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Weirton updates fire code

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WEIRTON — City Council, during its meeting Monday, passed an ordinance amending the city’s fire prevention code following several weeks of debate. Council enacted the ordinance 6-0, with Ward 6 Councilman Enzo Fracasso not in attendance, and with an emergency reading. Under an emergency ...

Board discusses levy renewal

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NEW CUMBERLAND — While the Hancock County schools’ excess levy renewal will not cost taxpayers additional money, there would be some changes regarding the money’s allocation. Voters will have the opportunity to decide the excess levy’s future during the Nov. 6 general election. A ...

Tourism increase seen in Hancock

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NEW CUMBERLAND — Tourism and hotel room use for Hancock County and Weirton were up over the past year, according to Dan Greathouse, executive director of the Top of W.Va. Convention and Visitors Bureau. During last week’s meeting with the Hancock County Commission, Greathouse presented ...

Request made to improve equipment

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NEW CUMBERLAND — Hancock County officials will be seeking funds to improve voting equipment and security for upcoming elections. During a recent meeting, the Hancock County commissioners approved a request from the Office of Technology and Communications to apply for a Help America Vote Act ...

West Liberty receives HLC’s approval

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WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University officials last week announced they received notice of its reaffirmation of accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission. The official letter was received by President Stephen Greiner via e-mail. “We are pleased to learn that the HLC has issued ...

Regional roundup

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Two arrested in home invasion case FOLLANSBEE — The Brooke County Sheriff’s Department has made an arrest in the investigation of an alleged home invasion Sunday on Randall Avenue in Hooverson Heights. Joshua A. Birrell, 35, of Cyrpess, Calif., and Deanna A. Edwards, 27, of Swanton, ...

Briefs

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City woman sentenced in case STEUBENVILLE — Jaimee S. Bing, 24, of 1348 Oak Grove Ave. was sentenced Wednesday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Court Judge Michelle Miller to 120 days in jail and six months in the Eastern Ohio Correction Center after Bing pleaded guilty to burglary. City ...

Municipal Court

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The following cases were cleared, court costs added, in Steubenville Municipal court with Judge John Mascio presiding: Steven A. Fletcher, 48, 118 Sherry Ave., Bloomingdale, suspended license, $200; Mahogany A. Luke, 27, 459 S. Fifth St., assault, seven days in jail, 30 days house arrest; ...

Marriage applications

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The following marriage applications were filed in Jefferson County: Jacob Kosikowski and Ashley Stewart, both of Toronto. Ryan Michael Kemp and Zoe G. Mehan, both of Toronto. Ronald M. Inman and Stephanie J. Adkins, both of Brilliant. Kevin Matthew O’Brien and Hannah Christine Siemer, ...

Grant something to smile about at EGCC

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STEUBENVILLE — A $50,000 Appalachian Regional Commission grant to Eastern Gateway Community College that resulted in new equipment and an upgrade for the dental assisting program brought lots of smiles since its award. Perhaps the biggest Wednesday afternoon was from EGCC dental program ...