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Speed trailer, budget issues set to go before Weirton Council

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WEIRTON — A possible new speed patrol trailer, along with budgetary items and office equipment were among issues discussed Wednesday by the city’s Finance Committee and set to be presented for a vote to Weirton Council Monday. Public Works Director Rod Rosnick explained the city had ...

Resident discusses volunteer work with the Red Cross

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Weirton Rotary recently heard from Anthony “Yaggy” Tacozza, a long-time resident of Follansbee, who discussed his volunteer work with the Red Cross. Tacozza has traveled throughout the country as part of his work with the relief organization, including helping with wildfires in Jackson ...

WLU graduates first cohort of Master in Dental Hygiene

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WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University will graduate its first cohort of students earning a Master of Science in Dental Hygiene today in the Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex. It will be a live, socially-distanced ceremony that honors all graduates earning a master degree in 2021 ...

12 indicted in Jefferson County grand jury session

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STEUBENVILLE — A senior citizen who allegedly threatened a common pleas court judge and another man charged with trying to smuggle a handgun into a government building were among 12 people indicted Wednesday by a Jefferson County grand jury. Norman Dejuan Brown, 3929 Stratford Blvd., ...

Project funding needed for Health District

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STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Health District is looking for county help coming up with the final $50,000 needed for its new Wellness on Wheels project. At Thursday's meeting of the county commissioners, Health Commissioner Andrew Henry said they'd secured an $85,000 grant from the ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville police Sugar: Police were called to the marina to check on a man whose car ended up partially over the hill at the marina, Tuesday. The driver appeared disoriented and said he had problems with his sugar level, which ambulance personnel said was extremely high, police reported. ...

Police Reports

Daily Happenings

Jefferson County sheriff Going, going gone: A Jewett woman who told her boyfriend to be gone by the time she got home from work said he was, but before leaving claims he broke several items, stole her PlayStation 5, pocketed $300 in cash she had in her home and stole her Smith & Wesson 9 ...

Local graduations

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The following high schools and colleges have announced their 2021 graduation ceremony schedule: • West Liberty University: Graduate students, 5 p.m. Friday; undergraduate students, Saturday (College of Education and Human Performance and the College of Liberal Arts, 10 a.m.; College of ...

Oak Glen prom

Community

Oak Glen High School’s 57th prom was held April 30 with the grand march and the crowning of the king and queen conducted in the gym. The theme was “A Magical Moment In Time” using a Harry Potter theme. The venue for the event was at Avion on the Water in Canfield. Senior court members ...

Hill Top Presbyterian Church has new pastor

Community

TORONTO — The Rev. Jane Schockey is the new pastor of Hill Top United Presbyterian Church in Toronto. Schockey was ordained as a minister of the Presbyterian Church (USA) at the end of December and installed as the pastor of Hill Top in mid-January. A native of the Ohio Valley, having ...

State preps for COVID-19 vaccine authorization for children 12-15

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CHARLESTON — As West Virginia struggles to get teenagers and young adults vaccinated for COVID-19, the state is preparing for the likely approval of middle schoolers for vaccinations. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to approve next week a request from Pfizer/BioNTech to ...

Lawmakers make earmark requests; none from Mooney

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WASHINGTON — West Virginia's congressional lawmakers for Northern and Southern West Virginia submitted funding requests for projects through the new earmark system, while the congressman for the middle of the state submitted no requests. Through the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations, ...

Weirton discussing road grant application

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WEIRTON — The City of Weirton may be applying for funding with the goal of improving access to former steel-making property being eyed for future business growth. The city’s Finance Committee, during its meeting Wednesday, discussed a proposal which would authorize the submission of an ...

Officials on hand for New River Gorge National Park renaming

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LANSING, W.Va. — State and congressional officials were on hand Wednesday as the New River Gorge National River received a long-sought upgrade to New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, the nation’s 63rd and newest national park. U.S. Senators Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore ...

Businesses welcome a more normal Mother’s Day

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Holidays such as Mother’s Day usually mean greater sales for many businesses, but last year the pandemic skewed normal shopping patterns for various reasons. This year, as public health restrictions are lifted or reduced, many area businesses are hoping for more activity at the cash ...

Bonaventura speaks to Rotary Club of Weirton Heights

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The Rotary Club of Weirton Heights recently heard from Rose Bonaventura, administrative director of inpatient services at Weirton Medical Center. Bonaventura spoke about Post Covid Syndrome and possible long-term effects individuals may experience related to the disease. Pictured are ...

Weirton Zoning Board of Appeals approves requests for new deli

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WEIRTON — Some new life is on its way for a vacant building in the Marland Heights section of the city. The Weirton Zoning Board of Appeals, on Tuesday, granted two requests from Kensington Investment, allowing a conditional use permit and a setback variance for property at 3901 Brightway. ...

Brooke students honored for accomplishment

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WELLSBURG — After COVID-19 forced them to stay home for several weeks, Brooke County students came back in a big way, with several groups distinguishing themselves in academic and athletic competitions. The Brooke County Board of Education brought many of them together in the Brooke High ...

Kennywood’s 123rd season opens Saturday

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WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. — Wooden roller coasters clacking. A merry-go-round band organ blaring. Children claiming ride partners and shouting through Kennywood’s iconic tunnel on a school picnic day. These sounds were solely missed during May and June 2020 that will, thankfully, burst back into ...

Briefs

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Temporary Route 8 closure expected NEW MANCHESTER — The West Virginia Division of Highways advises that until Friday, state Route 8, Veterans Boulevard, will be closed between state Route 2 and Rolling Acres. Work will be done in two phases starting with state Route 8 from state Route ...