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160 out of work at JSW Steel in Mingo Junction

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MINGO JUNCTION — JSW Steel has sent layoff notices to 160 workers at its Mingo Junction plant as the company plans a temporary closure due to the economic impact from the coronavirus pandemic. The Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notice was sent Tuesday to announce “the temporary ...

Justice lauds job numbers as cases rise

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice praised the state’s June unemployment rate Wednesday, even as he weighed extending the closure of bars in Monongalia County due to the explosion of the COVID-19 virus in young adults. According to a release from WorkForce West Virginia, Wednesday, the ...

Eastern Gateway Community College keeps Geoghegan president

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STEUBENVILLE — Eastern Gateway Community College’s board of directors took the “interim” out of Mike Geoghegan’s title Wednesday, saying he’d demonstrated clear, effective and decisive leadership during difficult times. “Since taking on this role six months ago, Mike has ...

Safety costs complicate school reopening plans

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As school districts across the country decide how and when they can bring students back to campus safely, a major sticking point is emerging: the money to make it happen. Keeping public schools for 50 million students and more than 7 million staff safe from the coronavirus could require more ...

Madonna High School graduates the Class of 2020

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WEIRTON — Madonna High School has listed is 2020 graduates. They include: ¯ Kelsey Ann Crawford, the daughter of Michael and Karen Crawford. She graduated first in the Class of 2020 with a 4.42 grade-point average and is on the distinguished honor roll. Crawford served as class ...

Police reports

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Steubenville police Fraud: A Pennsylvania Avenue resident said someone purchased items on her debit card without her permission, Tuesday. Too high: A notice of violation was sent to the owner of a property at 513 Lawson Ave., weeds. Cited: Amy Jones, 34, 1588 State Route 43, Richmond, ...

Quaker Ridge Arboretum and Nature Trails work begins

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RICHMOND — A Jefferson County farm first platted in 1808 by Robert Galloway will be the future home of an arboretum and nature trails. With county commissioners, Salem Township trustees, board members of the Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District and others in attendance, a ...

‘Human nature desires physical contact’

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After practicing social distancing for several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are getting back to shaking hands and even hugging, with hand sanitizer nearby. As a result, mayors and community leaders throughout the Midwest agree that while the decision to do so depends on the ...

July 16: Events canceled/postponed due to coronavirus

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Due to the precautions being taken surrounding the coronavirus, the following changes have been made regarding events and meetings in the local area: ł The 74th-annual Weirton Steel Corp. 25-Year Club picnic scheduled for Saturday has been canceled. ł Mingo Community Days, normally held ...

Weirton Police Department is about to undergo a transformation

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WEIRTON — The Weirton Police Department is about to undergo a transformation. During its meeting Monday, Weirton Council was preparing to vote on a resolution to purchase turnout gear for the police Special Response Team, when City Manager Joe DiBartolomeo announced he had pulled the ...

Police reports

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Toronto Arrested: Kylie M. Jones, 27, Massillon, possession of a controlled substance and child endangerment, July 6. Arrested: Geri R. Lee, 36, 1104 N. Fourth St., assault, July 6. Arrested: Troy D. Dennis, 42, Wellsville, driving while suspended, July 6. Arrested: Lester C. West IV, ...

Brooke commissioners back senior van purchase

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Commission Tuesday agreed to provide the match for a van for the senior nutrition program overseen by the Brooke County Committee on Aging. County Commissioner A.J. Thomas said the commission will provide $5,129 toward the van, which will be supplied by the ...

Wellsburg Council approves vacation time, pay for police

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WELLSBURG — After some discussion, Wellsburg Council moved Tuesday to pay two city officers for vacation time and holidays they worked because two new officers’s training through the West Virginia State Police Academy has been delayed by the pandemic. Following the meeting, City Police ...

Chester VFD Fall Bash postponed due to pandemic

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CHESTER — The Chester Volunteer Fire Department will not be holding its annual Fall Bash this year, according to an announcement made by the department Monday on social media. After consulting with the management of Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort, the Hancock County Health ...

Weirton planning for city-wide cleanup

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WEIRTON — The City of Weirton has planned a city-wide cleanup for the end of this month. The cleanup, being provided to current city sanitation customers, will begin with a metal items collection day on July 24, with household items picked up on regular garbage collection days July 27 to ...