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Superintendent asks drivers to pay closer attention to buses

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NEW CUMBERLAND — Hancock County Schools Superintendent Dawn Petrovich has asked area motorists to pay better attention when driving near the county's school buses. Petrovich issued the reminder Monday in response to a recent collision involving one of the county's school buses. There were ...

Quick Takes

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ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR: Dr. William Johns has joined Charity Hospice as associate medical director. He will provide medical services along with our Medical Director Dr. Abdullah Kalla. A native of Mingo Junction, Johns graduated from Mingo High School. He attended medical school at Universdad ...

Sweetheart Chocolate Walk makes taste buds happy in Steubenville

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STEUBENVILLE — Mary-Anne Judge dug into her bag to pull out some of her favorite treats from the 2020 Sweetheart Chocolate Walk. Books. Specifically, “Pop Sonnets: Shakespearean Spins on Your Favorite Songs” and a chocolate cookbook. “We’re book people, so if people are giving ...

Recognized

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Mayor Harold Miller, right, during Monday’s meeting of Weirton Council, presented city resident John E. Potocnik, with a proclamation in honor of his military service. According to Miller, Potocnik enlisted with the Navy Reserves in 1967, with service beginning in 1968 in Philadelphia. He ...

Bank employees raise funds

Business

MARTINS FERRY — Unified Bank employees raised $5,399 for charities through the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley’s employee giving plan last year. The giving plan allows employees of companies to donate to their special causes through a deduction to their payroll. The amount determined by ...

Daily Happenings 2-16-20

Daily Happenings

Today’s birthdays David “Boss” Ferroni, Mingo Junction. Sue Zonker, Mingo Junction. Police reports Steubenville police Arrested: Jamie D. Jolly, 29, 1542 Township Highway, Amsterdam, petit theft, criminal mischief and possession of drug paraphernalia, Friday. Officers said ...

Trump ignores AG Barr’s request to stop tweeting about DOJ

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday ignored his attorney general's public request to stop tweeting about the Justice Department, saying he had the legal right to ask the agency to intervene in a criminal case but so far has "chosen not to." Trump's Friday morning tweet came ...

Donation made

Community

The First Christian Church of Weirton, represented by Janet Ford, left, outreach chair, recently donated five cases of peanut butter and jelly to the Weirton Elementary Backpack Program, which was accepted by Shanna Early, program coordinator, Weirton Elementary. Backpack food programs provide ...

Daily Poll

Daily Happenings

Jefferson County sheriff Arrested: Amber Thompson, 31, Wheeling, failure to appear, Thursday. Hit and run: A vehicle was struck by another, sustaining substantial front end damage, while parked at a business on county Road 22A in Bloomingdale at about 10:30 p.m. ...

Community news from around the area

Community

Mount Carmel’s M.O.V.E.R.S. plan ‘March Man-ness’ events STEUBENVILLE — Mount Carmel Community Baptist Church’s M.O.V.E.R.S. Ministry is presenting a “March Man-ness” men’s prayer breakfast and fundraiser in addition to a spring revival series. M.O.V.E.R.S. is an acronym ...

West Virginia Senate passes solar bill with nods to coal

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia Senate on Friday passed a bill encouraging power companies to use solar energy in a bid to lure businesses to the state. But they're making it clear that they don't want the coal industry to feel left out. The proposal, which would create a regulatory ...

Church sermon topics

Community

- Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “Love Is ________!” - Buena Vista United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “Seven Up.” - Cadiz Presbyterian Church: “Extreme Makeover.” - Calvary Community Memorial Baptist Church, Steubenville: “A Divine Heritage.” - ...

Last in a series of three superloads expected to roll

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STEUBENVILLE — The last of three superloads will be traveling through Weirton and Jefferson and Harrison counties beginning early today, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. The superload was scheduled to enter Ohio from West Virginia before dawn today and proceed along U.S. ...

Official says US, Taliban reach Afghanistan truce agreement

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MUNICH (AP) — A senior U.S. official said Friday the United States and the Taliban have reached a truce agreement that will take effect "very soon" and could lead to withdrawals of American troops from Afghanistan. The official said the agreement for a seven-day "reduction in violence" to be ...

Energy Express recruiting AmeriCorps volunteers

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NEW CUMBERLAND — The West Virginia University Extension Service is seeking AmeriCorps members to serve as mentors or community coordinators for this year’s Energy Express summer reading program. Energy Express is an eight-week program from June 11 to July 31, including reading, nutrition ...

Watkins to speak at Founder’s Day at Bethany

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BETHANY — The new pastor of Bethany Memorial Church, the Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, will serve as speaker for Bethany College’s Founder’s Day, set for 11 a.m., March 5 in Commencement Hall. Watkins previously held the office of general minister and president of the Christian Church ...

Daily Happenings 2-15-20

Daily Happenings

Police reports Jefferson County sheriff Arrested: Amber Thompson, 31, Wheeling, failure to appear, Thursday. Hit and run: A vehicle was struck by another, sustaining substantial front end damage, while parked at a business on county Road 22A in Bloomingdale at about 10:30 p.m. ...

Foster care bill on the move in House

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CHARLESTON — Delegates concerned about the state’s burgeoning foster care system breathed a sigh of relief Thursday after a bill stuck in its third committee for 22 days was on its way to first reading today. The House Finance Committee recommended House Bill 4092 for passage Wednesday ...