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Easter Egg Drive

The Easter Bunny hands bags of candy-filled eggs to local youth, Saturday, during the Easter Egg Drive Through event organized by the Weirton Parks Board. Approximately 150 kids took part in the event, which was sponsored by Hancock County Savings Bank, Weirton McDonald’s, Weirton Dairy ...

Weirton Parks officials looking toward future

WEIRTON — The Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation is trying to look ahead when it comes to maintaining the city’s parks for the future, and making certain their is an open dialogue with members of city council and the city administration. As part of a special council meeting Tuesday, ...

Biden is looking to restore faith in government

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Joe Biden preaches patience but acts with urgency, his vision of the powers of the Oval Office is quickly taking shape, modeled after Democratic predecessors who dramatically expanded the reach of government to confront generational crises. In a recent meeting ...

House passes budget bill

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia House of Delegates passed its version of Gov. Jim Justice’s budget bill Friday with members asking leadership to defend the bill from changes by the Senate. House Bill 2022 passed in an 83-14 vote Friday afternoon after a lengthy debate on amendments and the ...

Hymns through masks: Christians mark another pandemic Easter

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Christianity's most joyous feast day was celebrated worldwide with the faithful spaced apart in pews and singing choruses of "Hallelujah" through face coverings on a second Easter Sunday marked by pandemic precautions. From vast Roman Catholic cathedrals to Protestant ...

House, Senate disagree on bill limiting governor’s emergency powers

CHARLESTON — The debate was polite, but representatives of the House of Delegates and Senate could not hammer out a compromise Friday on a bill to limit the emergency powers of the governor. Members of the conference committee on House Bill 2003, relating to the authority and obligations of ...