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Trump lawyers argue Democrats just want to overturn election

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyers plunged into their impeachment trial defense Saturday by accusing Democrats of striving to overturn the 2016 election, arguing that investigations of Trump's dealings with Ukraine have not been a fact-finding mission but a politically ...

Campus news

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Ohio University Eastern Campus The following area students were named to the fall dean’s list at Ohio University Eastern Campus: Hannah Anderson, Bailie Ray, Cadiz; Katherine Buck, Rachel Vince, Dillonvale; Shelby Gorlock, Mingo Junction; Danielle Dvorcek, Mount Pleasant; Kaylee ...

25 years

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The Follansbee Branch of the Brooke County Public Library celebrated its 25th anniversary on Saturday with an open house showing how it has strived to meet the changing needs of a broad range of ages. The library opened on Jan. 26, 1995. Participating in the open house were, from left, Kim ...

Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career spent entirely with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. He was 41. Bryant died in a ...

Police reports

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Steubenville police Arrested: Troy Michael Wade, 30, 1526 Orchard St., Steubenville, trafficking, possession of drugs and failure to appear, Thursday. Arrested: Candice E. Gampolo, 29, 430 Lawson Ave., Steubenville, possession of drugs and trafficking drugs, Friday. Toronto police Arrested: ...

Weirton utilities projects progressing

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WEIRTON — Proposed expansion projects for Weirton's water and sanitary services are close to taking the next step. During recent meetings of the city's water and sanitary boards, it was reported preliminary engineering reports for both projects had been submitted to the state Infrastructure ...

Ogden running for Hancock County Sheriff

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NEW CUMBERLAND — Citing a lifelong passion for law enforcement, Tommy Ogden has announced he is running for Hancock County sheriff. Ogden, 49, is a 1988 graduate of Oak Glen High School and earned a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from West Liberty in 1992. He is an active ...

Opioid victims can begin filing claims against Purdue Pharma

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State and local governments have been leading the legal fight against the opioid industry, seeking payouts to help them deal with the fallout from the nation's addiction crisis. Average Americans are about to get their shot. On Friday, the federal judge overseeing the bankruptcy case of Purdue ...

Democratic candidates pour into Iowa for last-minute push

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Freed momentarily from the Senate's impeachment trial, several presidential candidates headed to Iowa on Saturday for a last-minute blitz of campaigning before the state's caucuses kick off the battle for the Democratic nomination. Sens. Elizabeth Warren of ...

WLU’s business incubator heats up

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WEST LIBERTY — It might be cold outside, but West Liberty University’s on-campus business incubator is heating up. Junior Jonathan Howard of Wheeling is now operating a clothing imprint company there to offer campus a new source for logo wear. “I saw that there are many people on ...

Jefferson County creates airport zoning board

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STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday approved a resolution creating an airport zoning board, an effort to limit hazards at the county-owned facility. Commissioners received an opinion from the prosecutor’s office about zoning around the airport. The issue was raised ...

Schiff: Trump ‘is who he is’

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WASHINGTON — Closing out their case, House Democrats warned Friday in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial that the president will persist in abusing his power and endangering American democracy unless Congress intervenes to remove him before the 2020 election. “He is who he is,” declared ...

Jefferson County 4-H program seeks growth

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STEUBENVILLE — There are about 500 youth in Jefferson County involved to some degree in 4-H, but representatives of the program say there’s plenty of room for plenty more. Two leaders newer to the local program are hoping to raise awareness about 4-H opportunities and raise participation ...

Community news from throughout the area

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Benefit concert set for Friday at Newell Church of Nazarene NEWELL — A benefit concert for Pastor Steve and Edwina Cummings, who lost their home to a fire, will be held Friday at the Newell First Church of the Nazarene, located at Third and Grant streets. “Out of the Ashes” will run ...

Iraqis rally against US troops, demanding they leave

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Waving national flags and banners denouncing U.S. President Donald Trump, tens of thousands of Iraqis marched peacefully through Baghdad on Friday to demand the ouster of U.S. troops from their country in a protest organized by a populist Shiite cleric. Later Friday night, two ...

Church sermon topics

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- Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “Listen, He Calls You By Name.” - Buena Vista United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “Happy New Year or Not.” - Cadiz Presbyterian Church: “Is Christ Divided?” - Calvary Community Memorial Baptist Church, Steubenville: ...

West Virginia House passes drug death, suffocation bills

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia House of Delegates on Friday approved a measure to create a new crime of giving someone a drug that kills them. Lawmakers passed the bill 90-3 without debate. It now moves to the Senate for consideration. The proposal carries a felony penalty of one to ...