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Congress to probe report Trump told lawyer Cohen to lie

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are vowing to investigate whether President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a Moscow real estate project, calling that possibility a "concern of the greatest magnitude." Trump's current lawyer said the allegations ...

Church sermon topics

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¯ Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “Best If Used By ____” ¯ Calvary Community Missionary Baptist Church, Steubenville: “The Time Has Come.” - Finley United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “Let’s Go Home,” morning service; “Alive Unto God,” evening ...

Lawsuits ramp up pressure on family that owns opioid company

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The legal pressure on the prominent family behind the company that makes OxyContin, the prescription painkiller that helped fuel the nation's opioid epidemic, is likely to get more intense. The Sackler family came under heavy scrutiny this week when a legal filing in a Massachusetts case ...

Bob Miller to lead road group

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WHEELING — Following months of championing the expansion of Interstate 68 from Morgantown to Moundsville, former Marshall County Commissioner Bob Miller is now the executive director of the West Virginia Route 2/I-68 Authority. Board members last week selected Miller for the job. He ...

Donors urged to roll up their sleeves

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WHEELING — Despite dire weather predicted for the holiday weekend, the American Red Cross is prepared to hold its 33rd annual Ohio Valley Media Blood Donor Day on Monday at WesBanco Arena. The blood drive is set from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the arena’s main floor. Donors can register in ...

Senators Capito, Portman to serve as deputy whips

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WHEELING — Senate Majority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., announced that Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., will continue to serve as a deputy whip for the 116th Congress. In addition to Capito, several other members will serve as deputy whips, including Sens. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., John Cornyn, ...

MBA in Healthcare charts new path for professionals

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WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University has a new online master’s degree that officials say is just what the doctor ordered for healthcare professionals. The recently announced MBA tract focuses on healthcare management and is designed for business professionals seeking advancement in the ...

Jefferson County Commission takes swift action on water line issue

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STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday took the unusual step of declaring an emergency, bypassing competitive bids, and approving an agreement to replace a section of water line which feeds the Smithfield and Piney Fork areas. Michael Eroshevich, county water and sewer ...

Trump grounds Pelosi after she imperils his speech

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WASHINGTON — She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad. The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing out as a surreal game of constitutional brinkmanship, with both flexing their political powers ...

Bob Brew is Master Gardener of the Year

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NEW CUMBERLAND — Bob Brew was named Master Gardener of the Year by the Tri-State Area Master Gardener Association, which is sponsored by the West Virginia University Extension Service in Hancock County. A resident of Chester, Brew is a third- generation gardener. “My grandparents raised ...

Brooke confirms six Legionnaire’s cases

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WHEELING — Six cases of Legionnaires’ disease — an infection caused by Legionella bacteria — have been identified in Brooke County. “At this time, there appears to be no related link to the cases,” administrator Michael Bolen said Tuesday. A few months ago, six other cases of ...

Point-in-Time Count scheduled Tuesday

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STEUBENVILLE — The number of homeless people that there are in Jefferson County is a number that will get increased attention come Tuesday. Spearheaded by the Jefferson County Coalition on Housing and Homelessness, the annual Point-In-Time Count involves representatives of local service ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Toronto Arrested: Dylan McElroy, 20, Salineville, breaking and entering, resisting arrest and criminal mischief, Wednesday. Arrested: Austin Lemasters, 21, Salineville, breaking and entering, resisting arrest and criminal mischief, Wednesday. Steubenville Arrested: Dawnette Francis, 44, ...

Broadband Expansion Act passes first hurdle

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CHARLESTON — Piggy-backing off of last year’s efforts to promote expansion of high-speed internet in West Virginia, a new bill plans to give financial incentives to companies to grow broadband into the state’s underserved rural regions. The newly renamed House Technology and ...

Community news from throughout the area

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Steubenville Saddle Club postpones banquet Saturday STEUBENVILLE — In response to a forecast of inclement weather, the Steubenville Saddle Club is postponing its 2018 awards banquet that was to be held Saturday evening at the Four Seasons Community Center, which is located in the former ...

Trump: Missile defense in space coming

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WASHINGTON — Declaring that space is the new warfighting domain, President Donald Trump on Thursday vowed the U.S. will develop an unrivaled missile defense system to protect against advanced hypersonic and cruise missile threats from competitors and adversaries. Trump said in a Pentagon ...

Thousands more children may have been separated

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WASHINGTON — It seems likely that thousands more migrant children were split from their families than the Trump administration has acknowledged, in part because officials were stepping up family separations long before the border policy that prompted international outrage last spring, a ...