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‘Spotlight on Skills’ competition at JVS

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BLOOMINGDALE — Jefferson County Joint Vocational School students will participate in the Spotlight on Skills competition Thursday. Students will compete in academics and lab programs throughout the day hoping to earn a spot in the regional competitions. The events will be judged by members ...

Weld introduces Veterans Court Bill

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West Virginia Sen. Ryan Weld has introduced his bill to re-establilsh veterans courts in the state. Senate Bill 40 establishes a Military Service Members Court program within the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, with the Supreme Court's administrator charged with overseeing the ...

Facebook shuts down Russia-linked pages, accounts

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LONDON — Facebook said Thursday it removed hundreds of Russia-linked pages, groups and accounts that it says were part of two big disinformation operations targeting users outside the U.S. The social media company said its latest effort to fight misinformation came after it found two ...

New substitute teachers hired in Hancock County

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NEW CUMBERLAND — Several new substitute teachers were hired by the Hancock County Board of Education during its meeting Monday. Six countywide substitute teachers were approved for the 2018-2019 school year, which included Haley Bowman, Alexandria Bruno, Kayla Hinchee, Caitlyn Knotts, Amy ...

Pitt among colleges that help you handle student debt

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Associated Press With collective U.S. student loan debt nearing $1.5 trillion, some colleges are testing innovative solutions to help reduce student borrowing. Using no-strings-attached student loan payoff-assistance programs, college loan alternatives and annual student debt letters, these ...

A scaled-down, but still angry, Women’s March returns

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid internal controversies and a capital city deeply distracted by the partial government shutdown, the third Women's March returned to Washington on Saturday with an enduring message of anger and defiance aimed directly at President Donald Trump's White House. The ...

Trump weighs tightening of embargo on Cuba

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HAVANA (AP) — The Trump administration is weighing what could become the most serious tightening of the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba in more than two decades — a move that could unleash a flurry of lawsuits against foreign companies that have invested on the island. A 1996 law known as the ...

Real estate transfers

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The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: William Householder (deceased) to Kelly Householder, 0.103 acre, Knox Township. William and Carol Householder (both deceased) to Kelly Wellington and Billy Harding, metes, Knox Township. Shirley Newburn to James ...

Rotary plans Mardi Gras Gala

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Tony Viola II, Weirton Height Rotary president was speaker at the Weirton Rotary Club meeting Wednesday, regarding plans for the annual Mardi Gras Gala. The event will be held Feb. 23 at Williams Golf and Country Club, with proceeds going toward new playground facilities at the J.C. Williams ...

Quick takes

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INVITED: Ken Perkins, registered representative with Tri-State Financial Services, has been invited to attend the Cetera Advisor Networks 2019 Circle of Excellence Conference at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort in Marco Island, Fla. The event will recognize an exclusive group of ...

DeWine: Keep line rolling at GM in Lordstown

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WARREN, Ohio — Gov. Mike DeWine’s message to General Motors CEO Mary Barra is direct: Ohio is ready and willing to put together an incentive package to keep the firm making vehicles at its plant in Lordstown. But if General Motors continues with its intent to idle the facility in March, ...

Building healthy relationships

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STEUBENVILLE — People impact relationships and are impacted by them. And that, says Vaughn A. Foster Sr., makes relationship building important not just for couples but for businesses, schools and churches, too. The Steubenville man launched the nonprofit organization Relationship ...

Pelosi cancels Afghanistan trip, cites Trump ‘leak’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday canceled her plans to travel by commercial plane to visit U.S. troops in Afghanistan, saying President Donald Trump had caused a security risk by talking about the trip. It was the latest twist in what has become a Washington game of ...

Knights support trip to March for Life

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The Weirton Knights of Columbus Council No. 3734 donated $450 to Madonna High School for their bus trip to Washington, D.C., for the annual March for Life held Friday. The council applauds the students and all those involved for supporting the pro-life movement, a spokesperson noted. On hand ...

Birthdays

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Today Theresa Fabian, Mingo Junction Angie Soltis, Steubenville Laura Work, Bergholz

Trump, North Korean leader to hold 2nd summit

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal to coax the North to give up its nuclear program, the White House announced Friday. News of a second meeting with the reclusive North Korean leader came after ...

Valentine’s Craft Extravaganza Feb. 10 at Blessed Sacrament

Community

WINTERSVILLE — The 10th-annual Valentine’s Craft Extravaganza for St. Vincent dePaul Ministry will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 10 at Blessed Sacrament Church’s social hall, 852 Main St. “This event offers a unique opportunity for our community to support the local craftspeople as ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Cited: Lorenzo L. Howard, 27, 102 Center Ave., Mingo Junction, driving with suspended license; and Craig A. Smith, 42, 136 Pembroke Road, expired plates. Jefferson County sheriff Arrested: Joseph Barnhart, 24, 266 township Road 150, Dillonvale, failure to appear warrant out of ...