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Boil order issued in Weirton

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WEIRTON — The Weirton Area Water Board has issued a boil order for the areas of North 13th Street and Marshall Street following repairs to a water line. The line repairs began at 11 a.m. today, after which crews will flush and refill the lines. The boil order will be in place for a minimum ...

Budget bill passes W.Va. state Senate

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Senate passed a state budget Wednesday that restored much of the funding cut last week in committee. House Bill 2022, the budget bill, passed 24-10 late Wednesday evening after the Senate amended its version of the budget, Senate Bill 125, and inserted the ...

Vaccination, tiger trout encouraged by Gov. Justice

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CHARLESTON — Vaccination is the prime directive for the state of West Virginia against the COVID-19 coronavirus, officials reiterated during the governor’s pandemic briefing on Wednesday. Vaccination is a protection against the deadlier and more infectious variants of the virus, which ...

National Library Week

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Weirton Mayor Harold Miller, left, presented Rik Rekowski, director of the Mary H. Weir Public Library, on Tuesday, with a proclamation in recognition of National Library Week, being observed from April 4 to April 10. As part of the proclamation, Miller recognized libraries as important ...

Annual Jefferson County cleanup effort on the calendar

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STEUBENVILLE — It’s time for the annual cleanups in Jefferson County hosted by the JB Green Team. According to JB Green Team officials, the cleanups are held with the invaluable assistance of the township leaders and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department. The cleanups contribute ...

Munch and Mingle networking event

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Approximately 16 representatives of area businesses, Tuesday, attended the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Munch and Mingle networking event, held at Garden Grill Steakhouse. The event provided an opportunity for chamber members and officials to meet, talk about themselves and their ...

Community news from around the area

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Mammogram screening for women 40 and older STEUBENVILLE — The “Mammograms & Lunch” women’s mammogram screening being held as part of the Minority Health Month observance in Jefferson County is for women age 40 and older. Age information in a story on Monday’s community page ...

Births

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Weirton Medical Center Mr. and Mrs. Michael Maurer of Wintersville, a boy, March 1. Samantha Capito and Isaac DeVecchis of Weirton, a boy, March 4. Morgan Jackson and Shaine Black of Steubenville, a girl, March 4. Ashley and Avery Flowers of Wellsburg, a boy, March 4. Mr. ...

Police reports

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Weirton Police Richard Sherman, 4333 Wells St., Weirton, public intoxication, disorderly, obstructing, capias, Feb. 6 Sharen E. McGee, 220 Elmer Ave., Weirton, domestic battery, Feb. 25 Michael A. Colley, 220 Elmer Ave., Weirton, domestic battery, Feb. 25 Jefferson County ...

Weirton club gets center update

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WEIRTON — The Weirton Woman’s Club, a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of West Virginia met in March for its general meeting. President Jeanne Amidon welcomed members and guests. Patty Kaminski gave the inspiration. The program for the evening was presented by ...

Part of the ‘Egg’ team

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Although Orthodox Easter isn’t until May 2, that didn’t stop members of the All Saints Greek Orthodox Philoptochos from playing Easter Bunny to children at the Weirton Christian Center and the girls at Brooke Place, Family Connections with nearly 500 eggs distributed between the locations. ...

OGS Jefferson County Chapter kicks off lecture series April 25

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STRATTON — The Jefferson County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society, has announced its free lecture series schedule will kick off later this month. The chapter’s office is located at 501 Fifth St., Stratton, and is open only on Thursdays from noon to 4 p.m. as of March. Check the website ...

Library part of ‘Eggsibition’

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The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County is participating in the Great Steubenville Eggsibition that is under way through May 2 in downtown Steubenville. “Families will once again enjoy reading the pages of a book along the storefronts of businesses in downtown Steubenville for ...

Biden open to compromise on infrastructure, but not inaction

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President Joe Biden drew a red line on his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan Wednesday, saying he is open to compromise on how to pay for the package but inaction is unacceptable. The president turned fiery in an afternoon speech, saying that the United States is failing to build, invest and ...

Student leads drive to help animals

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HAMMONDSVILLE — Stanton Elementary fifth-grader Mayelee Rawson has always had a heart for animals, and the impact of COVID-19 prompted her to help those in the shelter. The daughter of James and Katie Rawson of Toronto spearheaded a pet drive at her school and gathered food, toys and other ...

Feds: West Virginia Walmart worker stole $124K in gift cards

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WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A Walmart worker in West Virginia has been accused of stealing $124,000 in gift cards over a five-month period. Kenneth Werkau of Clarington, Ohio, was indicted Wednesday in federal court in Wheeling on three counts of wire fraud. Prosecutors said Werkau, 63, was ...