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Some are allowed to seek asylum

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Nearly two dozen immigrants were allowed to cross the U.S.-Mexico border to seek asylum on Tuesday, the day the Trump administration planned to launch a policy change designed to end asylum protections for most migrants who travel through another country to reach the United States. The ...

Retired Supreme Court justice Stevens dies at 99

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WASHINGTON (AP) — John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court’s leading liberal, died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99. During nearly 35 years on the court, ...

Senators skeptical of Facebook currency

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Under sharp criticism from senators, a Facebook executive on Tuesday defended the social network’s ambitious plan to create a digital currency and pledged to work with regulators to achieve a system that protects the privacy of users’ data. “We know we need to take ...

Blood donors turn out at WesBanco Arena

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WHEELING — It is during the summer months the American Red Cross experiences a significant drop in blood donations. So for the dozens of donors who turned out at WesBanco Arena Monday for a blood drive sponsored by the Wheeling Nailers Hockey organization, those donations couldn’t come at a ...

Senators, interior secretary tour Canaan wildlife refuge

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DAVIS — U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito toured Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge Monday morning along with U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt to see how work on the new visitors center is progressing as a result of federal funding. “Canaan Valley is a ...

Pet blessing held

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Marty and Carol Kosut and their pet, Coco, listen as the Rev. Bob Macek speaks at a pet blessing and memorial held at Tomlinson Run State Park in New Manchester Saturday. -- Contributed

Funding provided for Belmont County cracker plant site preparation

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DILLES BOTTOM — Another $65 million is being invested in site preparation work for a proposed ethane cracker plant in Belmont County. JobsOhio, a private nonprofit economic development organization, awarded a $30 million revitalization grant to PTT Global Chemical America of Thailand and ...

Work continues on bridge contruction

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WELLSBURG — Construction of a new $131 million bridge to span the Ohio River continues between Wellsburg and Brilliant. The future 830-foot, tied-arch span bridge is being built by the Flatiron Corp. of Broomfield, Colo., and is expected to be completed sometime in 2021. Work on the ...

Candids from Follansbee Community Days parade

Community

Photos on today’s community page constitute some candids taken Saturday by reporter Mark Law at the parade that was part of Follansbee’s 26th-annual Community Days celebration held over a three-day period. The parade started with the firing of West Virginia Mountaineer Timmy Eads’ ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Fake money: Counterfeit $100 bill passed on Saturday at Kroger, Hollywood City Center. Arrested: Charles Briggs, 28, 1004 McKinley Ave., criminal mischief and disorderly conduct, Sunday. Charged: Kaitlyn Smith, 25, Apartment 5, 770 Brady Ave., disorderly conduct, ...

Job fair continues to grow

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WEIRTON — With only a few days before what officials say will be Brooke County’s first large-scale job fair, some of the participating employers are discussing what they are looking for in potential workers. The job fair will be held 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Vito’s 2, located at 570 ...

Mnuchin says budget deal is ‘very close’

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WASHINGTON — It’s House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell vs. hardliners in the White House as lawmakers pursue a deal on federal spending and the debt. And the hardliners, wary of further increases to federal spending, appear to be losing. Talks between ...

Trump signs order to make American-made more American

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday that will require federal agencies to purchase products using more American components. The order strengthens the standards that federal agencies must follow under the Buy American Act, which creates a preference for ...

Trump moves to effectively end asylum at southern border

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WASHINGTON — Reversing decades of U.S. policy, the Trump administration said Monday it will end all asylum protections for most migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border — the president’s most forceful attempt to block asylum claims and slash the number of people seeking refuge in ...

Farmer grows produce for the health-minded

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WELLSBURG — Living in the house that once belonged to his grandparents along Windy Hill Road near Windsor Heights in Brooke County, Eric Freeland operates a produce and berry farm that caters to the “health minded” customer who’s looking to support local farmers. “If people are ...

Festival of India

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Madison Northcraft of Weirton gets henna paint from Sreedevi Kosuri of Virginia during the Festival of India Saturday at Heritage Port in Wheeling. The theme of the fourth-annual event was Culturally Many, Spiritually One. “Our aim is to unite people from diverse backgrounds and cultures to ...

Masons burial section is rededicated in Wintersville

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WINTERSVILLE — A rare public ceremony was held Saturday by state and area Masons to rededicate the Masons burial section at Fort Steuben Burial Estates. One Mason had complained the burial section had fallen into disrepair, so lodges throughout Jefferson County came together to finance the ...