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Two arrested with stolen gun

STEUBENVILLE —City Police arrested two people Thursday afternoon in possession of a handgun reported stolen in the city two days ago. Police were called around 1 p.m. Thursday to a business parking lot in the 2200 block of Sunset Boulevard about two people who were sitting inside a vehicle. ...

Capito, Manchin announce FEMA funding

WHEELING — Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Wednesday announced $4.4 million for West Virginia through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s ...

Yorkville planning ‘Carol on the Green’

YORKVILLE — The village will be filled with the sounds of Christmas carols on Sunday. Mayor Karen Vargo said this will be the first time the village has held the event, which is titled Carol on the Green. The event will begin at 6 p.m., and the carols will be led by residents Marsha ...

Wheeling feels effect of hoax

WHEELING — Several businesses in the Ohio Valley received the same e-mail Thursday containing a bomb threat hoax that evacuated organizations across the country as they took measures to make sure employees were safe. The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register was one of the businesses that ...

Police dog doing fine after inhaling suspected drugs

EAST LIVERPOOL — East Liverpool’s K-9 officer escaped serious injury Tuesday after inhaling suspected drugs while conducting a vehicle search during a traffic stop. K-9 officer Nero was treated at the East Liverpool Police Department by veterinarians from Sunny Ridge Veterinarian Clinic, ...

Injuries reported in gas plant blast

HOUSTON, Pa. — Four MarkWest Energy employees were flown by medical helicopter to two Pittsburgh hospitals after an explosion rocked a natural gas processing plant Thursday night in Washington County. The explosion occurred at about 6 p.m. at the MarkWest Energy plant on Western Avenue in ...

Wellsburg discusses Blueprint Communities program

WELLSBURG — City Council on Tuesday discussed the need of community support through the Blueprint Communities program. Created by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh in 2005, the Blueprint Communities program will be partnering with the West Virginia Community Development ...

Wells updated on plant’s tax appeal

BRILLIANT — Wells Township trustees during a recent meeting learned more about the Cardinal Plant’s appeal for a tax reduction. Fiscal Officer Joseph Matthews reported that Buckeye Power has appealed for a reduction in the property taxes on the Cardinal Plant in the amount of $3.667 ...

Buckeye West Christmas program

Buckeye West Elementary pupils recently rang in the season during a Christmas program held for grades kindergarten through sixth. The pupils sang and played instruments for family, friends and school staff and performed such tunes as “Jingle Bells,” “Up on the House Top” and “We ...

New probationary officers

The city of Weirton on Tuesday welcomed two new probationary officers to its police department with a ceremony in council chambers with friends, family and other officers. On hand following the service were, from left, Mayor Harold Miller, probationary officer Ivan Diaz, Police Chief Rob ...