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Trump won’t ‘back down’ in shutdown

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WASHINGTON — With the government mired in shutdown week four, President Donald Trump rejected a short-term legislative fix and dug in for more combat Monday, declaring he would “never ever back down.” Trump rejected a suggestion to reopen the government for several weeks while ...

Steubenville Kiwanis Club gets update on youth soccer program

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STEUBENVILLE — Consistent participation in terms of youth playing and adult involvement is what the executive director of the Jefferson Kiwanis Youth Soccer Club identified as his No. 1 wish for the club over the next three to five years. Aldo Crisante, noting that in response to an ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Cited: Rebecca L. Malizio, 50, Rear 617 Grandview Ave., no license; Rebecca Suggs, 37, 1601 Ridge Ave., expired plates; Anthony L. Thorne, 28, 364 McLister Ave., Mingo Junction, driving with suspended license; and Therese M. Nelson, 23, 272 county Road 26, Steubenville, stop ...

Allegations continue at Brooke BOE

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WELLSBURG — Community rancor over how taxpayer money is being spent as well as administrative actions continued Monday, prompting the Brooke County Board of Education to call for an investigation into “allegations levied against the superintendent,” Toni Paesano Shute. Emerging from a ...

Community news from around the area

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Weirton Shriners hosting fundraiser breakfast Saturday WEIRTON — The Weirton Shriners will be hosting a fundraiser pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Northern Panhandle Shrine Club, located at the end of Cove Road by the state highway garage. It is open to the ...

HEPC presents budget

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CHARLESTON ­ — Even as the governor’s commission looking at West Virginia’s college and universities considers eliminating it and transferring some of its responsibilities to another agency, the Higher Education Policy Commission presented its budget to lawmakers Monday. The House ...

Chess champ

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Local resident Phillip Rawson traveled to Field Middle School in Mogadore, Ohio, on Sunday for the first tournament of the Canton Scholastic Chess League. Rawson played in the under 1,000 section and went undefeated, earning a first-place trophy. Rawson is a member of the Catholic Central High ...

Morrisey pitches moving Medicaid Fraud Unit to lawmakers

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey wants lawmakers to turn over the state’s Medicaid Fraud Unit to his office The Senate Finance Committee heard from Morrisey during his offices’ annual budget presentation Monday afternoon. The office has requested a budget of ...

WVU Extension educational dinner meetings set

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This winter, West Virginia University Extension Service is bringing education, know-how and research to your neck of the woods. Folks living in and around the Northern Panhandle are invited to attend the 2019 agriculture educational dinner meetings. Community members can learn firsthand from ...

AG nominee sent memo on Mueller probe to Trump lawyers

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general sent White House lawyers a memo arguing that the president could not have obstructed justice by firing ex-FBI Director James Comey, describing a critical prong of the special counsel’s Russia investigation as “fatally ...

Sponsor

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Dee-Jay’s BBQ Ribs and Grille has signed on as a “Pro-Bowl” level sponsor for the Weirton United Way’s eighth-annual Super Bowl Eve Tailgate, set for Feb. 2 at Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse in Burgettstown. Tickets are $25 each in advance, and $30 at the door if available, and can be purchased ...

Project HOPE plans spa day

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WHEELING — Project H.O.P.E., Wheeling’s street medicine team, will hold a day of pampering for local women who are experiencing homelessness. The theme for this event will be “Hope is Stronger Than Fear.” The spa day event will be held from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday at the McLure ...

Health company giving drug disposal kits to West Virginia

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CHARLESTON (AP) — A health care company is donating thousands of disposal kits to help West Virginia residents dispose of unused opioids and other drugs. Gov. Jim Justice announced that UnitedHealthcare will give 10,000 opioid disposal kits to Recovery Point West Virginia to give to people ...

Divide on southern border wall goes on

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WASHINGTON — A leading Senate Republican close to President Donald Trump says Trump isn’t giving in on his demands for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the issue that’s caused the partial government shutdown that’s now in its fourth week. Sen. Lindsey Graham says he encouraged ...

Salvation Army is thankful for support

Community

STEUBENVILLE — The Salvation Army of Steubenville is looking forward to new adventures this year and thankful for recent support demonstrated during the holiday, according to Lt. Erik Muhs, who serves as pastor/corps officer along with his wife, Barri Vazquez-Muhs. Fresh on the heels of the ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Saline Township Arrested: Justin Patterson, 19, 927 Logan Ave., Toronto, public intoxication and underage consumption, Saturday. Ohio Highway Patrol Arrested: Rodney Case, 50, 723 Beavers Road, Hopedale, bench warrant, Saturday. Arrested: Jessica Greathouse, 37, and James Greathouse, 35, ...

Trump dodges question on whether he has worked for Russia

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump avoided directly answering when asked whether he currently is or has ever worked for Russia after a published report said law enforcement officials, concerned about his behavior after he fired FBI Director James Comey in 2017, had begun investigating that ...

New housing grants access to independent living

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STEUBENVILLE — New housing is under construction in Wintersville that will give more developmentally disabled adults access to independent living. Michael Zinno, superintendent of the Jefferson County Board of Developmental Disabilities, said the four-bedroom home is being built at 131 ...

Transit providers looking for ideas

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WEIRTON — The State of West Virginia and area public transportation providers are looking into updating strategies for meeting any unmet needs in public transit for area residents. Representatives of several local agencies gathered Thursday at the Mary H. Weir Public Library to discuss a ...