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13th-annual corn festival Sunday at Weirton church WEIRTON — The 13th-annual corn festival will be held on Sunday at Christ United Methodist Church on Weirton Heights. The festival runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the church grounds at 3598 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton. The event includes a ...

Weirton to launch community mural program, seeks ideas

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WEIRTON — In a continuing effort to beautify the community, officials with the City of Weirton are hoping to launch a community mural program, and are seeking input from area residents for mural ideas and potential locations. Organized through the city’s Planning and Development ...

Church sermon topics

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- Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “Is the Calling an Appointment?” - Buena Vista United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “Faith Will Change Your Life.” - Cadiz Presbyterian Church: “Disturbing the Peace.” ¯ Calvary Community Missionary Baptist Church, ...

Big band music

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The Vince Villanova Big Band took the stage Friday to entertain the crowd gathered at the Weirton Event Center as part of this year’s summer concert series. Under the direction of Lou Casini, the band performs throughout West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania, with a repertoire of big band, ...

Steubenville, Weirton men indicted on drug conspiracy charges

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WHEELING —Eight people are facing charges of distributing heroin, cocaine, “crack” cocaine, and fentanyl after being indicted by a federal grand jury in Wheeling earlier this week, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced Friday evening. “Whether you live in another state or not, ...

Lane closure set for U.S. Route 22

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WEIRTON — The West Virginia Division of Highways advises that on Monday and lasting until Friday, westbound U.S. Route 22 will be reduced to one lane from the Pennsylvania state line to the Three Springs Drive Exit. This lane closure will occur from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and is ...

Patrol to conduct OVI checkpoint

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STEUBENVILLE — The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint from 10 a.m. today until 2 a.m. on Sunday on state Route 7 at Ross Street. Lt. Joseph Fetty, Steubenville post commander, said the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and City Police will be ...

South Korea says North Korea fired projectiles twice into the sea

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday extended a recent streak of weapons display by firing projectiles twice into the sea, according to South Korea’s military. Its fifth round of weapons launches in less three weeks was likely another protest at the slow pace of nuclear ...

Trump says he wants background checks

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Friday he believes he has influence to rally Republicans around stronger federal background check laws as Congress and the White House work on a response to last weekend’s mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. At the same time, Trump said he had ...

Stocks fall again on trade-war worries, capping a wild week

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NEW YORK — Stocks stumbled Friday as worries flared yet again that President Donald Trump’s trade war with China may be worsening. It was a fitting end to a wild week where markets zoomed down, up and down again as investors recalibrated by the minute how much the tensions will hurt the ...

Handcuffed man tries to steal police car

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CHARLESTON — Police in West Virginia say a man who tried to steal a police cruiser while handcuffed has been charged. Criminal complaints filed in Charleston say Blake King is facing two misdemeanors and a felony after the incident Thursday. The filings say an officer first arrested King ...

WVU player charged with fleeing from police

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MORGANTOWN — A West Virginia University football player has been charged with reckless driving and fleeing from police. News outlets report Thursday that WVU tight end Jovani Haskins is facing three misdemeanors following the July 28 incident. Campus police say an officer chased a white ...

Volunteers needed for trail cleanup

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BETHANY — Bethany College is seeking outdoor enthusiasts to volunteer for its trail system work day from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Sept. 15. The Bethany Trail System includes a waterfall, numerous hiking spots and an outdoor classroom. Planned projects include brush cleaning, trail restoration, ...

Justice says he’s moving to help shuttering hospital

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says he’s asked his administration to see what it can do to prevent the closure of Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling. The Republican governor issued a statement Thursday evening saying that saving the hospital’s jobs must be a top ...

Steubenville, Jefferson County talk port authority members

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STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County Port Authority board members met with elected officials, including those from Steubenville and the county commissioners, Wednesday to discuss possible changes to the board representation. There is a proposal to reduce the number of Steubenville appointments ...

Welcome new members

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The Weirton Rotary Club recently welcomed three new members. Pictured with club President William Galloway, left, are local artist Mary Ann Reese; Eric Waggoner of State Farm Insurance and the Rev. Gary Lilly. -- Contributed

Mayors urge Senate to return to Washington for gun bill vote

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WASHINGTON — More than 200 mayors are urging the Senate to return to the Capitol to act on gun safety legislation amid criticism that Congress is failing to respond to back-to-back shootings that left 31 people dead. In a letter Thursday to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the ...

Kiwanis launch annual rose sale

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STEUBENVILLE — Tuesday was a “rosy” day for members of the Steubenville Kiwanis Club who have kicked off what is the organization’s key fundraiser. Orders for a dozen long-stemmed roses can now be placed through any Kiwanis member or by calling Tom Timmons, treasurer, at (740) ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Cited: Christopher J. Rose, 31, 407 Buena Vista Blvd., speeding; and Glenn M. Pethtel, 61, 1303 Oak Grove Ave., fictitious plates and unattended vehicle. Break-in: Concrete block thrown through window of residence in the 1500 block of Ridge Avenue and PlayStation and games ...

Lawmakers disagree on gun control

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CHARLESTON — Two West Virginia lawmakers are calling for “red flags” to limit certain people from being able to purchase firearms after last weekend’s mass shootings in Ohio and Texas while a group of Republican delegates pledged to defend Second Amendment rights. “Having sworn an ...