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Possible incentives for W.Va. investors

WHEELING — A federal program to provide additional tax incentives at specific developable commercial, industrial and residential sites now includes areas of the Northern Panhandle. U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Monday announced the U.S. ...

Weirton Council finalizes CDBG numbers

WEIRTON — City Council is setting up its Community Development Block Grant budget for the upcoming fiscal year, holding a work session Tuesday to finalize its numbers. Jessica Gumm, program manager for the city’s planning and development department, explained the city was notified it ...

Buckeye BOE approves forecast

DILLONVALE — Members of the Buckeye Local Board of Education on Monday approved the five-year financial forecast, estimating the district will end four years in the black. Board Treasurer Merri Matthews explained the forecast is like a “picture in time,” with possible changes. The ...

Children were strangled, shot with crossbow, waterboarded

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) — The 10 children rescued from a filthy, abusive California home were strangled, punched, shot with crossbows and subjected to waterboarding by their father and their mother did nothing to stop it, prosecutors said. The details of alleged abuse were included in a ...

‘Flea Market Fanatics’ filming at Rogers Sale

From staff reports ROGERS — The new reality show “Flea Market Fanatics” based at the Rogers Community Auction will resume filming Friday and June 1. According to a company press release, the casting call in March was successful and the Hollywood Top Productions team will return to ...

Hall of famer

Jeri Edwards, a 2018 United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame inductee, was in Weirton Sunday working with a group of 13 bowlers from the Holiday Lanes USBC Youth Bowling program, eight of whom are preparing for national competition. Edwards is a member of the Ohio Sports Hall of Fame and ...

‘Rust’ practice

The Harmonium Project’s annual musical fundraiser, “Rust!” will be staged Saturday through Monday at the Masonic Temple theater, 227 N. Fourth Street, Steubenville. During rehearsal for a sword-fighting scene, Jacob Nelson, right, takes a swipe at Jimmy Hernon. “Rust!” features a cast ...

Brooke Hills Playhouse opens 47th season this weekend

WELLSBURG — The Brooke Hills Playhouse will open its 47th summer season Friday with Roger Bean’s jukebox musical comedy, “The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On,” and has scheduled auditions for the last two shows of the season, “Charlotte’s Web” and “Farce of Habit” for June 2, ...

Rare piece to EL historical society

EAST LIVERPOOL — Officials with the Museum of Ceramics and the East Liverpool Historical Society have announced the donation of a significant artifact of the pottery industry. William “Bill” and Donna Gray, avid collectors and authors of “Harker Pottery: From Rockingham and Yellowware ...

Longtime breadmaker Lou Tripodi will be missed

STEUBENVILLE — A man who was an institution in the ranks of city food legends has died. Lou Tripodi, for decades the baker and proprietor of the Steubenville Bakery, died Saturday. Tripodi, 74, started working at the bakery on weekends in 1960 when he was a junior at Catholic Central High ...