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Flocking to Weirton

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The flamingos have returned to assist the Weirton United Way with its campaign. This is the second year for the fundraiser, chaired by Michael Lytle, with a goal of not only raising money, but also awareness of the United Way and its campaign. The flamingos are available to temporarily roost at ...

Catholics express anger, sadness about spending

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WHEELING — The latest revelation about lavish spending by former bishop Michael Bransfield is drawing reactions of anger and sadness from the Roman Catholic faithful in Wheeling. The Washington Post last week published a lengthy article detailing Bransfield’s extravagant expenditures for ...

Dems block Pentagon bill amid border wall battle

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats Wednesday blocked debate on the almost $700 billion Pentagon budget and other spending bills amid a feud between the chamber’s leaders over the rules of engagement for translating this summer’s budget deal into binding legislation. Minority Leader ...

Oldtime Fair is deemed a success

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NEW CUMBERLAND — Another Hancock County Oldtime Fair has been declared a success. The fair held at Tomlinson Run State Park took place Friday through Sunday. “The weather was beautiful,” said Buddy Stewart, fair board president. “We couldn’t have asked for a better fair.” Over ...

Rangos and ScareHouse team up

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PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh’s largest screen is joining forces with the city’s scariest haunted attractions this Halloween season to bring horror fans a top-notch slate of sinister screenings. The Rangos Giant Cinema and ScareHouse have co-curated an all-star schedule of cult favorites and ...

Bethany College welcomes three Fulbright Scholars

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BETHANY — Bethany College is hosting three Fulbright Scholars for the 2019-2020 academic year as part of the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship Program. Aya Atwa, of Egypt, Chu-Yun Hsueh, of Taiwan, and Lea Serres, of France, will teach language courses in Arabic, Chinese and ...

Sistersville Marble Festival celebrates its 20th year

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SISTERSVILLE — Downtown streets will be lined with marble displays, food vendors and other attractions Sept. 27-29 when thousands of visitors attend the 20th-annual Sistersville Marble Festival. The event has been known to draw national and international attention while providing a fun ...

Social agencies forced to move

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WHEELING — The closure of Ohio Valley Medical Center is forcing two social service agencies to leave the OVMC campus. The Upper Ohio Valley Sexual Assault Help Center moved Wednesday from OVMC’s South Professional Building. Harmony House Children’s Advocacy Center has to vacate its ...

Tempers flare at Steubenville council over water line request

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STEUBENVILLE — After weeks of calm at City Council meetings, tempers flared Tuesday over a legal opinion that Jefferson County’s water department can legally assist the city with a water line extension to the marina. Sixth Ward Councilman Bob Villamagna complained that no one, not even ...

Weirton City Council schedules workshop

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WEIRTON — Weirton Council will meet in an informational workshop at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Room 201 of the Weirton City Building. The agenda will include discussion of the C.O.P.S. Grant, speed bumps and humps throughout the city and development of the agenda for the Oct. 7 council meeting.

Teen charged in fatal shooting of friend

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PITTSBURGH — A teenager accused of accidentally shooting his friend to death inside a Pittsburgh home has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. City police say 18-year-old Michael Anthony Hartwick Jr. also faces a weapons charge in the Sept. 8 death of 16-year-old Alexander Alman. ...

Jury convicts man in death of 8 month old

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CHARLESTON — A West Virginia jury has convicted a Charleston man in the death of his ex-girlfriend’s 8-month-old daughter. News outlets report William Ellis Bowen IV was convicted Tuesday on charges of child abuse causing death and failure to provide medical care for a child resulting in ...

Teacher resigns after gun at school charge

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RICHWOOD — A West Virginia teacher charged with bringing a loaded gun to school has resigned from her job. Officials at the Nicholas County Board of Education say 34-year-old Shana Knight resigned from the Cherry River Elementary school on Monday night. Knight was arrested earlier this ...

WVDOH mulls Route 2 options

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NEW CUMBERLAND — Five proposals are on the drawing board when it comes to a possible improvement project for a section of state Route 2 running through New Cumberland, and area residents have an opportunity to review and comment on them before a decision is made. Representatives of the ...

Hancock County Oldtime Fair Candids

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he Hancock County Oldtime Fair was held at Tomlinson Run State Park in New Manchester last weekend. Some candids from the annual summertime event include Jessica Patterson of Weirton checks out a bee hive with her 1-year-old daughter, Marley, at the Steubenville-based Buena Vista Honey Farms booth.

New future for site

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FOLLANSBEE — A former industrial site in the heart of Brooke County is heading toward a new future, while also bringing a local economic development agency full circle. Luke Diserio, owner of American Muscle Docks, and the Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle announced ...

Community news from around the area

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WEIRTON — Young Life, a Christian ministry that reaches out to middle school, high school and college-aged students in all 50 states and in more than 90 countries, wants to have a presence in Brooke and Hancock counties. An initial one-hour startup board meeting is scheduled for Oct. 1 at ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Arrested: Michael Lancaster, 29, 1516 1/2 Maryland Ave., domestic violence, Monday. Cited: Lucas A. Rinehart, 35, Apartment 4, 1300 Belleview Blvd., speeding; Keisha R. Petteway, 42, 1335 Oak Grove Ave., speeding; Maureen Caputo, 66, Apartment C1, 623 Lovers Lane, speeding; ...

Economy could shrug off oil crisis

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DALLAS — The price of gasoline crept higher after a weekend attack devastated Saudi Arabian oil output, but if the disruption to global supplies is short-lived, the impact on the U.S. economy will probably be modest. Prices spiked Monday by more than 14 percent, their biggest single-day ...