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Trump calls for end of resistance politics

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WASHINGTON — Facing a divided Congress for the first time, President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Washington to reject “the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution.” He warned emboldened Democrats that “ridiculous partisan investigations” into his administration and ...

Quinn welcomes public to Valentine’s Day celebration

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STEUBENVILLE — Planners at Quinn Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church, located at 515 North St., are putting their “hearts” into organizing a Valentine’s Day celebration they are welcoming the public to enjoy. The first-time event will be held at the church on Feb. 14, ...

House to review education reform

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CHARLESTON — Despite an attempt Tuesday to stop the bill, the House of Delegates received the state Senate’s massive education reform package, vowing to review the legislation in a “deliberate manner.” The House received a message from the Senate Tuesday morning announcing the passage ...

Community news from around the area

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Weirton VFW auxiliary hosting breakfast Saturday WEIRTON — The auxiliary to the Panhandle Post 2716 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars is hosting an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the VFW, located at 3435 Main St. The menu will include scrambled eggs, ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Cited: Harry E. Shepard, 29, 509 1/2 Union Ave., driving with suspended license. Arrested: Darnell M. Young, 30, 1423 Ridge Ave., disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, Monday. Arrested: Talia Schoonover, 29, 614 Spring Ave., disorderly conduct, Monday. Arrested: Gene ...

Embracing scientific fields and ideas

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WEIRTON — Students and teachers at Weir Middle School soon will be delving deeper into the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. In observing Career and Technical Education Month, school officials Tuesday announced the receipt of a $20,000 grant from ArcelorMittal, which will ...

Summer reading and nutrition program needs mentors, coordinators

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Reading and comprehension skills are critical to success in today’s fast-paced world, according to officials with Energy Express, a summer reading and nutrition program offered by WVU Extension Service and AmeriCorps and which helps to ensure West Virginia’s youths keep up with those ...

No warehouse registration legislation for second year in a row

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CHARLESTON — Those still waiting on legislation to prevent another warehouse fire like what happened in Wood County in 2017 will have to wait a little longer. Del. John Kelly, R-Wood, said that he will not be introducing legislation this year to require warehouses to keep up-to-date ...

Trump to meet North Korean leader Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he will hold a two-day summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam to continue his efforts to persuade Kim to give up his nuclear weapons. Trump has said his outreach to Kim and their first meeting last June in ...

Steubenville mayor vetoes rule change

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STEUBENVILLE — Mayor Jerry Barilla has vetoed changes to the rules for public comment, saying members of Steubenville Council need to clarify how and when members of the public can address them during meetings. In exercising his veto, Barilla told council by e-mail Friday the language of ...

Blue Stream Farms speaks to club

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Members of the Rotary Club of Weirton Heights gathered at Blue Stream Farms’ laboratory, located in the lower level of Sacred Heart of Mary Church in Weirton, to hear more about the program and its plans. Dan Spickard, president of Blue Stream Farms, explained the process of incorporating ...

Lecture series to focus on Wheeling’s settlers

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WHEELING — The Wheeling Area Genealogical Society has launched a monthly lecture series, Wheeling’s First Families, as part of the year-long Wheeling 250 observance. Lectures are being offered in the auditorium at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., at 1 p.m. on the second ...

WVU seeking patients for ovarian cancer clinical trial

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MORGANTOWN — The West Virginia University Cancer Institute is enrolling patients in an innovative clinical trial to treat ovarian cancer. Dr. Valerie Galvan Turner, gynecologic oncologist at the WVU Cancer Institute, will help lead the trial to evaluate the efficacy of varying dosages and ...

Crook named interim superintendent

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WELLSBURG — Jeffrey Crook, the former Marshall County Schools superintendent, was named interim superintendent by the Brooke County Board of Education during a special meeting Monday. The Marshall County school board met in special session Friday evening to accept Crook’s resignation. He ...

Skype talk connects author, audience

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STEUBENVILLE — The wonders of technology connected guests and members of the Schiappa Book Club with Nyna Giles, author of “The Bridesmaid’s Daughter: From Grace Kelly’s Wedding to a Woman’s Shelter — Searching for the Truth About My Mother.” Schiappa Book Club facilitator Juli ...

Birthdays

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Today Bob Deku, Toronto. Dylan Fink, 14, Mingo Junction. Margaret Olexia, Steubenville.

W.Va. Senate passes education reform package

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Senate has passed its signature education legislation that divided the body along mostly party lines. Senate Bill 451, the education omnibus bill, passed out of the Senate Monday in a 18-16 vote. Two Senate Republicans — Kenny Mann, R-Monroe, and Bill ...

Extension continues Farmers’ Breakfast Series

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WINTERSVILLE — Ohio State University Extension is continuing its Farmers’ Breakfast Series in Wintersville, which is being held every third Friday through April. Each session will run from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and will cover farm management topics for local producers and provide ...