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Pentagon mulls Middle East reinforcements

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Thursday outlined proposals to the White House that would send military reinforcements to the Middle East to beef up defenses against Iran amid heightened tensions in the region. President Donald Trump, speaking to reporters before the meeting, said he was ...

Weirton’s Chromatic Challenge 3K postponed

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WEIRTON — The second-annual Chromatic Challenge 3K run and walk, set for Saturday, is being postponed. Officials with the Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation made the announcement this morning, citing a lack of registered participants. Organizers hope to be able to hold the race at ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Vandalized: A resident in the 1300 block of Oregon Avenue reported two tires were slashed on her vehicle, Monday. Shattered: Someone tossed rocks through the window of a resida]ence and a business in the 300 block of N. Fifth St., Monday. Scam: A Braybarton Boulevard resident ...

Board of education discusses personnel

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Board of Education on Thursday announced the names of individuals to fill various positions in the county school system, following the recent central office reorganization. The positions are as followed: ¯ Samantha Nelson, Kathleen Maderia, David Queen and ...

Weir High School graduates its 103rd class

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WEIRTON — The Weir High School Class of 2019 took their next steps in life Thursday as they crossed the stage and became high school graduates. Surrounded by family, friends, teachers and school administrators, the departing seniors were greeted by Principal Kristin Bissett, who ...

Wellsburg volunteers will try again on cleanup

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WELLSBURG — The Downtown Wellsburg Revitalization Group plans to beautify the community were rained out last week but members and other volunteers are set to gather again Saturday for a community street clean-up and picnic. This Saturday will be the second time the group hosts a clean-up, ...

Council candidate to host event

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WEIRTON — Flora Perrone, candidate for Ward 5 council in the City of Weirton, will host a “meet and greet” event for residents of the ward. The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, at Sweet Temptations Pastry Shop, 3666 Lindberg Way, Weirton.

Mayoral candidate to open HQ

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WEIRTON — George Village, candidate for Weirton mayor, will hold a grand opening and meet and greet from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at his campaign headquarters in the Weirton Shopping Plaza on Penco Road. The headquarters will be open every Tuesday and Saturday until the city’s June 11 ...

‘American Taliban’ freed from prison

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — John Walker Lindh, the Californian who took up arms for the Taliban and was captured by U.S. forces in Afghanistan in 2001, got out of prison Thursday after more than 17 years, released under tight restrictions that reflected government fears he still harbors radical ...

Newt Gingrich speaks at Oglebay Park

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WHEELING — Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich sees job creation as a key to improving the health of West Virginians. Gingrich, now an author and senior legal adviser, was the opening speaker Wednesday at the Health Plan’s health care symposium at Oglebay Park. “People who have a ...

Positions eliminated by Diocese of Steubenville

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STEUBENVILLE — Four positions have been eliminated and another reduced to part-time as the Diocese of Steubenville continues to grapple with the fallout from the alleged misappropriation of funds by a former employee. Bishop Jeffrey M. Monforton said Tuesday the cuts were needed to “make ...

Clean-up detail

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Southwestern Energy employees completed a clean-up detail on both sides of 29th Street in Wheeling, Tuesday, in anticipation of hundreds of runners and walkers traversing the roadway during Ogden Wellness Weekend. The weekend’s events begin and end at Heritage Port in Wheeling on Saturday. ...

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra’s 90th season upcoming

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WHEELING — Under new leadership, the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming 90th anniversary season will feature seven subscription concerts and another edition of Symphony on Ice. The WSO board of directors soon will announce the symphony’s new music director and conductor, who will ...

Table of Hope

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Mandy Merico, left, director of Table of Hope was presented a check from the Rotary Club of Weirton to help with the free meals they provide the Weirton community two to three days per week at First United Methodist Church. The meals are available to all residents, with no requirements. ...

Weirton Traffic Commission to study request over speeding concerns

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WEIRTON — Members of the Weirton Traffic Commission decided Thursday to look further into a proposal from a member of Weirton Council in an effort to slow traffic in one of the city’s residential areas. The commission was presented with a request from Ward 6 Councilman Enzo Fracasso for ...

West Virginia community seeks to outlaw needle exchange programs

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LOGAN (AP) — A West Virginia community is taking a stand against needle exchange programs. News outlets report Logan County commissioners voted this week to draft an ordinance that would outlaw starting a needle exchange program there. Commissioner Danny Godby says officials want to find ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

Daily Happenings

The following cases were cleared, court costs added, in Steubenville Municipal court with Judge John Mascio presiding: Coletin D. Devore, 18, 1137 state Route 151, Mingo Junction, speeding, $45; Daniel Dingey, 27, 200 Steuben St., Mingo Junction, suspended license, $250, no seat belt, $30; ...

Trump demands an end to probes

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly stalked out of a meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday with a flat declaration he would no longer work with Democrats unless they drop all investigations in the aftermath of the special counsel’s Trump-Russia report. Democrats said ...

10th-annual Steubenville Valley Reunion planned for June 21-22

Community

SARASOTA, Fla. — It’s that time again and a special milestone year to boot. The 10th-annual Steubenville Valley Reunion will be held June 21-22 in Sarasota with former area residents Sam and Donna Fornsaglio and Kevin and Anita Pestian again serving as hosts and extending a welcome for ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Arrested: Quanmilla K. Gee, 22, 1501 Oregon Ave., Steubenville, warrant for domestic violence, Tuesday. Arrested: Heather D. Smith, 34, 711 Market St., Apt. G, Steubenville, bench warrant, Tuesday. Arrested: David A. Williams, 30, 317 S. Main St., Amsterdam, bench warrant, ...