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Mueller offers no answer on obstruction of justice

Local News

WASHINGTON — When it comes to whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, special counsel Robert Mueller drew no conclusion at all. That put the obstruction question in the hands of Attorney General William Barr and his deputy. They found there wasn’t enough evidence to prove ...

Community news from around the area

Community

Italian American Cultural Club plans Aug. 2 summer serenade STEUBENVILLE — The Italian American Cultural Club members held their March meeting at Scaffidi’s Restaurant with plans announced for the summer serenade. Judy Krenzel, event chairman and club secretary, noted the summer ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Cited: William A. Peeler, 40, 305 Carlisle Ave., Mingo Junction, speeding; William K. Dinino, 38, 109 Wabash Ave., Mingo Junction, driving with suspended license and loud exhaust; Ronald V. Fletcher, 65, 265 MaAllister Lane, Colliers, speeding; Joseph B. Lukacena, 40, 1231 ...

Weirton Chamber program graduates 30 future leaders

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WEIRTON — Thirty area high school sophomores took a new step toward being potential leaders Sunday as they completed their journey through this year’s Youth Leadership Weirton program. Youth Leadership Weirton is organized each year by the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce, which held a ...

U.S. backed Syrian forces clear area retaken from Islamic State

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BEIRUT — U.S.-backed Syrian fighters cleared explosives in the last area retaken from the Islamic State group on Sunday and arrested a number of militants hiding in tunnels, a day after declaring military victory and the end of the extremists’ self-styled caliphate. The U.S.-led coalition ...

First Fridays event plans under way

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STEUBENVILLE — Therese Nelson hopes the day comes when Steubenville won’t need the First Fridays on Fourth events to bring people and business downtown. But until it does, she said they’ll go on planning the monthly street festivals. “I don’t know how long it will take,” said ...

Retired doc hopes exposure to arts, sports spark passions

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SOUTH CHARLESTON (AP) — It was pouring down the rain — the kind of frigid, wet drizzle that only comes from raindrops on the cusp of becoming snowflakes. They were almost there. It was also a school night, and with the weather, darkness had come early. And yet. There were dozens of ...

Montani Semper Liberi celebrates music, art, culture

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NEW MANCHESTER — Hundreds of people, including those from Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and South Carolina, came Saturday to Montani Semper Liberi, a three-day celebration of music, the arts and cultural heritage at Oak Glen High School. Matt Cashdollar, festival committee chairman, ...

Name change

Business

The community celebrated the name change of a local firm Monday. Formally known as Cipriani Law Offices, Cipriani & Thomas Law Offices and Wellsburg Chamber of Commerce held a dinner at Dovetail Fire & Ale to commemorate the change. A.J. Thomas has worked at the firm for about eight ...

U.S. Rep. McKinley taking district issues back to Congress

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia's 1st District congressman has spent much of March traveling his district and state hearing about the issues important to citizens and state leaders. U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., spent the beginning of March in Charleston meeting with Gov. Jim Justice and ...

Chick-fil-A coming to area mall

Business

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A new fast-food restaurant — Chick-fil-A — is scheduled to be built outside the Ohio Valley Mall this year. Construction of the popular eatery will soon get under way on a parcel of land in front of Macy’s, according to Joe Bell, spokesman for Cafaro Co., the ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Theft: Package taken from mailbox in the 3000 block of Sunset Boulevard, Friday. Theft: Unlocked vehicle entered in the 1900 block of McCauslen Manor and stereo equipment taken, Friday. Arrested: Randy Fuchs, 51, 302 township Road 263, Bergholz, possession of drug ...

Weirton mayoral candidates discuss their goals if elected

Local News

WEIRTON — The city will be holding its municipal primary election April 2, with registered voters casting ballots for the offices of mayor and all seven members of city council. In the mayor's race, incumbent Harold "Bubba" Miller is facing off against challenger George Village. The ...

Wheeling-Charleston Diocese outlines efforts to protect children

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WHEELING — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston issued a letter Friday to the "faithful of the diocese," outlining diocesan efforts to ensure a safe environment for children and to deal with any allegations of sexual misconduct. The letter comes three days after West Virginia ...

Portman tours, speaks with Warren Fabricating workers

Business

HUBBARD — Regina Mitchell, chief operating officer of Warren Fabricating and Machining, can find employees, just not the right employees. She chalks that up as her biggest challenge running the Hubbard-based specialized fabricator, machiner and assembler of large steel weldments. “We ...

Wheeling Hospital announces plans for expansion

Business

BELLAIRE — To meet continuing health care needs of Belmont County residents, Wheeling Hospital is expanding its health center in Bellaire and opening an ambulatory surgical center in Bridgeport. Plans for the two facilities were announced Wednesday during a press conference at Wheeling ...