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Students help feed the hungry

Community

Eighth-grade students from St. Joseph the Worker School in Weirton used their community service time to assist other volunteers at Community Bread Basket. “We are here to help out in our community and help those who may be struggling to put food on their table,” noted Hannah Buterbaugh as ...

Scouting for Food

Community

Cub Scout Pack 415 in Steubenville recently held Scouting for Food to collect nonperishable goods and collected 237 items to be donated to a local food pantry. Members include Daniel Moss, Blake Kniszek, Aiden Kniszek, Bryce Tipton, Logan Plante, Camden Toy, Jack Barnes, Graham Taylor, Jace ...

Community news from around the area

Community

Unionport OES Chapter gets state recognition UNIONPORT — Unionport Chapter No. 360 was named “Outstanding Chapter” at the statewide meeting of the Grand Chapter of Ohio, Order of the Eastern Star, held recently in Sandusky. The award, which was presented Sept. 29, recognized chapter ...

Migrants get cool reception at border

Local News

TIJUANA, Mexico — Many of the nearly 3,000 Central American migrants who have reached the Mexican border with California via caravan said Saturday they do not feel welcome in the city of Tijuana, where hundreds more migrants are headed after more than a month on the road. The vast majority ...

‘Fashion to the Maxx’ for Weirton club

Community

WEIRTON — Some attending the GFWC Weirton Woman’s Club fundraiser event on Nov. 11 wore more than one outfit. But that’s because they were busy changing from one thing into another in their roles to model clothing from T.J. Maxx in Steubenville as part of the “Fashion to the Maxx” ...

Homeland Security adviser no stranger to controversy

Local News

CHARLESTON — The latest issue involving the former director of the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is among others involving Jimmy Gianato since his appointment 13 years ago. On Nov. 11, lawmakers were briefed about a penalty given to the state by the ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Jefferson County Sheriff Arrested: Dwane Allen Freeze, 40, 330 Apex Road, Amsterdam, aggravated menacing, Saturday. Vehicles Entered: Residents of Mary Street and Juanita Street in Steubenville and Emmett Way in Island Creek Township reported their vehicles were entered overnight Friday. ...

Trump muses more staffing changes

Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn’t committing to a previous pledge to keep chief of staff John Kelly for the remainder of his term, part of widespread speculation about staffing changes that could soon sweep through his administration. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview that ...

Rain could hinder search for wildfire victims in California

Local News

PARADISE, Calif. — The search for remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire has taken on new urgency as rain in the forecast could complicate those efforts while also bringing relief to firefighters on the front lines. Up to 400 people fanned out Sunday to search ...

Despite a strong fight, GOP comes out on top in Florida

Local News

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — This was the year Florida’s Democrats spoke ambitiously of ending their 20-year journey in political exile in this battleground state. Instead, election results after a tense and bruising recount showed Republicans coming out on top for governor and even picking up a ...

The vault opens at Marshall for ‘Fallout 76’ game

Local News

HUNTINGTON (AP) — Gamers at Marshall University finally got to experience the highly anticipated “Fallout 76” on Thursday during the VaultMU Reclamation Day Celebration, where students and staff got the opportunity to play the game with other “Fallout” fans. Though the event was a ...

W.Va. twins’ bond tightened over lifetime of sports

Local News

FAIRMONT (AP) — The first half of Fairmont Senior’s Oct. 19 road football game at Grafton High School was a big one for senior wide receiver/defensive back Exavier Posey. Late in the first quarter, he stepped in front of a pass from Bearcats quarterback Garrett Wellman for an ...

Veteran returns to Vietnam for perspective

Local News

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — In 1969, Kimo Williams thought of Vietnam as a “Third World, backward, gloomy environment.” He was a senior in high school and an all-star football player with scholarship invitation from Arizona State, but he decided to enlist in the Army that summer. The ...

Thanksgiving Day Closings

Local News

Here is a list of closings of government offices and agencies and trash collection schedules observing Thanksgiving: • Brooke County Courthouse will closed Thursday and Friday. • Brooke County Public Library will be closed Thursday, Friday and Saturday. • Brooke County Senior ...

Weirton lights up the night

Local News

WEIRTON — A crowd gathered in north Weirton Saturday night to see the community Christmas tree, along with the skies overhead, lit up for the holidays. Following a countdown led by Mayor Harold Miller, and the slip of a switch, the lights on the tree at the intersection of Main Street and ...

Open for business

Business

Hidden Acres Lodge and Winery, 33 Pattison Road, Mingo Junction, held its ribbon-cutting on Thursday. The lodge is available for all events and special occasions. It has a large room that seats up to 300, and the winery section can seat 55. Among those celebrating the opening were, from left, ...

The Highlands is getting Hobby Lobby

Business

TRIADELPHIA — Quilters, crafters and home decorators, ready those handpainted shopping bags: Hobby Lobby is coming to the Highlands. The Oklahoma City retailer has been running ads seeking managers for a new store location in Triadelphia. Ohio County Commissioner Randy Wharton, also ...