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Changes sought to global opioid guidelines

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Two U.S. lawmakers are calling on the World Health Organization to withdraw pain care guidelines that include what they say are false claims about the safety of prescription opioids. They say the guidelines could lead other countries toward the same kind of addiction and overdose crisis that ...

Community news from around the area

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Unionport plans observance of Memorial Day Monday UNIONPORT — The observance of Memorial Day in Unionport includes the parade at 10 a.m. Monday featuring the Unionport Patriotic Ladies and led by the Indian Creek High School Marching Band. There will be a gun salute at 10:45 a.m. in the ...

W.Va. will pay $4.7M for failure

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CHARLESTON — Another part of Monday’s special session involved the state paying for a mistake made nearly a decade earlier during the flawed implementation of broadband grant funding. On Monday, the West Virginia Legislature passed Senate Bill 1026, one of 18 bills passed during a one-day ...

Founder’s Day celebrated

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The Torchbearer Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority celebrated the 88th Founder’s Day on on April 27 at the Farm Restaurant and Pub in Adena. The opening ritual was led by Llelia Buffone, and the Founder’s Day pledge was led by Alberta Herrick. “The Power of the Dream” was ...

Franciscan U. picks Pivonka for president

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STEUBENVILLE — The Rev. David Pivonka, TOR, has been named the president of the Franciscan University of Steubenville, officials have announced. Pivonka, a 1989 graduate,who will be the school’s seventh president, was chosen by its board of trustees Tuesday. He will succeed the Rev. Sean ...

Pa. governor calls for random acts of kindness

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This is the Fred Rogers statue, part of the Tribute to Children, at the confluence of the Monogahela, Allegheny, and Ohio rivers in Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has said that Pennsylvanians will be encouraged to exhibit acts of kindness today in honor of the beloved PBS children’s ...

WVNCC, WLU help transfer students

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WHEELING — Leaders of both West Virginia Northern Community College and West Liberty University signed an agreement that will make degree completion easier for students who transferred from Northern to WLU. WVNCC Interim President Michael Koon and WLU President Stephen Greiner signed a ...

Steubenville officials probe water line break

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STEUBENVILLE — City officials are trying to determine the extent of damage from a water line break Tuesday that left three offices in the new municipal building flooded. City Manager Jim Mavromatis said crews working on the valve replacement project came across an active water line no one ...

Morrisey speaks in Wellsburg

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WELLSBURG — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey made a visit to Brooke County on Monday to visit with members of a newly founded group. Brooke County Faith Team held its monthly meeting Monday to discuss local substance abuse and recovery programs. One of the obstacles the group said ...

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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• Friday — Walk Off the Earth, Stage AE, Pittsburgh. • Tuesday — Juice WRLD with Ski Mask the Slump God and the Lyrical Lemonade All-Stars, Stage AE, Pittsburgh. • May 30 — The Who, PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, www.livenation.com. • May 30 — Women Who Rock, Stage AE, ...

Events calendar

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¯ Friday — Walk Off the Earth, Stage AE, Pittsburgh. ¯ Tuesday — Juice WRLD with Ski Mask the Slump God and the Lyrical Lemonade All-Stars, Stage AE, Pittsburgh. ¯ May 30 — The Who, PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, www.livenation.com. ¯ May 30 — Women Who Rock, Stage AE, ...

A blind eye?

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WHEELING — A convicted sex offender worked for more than two years at Weirton Madonna High School before the Diocese of Wheeling Charleston ever conducted a background check on him, according to an amended lawsuit filed by the office of West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on ...

Club awards scholarships, inducts members

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STEUBENVILLE — New members, scholarship awards and a glimpse of the McKinley S.T.E.M. Academy making its debut in the Steubenville school system come the 2019-20 school year were highlights of the May 6 meeting of the OFWC/GFWC Woman’s Club of Steubenville, held at the YWCA of ...

Nearly $100 million for secondary roads

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CHARLESTON — Monday’s resumption of the special session not only fixed some bill vetoed by Gov. Jim Justice in March, but also included nearly $100 million in additional funding for secondary roads in West Virginia. Three bills introduced by Justice Monday included supplemental ...

Community happenings from throughout the area

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Paris Cemetery to be site of military Memorial Day service PARIS, Pa. — The Honor Guard of Slovan Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold a memorial salute at the Paris Cemetery, Paris, Pa., on Memorial Day, beginning at 7:45 a.m. Board members and visitors present will place memorial flags ...

Police reports

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Steubenville police Arrested: Waldo Sarjeant, 46, 1629 Ridge Ave., Steubenville, bench warrant, Monday. Arrested: Destiny Waugh, 24, 916 N. 6 th St., Steubenville, warrant charging failure to appear, Monday. Waugh also cited for driving under suspension. Arrested: Ryan F. Gooch, 28, 732 ...

Legislature fixes vetoed legislation

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Legislature resumed the special session Monday to fix several bills vetoed by Gov. Jim Justice in March and to make supplemental appropriations. Early Monday, Justice issued an updated proclamation adding an additional bill to the day’s agenda relating to ...

Brooke Commission discusses road concerns

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WELLSBURG — Brooke County commissioners were questioned Tuesday on the formulas used by the state to distribute funding for area road repairs. According to resident Walter Ferguson, Brooke and Hancock counties are scheduled to share $5 million to repair their secondary roads, while ...