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‘Endurance’ will be available to consumers

LORDSTOWN — Consumer interest and demand for Lordstown Motors Corp.’s battery-powered commercial pickup truck has caused the electric vehicle manufacturer to expand the offering into the passenger market. The company announced Thursday the truck — the Endurance — will be available to ...

Count Me In: West Virginia prepares for 2020 Census

CHARLESTON — With the 2020 Census just around the corner, state officials and community leaders are planning to make sure that every West Virginian gets counted. The census has been conducted every 10 years since 1790. The U.S. Constitution requires the census to determine how people are ...

Weirton parade to bring ‘the magic of Christmas’

WEIRTON — The countdown has begun, and the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce is looking to bring "The Magic of Christmas," to the community. The Weirton Christmas Parade, organized each year by the chamber, is set for Saturday along the city's Main Street. "The parade will start at 6 p.m.," ...

‘Hop’ showcases local artists

Area residents were able to hop around several local sites Saturday, getting a taste of the growing arts community of the Tri-State Area. The inaugural Art Hop, organized by the Top of West Virginia Arts Council and Highland Springs Farm and Barn With Inn Bed & Breakfast, with support from ...

Impeachment inquiry crossroads: Keep going or time to vote?

WASHINGTON (AP) — They've heard enough. With stunning testimony largely complete, the House, the Senate and the president are swiftly moving on to next steps in the historic impeachment inquiry of Donald J. Trump. "Frankly, I want a trial," Trump declared Friday, and it looks like he's going ...

Prepare for savings

STEUBENVILLE —Thursday is Thanksgiving Day, and that means the Christmas shopping season is ready to kick into high gear. As readers of the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times know, the best way to prepare yourself before hitting the stores this weekend is to pick up a copy of our ...

Thanksgiving closings

Many area government agencies will adjust their schedules in observance of Thanksgiving. Those changes include: • Brooke County Courthouse will be closed Thursday and Friday. • Brooke County Public Library and its Follansbee Branch will close early, at 3 p.m., Wednesday and remain closed ...

No one hurt in Mountain State Carbon plant fire in Follansbee

FOLLANSBEE — Firefighters from Follansbee, Hooverson Heights and Weirton were called to extinguish a fire at about 8 a.m. Saturday at the Mountain State Carbon plant. City Fire Chief Larry Rea said the Weirton department was called to bring a second ladder truck to the fire, which occurred ...

Steubenville’s Pride Committee will be back in action

STEUBENVILLE — The city’s Pride Committee will be back in action Tuesday, passing out free hot dogs, chips, drinks and treats to kids in the Steubenville Lights Up the Night crowd who otherwise might leave the festivities with an empty stomach. “We want to make sure families can come ...

Police: Woman stabbed another in belief she was wearing fur

CLEVELAND (AP) — A woman with a history of attacks on people wearing fur has been charged with attempted murder for stabbing a woman she believed was wearing the material at a church outside Cleveland, police said. Meredith Lowell, 35, is being held on a $1 million bond after the attack ...

Trump denigrates US diplomats, pushes conspiracy theories

WASHINGTON (AP) — Offering his own take on five long days of public hearings, President Donald Trump brushed off the impeachment inquiry as "total nonsense" on Friday and bad-mouthed a number of the U.S. diplomats who testified to Congress about his Ukraine pressure campaign. In one breath, ...

FBI lawyer suspected of altering Russia probe document

WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI lawyer is suspected of altering a document related to surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser, a person familiar with the situation said Friday. President Donald Trump, who has long attacked as a "hoax" and a "witch hunt" the FBI's investigation into ties ...

Weirton Light the Night postponed to Sunday

WEIRTON — Weirton officials have postponed the city's Light the Night tree lighting festivities until Sunday out of concern for the weather. Light up activities, which will include the lighting of the community Christmas tree, live entertainment, free refreshments and fireworks, will begin ...

Wellsburg events helping to ring in holidays

WELLSBURG — Thanksgiving weekend will be a busy time in Wellsburg, as the city's Christmas parade is joined by two other events: A lightup immediately following it at the newly decorated Central Park and the Downtown Wellsburg group's Maker's Market at the former American Legion headquarters ...

New fire contract passes first reading in Weirton

WEIRTON — Efforts to cement a new contract for members of the Weirton Fire Department took a step forward Thursday during a special city council meeting. Following an almost 40-minute executive session, council voted 7-0 on the first reading of an ordinance modifying the city's salary ...

Boil order issued following line break in Weirton

WEIRTON — The Weirton Area Water Board has issued a boil order following a water line break and repair on South 11th Street today. Areas affected by the boil order are Hillcrest Road, the 100 block of School Street, Lane G, Pikeview Road and Beech Road. The boil order will be in place for ...

Delegates team up for technology caucus

WHEELING — Delegates Shawn Fluharty and Moore Capito want to start the Legislature talking about inspiring technology and innovation in West Virginia. Fluharty, D-Ohio, and Capito, R-Kanawha, have teamed to form a bipartisan “Tech Caucus” for the 2020 regular legislative session, which ...

Bethany College looks to expand its international presence on campus

BETHANY — Dozens of Bethany College faculty, staff and students took part in recent discussions about how to expand the international presence of the campus, community and curriculum. Kara A. Godwin, director of internationalization at the American Council on Education, led three campus ...

Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway is today

WHEELING — The Bethlehem Temple Food Ministries will once again provide Thanksgiving food baskets to those in need to begin this holiday season. Baskets containing the makings for a full Thanksgiving meal — and a little bit more to eat later — will be distributed beginning at 11 a.m. ...