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Lawmakers question last-minute legislation

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Legislature passed two bills Monday night for its second special session of 2019, but one bill that could affect tourism projects started by Gov. Jim Justice’s companies was postponed and state officials were chided for waiting until the last minute to bring ...

Homer Laughlin announces new three-year contract with union workers

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NEWELL — The Homer Laughlin China Company has announced a new contract with its employee members of the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union on behalf of Local 419M. Approximately 400 union-represented ...

New and old drugs may offer new ways to fight heart disease

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PHILADELPHIA — Novel drugs may offer fresh ways to reduce heart risks beyond the usual medicines to lower cholesterol and blood pressure. One new study found that heart attack survivors benefited from a medicine long used to treat gout. Several experimental drugs also showed early promise ...

Chief justice orders delay in House fight for Trump records

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WASHINGTON — Chief Justice John Roberts is ordering an indefinite delay in the House of Representatives’ demand for President Donald Trump’s financial records to give the Supreme Court time to figure out how to handle the high-stakes dispute. Roberts’ order Monday contains no hint ...

Trump’s hospital visit draws a skeptical reaction

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A lack of notice. Past failures to level with the American people. A tough week for the White House as public impeachment hearings got under way. Add it all up, and President Donald Trump’s unscheduled weekend visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center raised ...

WLU’s International Month growing stronger

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WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University celebrates diversity with a month of events every November, and this year there are more active ways to learn about other cultures. “The international education month allows the global community to be able to share their cultures with the West ...

Wintersville celebrating the season with Christmas parade

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WINTERSVILLE — Village officials invite area residents to join them in celebrating the Christmas season at the Wintersville Christmas Parade at 3 p.m. Dec. 1. A long-time tradition, the procession will begin from the former Riesbeck’s store, where participants will line up at 1 p.m., to ...

Budget debated

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NEW CUMBERLAND — The New Cumberland Finance Committee met Nov. 12, reviewing the city’s budget and bills. The general fund had approximately $249,000 in revenue and $206,000 in expenses for the month. At the last council meeting, council approved the October bills of $25,799, which Sara ...

Bethany hosting Breakfast with Santa

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BETHANY — The Bethany College Student Alumni Association is hosting its annual Breakfast with Santa from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 7, at Odgen Dining Hall on the Bethany campus. The cost for the breakfast is $10 for adults and children 13 and older; $7 for children 5 to 12; and free for children 4 ...

Recognition

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Members of the Weirton Rotary Club were recognized, Nov. 8, for their efforts to purchase a new freezer for the Community Bread Basket. Bread Basket board member Jim Pauchnik noted he had spoken to Rotarian George Kondik about the organization’s needs, including that one of their freezers was ...

Council to vote on fire contract

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WEIRTON — Weirton Council has scheduled a special meeting for 6:30 p.m., Thursday, in the council chambers of the Weirton Municipal Building. The lone agenda item is an ordinance establishing new salaries for firefighters who are members of the Weirton Firefighters Association Local 948.

Groundbreaking held for net project

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BECKLEY — A groundbreaking has been held on Facebook’s plan to expand broadband internet in West Virginia. Gov. Jim Justice, U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito and others attended a ceremony Monday in Beckley. Facebook is building a fiber optic cable network in a portion of West Virginia ...

Symposium on opioid crisis set

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ROANOKE, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University’s School of Public Health is working with partners across the state on a symposium on the opioid epidemic today and Wednesday. Assistant Professor Lindsay Allen says the rate of drug overdose deaths involving opioids doubled between 2010 and ...

Aide recounts actions tying Trump to delay

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WASHINGTON — Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s emissary to the European Union, had a message when he met with a top Ukrainian official. Sondland said vital U.S. military assistance to Ukraine might be freed up if the country’s top prosecutor “would go to the mike and announce ...

Camera club honors

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The Upper Ohio Valley Camera club held its annual banquet on Nov. 3 at Two Ridges Presbyterian Church in Wintersville. Awards were presented for photographer of the year with first place awarded to Anissa Wellington, right, and second place to Andy Tindor, left. Deb Snider was the third-place ...

WH ramps up push for drug cost legislation

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WASHINGTON — The White House is ramping up its push to get a bill through Congress that curbs prescription drug costs, feeling a new urgency as the impeachment investigation advances amid the 2020 election campaign. The effort has progressed beyond anything seen in years, says President ...

Elected WVFDW president

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Anna Gillespie of Colliers, right, was elected president of the West Virginia Federation of Democratic Women during it annual convention held in September. Gillespie has been first vice president and Northwest Regional director for the WVFDW and has been a member and chairman of many state ...

Police reports

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Steubenville police Stiffed: An employee of Weir Cove Taxi said a female fare did not pay, Saturday. The woman told polic0e a friend had called the cab and was supposed to pay. Police told her she has until Monday to settle the debt. Theft: Security personnel at a Mall Drive store reported ...

Polish soldiers train with National Guard in West Virginia

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ELKINS — Members of the Polish Territorial Defense Forces have been training with the West Virginia National Guard and Special Forces near Elkins. The Inter-Mountain reports the Polish troops were participating in the Guardís Ridge Runner program, which focuses on irregular warfare. Olga ...