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United Bank sponsors Ogden Half Marathon

WHEELING — United Bank is proud to sponsor the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic, which will be held Saturday. The Ohio Valley course is well known for its changes in elevation and often referred to as the “Toughest Half Marathon in America.” United is a longtime supporter of this ...

Target practice

A group of attendees of Friday’s Brew ‘Que and Country, organized by the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce, tried their hand at an archery range provided by Alexander Archery. The event, held at the Serbian Picnic Grounds, featured food by Convenient Food Mart and live entertainment by Brad ...

Weirton prepares for pool season

WEIRTON — Parks officials say they are on schedule to open Starvaggi Memorial Pool on Memorial Day, keeping a more-than-20-year tradition going. “That’s a testament to the work of our staff,” Executive Director Coty Shingle said during last week’s meeting of the parks and recreation ...

Undo’s back in the fold at Italian Festival in Wheeling

WHEELING — Richard Lucas said Italian-Americans throughout the Upper Ohio Valley have made his mom smile. “It really is an honor,” Lucas said about being named the 2018 Italian-American of Year by the board members of the group that has put on an Italian heritage festival here for the ...

Bikers

A group of six area residents and supporters of Tri-State Christian Academy are in the midst of an annual bicycle ride to raise funds for the local school. This year’s ride, dubbed Jesus’ Journey Freedom 1009, is scheduled through Wednesday, with the riders traveling a combined 1,009 miles ...

Regional roundup

Brilliant Water sets meeting BRILLIANT — The Brilliant Water and Sewer District will meet in special session at 4 p.m. today at the district office, 706 Second St. Members are scheduled to discuss the loss of Community Development Block Grant funding. Wayne Township tire collection, ...

Graduations

The following is a list of 2018 area graduations planned: HIGH SCHOOLS ¯ Oak Glen High School — 7 p.m. Thursday at the school ¯ Toronto High School — 7 p.m. Friday, high school gymnasium. ¯ Harrison High School — 7 p.m. Friday, John W. Stephenson Center. ¯ Edison High School ...

U.S., China put trade war on hold

WASHINGTON — The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world’s two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at bringing down America’s massive trade deficit with Beijing. “We are putting the trade war on hold,” Treasury Secretary ...

Vandals strike softball complex at Two Ridge

WINTERSVILLE — Hundreds of dollars in damage was done by vandals with spray paint at the Tri-State Softball complex on Two Ridge Road. Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department reports indicate the damage was done sometime between Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon. Swastikas, satanic ...

Madonna seniors take final step

WEIRTON — Prior to beginning the next phase of their life, the 46 members of Weirton Madonna’s Class of 2018 were reminded of the family they have made in their four years of high school, and encouraged to pursue their dreams with determination and wisdom. Welcomed by Class President Zak ...