PARTICIPANT — Airman 1st Class Jack Stine, a native of Amsterdam, has been busy practicing for the Inaugural Parade set for Friday in Washington, D.C. The Air Force, and all branches of the U.S. military, are scheduled to take part in the parade that travels along Pennsylvania Avenue between the U.S. Capitol and the White House. - Contributed

Area native part of Inaugural Parade

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AMSTERDAM — Friday will be a memorable day for most Americans, with the inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., but for Air Force Airman 1st Class Jack Stine, it will be a major life event, according to his mother. Joyce Stine and her husband, Sherman, of ...

EASY TO MAKE — This vegetable soup is easy to make, combine two cans of chicken broth, 1/2 can water, a small can of white meat chicken chunks, a dash of pepper and dried parsley flakes, crushed garlic clove,  half a 16-ounce bag frozen soup mixed vegetables and 2/3 cup dried noodles, added after simmering the vegetables for 20 minutes. Cook for 10 more minutes and serve.
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Enjoy a bowl for National Soup Month


Soup is consumed throughout the year, but during January it gets special status, as National Soup Month rolls around. During the year and mostly during these winter months there are more than 10 billions bowls of soup consumed, according to Heather DeSantis Public Relations. Soup has been ...

LOOKING OVER NOTES — Robert Mieczkowski, right, goes through information during his trial Tuesday as his attorney, Steven Stickles, takes notes. Mieczkowski, who is on leave as Smithfield police chief, is charged with using his influence as chief to sell a personal SUV to the village’s police department. - Mark Law

Smithfield police chief trial opens

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STEUBENVILLE — Opening statements were held Tuesday in a Jefferson County common pleas courtroom for a police chief charged with unlawful interest in the sale of a personal vehicle to the Smithfield Police Department. Robert Mieczkowski, 60, of 532 Bantam Ridge Road, Wintersville, who is ...

Community happenings


Four Seasons Senior Citizens should remit 2017 dues WEIRTON — Four Seasons Senior Citizens members are reminded they should remit their 2017 dues. Those who have not paid dues should send $10, the check payable to “Four Seasons,” to Carolyn Shaffer, 103 Murphy Ave., Weirton, WV ...

Council, public hear JMHA request

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STEUBENVILLE — First Ward Councilman Gerald DiLoreto used a City Council meeting to appeal for residents interested in the Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority to submit letters of interest to the appointing agencies. DiLoreto, who also serves as a member of the JMHA board of ...

SITE FOR NEW FACILITY — Local officials gathered Tuesday in the Three Springs Business Park on the future site of a new Pietro Fiorentini manufacturing facility, scheduled for completion in 2018. Company officials met with representatives of the state of West Virginia, city of Weirton, Brooke Commission and the Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle in Weirton on Friday to finalize the purchase of the property. - Craig Howell

Plans for Weirton manufacturing plant step closer to reality

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WEIRTON — A manufacturing facility initially announced four years ago is closer to becoming a reality, with expectations of opening sometime in 2018. Area government and development officials announced Tuesday that Pietro Fiorentini USA has finalized an agreement to purchase 26.4 acres of ...

Lane switch planned for Thursday on Route 7 in Mingo

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MINGO JUNCTION — State Route 7 traffic is expected to be moved into the crossover on Thursday, shifting traffic onto the northbound side of the highway between Steubenville and Mingo Junction to allow for cleanup work on the hillside above the road, the Ohio Department of Transportation ...

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Top Indian Creek spellers

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Cy Fouty, an eighth-grader at Indian Creek Middle School, placed first in the Indian Creek Local School District Spelling Bee Tuesday at the Indian Creek Middle School auditorium. Taking part in the awards ceremony were, from left, front, Fouty; Kirsten Driscoll, a sixth-grader at ICMS; Myra ...

Brooke learns of drug funding

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Commission on Tuesday learned the state will receive $47 million through a settlement with drug manufacturers blamed for a surge in prescription drug abuse. Former Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and the state Attorney General’s Office have announced the settlement ...