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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 ...

Allen Loughry submits resignation from W.Va. Supreme Court

CHARLESTON — Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry, who had been impeached by the House of Delegates earlier this year and was convicted by a federal jury on 11 felony counts, has submitted his letter of resignation from the court. Gov. Jim Justice announced Saturday he had received Loughry's ...

Thirty-three indicted by Brooke grand jury

WELLSBURG — A Brooke County teacher accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a pupil and a former Bethany College student charged with assaulting a Brooke County sheriff's deputy were among 33 indicted by a Brooke County grand jury on Monday. First Judicial Circuit Court Judge ...

Former Marine: Thank veterans for your freedom

WELLSBURG — Marine Corps veteran Jack Ernest told students at Brooke High School's Veterans Day assembly on Friday that while touring the school with Principal Tim Pannett, he was impressed by many of the posters they had created and displayed in the halls. He noted one read, "We started as ...

Trump opens armistice visit to France with jab at Macron

PARIS — President Donald Trump wasted no time taking a poke at his French host Friday as he arrived in Paris for events marking the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I, tweeting as he landed that President Emmanuel Macron had made an “insulting” proposal to build ...

USW to hold retirement meeting

WEIRTON — The United Steelworkers Union Local 2911 will hold a special meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the upstairs of the union hall, 2971 West St., Weirton, for employees considering retirement. The meeting will focus on the retirement process and the benefits available to ArcelorMittal ...

Chamber elects new leaders, plans events

WELLSBURG — Plans for the Wellsburg Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade and other upcoming events were discussed at a meeting Thursday presided by the group’s new president and vice president. Recently elected president and vice president by the chamber’s executive board were Luke ...

Fines, laws to tighten for land, junkyards

CHESTER — By the beginning of December, Chester city officials will look to tighten their laws and fines regarding unsightly properties and junkyards in the city. Chester Council, on Monday, approved a motion to enter into legislation an amended property maintenance and junkyard ordinance, ...

Light up night for Oglebay’s Festival of Lights held

WHEELING — The magic of the Christmas season was captured Thursday evening by a petite young third-grader and a box of crayons. Lakin Chambers, a pupil at Woodsdale Elementary School, created a new birthday-themed light display for Oglebay’s 90th anniversary and the park’s Winter ...