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‘Born-alive’ abortion bill among first out of House

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CHARLESTON — Just one week into the 2020 session, both chambers of the West Virginia Legislature have passed their first bills. The House passed five bills Wednesday while the Senate passed one. The bills will be sent to the opposite chambers. House Bill 4007, the Born-Alive Abortion ...

Court hears arguments on right-to-work law

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CHARLESTON — Nearly four years after it first passed the Legislature, the state Supreme Court of Appeals heard arguments Wednesday pertaining to West Virginia’s “right-to-work” law. Justices Margaret Workman, Beth Walker, Evan Jenkins and John Hutchison asked questions of attorneys ...

Folk has plan to reduce state’s PEIA costs

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WHEELING — Former Delegate Mike Folk has ideas on how to shore up funding for the Public Employees Insurance Agency in West Virginia, and they came from Indiana. Folk, a Republican from Martinsburg, this week officially filed to seek the GOP nomination for governor. West Virginia’s ...

Contributions made

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Two local businesses have shown their support for the Feed for Success backpack program at Weirton Elementary. Ted Ameredes of Ted’s Plaza Pharmacy and Jim Karnoupakis of Citizen’s Pharmacy recently contributed $500 toward the program. Pictured, Shanna Earley, program coordinator, accepts ...

WLU plans to expand clinical space

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WEST LIBERTY — It was just a year ago that West Liberty University opened a speech and hearing clinic that provides healthcare services to the public at a reasonable cost. Now WLU’s College of Sciences is expanding its clinical space to offer even more community outreach. The expansion ...

Local man’s original play on tap

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WEIRTON — The “Monster in the Basement,” a one-act original play by local writer Adam Stickles, is being performed in conjunction with Striplight Community Theatre in Weirton at the Ashley Marie Performing Arts Center. The show tells the story of three people linked by a crime, and the ...

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ opens 2020

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PITTSBURGH — The musical comedy “Little Shop of Horrors” wil open 2020 for the Pittsburgh Public Theater. This monster hit, with book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken, is Marya Sea Kaminski’s first musical at the Public, and features the return of Grammy winner ...

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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Upcoming area concerts include: ¯ Sunday: An Evening with Mike Gordon, Mr. Smalls Theatre, Millvale. ¯ Tuesday: Neotheater World Tour, 8 p.m., UPMC Events Center, Moon Township. ¯ Jan. 24: Allissa, Cameron Terrell and Isaiah LaDuke, Mr. Smalls Theatre, Millvale. ¯ Jan. 27: Courtney ...

BHJ pursuing high-speed Internet service

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WELLSBURG — From residents seeking to work from home to emergency first responders trying to boost radio communications when responding to fires and other emergencies, many people in Brooke County agree there’s a strong need for high-speed Internet service, say staff with the ...

Sassie Lassies

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The Weirton Red Hat Sassie Lassies met recently at Mario’s in Weirton. Attending were, front, from left, Patty Channing, Diane Pastoric, Connie Norwood, Diane Plesa and Queen Ruth Dalesandri, and back, Carla Colson, Barbara Coburn, Charlene Brown, Shirley DeLuca, Judith Mikula, Joan Weaver, ...

Police reports

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Steubenville police Arrested: Anna West, 42, 25 N. Forest Ave., warrants charging criminal mischief and disorderly conduct, Monday. Cited: Amy M. Bartholomew, 37, 937 Broadway Blvd., driving with a suspended license and expired plates. Arrested: Shawn Gill, 50, Apartment 505, 180 N. ...

House to send articles of impeachment to Senate

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WASHINGTON — The House is set to vote to send the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for a landmark trial on whether the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress are grounds for removal. Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the next steps Tuesday ...

Bruce out as EGCC president

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YOUNGSTOWN — The tenure of Jimmie Bruce as president of Eastern Gateway Community College has come to an end. Bruce, who came to the school in 2015, was terminated from his position during this morning's meeting of the board of the trustees on the Youngstown campus. Members of the board ...

Brilliant Lions present awards

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BRILLIANT — The Brilliant Lions Club made several awards as part of its Christmas party held recently, including acknowledgments for Lion of the Year, Outstanding Lion Lady and Best Business decorations, presented to Optimum Blinds. Ralph Nicholson, former president and a past Lion of ...

Pieces of the past unearthed

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WELLSBURG — As crews proceeded to raze the front portion of the former Brooke Glass factory, they made an unusual find: hidden in a cement block at the southwest corner were a small ceramic container, a small glass jar, a thin tin box and what appeared to be two thick rolls of papers. Marvin ...

Community news from around the area

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Toronto Sunrise Seniors to change meeting location TORONTO — The Toronto Sunrise Seniors met Jan. 10 at the Roosevelt Center with President Barbara Pritts welcoming members and giving the blessing for the meal. After the covered-dish dinner, Pritts thanked the kitchen committee ...

Manchin, Morrisey spar over healthcare

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CHARLESTON — The 2018 U.S. Senate election might be over, but U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Republican Attorney General Patrick Morrisey continue their fight over the Affordable Care Act, now focused on a proposal by Morrisey to protect coverage for people with pre-existing ...

Beef management school and forages lab in February

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STEUBENVILLE — Whether you are a beginning or experienced producer — or somewhere in between — there is something for you at the Jefferson and Harrison Beef Management School, according to Erika Lyon, agriculture and natural resources educator, Ohio State University Extension, Jefferson ...

Carmichael speaks out on discrimination bill debate

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CHARLESTON — Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, said Tuesday that statements by advocates and opponents of an effort to protect West Virginia’s LGBTQ and transgender community have misrepresented his position. “Lately, I have been disappointed by both the advocates and the ...

School parking lot concerns noted

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NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Board of Education is discussing options for repairs to the parking lot for its transportation department, after hearing concerns from employees, though officials say funding the project will be difficult. Schools Superintendent Dawn Petrovich provided an ...