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Industrial training center announced in Weirton

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WEIRTON — Along with the rise of new industries in the region comes a need to educate those hoping to find employment through the jobs being created in the Ohio Valley. A project announced Monday is aimed at helping meet some of that need with the creation of a new training center in ...

A moment of gratitude

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WEIRTON — With the ringing of the Bells of Peace, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the people of Weirton gathered to honor the men and women who have served their country. A service was held Monday morning in the Weirton Room of the Millsop Community Center, recognizing ...

‘Haystack Brunch’ Saturday at Wintersville UMC

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The Wintersville United Methodist Church Relay for Life Team is gearing up for the 2020 season with a unique Amish-style “Haystack Brunch” planned for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall at 702 Main St., Wintersville. Cost is by donation, and patrons can dine in or get ...

A long overdue honor

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FOLLANSBEE — The heroism of a Weirton man serving aboard a storm-tossed Naval vessel during World War II was remembered at the Veterans Day service held Monday at American Legion Post 45. As guest speaker, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., noted knowledge of the bravery of Navy Gunner’s ...

Operation Christmas Child collection sites, dates

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STEUBENVILLE — Sites in the Steubenville area will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, which will be observed Nov. 18-25. Steubenville families, churches and groups are busy ...

Veterans of various eras honored at Brooke service

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WELLSBURG — As guest speaker for the Veterans Day service held by the Brooke County Veterans Memorial Park Foundation, Jim Brockman noted former president Ronald Reagan said, “Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world. A veteran ...

Mingo church is persevering

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MINGO JUNCTION — A local church has lived by the word it preaches and has persevered through the blessings of those around them. Months ago, Mingo First United Presbyterian Church, located at 650 McLister Ave., was hit with floodwaters — “including slimy orange mine subsidence water ...

One final toast: Last Man’s Club holds final meeting

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NEW CUMBERLAND — For 64 years on a certain day in November, a group of area veterans would gather to commemorate their service in World War II and their lives back home. The Last Man’s Club met for the final time Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3526. Club President Don ...

Capito announces grant funding

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SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. — Flanked by red, white and blue Peterbilt semi-trucks, more than $7 million in federal grant funding for infrastructure projects around the state was announced Monday in an awards ceremony in Putnam County by U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. “We’re announcing ...

Federal grants to shore up dams

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Built for irrigation in 1884, Smith Reservoir in Colorado no longer can hold as much water as it once did. To keep the dam from leaking, the water level at the suburban Denver reservoir is kept at least 2 feet below the level of the spillway — a critical safety precaution for the shopping ...

Weirton vet saved life of heavyweight champ’s cousin

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WEIRTON — Duke Horstemeyer of Weirton often thinks of his friend, the late Dr. Dominic Schell, but especially today being Veterans Day. Horstemeyer visited the newspaper offices recently to say so and to talk about Schell, who was 98 when he died earlier this year on July 18. Schell ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Cited: Thomas R. Bradley Jr., 49, 1917 county Road 68, Toronto, red light; Adrian Curet, 35, 156 Lisa Court, Weirton, expired plates; Alek Aldridge, 26, Lot 10, 1588 state Route 43, Richmond, driving with suspended license; and Shaqueena S. Jett, 25, 733 Brady Ave., driving with ...

Impeachment inquiry heads for live TV

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Back in 1973, tens of millions of Americans tuned in to what Variety called “the hottest daytime soap opera” — the Senate Watergate hearings that eventually led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation. It was a communal experience, and by some estimates, more than 80 percent of ...

Patriotic mural at local Legion

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STEUBENVILLE — A patriotic mural makes this year’s observance of Veterans Day extra special at the American Legion Argonne Post 33 in Steubenville at 808 N. Fifth St. The American flag is the backdrop against the silhouettes of military personnel representing the five branches — Army, ...

Local group seeking regional food security

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BETHANY — Regional food security is a goal which can spur the economy and improve the health of residents, according to Danny Swan, co-founder of Grow Ohio Valley. It was part of the message Swan presented to Brooke County officials during the Brooke County Economic Development ...

New Cumberland Garden Club pays tribute to Gold Star families

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NEW CUMBERLAND — On Oct. 5, the New Cumberland Garden Club installed and dedicated a Gold Star Memorial Highway marker near the gazebo in New Cumberland. The marker honors all families who have lost a loved one who died while serving in the armed forces. About 50 people attended the ...

Roberts could tip balance in case

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is taking up the Trump administration’s plan to end legal protections that shield 660,000 immigrants from deportation, a case with strong political overtones amid the 2020 presidential election campaign. All eyes will be on Chief Justice John Roberts when ...

Community news from around the area

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Wreaths Across America project in New Cumberland NEW CUMBERLAND — The New Cumberland Garden Club, in partnership with the Tri-State Young Marines, will be placing evergreen holiday wreaths on the graves of soldiers in New Cumberland Cemetery at noon on Dec. 14. The effort is part of ...