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Despite calls to start over, US health system covers 90 percent

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WASHINGTON (AP) — America's much-maligned health care system is covering 9 out of 10 people, a fact that hasn't stopped the 2020 presidential candidates from refighting battles about how to provide coverage, from Bernie Sanders' call for replacing private insurance with a government plan to ...

A new look

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Ohio Army National Guard Col. Daniel Shank cut the ribbon officially opening the Guard’s first full-time store front in Steubenville, Thursday. Located at the Fort Steuben Mall, the office will be manned by Staff Sgt. Lance Delburgge. Delburgge is a 2002 graduate of Martins Ferry High School ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Jefferson County sheriff Arrested: Calista Lee Henderson, 21, 1190 county road 26, Steubenville, domestic violence; endangering children; drug paraphernalia; and obstructing police business. Arrested: Brandy Lynn Henderson, 41, 1190 county road 26, Steubenville, outstanding warrants. ...

Kuntupis to be inducted into Weirton Hall of Fame

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WEIRTON — A former area educator, coach and athletic official is among those selected to become part of the Weirton Hall of Fame. Louis Kuntupis will be a member of the hall of fame's class of 2019, set to be inducted under the category of sports and athletics. This year's Hall of Fame ...

Real estate transfers

Business

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: David Brown (deceased) to Sharon Brown, lot 79, Ross Park Realty. Jefferson County Land Reutilization Corp. to James Nagy, lot 1, Ickis Addition. Jefferson County Land Reutilization Corp. to Joseph and Denise ...

Worms take the track in Wellsburg

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WELLSBURG —Twenty “athletes” and their human trainers competed in annual Brooke County Public Library Worm Races Thursday night. The top five winning invertebrate and their human counterparts were rewarded with a trophy and bragging rights for the next year. “We take our worms ...

Restitution available for people affected by Equifax breach

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West Virginia consumers affected by the massive Equifax data breach can now file claims as part of a $425 million consumer restitution fund, state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced this week. The claims process is now open, and eligible consumers must submit restitution claims online ...

Military service honored

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During the July 8 Weirton Council meeting, Mayor Harold Miller presented a proclamation honoring the military service of city resident Jerry Miller. Miller served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1983. Over the years, he has been active with the Weirton Chamber, the Weirton United Way, ...

WLU to host trafficking training

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WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University and the Wheeling YWCA have formed a new partnership, based on the need for training professionals who work with children. The university and the YWCA are hosting specialized training called Girls Educational & Mentoring Services that will be ...

Valley Hospice plans memorial butterfly releases

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STEUBENVILLE — Valley Hospice will host two evenings dedicated to remembering and celebrating the lives of loved ones who are no longer with us. The 15th-annual Valley Hospice Memorial Butterfly Releases will be held on Aug. 12 at the Wheeling Park White Palace in Wheeling and Aug. 14 at ...

VA FARMS pilot program helping area veterans grow

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — Beekeeping, mushroom planting and agricultural education don’t usually come to mind when military veterans come into the conversation, but a new program offered at the Hershel “Woody” Williams VA Medical Center in Huntington is well on its way to ensuring veterans have ...

Her part of ‘Her Flag’

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WEIRTON — The 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote comes in 2020, and local artist Savannah Schroll Guz will be part of a unique tribute to that. The Weirton woman has been selected to represent the state of West Virginia in the Her Flag project — ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

Daily Happenings

The following cases were cleared, court costs added, in Steubenville Municipal court with Judge John Mascio presiding: Kevin E. Belon, 51, Apartment 5, 205 S. Fourth St., violation of no contact order, one day in jail; Erica L. Carpenter, 29, Apartment 3, 1248 Pennsylvania Ave., failure to ...

U.S. economy slowed to 2.1 percent growth rate in second quarter

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy slowed sharply in the April-June quarter even as consumers stepped up their spending. The gross domestic product, the economy's total output of goods and services, grew at a 2.1 percent annual rate last quarter, down from a 3.1 percent gain in the first ...

Quarter auction for CBB

Community

The Community Bread Basket will be conducting a quarter auction fundraiser on Aug. 18 at the Masonic Hall Annex on Knights Road in Weirton. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. with the auction beginning at 1:30 p.m. There will be a variety of auction items in addition to a Chinese auction. Those who ...

US presses WTO to stop lenient trade treatment of China

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pressed the World Trade Organization on Friday to stop letting China and other economies receive lenient treatment under global trade rules by calling themselves "developing" countries. In a memo, Trump directed U.S. Trade Representative Robert ...

Community news from around the area

Community

Sacred Heart of Mary planning annual Polish Fest for Aug. 4 WEIRTON — Sacred Heart of Mary Church will hold its annual Polish Fest from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Serbian Picnic Grounds, 38 Kings Creek Road, Weirton. The festivities will begin with Mass at noon with food, games and ...

US officials: Iran test-launched a medium-range missile

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran test-launched a medium-range ballistic missile inside its borders, U.S. officials said Friday, defying Trump administration demands that it curtail the weapon program and demonstrating its intent to further push back against U.S. sanctions. The test came amid ...