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CLEANUP UNDER WAY — Wellsburg firefighters filled a pumper truck with water from the receding Ohio River after washing debris from the Wellsburg Wharf, which had been submerged. Many area emergency personnel and road crews have been cleaning up after this weekend’s flood.
-- Warren Scott

Area flood cleanup begins

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As the Ohio River dropped several feet below flood stage near many communities Sunday, area emergency personnel and road crews were charged with cleanup efforts. Capt. Tom R. Diserio of the Wellsburg Fire Department said the city’s volunteer firefighters spent the day pumping out about five ...

NEW EXHIBITION — From left, Martyna Matusiak, Michalena Wawrzyczek-Klasik, Bob Villamagna, Michal Klasik and Artur Masternak are shown in the Nutting Gallery at West Liberty University. The Polish artists are part of new exhibition that continues through March 8.

Nutting Gallery welcomes Polish artists to exhibition

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WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University’s Nutting Gallery opened a new exhibition featuring three visiting Polish artists, Michalina Wawrzyczek-Klasik, Michal Klasik and Artur Masternak. The exhibition is open through March 8. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays or by ...

Police reports

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Weirton Arrested: Donell Lee Colliers, 2516 Weir Ave., Weirton, domestic battery, Feb. 5 Arrested: Christina Marie Harford, 214 Heathermoor Drive, Weirton, domestic assault, Feb. 5 Arrested: Brianna Arvin, 1406 County Road, Weirton, fugitive from justice, Feb. 5 Felony destruction of ...

UW CAMPAIGN REPORT — Weirton United Way 2017 Campaign Chair Pat Ford addressed volunteers gathered for the group’s third campaign report Friday at the Salvation Army in Weirton. The United Way has collected $220,942.45 of its $260,000 goal for the year.
-- Craig Howell

Weirton United Way still short of 2017 goal

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WEIRTON — The Weirton United Way is almost $40,000 below its goal for the 2017 campaign, but officials on Friday pledged to persevere until every last dollar is raised. Volunteers gathered at the Weirton Salvation Army for the campaign’s third report luncheon, receiving an update on ...

WINNERS — Valley’s Got Talent group winner  Celia Mergen, left, and Hannah Mergen, right, is pictured with Leia Hunt, an Indian Creek High School senior who is scheduled to speak at a benefit dinner concert set Thursday at First Westminster Presbyterian Church in Steubenville.

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

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Ohio Valley Youth Network to host benefit dinner concert STEUBENVILLE —The Ohio Valley Youth Network will host a benefit dinner concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at First Westminster Presbyterian Church, 235 N. 4th St. There will be a number of youth performing at the event, including Maisie ...

Toronto schools look to establish health center

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TORONTO — The city school board on Thursday heard a presentation by Judy Raveaux from C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc., who discussed the possibility of establishing a school-based health center in the district. The health center could provide medical, dental and vision services as well as health ...

PRESENTS RESEARCH — Meleesa Wohleber is shown presenting her research to an international audience of military researchers, athletic trainers, physical therapists, faculty and other experts. -
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Professor shares military research with an international audience

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WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University faculty member Meleesa Wohleber recently shared her research with elite military soldiers at an international meeting, the Fourth International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance, held in Melbourne, Australia. “I applaud Dr. Wohleber on ...

Two from E. Liverpool apply as marijuana dispensaries

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LISBON — Of the 370 applications seeking state licenses to serve as a medical marijuana dispensary, two are for Columbiana County and both are located in East Liverpool. The state pharmacy board issued a revised list of the applicants at the end of January, and it listed two East ...

Briefs

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Steubenville man facing charge STEUBENVILLE — A local man was charged by City Police with disorderly conduct after he was found sleeping on state Route 7 just south of Lincoln Avenue at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Police said Michael Chapman, 56, of Steubenville, had caused several ...

HIGH WATER — The Ohio River washed debris into the boat docks near the Misty River Marina in Toronto Saturday morning. The river didn’t rise above the banks there but exceeded flood levels in many other areas of the Ohio Valley. -- Warren Scott

Water, water seen everywhere

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With the Ohio River exceeding its banks and into streets, parks and the lower levels of some homes and businesses and excessive runoff washing over many areas roads, emergency personnel and residents living close to waterways have had a very busy weekend. Lee Hendricks, a hydrologist with the ...