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Daily Happenings 8-25-20

Daily Happenings

Today’s birthdays Craig Greathouse, Weirton. Police reports Ohio State Highway Patrol Arrested: Jeffrey Scott, 29, Toronto, failure to comply, Sunday. Jefferson County sheriff Naked and afraid: A Hancock County man told deputies he was drugged so nude photos and videos of a woman ...

Knights of Columbus present check to Catholic Charities

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Baci Carpico, right, past state deputy of the Ohio Knights of Columbus and a member of the Ohio Charity Foundation, recently presented a check for $7,522.96 to Rose Raveaux, director, Diocese of Steubenville Office of Catholic Charities and Social Concerns, center, and Leah Perdue, social ...

Pandemic doesn’t stop CCHS Class of 1976 from reunion plans

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Despite the coronavirus pandemic impacting most every aspect of normal life, committee members involved in the planning of Catholic Central High School Class of 1976’s 45-year reunion are forging ahead, taking advantage of the latest technology to conduct their reunion planning meetings ...

Community news from around the area

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Brooke Library book club to meet virtually on Thursday WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library’s book club will meet virtually to discuss Lisa See’s “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.” The group will meet online at 5 p.m. on Thursday and will learn of the book to be discussed ...

Ex-Bishop Michael Bransfield’s ‘creepy’ behavior detailed

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WHEELING — With Michael Bransfield issuing a six-sentence letter of apology to the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston last weekend for years of sexual and financial abuse, the church hopes to consider the matter closed. The marks from his tumultuous term of office, however, remain. Bransfield ...

Weirton Traffic Commission to examine parking rules

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WEIRTON — The city’s Traffic Commission is hoping to get some clarification on regulations concerning no parking zones within the intersections of Weirton’s streets. During their meeting Thursday, commission members agreed to have City Attorney Vince Gurrera research the issue and draw ...

Weirton officials issue reminder about open burning restrictions

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WEIRTON — City officials are reminding residents of restrictions in place on open burning in the city, noting recent dry weather. Under city code, no open burning is permitted for the disposal of vegetation unless they have obtained a permit from the Division of Air Quality or the West ...

Kanye West doesn’t qualify for ballot in West Virginia

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A rap artist with a national following won’t be on the general election ballot for president in November in West Virginia, according to the Secretary of State. Kanye West failed to acquire the required number of signatures from valid registered voters in the state, Secretary of State Mac ...

Daily Happenings 8-24-20

Daily Happenings

Today’s birthdays Sandi See, Mingo Junction. Linda Cladias, Weirton. Police reports Steubenville police No good: Callers reported juveniles throwing rocks at vehicles parked at the marina, Wednesday. Broken: A woman found out the glass in her front window had been broken via a text ...

JCESC distributing face masks to schools

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STEUBENVILLE — About 12,000 free face masks are being distributed to area schools as a means to help students safely learn amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ohio Emergency Management Agency, in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Education, received 2 million face masks for school ...

Women’s golf news

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Cadiz Women’s Golf League On Wednesday, the play of the day for the Cadiz Women’s Golf League was “Low Score on Par 4’s.” The winners were: First place, Ellen Barner; second place, Jane Galigher; and third place, Marilyn Kenney. The closest to the pin skill winner was Tracey ...

Virtual Burger Bash a success

Business

STEUBENVILLE — The format was very different than in the past, but the 2020 Ambassador Burger Bash held on Aug. 5 at Franciscan Square was a success, officials with the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce reported. The annual event, which is put organized by members of the chamber’s ...

Church sermon topics

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- Cadiz Presbyterian Church: “Who Do You Say I Am?” www.CadizPresbyterian.org. - Christ United Methodist Church, East Springfield: “Who Do You Say That I Am.” - Finley United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “Coming Again,” www.finleyumc.org. - First Christian Church of ...

Patriot Tap House in Wintersville now open

Business

Patriot Tap House in Wintersville celebrated its grand opening on July 23 with a socially distanced ribbon-cutting with the help of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and its Ambassadors. Owners John and Vanessa Marker said the business features a patriotic theme and offers craft beers, ...

Kennywood and Idlewild to close season Sept. 7

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WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. — A roller coaster of a season at Kennywood will come to a close next month with a collection of special events and two additional operating days added in. Kennywood and its sister park, Idlewild and SoakZone in Ligonier, will finish their seasons with their final day of ...

Downtown Weirton Kroger closes its doors for good

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WEIRTON — Customers and employees were more than a little sad Friday as the clock ticked down on the Main Street Kroger, a fixture in the downtown area for 65 years. Friday was the store’s last day. The company blamed its closing on sagging sales, though that was hard to believe given the ...

Local officials back mail-in ballots

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WHEELING — Local election officials say voting by mail is a secure process, but traditional methods still exist if voters don’t want to do it. Casting an in-person ballot by early voting or going to the polls on Election Day remain safe options despite the coronavirus epidemic, election ...

West Virginia Wi-Fi initiative ahead of schedule

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia may be ahead of schedule in the installation of equipment to improve WiFi access as schools get nearer to the Sept. 8 reopening date, the state school superintendent said Friday. The Kids Connect Initiative is aimed at creating WiFi hot spots where students can ...

Coalition seeks foster system policy change in West Virginia

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CHARLESTON — A coalition representing several groups has asked West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice to change a policy that doesn’t allow foster parents to decide how children attend school during the coronavirus pandemic. The WV United Coalition wrote to Justice this week about the policy, the ...