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W.Va. state officials seek support from faith leaders on vaccine

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CHARLESTON — The faith-based community can take a leadership role in encouraging residents to become vaccinated against the COVID-19 coronavirus, state officials said Monday. “Many parishioners are watching the heads of the parishes, whether it’s the pastors or the reverends or the ...

Community news from around the area

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Business trainer, serial entrepreneur at free event Friday at Sycamore Center STEUBENVILLE — Todd King, an Ohio Valley area native who has trained, coached and spoken for the biggest names in the business world, will be hosting a free event Friday at the Sycamore Youth Center located at 301 ...

Manchin: US Senate rules should remain

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WHEELING — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin predicts passage of a key infrastructure bill is coming in the Senate, but he indicated he will not be part of any attempt to circumvent Senate rules to make it happen. “I’m not going to be part of destroying this Senate. I’m just not going to,” he ...

Roundtable addressing community concerns in Weirton

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WEIRTON — After several months of delays, city officials and local African-American community members met Monday as part of a continuing effort to create a dialogue and address concerns. Pastors from a group of Weirton’s African-American churches, along with other community members, met in ...

Hancock County Schools honor nurses

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NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Board of Education expressed appreciation, Monday, to some of its own front-line emergency workers for their efforts to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. During Monday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Dawn Petrovich and the board ...

School board approves 15 personnel cuts

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WELLSBURG — After approving the elimination of 15 professional and service positions on Monday, Brooke County school officials answered questions about the restructuring of the school district's music program. Board member Stacy Hooper asked Deputy Superintendent Corey Murphy how the ...

Bethany College to present Scott Lectures April 21-22

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BETHANY — The Oreon E. Scott Lecture Series will return to Bethany College on April 21-22 with the Rev. Dr. Richard J. Hull II leading the digital event. The theme is “Performing in the Parish: Parson, Pastor, Preacher, Prophet.” Visit bethanywv.edu/event/oreon-e-scott-lectures-2/ to ...

New commercial truck driving school looks to Weirton

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WEIRTON — A commercial automobile driving school with plans to open an operation in Weirton was among requests before the Weirton Zoning Board of Appeals, April 6. John Anderson, on behalf of of Billy Big Rig, or BBR, requested a conditional use in a M2 district to operate the school at 4224 ...

Newest Rotary member welcomed

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The Rotary Club of Weirton Heights, on April 6, welcomed its newest member, inducting Melinda Howell. An area native, Howell is employed by Cigna Health Insurance. A graduate of West Liberty University, she is a national and regional officer for the Kappa Phi Club, an adviser for the Chi Omega ...

McKinley to address Wheeling University grads

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WHEELING — U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley, R-W.Va., will serve as speaker at Wheeling University’s 63rd commencement ceremony set for 11:30 a.m., May 1 at Bishop Schmitt Field. “It is a great privilege to have Congressman McKinley serve as our commencement speaker and offer the Class of ...

Women find their calling in nontraditional apprenticeships

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MORGANTOWN (AP) — Just a few months after Angel George became a single mom to two pre-teen nephews, COVID-19 hit, bringing with it a kind of chaos that was frightening, now that she was a parent. “I actually received an email from my company and they told me that they wanted me to finish ...

Briefs

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Health Board cancels meeting NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Board of Health has canceled its regular meeting scheduled for today. The next meeting will take place June 8, according to a post on the board’s Facebook page.

Police reports

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Jefferson County sheriff Stressed: An Amsterdam woman asked deputies to get her daughter’s boyfriend out of her house, Sunday. She said the three of them had been living there amicably until her other daughter, who also had dated the man for a time, was released from jail and now all the ...

White House grades states’ infrastructure as it pushes bill

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden wants Congress to know he's sincere about cutting a deal on infrastructure, but the White House is also highlighting needed repairs and upgrades state-by-state that cost far more than what Republicans are willing to spend. Biden met Monday afternoon ...

Police report multiple victims in Tennessee school shooting

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Multiple people including a police officer were shot Monday at a high school in the east Tennessee city of Knoxville, authorities said, adding that the scene had been secured. The Knoxville Police Department tweeted that authorities were at the site of the shooting ...

Outdoor enthusiasts to get cash, free passes to move to WVa

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is joining the growing list of places recruiting remote workers — with a thrill-seeking twist. A public-private program launched Monday will try to lure outdoor enthusiasts to live in the rural state with enticements of cash and free passes for ...

Manchin: Plan proof Congress can compromise

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WHEELING — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says compromise and progress are possible in Congress, and the “American Rescue Plan” stimulus package passed this year stands as proof. Manchin, D-W.Va., joined West Virginia Auditor J.B. McCuskey, a Republican, in Wheeling on Thursday to answer ...

Amendment to natural gas property tax bill is adopted

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CHARLESTON — A compromise was reached between the West Virginia Senate and the House of Delegates on a bill creating a better property tax valuation system for oil and natural gas wells and effect tax revenue for counties House Bill 2581, providing for the valuation of natural resources ...