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Recognizing the importance of service

WEIRTON — Those gathered at the Millsop Community Center Sunday morning were reminded of the importance of the service provided by the nation’s veterans, both while serving in the military and after they return home. Sunday’s service began with a dual purpose, marking a special ...

Fallen Vietnam veteran remembered

FOLLANSBEE — A young man who died while serving his country will be remembered each day the U.S. and state flags are raised or lowered at the Cross Creek War Memorial outside the Follansbee American Legion Post at Main and Raymond streets. That’s because the flagpoles have been replaced ...

In remembering WWI, world warned of resurging ‘old demons’

PARIS — World leaders with the power to make war but a duty to preserve peace solemnly marked the end of World War I’s slaughter 100 years ago at commemorations Sunday that drove home the message “never again” but also exposed the globe’s new political fault lines. As Donald Trump, ...

Gov. Justice calls off special session after Loughry’s resignation

CHARLESTON — The resignation of a West Virginia Supreme Court justice recently convicted of federal charges prompted the governor Sunday to cancel a special legislative session that was to consider the justice’s removal. It was the latest development in an impeachment scandal miring some ...

Gold Star Families monument planned for waterfront

WHEELING — A tribute to the families and relatives who sacrificed a loved one for our freedom is being planned for the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater at Wheeling’s Heritage Port. The campaign to raise funds for a Gold Star Families Monument is well underway, said John Nanny, chairman of ...

Grow Ohio Valley champions winter farming

WHEELING (AP) — Traditionally, the autumn harvest signals the end of the growing season, but that isn’t the case anymore in the Wheeling area. In fact, leaders of Grow Ohio Valley and several local farmers are demonstrating that vegetables and herbs can be grown locally throughout the ...

W.Va. officials expect few trappers

CHARLESTON (AP) — Prices are down for furs, and West Virginia authorities are not expecting many trappers this year. Rich Rogers is the furbearer project leader for the state Division of Natural Resources. He told the Charleston Gazette-Mail likely only the most die-hard trappers will put ...

O Christmas tree

Two large Christmas trees were put up on Saturday at Historic Fort Steuben in preparation for the opening of Nutcracker Village and Advent Market. Volunteer Dan Carroll of Wintersville works to install a branch on the tree near the Federal Land Office. The other tree is located in the fountain ...

Leadership Ohio Valley begins its year

WEIRTON — For 27 years, the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce has looked to identify new leaders for the future of the region. While the name of the program has changed, the goal remains the same as Friday and Saturday saw the kickoff of the new class of Leadership Ohio Valley. "This year's ...

Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry resigns

CHARLESTON — Days before lawmakers were scheduled to hold another special session to draw up a new article of impeachment, Justice Allen Loughry saved them the trouble and has resigned. Gov. Jim Justice announced Loughry's resignation Saturday evening, a day after he called a special session ...

Weirton tree lighting set for Saturday

WEIRTON — The City of Weirton is ready to light up the night. For the third consecutive year, Mayor Harold Miller will host the annual North End Tree Lighting Ceremony, set to begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Main Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. The event, which is open to ...

Filling the truck

Lt. Col. Mark Bell stands outside of a Salvation Army truck at the Weirton Wal-Mart Saturday morning, accepting donations of new toys for area children, as well as new clothing and non-perishable food items. The donations will be used as part of this year's Christmas distribution by the ...

Senate files petition for rehearing on Workman case

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Senate is calling on the state Supreme Court of Appeals to fix a decision that has caused a constitutional crisis between the legislative and judicial branches. Attorneys for the Senate filed a petition for rehearing Monday after an all-appointed circuit judge ...

Senate, House Republican majorities intact after high turnout election

CHARLESTON — In a year in which thousands of teachers descended on the State Capitol Building and the Republican legislative majority's first midterm election since taking both chambers in 2014, the party of Lincoln will maintain control of the statehouse for two more years. "From a ...

Food drive

The employees of United Bank in Weirton are accepting non-perishable food items and monetary donations throughout November. All food items and money will be presented to local charitable organizations. -- Contributed

WWII vet celebrates 100th birthday

STEUBENVILLE — At 100, Steubenville native Harry J. “Buff” Buffone distinguishes himself on two fronts. For one thing, he’s among a growing group of centenarians, as more people enjoy longevity and reach the 100-years-old mark. But as a veteran of World War II, he’s in a diminishing ...

Civil War Days honoring deeply rooted legacies

HUNTINGTON (AP) — It’s been 157 years since an estimated 700 Confederate cavalrymen raided the small town of Guyandotte, only to withdraw before Union reinforcements torched much of the secessionist-leaning village the next day. In the grand scheme of the Civil War, it was just one of ...

YWCA honoring Women of Distinction

STEUBENVILLE — For their work and contributions to the community, the YWCA of Steubenville will honor six local women at its annual Women of Distinction fundraiser banquet set for Nov. 29 at Hellenic Hall at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 300 S. Fourth St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with ...

Weirton United Way at 63 percent of goal

WEIRTON — The Weirton United Way is at 63 percent of its goal for the 2018 campaign. The announcement of $152,272 raised was made Friday morning during a report breakfast held at the Weirton Salvation Army quonset hut, with Cols. Mark and Alice Bell serving as the guest speakers. "There's ...

Medicare expands access to in-home support for seniors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare is experimenting with a new direction in health care. Starting next year, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services such as help with chores and respite for caregivers through private Medicare Advantage insurance plans. There's a growing ...