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Defunct steelmaker’s 21-story headquarters imploded

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Sixteen thousand tons of Bethlehem Steel collapsed in a matter of seconds Sunday as a demolition crew imploded Martin Tower, the defunct steelmaker’s former world headquarters. Crowds gathered to watch the demolition of the area’s tallest building, a 21-story monolith ...

Mark 15-year anniversary

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The Weirton Red Hat Sassie Lassies recently celebrated their 15-year anniversary at the Ponderosa Golf Course Restaurant. Attending were, seated, from left, Wadeane Nardo, Mary Louise Danek, Joan Weaver and Diane Pastoric, and standing, Bonnie Courtney, Shirley DeLuca, Marge Phillips, Patty ...

Trump’s farmers follow him into trade war

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MADRID, Iowa — Iowa farmer Tim Bardole survived years of low crop prices and rising costs by cutting back on fertilizer and herbicides and fixing broken-down equipment rather than buying new. When President Donald Trump’s trade war with China made a miserable situation worse, Bardole used ...

Community news from around the area

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Piney Fork to hold Memorial Day services on May 26 PINEY FORK — The Gwyn Allen Post 735 American Legion Piney Fork will hold Memorial Day services at noon May 26 at the Legion hall. Participants in the service will include officers, auxiliary members, sons of the Legionnaires and ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Arrested: Brittany Alvis, 28, 634 Grandview Ave., petit theft, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of hypodermic needle, Friday. Arrested: Rodney Gaydos, 34, 1190 county Road 26, Steubenville, bench warrant out of Wintersville county court, Saturday. Arrested: ...

Marijuana legalization: Social equity becomes a key question

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NEW YORK — Advocates for legalizing marijuana have long argued it would strike a blow for social justice after a decades-long drug war that disproportionately targeted minority and poor communities. But social equity has been both a sticking point and selling point this year in New York and ...

Enjoy a bunny visit

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The Country 4-H Variety Club recently sponsored a visit with the Easter Bunny and a “Souper Soup Sunday” at the Jefferson County Fair Kitchen. The event involved a silent auction and the sale of homemade candy and cupcakes. Involved were Johnny Frank, Hanna Meeker, Annie Doty as the ...

Friends accept the ‘Scatterday Challenge’

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WHEELING — For a local group of friends who regularly compete together in different fitness challenges around the region, the weekend of events and entertainment scheduled as part of the the Ogden Wellness Weekend is something they are truly excited to see in their own back yard. Wheeling ...

As states pass abortion laws, questions and protests surface

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ATLANTA — As multiple states pass laws banning many abortions, questions have surfaced about what exactly that means for women who might seek an abortion. The short answer: nothing yet. Governors in Kentucky , Mississippi , Ohio and Georgia have recently approved bans on abortion once a ...

Food Truck Festival on tap in Weirton

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Members of the Weirton Rotary Club, Wednesday, heard from Michelle D’Amico, who discussed the upcoming Food Truck Festival, planned for noon to 10 p.m., July 20 at the Weirton Event Center and hosted by the Weir High Class of 2020. The festival will include more than 12 food trucks, along ...

Model train on display at W.Va. health care facility

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PARKERSBURG (AP) — You can hear the train coming and rolling round the bend at a new outdoor display at Ohio Valley Health Care on Nicolette Road. Construction was recently completed on the 980-square-foot display that includes 220 feet of G gauge track, three trains on three levels, homes, ...

West Virginia couple becomes parents of three in 22 hours

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — For as far back as she can remember, Beth Todd wanted to be a mom. “I was the little girl who took her dolls everywhere. I had a car seat, I had a diaper bag, I had shoes, I had bottles, I had empty jars of baby food, and I took care of these babies like they were ...

China’s ban on scrap imports a boon to US recycling plants

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The halt on China's imports of wastepaper and plastic that has disrupted U.S. recycling programs has also spurred investment in American plants that process recyclables. U.S. paper mills are expanding capacity to take advantage of a glut of cheap scrap. Some facilities ...

Franciscan University expands degree options

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STEUBENVILLE — Franciscan University of Steubenville students can now receive a degree in environmental engineering — one of the most in-demand fields of engineering — through a partnership established between Franciscan University and Saint Francis University, in Loretto, Pa. Since ...

Campus news

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KENT STATE UNIVERSITY Wendy Vargo, a Steubenville area resident and a nursing major at Kent State Salem, was selected to the Kent State University’s Women’s Center Sage Project, Class of 2018. The Sage Project recognizes female students from across the Kent State system who overcame ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Theft: Work equipment owned by company doing railroad scrap work taken from the marina area, Friday. Cited: Amanda Miller, no age listed, 117 Basil Drive, Weirton, marked lanes; Lloyd Douglas, 36, East Cleveland, driving with suspended license; and Randall E. Hilins, 21, 1319 ...

Preparations under way for Weirton general election

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WEIRTON — Planning is under way for the City of Weirton's general municipal election, set to be held June 11. Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. throughout the city on June 11, while early voting has been established for May 29 to June 8 at the Weirton Municipal Building. Early ...

Catholic Central scholarship awards announced

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From staff reports STEUBENVILLE — Officials with Catholic Central High School announced the Class of 2019 scholarship award winners. ¯ Service Awards — Student Council Officers: Jacob Stoll, President; Richard Terry III, Vice President; Ava Sprochi, Secretary; Emma Borden, Treasurer. ...

Women’s Golf News

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WOODVIEW 18-HOLE THURSDAY MORNING LEAGUE The results from the May 9 league day are Mishal Hawthorne winning low gross with an 86 in first flight and Mary Ann Bainbridge winning low net with a 76. Erin Ankrum won low gross second flight with a 96, and Janet Stukins won low net with a ...