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Tax resolution fails to get needed votes

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CHARLESTON — The second half of the West Virginia Senate’s tax reform plan failed to get the two-thirds vote needed Tuesday, making the tax reform bill passed Monday ineffective. Senate Joint Resolution 9, which would have eliminated language from the West Virginia Constitution preventing ...

Weirton Lions Club community service project

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Weirton Lions Club members gathered at their regular meeting to assemble hygiene bags to donate to the Friendship Room in Steubenville for distribution to individuals in need. The hygiene bags included items such as soap, hand sanitizer, tooth brushes and toothpaste, razors, shaving cream, ...

Health Care Continuity Act passes Senate

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CHARLESTON — A bill trumpeted by the West Virginia attorney general as a solution should the courts strike down the Affordable Care Act passed the state Senate Tuesday morning. The West Virginia Health Care Continuity Act, Senate Bill 284, passed in a 20-17 party-line vote. The bill now ...

Community news from around the area

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‘Cheerfest’ scheduled March 28 at Oak Glen High School gym NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen High School cheerleaders will host a “Cheerfest” for preschool to eighth-graders on March 28. Cheerfest is “a fun-filled educational day of cheerleading,” a spokesperson noted of the event ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Arrested: Harry Irvin III, 56, 723 N. Sixth St., falsification, Sunday. Arrested: Ramona Christian, 31, 723 N. Sixth St., failure to appear, Sunday. Arrested: Stephanie McGee, 31, 960 Sherman Ave., drug possession, child endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia, ...

Mixed messages on virus risk here

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and his chief economic adviser said Tuesday that the new coronavirus is under control in the U.S., even as the government’s top disease fighters warned Americans to prepare for an outbreak here. The mixed messages came as the stock market tumbled for a ...

Seat belts for buses discussed by Hancock school board

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NEW CUMBERLAND — Member Toni Hinerman read a letter sent to the Hancock County School Board regarding seat belts on school buses during Monday’s meeting. The letter was submitted by her brother-in-law, Ray Hinerman. He was inspired to submit the letter to each board member following a ...

Brooke officials take concerns to the capitol

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CHARLESTON — In recent weeks the Brooke County Commissioners and other county officials have gone to Charleston to share their concerns about various issues, including the proposed elimination of the state’s inventory tax, limited access to funding for water and sewer projects and the lack ...

Proposal to upgrade Jim Wood Park could cost about $500,000

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STEUBENVILLE — About a month from now, Steubenville City Schools officials hope to be talking directly with residents about the improvements they’ve proposed for Jim Wood Park and why they could be good for the community. School officials want to build a state-of-the-art, Legion quality ...

Harpers Ferry tourism bill on way to governor

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Senate approved changes Tuesday made by the House of Delegates to Senate Bill 657 to help the Hill Top House project in Harpers Ferry get started, but not before opponents of the bill had their final say. The Senate voted 21-13 Tuesday to concur and pass SB ...

Respiratory symposium to address tuberculosis

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WHEELING — The James T. McClure Respiratory Symposium will offer a health care review from 5-9 p.m. March 11. The event will take place in the White Palace ballroom at Wheeling Park. The Tuberculosis Association of Ohio County and the Wheeling Area Continuing Medical Education Consortium ...

A farm boy became a fearsome warrior at Iwo Jima

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ONA — The Japanese soldiers came out of their concrete “pill box” with bayonets fixed, determined to get the Marine who had been killing them all afternoon with a flamethrower. Their target was Hershel Williams. He was 5-foot-6, the youngest of the 11 children of a dairy farmer from ...

Republican tax reform bill narrowly passes

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CHARLESTON — After decades of study, months of talk, and weeks of tweaks, the effort to phase out the business and inventory tax took a step forward Monday in a narrow vote, though it still has miles to go. Senate Bill 837, phasing out the business and inventory tax and motor vehicle ...

Center for Hope holds celebration weekend

Community

WINTERSVILLE — “What a wonderful weekend in every way,” remarked the Rev. Clint Quillen, pastor of Wintersville United Methodist Church at 702 Main St., in response to the three-day celebration weekend held Friday through Sunday at the new Center for Hope. “The support from our church ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Weirton Arrested: Robb William Gorsuch, 141 Pleasantview Drive, Weirton, DUI-first, Feb. 5 Arrested: Gina Lynn Reitter, 3721 Collins Way, Weirton, shoplifting, Feb. 9 Arrested: Brent Kelly Arbogast, 3104 West St. Apt. 2, Weirton, disorderly conduct, Feb. 10 Arrested: Sydney Rankin 127 ...

Weirton facing ‘cash flow issues’

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WEIRTON — City officials are grabbing their umbrellas in an effort to address what has been described as “cash flow issues.” The city’s Finance Committee met in an emergency session Monday evening, immediately convening into an executive session for 45 minutes. Upon reconvening into ...

Dispensary request tabled

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WELLSBURG — After hearing, Monday, from a couple interested in opening a medical marijuana dispensary in downtown Weirton, the Brooke County Board of Health moved to table the matter for more information. One thing that appeared unclear to the board was its authority to approve or disapprove ...

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma starts ad campaign for claims

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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma launched an ad campaign Monday to tell people harmed by their powerful prescription opioid where they can file claims against the company. The $23.8 million campaign is part of Purdue’s bankruptcy proceedings as it tries to resolve close to 3,000 lawsuits over ...