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West Virginia judges face growing number of child neglect cases

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WHEELING — West Virginia's judges face similar problems in their courts — which most often are related to a growing number of child abuse and neglect cases and the state's opioid epidemic. Judges from across the state gathered at Wheeling's Oglebay Park last week for the Spring Circuit ...

Justice Workman tells U.S. Supreme Court her side of impeachment

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CHARLESTON — Margaret Workman, a justice on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals impeached last summer by the House of Delegates, gave her side of the story in a filing with the U.S. Supreme Court Friday. The nation's highest court is considering hearing two challenges to an October ...

Trinity West nurses run for fun

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WHEELING — A group of four friends who are nurses at Steubenville’s Trinity Medical Center West participated together in Sunday’s Tough as Nails Urban Challenge. Amber Marini, Kristina Pegg, Shannon Phsarce and Analiza Rossi uniformed themselves in gray shirts with red, white and blue ...

State prosecutors struggle with human trafficking cases

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BOSTON (AP) — Laws cracking down on human trafficking are on the books in all 50 states, but convictions are notoriously elusive, and state prosecutors haven't come close to matching the success their federal counterparts have had in winning cases. States need to add resources into support ...

Wheeling Hospital chief executive officer retires

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WHEELING — Wheeling Hospital CEO Ron Violi announced his retirement Friday. Msgr. Kevin M. Quirk, hospital board president, said Violi had served as CEO since January 2006. In a press release, officials stated, "Under his leadership, Wheeling Hospital affected an amazing turnaround. When ...

United Way of Jefferson County reflects on 2018-19 campaign

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STEUBENVILLE — Outgoing United Way of Jefferson County President Tony Mougianis told volunteers Thursday they might not have reached their $400,000 goal for the 2018-19 campaign, but "we will get there" next year. Mougianis's comments came as the organization feted the volunteers whose ...

W.Va. beauty queen takes over as farmer’s market chief

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — It's hard to imagine someone's life coming full circle by the time they reach 28 years of age — but it's fair to say, that's exactly what's happened for Nichole Greene, 2016's Miss West Virginia USA and now the executive director for Charleston's Capitol Market. "I ...

Trump opens state visit, needles Japan over trade issues

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TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. "Maybe that's why you like me so much," he joshed. Trump also promoted the U.S. under his leadership, saying "there's never been a ...

Howdy’s Dari Owl celebrates half a century

Business

FOLLANSBEE — A town landmark, Howdy’s Dari Owl is celebrating 50 years in the business just in time for summer. Brian Verner is the ice cream shop’s third generation owner. “The people would have run me out if I didn’t carry on,” joked Verner. “It’s a town treasure for a lot ...

Women’s golf news

Community

CADIZ WOMEN’S GOLF LEAGUE The Cadiz Women’s Golf League played a “Best Ball” game on May 22. Hostesses Tracy Amos and Pat Beamer announced winners as: First-place team of Roberta Cireddu, Nep Rowland and Peg Buchanan; second place, the team of Tracy Amos and Pat Beamer; and ...

West Virginia Senate unveils new education bill

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CHARLESTON — Giving the citizens of West Virginia the start of the three-day weekend to review, the state Senate released their much-anticipated education reform package late Friday afternoon. The 144-page document includes the Senate's answer to the controversial Senate Bill 451 that died ...

Weirton’s Chatt Golden recognized

Business

WERTON — Chatt Golden, a Weirton resident, has won the Excellence in Government, Federal Executive Board Community Service 2019 Gold Award Golden has been employed at VA Pittsburgh since 2010. He started his career as a police officer, transferred to the human resources department in 2014 ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Cited: Sean A. Moodie, 250 Morningside Drive, Wintersville, expired license, Friday. Cited: Richard McCartney, 27, Hunter Drive, Wellsburg, no operators license and criminal trespassing, Friday. Cited: Howard G. Scurry, 1404 Oregon Ave., criminal trespassing, ...

Madonna graduates encouraged to work hard, make their mark

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WEIRTON—Before beginning the next phase of their lives, members of the Weirton Madonna Class of 2019 heard some words of wisdom from a fellow Blue Don whose work helps to keep some of the world's information and technology protected. Daniel Manack, a member of the Weirton Madonna Class of ...

National Nursing Home Week

Business

Capital Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers, the Laurels of Steubenville and Sienna Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation treated members of Prime Time Senior Center to an ice cream sundae bar as part of events held during National Nursing Home Week, May 12-18. “This is a special week for ...

Weirton Council workshop to discuss rental registration

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WEIRTON — The possibility of a rental registration ordinance in the city of Weirton may be returning. Weirton Council has scheduled a work session for 9 a.m. Tuesday for the purpose of discussing and developing a new proposal for a rental registration ordinance in the city. As the meeting ...

$6M dollar project at Tappan Marina approved

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TAPPAN LAKE — This fall, customers of Tappan Lake Marina will begin to see the first steps of a complete renovation of the MWCD-owned and operated facility. Improvements at the facility began in 2017 with the installation of more than 200 new boat slips and with the addition of 36 more in ...

Putting the pieces together

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A group of volunteers gathered Saturday at Cove Commons to continue work on a public mosaic project depicting aspects of the history of the Weirton community. The mosaic, developed under the auspices of Renaissance Weirton and with direction from committee member Elaine Klar, who designed the ...

Scholars receive $28,300 from Cadiz alumni

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CADIZ — The Cadiz High School Alumni Association announced its annual scholarship recipients at the Harrison Central High School Awards Assembly on Monday where $28,300 was awarded to 18 Harrison Central students. ¯ The John and Margaret Tabacchi Family Scholarships this year were $3,000 ...