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Toronto schools plan Veterans Day program TORONTO — The Toronto Junior/Senior High School will hold a Veterans Day program to honor all all Gem City veterans. The program will be held at 9 a.m. on Nov. 9 in the high school gym. Area veterans can RSVP to the high school by calling ...

VISITORS FROM CANADA — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, right, stand with President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump after arriving at the White House in Washington Wednesday.
-- Associated Press

Trump turns to truckers on taxes

WASHINGTON — After days dominated by friction with his secretary of state and a Republican senator, President Donald Trump is trying to refocus on his top legislative priority, traveling to Pennsylvania to pitch his tax overhaul as a boon for truckers. Trump speech in Harrisburg was to be ...

Authorities ID man found dead in river

STEUBENVILLE — The body of a man who reportedly fell into the Ohio River at the city marina on Tuesday evening was found Wednesday around 12:30 p.m. more than a half mile from the marina. The Brooke County Sheriff’s Department identified the man as Michael Ziarko, 41, of Steubenville. ...

Rec board will study policy for naming facilities

STEUBENVILLE — The city’s Parks and Recreation board will review a proposed policy for naming city parks, ballfields and recreation facilities and plans to make a recommendation at the board’s Nov. 8 meeting. Recreation Director Lori Fetherolf has proposed several ideas she found in ...

Prosecutor threat indictment issued

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County grand jury on Wednesday returned an indictment against a woman who is accused of threatening County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin. Jami L. Anderson, 29, of 833 Jeanette Ave. was indicted on two felony counts of intimidation and retaliation. Harrison County ...

Chester Legion won’t put NFL on TVs

CHESTER — An area veterans organization has decided to boycott the National Football League following national anthem protests by players. American Legion Post 121 on Carolina Avenue no longer will display NFL games on its television screens in response NFL players who kneel, pray, bow ...

City hall roof, clock tower discussed

WELLSBURG — Plans to replace the roof at city hall and its clock tower were among matters before Wellsburg Council on Tuesday. Council referred to its finance committee bids of $107,100 from Kalkreuth Roofing of Wheeling for the new roof and removal of the old one, as well as $4,600 for a ...

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Homecoming donation

Members of the Oak Glen High School homecoming committee recently donated $1 from every ticket sold at the dance to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, with a total of $400 raised for the charity. And the Oak Glen boys’ and girls’ soccer teams have organized a charity game to raise ...

Jeffco Center to host open house event

STEUBENVILLE — The Jeffco Training Center is hosting the third-annual open house cancer awareness event. This year’s activity is set from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday at 2550 Cherry Ave. and is being held in observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. JCTC ...

DEPLORABLE BRIDGE — The Interstate 70 bridge carrying about 60,000 vehicles per day across Wheeling Island and the back channel of the Ohio River is in “deplorable” condition, according to West Virginia Division of Highways District 6 Engineer Gus Suwaid.

Wheeling’s I-70 bridge to receive upgrades

WHEELING — Each day, as many as 60,000 vehicles cross the Interstate 70 bridge over Wheeling Island and the Ohio River’s back channel, a structure West Virginia Division of Highways District 6 Engineer Gus Suwaid calls “deplorable.” Because Mountain State voters passed Gov. Jim ...