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Reports: JSW set to refire Mingo mill

WHEELING — JSW Steel is expected to refire the electric arc furnace at the former Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. mill in Mingo Junction by the end of the month. U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-Wheeling, made the announcement to members of the Wheeling Rotary Club during a Tuesday luncheon at ...

Weir High to present classic play for holidays

WEIRTON — The classic inspirational holiday play, “It’s a Wonderful Life” will be presented at 7 p.m. Dec. 7-8 and 2 p.m. on Dec. 9 in the Weinberg Theater at Weir High School. In the Weir High School play production, George Bailey, played by senior Joseph Clutter, has his dreams of ...

Toronto ushers in holidays

TORONTO — The Gem City ushered in the holiday season Tuesday night with is annual Light-Up Night celebration. “I am proud to have been part of this event for many, many, many years,” Don Clarke, the vice president of the Toronto Coalition for Revitization, told the crowd. The ...

U.S., Canada issue romaine lettuce warning

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials in the U.S. and Canada told people Tuesday to stop eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is working with officials in Canada on the outbreak, which has sickened 32 people in 11 states and 18 ...

Local nurse was in charge of M.A.S.H. 4077 in Korea

WHEELING — When Wheeling native Helen Faso completed nursing school at Ohio Valley General Hospital and nursing studies at West Virginia University, she didn’t have a clue what she really wanted to do with her life. It was a U.S. Army recruiter on campus at WVU who convinced the Mount de ...

University to sponsor ‘Transgender Moment’

STEUBENVILLE — The claims of gender identity activists will be analyzed during a conference sponsored by the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at Franciscan University of Steubenville on April 5-6. “The Transgender Moment: Understanding and Responding to Gender Identity in ...

Shale academy awarded mini-grant

SALINEVILLE — The Utica Shale Academy has received a financial boost to help students improve proficiency with their math studies. The energy-based community school, which is lodged at Southern Local High School with a satellite site at Columbiana High School, recently gained a $600 Best ...

18 naturalized as citizens in Wheeling

WHEELING — A small crowd of family members and friends smiled, cheered and waved American flags Friday morning at the Federal Courthouse in support of 18 people who became naturalized citizens. People from all over the world — from Venezuela, Ghana, the Philippines and Israel, among ...

Nutcrackers return

Friends and family gathered Monday to unveil a nutcracker they commissioned to celebrate the career of retiring Jefferson County Auditor Patrick Marshall. Marshall spent 32 years in public service, the last 24 years as auditor. The nutcracker, made to resemble an accountant, boasts a cap, ...