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Fresh US-China trade worries erase early gains for stocks

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Stocks veered lower on Wall Street in afternoon trading Friday after reports that a Chinese delegation has cut short a visit to the U.S. fueled speculation that upcoming talks aimed at resolving the costly trade war between Washington and Beijing are in trouble. The selling, which erased ...

Open for business

Business

Pretty on Penn, located at 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. in Weirton, celebrated its grand opening Thursday, with representatives of the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce, the city of Weirton and other guests. Owned by Renee Mrvos, the boutique offers new and previously owned women’s fashions, ...

Community news from around the area

Community

Greater Zion Temple Women’s Day scheduled for Oct. 6 STEUBENVILLE — Greater Zion Temple Women’s Day will be held Oct. 6 to the theme “Women of Warfare.” Greater Zion Temple Church is located at 500 N. Fifth St., Steubenville. The speaker for the 10:30 a.m. service will be ...

Red Hot in Hancock chili cookoff set for Oct. 12

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WEIRTON — The Red Hot in Hancock charity chili cookoff is set to return for the fifth year. Sanctioned by the International Chili Society, the annual cookoff will be held noon to 5 p.m., Oct. 12 at the Weirton Event Center, featuring chili tasting, a Chinese auction, a 50/50 drawing, vendors ...

Donation made to CDI

Community

Wintersville United Methodist Church recently presented a check to Chris Hyland of the Cancer Dietary Initiative for $874. The love offering was collected by the church’s Vacation Bible School in July. The church also held a food drive, and the children collected more than 900 boxes of ...

Church sermon topics

Community

- Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “Better Late Than Never.” - Buena Vista United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “Discipleship.” - Covenant Presbyterian Church, Steubenville: “Peter and John Before the Sanhedrin.” ¯ Calvary Community Missionary Baptist ...

Madonna crowns homecoming queen

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Carly Dowiak, daughter of Patty and Joe Dowiak of Avella was crowned 2019 Madonna Blue Dons homecoming queen during halftime ceremonies Friday at the Madonna football game against Mathews. (Photo by Michael D. McElwain)

Weirton Traffic Commission discusses downtown intersections

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WEIRTON — The Weirton Traffic Commission is recommending the extension of yellow "no parking" areas at several intersections in the city's downtown following a recent structure fire. The requests, focusing on five intersections along Orchard Street, had been forwarded to the commission by ...

Fourth man identified in Clarksburg VA hospital deaths

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PARKERSBURG — An 84-year-old man is the latest to be identified as dying under suspicious circumstances at the veterans hospital in Clarksburg. Army veteran Archie Dail Edgell, who lived most of his life in Doddridge County, died March 26, 2018, at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, ...

Lane closure set in New Cumberland

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NEW CUMBERLAND — The West Virginia Division of Highways advises that Monday through Thursday, a portion of state Route 2 in New Cumberland will be reduced to one lane. The lane closure will occur from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and is necessary for paving. Two-way traffic will be maintained in one ...

Teen charged with arson, murder

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DAVISVILLE — A 16-year-old West Virginia girl accused of intentionally setting a fire that killed two family members has been charged as an adult. News outlets report an indictment was unsealed Thursday stating Madison Wine is being charged as an adult with murder, attempted murder, arson ...

Daily Happenings 9-21-19

Daily Happenings

Today’s birthdays Tom Pritchett, Mingo Junction. Andy Strohmeyer, Mingo Junction. Becky Zatezalo, Weirton. Police reports Steubenville police Arrested: Christopher M. Washington, 41, 1413 Wellesley Ave., Steubenville, possession of drugs. Thursday. Additional charges pending, ...

Weak manufacturing threatens growth

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NEW YORK — Consumers have supported the economy during its record-setting expansion, but a shrinking manufacturing sector, crushing tariffs and other dangers may bring the good times to an end. Fresh warning bells rang on Wall Street earlier this month after factory output shrank for the ...

Weir High Class of 1951 meets

Community

The Weir High Class of 1951 met on Sept. 4 at Dee Jay’s in Weirton for lunch. There were 16 class members from the Tri-State Area attending and one classmate’s wife, Angie Gillette). On hand were, first row, from left, Sophie Baranoski Wypasek, Anna Carrol Wandling, Betty Bosko Flowers, ...

Trump: Gun negotiations going ‘slowly’

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday poured cold water on prospects for a bipartisan compromise on gun legislation, even as Attorney General William Barr circulated a draft plan on Capitol Hill to expand background checks for gun sales. In a Fox News interview that aired ...

Community news from around the area

Community

Active shooter awareness program Oct. 2 at Cadiz library CADIZ — Eric Wilson, Harrison County Emergency Management director, along with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department will offer an active shooter awareness program for free to the public at Puskarich Public Library. It will ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Cited: Gregory A. Serafini, 42, 247 Harvard Blvd., speeding; Ruben Garcia Jr., 38, 1117 Wellesley Ave., speeding; James C. Hurst, 47, Lisbon, expired plates; Daniel Swick, 39, 416 N. Fourth St., Toronto, failure to signal turn; Torrie Felton-Elder, 29, Apartment 1, 2516 Sunset ...

Park board taking its plan public

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WEIRTON — The Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation is taking its plans for potential improvements to the city’s recreational facilities to the people. During the board’s meeting Thursday morning, members agreed to schedule a public forum for 6:30 p.m., Oct. 3 in order to present ...

Fidelis Gamma Chapter has a special guest, special program

Community

WEIRTON — The West Virginia Fidelis Gamma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa International Sorority for Women Educators met Sept. 5 at Williams Country Club. Hostesses Shirley DeLuca and Eileen Snyder decorated the tables with items from China and lotus flowers in keeping with the theme of the ...