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W.Va. issuing S.N.A.P. benefits early

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CHARLESTON — A state agency is releasing next month’s S.N.A.P. benefits early because of the partial government shutdown. The Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Children and Families will issue February’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to eligible clients on ...

Shutdown may upend State of the Union speech

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WASHINGTON — A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech. She cited concerns about whether the hobbled government can provide ...

N. Cumberland receives ‘Make It Shine’ award

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NEW CUMBERLAND — West Virginia’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan program has once again recognized the Keep New Cumberland Beautiful group with its 2018 “Make It Shine” award. The city won its first state award in 2007 and has since won nine more times. This year marks the ...

Police reports

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Steubenvillle Arrested: Nash Dehnart, 21, 615 Woodlawn Ave., failure to appear warrant out of juvenile court, Tuesday. Jefferson County sheriff Arrested: Amber Blancato, 27, 4341 state Route 646, Bloomingdale, possession of drug paraphernalia, Tuesday. Ohio State Highway Patrol Arrested: ...

Weirton man back in custody

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NEW CUMBERLAND — A Weirton man who escaped from law enforcement Wednesday is back in custody following a search in Hancock County. According to information released by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, Ian Kolman, 23, escaped from custody after being remanded to the West Virginia ...

Brooke County schools dismissing early

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WELLSBURG — According to Brooke County officials, Brooke County Schools will be dismissing early today. Brooke High and Brooke Middle schools will dismiss at 1:30 p.m., and primary schools will follow.

Steubenville native writes ‘groundbreaking production’

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COLUMBUS — Shadowbox Live in Columbus, the largest resident ensemble theater company in America, is presenting a limited run of its groundbreaking production, “F#(k Cancer: The Musical,” penned by Steubenville native Jimmy Mak, the show’s head writer. It opens tonight and continues ...

Three arrested as part of meth investigation in Weirton

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WEIRTON — Three area residents are being held in the West Virginia Northern Regional Jail after being arrested as part of an investigation into the distribution of crystal methamphetamine in downtown Weirton. Arrested Tuesday, as part of the investigation by the Hancock-Brooke-Weirton Drug ...

Community news from throughout the area

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Dunbar Recreation Center to hold first MLK celebration WEIRTON — The Dunbar Recreation Center, located at 300 Kessel St. and Weir Avenue, will hold its first Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Monday with the observance featuring two events. The first will be a march honoring ...

Narrowing down the field of candidates

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CHARLESTON — A bill approved by the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday could help narrow down crowded fields of candidates running for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. A committee substitute for House Bill 2008 would create a run-off system where the top two candidates in a state ...

Ohio dispensaries are open for business

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WINTERSVILLE — Wednesday was a day many had been anticipating for a long time — the first legal medical marijuana sales in Ohio. Lines formed outside of both the Winterville businesses — Ohio Valley Natural Relief, LLC. and CY-Plus — as early as 6 a.m., and people came from as far ...

Steubenville sticking with vacant building ordinance

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STEUBENVILLE — City Council has decided to stick with the city’s vacant structures ordinance as written, at least for now. Concerns were raised, however, over how property owners are notified of their responsibilities to register properties that can be classified as vacant. “In order ...

Veteran recognized in Weirton

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During Weirton Council’s Jan. 7 meeting, Mayor Harold Miller, right, recognized veteran Mark Apesos for his military service, awarding him with a mayoral proclamation. Apesos joined the U.S. Army in September 1944, serving until September 1946. He was stationed at Fort McClellan in Alabama, ...

West Virginia: Proposal to give $10M for Trump’s border wall

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CHARLESTON — Some lawmakers in drug-ravaged West Virginia want to pitch in millions of dollars for President Donald Trump’s wall-building effort along the U.S.-Mexico border. The GOP-led House of Delegates issued a statement Monday that a bill planned by three delegates would divert $10 ...

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS

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Here is a list of closings of government offices and agencies and trash collection schedules for next week’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday: ¯ Brooke County Courthouse will be closed Monday. ¯ Brooke County Public Library will be closed Monday. ¯ Brooke County Senior Center will be ...

High drama and few results

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WASHINGTON — Staring down the next deadline to pay federal workers, the White House shifted tactics Tuesday, trying to bypass House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to negotiate with rank-and-file lawmakers even as President Donald Trump dug in for a prolonged shutdown. The House and Senate announced ...

Weir High School All-School mini-reunion held in Florida

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Alumni from Weir High School gathered recently in Orlando, Fla., for the 2019 all-school mini-reunion. Thirty-one Weir High graduates, along with 20 spouses, attended the gathering. On hand were, first row, from left, Linda Keller Zierold, Class of 1965; Wilma Vidas Dankovchik, 1947; George ...