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Adena Lions’ show today and Saturday

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ADENA — The Adena Lions Club’s annual show, this year to the theme “Working Lion to 5,” will be held tonight and Saturday at Buckeye West Elementary in Adena. Show time is 7:30 p.m. both days for the 69th-annual event. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for students and can be purchased ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Vandalism: Door damaged at house in the 600 block of Oakmont Avenue in an apparent break-in attempt, Wednesday. Cited: Tayonna J. Wade, 22, 202 Sarah Blvd., Toronto, no license; Charlotte Thompson, no age listed, 121 Grandview Ave., driving with suspended license; Albert McLeod, ...

Flu outbreak closes Hancock County Schools

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NEW CUMBERLAND (AP) — All the schools in Hancock County are being closed because of a flu outbreak. A state Education Department spokesperson forwarded a voicemail from the superintendent confirming the Friday closures. In the voicemail, Superintendent Timothy Woodward says all schools in ...

Community news from around the area

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Spring Calendar Luncheon set for April 6 in Weirton WEIRTON — Members of the Garden Department of the GFWC-WV Weirton Woman’s Club welcome the public to the 17th-annual Spring Calendar Luncheon, which will be held at noon on April 6 at Undo’s Holiday Inn, Weirton. Musical ...

DMV commissioner on her way out

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CHARLESTON — The commissioner of the state Division of Motor Vehicles is on her way out after questions over her handling of the Motor Voter program and the rollout of automatic voter registration. In a statement Thursday, the Department of Transportation said the DMV Commissioner Pat Reed ...

Artist recognition

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Gina Judy of Richmond recently was awarded first place overall in the North Hills Art Center Regional Juried animal-themed fundraiser show for her watercolor “Happy Hounds.” Ninety-seven pieces were juried for six awards in the show by Ron Thurston, who was noted as having one of the 10 ...

Ward 5 council candidates present platforms

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WEIRTON — The city will be holding its municipal primary election Tuesday, with registered voters casting ballots for the offices of mayor and all seven members of city council. There are five candidates filed to fill the seat of Ward 5 councilmember: George Charnie, Richard K. Ford, Jesse ...

Polish dinner on April 7

Community

St. Lucy Parish, Yorkville, will sponsor a Polish dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 7 at the St. Lucy Church hall, St. Lucy Avenue and Walter Street. Dinners cost $10, which includes homemade potato-cheese pierogi, kielbasa, cabbage and a roll. Patron can dine in, or carry-out will be ...

‘Stuff the Bus’ to assist Weirton Christian Center

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WEIRTON — For the third consecutive year, Holiday Lanes and its youth bowlers will be lending a hand to the Weirton Christian Center. Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, the annual Stuff the Bus collection will be held in the parking lot of the bowling alley, located at 3745 Main St., Weirton. ...

Traffic detour plans along U.S. Route 22 detailed

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WASHINGTON, Pa. — Signs alerting motorists that U.S. Route 22 traffic would be detoured at the Burgettstown exit beginning April 15 were posted prematurely, a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation spokesperson said Tuesday. “Those signs were not correct,” PennDOT District 12 Media ...

Brooke Intermediate North donates to St. Anthony Church

Local News

FOLLANSBEE —Brooke Intermediate North donated $1,674 to St. Anthony Church, Thursday. Raised from a penny war, the donated money will be used by St. Anthony’s “Friday Friends,” to go toward food bags on Fridays for students in need. The penny war is a fundraising competition where ...

Port authority to focus on grants

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STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Port Authority on Wednesday was informed by its Executive Director Evan Scurti he will be persuing an $800,000 grant which will allow Eastern Gateway Community College to purchase equipment to train workers for industrial jobs. Scurti said the federal ...

Man driving 130 mph was heading to White House

Local News

CHARLESTON (AP) — A Missouri man who threatened President Donald Trump and sped to the White House with a gun had driven 13 hours without stopping before he was pulled over along a West Virginia highway Wednesday, a trooper said. Eric Leonardo Charron of Kansas City, Missouri, was arraigned ...

Ex-Defense Department workers get probation for thefts

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ELKINS (AP) — Two former U.S. Defense Department employees have been sentenced to four years’ probation for stealing and selling property from a government warehouse. Prosecutors say 35-year-old Shane Morgan of Buckhannon and his father, 61-year-old Russell Morgan of Helvetia, were ...

Woman allegedly posed as officer to ‘inspect’ pain meds

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE (AP) — An Ohio woman is accused of following people home from a St. Clairsville pain clinic, pretending to be a police officer and telling them she needs to inspect their medications. Belmont County Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Forro says 45-year-old Marlese Lopez of Martins ...

Area tourism directors share ideas

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STEUBENVILLE — Tourism directors from three states gathered in Steubenville Wednesday to share ideas and marketing strategies, the first time they’ve met outside the Mountain State. Judy Bratten, executive director of the Visitor Center and Historic Fort Steuben, said it’s all about ...

Centennial club member honored

Community

GFWC WV Bethany Woman’s Club recently hosted a morning coffee hour at Bethany Memorial Church in honor of Ruth Tye, third from left, on her 100th birthday. Tye has been a club member for 75 years, dating back to 1944 when she became a member of the Woman’s Club of Bethany. With her are, ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Arrested: Jacqueline N. Phillips, 30, 202 Franklin Ave., Weirton, warrant charging felony theft, Tuesday. Charged: Harold Ray, 75, Apartment 17, 770 Brady Ave., operating vehicle under the influence and stop sign, Tuesday. Cited: Philip M. Bell, 20, 50 Scenic Heights, ...

Northern Panhandle’s roads need repairs

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MOUNDSVILLE — West Virginia’s Department of Transportation on Tuesday released lists of secondary roads in need of maintenance, including priorities in Northern Panhandle counties. Included on the lists are rankings of which roads need the most maintenance work in each county and what ...

Camera club competition winners

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The Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club has announced March competition winners to the theme “Windows.” The theme category winners were: First place, Andy Tindor; second, Deb Snider; and third, Sam Rees. The open category winners were: First, Andy Tindor; second, Mike Bongart; and third, Sam ...