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Trump coming back to Wheeling

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WHEELING — President Donald Trump will make his second visit in less than 10 months to Wheeling, a city he’s shown an affinity for since launching his political career four years ago. The president is scheduled to attend a private campaign fundraiser at 6 p.m. Wednesday inside WesBanco ...

Candids from Bloomingdale’s July 4th

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BLOOMINGDALE — Bloomingdale’s two-day July 4 celebration sponsored by the Make A Difference Committee kicked off July 3 with an opening service at Bloomingdale Park by the Rev. Mary Ann Smith, guest speaker. Special music was provided by the Rev. Melody Essex of Shaffer Chapel AME Church ...

Heat and humidity move on to East Coast

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BOSTON — The East Coast on Sunday sweated through another day of extreme heat and humidity as organizers in Boston canceled a benefit run, Delaware Civil War re-enactors got the day off and the New York Police Department implored residents to take it easy. “Sunday has been canceled,” ...

Community news from around the area

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Wintersville Class of 1964 planning August reunion WINTERSVILLE — The Wintersville High School Class of 1964 reunion committee members met recently to finalize plans for the 55-year reunion to be held Aug. 24 at Undo’s banquet hall in Weirton. The casual event will begin at 5:30 p.m. ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Shots fired: Police located three shell casings at Adams and Fifth streets after callers reported shots had been fired from a vehicle around 1:10 a.m. Sunday morning. Police said no one was believed injured nor did they find property damage. The investigation is ongoing. Shots ...

GOP rift raises concerns

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PARKERSBURG — Months before the start of the candidate filing period for the May 2020 primary, fractures among state and county Republican leaders have begun to appear, all centered around Gov. Jim Justice, a Democrat who switched to Republican. Nowhere have these fractures been more ...

Toronto High School Class of 1979

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The Toronto High School Cass of the 1979 held its 40-year reunion on July 5 at the Toronto Eagles. Attending were, first row, from left, Lee Alban, Ginny Kazimir Suriano, Vicki Ramer Shultz, Cindy Karaffa Montgomery, Darlene Graham Mason, Marlene Graham Wolf, Kelly Thompson Phillips, Debbie ...

New audio shows U.K. could not prevent takeover of tanker

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LONDON — The release Sunday of an audio recording has shed new light on the seizure of a British-flagged tanker at the hands of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as tensions flare in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. The audio released by maritime security risk firm Dryad Global shows that a ...

Hotels become latest battleground over immigration detention

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DETROIT — There’s a new target in the clash over immigration: hotels. Advocacy groups and unions are pressuring Marriott, MGM and others not to house migrants who have been arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. The U.S. government has occasionally detained migrants in ...

Paul Sirback

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Paul J. Sirback, 61, of Weirton, died Wednesday July 17, 2019, at Allegheny General Hospital. He was born Jan. 11, 1958, in Weirton. He is the son of the late Vincent and Lillian Walley Sirback. Surviving are one son, Joshua Stewart of Martins Ferry, two daughters, Kimberley (Brad) Jones of ...

Nadler: Mueller hearing to air evidence of Trump wrongdoing

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee chairman said Sunday that this week’s hearing with Robert Mueller will air “very substantial evidence” of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump and make a public case for impeachment. Republicans pledged sharp questioning of the special ...

‘Lower end’ planning First Ward Playground reunion

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WELLSBURG — The “lower end” is planning their biennial First Ward Playground Reunion Aug. 2-4 at the E.R. Nichols playground on Third and Charles streets. “We just thought it was a good idea to get everyone back together,” Ruth Royal Gregory said about organizing the first reunion. ...

New sign in Steubenville finally under construction

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STEUBENVILLE — After being back-burnered for several years, construction of a new “Welcome to Steubenville” sign has finally begun at the Washington Street and state Route 7 intersection. Mayor Jerry Barilla, a long-time champion of the project, said $10,000 for the sign was penciled ...

Road to close for line repair

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WELLSBURG — The West Virginia Division of Highways advises that at 7 a.m. Wednesday until 5 p.m. Aug. 9, county Road 18, Rabbit Hill, will be closed approximately 0.20 miles from the intersection with state Route 2. The road will be closed to relocate a gas line and water line. ...

Applications being accepted for hunts

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SOUTH CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is accepting applications for controlled deer hunts at six state parks. A DNR statement says the deadline for applications is Aug. 25. A drawing will be held the next day and successful applicants will be notified in ...

Crowds flock to Food Truck Festival

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WEIRTON — Despite the high temperatures, area residents showed up Saturday to sample a variety of cuisine from around the world as part of the Weirton Food Truck Festival, hosted by the Weir High Class of 2020. Attendees were steady throughout the day, according to organizers, who noted ...

WMC Home Health recognized with Strategic Healthcare Programs award

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WEIRTON — WMC Home Health has been honored as a recipient of the Strategic Healthcare Programs Best Superior Home Health Performer Award. “What makes this especially exciting is the scores are determined by the patients themselves, based on their experience with WMC Home Health,” said ...

Women’s golf news

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CADIZ At the annual “Guest Day” of the Cadiz Women’s Golf League held July 17, 44 brave player chased away the rains of Hurricane Berry to get 18 holes of golf in. A scramble foursome was play of the day. Golf Chairman Janis Cook announced winners as: First place, the team of ...