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Madam GFWC/OFWC president

WINTERSVILLE — Marjean Sizemore had the last weekend of April set aside for something very special. Installation ceremonies were scheduled for the Wintersville woman to officially become the GFWC/Ohio Federation of Women’s Clubs president for 2020-22. But that gala that would have ...

President Trump signs $2.2 trillion stimulus bill into law

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law Friday, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the deepening ...

Two new cases of COVID-19 reported in Hancock County

NEW CUMBERLAND — Two new positive cases of COVID-19 have been found in Hancock County The Hancock County Health Department made the announcement on its Facebook page Saturday afternoon. The new cases bring the total number in the county to three. No additional information was provided by ...

Work continues on new Ohio River bridge between Wellsburg, Brilliant

WELLSBURG — Despite the shutdown of numerous construction sites — locally, regionally and nationally — due to the coronavirus pandemic, workers continue to construct what is being referred to as the “Wellsburg Bridge” by the West Virginia Division of Highway officials. When ...

Toronto council OKs budget, mourns loss of councilman

TORONTO — Toronto City Council met on Monday to approve a $13.2 million budget for the 2020 fiscal year while mourning the loss of 4th Ward Councilman John Watts, who died Sunday following a brief battle with cancer. Watts, who was 69, served on council since 2012, representing it on the ...

Weirton councilmembers now able to call in for meetings

WEIRTON — As part of further precautions being taken during the COVID-19 pandemic, Weirton Council has approved a resolution authorizing electronic participation for all council meetings. The resolution passed with a 7-0 vote during a special meeting held Monday. According to City Manager ...

Hopedale man charged in death of woman found in Tappan Lake

CADIZ — A local man is charged with the murder of Lorie Storie, whose body was discovered last month in Tappan Lake. The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and Harrison County Prosecutor’s Office announced the arrest of 63-year-old Larry Smith of Hopedale on Friday evening. ...