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Slemp named interim state health officer

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CHARLESTON — After seven years away, Dr. Catherine Slemp is returning to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources as the interim state health officer and director of the Bureau of Public Health. Slemp’s appointment is also a key cog in the machine at DHHR working to ...

Visit with trick-or-treaters

Community

During the annual trick-or-treat held Oct. 24, residents of the Villa Vista Royale and the Villa Royale gave out candy and the facilities offered refreshments for more than 100 children and their parents. “It was open to the community and is something we do every year,” explained Sue ...

Births

Daily Happenings

Victoria Purks and Nicholas McAvoy of Weirton, a boy, Oct. 28. Jennifer Wade and Ja’Martay Wise of Steubenville, a boy, Oct. 6. Kylee and Anthony Travers of East Liverpool, a girl, Oct. 12. LaKisha Jeter of Aaron Carlisle of Steubenville, a boy, Oct. 11. Jessica and Justin Bell of ...

GOP retains control of W.Va. Legislature

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CHARLESTON — Though they suffered some important losses, Republicans retained control of both houses of the state Legislature during the Tuesday election. Unofficial results of the balloting early Wednesday indicated that the next regular session of the Legislature, beginning in January, ...

Hale named publisher of The Weirton Daily Times and Herald-Star

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STEUBENVILLE — John Hale has been named publisher of the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times. The announcement came Wednesday from Perry Nardo, regional publisher for Ogden Newspapers. “John’s understanding of the Steubenville-Weirton market and our employees made him a perfect ...

Trump, Democrats confront thorny life together

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Suddenly facing life under divided government, President Donald Trump and congressional leaders talked bipartisanship Wednesday but then bluntly previewed the fault lines to come. Trump threatened to go after House Democrats who try to investigate him, while Rep. Nancy ...

Trump mocks GOP losers who kept their distance from him

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Rejecting any hint of a setback, President Donald Trump on Wednesday mocked members of his own party who were defeated in the midterm elections after distancing themselves from him and suggested that the Republicans’ loss of a House majority could turn out to be ...

Earlier Sundays for casinos must wait

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FOLLANSBEE — City council members on Monday learned they must take more steps to allow the city’s casinos to open earlier on Sundays. They also heard announcements from Mayor David Velegol Jr., who said banners honoring the city’s veterans will be unveiled at a ceremony on Monday, and ...

Wheeling voters reject $22M public safety levy

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WHEELING — A majority of Wheeling voters said “yes” Tuesday to building a new public safety building downtown, but that wasn’t enough. State laws requires municipal levies to have more than 60 percent approval from voters to pass, and just 53 percent of those casting ballots in ...

Vacant properties topic in Steubenville

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STEUBENVILLE — City Council members said Tuesday they’re open to revisiting a 2014 ordinance requiring owners of vacant properties to register them and pay an annual fee, but that doesn’t mean they’re willing to scuttle the measure altogether — or that they’re willing to circumvent ...

Area native Goodwin elected mayor of Charleston

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CHARLESTON — Wheeling native Amy Shuler-Goodwin was elected Tuesday as the next mayor of Charleston. Unofficial results showed the Democrat Goodwin capturing 9,488 votes in the race; Republican JB Akers, 8,492; and Independent Andy Backus, 689. Goodwin will succeed Mayor Danny Jones, who ...

W.Va. voters say nation headed right way

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A majority of voters casting midterm election ballots in West Virginia said the country is headed in the right direction, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate. As voters cast ballots for U.S. Senate and members of Congress in Tuesday’s elections, AP VoteCast found ...

Manchin defeats Morrisey

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CHARLESTON — In his victory speech Tuesday night, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said he was surprised by how much attention President Donald Trump paid to his race against Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. “I never expected this race to be the national race it turned out to be,” Manchin ...

Holiday Splendor set for Dec. 2; tickets on sale through Nov. 26

Community

WINTERSVILLE — The approach of the holiday season brings the return of a Christmas season staple as the 17th-annual installment of Holiday Splendor is set for Dec. 2. The luncheon and style show featuring a variety of vendors and boutique shopping will be held at St. Florian Hall in ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Arrested: Joenika L. White, 36, 1130A Lincoln Ave., warrant charging criminal trespass, Monday. Theft: Vehicle window broken Monday while parked at the YMCA, 3151 Johnson Road, and purse taken. Cited: Justin L. Ridinger, 42, 662 Prospect Ave., speeding; and Johannes S. ...

McKinley wins his fifth term in U.S. House

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WHEELING — U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley said the next term of Congress “doesn’t have to chase every rabbit,” and should stay focused on the key issues of economic resurgence, reforming heath care and fighting the national opioid crisis. McKinley won his fifth term Tuesday in the U.S. ...

Community news from around the area

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Santa’s Runway is Saturday at Millsop Community Center WEIRTON — Santa’s Runway craft and vendor show will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Millsop Community Center, 3420 Main St. The fourth-annual event will feature more than 75 local vendors offering handmade ...

Youth group collecting items for outreach project

Community

FOLLANSBEE — The Sycamore Tree Ministries Youth Group will again be collecting items, through Nov. 19, to be distributed to children in underdeveloped countries by Operation Christmas Child. Suggested items include personal hygiene items, except toothpaste; small stuffed animals; and ...