Virtual cooking tips offered


WELLSBURG — Though the Brooke County Library’s Cook by the Book Club isn’t meeting in person, the library will be sharing recipes from “The Unofficial Harry Potter College Cookbook” through its Facebook page at noon Jan. 26.

A ‘Faithful Servant’


On Jan. 12, Bill Littell of New Cumberland was presented the “Faithful Servant” award, the highest religious award for adults in Scouting. The 93-year-old has been extremely active in his church — the Christian Church of New Cumberland — and throughout his life has been a strong ...

SkillsUSA continues community service in challenging year


WELLSBURG — With support from the community, the Brooke High School chapter of SkillsUSA has been able to provide service to the community despite a pandemic that limited the group’s ability to meet in person. Jason Polgar, the chapter’s president, said thanks to the generosity of many ...

West Virginia sets pace for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

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KENOVA, W.Va. — Griffith & Feil Drug has been in business since 1892, a family-owned, small-town pharmacy. This isn’t their first pandemic. More than a century after helping West Virginians confront the Spanish flu in 1918, the drugstore in Kenova, a community of about 3,000 people, ...

Fears grow about inside attack at inauguration

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WASHINGTON — U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event. The ...

Youth answer a call to serve in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

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STEUBENVILLE — The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once stated, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” noted the Rev. Michael Jett of Mount Zion Baptist Church as he addressed youth who engaged in community service Saturday in honor of the slain ...

Weirton water board looks to expand membership

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WEIRTON — The structure of the Weirton Area Water Board could soon have some slight alterations, if a request made to city council is approved. During its meeting Thursday, the board approved a resolution requesting Weirton Council amend provisions of Article 161 of the city’s ordinances ...

Ohio River blessed

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The Ohio River received a blessing during a service Sunday afternoon held at the Steubenville Marina and officiated by from left: the Rev. Matthew Moore of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Steubenville, the Rev. Andrew Nelko of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Weirton and the Rev. Michael ...

WTOV sponsoring Weirton United Way’s virtual tailgate party

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WTOV-TV has signed on as a host sponsor of the Weirton United Way’s 10th “Big Game” Virtual Tailgate Party to take place Feb. 6. In keeping with COVID-19 safety measures, the Tailgate will be held as an online, virtual fundraiser and will feature a drawing of gift baskets, gift cards, ...

Daily Happenings 1-18-21

Daily Happenings

Today’s birthdays Jackie Wellington, Toronto. Marriages The following marriage applications were filed in Jefferson County: Dennis J. Cowser and Agren-Fe Lao Olave, both of Wintersville. Larry Eugene Mitchell of East Springfield and Roberta Kaye Rayl of Amsterdam. Christopher Chase ...

Battery plant ramping up


LORDSTOWN — Ultium Cells LLC — an electric vehicle battery-cell manufacturing plant jointly backed by General Motors and South Korea’s LG Chem — plans to have 400 employees on board by the end of the year. The company has started with three so far with human resources, training and ...

Campus news


Regent University Law School VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Former local resident Tracey Guilliams of Martinsburg, W.Va., graduated with honors from Regent University Law School with the class of 2020. She is a 1988 graduate of Brooke High School and a 1992 graduate of West Liberty State College, ...

Changes in store for JVS event


BLOOMINGDALE — Students at Jefferson County Joint Vocational School will compete later this month in a variety of skillsets, but this year’s contest will have some changes due to COVID-19. The annual Spotlight on Skills competition is set for Jan. 27-28 and students in academic and lab ...

Church sermon topics


- Cadiz Presbyterian Church: “Follow Him,” www.CadizPresbyterian.org. - Calvary Community Missionary Baptist Church, Steubenville: “The Highest Prize.” - Christ United Methodist Church, East Springfield: “Unexpected Calls.” - Finley United Methodist Church, Steubenville: The ...

Utica Shale Academy acquires new equipment


LISBON — The new industrial maintenance equipment is ready for the students of the Utica Shale Academy and the school’s director Bill Watson said now they just need the students to return to be able to use it. Because of COVID-19 restrictions the students have been working on the portions ...

Quick Take


JOINS STAFF: Evan Cuomo, is a licensed West Virginia real estate salesperson working out of the Cedar One Weirton Office. He has been a lifelong resident of Brooke County, where he has gained two years of experience in the real estate field. He worked for Orecchio Properties LLC remodeling ...