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Hearing set for proposed Weirton charter changes

Local News

WEIRTON — Weirton Council has scheduled a public hearing for this week to accept comment on a series of proposed changes to the city charter. The hearing will take place at 6 p.m., Wednesday in the council chambers of the Weirton Municipal Building, 200 Municipal Plaza. Those interested ...

Several EGCC professors honored with excellence awards

Business

STEUBENVILLE — Five professors at Eastern Gateway Community College have received NISOD Teacher of Excellence Awards for 2018-2019. Honored during a luncheon at EGCC were Darrel Lawrence, Karen Spindler, Ken Knox, James Senary and Lisa Walsh. The award-winning instructors were ...

Wellsburg farm observes Mountain State Maple Day

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WELLSBURG – The Hervey family started tapping maple trees as a family project about 20 years ago and that family project has now grown into a big business for the Family Roots Farm. "It started as a little family high school project," Brittany Hervey-Farris, one of the family members and ...

Quick Takes

Business

ADDITIONS: Janice Adrian and Brad Cain have joined the roster of agents at J.J. Guida Airport Realty in Weirton. They both are full-time agents in Ohio and West Virginia and bring many years of experience to their new positions, officials explained. Adrian can be contacted at (740) ...

Blue ribbon higher education panel pushes legislation quietly

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CHARLESTON — The Blue Ribbon Commission on Four-Year Higher Education hasn't had a full meeting since December and never met the deadline for their final report. Yet, a number of their proposals were pushed during the 2019 legislative session. These include a $12.8 million budget increase ...

Programs may help downtown Steubenville property owners

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STEUBENVILLE — Renewed interest in downtown properties has city officials thinking of ways they can spread the word about programs that could help owners improve them. Urban Projects Director Chris Petrossi said Steubenville has offered four programs in the past — community reinvestment ...

Toyota creating 600 jobs at plants

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BUFFALO — Toyota Motor Corp. on Thursday announced it is investing an additional $750 million at five U.S. plants that will bring nearly 600 new jobs, including the production of two hybrid vehicles for the first time at its Kentucky facility. It marks yet another expansion of the Japanese ...

In search of island history

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WEIRTON — While the 50th anniversary of the Brown’s Island coke plant explosion that killed 19 workers and injured others is more than three years away, Jane Kraina hopes to have a book about this piece of land with a fascinating history written well before that. The Weirton woman has ...

Real estate transactions

Business

The following real estate transactions were filed in Jefferson County: Betty Crouch (deceased) to Ronald Crouch, lot 149, Country Club Estates. Earl Vanfossan (deceased) to Suzanne Baney and others, lot 53, McConnell’s. Frederick Smith Jr. to Jessica Smith, 1.139 acres, Mount Pleasant ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

Daily Happenings

The following cases were cleared, court costs added, in Steubenville Municipal court with Judge John Mascio presiding: Calvin J. Winbush Jr., 31, Cleveland, marijuana possession, $100, suspended license, found not guilty, no turn signal, $50; John P. Scott, 52, Lot 4, 98 Talbott Drive, ...

Trump issues first veto after rebuke of border order

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday, overruling Congress to protect his emergency declaration for border wall funding. Flanked by law enforcement officials as well as the parents of children killed by people in the country illegally, ...

Madonna High School Class of 1964 helps feed the hungry

Community

Jim Pauchnik, right, Community Bread Basket board member and a 1964 graduate of Madonna High School, invited all class members to help at Community Bread Basket. “Over the years, several class members have responded by volunteering their time,” Pauchnik said. A few class reunions from ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Arrested: Ramona Christian, 30, 732 N. Sixth St., failure to appear warrant out of municipal court, Thursday. Cited: Michael Busana, 57, 2569 township Road 318, Steubenville, improper turn. Arrested: Collin S. Gilmore, 18, 813 Biltmore Ave., Toronto, assault, ...

W.Va. Department of Education forum set

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WHEELING — The West Virginia Department of Education wants to know what the public thinks about education in the state, and is seeking the best ideas to improve West Virginia schools. The WVDE is planning public forums in Wheeling and at six other locations throughout the state in the ...

Community news from around the area

Community

Mount Zion plans pastoral anniversary celebration STEUBENVILLE — Mount Zion Baptist Church, 221 N. Seventh St., is planning the pastor’s second anniversary celebration in honor of Bishop Jermaine V. Moore Sr. It will be held March 22-24 with the three-day celebration kicking off with ...

Births

Daily Happenings

Trinity Medical Center West Takota McComas and Dylan Jones of New Cumberland, a girl, March 7. Jessica and Jacob Adamczyk of Weirton, a boy, March 9. Makayla Spicer and Wesley Householder of Steubenville, a girl, March 10. Sarah and Geoffrey Hill of New Cumberland, a boy, March ...

OVYN/Sycamore Youth Center benefit Tuesday

Community

STEUBENVILLE — The Ohio Valley Youth Network/Sycamore Youth Center is having a benefit dinner, entertainment and recognition event on Tuesday. It will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the commons of Steubenville High School, 420 N. Fourth St., according to Bobbyjon Bauman, founder ...

Getting a demonstration

Local News

Marilyn Stead, who is serving as an election commissioner for Weirton's municipal election, looks over an electronic voting machine, Friday, with representatives of Casto and Harris. City officials held a public inspection and demonstration of the voting machines in preparation for the April 2 ...