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Steubenville Vandalism: Vehicle window shattered while parked in the 400 block of Lovers Lane, Thursday. Arrested: Joseph Kersey, 38, 467 S. Fifth St., drug possession, Thursday. Arrested: Michelle Weaver, 36, 17662 state Route 152, Toronto, possession of drugs, tampering with evidence, ...

Airlines reroute flights after Iran downs US military drone

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Airlines rerouted flights Friday to avoid airspace near the Strait of Hormuz after Iran shot down a U.S. military surveillance drone there and American aviation officials warned that commercial jetliners could be mistakenly attacked amid tensions between ...

Community news from around the area

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Mount Zion Baptist Church having 100th celebration STEUBENVILLE — Mount Zion Baptist Church, 221 N. Seventh St., Steubenville, will hold its 100-year church anniversary from Sunday through June 30. “The Best is Yet to Come!” is the theme. Participants will include Bishop Jermaine ...

Gov. Justice, Thrasher woo supporters, voters

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CHARLESTON — With Gov. Jim Justice bringing in the son of the President of the United States Thursday, and Justice's former commerce secretary spending money on airwaves, the two richest candidates in the Republican primary for governor are working on getting support. Justice held a ...

Vacation Bible Schools

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Abundant Grace Bible Church WEIRTON — Abundant Grace Bible Church, 3900 Brightway St., Weirton, will host Vacation Bible School from 10 a.m. to noon on July 8-11. “Roar Vacation Bible School: Life is Wild, God is Good!” is the theme of the event for children in kindgergarten through ...

Cheering on the cool kids

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The Weirton Madonna High School cheerleaders performed a series of cheers Friday, for those gathered in the Millsop Community Center gymnasium during First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union's Cool Kids All Stars event. The annual event included refreshments, inflatable amusements ...

Church sermon topics

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- Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “Don’t Get Derailed.” ¯ Calvary Community Missionary Baptist Church, Steubenville: “Is This Who I Am?” - Covenant Presbyterian Church, Steubenville: “Peter’s Sermon.” - Finley United Methodist Church, Steubenville: ...

House Democrats unveil $4.5B border measure

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats unveiled a $4.5 billion measure Friday to respond to the growing humanitarian crisis at the southern border and the government's responsibility to care for tens of thousands of migrant refugees seeking safety in the U.S. under its asylum laws. The measure is ...

Kegler Night

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Ten teams representing several area businesses took part in the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Kegler Night, Thursday at Holiday Lanes in Weirton. Each team bowled three games, with the top team, based on scores, receiving a prize. Held on West Virginia Day, the event also provided ...

Koppers workers get hope for future

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FOLLANSBEE — Help is on the way for the almost 50 employees set to be affected by Koppers’ decision to close down its operations in the Upper Ohio Valley. Just last week, Koppers announced its plans to shut down its Follansbee plant, leaving 48 employees heading for the unemployment line ...

Candids from Holy Trinity Greek Festival

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The bad news is that another June installment of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church’s annual Greek Festival in Steubenville, a four-day celebration of the food, music and the culture of Greece, is in the history books. Today’s community page offers a few photos from my visits there to ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Arrested: Melissa J. Kersey, 37, 467 S. Fifth St., warrant charging theft of a motor vehicle, Wednesday. Cited: Gregory K. Gorder, 65, 162 Blackberry Lane, Wellsburg, expired plates. Arrested: Jamaine D. Sykes, 24, Apartment 5, 401 Dresden Ave., criminal trespass warrant, ...

WMC files suit against management firm

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WEIRTON — Weirton Medical Center is suing R&V Associates, its compliance consultant, alleging company officials attempted to tamper with witnesses and evidence and intimidate the hospital’s board of directors after it launched an independent internal investigation into R&V’s ...

At car show

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Gary Hallock brought his 1984 Buick Regal Limited for the classic car show as part of the Steubenville Hometown Celebration held June 15..

Metcalf to retire after 60 years and nearly 8,000 babies delivered

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WEIRTON — On July 1, 1959, Dr. John Metcalf saw his first obstetrics and gynecology patient at his private practice in Steubenville. On July 1, 2019 he will see his last, ending a 60-year career that saw the doctor deliver almost 8,000 babies in the Ohio Valley. The staff of Weirton ...

Sammis power plant’s future still up in the air

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STEUBENVILLE — John W. Judge, the CEO of FirstEnergy Solutions, said Thursday the fate of the W.H. Sammis Power Plant in Stratton is riding on a controversial bailout for the Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear plants. Judge, named president and CEO in March, told area residents at a hastily ...

U.S. pulls back on Iran strike

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States abruptly called off preparations for a military strike against Iran over the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, a U.S. official said, while Iran claimed today it had issued several warnings before shooting down the drone over what it said was Iranian ...

Carmichael: Pass House education bill as is

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s Senate leader says he wants to pass a sweeping House GOP education bill that would allow the state’s first charter schools. Republican Senate President Mitch Carmichael told The Associated Press on Thursday that he’s not going to try to amend ...

WVNCC, Weirton chamber plan jobs seminar

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WEIRTON — With new industries locating in the area, West Virginia Northern Community College and the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to provide local residents and businesses with a better understanding of the opportunities which soon could be available. A seminar, titled ...