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Pool fun

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Arabella Bezak, 8, a third-grader at Wintersville Elementary School, enjoyed the splash pad at the Mingo Junction swimming pool during Wednesday’s back-to-school pool party. Hills Elementary will hold its pool party from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, with Indian Creek Middle School’s ...

Free hazardous waste collection day set

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont and Jefferson county residents looking to get rid of old paint that’s been sitting the basement for years, that keg of used motor oil or other hazardous wastes can do so Saturday during JB Green Team’s household hazardous waste collection. The free event will ...

Dudley takes Wellsburg council seat

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WELLSBURG — City Council on Tuesday welcomed Daniel Dudley as the newest representative of the city’s 1st Ward and approved several ordinances involving housing development and overgrown weeds. Dudley will fill the seat held by David Holden, who resigned last month because he cannot hold ...

Weirton Council questions loyalty pay decision

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WEIRTON — A question involving longevity pay for city employees was raised during Monday’s City Council meeting, with the new city manager saying he will look into the issue. At the conclusion of business Monday, Ward 4 Councilman George Ash asked about longevity pay, which provides a ...

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, ...