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Jefferson County sheriff Recovered: A vehicle that was reported stolen Monday from a residence in Salem township, Richmond, was recovered in Barbour County, WV, Tuesday. Sheriff's deputies there said the vehicle was unoccupied. No further details were available. Uninvited: A Wintersville ...

Brewing demonstration Saturday

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The American Homebrewers Association holds an annual event on the first Saturday of May with this commemorating the 24th-annual Big Brew Day. In recognition of the AHA event, the HOOCH Home Brew Club will hold a brewing demonstration from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday at Patriot Tap House, located ...

Capito tours infrastructure needs in West Virginia

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CLENDENIN — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito made a trip to the small town of Clendenin on Tuesday, a poster child for the infrastructure needs of many communities across the state of West Virginia. Capito, R-W.Va., joined Clendenin Mayor Kay Summers on a tour of the small northern Kanawha ...

West Virginia’s medical cannabis program on track

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CHARLESTON — After years of setting up regulations, fixing a banking problem, selecting companies to handle all aspects of creating and selling products, West Virginia's medical cannabis program could be ready for patients by the fall. According to the Office of Medical Cannabis within the ...

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Pinewood Derby happening Saturday at Rosza Pavilion at Friendship Park, Smithfield SMITHFIELD — The Pinewood Derby that’s normally held in February at the Fort Steuben Mall in Steubenville is instead happening Saturday at an outdoor venue — the Rosza Pavilion at Friendship Park in ...

Truck accidents spur concern

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COLLIERS — Two accidents involving large trucks and occurring just eight days apart have spurred some concerns in Brooke County.  A truck hauling water to a natural gas wellpad overturned near the intersection of Eldersville and Morton Hill roads on April 24, and another truck ...

Weirton Municipal Building to reopen June 1

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WEIRTON — After more than a year, the Weirton Municipal Building is set to reopen to the public June 1, with some precautions still in place in an effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In a release issued Tuesday afternoon, city officials announced the building would be ...

Franciscan University to send forth largest-ever graduating class

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STEUBENVILLE — Franciscan University of Steubenville will celebrate its largest graduating class during commencement exercises to be held May 14-15. The anticipated 756 graduates of the Class of 2021 will eclipse the record held by the Class of 2012, which totaled 731 students. School ...

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Two leave EOCC without permission WINTERSVILLE — Two inmates walked away from the Eastern Ohio Correction Center Monday. Jefferson County sheriff's deputies said Curtis Glauser, 6869 State Route 800, Uhrichsville, and Bryan Bassett, 230 Wood St., Sistersville, WV, jumped a fence in the ...

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Brooke County sheriff Arrested: Laura A. Marshall, 41,19 Third St., Beech Bottom, driving while suspended (administrative), April 27. Arrested: Taylor B. Dawson, 24, 45 Bozman Drive, Wellsburg, warrant for burglary, April 28. Arrested: Nicole R. Carnes, 31, Apartment C5, Blue Ridge ...

US to reallocate COVID shots to states with greater interest

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration will begin shifting how it allocates COVID-19 shots to states, moving doses from states with lower demand to those with stronger interest in vaccines, an administration official said Tuesday. The change away from a strict by-population allocation ...

Pennsylvania lifting COVID-19 restrictions on Memorial Day

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania will lift all COVID-19 restrictions — except an order to wear a mask while in public — on Memorial Day, the Wolf administration announced Tuesday. Capacity restrictions on bars, restaurants and indoor and outdoor gatherings will go away on May 31, ...

Justice offers no specific plans for vaccine hesitancy

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice has several ideas for getting the remaining unvaccinated portion of West Virginia's eligible population to get a COVID-19 vaccine, but very few specific plans on how to accomplish this goal. When asked about whether the state had a specific plan for vaccine ...

Bench dedication Saturday

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The Fort Steuben Daughters of the American Revolution Centennial Bench Committee, Regent Vickie Joseph, Denese White, Karen Watson Blanc and Janet Rymer, met May 1 at Historic Fort Steuben, Steubenville, with Executive Director Paul Zuros and Mayor Jerry Barilla to finalize plans for the ...

April tax revenue brings in slight budget surplus

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CHARLESTON — With two months left in fiscal year 2021, West Virginia's tax collections for April came in above estimates but below where state officials wanted collections to be. "Revenue wasn't quite as high as we thought ... but we'll take any number that's in the black and everything," ...

City manager search, food trucks before council

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FOLLANSBEE — Mayor David Velegol Jr. updated council on the search for a new city manager and appearances by various food trucks on Penn Street over the next several months. The update came during Monday’s city council meeting. Velegol said on May 17, two applicants for the city ...

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St. Agnes CWC members schedule May 18 meeting MINGO JUNCTION — St. Agnes Catholic Woman’s Club met April 20 in the church parish hall with Pat Cramblett presiding. Cramblett led members in the prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag and extended the welcome, thanking the hostess ...