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New Member

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The Rotary Club of Weirton Heights recently welcomed a new member, inducting Brandon Palmeri. Palmeri is an officer in the Weirton Police Department and a member of the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Ohio Valley Class of 2020. Palmeri, center, is pictured with Rotarian Brenda ...

Josh Merriman Foundation expands scholarships

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WINTERSVILLE — The Josh Merriman Foundation has expanded its 2020 scholarship presentations to include each high school in Jefferson County, in addition to providing scholarships for two graduating seniors at Catholic Central High School, Merriman’s alma mater, and two hockey organizations ...

Retired anesthesiologist donates $1M to hospital

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By STEVEN SPEARIE Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Dr. Babu Prasad came to the United States in 1971 after graduating from medical school in India with no money. But Prasad became a successful anesthesiologist, including an 18-year stay at HSHS St. John’s Hospital, where he ...

‘Jaws,’ ‘E.T.’ are hits again in 2020

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By JAKE COYLE AP film writer NEW YORK — When historians look back on the top films at the box office in the summer of 2020, they may feel like they’ve slipped into a time warp, or maybe “Back to the Future.” During the second weekend in July, “Empire Strikes Back” — 40 years ...

Second U.S. virus surge hits plateau, but few experts celebrate

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NEW YORK (AP) — While deaths from the coronavirus in the U.S. are mounting rapidly, public health experts are seeing a flicker of good news: The second surge of confirmed cases appears to be leveling off. Scientists aren’t celebrating by any means, warning that the trend is driven by four ...

Featured artist at the fort

Community

Savannah Schroll Guz of Weirton, executive director of the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center, is the Steubenville Art Association’s featured artist at Historic Fort Steuben for the month of August. Standing next to one her works, Guz is a mixed-media artist, Guz is a member of the SAA, ...

Community news from around the area

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World’s largest digital book club welcomes local readers STEUBENVILLE — Area residents can join millions of others around the globe in reading a historical fiction thriller e-book and audiobook during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From Monday through Aug. ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Jefferson County sheriff Role reversal: A 14-year-old girl in Cross Creek township arguing with her mother over a cell phone called the sheriff’s department, Monday. The girl’s mother said the daughter had been in a fight earlier in the day and afterward had posted threatening messages on ...

Chester woman charged with neglect of baby

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BENWOOD — A Chester woman faces felony charges after allegedly letting her child die in her care while she was using heroin in Benwood. Kace Lee Shmigal, 31, of Chester turned herself in to police Thursday morning after being charged with child neglect resulting in death, after an incident ...

Record economic plunge, bleak jobs numbers reveal virus toll

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic sent the U.S. economy plunging by a record-shattering 32.9 percent annual rate last quarter and is still inflicting damage across the country, squeezing already struggling businesses and forcing a wave of layoffs that shows no sign of abating. The ...

‘On our way to Mars’: NASA rover to look for signs of life

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The biggest, most sophisticated Mars rover ever built — a car-size vehicle bristling with cameras, microphones, drills and lasers — blasted off for the red planet Thursday as part of an ambitious, long-range project to bring the first Martian rock samples back to ...

Local Briefs

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Weirton Council to hold workshop WEIRTON — Weirton Council will meet in a work session at 6 p.m., Tuesday, in Room 201 of the Weirton Municipal Building. The workshop is open to the public. Agenda items will include a review of the Aug. 10 regular council meeting, a financial update for ...

Traveling Wreaths Across America exhibit stops in Wheeling

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WHEELING — Local residents were provided a special opportunity to honor America’s veterans Wednesday, as Wreaths Across America’s Mobile Education Exhibit made a stop at Wheeling Park. Hosted by the local George Washington chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, the mobile ...

Korean War veteran remembered through bridge

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WEIRTON — After gathering with family members for photos at a recently completed bridge named for their half-brother, Barbara Huff and George Merkich reflected on the joy he brought to people before his life was cut short in the Korean War. “I don’t have a memory of him not smiling or ...

Community news from around the area

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Harrison Cancer Crusaders to host Saturday activities CADIZ — The Harrison County Cancer Crusaders’ fourth-annual Race and Rally will feature a variety of activities on Saturday at Sally Buffalo Park in Cadiz. All CDC guidelines will be followed. The schedule includes the ...