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Impeachment hits Americans’ TVs

WASHINGTON — For the first time, the Democrats’ case for President Donald Trump’s impeachment streamed from Americans’ TVs Wednesday, including a new contention that he was overheard asking about political “investigations” that he demanded from Ukraine in trade for military ...

New program to combat gun violence

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Attorney General William Barr announced a new initiative Wednesday that would better enforce the U.S. gun background check system, coordinate state and federal gun cases and ensure prosecutors quickly update databases to show when a defendant can’t possess a firearm because ...

Resignation, water woes discussed in Wellsburg

WELLSBURG — A recurring problem with runoff on the city’s east side and the resignation of a councilwoman were among matters before Wellsburg Council on Tuesday. Mayor Sue Simonetti said she will accept letters of interest in a council seat representing the city’s 2nd Ward following the ...

Annual United Way Turkey Trot set for Saturday

WEIRTON — There’s still time to get your drumsticks in racing shape. The Weirton United Way’s second-annual Turkey Trot will be held Saturday at Marland Heights Park. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., with a 10 a.m. race time. The fundraiser event will feature a 5K run and walk, a ...

New Success in Unity ornament unveiled

WEIRTON — The city of Weirton continues building its tradition of celebrating the community’s cultural heritage as part of the holiday season. The 2019 Success in Unity Christmas ornament was unveiled earlier this week, and will be available for purchase or order during the city’s Light ...

Arctic blast spreads shivers into Deep South

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An arctic blast that sent shivers across the Midwest spread to the eastern U.S. on Wednesday, with bitter weather breaking records from Mississippi to Maine. Cold temperatures that stretched to the Gulf Coast followed a snowstorm that the National Weather Service said ...

Boil order issued following line break repairs

WEIRTON — The Weirton Area Water Board has issued a boil order for the Weircrest and Kings Creek Bowl areas of the city following a line repair earlier today. Crews responded to a broken line leading to the Skyview Drive water tank in the Weircrest area. The boil order was issued at 2:30 ...

As rockets rain down, Israel intensifies its strikes in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli aircraft struck Islamic Jihad targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Wednesday while the militant group rained scores of rockets into Israel for a second straight day as the heaviest round of fighting in months showed no signs of ending. The death toll rose ...

BOE approves contribution for field updates

NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Board of Education agreed to contribute towards updates at the Edwin J. Bowman Field in Weirton. The Weir High School baseball team uses the field, and the Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation manages it. Weirton parks officials approached the school ...

Extra Mile Day

Weirton Mayor Harold Miller, during Tuesday’s city council meeting, presented a mayoral proclamation declaring Nov. 1 to be Extra Mile Day, and acknowledging the efforts of city resident Francesca Basil to contribute to the community. While employed by the city, Basil led the efforts to ...

70th Founders’ Dinner to honor Dave Skiviat, Rita Carapellotti

STEUBENVILLE — Dave Skiviat and Rita Carapellotti will be honored for their contributions to Franciscan University of Steubenville and the local community at the school’s 70th-annual Founders’ Association Dinner on Dec. 7. Skiviat arrived in Steubenville in 1976, when he enrolled at ...

Bethany College donates items to Helping Heroes for veterans

BETHANY — Bethany College marked Veterans Day by wrapping up a month-long collection of personal hygiene and household items to benefit the veterans support agency Helping Heroes. The nonprofit organization in Moundsville provides support to veterans in Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Ohio and ...

Group gives to needy families

MINGO JUNCTION — Mingo Junction Social Services expects to distribute about 300 baskets to needy families at Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. Sophie Schoolcraft, director of the agency, said several organizations, schools and businesses have donated money and food items for the ...

‘Superheroes!’ on tap at Weir High

From staff reports WEIRTON — The Weir High Drama Club will perform the play “Superheroes!” at 7 p.m. Nov. 22-23 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 24. This comedy is a must see attraction for comic book fans. “Superheroes!” gives the audience a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the world’s favorite ...

Edison High to stage ‘Tarzan’ on Nov. 22-23

From staff reports RICHMOND — The King of the Jungle will swing into action at Edison High School when “Tarzan” hits the stage. The school’s vocal music department will stage two performances of the musical in the auditorium on Nov. 22-23 under the direction of Dani Carroll. Doors ...

Live mariachi music to highlight Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration

From staff reports STEUBENVILLE — A mariachi musical celebration in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be held at Franciscan University of Steubenville at 9 p.m. Saturday in the J.C. Williams Center atrium. The event is free and open to the public and will include complimentary ...

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra stars perform classical greats

From staff reports WHEELING — Wheeling Symphony Orchestra’s next concert in its 90th season, Hometown’s Finest: Mezare & Driscol, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Capitol Theatre. The show will feature symphony principal musicians Roi Mezare on clarinet and Robert ...

‘Pixburgh’ at Science After Hours planned

PITTSBURGH — Carnegie Science Center will host an epic festival of everything “Pixburgh” at Science After Hours: Yinzer Friendsgiving from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. The event is open to those 21 and older, and activities will include: ¯ Staff will fire a 10-inch, million-volt Tesla ...

Weirton increases police and fire service fee

WEIRTON — Beginning in July, Weirton residents will be seeing an increase in their yearly payment to the city’s Police and Fire Service Fee. During their regular meeting Tuesday, council voted 4-3 on the second, and final, reading of Ordinance 2105, amending and re-enacting the fee which ...

An end to greyhound racing?

WHEELING — A survey sanctioned by the anti-greyhound racing group Grey2K USA Worldwide indicates an overwhelming majority of West Virginians want greyhound racing eliminated in West Virginia, and oppose $15 million in “subsidies” the industry receives from the state. Senate Majority ...