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Ribbon cut for the Southern Beltway

ROBINSON TOWNSHIP — The Southern Beltway, a highway project decades in the making, just couldn’t wait any longer to open. As Pennsylvania Turnpike CEO Mark Compton was detailing the lengthy history to build the toll road during Thursday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony, a gust of wind blew ...

Hancock officials approve Phase 2 of 911 upgrades

NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Commission Thursday took the next step on a project which will update the county’s 911 system. The commission voted 3-0 to approve a contract with Lauttamus Communications and Security for the purchase of a 911 Radio Console System, Next Generation 911 ...

U.S. wholesale prices rose a record amount

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation at the wholesale level rose 8.6 percent in September compared to a year ago, the largest advance since the 12-month change was first calculated in 2010. The Labor Department reported Thursday that the monthly increase in its producer price index, which measures ...

Briefs

Brilliant man gets sentenced STEUBENVILLE — A Brilliant man has been sentenced to 10-15 years in prison for the April 24 rape of an 11-year-old girl. Ashton Edward Bensie, 20, 401 Labelle St., Brilliant was indicted in June on a single count of rape. Prosecuting Attorney Jane Hanlin ...

Local Briefs

Prevention-recovery board to meet STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Prevention and Recovery Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at its office at 524 Madison Ave. Route 2 traffic delays expected NEWELL — The West Virginia Division of Highways advises that on 7 a.m. Monday until 6 ...

Recognized for service

The Follansbee Fire Department was presented a U.S. flag flown over the U.S. Capitol in recognition of the firefighters’ willingness to put themselves at risk through their volunteer service to the community. The presentation was made by Mary Jo Guidi on behalf of U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, ...