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The following marriage applications were filed in Jefferson County: Cody Agresta and Taylor Dayton, both of Steubenville. John Andrew Rothacker and Jayna Beth Spencer, both of Steubenville. David William Pearce and Lisa Dawn Pearce, both of Richmond. Theodore Hunter Sayre of Roswell, ...

Brooke board hears from auditor

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Board of Education invited state Auditor John McCuskey to Monday’s meeting to discuss the use of the wvcheckbook at a local level. McCuskey said Brooke’s is one of two school boards looking into adopting the system because of the transparency it ...

Community news from around the area

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Abraham Lincoln impersonator to present program Saturday ELDERSVILLE — The Jefferson Township Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. in the White Church building located on Fire Road across from the fire hall. The guest speaker will be Jim ...

Synagogue shooting suspect pleads not guilty

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PITTSBURGH — The man charged in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre pleaded not guilty to hate crimes and dozens of other counts Monday, but his new lawyer — a prominent death penalty litigator who represented one of the Boston Marathon bombers — signaled he might be open to a plea ...

MLK Essay

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(In honor of Black History Month, winning essays from the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration 2019 Contest will appear throughout February.) I will be nice to all the people I meet. If someone is sad, I will make them happy. If someone is all alone, I will play with them. If ...

Rotary Mardi Gras to benefit soccer complex

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WEIRTON — The Rotary Club of Weirton Heights is planning an evening of fun, music and more, all to benefit the community. The club’s annual Mardi Gras Gala fundraiser will be held Feb. 23, beginning at 6 p.m., at Williams Golf and Country Club. This year’s festivities will continue ...

Mark Thomas, former lawyer and commissioner, is released from jail

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Mark Thomas was released from the Belmont County Jail on Saturday — one day sooner than originally scheduled by the jail — after serving a sentence for contempt of court. Thomas, a former lawyer who left office as a Belmont County commissioner at the end of 2018, had ...

W.Va. bill to allow new gambling location

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WHEELING — Legislation that would allow Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack to establish a second gambling location in Ohio County is out of the starting gate in Charleston. Delegate Erikka Storch, R-Ohio, on Thursday introduced House Bill 2901, which would allow licensed casinos with ...

WVNCC generates millions for area

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WHEELING — A new economic study shows West Virginia Northern Community College generates a total annual impact of $233.5 million in added income to the region. In turn, the $233.5 million supports 2,955 regional jobs, the independent study found. Data from 2016-17 was used in the ...

Regional roundup

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Clerk of courts releases report STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County Clerk of Courts John Corrigan has released his report for January. The auto title department collected vehicle fees and taxes of $581,098, with $28,398 going to the county and $552,700 going to the state. Miscellaneous fees ...