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Midwest flooding forces evacuations

Local News

ST. LOUIS — Residents in parts of southwestern Iowa were forced out of their homes Sunday as a torrent of Missouri River water flowed over and through levees. Heavy rainfall and snowmelt has led to dangerously high water in creeks and rivers across several Midwestern states, with the ...

ADK Alpha Tau Chapter (WV) meets

Community

The Alpha Tau Chapter (WV) of Alpha Delta Kappa, international honorary organization for women educators, held its March meeting at EJ’s Restaurant in Chester. Velda Icard, immediate past president, presided. Chaplain Kathy Griffith gave a reading on the history of St. Patrick. After dinner, ...

Lawmakers worry about phone sports betting

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — For states looking to profit off the new world of legal sports betting, there’s an app for that. The question for state lawmakers: Should they allow it? As state legislatures across the U.S. decide whether to authorize sports gambling, lawmakers are debating whether the ...

Community news from around the area

Community

Retired railroaders to start monthly breakfast meetings CHESTER — A monthly meeting welcoming all retired railroaders and crafts will kick off this month, effective March 28. Retirees are encouraged to meet at 11 a.m. for breakfast at EJ’s Restaurant, located at 807 Carolina Ave. A ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Cited: Caitlian Ponziani, 21, Youngstown, speeding. Cited: Brian McKissick, 31, Oakdale, Pa., red light. Vandalism: The Triumph of the Cross Church, 200 Rosemont Ave., reported someone removed the Mother of Mary statue from the in front of the building and replaced it with a ...

White House aide says ‘absurd’ to link mosque shooter, Trump

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WASHINGTON — A top White House official said Sunday that President Donald Trump “is not a white supremacist” and attempts to tie him to the alleged New Zealand mosque shooter are “absurd.” Mick Mulvaney, the acting chief of staff, described the New Zealand shooter as a “disturbed ...

Celebrating Mardi Gras

Community

The Red Hat Sassie Lassies recently celebrated Mardi Gras at the Bob Evans Restaurant in Weirton, where the meaning of the “King Cake” was explained by hostess Mary Louise Danek. In their Mardi Gras masks are, front, from left, Bonnie Courtney, Ruth Dalesandri, Judith Mikua and Connie ...

Mourners pay tribute to New Zealand victims, await burials

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CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Thousands of people paid tribute Sunday at makeshift memorials to the 50 people slain by a gunman at two mosques in Christchurch, while dozens of Muslims stood by to bury the dead when authorities finally release the victims’ bodies. Hundreds of flowers ...

Tough as Nails Urban Challenge unveils course

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WHEELING — It’s not often that you climb 120 steps only to be met at the top by a “meat grinder.” And talking about steps, when’s the last time you ran up more than 300 after running, climbing and crawling for nearly 4 miles? These obstacles and 17 others will be part of the ...

Toronto 5K run, walk a success

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TORONTO — A little cold and snow flurries were not enough to keep hundreds of area residents from hitting the streets in Toronto for the ninth annual Campbell-Dickinson 5K Run Bike Walk and Noah Long fun run fundraiser for cancer, Saturday. Run organizer and President of the Toronto ...

Trump calls GM’s CEO in push to reopen Lordstown auto plant

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stepped up his pressure on General Motors to reopen an Ohio manufacturing plant that recently closed and put 1,700 people out of work. Trump’s arm-twisting came in a series of separate tweets on Saturday and Sunday. He capped his weekend rant ...

Robotic surgery now common at W.Va. hospital

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — There’s no substitute for a pair of steady hands honed with tens of thousands of hours in the operating room. But since the da Vinci surgical system was approved for use in 2000, hospitals around the world have found the skilled hands of their surgeons can now perform ...

Artist turns wood into wildlife pictures

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OAK HILL (AP) — Sara Persinger never used a saw until she was 47 years old. Now she spends hours every week standing next to a scroll saw, making intricate cuts in pieces of hardwood. Persinger is an intarsia artist. She makes pictures from wood. “I didn’t even know what intarsia was ...

Weirton gets a taste of the world with Festival of Nations

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WEIRTON — It was a trip around the world at the Millsop Community Center in Weirton, Saturday, as the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center presented the 11th-annual Festival of Nations. As part of this year's festival, area residents had an opportunity to sample food, music, dancing and ...

Pad named in honor of student

Business

CADIZ — Encino Energy hosted family and friends of a Marietta College student who died unexpectedly, for a tour of a well pad named in his memory. Joel Wunnenberg was an aspiring petroleum engineer in his first year at Marietta College when he died in the spring of 2017. The naming of the ...

Plastic Surgery and Spa holds grand kick-off event

Business

WEIRTON — Golla Center for Plastic Surgery and Spa held a grand kickoff Thursday to celebrate its new location and to show off its medical spa treatments. “We are trying to build up the other half of this practice, which is less invasive,” said Nurse Practitioner Rise ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Arrested: Otis Allen, 41, no fixed address, criminal trespass. Arrested: Robert Davis, 47, 1421 Pennsylvania Ave., criminal trespass and resisting arrest. Arrested: Linda Chairse, 32, 431 S. Fifth St., public indecency. Served: Woodrow Thomas Sr., 53, 740 Kendal Ave., was ...