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West Liberty University honors retirees and milestone employees

WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University honored its staff and faculty who have reached retirement or milestone years of service. Honorees were treated to a continental breakfast reception, hosted by President Stephen Greiner and held in Shaw Hall’s Board of Governors room. Chief Human ...

Memorial Day services

The following is a list of area Memorial Day services for 2019: ¯ FOLLANSBEE — The Follansbee Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a concert at Follansbee Park from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 27. The full 249th WV Army National Guard Band will be performing with a special performance by Matt ...

Paying respect

Union Cemetery’s Doug Simmons places a flag on the grave of a soldier buried in the military section. Simmons said Union’s workers decorated roughly 2,600 veterans’ graves Wednesday in anticipation of Monday’s Memorial Day commemoration. -- Linda Harris

Downtown receives a ‘spring cleaning’

STEUBENVILLE — Mayor Jerry Barilla was appreciative as he watched volunteers prune shrubs and bag weeds Wednesday morning at the Pocket Park on Market Street, one of several sites throughout the city to get special treatment as part of Apollo Pro Cleaning and Restoration’s annual ...

Pivonka named president

STEUBENVILLE — The Rev. David Pivonka, TOR, has been named president of the Franciscan University of Steubenville, officials announced Wednesday. Pivonka, a 1989 graduate who will be the school’s seventh president, was chosen by its board of trustees Tuesday. He will succeed the Rev. Sean ...

Wheeling city manager reinstated

WHEELING — Robert Herron will soon return to his job as Wheeling’s city manager after City Council voted 5-2 to reinstate him on Monday evening. The decision, which will end Herron’s suspension that began on March 11, came one day after he pleaded guilty to DUI in Ohio County Magistrate ...

AG takes shots at former Madonna employee

WHEELING — A convicted sex offender worked for more than two years at Madonna High School in Weirton before the Diocese of Wheeling Charleston ever conducted a background check on him, according to an amended law suit filed by the office of West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on ...

Briefs

Man wounded in shooting STEUBENVILLE — City Police are investigating a shooting that happened shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday, which left a man with a leg wound. Police reported being called to the 400 block of Maxwell Avenue about shots fired and found the victim, identified as Latree ...

Events calendar

¯ Friday — Walk Off the Earth, Stage AE, Pittsburgh. ¯ Tuesday — Juice WRLD with Ski Mask the Slump God and the Lyrical Lemonade All-Stars, Stage AE, Pittsburgh. ¯ May 30 — The Who, PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, www.livenation.com. ¯ May 30 — Women Who Rock, Stage AE, ...

Water from line break damages City Building

STEUBENVILLE — City officials are trying to determine the extent of damage from a water line break Tuesday that left three offices in the new municipal building flooded. City Manager Jim Mavromatis said crews working on the valve replacement project came across an active water line no one ...