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Supreme Court sides against employees

WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that businesses can prohibit their workers from banding together in disputes over pay and conditions in the workplace, a decision that affects an estimated 25 million non-unionized employees. With the court’s five conservative members in ...

U.S. demands changes in Iran policies post-nuke deal

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Monday demanded that Iran make wholesale changes in its military and regional policies or face “the strongest sanctions in history,” as it sought to turn up heat on Tehran after President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from a landmark ...

Batch tells Bethany grads to ‘dream big’

BETHANY — Charlie Batch, a former NFL quarterback, encouraged Bethany College graduates Saturday to expect greatness out of life. He was the star speaker for the school’s 178th commencement ceremony. With the event moved indoors due to rain, Batch anchored the stage at the Hummel Field ...

Michael Hayden discusses foreign policy

WHEELING — American foreign policy is changing with the times, and the rest of the world wants the old America back, according to former CIA Director General Michael V. Hayden. Hayden discussed the issue of how America is being perceived internationally during a stop in Wheeling ...

Bowling them over

Jeri Edwards, a 2018 United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame inductee, was in Weirton Sunday working with a group of 13 bowlers from the Holiday Lanes USBC Youth Bowling program, eight of whom are preparing for national competition. Edwards is a member of the Ohio Sports Hall of Fame and ...

United Bank sponsors Ogden Half Marathon

WHEELING — United Bank is proud to sponsor the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic, which will be held Saturday. The Ohio Valley course is well known for its changes in elevation and often referred to as the “Toughest Half Marathon in America.” United is a longtime supporter of this ...

Commonsense Connections’ event has several local stops in the plans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has announced his 10th “Commonsense Connections” event, which will include staff visiting every county in West Virginia to meet with residents and hear their concerns. Manchin’s office representatives are scheduled to make 100 stops ...

Mountain Bike Club pushing kids to new heights at Oglebay Park

WHEELING — Youngsters climbing on mountain bikes at Camp Russel in Oglebay Park Saturday morning thought they were just having a good time learning about this challenging, but fun sport. Little did they know they also were getting a good dose of fresh-air, exercise and camaraderie. Those ...

Musical ‘Rust!’ set at Masonic Temple

STEUBENVILLE — The Harmonium Project is hosting its annual musical fundraiser Saturday through Monday at the Masonic Temple, 227 N. Fourth St. “Rust!” features a cast and crew of more than 70, an original jazz score performed by members of the Tri-State Community Band and local rock ...

AREA GRADUATIONS

The following is a list of 2018 area graduations planned: HIGH SCHOOLS • Oak Glen High School — 7 p.m. Thursday at the school • Toronto High School — 7 p.m. Friday, high school gymnasium. • Harrison High School — 7 p.m. Friday, John W. Stephenson Center. • Edison High ...

Trump ‘demands’ a DOJ review

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will “demand” this week that the Justice Department open an investigation into whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes and whether any demands or requests for such action originated with the Obama ...

U.S., China put trade war on hold

WASHINGTON — The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world’s two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at bringing down America’s massive trade deficit with Beijing. “We are putting the trade war on hold,” Treasury Secretary ...

Blankenship to seek Senate seat as Constitution Party nominee

Despite a "sour grapes" clause in West Virginia election regulations, Don Blankenship announced today his intention to campaign for U.S. Senate as a member of the Constitution Party. Blankenship had sought the Republican nomination for the Senate seat currently held by U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, ...

Madonna seniors take the next step

WEIRTON — Prior to beginning the next phase of their life Sunday, the 46 members of Weirton Madonna’s Class of 2018 were reminded of the family they have made in their four years of high school, and encouraged to pursue their dreams with determination and wisdom. Welcomed by Class ...

Ready to ride

A group of six area residents and supporters of Tri-State Christian Academy are in the midst of an annual bicycle ride to raise funds for the local school. This year’s ride, dubbed Jesus’ Journey Freedom 1009, is scheduled through Wednesday, with the riders traveling a combined 1,009 miles ...

Concert and events series set to kick off on Friday

WEIRTON — Music will be drifting from the Weirton Event Center, beginning Friday, as the annual community summer concert series kicks off. Organized by the Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Burea, each concert is free of charge and open to the public, with gates opening at 6 p.m. ...

They’ve got the beat

From left, Savannah Grooms, Sidney Felouzis and Matthew Kolb of the Brooke High School Band drum line led children from Brooke County elementary schools in pounding out a rhythm during Brooke County Schools’ Fun Day Friday. It was one of many activities offered to the children as a reward for ...

Riders sought for area vanpool, carpool plan

STEUBENVILLE — Area residents looking to save money on their daily commutes to work and school can consider participating in a vanpool or carpool arranged by the Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission. BHJ Office Manager Adrienne Ward has matched local residents seeking ...

Hancock County officials give West Nile advice

NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Health Department has launched its annual dead bird surveillance program to monitor for signs of the West Nile virus in the area. Residents are asked to contact the health department at (304) 564-3343 if they see any dead birds in the county. In some ...

8-year-old Marshall basketball fan ‘signs’ with the Herd

HUNTINGTON (AP) — Calvin Fields, a second-grade student at Ceredo-Kenova Elementary School, signed this past week with the Marshall Thundering Herd men’s basketball program. Seated between his mother, Brentney Fields, and Marshall head coach Dan D’Antoni at a table in the Cam Henderson ...