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Wind energy proposal may dictate industry’s future in Ohio

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Wind energy’s future in Ohio is at a crossroads. Two much different proposals — one easing restrictions stifling new wind farms and another adding more hurdles for future development — are being pitched to state lawmakers and regulators. Ohio over the past three ...

Alleged local threat investigated

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WINTERSVILLE — Extra Village Police officers were at Indian Creek High School this morning after an alleged threat was posted on social media. Village Police Chief Art Fowler said there was no legitimacy to the threat. Fowler said officers talked to the teens involved and nothing was ...

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4-H will miss retiring Cheryl Lightfritz

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WINTERSVILLE — The cheerful voice answering the Ohio State University Jefferson County Extension telephone for years will be lingering for just awhile longer as Cheryl Lightfritz, who could go by many titles, will be retiring to step into a world with her family, and especially grandchildren, ...

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.

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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 ...