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Hancock County’s Oldtime Fair to open

NEW CUMBERLAND — Tomlinson Run State Park will come to life with Hancock County’s Oldtime Fair Friday through Sunday. Friday’s events will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with admission costing by a nonperishable food item donation to the F.I.S.H. Food Pantry. Admission will be $1 on Saturday ...

Bethany Special Olympics field day has many winners

BETHANY — As Bethany College’s inaugural Special Olympics Field Day neared its end on Sunday, Joey Collette stepped to the podium to receive his medal and declared: “I’m the winner.” He wasn’t alone in his sense of accomplishment. Smiles brightened the faces of the more than 100 ...

Board OKs goals for 2019-20

NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County School board approved Superintendent Dawn Petrovich’s goals for the 2019-2020 school year at Monday’s meeting. Board member Tim Reinard, suggested Petrovich review the state’s evaluation system. “I think they’re great, the only thing I’ve got ...

Campaign under way

Representatives of member agencies for the Weirton United Way gathered at the Mary H. Weir Public Library Tuesday morning, to help open this year’s campaign. Spearheaded by Campaign Chair Chris Hatala and Vice Chair Casey Richards, this year’s goal is $240,000. The Weirton United Way’s ...

Ready to rumble

Anytime Fitness’ Captain Runningman faced off against Weir Woman, Weirton’s own superhero, in an arm wrestling showdown Tuesday in preparation for the Arms of Steel Arm Wrestling Competition that will be held as part of this year’s Gate 5 Industrial Art Festival on Sept. 21. Anytime ...

Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival begins

WHEELING — With the three-day annual Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival beginning today, there will be something for the entire family, according to festival Chairwoman Diane Jordan. In addition to viewing about a half dozen sternwheel vessels docked at the waterfront, visitors can expect to ...

‘Lend Me a Tenor’ on stage at Brooke playhouse

WELLSBURG — When the Brooke Hills Playhouse production of Ken Ludwig’s award-winning comedy, “Lend Me a Tenor” opens next weekend, the cast will include three actors new to the Playhouse, according to director Evan Oslund of Wheeling. “The combination of playhouse veterans and ...

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra to begin its 90th season

WHEELING — Wheeling Symphony Orchestra will open its 90th season with announces its 90th season opening night concert, Aretha: A Tribute, featuring vocalists, Capathia Jenkins and Ryan Shaw, conducted by Music Director John Devlin. The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the ...

Two nights of ‘On the Air’ at Brooke Hills

WELLSBURG — The Ohio Valley Cloak & Dagger Company will present two nights of Cloak & Dagger On the Air at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Brooke Hills Playhouse. Cloak & Dagger On the Air is an ongoing theatrical series that reimagines classic radio dramas from the Golden Age ...

REGIONAL ROUNDUP

Mingo cops recover car stolen in Colorado MINGO JUNCTION —Village Police on Tuesday evening recovered a car reported stolen in Colorado and arrested the driver. Chief Joe Sagun said the owner of the vehicle called from Colorado informing Mingo Junction police the woman, Akilah Boston, 25, ...