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Watchdog: Census lacks door-knockers needed for 2020 count

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The U.S. Census Bureau is short by more than 25% of the door knockers needed for the 2020 census, according to its watchdog agency, and it’s about to let go of its least productive census takers. Both developments highlight persistent questions about whether the bureau has ...

Low rates, big demand send home sales surging

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SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Spurred by ultra-low mortgage rates, home buyers rushed last month to snap up a limited supply of existing houses, causing the pace of purchases to jump by a record-high 24.7 percent. The July surge in sales reported Friday by the National Association of Realtors ...

Wheeling University sees enrollment jump

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WHEELING — Wheeling University kicked off the start of the academic year with a 106 percent increase in new students entering the institution this year. On Friday, the campus community welcomed 258 students during New Cardinal Move-In Day. Each year, the university sets aside one day for ...

Fire department project explained

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The Rotary Club of Weirton Heights, Tuesday, heard from Weirton Fire Chief Kevin Himmelrick, who discussed an event being planned by the Weirton Fire Department to distribute fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors to residents. The event will include training in the ...

Ready to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the community

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STEUBENVILLE — Capts. Mike and Angie Smith say they are ready to be the local hands and feet of Jesus Christ as they begin their new appointment as the corps commanding officers of the Salvation Army of Steubenville. The couple came on board Aug. 9 to serve at the downtown post at 332 N. ...

Jefferson County Junior Fair rabbit winners announced

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SMITHFIELD — Winners in the Jefferson County Junior Fair rabbit show have been named in the showmanship contest after judging on Wednesday. They are: Senior showmanship: Corissa Griffith, Windy Ridge, first; Cheyenne Cornish, Windy Ridge, second; Kassidy George, third and Kayden Bednarek, ...

Daily Happenings 8-22-20

Daily Happenings

Birthdays Aug. 21 Connie Johnson, 75, Bergholz. Aug. 22 John McDonald, Mingo Junction. Aug. 23 Mary Lou Deku, Toronto. Tabitha Pinkerton, Mingo Junction. Frank Colalella, Steubenville. James Colalella, Steubenville. Police reports Steubenville police Arrested: Mandy Schiffman, 28, ...

Help with displaying artwork

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While most high schools require students to perform community service along with maintaining a high grade-point average for qualification into their honors programs, community service opportunities have been hard to find during the past few months in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to ...

Community news from around the area

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New scholarship program provides high-speed Internet access for Ohio students COLUMBUS — In an effort to close the digital divide that has become apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic, Western Governors University Ohio is offering Online Access Scholarships, providing high-speed Internet ...

Jefferson County Junior Fair candids

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Despite restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s still plenty going on this week at the Jefferson County Junior Fair at Friendship Park in Smithfield. Ava Cline, 12, a member of the 43 Ramblers 4-H, one of the older clubs in the county, took time to dry her cow before ...

Bransfield issues apology

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WHEELING — Michael Bransfield is apologizing for “any scandal or wonderment” he caused during his reign as bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston in which he was accused of bilking church funds and sexually harassing at least three men. The disgraced bishop, who resigned in ...

Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston releases report on Bransfield misdeeds

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The amends accepted by the Vatican for Michael Bransfield stem from the findings of what’s become known as the “Bransfield Report,” which looked deeply into the former bishop’s personal conduct and his personal spending habits while in West Virginia. Here are some of the key findings of ...

Job cuts back on the rise

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WASHINGTON — The coronavirus recession struck swiftly and violently. Now, with the U.S. economy still in the grip of the outbreak five months later, the recovery looks fitful and uneven — and painfully slow. The latest evidence came Thursday, when the government reported that the number ...

Another lawsuit filed over deaths at West Virginia VA hospital

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CHARLESTON — A sixth lawsuit has been filed involving the sudden deaths of patients at a West Virginia veterans hospital where a former nursing assistant admitted to intentionally killing seven people with fatal doses of insulin. A federal lawsuit was filed Wednesday in the July 2018 death ...

Follansbee chamber gets update on efforts

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FOLLANSBEE — Members of the Follansbee Chamber of Commerce learned Thursday about efforts to introduce teens to careers in engineering and to help aspiring entrepreneurs establish new businesses. At a dinner meeting at St. Francis Centre, Chamber President Debbie Puskarich introduced ...

Biden seeks party, national unity

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden vowed to unite an America torn by crisis and contempt Thursday night, accepting the Democratic presidential nomination and achieving a pinnacle in an unfinished quest that has spanned three decades and been marred by personal tragedy, political stumbles and ...

West Liberty University students to room at Oglebay

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WHEELING — Thirty-five West Liberty University students will live the fall semester at Oglebay Park’s Wilson Lodge while enjoying amenities the park has to offer in between classes. Oglebay Park and WLU announced a partnership Wednesday that permitted the WLU students to move into the ...

Alberta Swiger

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Alberta Vivian (Gray) Swiger, 85 of Weirton, WV died peacefully on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at Weirton Geriatric Center. Born on March 21, 1935 in Follansbee, WV a daughter of the late Calvin and Mary (Bailey) Gray. She is also preceded in death by her beloved husband, John Swiger, Sr; ...

Daily Happenings 8-21-20

Daily Happenings

Births Trinity Medical Center West Tylee Farrell and Sean Johnson of Follansbee, a boy, Aug. 4. Megan and Guy Blancato III, a boy, Aug. 6. Elisha Huff and Dierre Jackson of Steubenville, a boy, Aug. 10. Railynn Gonzales and James Solomon of Toronto, a boy, Aug. 11. Police ...