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Third family comes forward in VA deaths

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PARKERSBURG — An autopsy would likely have been done had the circumstances been disclosed of how a patient died at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, said an attorney representing the families of veterans who died at the hospital under suspicious means. John Hallman, 87, died in June ...

Key takeaways from the 2020 Democratic candidates’ debate

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HOUSTON (AP) — Democratic debate night No. 3: Attacks and counter-attacks. Love for one former president, loathing for the current one. A 76-year-old front-runner essentially got called old, and he turned around and called another rival a "socialist." But will it change the fundamentals of a ...

Opioid settlement still a long way off

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PARKERSBURG — The revelation of a potential settlement agreement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma does not mean lawsuits by thousands of communities — including several in the Mid-Ohio Valley — are on the verge of ending. Purdue is just one of the manufacturers and distributors facing ...

Daily Happenings 9-14-19

Daily Happenings

Today’s birthdays Sam Swearingen, Mingo Junction. Cynthia Adams, Mingo Junction. Police reports Steubenville Arrested: John Paul Lisella, 24, Pittsburgh, violation of protection order, Thursday. Jefferson County sheriff Arrested: James May, 41, 1919 county Road 2, Yorkville, ...

U.S. budget deficit growing wider

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. government’s budget deficit increased by $169 billion to $1.07 trillion in the first 11 months of this budget year as spending grew faster than tax collections. The Treasury Department reported Thursday that the deficit with just one month left in the budget year is ...

Academy of Lifelong Learning plans open house

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STEUBENVILLE — A variety of educational opportunities and trips promoting learning experiences and fellowship will be showcased when the Academy of Lifelong Learning holds its fall open house on Sept. 21 in the Totino Room at the St. Joseph Center on the campus of Franciscan University of ...

Hancock grand jury hands down indictments

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NEW CUMBERLAND — An individual alleged to have threatened the daughter of a local county official, and another alleged to have assaulted a group of Weirton police officers were among 29 individuals indicted, Wednesday, by a Hancock County grand jury. James Sellitti, 35, of 136 Lisa Court, ...

Community happenings from throughout the area

Community

Fundraiser spaghetti dinner at Weirton American Legion WEIRTON — The Weirton American Legion Post 10, 3140 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton, will be hosting a fundraiser spaghetti dinner from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 28. A sock hop will follow with music by a DJ. Tickets are $10 and are ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Cited: Rickey Wolfe, 58, 2429 Alexander Manor W., speeding; Maria M. Guerra, 21, 1517 Oregon Ave., speeding; Lora J. Underwood, 48, 3915 Hanlin Way, Weirton, speeding; Laura M. Thornton, 35, 901 Main St., Toronto, speeding; Jason E. Birkhimer, 44, Apartment 720, 815 N. Sixth St., ...

Recreational improvements under study

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WEIRTON — The Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation has put together a wish list for the future of the city’s recreational facilities, with a goal of developing a plan for future capital improvements. Park board members met with Weirton Council Wednesday to highlight the recreational ...

Catholic Central Homecoming court

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Catholic Central High School will celebrate its 2019 Homecoming weekend Sept.19-21 by offering a variety of activities for alumni and current families. This year’s Homecoming queen court is made up of front row, from left, Leah DiMichele and Carly Fayak; middle row, Anna Godich and Angelina ...

State schools see modest improvement

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CHARLESTON — Despite seeing slight improvements in English/Language Arts and Math performance, school attendance continues to be a growing problem in West Virginia, according to the second year of the Balanced Scorecard. The state Department of Education released the Balanced Scorecard ...

Justice proclaims Heroes Day with planned events

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CHARLESTON — The state will pay tribute to police officers, firefighters, emergency medical responders and 911 dispatchers this weekend in honor of Heroes Day. Gov. Jim Justice signed a proclamation in July naming Sept. 14 as Heroes Day. In a press release Thursday, Justice praised the ...

Gold sponsor

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Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort is a gold sponsor for the Weirton United Way’s 2019 Fall Golf Tournament to be held Sept. 21 at Woodview Golf Course. Proceeds from the event will go toward the United Way’s 2019 Giving Campaign. Pictured is Jason Pugh, vice president and general ...

Workers on strike at Langeloth Metallurgical

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LANGELOTH, Pa. — Serenaded by honking vehicles and sustained by good Samaratin-delivered pizza and water, union workers Tuesday picketed for the second day in a row outside the gates of Langeloth Metallurgical Co. The employees, 90 members of United Auto Workers Local 1311, began a work ...

Moundsville native takes over at helm

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BLUEFIELD — The Bluefield State College Board of Governors on Wednesday selected Moundsville native Robin Capehart as the college’s next president. Capehart, 66, served as president of West Liberty University for eight years. He has served as BSC’s interim president since January ...

Blue Mass took on new meaning after Sept. 11, 2001

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WEIRTON — Area residents came together Wednesday with local police officers, firefighters and other first responders and military veterans, in celebration of a Blue Mass at St. Joseph the Worker Parish. “The Blue Mass is celebrated for all those standing ready to protect and save ...

Some parting shots from the annual Brooke County Fair

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Photos on today’s community come from the camera of staff writer Amy Neeley, who visited the three-day Brooke County Fair held Sept. 6-8 at Brooke Hills Park in Wellsburg. The annual event featured rides, exhibits, entertainment, fun and food with attractions including the eurobungy, which ...