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Justice: Restaurants, bars can move to 100 percent

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CHARLESTON – Gov. Jim Justice announced a new round of easing Friday for COVID-19 restrictions on residents and businesses as coronavirus statistics continue to trend in better directions. Speaking during his Friday morning COVID-19 briefing from the State Capitol Building, Justice said ...

W.Va. sales tax would top US states under income tax cut plan

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia's consumer sales tax rate would increase from 6 percent to 7.9 percent under a proposal submitted to the Legislature on Thursday to eliminate the state's personal income tax. The sales tax increase would give West Virginia the highest rate among all U.S. ...

ESA bill passes House a second time

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia House of Delegates voted Thursday to approve — for a second time — a bill creating an education savings account program after the House Finance Committee addressed issues with the legislation. House Bill 2013 creating the Hope Scholarship passed 57-42 ...

Urban Mission featured on new Cause Connector site

Community

STEUBENVILLE — Urban Mission Ministries is among the first organizations to have a project featured on the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio’s new Cause Connector giving site. Cause Connector is a charitable matchmaking site, created to help more donors support local nonprofit projects in ...

Senator Capito talks VA security, immigration, COVID relief

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A killer could have been found sooner had there been security footage at the VA hospital in Clarksburg, a U.S. senator from West Virginia said Thursday. The absence of cameras hindered the investigation into the murders at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, Sen. ...

By slimmest of margins, US Senate takes up $1.9T relief bill

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted by the slimmest of margins Thursday to begin debating a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, after Democrats made eleventh-hour changes aimed at ensuring they could pull President Joe Biden's top legislative priority through the precariously divided ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville police Assault: A pregnant Cunningham Lane resident said her baby's father assaulted her Wednesday. The woman told police the two of them had been arguing when he started to choke her with one hand. She was able to get free and get off the bed, but said he punched her in the ...

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Weirton Council to hold workshop on UDO WEIRTON — Weirton Council has scheduled a workshop at 6 p.m., Tuesday, in Room 201 of the Weirton Municipal Building, in order to receive information on the ongoing updates to the city’s Unified Development Ordinance. The meeting, which will include ...

Senate begins considering Democrats’ $1.9T virus relief bill

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Thursday to begin debating a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill after Democrats made eleventh-hour changes aimed at ensuring they could pull President Joe Biden's top legislative priority through the precariously divided chamber. Democrats were hoping for ...

Gov. Justice submits personal income tax repeal plan

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Read the abstract of Gov. Jim Justice's proposal to decrease the personal income tax by clicking here CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice on Thursday submitted to the West Virginia Legislature his state income tax repeal plan, which would cut state personal income taxes for West Virginia residents ...

Age range lowered for COVID vaccines in W.Va.

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CHARLESTON — The state of West Virginia will begin targeting residents 50 and older for the COVID-19 coronavirus vaccinations, Gov. Jim Justice said Wednesday. Also, teachers and service personnel from 40 to 50 years old and children and residents with health issues also will be included in ...

Library is celebrating Women in History Month

Community

STEUBENVILLE — The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County is celebrating Women’s History Month in March in several special ways. One of those involves a display at the Schiappa Branch of a mannequin dressed with discarded book pages and 42 pictures of famous women throughout ...

Community news from around the area

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Mingo Knights announce updated fish fry procedure MINGO JUNCTION — The Mingo Junction Knights of Columbus Monsignor Joseph F. Dooley Council 4361 is continuing its Friday fish fries at the council hall through March 27. There will be no fish fry on Good Friday, April 2. It is a ...

State Senate votes to extend welfare drug screening program

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Senate voted Wednesday to allow the state to continue a three-year program to screen recipients of public assistance for drug use. Senate Bill 387 relating to drug screening of applicants for cash assistance passed 24-9 with Democratic Sens. Mike Woelfel, ...