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Bethany College observes MLK Day by giving back

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BETHANY — Dozens of Bethany College students spent their lunch Monday completing service projects as part of the college’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance. During lunch Monday, students created Valentine’s Day cards for senior citizens and thank-you notes to veterans and created ...

Name, structure of West Virginia department could change

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CHARLESTON — The name and structure of the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety could change if a bill introduced Wednesday on behalf of Gov. Jim Justice makes it through the legislative session. Senate Bill 586 was introduced Wednesday. The bill would reorganize and ...

Guest speaker

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Weirton Police Chief Rob Alexander served as the guest speaker for Tuesday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Weirton Heights. Alexander shared his vision for the department, and how it is progressing with new ways to keep the city safe. Pictured, from left, are Rotarian and Ward 5 Councilwoman ...

Police investigating racist drawing at W.Va. high school

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Police are investigating what a prosecutor said was a racist drawing that was posted at a southern West Virginia high school and targeted a biracial basketball player from a rival team. West Virginia State Police spokeswoman Capt. Shallon Oglesby said in a statement that ...

Escapee recaptured in downtown Steubenville

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STEUBENVILLE — Police have recaptured a 42-year-old man who escaped from Trinity Medical Center West this morning after claiming he was having chest pains following his arrest in connection with a string of breaking and enterings, Police Chief Bill McCafferty said. Richard Schoonover of 611 ...

Dems appeal to GOP

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WASHINGTON — House Democrats launched into marathon arguments in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial Wednesday, appealing to skeptical Republican senators to join them in voting to oust Trump from office to “protect our democracy.” Trump’s lawyers sat by, waiting their turn, ...

Remembering MLK

Community

The local observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day included three days of activities under the umbrella of the Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Steubenville. Shown are some of the children who performed Saturday at the Sycamore Youth Center as part of the MLK Youth and Children’s Day. ...

Shelter dogs could be top dogs in W.Va.

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WHEELING — It’s said that every dog has its day, and shelter dogs soon could get “top dog” status in West Virginia. A resolution proposed by Senate Majority Whip Ryan Weld, R-Brooke, and Sen. Stephen Baldwin, D-Greenbrier, would designate canines adopted from West Virginia animal ...

Community news from around the area

Community

Community baby shower, library open house Feb. 8 STEUBENVILLE — A community baby shower and library open house to inform parents about the significance of reading during their children’s development will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 8 at the main library of the Public Library ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

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 ...