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HEALTH TALK —  Weirton Medical Center CEO John Frankovitch, left, and Vincent Deluzio, managing director of R&V Associates, the business managing firm at the hospital, spoke of their experience with the current health care system and their hopes for improvement during a recent interview at the WMC administrative offices.
-- Paul Giannamore

WMC sees health care returning to spotlight

WEIRTON — While the health care debate in Washington seems to be on the back burner to other issues for now, expect it to surface as an election issue for the 2018 mid-term elections. That was the word from Vincent Deluzio, managing director of R&V Associates, the business managing firm ...

NEW PRODUCT ON DISPLAY — Crews with Green Acres Contracting of Scottdale, Pa., on Wednesday installed along Marquette Avenue in Follansbee about 1,800 feet of guardrail, including several sections coated with ZAM, a new coating produced by Wheeling-Nisshin Steel said to be at least three times more resistant to corrosion. Officials said sections of ZAM coated guardrail were alternated with galvanized steel sections to show the difference between the durability
-- Warren Scott

Guardrail showcases local industry’s product

FOLLANSBEE — When crews installed about 1,800 feet of guardrail along Marquette Avenue Wednesday, they were not only helping to protect drivers traveling to and from the city’s Parkview section. They also were helping to showcase a relatively new product produced by a local ...

Three face charges in two local drug raids

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Drug Task Force took three people into custody during two drug raids on Tuesday and seized a large amount of cocaine and heroin. The drug task force executed a search warrant at a house at 744 Rosswell Ave. on Tuesday evening. Jason Hanlin of the task ...

CONTEST SET — Members of the Wellsburg Chamber of Commerce and guests heard from Britney Hervey Farris, co-owner of Family Roots Farm of Wellsburg, while gathered in the commercial kitchen that a $2,500 prize from last year’s Brooke County Entrepreneurial Pitch helped to establish. This year’s Entrepreneurial Pitch contest is set for Aug. 31.  - Warren Scott

Wellsburg chamber to hold Entrepreneurial Pitch contest on Aug. 31

WELLSBURG — The Wellsburg Chamber of Commerce is seeking aspiring or new business owners with ideas for a new business or expansion to compete for a cash prize that can help them further their goals. And this year’s Entrepreneurial Pitch contest has been expanded to include Hancock ...

Summer crisis program starts on July 1

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Community Action Council will begin the summer crisis program on July 1 The program provides assistance with electric bills, air conditioners or fans to those local residents who are at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. The ...

Weirton looking at Starvaggi park upgrades

WEIRTON — Weirton parks officials may be looking into possible future upgrade projects at one city park, noting an interest in preserving it for the community’s future. The Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation held its regular meeting last week at Starvaggi Memorial Park, with plans to ...

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Mingo council honors Indian Creek relay team

The Indian Creek High School girls track 4x400 relay team, which won the state championship with a time breaking a 31-year-old record, recently was honored by Mingo Junction Council. Mayor Ed Fithen presented the members of the relay team with a resolution at a recent council meeting. ...

Camera installed at Pugh Memorial Overlook in Chester following damage

CHESTER — City officials are taking action following complaints of visitors sitting and standing on the wall of the Dr. David S. Pugh Memorial Overlook on First Street. During Monday’s council meeting, Councilman John Woodruff announced a camera has been installed at the First Street ...

Regional Roundup

Weirton location of Cool Kids event WEIRTON — Because of inclement weather anticipated Friday, the Weirton location for Cool Kids Fun Day organized by First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union will be moved indoors to the gymnasium of the Millsop Community Center, according to ...

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FOP awards scholarship

Representatives of the Fraternal Order of Police Weirton Lodge 84 on Friday presented the FOP’s annual scholarship to Donavan Spencer, a 2017 graduate of Weir High School. Spencer plans to attend St. Francis University, while majoring in business and participating on the track team. On hand ...