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Constitution exhibit opens at fort

STEUBENVILLE — “Celebrate the Constitution,” the annual exhibit sponsored by Historic Fort Steuben and the Fort Steuben Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, opened Saturday at the Fort Steuben Visitor Center, Third and Market streets. The exhibit highlights the signers, ...

Be a guest at Urban Mission’s Longest Table

STEUBENVILLE — The Longest Table, a community dining experience to fight hunger in the Ohio Valley, is getting longer. And the Rev. Ashley Steele, executive director of Urban Mission Ministries, the event host, is excited about that. The third-annual “meal and more” will be held Sept. ...

Senate concludes Kavanaugh hearing; confirmation likely

WASHINGTON (AP) — After two marathon days questioning Brett Kavanaugh, senators concluded his Supreme Court confirmation hearing Friday by hearing from friends, foes and legal experts making their cases for and against the judge who is likely to push the high court further to the ...

Legislative leaders call for quick confirmation of Kavanaugh

CHARLESTON — Leaders in the West Virginia Senate and House of Delegates are calling on the state's senators in Washington, D.C., to quickly confirm President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. In a press conference Friday morning in the Senate President's Conference Room at ...

USW, ArcelorMittal negotiations continuing

WEIRTON — The United Steelworkers could be days away from taking a strike vote at ArcelorMittal plants in the United States, including ArcelorMittal Weirton. That was the word in an update from the union about the ongoing negotiations in Pittsburgh between the company and union on a ...

Brooke County Fair under way

Three-year-old Dawson Sullivan of Beech Bottom enjoyed a merry-go-round ride while accompanying his aunt, Samantha Murdock, to the opening night of the Brooke County Fair. The fair continues today at Brooke Hills Park with tug-of-war between fourth graders from Brooke Intermediate North and ...

Fair vendor transported for burn treatment

WELLSBURG — A food vendor at the Brooke County Fair was transported by medical helicopter for burn treatments following an accident in her food trailer Friday. Bob Fowler, director of the Brooke County emergency management, said the woman was lighting a deep fryer or grill when a propane ...

Blue Mass to be held in Weirton Tuesday

WEIRTON — A Blue Mass will be held Tuesday to honor the police, firefighters, emergency medical service personnel and military of the community, as well as their families. The Mass will be held at noon at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 229 California Ave., Weirton, with the Rev. ...

St. Paul School walks for United Way

Pupils at St. Paul School in Weirton took a lap around their school Friday afternoon, to show support for the Weirton United Way. The United Way's 2018 campaign officially gets under way Monday, raising funds to benefit several area agencies. -- Craig Howell

US hiring picked up in August as pay surged most in 9 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The pace of hiring in the United States quickened in August, and wages grew at their fastest pace in nine years — evidence that employers remain confident despite the Trump administration's ongoing conflicts with its trading partners. The economy added 201,000 jobs, and ...

LA archbishop to speak at Franciscan

STEUBENVILLE — Archbishop Jose Gomez of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles will bless Franciscan University of Steubenville’s newest residence hall and deliver a talk on the new evangelization during a visit to campus Thursday. Gomez will give a talk titled “Integration of Culture and ...

Rotary hears about WVNCC opportunities

Mike Koon, center, acting president of West Virginia Northern Community College, spoke to the Weirton Rotary Club about the opportunities provided by the college. WVNCC is rated as one of the best for the price. The nurse training program is one of the most popular and important to the ...

Toronto to hold 9/11 vigil

TORONTO — The city’s annual memorial to honor the victims of Sept. 11, 2001, on the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attack, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Third and Market streets, where the city gazebo and World War I memorial are located. “For all time the term 9/11 will ...

WLU student designers available to non-profits, start-ups

WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University seniors in the Visual Communication Design major are once again reaching out to the community to offer their time and talent to assist area non-profits. “This is the 20th year that we’ve put out the call to area non-profits and start-ups that are ...

Friendship Room to hold its fundraiser dinner on Sunday

STEUBENVILLE — “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or your rich neighbors lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind and you will be ...

Two from Ohio Valley are Emmy nominees

NEW MARTINSVILLE — Collaboration on an FX series has earned Emmy nominations for two men who grew up in the Northern Panhandle, both of whom have earned prior acclaim. Makeup artist David Williams, who grew up in New Martinsville, has been nominated for his work on “The Assassination Of ...

Release of documents dominates Kavanaugh hearing

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation tumbled into highly charged arguing Thursday over whether key documents were being withheld, and one Democrat risked Senate discipline by releasing confidential material. A newly disclosed email revealed that President Donald ...

Drug office losing leaders, experience

CHARLESTON — In a very quick and quiet move, a senior official with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources was granted approval to begin looking for another job, leaving an oversight position for a state agency charged with the state’s drug response leaderless. On ...

Brooke waste board in need of members

FOLLANSBEE — While recovering from financial difficulties, the Brooke County Solid Waste Authority is seeking three members. The board’s August meeting was canceled because it lacked a quorum following the recent deaths of Bob DiCiccio and Santo Santoro. The Brooke County Commission is ...

St. Joseph aids United Way

Students, faculty and staff at St. Joseph the Worker Grade School, on Thursday, held a dress-down day, with those participating making a donation to the Weirton United Way. The effort raised $200 toward the United Way’s 2018 campaign, which officially kicks off Monday. Taking part in the ...