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Jefferson County Court Clerk Releases Report for August

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STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County Clerk of Courts John A. Corrigan Jr. has released his monthly report for August: Auto Title Department ∫ Vehicle Fees and Taxes: County — $37,432.47; State — $734,151.10; Total — $771,583.57 ∫ Watercraft Fees — $654.79 ∫ Miscellaneous Fees — ...

7 injured when startled camel bucks at Pittsburgh circus

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Seven people, most of them children, were injured when a startled camel started bucking during a Pittsburgh circus. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that two children and an adult were riding the camel during an intermission Sunday at the Shrine Circus at PPG Paints ...

Wheeling Celebrates W.Va. Day of Hope

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WHEELING — One had 46 years clean, while another had just 19 days. The differences among those who gathered Saturday in Wheeling to promote substance abuse prevention and recovery were vast. But many of them had one thing in common. Many who came were those in various stages of recovery ...

Moundsville Festivals Draw Many

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MOUNDSVILLE — The city was bustling Saturday as three different events brought people into Jefferson Avenue, the former penitentiary and the Mound. One of the events was Moundsville’s Elizabethtown Festival. The event showcases the heritage of Moundsville’s history as Elizabethtown. ...

Sally Buffalo Days Marks Fourth Year

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CADIZ — Building on three years of success, Sally Buffalo Park is hosting its fourth annual Sally Buffalo Days this weekend. “We have a full weekend of activities each year. We are the third weekend in September. The event has grown each year, and we look forward to expanding,” Sally ...

Meet and Greet the Safety Fleet

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Jack McCaster, 3, left, and his brother, Anthony, 4, of Wheeling, push the siren button in a police cruiser as Officer Dean Redinger, of the Wheeling Police Department, assists them. The brothers came out Saturday afternoon to see first responders and their vehicles during Meet and Greet the ...

West Liberty University Moves Up in Magazine Rankings

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WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University moved up in this fall’s U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges publication. WLU moved up one place to the No. 6 spot in Top Public Schools in Regional Colleges in the South, a list that includes schools from small liberal arts colleges to large ...

Urban Mission Launches ‘Who Is My Neighbor’ Community Survey

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STEUBENVILLE — Urban Mission Ministries wants to make like Mr. Rogers and know its neighbors. The effort is taking the form of a community survey launched this month as part of a desire not only to better serve their needs but to better know who they are and their potential. It will ...

Local Continuous Care Center Receives National Accreditation

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WHEELING — The Bishop Michael J. Bransfield Continuous Care Center at Wheeling Hospital has been recognized for meeting new regulations established by Providigm LLC, an independent accreditor. The center’s accomplishment has earned it Providigm’s Basic Quality Assurance and Performance ...

Survey and Planning Grants Announced By Preservation Office

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CHARLESTON — Applications are now being accepted for historic preservation survey and planning grants through the State Historic Preservation Office of the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History. Applications must be postmarked by Oct. 31. Approximately $100,000 will be ...

Bootin’ Up For Boatsie’s Boxes

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WHEELING — Although summer isn’t yet over, now is the time planning starts for making the holiday season a little brighter for U.S. soldiers serving overseas. Gail “Boatsie” Van Vranken and the “Boatsie’s Boxes” program are beginning their 15th annual campaign to send stockings ...

RegattaFest Celebrates 8o Years Of APBA Powerboats Racing

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NEW MARTINSVILLE — The 2018 New Martinsville Area RegattaFest scheduled for Sept. 29-30 is the direct descendant of the New Martinsville Regatta, which originated in 1938. As an integral part of the area’s culture for all these years, the event was originally started by a group of ...

Augusta Levy Shows Off Its New Space

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WHEELING — With children playing and parents laughing in a new therapy space, it seems hard to believe that the same center for children with autism endured a devastating fire just more than two months ago. “We’ve had so many people donate to help us out,” said Staci Stephen, ...

Retired Detective Takes on New Role as Police Chief

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Don DeWitt’s years of experience as a Moundsville detective have earned him a top spot on McMechen’s police force. DeWitt, who retired after 20 years with the Moundsville Police Department just before his 50th birthday, officially stepped into the role as McMechen’s police chief on ...

ArcelorMittal Employees Plan to Vote on Strike

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WEIRTON — Members of United Steelworkers Local 2911 at ArcelorMittal Weirton are being asked to attend one of two meetings Monday to take a strike authorization vote. Local 2911 President Mark Glyptis said the vote, which will be taken at meetings at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the union hall, ...

Mingo Junction Man Charged in Moundsville Beating of Two Others

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A fight at a Moundsville club led to felony charges against a man accused of sending two others to the hospital after an early morning argument last weekend. Around 1 a.m. Sunday, Moundsville police responded to a call of a fight at Godfathers II. When police responded, they allegedly ...

Florence Rescuers: ‘We’re Coming to Get You’

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NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — An ominous tweet appeared on a historic North Carolina community’s Twitter feed about 2 a.m. Friday. It came as rivers swelled, tides crested and the rain wouldn’t stop. And that’s when people found themselves trapped in their homes as the water rose. “WE ARE ...