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Tough As Nails Urban Challenge planned for May 24

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WHEELING — Building on the success of last year’s event, organizers of the Tough As Nails Urban Challenge presented by the Health Plan are anticipating a big jump in numbers as excitement for the Memorial Day weekend event builds. The event, which is part of the Ogden Newspapers Wellness ...

‘Party Gamecast’ podcast moderator to speak

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BETHANY — The moderator of the podcast “The Party Gamecast featuring the Party Game Cast” will speak at Bethany College at 11 a.m. Feb. 27. Bruce Voge III will present “Board Games Are Products: Marketing Wisdom for Game Designers” in Richardson Hall Room 110. Voge has been a ...

Emergency services hot topic in Steubenville

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STEUBENVILLE — Fifth Ward Councilman Willie Paul was clearly upset when he found out he couldn’t call for an executive session to find out about the city fire union’s proposal for providing emergency medical services in the city. Paul, who’d been out of town, was irritated that he’d ...

Loose barges float down Ohio River, bridge possibly struck

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MASON, W.Va. (AP) — A bridge between Ohio and West Virginia reopened early Friday after authorities said a barge may have crashed into one of its pillars while at least nine barges ran loose along the Ohio River. The Pomeroy-Mason Bridge was open as of 3 a.m. Friday after a West Virginia ...

Route 2 reduced through April 1

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State Route 2 between Beech Bottom and Wellsburg has been reduced to one lane following a slide along the adjacent hillside. State highway officials announced the reduction will be in place through April 1, with with traffic regulated by temporary signals throughout the day. State highway ...

A Happy Valentine’s Day hillside message

Community

Some people might send cards or flowers in observance of Valentine’s Day, but there’s a larger-than-life hillside Cupid greeting visible to travelers of state Route 213 in the Pleasant Hill/rural Steubenville area. And that message is about 170 feet tall and 70 feet wide, spelled out in ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Arrested: Angela Eisnaugle, 43, 24 Swick Lane, Steubenville, having physical control of a vehicle under the influnce, Tuesday. Cited: Austin Tennent, 20, 511 Lee Road, Follansbee, expired plates; Terry L. Green Jr., 36, 3049 Township Road 242, Toronto, driving under suspension. ...

Commissioners OK revised 911 levy

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Commission, Wednesday, released details of a proposed levy for the county’s emergency 911 center, noting errors discovered in it have been corrected. Commission President Tim Ennis said after the state auditor’s office approved the four-year levy, they ...

Community news from throughout the area

Community

Wellsburg Elks Lodge contest winners announced WELLSBURG — The Wellsburg Elks Lodge has announced six Brooke High School students have advanced to the state level of the Elks National Foundation’s Most Valuable Student college scholarship competition. They are: John Bober, Matthew ...

Suicide prevention bill clears Senate

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia educators would have to teach students about suicide prevention under a bill passed Wednesday by the state Senate. Lawmakers voted 33-0 to approve the bill, which would require that teachers, students and other school officials get training on suicide prevention ...

Coalition planning second-annual cancer survivor dinner

Community

The Toronto Coalition for Revitalization will host the second-annual cancer survivor dinner, which will be held March 19 at the Karaffa Recreation Center, formerly known as the Karaffa Elementary School in Toronto. The social time starts at 6 p.m. followed by the dinner provided by Manfred’s ...

Drama erupts on W.Va. House floor

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CHARLESTON — Tempers flared Wednesday in the Legislature as one delegate required multiple bills to be read in full to protest lack of action on an alleged incident with another lawmaker. Delegate Eric Porterfield, R-Mercer, made motion after motion Wednesday to have bills up for third ...

Candidate challenging Justice for GOP nomination visits Follansbee

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FOLLANSBEE — A Republican candidate for governor said, if elected, he will push for administrative cuts to the West Virginia Department of Transportation to support more road crews and a revamp of the state’s tax code. Charles Sheedy Sr. of Cameron has some knowledge of the WVDOT, having ...

Future uncertain for National Guard bill

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CHARLESTON — A day after a House of Delegates committee approved a bill that would limit the West Virginia National Guard’s involvement in foreign conflicts, lawmakers chose Wednesday to let the bill continue on to the House Judiciary Committee over the objections of the bill’s ...

Chaos reigns in committee session

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CHARLESTON — The House Veterans’ Affairs and Homeland Security Committee moved three bills Tuesday afternoon amid questions regarding the use of the West Virginia National Guard, how a state agency conducts intelligence and controversy over the unexpected testimony of a Republican political ...

Weir High students recognized for voter registration efforts

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner announced this week that Sarah Hudacheck and Olivia Dowler of Weir High School were selected as honorary secretaries of state for their efforts to register classmates to vote. The students are among those from across the state to be ...

Wheeling University PT program visits Mexico

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WHEELING — Transforming lives is at the heart of Wheeling University’s physical therapy department’s service-learning program in Mexico. For the past 20 years, the department’s service-learning program has been changing the lives of students and faculty, as well as the patients. The ...

Ohio Valley Cloak and Dagger Company presents ‘The Final Rose’

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WINTERSVILLE — Fun, food and murder are coming Friday to Zalenski’s Eatery and Pub. That’s when the Ohio Valley Cloak and Dagger Company will present “The Final Rose,” an interactive mystery featuring intrigue and laughs. It’s the Season 20 finale of the hit matchmaking reality ...

Film society to show Dunkirk

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STEUBENVILLE — The Franciscan University Film Society continues its virtual trek through “The World Wars” with a showing of Dunkirk on Feb. 28. Dunkirk tells the story of Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France, who though surrounded by the German army, are evacuated ...

Make a mummy at Carnegie Science Center

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PITTSBURGH — Talk to a scientist who mummified a real human, make your own miniature mummy to take home, explore the history and science of mummification, and more at Carnegie Science Center’s Mummy Mania Weekend, set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 22-23. As Pittsburgh’s most-visited ...