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Biden takes command of nation

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours from inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden paused on what might have been his triumphal entrance to Washington Tuesday evening to mark instead the national tragedy of the coronavirus pandemic with a moment of collective grief for Americans lost. His arrival ...

Officials concerned about slow delivery of COVID-19 vaccines

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia continues to lead the nation in COVID-19 vaccine distribution, but state officials said Tuesday that the number of new vaccine doses from the federal government is slowing down. Gov. Jim Justice, speaking Tuesday during a coronavirus briefing at the Capitol, ...

Justice comments on return to class

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice said Tuesday, the first day of in-person school, was going smoothly. Tuesday marked the first day of in-person public and private school for Pre-K, elementary and middle schools in West Virginia, as well as high schools as long as their county was not red on the ...

Brooke Commission updated on COVID-19 vaccinations

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Commission, Tuesday, was updated on efforts to provide COVID-19 vaccine to the county’s oldest residents and encouraged residents to report littering. Mike Bolen, administrator of the county’s health department, said with the cooperation of the Hancock ...

Cook named deputy chief of Weirton police

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WEIRTON — The Weirton Police Department has a new deputy chief, following a ceremony held Tuesday. Standing before a group of family, friends and fellow officers, Lt. Scott Cook received the oath of office in the Weirton Room of the Millsop Community Center, officially becoming ...

Veterans advocate, cabinet secretary Dennis Davis dies

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice announced Tuesday the death of Dennis Davis, a military veteran and retired teacher who spent the last four years as the cabinet secretary of the Department of Veterans Assistance. Davis, 79, served as Veterans Assistance secretary under Justice since his ...

Help available for small businesses

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STEUBENVILLE — Paramount Pursuits is offering city residents a chance to find out more about its “Thrive in Steubenville” business development program. Paramount has scheduled a virtual information session for noon Thursday at bit.ly/thriveohinfo to help would-be entrepreneurs, as well ...

Vaccine distribution again in focus at health board meeting

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STEUBENVILLE – As is likely to be the case the for the foreseeable future, the main topic of discussion at Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Jefferson County Board of Health was COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Local activist Royal Mayo raised questions during the public participation ...

Wellsburg bridge

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More than two years after its groundbreaking ceremony, crews with the Flatiron Corporation of Broomfield, Colo., continue constructing the piers and supporting structures for the new bridge crossing the Ohio River between the Wellsburg area and Brilliant. The span, which will eventually extend ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville police Little late: A woman in the 1400 block of Maryland Avenue said a package she’d ordered that had been stolen from her porch before Christmas was returned Sunday by a “crack head.” The woman told police she was told the package, which contained baby toys, was in an ...

Walk to Observe MLK Day

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Approximately a dozen area residents walked along a portion of Weir Avenue, in Weirton, Monday morning as part of local observances of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Participants trekked from Christ the King Worship Center to the Dunbar Recreation Center, escorted by representatives of the ...

Coronavirus deaths rising in 30 US states amid winter surge

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NEW YORK (AP) — Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds of American states as a winter surge pushes the overall toll toward 400,000 amid warnings that a new, highly contagious variant is taking hold. As Americans observed a national holiday Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ...

Local legislators hopeful for harmony with GOP supermajority

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WHEELING — As members look toward the upcoming West Virginia Legislature, they see a new view that changes the landscape. What they will see is more Republican members, and the GOP now constitutes a “supermajority” in both chambers at the legislature. This gives GOP caucuses great power ...

Concerns remain after PSC approves Frontier bankruptcy agreement

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia became the 12th state to accept the bankruptcy reorganization plan from Frontier Communications, even though lawmakers still have concerns as to whether Frontier can live up to its promises to expand broadband service across the state. The state Public Service ...

Scenes of the Ohio Valley Photo Contest

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STEUBENVILLE — The Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times are looking for area residents who have been able to capture the spirit of our region in photographs. They are doing that through the Scenes of the Ohio Valley Photo Contest. Six winners each will have their photographs published in ...

Taking the ‘Famous’ out of Carl Green

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STEUBENVILLE — At 81, Carl Green isn’t punching a clock any longer, so to speak, and that’s a new development for the no-longer-working salesman from Famous Supply in Steubenville. Just into the initial weeks of retirement, the Bloomingdale resident admitted that reality hasn’t quite ...

Legion Auxiliary helps make holiday brighter for veterans

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STEUBENVILLE — Although the Steubenville American Legion Post 33 Auxiliary members weren’t able to hold their traditional Christmas outreach in appreciation of area veterans at local nursing home facilities, they took an alternative approach on a smaller scale to make the holiday special ...

WVNCC offering free online aerobics class starting Jan. 25

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WEIRTON — West Virginia Northern Community College is offering a free online aerobics class that will run from Jan. 25 to March 13. The class will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. over Zoom. This is a low-impact class with an emphasis on cardiorespiratory ...