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Mingo Junction Steel Mill Purchase Almost Complete

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MINGO JUNCTION — JSW Steel announced Thursday it has completed most of its purchase of Acero Junction Holdings for $80.85 million. The company now owns most of the former Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Electric Arc Furnace and Rolling Mill in Mingo Junction. JSW is India’s largest exporter of ...

John Marshall High School Employee Honored

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John Marshall High School employee Lynn Czerwinski was recognized for the second time as the West Virginia School Nutrition Association Employee of the Year. Czerwinski, who received the award for 2018, previously received the award for Employee of the Year in 2015. The group recognized her ...

Firm Rents Equipment to Oil, Gas Industry From Martins Ferry

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Motorists on Ohio 7 in Martins Ferry may have noticed a new white building being erected in the city’s industrial park area. The new building, which is made of stretched plastic, is being used by a company supplying heavy equipment to the local gas and oil industry — Worldwide Rental ...

Tiltonsville Explores Shared Policing

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TILTONSVILLE — With just one officer for police coverage, the village of Tiltonsville is hoping to hire new officers and receive coverage help from Yorkville. During a recent Tiltonsville Village Council meeting, members discussed the topic of police coverage. Tiltonsville Police Chief Jerry ...

J. Jones Evening Wear Celebrates Move Into Downtown Wheeling

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A formal wear store that opened a downtown Wheeling location during the winter finally got a chance to celebrate its arrival. J. Jones Evening Wear, which opened its Wheeling location Jan. 20, sits on the corner of Main and 10th streets. It celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, ...

Crash Kills Five Near U.S. Border

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BIG WELLS, Texas (AP) — At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people during a suspected smuggling event crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas, authorities said. The SUV carrying 14 people went out of ...

Workers Have New Tool To Keep Storm Drains Clear in Martins Ferry

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Martins Ferry city workers have been putting their new $350,000 Vacall truck to the test, sucking debris out of clogged storm drains, digging holes and using its water tanks for various projects. Service Director Chris Cleary said the main purpose of the truck is to take care of clogged sewer ...

White House Defends Policy

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WASHINGTON — The emotional policy of separating children from their parents is also starting to divide Republicans and their allies as Democrats turn up the pressure. Former first lady Laura Bush called the policy “cruel” and “immoral” while GOP Sen. Susan Collins expressed concern ...

Trump Adviser Roger Stone Reveals New Meeting With Russian

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WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller is examining a previously undisclosed meeting between longtime Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone and a Russian figure who allegedly tried to sell him dirt on Hillary Clinton. The meeting between Stone and a man who identified himself as Henry ...

Wheeling Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8 a.m. Saturday and 7:25 a.m. Sunday, Wheeling police handled 20 traffic stops, one miscellaneous call and one traffic accident. SUNDAY At 7:25 a.m., Jacob Street, suspicious circumstances. At 4:59 a.m., Glenwood Road, road hazard. At 4:32 a.m., ...

A Surprise for Yorkville Dad

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YORKVILLE — Every time Ken DelVecchio steps into his garage, he is reminded just how much his children love him. On April 13, 2014, his adult children — two sons, David and George, and daughter, Meghan — surprised their father with an incredible gift that maintains a place of honor in ...

Coaches Say New Sports Complex Will Be Welcomed

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TRIADELPHIA — Ohio County coaches said a new sports complex at The Highlands will offer local athletes a chance to practice year-round and give them another place to play tournaments without having to travel several hours. “I’m very excited to see this facility coming to The ...

Despite Cancer, Maverick Remains

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By MELISSA DANIELS Associated Press PHOENIX — Sen. John McCain’s legacy was thrust into focus nearly one year ago when he announced his brain cancer diagnosis. The six-term Senator and decorated Vietnam War veteran is now fighting the illness from his beloved Arizona, and filling the role ...

Ex-Trump Campaign Chairman Manafort Jailed Ahead of Trial

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By CHAD DAY Associated Press WASHINGTON — Onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sent to jail after a federal judge revoked his house arrest over allegations of witness tampering in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. The order Friday by U.S. District ...

WVNCC Hosts Mine Program

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WHEELING — West Virginia Northern Community College will host an informational session for their new mine maintenance program from 1-2:30 p.m. June 23 on the Wheeling Campus. The new program is in partnership with Murray Energy Corporation and includes employment opportunities with Murray. ...