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Trump Jr. hammers Bidens in Steubenville

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STEUBENVILLE – Donald Trump Jr. spent the minutes before his father’s final debate showdown with Joe Biden hammering the Democratic nominee to a large crowd in Steubenville. Trump Jr. spoke for a little more than 30 minutes to a crowd of approximately 500 people gathered outside of Bully ...

Trick-or-treat hours

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¯ Adena: Oct. 31, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. ¯ Amsterdam: Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ¯ Brooke County, Oct. 31, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ¯ Chester: Oct. 31, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. ¯ Cross Creek Township: Oct. 31, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. ¯ Follansbee, Oct. 31, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ¯ Hancock County ...

Daily Happenings 10-23-20

Daily Happenings

Police reports Brooke County sheriff Arrested: Zachary D. Davidson, 29, 362 Maplewood Drive, Steubenville, failure to appear, Sunday. Arrested: Deborah J. Smith, 69, 471 Rockdale Road, Follansbee, obstructing an officer, Oct. 11. Arrested: David J. Cox, 44, 4366 Cross Creek Road, ...

Community briefs

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Weirton church hosting garage sale WEIRTON — The Seventh Day Adventist Church, located at 600 Colliers Way, Weirton, will be hosting a three-day indoor fundraiser garage sale. It will be held today and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. The sale will ...

COSI makes roadshow stop in Steubenville

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STEUBENVILLE — Families participating in Urban Mission Ministries’ drive-through distribution Wednesday at the warehouse not only came away with food donations, but received a “Learning Lunchbox” too for their children. And a “dinosaur” in their midst observed it all. Both were ...

Kush named Weirton’s next police chief

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WEIRTON — The city of Weirton soon will have a new chief of police. During a special meeting held in the Weirton Room of the Millsop Community Center Wednesday morning, Walter Charles Kush was nominated to be the city’s next top cop. The nomination from Mayor Harold Miller included a ...

Early voting begins in West Virginia

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CROSS LANES, W.Va. — West Virginia residents turned out in droves to cast their ballots on the first day of early in-person voting Wednesday, less than two weeks before the November election. Long lines were reported in several polling places throughout the state. Todd Dorcas of Cross ...

Local counties see high early voter turnout

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WHEELING — The first day of early voting in West Virginia was a busy one in Northern Panhandle counties as all reported unexpectedly high turnout numbers. At 4 p.m. Wednesday, Hancock County reported 192 had voted and that a long line of voters still remained. Polls closed there at 4:30 ...

Two seek Brooke sheriff’s office

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WELLSBURG — On Nov. 3 Brooke County voters may choose from two candidates for sheriff: Kevin L. Heck, a Democrat; and Richard Beatty, a Republican. Both are Follansbee residents with backgrounds in law enforcement. Incumbent Larry Palmer lost to Heck in the primary election. A Navy ...

Education spending info accessible

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia taxpayers will soon be able to see detailed information on county and state education spending thanks to an expansion of wvCheckbook.gov, the State Auditor’s office transparency portal. State Auditor J.B. McCuskey announced the expansion on wvCheckbook on ...

State officials announce grant program for utilities

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CHARLESTON — Utility customers who have had a hard time keeping up with bills due to loss of jobs or reduced hours brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic were told Wednesday to watch their mailboxes for a new grant program. Gov. Jim Justice and Public Service Commission Chairwoman Charlotte ...

Jefferson County chamber dinner takes different form

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WINTERSVILLE — On Wednesday the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce carried on a long tradition but like many things this year, went about it a little differently to address concerns raised by the coronavirus. Chamber President Patricia Maple-Damewood noted for more than 100 years the ...

MLB broadcaster to deliver Keresty lecture at Bethany

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BETHANY — The voice of Major League Baseball’s Seattle Mariners will deliver the 2020 John Keresty Lecture at Bethany College. Dave Sims, Bethany College Class of 1975, has won back-to-back Washington Sportscaster of the Year awards from the National Sports Media Association. He also ...

Menards open at The Highlands

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TRIADELPHIA — There was everything available from custom lighting to Cheerios, and from 2x4s to Tide when the new Menards store at the Highlands opened its doors Monday. Between 20 and 30 customers were in line waiting to get inside when the doors opened at 6 a.m., according to general ...

Daily Happenings 10-22-20

Daily Happenings

Today’s birthdays Marissa Jaskiewicz, Stow. Scott Angalich, Wheeling. Police reports Steubenville police Arrested: Andrew Snape, 21, 1341 Grant St., Weirton, domestic violence, Tuesday. Arrested: Zachary Davidson, 29, 362 Maplewood Dr., Wintersville, public intoxication warrant, ...

Older workers face higher unemployment

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For the first time in nearly 50 years, older workers face higher unemployment than midcareer workers, according to a study released Tuesday by the New School university in New York City. The pandemic has wrecked havoc on employment for people of all ages. But researchers found that during ...

Two seek state Delegate seat

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On Nov. 3 voters will choose from two candidates for a seat representing the 2nd District in the House of Delegates, which includes parts of Brooke and Ohio counties. They are: Democratic incumbent Philip W. Diserio of 623 Wabash Drive, Follansbee; and Republican challenger Gordon K. Greer ...

WLU welcomes candidates for its next president

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WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University’s Presidential Search Committee has announced the names of its four final candidates, all of whom will visit campus over the next few weeks. “I am pleased to announce the four finalists for the next President of West Liberty University. We look ...