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US expels Russian diplomats, imposes sanctions for hacking

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced Thursday the U.S. is expelling 10 Russian diplomats and imposing sanctions against dozens of companies and people, holding the Kremlin accountable for interference in last year’s presidential election and the hacking of federal ...

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Bridge transport delay announced WELLSBURG — Plans to transport the new 830-foot-long main span of the new Ohio River bridge have been rescheduled by a day, according to an announcement by the state Department of Transportation on Thursday morning. The tied-arch span will now be moved ...

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Hike Saturday at Beatty Park STEUBENVILLE — Beatty Park in Steubenville’s South End will host a spring wildflower hike beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. Participants should meet at the playground. John Boileigh and Flora Verstraten-Merrin will take walkers through the park and identify ...

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Jefferson County sheriff Dispute: A man said his ex-girlfriend walked into his home uninvited, Wednesday. He told deputies his ex keeps coming back to get her belongings but never takes them all so she has a reason to come back even though they broke up in February. His sister said he heard ...

Bridge move pushed back by one day

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WELLSBURG — Plans to transport the new 830-foot-long main span of the new Ohio River bridge have been rescheduled by a day, according to an announcement by the state Department of Transportation this morning. The tied-arch span will now be moved by barge beginning the morning of April 21, ...

W.Va. unaffected by Johnson and Johnson pause

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CHARLESTON — Health officials in West Virginia stressed Wednesday the state’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts are largely unaffected by the pause in the use of the one-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Dr. Clay Marsh, the state coronavirus czar, said the number of Johnson and Johnson ...

Harrison senior prom court

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Harrison Central High School will be hosting its prom on Saturday with the promenade beginning at 6 p.m. and continuing until 6:45 p.m. at the school’s main entrance. All spectators must remain outside, and no one is allowed indoors except attendees. Masks must be worn, and spectators must ...

Weirton United Way Golf Classic

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The Weirton United Way Golf Classic committee met Tuesday to start planning this year’s tournament, which has been scheduled for June 7 at Williams Golf and Country Club. This will be the 39th year for the Golf Classic, which is the longest-running fundraiser for the Weirton United Way and ...

Harrison junior prom court

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Harrison Central High School will be hosting its prom on Saturday with the promenade beginning at 6 p.m. and continuing until 6:45 p.m. at the school’s main entrance. All spectators must remain outside, and no one is allowed indoors except attendees. Masks must be worn, and spectators must ...

14 indicted by Hancock grand jury

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NEW CUMBERLAND — A grand jury convening in Hancock County this week has issued indictments on 14 individuals, including three who are facing multiple sexual abuse and assault charges, according to information released Wednesday by county Prosecuting Attorney Steven Dragisich. Among those ...

W.Va. Gov. Justice stands by transgender student-athlete bill

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice stood by statements made over the weekend that he would not veto a bill aimed at transgender student-athletes wishing to play women’s sports even as the NCAA made clear it would avoid states that discriminate. Speaking Wednesday during his COVID-19 virtual ...

Mingo club members plant pinwheels

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The GFWC Woman’s Club of Mingo Junction planted blue pinwheels at the southern entrance to town in observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month marked in April. Members also planted the blue pinwheels in front of the Municipal Building and turn-around in town. Members of the club planting the ...

COVID relief, policy for property use before Wellsburg Council

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WELLSBURG — Wellsburg Council members had a full agenda Tuesday that included a proposal for use of federal pandemic relief funds awarded to the city and pending ordinances for community use of city property and the care of dogs in extreme weather. Alex Weld, a member of the city’s ...

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‘State of Minority Health’ virtual series Friday has cardiovascular disease theme STEUBENVILLE — “The State of Minority Health,” a four-part virtual health series in observance of Minority Health Month in April, continues Friday with a presentation by cardiologist Dr. Anthony ...

Morrier enters not guilty plea in court

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STEUBENVILLE — The Franciscan friar under indictment for the alleged rape of a woman he counseled nearly a decade ago entered a “not guilty” plea Wednesday in Jefferson County Common Pleas Court. The Rev. David R. Morrier, who was indicted April 7 on charges of rape and two counts of ...

Bethany College to host Phill Provance for digital poetry events

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BETHANY — A Bethany College alumnus who in October released a collection of poetry will host a two-day digital event that will culminate with the announcement of the winner of a $10,000 social media contest. Phill Provance, who released “A Plan in Case of Morning” through Australian ...

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Lane and ramp closures announced WEIRTON — The West Virginia Division of Highways has announced additional lane and ramp closures as part of ongoing concrete repairs to sections of U.S. 22. Beginning Monday, the eastbound on and off ramps at Three Springs Drive will be closed 24 hours ...

Police reports

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Jefferson County sheriff Scam alert: A Rayland woman trying to remove a $120 charge she didn't make from her Amazon account ended up losing more than $1,000 to the scammer, Tuesday. The victim said she googled the phone number and spoke with a heavily accented male "who asked her for all ...

AP source: Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dies in prison

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NEW YORK — Bernie Madoff, the financier who pleaded guilty to orchestrating the largest Ponzi scheme in history, died in a federal prison early Wednesday, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. Madoff died at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, N.C., apparently from ...