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Blue Mass took on new meaning after Sept. 11

WEIRTON — Area residents came together Wednesday with local police officers, firefighters and other first responders and military veterans in celebration of a Blue Mass at St. Joseph the Worker Parish. “The Blue Mass is celebrated for all those standing ready to protect and save lives,” ...

Vietnam War historian to speak at Bethany

BETHANY — A Vietnam War historian and author of Rolling Stone’s top music book of 2015 will speak during Bethany College’s annual Homecoming weekend. Doug Bradley, a member of Bethany’s Class of 1969, will present “We Gotta Get Out of this Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War” ...

Food sponsor

Among the sponsors for this year’s Weirton United Way Fall Golf Tournament is WTOV-TV, which has signed on as a food sponsor for the Sept. 21 event. Proceeds from the tournament, to be held at Mountaineer’s Woodview Golf Course, will go toward the United Way’s 2019 giving campaign. Among ...

Arguments heard in Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston dismissal motion

PARKERSBURG — Attorneys argued Tuesday the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston is being held to a different standard in a lawsuit against it by the West Virginia attorney general. A hearing on a motion by the diocese to dismiss the lawsuit brought by Attorney General Patrick Morrisey earlier this ...

Steubenville recreation board facing tough questions

STEUBENVILLE — On a night when City Manager Jim Mavromatis recommended the Parks and Recreation Board close any tot lot that doesn’t have a community sponsor, it was the sometimes-heated back-and-forth over a proposal to partner with a nonprofit to make North End Park into a Miracle Field ...

Broadcasters, former Pens talk hockey at Baron Club dinner

STEUBENVILLE — Franciscan University of Steubenville’s annual Baron Club Dinner brought the school and community together Wednesday to recognize honorees and talk hockey with former Penguins players and current broadcasters. “It’s a terrific opportunity for the community and the ...

A day of horror, heroism

TORONTO — Members of the crowd who gathered Wednesday for Toronto’s candlelight service at the gazebo in Toronto showed they will never forget the events of Sept. 11, 2001. The evening’s speakers included Jefferson County Commissioner Thomas Graham, who also performed some selections for ...

Port authority chairman steps down

STEUBENVILLE — Edward Florak has resigned as chairman of the Jefferson County Port Authority. Florak is an appointee of the city, and has served on the port authority since its inception in 2013. The city and county each have four appointments to the nine-member port authority ...

Hancock County’s Oldtime Fair to open

NEW CUMBERLAND — Tomlinson Run State Park will come to life with Hancock County’s Oldtime Fair Friday through Sunday. Friday’s events will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with admission costing by a nonperishable food item donation to the F.I.S.H. Food Pantry. Admission will be $1 on Saturday ...

Bethany Special Olympics field day has many winners

BETHANY — As Bethany College’s inaugural Special Olympics Field Day neared its end on Sunday, Joey Collette stepped to the podium to receive his medal and declared: “I’m the winner.” He wasn’t alone in his sense of accomplishment. Smiles brightened the faces of the more than 100 ...