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George H.W. Bush laid to rest in Texas

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Thousands waved and cheered along the route as funeral train No. 4141 — for the 41st president — carried George H.W. Bush’s remains to their final resting place on Thursday, his last journey as a week of national remembrance took on a decidedly personal feel in ...

Police reports

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More than $1.9M in contracts approved

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday approved more than $1.9 million in contracts for the Jefferson County Job and Family Services Department, with the bulk going for transportation. Commissioners signed a contract for $1.75 million with Checker Cab of Steubenville ...

Medical marijuana registry now open

WINTERSVILLE — The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program opened the patient and caregiver registry Monday after months of delays, allowing prospective patients to begin the process to receive medical marijuana cards. Originally, the Ohio MMCP expected to have everything up and running in ...

Judging just days away for city Christmas lighting contest

STEUBENVILLE — City residents who haven’t already put up their outdoor decorations, better get moving. Steubenville’s annual Christmas lighting contest is just days away. Mayor Jerry Barilla said the judges will be touring the city Wednesday and Thursday, picking out their favorite ...

Committee shares the holiday spirit

FOLLANSBEE — Members of the Follansbee Christmas in the Park committee showed they have the holiday spirit once again by donating $7,800 to local charities during Monday’s City Council meeting. For the past 16 years, the committee has been hosting Christmas in the Park to raise money for ...

Library ready to send some special letters

WELLSBURG — Elves of the Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg and its Follansbee branch will be sending out personalized letters to all the good boys and girls this Christmas, according to library officials. “The Friends of the Brooke County Public Library started this Santa letter ...

Development of reuse plan continues in Weirton

WEIRTON — Efforts to plan for the future of approximately 1,100 acres of former industrial property in the city continue. As part of an informational workshop held Wednesday, members of Weirton Council received an update on the development of the Weirton Area Reuse Plan — also known as ...

Chester employees to get one-time salary adjustment

CHESTER — City Council on Monday approved a one-time salary adjustment for city employees, following discussions and ethics questions over whether the city can give employees bonuses at the end of the year. Full-time employees will receive an additional one-time pay of $500, while ...

Area man charged in health center death

WASHINGTON, Pa. — A Weirton man who has been wanted since last week in connection with a bizarre crash that killed a Washington health center worker this summer was apprehended Wednesday. District Judge Ethan Ward placed Chad Spence, 44, in Washington County jail without bond on a string of ...