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Portion of street to close for project WEIRTON — A section of Weir Avenue, between South 11th Street and Cove Road, will be intermittently closed through Monday as part of a continuing water line improvement project. The area will be closed to traffic each day from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. It ...

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Toys presented

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Members of the Jefferson County Progressive Democratic Coalition on Friday presented toys to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department for the sheriff’s annual community toy distribution. Among those taking part were, from left, Sheriff’s Deputy Joyce Cook; Faye Reaume; Christina Stein ...

Follansbee Council OKs rate increases, discusses ice rink

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FOLLANSBEE — Follansbee Council Monday approved increases to the city’s water and sewer rates and considered a new location for its portable ice skating rink. After receiving no public comment for or against the increases at a hearing Monday, council approved the second readings of ...

Weirton to raise fines regarding property maintenance

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WEIRTON — Changes are being made to fines concerning property maintenance issues in the city, following Monday’s meeting of City Council. By a 7-0 vote, council approved the final reading of an ordinance amending the fines and procedures pertaining to the city’s code of ...

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Poinsettia plants donated

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Members of the Edison High School Spanish Club donated 25 poinsettia plants to patients at Charity Hospice in Wintersville. The contribution was made earlier this month and patients also received a homemade card from the students. Taking part were, from left, Cathy Cich, founder and CEO of ...

Trained Southern Local employees OK’d to carry a concealed handgun

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SALINEVILLE — Properly trained Southern Local employees will be allowed to carry a concealed handgun as part of the school’s latest updated emergency management plan. Members of the Southern Local Board of Education on Monday unanimously approved the measure, which is meant to address ...

COAL CONCERN — U.S. Reps. David McKinley, R-Wheeling, and Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, joined 24 Republicans sending a request to eliminate the alternative minimum tax to a conference committee working on hammering out the differences in the House and Senate tax reform bills. The tax is a concern for the coal industry.
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Legislators respond to concerns about alternative minimum tax

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WHEELING — Responding to concerns Murray Energy Corp. Chairman, President and CEO Robert Murray expressed about federal tax reform costing his company $60 million per year, 26 Republican members of Congress are asking a conference committee to eliminate the alternative minimum tax. Reps. ...

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Movie, gingerbread house building at Mary H. Weir library Saturday WEIRTON — The Mary H. Weir Public Library will show “The Polar Express,” rated G, at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the library’s activity room located at 3442 Main St. A family-friendly activity, gingerbread house building, ...

Video arraignments keep cops on streets

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STEUBENVILLE —Video arraignments now are taking place in Jefferson County courts and soon will be part of the Steubenville Municipal Court’s docket, an effort officials say will save money and result in police officers and deputies being on the street instead of in a courtroom. Joe Boni, ...