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Mourners line up to pay their final respects to Barbara Bush

HOUSTON (AP) — A spray of flowers covered the closed silver casket of former first lady Barbara Bush in the sanctuary of the Houston church as hundreds of mourners began arriving Friday to pay their final respects. People waited in line hours early for security screening before boarding ...

Probe into diocese’s finances completed

STEUBENVILLE — The investigation of the finances of the Diocese of Steubenville is complete and a report is expected within two weeks. “Auditors with Schneider Downs of Pittsburgh are revealing their findings to the Bodman law firm in Detroit, our legal counsel, who are reporting that ...

WMC, WVNCC teaming up to assist future nurses

WEIRTON — Weirton Medical Center and West Virginia Northern Community College Thursday announced a partnership aimed at providing financial assistance for those interested in joining the field of nursing. As part of the future nurses program, several local nursing students will have their ...

Riley announces retirement as WVNCC president

WHEELING — Vicki L. Riley plans to retire as president of West Virginia Northern Community College effective June 30. The WVNCC Board of Governors has appointed J. Michael Koon as interim president starting July 1, pending approval from the West Virginia Council for Community and ...

Harrison welcomes APEG president

CADIZ — The Harrison County Board of Commissioners provided additional incentive Wednesday for Harrison Power LLC to build a new energy generation facility at Harrison Industrial Park. Commissioners approved an enterprise zone agreement with the company, providing a 100 percent tax ...

Trustees hear from concerned resident

BRILLIANT — Wells Township trustees during the April 10 meeting heard from a Rush Run Road resident concerning a pond near his property that is overflowing into his yard and causing flood damage. Tom Faulkner told trustees that a pond at the Lansing Sportsman’s Club located above his ...

Catholic Charities sets up new home in Weirton

WEIRTON — In an effort to better serve the residents of the Northern Panhandle, Catholic Charities West Virginia unveiled its new location in Weirton Thursday. The office, which has been open a few weeks already, is located at the Weirton Christian Center’s Evyenia’s House of Hope at ...

Edison adding resource officers

BERGHOLZ — The Edison Local School District is adding school resource officers in the elementary schools. Board members on Thursday ratified contracts with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and Saline Township Police Department to add another resource officer at Stanton and John ...

Weirton housing development moving forward

WEIRTON — A long-planned housing development is moving forward in the city. Weirton Planning Commission members on Wednesday voted 5-0 to approve plans for the first phase of the new St. James Gate development to be located on property that once was home to the golf course of Pleasant ...

Pipeline work in progress

Work is progressing on the NEXUS natural gas transmission pipeline from the Kensington plant in southwestern Columbiana County to Ontario, Canada. Workers were seen along U.S. Route 30 on the west end of Hanoverton on Wednesday.