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Bump stock maker will stop accepting orders

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The largest manufacturer of bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, announced Wednesday that it will stop taking orders and shut down its website next month. The announcement comes about a month after President Donald Trump ...

Social media helps fuel teacher activism

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PHOENIX (AP) — The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories. Teachers, long tired of low wages and a dearth of state funding, begin talking to each other online. Their Facebook groups draw tens of ...

Bank account numbers grow due to cell phones

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NEW YORK (AP) — Roughly seven out of every 10 adults worldwide now have some form of a bank account, the World Bank said Thursday, largely due to the proliferation of cell phone-based bank accounts and other simple bank account programs in places like India and Sub-Saharan Africa. The ...

Ogden classic packet pickup moves

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WHEELING — The 42nd running of the Ogden Half Marathon Classic will take on a true “River City” feel this year, as River City Restaurant will serve as host for many of the race-related events. First, on May 25, race registration and packet pickup for those who registered in advance for ...

House demolished after safety concerns raised

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WEIRTON — A house ordered razed because of the danger of its collapse over a nearby hillside has been demolished. The property at 209 Culler Road was among several discussed Wednesday by the city’s Building Enforcement Agency. Code Official Matt Burskey reported the house, owned by ...

Quick takes

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STORES HONORED: General managers of two area J.C. Penney locations have received the company’s Founder’s Award. Mark Phillip Lewis of the Fort Steuben Mall location and Conrad Bufalini of the Summit Square location in Calcutta were among the 90 store leaders who were honored April 5 at ...

Search for orchestra director reaches crescendo

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WHEELING — The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra has winnowed the field to four candidates to replace outgoing Music Director Andre Raphel. They are Timothy Hankewich of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Andres Franco of Pittsburgh; Silas Huff of Boulder, Colo.; and John Devlin of Washington, D.C. Paul T. ...

Horzempa named West Virginia professor of the year

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WEST LIBERTY — Officials with the Faculty Merit Foundation announced that West Liberty University associate professor Joseph Horzempa has been selected for the 2017 professor of the year award. The Foundation presented the award during a recent banquet held in the Great Hall of the ...

Real estate transfers

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The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: JD Home Management LLC to Larry Cutri, lot 16, Keagler Estates. Cathie Shultz to Jeff Peterson, lot 22, Joshua Moores Subdivision. David Good to Kyle Moffit, lot 56, Stuart Manor. Jeffrey Baker (deceased) to ...

Sisters of St. Joseph to mark 165 years in Wheeling

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WHEELING — It’s been 165 years since four brave nuns stepped ashore in Wheeling, having traveled by flatbottom boat to their new home and adventure in a town that was not so friendly to them at first sight. The West Virginia Auxiliary of the Congregation of St. Joseph will celebrate and ...