunteered this past Tuesday with the Meals on Wheels program in Berkeley County in order to give back to the community while out of work. “We wouldn’t be here without our volunteers,” said Dianne Waldron, program manager of Meals ...

Constant vigilance keeps W.Va. elk out of poachers’ hands

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Conventional wisdom said police in southwestern West Virginia would have a tough time keeping elk from being poached. Conventional wisdom was wrong. Since elk were stocked there late in 2016, not a single animal has been killed illegally. Capt. Terry Ballard of the state ...

Trump offers a ‘Dreamers’ deal for border-money proposal

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bid to break the shutdown impasse and fund his long-promised border wall, President Donald Trump on Saturday offered to extend temporary protection for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children. But while Trump cast the move as a "common-sense compromise," ...

No-shows for auto shows?

Business

ETROIT — At first glance, this year’s edition of the North American International Auto Show might look like any other from the past: Gleaming vehicles, bright lights and flashy displays trying to lure spectators to their offerings. But after traversing Cobo Center’s massive exhibition ...

Conducting maintenance

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U.S. Navy Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Sabrina Chwalek of New Cumberland conducts maintenance on life preservers aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) in the Bab al-Mandeb Strait on Jan. 7. The Chung-Hoon is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Arrested: Terald Herring, 42, no fixed address, contempt of court, resisting arrest, retaliation, and carrying a concealed weapon. Arrested: Kareen Carlock, 42, 1533 Euclid Ave., disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.

‘Spotlight on Skills’ competition at JVS

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BLOOMINGDALE — Jefferson County Joint Vocational School students will participate in the Spotlight on Skills competition Thursday. Students will compete in academics and lab programs throughout the day hoping to earn a spot in the regional competitions. The events will be judged by members ...