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Living Proof Chef serves cooking skills, story

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STEUBENVILLE — Private chef Janese Boston combined a Mexican-style cooking class on chicken empanadas with taste-testing experiences of uncommon fruits and international treats to make one of the Sycamore Youth Center’s free after-school programming sessions something extra special for the ...

‘Doing the fishing for the rescuing’

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STEUBENVLLE — How do you tie a tie? What do you do when a fuse blows? Can you change a tire? Have you learned yet how to shave? Steve Forte is a mentor when it comes to teaching middle school-age boys simple life skills such as these on Wednesday afternoons at the Sycamore Youth ...

WLU participating in African American Read-In on Feb. 25

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WEST LIBERTY— Through the years the staff at West Liberty University has strived to raise awareness and understanding of various cultures. That mission will continue this month with the university’s participation in the African American Read-In, with all students and staff invited to ...

Museum presents 28 Days of Black History

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FLUSHING — Thirty days hath September, April, June and November. All the rest have 31 — except February, which this year will feature 28 Days of Black History, courtesy of the Underground Railroad Museum in Flushing. The museum is celebrating Black History Month with online presentations ...

Briefs

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Hancock School Board to meet NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Board of Education will meet in regular session at 5 p.m., Monday at the John D. Rockefeller IV Career Center. The meeting will be limited to 25 people for in-person attendance as a result of current COVID-19 restrictions.

Longtime church members honored

Community

Pastor Mark Mayer of the Weirton First Christian Church conducted a special service Feb. 7 to honor three longtime members of the church, including, from left, Paula Brown, Connie Norwood and Karen Blanc, with the status of elder emeritus, a lifelong honor. Elder emeritus is a status given to ...

Community news from around the area

Community

Chapter learns about district book study, online social hour NEW CUMBERLAND — The Alpha Tau chapter (WV) of Alpha Delta Kappa, International Honorary Organization for Women Educators held its February meeting online through Zoom. Diane Bowers, president, called the meeting to ...

Music makers

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Music students at John Gregg and Stanton elementary schools are making their own music following lessons in their respective classes. Music teachers Kathy Ramsey and Dani Carroll have been working in tandem, and a recent lesson on music instrument families inspired some students to create ...

Lawmakers seek intermediate court of appeals

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CHARLESTON — After a defeat on the next-to-last day of the 2020 session, Republican lawmakers believe this is the year for West Virginia to finally have an intermediate court of appeals. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday afternoon took up Senate Bill 275, creating the West Virginia ...

W.Va. House of Delegates passes charter school expansion bill

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia House of Delegates passed two education bills Tuesday, with much debate over an effort to expand the state’s public charter school pilot program. HB 2012, making changes to the state’s public charter school pilot program, passed 66-32 and now heads to the ...

Brooke Commissioners questioned about towing

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Commission, during its meeting Tuesday morning, was questioned about the county’s policy for towing services. Logan Field and Bill DeGarmo of Seven Ranges Towing & Recovery of Wellsburg questioned the county’s emergency 911 center dispatching towing ...

FEMA opens mass vaccine sites as bad weather hampers efforts

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FEMA opened its first COVID-19 mass vaccination sites Tuesday, setting up in Los Angeles and Oakland as part of an effort by the Biden administration to get shots into arms more quickly and reach minority communities hit hard by the outbreak. Snowy and icy weather across much of the U.S., ...

Sexual abuse case continued after mistrial declaration

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WELLSBURG — A trial for a Wellsburg man accused of the sexual abuse of a child was declared a mistrial after its intended jurors heard opening arguments from attorneys both sides Tuesday afternoon. Returning from a lengthy break, the jury was prepared to hear from the first witness in the ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Brooke County sheriff Arrested: William C. Byers II, 36, 405 McLister Ave., Mingo Junction, driving under the influence, Saturday. Arrested: Roger L. Jeffries, 66, 1379 Washington Pike, Wellsburg, driving under the influence and obstructing an officer, Monday. Jefferson County ...

West Virginia AG warns of price gouging in snow emergency

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's attorney general is warning against price gouging during a state of emergency that took effect on Tuesday due to winter weather. Gov. Jim Justice declared a state of emergency in four western counties where an ice storm caused tens of thousands of ...

COVID-19 cases continue downward climb

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CHARLESTON — Nearly every county in West Virginia is seeing declining active cases of COVID-19 as deaths and hospitalizations continue to drop and more West Virginians get vaccinated. According to data from the Department of Health and Human Resources, the number of positive cases between ...

House rejects Democratic amendments to charter school bill

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CHARLESTON — Republicans in the House of Delegates successfully blocked several attempts by Democratic lawmakers, Monday, to amend an update to West Virginia’s public charter school pilot project. The House adopted two out of six amendments to House Bill 2012 Monday, relating to public ...

Correctional officer, Weirton resident, dies from COVID

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CHARLESTON — State officials on Monday reported the death of a second West Virginia correctional officer from the COVID-19 virus. Lt. Delmar Dean, 49, of Weirton, died on Saturday, Gov. Jim Justice, said Monday morning during his regular pandemic briefing. Dean is survived by his wife of 15 ...

Democratic legislative leaders unveil agenda items

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CHARLESTON – They may be small in number this legislative session, but Democratic lawmakers in the House of Delegates and state Senate still have public policy goals the next 54 days. Leaders of the House and Senate Democratic caucuses announced their platform for the 2021 legislative ...