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Scholarship awarded

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Clint Powell, right, business manager for Laborers Local 809, recently presented a check for $1,000 to Olivia Chanoski as one of three scholarships awarded by the local and based on academic achievements, grade-point average, explaining her purpose in furthering her education, career ...

Judge denies restraining order against chemical company

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SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a West Virginia landholding firm's request for a restraining order that would require chemical giant Union Carbide to stop all discharges from a landfill in South Charleston. The Courtland Company found elevated levels of toxic ...

Blue pinwheels for Child Abuse Prevention Month

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Officials with the City of Weirton joined volunteers and representatives of A Child’s Place CASA, Tuesday morning, in placing blue pinwheels in front of the Weirton Municipal Building and the Mary H. Weir Public Library. The pinwheels were installed throughout Hancock and Brooke counties as ...

Biden: All adults eligible for a vaccine on April 19

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he's bumping up his deadline by two weeks for states to make all adults in the U.S. eligible for coronavirus vaccines. But even as he expressed optimism about the pace of vaccinations, he warned Americans that the nation is not yet ...

Chester fills deputy police chief post

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CHESTER — The city of Chester has a new deputy chief of police. Council on Monday approved Mayor Ken Morris’ appointee, Ethan Skolrud, to the position. Police Chief Chuck Stanley had offered Skolrud as his choice for the job earlier in the meeting. He explained that Skolrud, who is a ...

Bridge supporter reflects on project’s history

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WELLSBURG — A longtime supporter of a new Ohio River bridge near Wellsburg reflected on efforts to generate support for the span while stressing the need for it. Walter Ferguson told the Brooke County commissioners Tuesday while working as an electrical contractor at American Electric ...

Senate gives Biden a big tool to work around GOP filibuster

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WASHINGTON — With a powerful new tool, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has fresh options for potentially advancing President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package and other priorities past Republican obstruction in the 50-50 split Senate. Republicans still pledge to do all they can to ...

Briefs

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Yardwaste collection set WEIRTON — The City of Weirton’s Sanitation Department will begin collecting yard waste on April 19. Yard waste should be placed in containers marked “yard waste,” or in bags left opened and separated from general household trash and placed curbside on ...

Births

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Weirton Medical Center Teairah Edge and Corey Parrish of Salineville, a boy, Feb. 2. Kathleen Gaster and Daniel Hutchinson of Cadiz, a boy, Feb. 2. Brittany Ratliff and Michael Hutchins of Oakdale, Pa., a girl, Feb. 2. Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Barletta of Imperial, Pa., a girl, Feb. 3. Mr. ...

Police reports

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Brooke County sheriff Arrested: Daniel C. Walden, 36, 302 College St., Bethany, driving while license revoked for driving under the influence, March 17. Arrested: Joshua A. Webster, 37, 65 McKinley Lane, Wellsburg, possession of a controlled substance, March 23. Arrested: Linsey R. ...

Brooke ‘Peep Show’ generates creative and amusing entries

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WELLSBURG — Brooke High School’s “Peep Show” has been going strong for more than a decade with students each year creating art dioramas featuring Peeps, those sugary Easter marshmallow bunnies and chicks. “And each year it seems to keep getting better and better,” commented art ...

Community briefs

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Jobs for Life program has informational sessions scheduled STEUBENVILLE — Urban Mission Ministries’ Jobs for Life program has scheduled informational sessions this month for prospective students and mentors. The Jobs for Life program is a work readiness program that utilizes ...

Governor, House, and Senate discuss tax reform

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CHARLESTON — Despite presenting an update personal income tax cut plan, Gov. Jim Justice and legislative leaders ended a summit meeting Monday with little hope of a compromise with the House of Delegates or state Senate before the end of the session Saturday. Justice held a summit Monday ...

Virtual hearing focuses on election law changes

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CHARLESTON — A bill dealing with concerns raised by county clerks and making changes to West Virginia’s election laws received pushback Monday from progressive opponents who see the bill as voter disenfranchisement. The House Judiciary Committee held a virtual public hearing on Senate ...

City manager search outlined at council meeting

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FOLLANSBEE — Mayor David Velegol Jr. Monday answered questions about the steps that will be taken to select one candidate from four who have applied for the city manager’s position. Velegol said he has forwarded resumes submitted to the four to the 14 members of an advisory committee he ...

Briefs

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Portion of Thompson Hill to close for paving WEIRTON — The top section of Thompson Hill will be closed for paving Wednesday, and possibly Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting. School board to meet Monday WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Board of Education will meet at 6 ...

Bethany College inducts 15 into education honor society

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BETHANY — The Bethany College Department of Education recently inducted the new members of the international honor society Kappa Delta Pi. Shelby Haines, Class of 1996 and superintendent of Marshall County Schools, served as the guest speaker of the ceremony and was among the ...