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OVYN/Sycamore Youth Center benefit Tuesday

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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

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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 ...

Church sermon topics

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¯ Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “Que Sera, Sera.” - Buena Vista United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “Trust Me.” ¯ Calvary Community Missionary Baptist Church, Steubenville: “From Heaven to Earth, Relationship Matters,” Vaughn Foster, guest preacher. - ...

US bars entry to International Criminal Court investigators

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel seeking to investigate alleged war crimes and other abuses committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere, and may do the same with those who seek action against Israel, Secretary of ...

Discussing programs

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The Weirton Kiwanis hosted a Business After Hours, Thursday, for members of the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce, with guests and members gathering at Undo’s in Weirton. Members of the club took time to discuss some of their various programs and activities, which include the annual Hancock ...

Dinner celebrates cancer survivors

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TORONTO — Wyatt Anderson, the son of Angie and Tom Anderson, is your typical 11-year-old. He is a Cub Scout, plays flag football and loves the video game Fortnite. He is also a cancer survivor having been diagnosed at the age of 3 with Stage Four Neuroblastoma. Wyatt was one of 36 ...

New festival fills Jambo void

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MORRISTOWN — A new country music festival this summer aims to fill the void left when Jamboree in the Hills was placed on hiatus. During a press conference Thursday, organizers of the new Blame My Roots Fest said they planned to hold a three-day festival at Valley View Campgrounds in ...

Investigator: W.Va. man raped, killed partner’s baby

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RIPLEY (AP) — The lead investigator in the trial of a man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 10-month-old baby testified that he has no doubt the man raped and murdered the girl. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Jackson County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Ross Mellinger said Thursday that ...

Air quality concerns continue after BOP demolition

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WEIRTON — The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection says that enormous black cloud that formed after the demolition of the old basic oxygen plant Saturday morning contained “mostly graphite and soot,” though not everyone is buying it. DEP Spokesman Terry Fletcher said an ...

Today’s birthdays

Daily Happenings

John Corrigan, Mingo Junction. Lori Kale, Jewett. Rain Lucas, Weirton. Dustin Andrews, Mingo Junction. Ann Marie Butera, Mingo Junction.

State Supreme Court probe concludes

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CHARLESTON — An investigation into the state Supreme Court justices has concluded, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia said on Thursday. “Absent new information or new allegations of impropriety or illegality, based on the information we have investigated and ...

Community news from around the area

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Tick awareness program: New ticks and what to look for CADIZ — Dr. Scott Pendleton will conduct a tick awareness program on March 20 at Puskarich Public Library, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The library is located at 200 E. Market St. The free program will include tick identification; ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Arrested: Martin L. Ayers, 47, 626 Prospect Ave., warrant charging cruelty to animals, Wednesday. Cited: Debjyoti Mazumdar, 27, Apartment 23, 200 Fernwood Road, Wintersville, speeding; Todd R. Kutscher, 30, 255 Cadiz Road, Wintersville, speeding; Jeffrey M. Gampolo, 48, 4052 ...

Justice names new acting transportation secretary

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CHARLESTON — The person taking the place of Tom Smith, the recently fired secretary of the Department of Transportation, is a friend, a former employee and a campaign donor to Gov. Jim Justice. During a press conference Wednesday to announce additional funding for secondary road ...

Hancock commision sticking with public comment policy

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NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Commission, Thursday, opted to remain with its current practices for public comment during its meetings. The issue was raised during the commission’s Feb. 28 meeting, during which time Commission President Joe Barnabei requested county Assistant ...

Senate rejects Trump border emergency as Republicans defect

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WASHINGTON — The Republican-run Senate firmly rejected President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border on Thursday, setting up a veto fight and dealing him a conspicuous rebuke as he tested how boldly he could ignore Congress in pursuit of his ...

FBI debated in 2016 how aggressively to probe Trump campaign

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WASHINGTON (AP) — During the early days of the Russia investigation, FBI officials debated whether Donald Trump’s chance of winning should factor into how aggressively they investigated potential coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin, two FBI officials told Congress last year, ...

Brooke Farmers Market set to expand vendor base

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Farmers Market is celebrating its seventh season by expanding its vendor base. Individuals and farms within Brooke County, and a 50-mile radius of the county seat of Wellsburg, are invited to apply as a vendor for the 2019 season, which starts in June. The ...