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Weirton K-9 division could expand soon

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WEIRTON — The Weirton Police Department’s K-9 unit may soon be getting bigger. Weirton Council will be presented next week with a resolution for the purchase of one drug dog from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, for use in the Weirton Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit and ...

Grand prize winner

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Jazzy Torbett, 11, holds four Kings Island Amusement and Waterpark tickets she won as the grand prize winner for the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County’s summer reading club. This year, 1,134 people participated in the library’s “A Universe of Stories” summer reading ...

Demolition set for Saturday at former plant

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WEIRTON — The demolition of portions of the former basic oxygen plant facilities in Weirton will continue this weekend. According to a notice by the City of Weirton, Frontier Industrial Corp. has scheduled to drop two separate portions of the BOP Scrubber Facility between 7 a.m. and 11:30 ...

Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower as trade war worsens

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BEIJING — Asian stocks followed Wall Street lower on Tuesday after China let its currency sink and halted purchases of U.S. farm goods, fueling fears Beijing’s trade war with President Donald Trump will harm the global economy. China’s main index lost 2.5 percent and Tokyo fell 2 ...

Coming together: National Night Out event celebrated locally

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WHEELING — Law enforcement agencies and families across the Ohio Valley came together on Tuesday night for an evening of fun, learning and strengthening community. Hundreds of residents attended separate National Night Out celebrations in Wheeling and Bridgeport designed to improve ...

Heritage Music BluesFest stars Grammy nominees

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WHEELING — You can’t always get what you want … but if you attend the Heritage Music BluesFest, you will get “Chicago Plays the Stones,” five Grammy-nominated acts, International Blues Challenge winners and several returning fan favorites — all in one award-winning weekend. The ...

Brooke Hills Playhouse presents ‘A Bad Year for Tomatoes’

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke Hills Playhouse features a cast of veterans for its upcoming production of John Patrick’s comedy “A Bad Year for Tomatoes,” according to the show’s director, Diana Mendel of Wellsburg. “Not only is everybody in the cast familiar to our audiences, but three ...

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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¯ Saturday — Chris Stapleton, KeyBank Pavilion, Burgettstown, www.livenation.com. ¯ Wednesday — Papa Roach, Stage AE, Pittsburgh. ¯ Aug. 17 — Alice in Chains, KeyBank Pavilion, Burgettstown, www.livenation.com. ¯ Aug. 17 — Iron Maiden, PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, ...

Saving lives

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NEW YORK — Prescriptions of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone are soaring, and experts say that could be a reason overdose deaths have stopped rising for the first time in nearly three decades. The number of naloxone prescriptions dispensed by U.S. retail pharmacies doubled from 2017 to ...

Scenes from August’s First Friday on Fourth

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First Fridays on Fourth took on an ‘80s theme for the August installment, and September’s will be a Celtic Irish Fest when it unfolds on Sept. 6, beginning at 6 p.m. The Harmonium Project events in downtown Steubenville bring out the crowds for an evening of music, food, festivities, ...

Chester Council proposing non-resident fee

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CHESTER — A new ordinance could soon be on its way for the City of Chester. Chester Council approved the first reading of a non-resident municipal service fee ordinance during Monday’s meeting. The proposed ordinance will charge people who work in the city, but do not live in the city ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Vandalism: Vehicle windshield damaged by unknown object in the 900 block of Sherman Avenue, Monday. Jefferson County sheriff Arrested: Isaac Lemasters, 49, Salineville, failure to appear warrant out of Toronto county court, Monday.

Dragisich to be inducted into Weirton Hall of Fame

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WEIRTON — An individual known just as well for his annual snow sculptures as his work to treat the vision of area residents is among those set to be honored with induction into the Weirton Hall of Fame. Dr. Eli Dragisich has been named to the Class of 2019, in the category of public ...

Personnel changes take spotlight at Brooke County Commission

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WELLSBURG — Personnel changes took the spotlight at the Brooke County Commission meeting, Tuesday. Among the changes is the return of a familiar face. Bob Fowler recently retired as the director of the Brooke County Emergency Management Agency and Emergency Medical Services. He was replaced ...

Annual Marland Heights 5K Classic set for this Friday in Weirton

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WEIRTON — Registration continues for the annual Marland Heights 5K Classic Run, Fitness walk, and Youth Fun Run, set for Friday at Marland Heights Park. The evening will include a 3.1-mile run, a 2-mile fitness walk, and a youth fun run for kids 12 and under. The youth fun run will begin at ...

Gun reform urged in Ohio as Texas Dems shun Trump visit

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DAYTON (AP) — Ohio’s Republican governor bucked his party to call for expanded gun laws Tuesday and some Democrats in Texas told President Donald Trump to stay away as both states reeled from a pair of shootings that killed 31 people. A racist screed remained the focus of police ...

A heightened U.S.-China financial war imperils global economy

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Just what the fragile global economy didn’t need: An unpredictable escalation in President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, one that spreads the conflict to currency markets, threatens to involve other countries and raises the risk of a global recession. At a time ...

Three-year I-70 bridges work set to begin

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WHEELING — Orange barrels will be a part of the Interstate 70 landscape through Wheeling for three years, beginning in February. Motorists should expect sporadic lane closures in the work zones during the entire project, said West Virginia Highways Commissioner Jimmy Wriston during a press ...