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Crook discusses district being on watchlist

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Board of Education announced March 12 that the county’s schools have been placed on the state’s financial watch list. According the Interim Superintendent Jeffrey Crook, the county has not been on the watchlist before, to his knowledge. Crook attributes ...

Men’s Day of Renewal speaker

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The Diocesan Men’s Day of Renewal, scheduled to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Stephen’s Church in Caldwell, will highlight testimony by Mark Nehrbas regarding his victorious six-year battle with stomach cancer and “miraculous healing” that occurred at the Grotto of ...

City school board welcomes new employees

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STEUBENVILLE —The Steubenville Board of Education held a brief meeting Thursday at the high school. The board welcomed several new employees to the staff of the Steubenville City Schools. The new employees include Howard Todd Criss, safety coordinator; Kimberly Free, substitute teacher; ...

P.E.O. Chapter AB Weirton officers

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The Philanthropic Educational Organization Chapter AB Weirton officers for 2019-20 are, front, from left, Kelly Henwood, recording secretary; Paula Rogers, vice president; and Linda Cowan-Youssef, president; and back, Jane Anderson, corresponding secretary; Kim Malinky, treasurer; Carolyn ...

City man facing several charges after traffic stop

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STEUBENVILLE — A city man led police on a brief chase before being apprehended by Steubenville Police Tuesday. Officers tried to stop Dorian Patton, 30, 1225 Ridge Ave., for what they suspected was a suspended license. The officer first stopped Patton at corner of Linden Avenue and Slack ...

WJU faculty council responds to exigency

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WHEELING — In the wake of news that Wheeling Jesuit University is in financial crisis, the faculty council at the university is speaking out through a resolution adopted Friday. The faculty released the following statement regarding the situation: “This is a difficult time for ...

Date set for 2019 Gate 5 Industrial Art Festival

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WEIRTON — The Gate 5 Industrial Art Festival will return for its second year this fall, according to an announcement by the Renaissance Weirton Corp. The festival, whose inaugural event was held in 2018, has been slated for 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Weirton Event Center. The ...

Benefit to help Mingo business owner

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MINGO JUNCTION — According to those who know her, Christina Bunting Mains, is not someone to take things lying down. “If she has an opinion you are going to hear it,” friend Holly Butera said. So when Mains, who owns the Townhouse Restaurant and Bar with her husband Dave and who ...

Ohio Valley farmers concerned about shortage of hay

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WHEELING — An abundance of wet weather in 2018 has created concern about a potential shortage of hay for area farmers to feed their livestock through spring of this year, and West Virginia Extension Service experts are offering advice for managing dwindling hay supplies. Farmer Dale ...

Weirton adjusts property code

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WEIRTON — The city is adjusting its policy when it comes to violations of its property maintenance code. During Weirton Council’s March 11 meeting, council approved, through a 7-0 vote, a resolution changing the way code violations are addressed. Prior to the passage of the ...