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Steubenville Council told rate hike unavoidable

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STEUBENVILLE — Sanitation Superintendent Bob Baird told members of City Council Tuesday his department’s financial difficulties have nothing to do with how he’s managed it. Baird’s frustrations boiled over as council met in committee to discuss capping the number of carts the ...

Sanders plans rallies in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pittsburgh

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced a campaign swing Monday that will take him to three Great Lakes region states that are a key part of the Democratic strategy to rebuild a “blue wall” and defeat President Donald Trump. Sanders planned weekend rallies in ...

High school juniors learn lessons in business

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WEIRTON — It was a lesson in business, Wednesday, for approximately 120 local high school juniors, as the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce presented its annual Dr. Barbara A. Matey High School Business Symposium. “You’re going to learn a lot today,” chamber President Brenda Mull said ...

Piano honors

Community

Johnny O’Karma, 15, the son of John and Michelle O’Karma of Weirton, was awarded the highest level of piano performance at the Thursday Music Club recital held April 7. O’Karma is an 11-year piano student at Torrance Music Studios in Weirton, taught by Janice Torrance. The auditions prior ...

State tax revenue numbers come in short

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CHARLESTON — Citing the slowdown of construction activities during the winter season, March tax revenue collections came in 1.2 percent below the updated projections, the second month for lower-than-expected collections since fiscal 2019 started in July. According to the governor’s office, ...

State registrar addresses Fort Steuben DAR chapter

Community

STEUBENVILLE — The Fort Steuben Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met March 9 at Froehlich’s Classic Corner in Steubenville with Regent Karen Blanc presiding. Nancy Valles gave the invocation with opening ceremonies involving Rebecca Hersko, Second Vice Regent Vickie ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Theft: Vehicle entered in the 1200 block of Arlington Avenue and money, purse, bullets and lawn mower taken, Tuesday. Arrested: David L. Dameron, 32, 20 N. Byron Drive, Wintersville, failure to appear warrant out of municipal court and violation of no contact order, ...

State BOE awaits results of statewide education forums

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CHARLESTON — The roundtable forums are done and the surveys are completed. Now, staff with the West Virginia Department of Education will go through all the discussions and survey data to give the governor and lawmakers information when crafting the agenda for the special session on ...

Community news from around the area

Community

Brilliant Lions Club makes plans for pulled pork dinner BRILLIANT — Plans to help the community with trimming trees along LaBelle Street when the Brilliant Lions Club met recently at the club room. Jody White is continuing to clean streets and sidewalks as part of an undertaking the club ...

Education forum held in Wheeling

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WHEELING — Teachers, parents and legislators alike gathered around tables in Wheeling Park High School’s cafeteria Tuesday evening to discuss how education can be improved in West Virginia. At the event, an Education Stakeholder Forum held by the West Virginia Education Association, about ...

Trump signs orders supporting pipelines

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CROSBY, Texas — President Donald Trump’s support for shifting more power to states on Wednesday faded next to his affinity for oil and gas production, as he aimed to make it harder for states to block pipelines and other energy projects due to environmental concerns. At the urging of ...

Barr says he thinks ‘spying’ occured

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WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr declared Wednesday he thinks “spying did occur” on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, suggesting the origins of the Russia investigation may have been mishandled and aligning himself with the president at a time when Barr’s independence is ...

Anti-opioid addiction drug maker charged with fraud

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Shares in a British company that makes an opioid addiction-withdrawal drug lost about 70% of their value Wednesday after its executives were accused of lying about the product for years to boost profits. Federal prosecutors in Virginia filed fraud charges Tuesday ...

Toronto High School presents ‘Mamma Mia!’

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From staff reports TORONTO — Toronto High School will present “Mamma Mia!” this weekend. Performances are set fot 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The cast of around 60 students in grades seven through 12 will perform the musical that is built around the music of ...

EVENTS CALENDAR

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¯ Friday —Hatebreed, Stage AE, Pittsburgh. ¯ Wednesday —Wild Belle, Stage AE, Pittsburgh. ¯ April 18 — Cher, PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, www.livenation.com. ¯ April 20 — Granger Smith, featuring Earl Dibbles Jr., Stage AE, Pittsburgh. ¯ April 23 — Dance Gavin Dance: ...

Redacted Mueller report coming

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WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr told Congress Tuesday he expects to release his redacted version of the special counsel’s Trump-Russia investigation report “within a week,” while Democrats criticized his handling of the long-awaited document and demanded he turn it over in ...

New NHS inductees

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Oak Glen High School held its 56th National Honor Society induction ceremony on March 31 in the Little Theater with 49 new members inducted, according to Debby Churella, faculty sponsor. The new inductees are, front row, from left, Meghan Sparks, Cyara Soukup, Lexi Rheinhardt, Kara Stanley, ...

Feds investigate Justice’s Greenbrier charities

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CHARLESTON — The charity associated with Gov. Jim Justice’s Greenbrier Classic golf tournament is under federal investigation according to a subpoena sent to the state Department of Commerce. The grand jury subpoena, which required all documents to be sent by April 2, sought all documents, ...