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Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston releases financial audit

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WHEELING — Roman Catholics in West Virginia are being given a history-making look at church finances — and what they can see is not a pleasant picture, in some respects. Officials of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston have released a complete financial audit for fiscal 2019, which extended ...

Church sermon topics

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- Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “Sooner or Later.” - Buena Vista United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “Walking With Discernment.” - Cadiz Presbyterian Church: “Seeing the Light.” - Christ United Methodist Church, East Springfield: “Up in the ...

W.Va. Senate passes mental health bill

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WHEELING — The West Virginia Senate, on Thursday, unanimously passed a bill that would require all insurance providers in the state to cover mental health issues the same way they do physical health issues — even autism spectrum disorder. Too often insurance providers limit the times a ...

Weirton man admits to his role in a drug conspiracy

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WHEELING — A Weirton man has admitted to having a role in an area drug distribution operation, according to U.S. Attorney Bill Powell. Antonio Dewayne Brown, 35, pled guilty to one count of aiding and abetting distribution of cocaine base. According to information from Powell's office, Brown ...

Burch named interim state superintendent

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Board of Education met in emergency session Friday to appoint Deputy Superintendent Clayton Burch as interim state Superintendent of Schools. The appointment followed a unanimous vote by the board to accept the immediate retirement of Superintendent Steve ...

CVB makes plans to grow

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Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Terri Phillips, center, attended Wednesday’s meeting of the Weirton Rotary Club, speaking of the CVB’s growth plans, including relocating to a larger space on Main Street. The new office will include space for ...

Diocese gifts $5 million to Wheeling University

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WHEELING — The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston is gifting $5 million to Wheeling University over the next five years in a move the bishop said would give the embattled school “a chance” to come back from its financial and enrollment challenges. But at the same time they revealed the $5 ...

Daily Happenings 2-22-20

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Police reports Jefferson County sheriff Arrested: Travis Mosti, 38, 1311 Josephine St., Toronto, aggravated assault, criminal damaging and assault, Thursday. Concerned: Caller became alarmed by a footprint on the floor and reported a possible burglary in progress at a residence on State ...

Many don’t share rosy view with Justice

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ELKVIEW, W.Va. — For years, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has told people they need only look at the lines at Dairy Queen to see how much the state’s economy has improved since he took office. But for Grace Waterman, snacking on vanilla soft serve in her truck outside the DQ in tiny ...

Weirton literary department meets

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WEIRTON — The Literary Department of the Weirton Woman’s Club, a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, held its 2020 opening meeting at Undo’s in Weirton on Monday with Chairman Jeanne Amidon presiding and welcoming members back after a winter hiatus. Sharon Neeley gave ...

Lawmakers call for probe of Alecto

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia House of Delegates wants Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to investigate the company behind the closure of the Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling and the impending closure of the Fairmont Regional Medical Center. The House, Thursday, adopted House ...

BDC taps Six as director, announces plans for management team growth

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WEIRTON — The Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle, today, announced Marvin Six will be continuing with the economic development agency in the role of executive director, along with plans to expand its management team. "The BDC has undergone incredible growth and we have a ...

Community news from around the area

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Library offering tax forms and variety of programs STEUBENVILLE — The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has tax forms and instructions available at library branches. They include: 1040 and 1040-SR instructions; 1040 and 1040-SR forms and booklet; Ohio 2019 ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Fraud: Police were notified that three individuals attempted to use counterfeit $20 bills at the Speedway at 2619 Sunset Blvd., Wednesday. The manager told police that two individuals tried to use the bills to load a Netspend card, while a third attempted to make a purchase, ...

Park board moving ahead

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WEIRTON — The Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation is moving forward on a plan for a series of improvement projects at Marland Heights Park, approving a list of proposals during its meeting Thursday. Before discussing the proposals, Chairman Edwin J. Bowman asked what funding is available ...

Art association featured artist

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Judy Schmidt, president of the Steubenville Art Association, is shown with some of her paintings that are on display in the lobby of Historic Fort Steuben, located at 120 S. Third St., Steubenville. Schmidt, the group’s featured artist for February, is a self-taught artists who also has ...

Deal for old TS&T property falls through

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CHESTER — A deal with a prospective company looking for a second location fell through after a property agreement could not be reached. Whole Plants Health of Upper St. Clair, Pa., was considering buying the TS&T Pottery property in Chester. Whole Plants Health is a medical marijuana ...

United Way still short of 2019 goal

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WEIRTON — The Weirton United Way still has some work to do before its 2019 campaign can come to an end. Campaign officials, volunteers and others gathered Thursday at the Weirton Salvation Army to receive an update on the campaign, learning the Weirton United Way has raised $201,585 of its ...

House committee hears concern on civil liberties

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CHARLESTON — While a bill to create and put the functions of a new West Virginia law enforcement agency into the state code was being considered by the House Judiciary Committee Thursday night, the same committee heard civil liberties concerns about the legislation in a public hearing ...