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Woman’s Club of Steubenville celebrates 120 years of service

STEUBENVILLE — The proud history of the Woman’s Club of Steubenville and the broad scope of its accomplishments and impact in the city were highlighted by one of the organization’s longtime members during a special presentation. Marge Bedortha, a more than 40-year member, overviewed all ...

Amid cheers and a tweet, ‘Masha’ has her moment

WASHINGTON (AP) — In chilling detail, ousted U.S. Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch described to Trump impeachment investigators Friday how she felt threatened upon learning that President Donald Trump had promised Ukraine’s leader she was “going to go through some ...

Brooke Schools launches new website, app

WELLSBURG — Whether at home or on the go, parents of Brooke County youth and other community members can learn more about the county's school district through its new website at brooke.k12.wv.us. Superintendent Jeffrey Crook also has announced parents and guardians also will be able to ...

Rising in rank

Standing before family and friends, Friday afternoon, Weirton Police officer Marc DeAngelo, right, took the oath of office from Mayor Harold Miller, rising to the rank of sergeant in the department. Also pictured, at left, is Police Chief Rob Alexander. -- Craig Howell

Commission OKs purchase of new equipment for sheriff’s department

NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Commission approved the purchase of new body armor for the county Sheriff's Department at Thursday's meeting. Sheriff Ralph Fletcher reported body armor has a life expectancy of five years, and it has been about five years since the county made the last ...

No diary, note, motive found in California school shooting

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A homicide official said Friday that investigators did not find a diary, manifesto or note belonging to the boy who killed two people outside his Southern California high school on his 16th birthday. No motive or rationale has been established yet in the Thursday ...

Roger Stone guilty of witness tampering, lying to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roger Stone, a longtime friend and ally of President Donald Trump, was found guilty Friday of witness tampering and lying to Congress about his pursuit of Russian-hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton's 2016 election bid. Stone was convicted of all seven counts in a ...

Operation Gratitude

Weirton Elementary kicked off “Operation Gratitude” for the second year during the school’s Nov. 7 PTA meeting. Karen Karavanic spoke of the purpose of “Operation Gratitude” and its origin. Weirton Elementary will be collecting items through Nov. 26 for military personnel deployed ...

New Cumberland moves forward with utility updates

NEW CUMBERLAND — The city’s water and sewer committee met Tuesday evening, opting to move forward with updates to both the city’s water and sewer systems. The water project is moving along faster than the sewer project, officials explained. The city will have more information on the ...

Soup kitchen, church hosting ‘Soup Bowl’ fundraiser Sunday

WHEELING — Local potters are throwing support — and some pots — to help with an upcoming Thanksgiving dinner for Wheeling’s needy. The Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling and St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church are jointly hosting a “Soup Bowl” fundraiser this weekend at the ...

Apprenticeship program announced

WEIRTON — With the stroke of a pen and a handshake, a new educational opportunity was launched Thursday for employees of Bidell Gas Compression’s facility in Weirton. In the midst of National Apprenticeship Week, officials with Bidell were joined by representatives of the U.S. Department ...

Charter schools policy out for comment

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Board of Education will place a proposed charter schools policy on public comment for the next 60 days. The state board met Thursday in Charleston to review policies and agreed to place Policy 3300: Public Charter Schools on a 60-day public comment period, ...

NFL reacts swiftly with suspension

CLEVELAND — Myles Garrett is done playing for the Cleveland Browns this season. The NFL isn't saying when the star defensive end will play again. Garrett was suspended for at least the rest of the regular season and postseason by the league Friday, hours after he shockingly used a helmet ...

Brooke schools to adopt new program for reading skills

WELLSBURG — Educators at Brooke County’s two primary schools have a new tool to help their pupils learn reading and other language skills. On Monday the county school board learned about the schools’ implemention of teaching strategies developed by Success for All from Alex Rodriguez, a ...

Weirton to hold sobriety checkpoint

WEIRTON — The Weirton Police Department, in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint, from 7:30 p.m., Nov. 22, to 12:30 a.m., Nov. 23 along Penco Road. The checkpoint is part of efforts to enforce the state’s impaired driving laws.

Pelosi says Trump’s Ukraine actions amounted to ‘bribery’

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are refining part of their impeachment case against the president to a simple allegation: Bribery. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday brushed aside the Latin phrase “quid pro quo” that Democrats have been using to describe President Donald Trump’s ...

Man charged in instance of heroin-laced vape sicknesses

MORGANTOWN — Police in West Virginia say they have identified another source of suspected heroin-laced vaping solutions that sickened two high school students. Morgantown Police Chief Ed Preston said Thursday that an ongoing investigation of the overdoses has led to charges against ...

Student opens fire in Calif. high school, killing two

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A student pulled a gun from his backpack and opened fire at a Southern California high school Thursday, killing two students and wounding three others before shooting himself in the head on his 16th birthday, authorities said. The attacker was hospitalized in ...

Trump asks Supreme Court to block subpoena for his taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is asking the Supreme Court to block a subpoena for his tax returns, in a test of the president’s ability to defy investigations. The filing Thursday sets the stage for a high court showdown over the tax returns Trump has refused to release, unlike ...

Chamber leaders look forward while reflecting on year

FOLLANSBEE — It’s been a busy year for the Follansbee Chamber of Commerce and its leaders not only aren’t done yet, they’re planning for next year. On Wednesday Chamber President Debbie Puskarich reflected on the group’s many activities in 2019 as well as announcing upcoming events, ...