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Steubenville Arrested: Michael A. Graham, 27, 139 N. Avalon Drive, Wintersville, probation violation out of Harrison County, falsification, obstruction of justice, driving with a suspended license, failure to signal turn and one way street violation, Tuesday. Arrested: Roman B. Longo, 34, ...

Planners studying oil, gas traffic

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STEUBENVILLE — The Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission is measuring truck traffic from the oil and gas industry to help prioritize heavily traveled roads for improvements. At Wednesday’s BHJ meeting, Cody Cresap, BHJ transportation engineer, reported traffic counts ...

Paine: Grad requirement change should be history

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s public schools superintendent wants the state Board of Education not to reduce the number of social studies courses required for high school graduation. Superintendent Steve Paine said in a statement Monday that he will make the recommendation based on an ...

Chester officials deny permit for RV park

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CHESTER — An application to construct a recreational vehicle park was denied Tuesday during a special meeting of Chester City Council. “The city of Chester finds that it must follow the 2018 court issue by Judge (James) Mazzone,” said Mayor Ken Morris. At its December meeting, council ...

Trump: Threat of sanctions in Iraq remains on the table

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BAGHDAD — U.S. President Donald Trump hinted that sanctions on Iraq were still a possibility in a bilateral meeting with Iraq’s president Wednesday, the first since a U.S. drone strike on Iraqi soil killed a top Iranian general, straining Washington-Baghdad ties. Iraq’s President ...

Winner of Christmas Tree Display Contest

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The Weirton Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners announced recently that Granato’s Deli has won the 12th-annual Weirton Millsop Community Center Christmas Tree Display Contest. The trees were on display in the Weirton Room at WMCC from Nov. 30 until Jan. 7. During that time, visitors ...

Ohio Valley Media Day Blood Drive set for new venue

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WHEELING — The Ohio Valley Media Day Blood Drive has a new venue this year. The 34th annual event will be conducted at Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Racetrack from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday. Previously, the blood drive was held at WesBanco Arena. The blood drive is dedicated to the memory ...

Resident asks about new fire hydrant

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CHESTER — The Chester Water Board, during its recent meeting, heard from a resident asking about the possibility of installing a fire hydrant on Lytton Street. The resident made the request, noting how far away the hydrant at Third Street and Virginia Avenue is after the Jan. 4 fire on ...

W.Va. invites NRA as Virginia plans for gun-control

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A West Virginia senator is inviting the National Rifle Association to move to his state as lawmakers pursue gun-control measures in neighboring Virginia, where the group now has its headquarters. The invitation came in a Monday letter from Republican Sen. Randy Smith to ...

Ex-VA employee sentenced for leaking Ojeda’s medical records

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HUNTINGTON (AP) — A former Department of Veterans Affairs employee has been sentenced to six months in prison for leaking the medical records of Richard Ojeda as the former Army major was running for Congress in West Virginia. Jeffrey Miller of Huntington was sentenced Tuesday in federal ...

Wheeling Symphony sets Valentine’s Day Concert

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WHEELING — Wheeling Symphony Orchestra announces the next concert of its 90th season, “Soulful — A Celebration!,” featuring guest artists Jeans n’ Classics with vocals by Gavin Hope, and conducted by music director John Devlin. The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at ...

History Center to honor Black History Month

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PITTSBURGH — The Smithsonian-affiliated Senator John Heinz History Center interprets and preserves African American heritage year-round through a variety of events and exhibitions curated by the museum’s African American Program. In recognition of Black History Month, the African American ...

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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Upcoming area concerts include: ¯ Friday: Allissa, Cameron Terrell and Isaiah LaDuke, Mr. Smalls Theatre, Millvale. ¯ Monday: Courtney Barnett, 8 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall. ¯ Wednesday: Dancing with the Stars Live, 7:30 p.m., Benedum Center. ¯ Jan. 31: Teddy Swims, 7 p.m., the Club ...

McConnell backs off, abruptly eases some Trump trial rules

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Tuesday with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two late-night sessions and Democrats arguing for more witnesses to expose Trump’s “trifecta” of offenses. The ...

Saddle club presents awards, elects officers from around the area

Community

PLEASANT HILL — Awards were presented and officers elected when the Steubenville Saddle Club held its 2019 awards banquet on Saturday at the Four Seasons Community Center, home of the former Pleasant Hill Elementary School off state Route 213. Top honors went to Makenzie Carter and her ...

Today’s birthdays

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Terry Duffy, Wellsburg. Chuck Barker, Wintersville. Tami Hosterman, Wintersville. Jo Ellen Churchill, Wintersville. Brian Wellington, Toronto.

Business tax phase-out introduced

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CHARLESTON — After months of hype, the joint resolution to eliminate the business and inventory tax in phases was introduced Tuesday in the West Virginia Senate, but Democratic lawmakers reminded the majority that the resolution can’t pass without them. Senate Joint Resolution 8 would ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Arrested: Timothy E. Gardner, 28, 1420 Belleview Blvd., warrant charging domestic violence, Monday. Arrested: Robert H. Monigold, 31, 1339 Ridge Ave., violation of protective order, Monday. Cited: Mykalya N. Vancamp, 21, 2245 Main St., Wellsburg, expired license. Arrested: ...

Couple pleads to child neglect

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WELLSBURG — A Beech Bottom couple who pleaded guilty to gross child neglect creating risk of substantial injury or death were among several who appeared in 1st Judicial Circuit Court Tuesday. Courtney Stevens, 28, and Herbert E. Anderson Jr., 26, each pleaded guilty to the charge in ...

House debates Certificate of Need bill

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CHARLESTON — A bill to make changes to certificate of need exemptions unanimously passed the House of Delegates Tuesday, but not before a lawmaker accused Republican leadership of not pushing for a full certificate of need repeal. House Bill 4108, which passed 99-0, would eliminate the need ...