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Births

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Weirton Medical Center Wayne and Cynthia Lytle, of Steubenville, boy, Jan. 1 Joe and Blake Ott, of Burgettstown, boy, Jan. 3 Jessica Bocek and Christopher Ullery, of Hopedale, girl, Jan. 4 Brooke Murdock and Alec Armstrong, of Weirton, boy, Jan. 4 Veronica Timmons and Pete Rickman, of ...

Weirton Elementary kicks off reading program

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WEIRTON — Pupils at Weirton Elementary School are about to embark on a literary adventure as part of an annual reading program. Pupils, faculty staff and other guests gathered at the school Monday morning for an assembly and to reveal the title of this year’s book. The program is ...

Harrison Coal and Reclamation Historical Park plans events

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CADIZ — The 25th-annual Harrison Coal and Reclamation Historical Park dinner-auction will be held May 11 at the Sally Buffalo Park’s Wallace Lodge in Cadiz with doors opening at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m., a speaker and an auction. Tickets are $20 and include a buffet-style ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Vandalism: Vehicle window broken in the 800 block of Market Street, Sunday. Cited: Michelle L. Ryan, 38, 106 Main St., Tiltonsville, failure to signal turn. Jefferson County sheriff Charged: Albert W. Young, 55, 828 Spencer Ave., Steubenville, operating vehicle under the ...

January state tax revenue lower than expected

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s streak of monthly revenue surpluses came to a halt in January, though officials remain optimistic about revenue projections going forward. Gov. Jim Justice and officials with the state Department of Revenue held a press conference Monday to announce the latest ...

Ihlenfeld bill targets lawmaker contracts with state agencies

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WHEELING — The first bill introduced by freshman West Virginia Sen. William Ihlenfeld seeks to stop state lawmakers from financially benefiting from contracts with state agencies. Senate Bill 370 would add West Virginia legislators to existing state law that currently prohibits public ...

Trump to call for unity in State of Union address

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will call for optimism and unity in Tuesday’s State of the Union address, using the moment to attempt a reset after two years of bitter partisanship and deeply personal attacks. But will anyone buy it? Skepticism will emanate ...

A political death watch: Va. governor weighs his future

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A political death watch took shape at Virginia’s Capitol as Gov. Ralph Northam consulted with top administration officials Monday about whether to resign amid a furor over a racist photo in his 1984 yearbook. Practically all of the state’s Democratic establishment ...

McKinley adjusts to new dynamic

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WHEELING — U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley said there’s new leadership and a new way of doing things in Washington, and he’ll just have to learn to work with it. McKinley, R-W.Va., returned home and made stops in Wheeling after votes and meetings in the House scheduled for Thursday and ...

Follansbee ready to rock this summer

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FOLLANSBEE —The Follansbee Chamber of Commerce is launching a “Monthly Monday Music Madness” program, to take place from May to August. The event will be held the last Monday of the month in Follansbee Community Park from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., rain or shine. “It will be a fun way to kick ...

Holocaust survivor discusses experience

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STEUBENVILLE — Judah Samet leaned forward in his chair, shaking his head slightly as he considered how political differences dividing America have made otherwise level-headed Americans turn their back on their leaders. “Never quit on America,” he said emphatically. “Anybody who ...

New crayfish discovery honors WLU professor

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WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University now has a unique honor thanks to some of its students and alumni from the College of Sciences. The distinction is in the form of a crustacean, named after WLU professor Zachary Loughman. “It’s awesome that I have a crayfish named after me! It’s ...

Tailgate party

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Despite a power outage of almost two hours, hundreds gathered at the Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse in Burgettstown, Saturday, for the Weirton United Way’s eighth-annual Super Bowl Eve Tailgate. The event serves as the final fundraiser for the Weirton United Way’s yearly campaign, with proceeds ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Cited: Donnell L. Colliers, 55, 2512 Weir Ave., Weirton, failure to yield Saturday. Cited: Ronald Fazio, 49, 511 Euclid Ave. Toronto, driving under suspension, Saturday. Cited: Ernest Frankie, 69, 1301 Franklin St., Apartment C, Toronto, failure to report accident, ...

Program giving a ‘prescription for play’

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WINTERSVILLE — Imagine going for a check-up at the doctor’s office and being given a prescription to have more fun. That is exactly what is happening at C.H.A.N.G.E., Inc. Family Medical Care practice pediatrician offices. The offices, located in Wintersville and Newell, have teamed up ...

Education omnibus bill moves on to House of Delegates

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate has approved a complex education bill opposed by teachers' unions. The bill with components including teacher pay raises and a plan to open charter schools passed the Republican-led Senate 18-16 Monday. It now goes to the GOP-led House of ...

Community news from throughout the area

Community

Jewett VFD set to host fundraiser dinner Sunday JEWETT — The Jewett Volunteer Fire Department will host a fundraiser baked steak and baked chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. The meal will include a salad bar, bread, dessert and beverage. The cost for an adult meal is $10 ...

State of Union comes amid political peril

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WASHINGTON — Facing clear political peril, President Donald Trump will deliver his second State of the Union address at a moment when his bully pulpit is uncertain and his negotiating skills in question after a monthlong government shutdown that exposed fractures in his party and sent his ...

South Korean, U.S. officials meet ahead of summit

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Senior U.S. and South Korean officials met Sunday to discuss an expected second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump’s special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, arrived in South Korea earlier amid reports that ...

U.S. sees limitations on reuniting migrant families

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SAN DIEGO — The Trump administration says it would require extraordinary effort to reunite what may be thousands of migrant children who have been separated from their parents and, even if it could, the children would likely be emotionally harmed. Jonathan White, who leads the Health and ...