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Montani Semper Liberi celebrates music, art, culture

Local News

NEW MANCHESTER — Hundreds of people, including those from Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and South Carolina, came Saturday to Montani Semper Liberi, a three-day celebration of music, the arts and cultural heritage at Oak Glen High School. Matt Cashdollar, festival committee chairman, ...

Name change

Business

The community celebrated the name change of a local firm Monday. Formally known as Cipriani Law Offices, Cipriani & Thomas Law Offices and Wellsburg Chamber of Commerce held a dinner at Dovetail Fire & Ale to commemorate the change. A.J. Thomas has worked at the firm for about eight ...

U.S. Rep. McKinley taking district issues back to Congress

Local News

CHARLESTON — West Virginia's 1st District congressman has spent much of March traveling his district and state hearing about the issues important to citizens and state leaders. U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., spent the beginning of March in Charleston meeting with Gov. Jim Justice and ...

Chick-fil-A coming to area mall

Business

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A new fast-food restaurant — Chick-fil-A — is scheduled to be built outside the Ohio Valley Mall this year. Construction of the popular eatery will soon get under way on a parcel of land in front of Macy’s, according to Joe Bell, spokesman for Cafaro Co., the ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Theft: Package taken from mailbox in the 3000 block of Sunset Boulevard, Friday. Theft: Unlocked vehicle entered in the 1900 block of McCauslen Manor and stereo equipment taken, Friday. Arrested: Randy Fuchs, 51, 302 township Road 263, Bergholz, possession of drug ...

Weirton mayoral candidates discuss their goals if elected

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WEIRTON — The city will be holding its municipal primary election April 2, with registered voters casting ballots for the offices of mayor and all seven members of city council. In the mayor's race, incumbent Harold "Bubba" Miller is facing off against challenger George Village. The ...

Wheeling-Charleston Diocese outlines efforts to protect children

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WHEELING — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston issued a letter Friday to the "faithful of the diocese," outlining diocesan efforts to ensure a safe environment for children and to deal with any allegations of sexual misconduct. The letter comes three days after West Virginia ...

Portman tours, speaks with Warren Fabricating workers

Business

HUBBARD — Regina Mitchell, chief operating officer of Warren Fabricating and Machining, can find employees, just not the right employees. She chalks that up as her biggest challenge running the Hubbard-based specialized fabricator, machiner and assembler of large steel weldments. “We ...

Wheeling Hospital announces plans for expansion

Business

BELLAIRE — To meet continuing health care needs of Belmont County residents, Wheeling Hospital is expanding its health center in Bellaire and opening an ambulatory surgical center in Bridgeport. Plans for the two facilities were announced Wednesday during a press conference at Wheeling ...

Wellsburg chamber slated to hand out honors

Local News

WELLSBURG — Members of the Wellsburg Chamber of Commerce are inviting the community to join them in a celebration of community service at the annual dinner event for April 6 at the Wellsburg Fire Hall. The event will include entertainment by Hermie & Harry’s Dueling Pianos and the ...

Technology Services Group set to launch SmartSite

Business

WHEELING — After 34 years in business in the Friendly City, Technology Services Group Inc. announced Wednesday that it is launching a new service — the SmartSite, which combines numerous networking tools into one. While many websites offer a mobile site for browsing on mobile devices, TSG ...

Real estate transfers

Business

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Tyler Sviha to Heather Mixter, 1.156 acres, Springfield Township. Federal National Mortgage Association to Jennifer Blackwelder, lot 13, Hendrickson Tract unrecorded. Erik and Angalena Takach to Devin Carothers, ...

Former POW Lynch shares her story in OUE visit

Local News

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Bravery. Courage. Determination. Those three words — the theme for Ohio University Eastern’s Celebrate Women 2019, sponsored by EQT — are qualities the event panelists share with keynote speaker and former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch. More than 120 people ...

‘Living My Best Life’

Local News

STEUBENVILLE — Minority Health Month’s 2019 theme of “Living My Best Life” speaks to a long-term lifestyle to embrace, not just a catchy phrase for the April observance, organizers say. “This year, we are really focusing on using Minority Health Month activities as a way to ...

White House: Islamic State territory in Syria eliminated

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — All Islamic State-held territory in Syria has been eliminated, President Donald Trump announced Friday, though officials said sporadic fighting continued on the ground between coalition forces and the group's holdouts. The complete fall of the last IS stronghold ...

Community news from around the area

Community

Memorial gospel sing Sunday at Weirton Heights Memorial WEIRTON — The second-annual Nancy McKeen Memorial Gospel Sing will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday at Weirton Heights Memorial Baptist Church, located at 121 Ivy St. “All are welcome to raise their voices and praise the Lord,” a ...

GM announces jobs, electric vehicle after Trump criticism

Local News

ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Less than a week after a series of critical tweets from the president over an Ohio plant closure, General Motors is announcing plans to add 400 jobs and build a new electric vehicle at a factory north of Detroit. The company says it will spend $300 million at ...

Church sermon topics

Community

¯ Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “Que Sera, Sera.” - Buena Vista United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “How Good Is Your Balance?” ¯ Calvary Community Missionary Baptist Church, Steubenville: “A Can-Do Spirit.” - Covenant Presbyterian Church, ...

New police sergeants in Weirton

Local News

Six officers from the Weirton Police Department were promoted to the rank of sergeant, Friday, during a ceremony held in the Weirton Room of the Millsop Community Center. Pictured following the ceremony are, in front from left, Sgt. Randy Kernen, Sgt. Troy Bickers, Sgt. Brennan Bish, Sgt. Ryan ...