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Missing Korean War veteran honored

WELLSBURG — The presentation of several honors for a fallen Korean War veteran has brought some consolation to members of a Wellsburg family who lack details of his death. At a ceremony held Sept.1 at the Brooke County Veterans Memorial Park, Army officers presented a Purple Heart and ...

President Trump set for Saturday visit to Wheeling

WHEELING — President Donald Trump will be in Wheeling Saturday for a “Make America Great Again” rally set for WesBanco Arena, his campaign announced Sunday. The event, set for 7 p.m., will feature the president showcasing the nation’s growing economy and also stressing the importance ...

Petitions against seating Armstead, Jenkins on court dismissed

CHARLESTON — Two petitions to keep two Republicans from being seated as justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court and preventing one from being on the November special election ballot were dismissed this afternoon. U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins and former House Speaker Tim Armstead can now be ...

Weirton to host economic summit

WEIRTON — The city of Weirton soon will play host to a variety of local, state and national officials discussing various methods of encouraging business growth and development. The Weirton Area Regional Economic Diversification Summit will be held Oct. 29-30, according to City Manager Joe ...

As Senate hearing set, new Kavanaugh accuser emerges

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing Thursday for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who says he sexually assaulted her as a teenager, as a claim of sexual misconduct emerged from another woman. The New Yorker magazine ...

Florence the week after: Thousands brace for more flooding

BLADENBORO, N.C. — Thousands of coastal residents remained on edge Sunday, told they may need to leave their homes because rivers are still rising more than a week after Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas. About 6,000 to 8,000 people in Georgetown County, South Carolina, were ...

Conductor candidate builds community while making music

WHEELING (AP) — Building community while making music remains a hallmark of conductor Timothy Hankewich’s approach to the arts. Hankewich, the current music director of Orchestra Iowa, is one of five candidates for music director of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra. He is conducting the ...

Talks of building-permit agency renewed

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Port Authority renewed discussion about establishing a countywide agency for building permits as its board members met Friday afternoon in the Towers building, 500 Market St. Board member Greg Nemeth said the county could be missing out on improving ...

Live metal sculpture part of Gate 5 festival

WEIRTON — A new festival planned to celebrate the industrial heritage of the area will be leaving a lasting impression once it wraps up its inaugural event. Throughout the day of the Gate 5 Industrial Art Festival, residents will be able to watch as artists from the Pittsburgh Mobile ...

Supreme Court challenge set for Monday

PARKERSBURG — Arguments will be heard Monday before the West Virginia Supreme Court on the challenges to the qualifications of two people on the high court. Wayne King of Clay County and William K. Schwartz of Kanawha County, both attorneys, have challenged U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins' ...

Workman challenges impeachment effort against her

PARKERSBURG — A justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court Friday challenged the impeachment proceedings against her. Justice Margaret Workman petitioned the Supreme Court to delay and eventally stop the Senate proceedings, saying in the request for a writ of mandamus that the articles of ...

Rocking the Vote: High school seniors register to vote in West Virginia

CRAIGSVILLE — The seniors of Richwood High School in Nicholas County walked into a classroom to sign papers. They weren't registering for clubs, or sports or even to select the next homecoming king and queen. These students were signing up to exercise a fundamental part of keeping a ...

PS Marketing a Wine and Dine sponsor

PS Marketing is among the sponsors of this year's Wine and Dine at Williams, presented by the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle. The event, a fundraiser for the chamber's youth education and community Christmas light programs, will be ...

Community college celebrates 50 years

STEUBENVILLE — Eastern Gateway Community College will celebrate its 50th anniversary during the week of Sept. 24 with activities for students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. Sept. 24 for the new Gator Center on the Steubenville ...

Snoopy, Wheeling Nailers team up for campaign

WHEELING — Snoopy is joining the Wheeling Nailers to share an anti-smoking message with youth in the community. A larger-than-life figure of the cartoon character received a contract Thursday with the Nailers. The sculpture, which has been resting in Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital’s ...

‘Boatsie’s’ Boxes’ help make holidays bright for soldiers

WHEELING — Although summer has just come to an end, now is the time planning starts for making the holiday season a little brighter for U.S. soldiers serving overseas. Gail “Boatsie” Van Vranken and the “Boatsie’s Boxes” program are beginning their 15th-annual campaign to send ...

Road work announced

CHESTER — The westbound lane of U.S. Route 30 will be closed from Rodgers Road to Taylors Road from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Oct. 26 while crews work on a sewer line project. Two-way traffic will be maintained in the highway's normal eastbound lanes.

Come savor a Taste of Jefferson County

STEUBENVILLE — It’s the 24th year for the Taste of Jefferson County. And the third for Kate Sedgmer, executive director of the United Way of Jefferson County, which it benefits. “I love everything about it,” Sedgmer said of the key United Way fundraiser where area restaurants, ...

Boil order lifted in Kings Creek area

WEIRTON -- A boil order for the Kings Creek and Weircrest areas was lifted as of 2:30 p.m. Sunday, the Weirton Area Water Board announced. The order had been put in place following a water main repair in the area on Saturday.

West Virginia tourism growth above national rate

MORGANTOWN — Research from a West Virginia Travel Impacts study shows traveler spending in the state grew at a rate 30 percent above the national average in 2017, growing at a rate of 3.9 percent compared to the 3.0 national rate of growth. Governor Jim Justice visited the 2018 West ...