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Brooke County sheriff Arrested: Nicholas P. Rotellini, 20, Apartment 1, 1282 Walker Road, Follansbee, driving under the influence and speeding, Monday. Arrested: Troy A. Cunningham, 26, 719 Allegheny St., Follansbee, failure to appear, driving while suspended- administrative, failure to dim ...

Weir High bowling team honored

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Mayor Harold Miller, on Wednesday, presented members of the Weir High School bowling team with certificates of achievement in honor of the team’s inaugural season, which included an undefeated season and an OVAC championship. Miller also named the team honorary national champions, after the ...

Manchin, Justice trading barbs

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CHARLESTON — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., says he hopes to see some improvements to the new coronavirus relief bill drafted by Republican members of the U.S. Senate, while he also accused W.Va. Gov. Jim Justice of using money from the most recent relief package as a “slush ...

Diocese still waiting on guidance from Vatican

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WHEELING — More than eight months after the amends for disgraced bishop Michael Bransfield were announced, Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston officials still have heard nothing from The Vatican about how to proceed. In a letter sent to Roman Catholics across West Virginia on Tuesday, the Most ...

Two virus deaths reported at West Virginia nursing home

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Two people have died from a coronavirus outbreak at a West Virginia nursing home, according to Gov. Jim Justice, who also expressed concern Wednesday over a bump in virus cases along the state’s southern and western borders. “We have got to realize that this thing is a ...

Fight: Justice, Salango trade barbs over water issues

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CHARLESTON — Summer typically brings out the water guns, but Gov. Jim Justice and Democratic candidate for governor Ben Salango are having a water fight of their own focused on a small town’s water problem and Justice’s companies’ clean water record. The recent water outage in the ...

Brooke commissioners seek resolution to PRO funding issue

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WELLSBURG — A resolution of a conflict over funding for the county’s school resource officers and the report of the county’s first COVID-19 related fatality were among matters discussed by the Brooke County Commission Tuesday. The commissioners said they will seek a meeting with local ...

Fun Show on Saturday at Steubenville Saddle Club

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Saturday brings the second of three installments of the fun show dates for the Steubenville Saddle Club.Kirsten Turner and Zach Murray, shown with Remington the dog, are the co-organizers of the shows held at the club grounds at 8675 state Route 152 N., Richmond. The arena is open at 6 p.m., ...

Series topic to be ‘The Role of Mental Illness in Addiction’

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STEUBENVILLE — The Ohio Valley Youth Network, in partnership with the Jefferson County Family Recovery Center, will kick off a four-part online speaker series with the theme “The Role of Mental Illness in Addiction.” The series begins Thursday and is a virtual education and outreach ...

Hancock County BOE purchasing 3,000 iPads for new school year

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NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Board of Education is purchasing 3,000 iPads as part of its plans for the upcoming school year. School board members held a special meeting via teleconference Tuesday morning, agreeing to the purchase as part of its “1:1 Technology ...

WVU announces reopening protocols for students, staff

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CHARLESTON — Campus life for students, professors and staff at West Virginia University will be different in the age of COVID-19, but WVU President Gordon Gee is encouraging the campus community to hang in there. “As we near the end of July, we are over halfway through the year, I am ...

Democrats, GOP far apart on virus aid talks

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiations launched, the differences over the next coronavirus aid package are vast, a gulf between Democrats’ $3 trillion proposal and Republicans $1 trillion counteroffer, with millions of Americans’ jobless benefits, school reopenings and eviction protections at ...

Antagonisms between the U.S., China rattling governments

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BEIJING (AP) — Antagonisms between the United States and China are rattling governments around the world, prompting a German official to warn of “Cold War 2.0” and Kenya’s president to appeal for unity to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Global trade already was depressed by the ...

Wheeling parade proceeds cautiously

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WHEELING — The Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce is continuing with plans to welcome Santa and the Christmas season this year to downtown, even though the coronavirus pandemic poses a Grinchly threat on the holiday season. The biggest challenge to this year’s Main Street Bank Fantasy in ...

COVID-19 fails to stop Oglebay summer camps

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WHEELING — Despite navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic and the daily social distancing challenges, Oglebay Institute continues to deliver a variety of quality summer camps for area children. Whether it’s in visual arts, dance, theater or a nature camp — now just three weeks into ...

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Steubenville police Arrested: John Antill Jr., 53, 911 Biltmore Ave., Toronto, possession of drug paraphernalia, Monday. Antill also was cited for driving under suspension and a red light violation. Threat: A woman walking in an alley in the 1000 block of Oak Grove Ave. said a woman told ...

Hancock County school board discusses reopening options

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NEW CUMBERLAND – The Hancock County Board of Education was presented Monday with a series of options for the reopening of schools this fall. The board convened at the John D. Rockefeller IV Career Center for its regular meeting, hearing from Superintendent Dawn Petrovich on possible options ...

Assignment at Salvation Army of Steubenville ending for couple

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STEUBENVILLE — A switch is about to occur at the Salvation Army of Steubenville. Erik Muhs and his wife, Barri Vazquez-Muhs, are wrapping up their last week in the area as the corps commanding officers and pastors at 332 N. Fourth St. They came to town in 2017 — Erik in July, Barri in ...