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West Virginia tourism growth above national rate

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MORGANTOWN — Research from a West Virginia Travel Impacts study shows traveler spending in the state grew at a rate 30 percent above the national average in 2017, growing at a rate of 3.9 percent compared to the 3.0 national rate of growth. Governor Jim Justice visited the 2018 West ...

OES Friendship Night

Community

Members of the Unionport Chapter No. 360 Order of the Eastern Star hosted their Annual Friendship Night on Aug. 28, which involved the presentation of three 50-year pins of the seven who were eligible to receive them. There also was one member eligible to receive a 25-year pin. The event ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Theft: Residence entered in the 1500 block of Euclid Avenue and checkbook and phone taken, Thursday. Cited: Ashley M. Parrish, 27, Wellsburg, driving with suspended license; Davee R. Wallace, 25, 321 Ranie Drive, Colliers, loud exhaust; and Jimmie C. Knight, no age listed; 152 ...

Point Pleasant Ladies Aide welcomes new member

Community

WEIRTON — President Carolyn Allison presided at the Sept. 12 meeting of the Point Pleasant Ladies Aide, welcoming 24 members; new member Connie Barr-Mason; and guests Nancy Zachewicz, Danielle Stroud and Karla Paras. Allison lit the memory candle for those unable to attend. The church ...

Mill demolitions to be included in alert system

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WEIRTON — To better alert residents of the continuing demolition of former steelmaking facilities in Weirton, city officials have worked with the Frontier Group of Companies and the Hancock County Office of Emergency Services to establish a notification system. During an informational work ...

Church news from throughout the area

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Mission coat drive, giveaway ‘a little different’ this year STEUBENVILLE — The Neighborhood Community Development Center of Urban Mission Ministries is making plans for its fall coat drive and giveaway, which will operate a little differently this year, according to organizers. ...

Fairfield sponsoring Wine and Dine

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Fairfield Inn and Suites is among the sponsors of this year's Wine and Dine at Williams, presented by the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle. The event, a fundraiser for the chamber's youth education and community Christmas light ...

Church sermon topics

Community

-- Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “O Come Holy Spirit.” -- Calvary Community Missionary Baptist Church, Steubenville: “Together We Praise.” -- Covenant Presbyterian Church, Steubenville: “The Account of Two Sons.” -- Finley United Methodist Church, ...

New evacuations ordered because of Florence flooding

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A new round of evacuations was ordered in South Carolina as the trillions of gallons of water dumped by Hurricane Florence meanders to the sea, raising river levels and threatening more destruction. With the crisis slowly moving to South Carolina, emergency managers ...

Carolinas farms could take billions in losses from Florence

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence is testing the resolve of farmers in the Carolinas, who could face billions of dollars in agricultural damage while still feeling the sting from Hurricane Matthew almost two years ago. After last weekend's high winds and rain that was measured in ...

Workplace simulation part of Brooke courses

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WELLSBURG — At first glance, Room 4 at Brooke High School might seem like an ordinary science classroom, with students seated on stools at a large, green lab table. But the teens are not only students in the school’s digital electronics class, they are “employees” of Steel River ...

Area remembers POW/MIA

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STEUBENVILLE — They are from throughout the ranks. They are from throughout the nation. They have varied ethnic backgrounds. All served, all gave their lives in the U.S. armed forces and, thanks to the work of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, they've been repatriated. The names of ...

Ensminger trial to begin in January

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WHEELING — The man accused of murdering his girlfriend on Wheeling Island in March had his trial date set Thursday during a docket day in Ohio County Circuit Court. Brian Ensminger, 27, of Wellsburg, who was indicted on charges of murder, robbery, gross child neglect and fraud, will appear ...

New Cumberland man gets six months as part of Big Oak

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LISBON — Ryan T. Partee, one of those indicted as a part of Operation Big Oak, was sentenced this week to six months in prison. Partee, 33, New Cumberland, was sentenced on four counts of possession of cocaine in the Operation Big Oak indictment and another count of possession of drugs in a ...

Commissioners discuss use of grant for Smithfield water tower

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STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday held the second public hearing concerning the use of Community Development Block Grant funds to pay for one-third of the cost of building a new water tower in Smithfield. The old tank, built in 1938, had been taken out of service ...

Water out in Weircrest area

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WEIRTON -- A water outage in the Weircrest area caused by a line break is expected to continue through at least the remainder of the afternoon today, city water crews reported. A line feeding a pump broke and crews are on scene making repairs. A boil order is expected to be in place once ...

Study looks to connect local rail-trails

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WEIRTON — What would the best route be to expand a recreational bicycle trail through the city of Weirton, connecting existing systems and attracting visitors from across the country? Recration officials, bicycle enthusiasts, planners and more gathered at the Millsop Community Center ...

Academy of Lifelong Learning holds fall open house

Community

STEUBENVILLE — The Academy of Lifelong Learning previewed its schedule of classes and events during its fall semester open house Sept. 15 at the St. Joseph Center, Franciscan University of Steubenville. The academy is an educational and social organization for area residents over 50 and is ...