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Raises again focus for Brooke school board

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WELLSBURG — Representatives of school administrative staff spoke out against the Brooke County Board of Education, Monday,claiming central office staff, administrators and directors were being punished for receiving $331,000 in raises. “The intention was to raise all our salaries to ...

Weirton’s Ward 7 candidates offer their thoughts

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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 Ward 7 council race, incumbent Terry Weigel is facing off against challenger Shanon Schuetzner. The ...

Hancock school board holds off on schedule changes

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NEW CUMBERLAND — Hancock County Schools will be holding off for another year on a proposal to switch its class schedules to an eight-period day for its middle and high schools. While discussion and possible action of the issue were included on Monday’s agenda of the county board of ...

Morrisey hunting for abuse witnesses

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PARKERSBURG — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is looking for witnesses and people who have information regarding sexual misconduct in the Catholic Church in the state of West Virginia. Morrisey was in Parkersburg on Sunday and spoke with The Parkersburg News and Sentinel ...

Electronics collection event is planned

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STEUBENVILLE — JB Green Team is giving Jefferson County residents a chance to get rid of their old TVs and electronics. The change in policy is due to hefty cost increases and dumping issues since last year’s community cleanup, a JB Green release stated. Beginning this year, a separate ...

Colorado blue spruce fall to needle cast disease

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The Colorado blue spruce tree is very popular throughout the local region, but more of them have become susceptible to attack by Rhizosphaera needle cast disease over the past decade, according to Karen Cox, West Virginia University Extension Agent for Ohio County. “The Colorado blue spruce ...

Mining, reclamation symposium is this week

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University and the West Virginia Mine Drainage Task Force are presenting a symposium this week on mining and reclamation regulations and practices. The event is Tuesday and Wednesday at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place. The program will be presented ...

April 5-7 is set aside for Oglebay’s Antique Show

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WHEELING — Wilson Lodge in Oglebay in Wheeling will be transformed into an antiques marketplace April 5-7 as Oglebay Institute presents its 65th-annual Antiques Show and Sale. This annual event is the largest and longest running antiques show in West Virginia and among the oldest shows ...

Foreman defends acquittal of officer

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The foreman of a jury that acquitted a white Pennsylvania police officer of homicide said Michael Rosfeld did not know the black teen he shot was unarmed and that his decision to run after his vehicle was pulled over factored into the verdict. Juror Jesse Rawls Sr. told ...

Report: Trump did not ‘conspire’ with Russia

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WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller did not find evidence that President Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election but reached no conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice, Attorney General William Barr ...

Lions clubs seek members

Community

STEUBENVILLE — The Zone 8 Lions meeting held recently at Scaffidi’s Restaurant in Steubenville attracted 20 Lions from clubs in Brilliant, Mingo Junction, Richmond and Toronto. Bill Snyder, Zone 8 chairman and president of the Mingo Lions Club, conducted the meeting after the dinner. ...

Mueller offers no answer on obstruction of justice

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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

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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 ...