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Easter food baskets benefit Ohio Valley residents

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WHEELING — A line of people close to a block long waited at the North Wheeling Community Dream Center on Saturday to receive food to help celebrate what is considered by many the most holy of Christian holidays today — Easter. Members of the Bethlehem Apostolic Temple held their annual ...

Tesla wants to cut size of board from 11 directors to 7

Business

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Tesla plans to cut its board of directors from 11 to seven in a move the electric-car maker says will allow the board to act more nimbly and efficiently. Tesla says the four directors who will depart aren’t leaving because of any disagreement with the ...

Report: FTC considering oversight of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are reportedly considering seeking some kind of oversight of Mark Zuckerberg’s leadership of Facebook over the social network giant’s mishandling of users’ personal information. Discussions between Facebook and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission ...

Town & Country Market kicks off May 1 in Flushing

Business

FLUSHING — The Town and Country Outdoor Market at Sunni Rae’s is slated to kick off its season starting May 1. Sunni Rae Scott, owner of Sunni Rae’s, which is an antiques and collectibles shop in Flushing, said the market includes vendors selling various wares, baked good, vegetables, ...

Bill to make sure children get medical care signed into law

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump last Thursday signed U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Rob Portman’s, R-Ohio, bipartisan bill to improve health outcomes and care coordination for children with complex medical conditions who are on Medicaid into law. “When children have ...

Donation for therapeutic horseback riding

Community

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Shaw Farms Equine and Therapeutic Center recently was the beneficiary of a $300 donation. Jerry Dolman, president of Sleep Inn and Suites of Belmont, presented the donation of almost $300 to Jeannine Shaw, CEO of the stables, prior to a therapeutic riding class last ...

Bright Promise students collect eggs

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Photo provided SCHOOL OF Bright Promise preschooler Addisyn Perry gets some help from volunteer Trinity Porreca, a freshman at Steubenville High School, during an Easter egg hunt while classmate Sophia Jobes looks on. The hunt held on April 17 kicked off spring break and students took ...

Census estimate shows population loss

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By MIKE JONES For The Times Leader Local officials are disputing an annual population estimate from the federal government that shows the Ohio Valley continues to lose residents. The estimate, released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau, indicates the population in the Wheeling Metropolitan ...

Church thanks Belmont Savings Bank for donation

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BELLAIRE — Bethlehem Temple officials say they are thankful for Belmont Savings Bank and its $500 donation towards this year’s Easter Food Basket Giveaway slated today in Wheeling. The giveaway is the 28th annual event that has been known to help several hundred individuals with Easter ...

Oglebay Park Good Zoo treasure hunt attracts dozens of families

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WHEELING — Despite dark clouds and scattered rain showers, Oglebay Park’s Good Zoo was brightened with the colors of the Easter season Friday morning as dozens of area families turned out for the facility’s annual Treasure Hunt. Dressed in brilliant colors, dozens of children walked ...

County may issue bonds for projects

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STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners are proceeding with a plan to borrow money internally to pay off several projects. The commissioners are finishing work on the $3.5 million project at the Towers that includes the installation of a new roof and new heating, ventilation and ...

Judge blocks part of ban on abortion procedure

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge blocked part of an Ohio law late Thursday that bans the abortion method of dilation and evacuation in most cases, adding to a list of restrictions on the procedure that are or soon could be in legal limbo. Senior U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett in ...

Ancestry pulls slavery-era ad after backlash

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NEW YORK (AP) — Ancestry.com on Friday apologized for an ad that showed a mixed-race couple discussing escaping to the North during the Civil War era. The ad drew widespread criticism on social media for whitewashing slavery, prompting the DNA testing company to remove it from TV and its ...

Belmont County Hoof and Paw helping animals

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont County’s newest humane group, Belmont County Hoof and Paw, has been active in the cause of helping injured or at-risk livestock in the past months. Julie Larish, who owns a farm in Jacobsburg, is spearheading the group and said the members are seeking training to ...

Street paving planned in St. Clairsville

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — City residents will be seeing fresh, hot asphalt on St. Clairsville’s streets in the coming months. This week, city Safety and Service Director Jim Zucal submitted a list of streets for council’s approval. The following streets are set to be paved: ∫ North Market ...

Drug bust yields arrests

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MORRISTOWN — Three Coshocton residents were arrested Wednesday by members of the Belmont County Major Crimes Unit during a drug “buy bust” at the Pilot Truck Stop in Morristown, according to the Belmont County Sheriff’s Department. St. Clairsville police Officer T.J. Weyand, a member ...

Harrison releases welfare report

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CADIZ— The Harrison County Department of Jobs and Family Services installed 422 blue pinwheels on the steps of the Harrison County Courthouse in honor of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month. The blue pinwheel is a national symbol for child abuse prevention. Each pinwheel the DJFS ...

Mueller reveals Trump’s attempts to choke off probe

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller’s removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the ...

UL students paint Easter eggs

Community

Photos Provided UNION LOCAL Schools Spanish class students display their Easter egg projects. Winners included: 1st Place: The Carnival by Mollie Hamilton and Paoli Roberts; 2nd place: Greys Anatomy by Dakotah Verbeck; 3rd place: Sandlot/The Magic Moment by Kimerlyn Violet; 4th place: Smurfs ...

Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Groundbreaking

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WHEELING — A monument that will serve as a tribute to the families and relatives who sacrificed a loved one for our freedom came a step closer to becoming a reality at Wheeling’s Veteran’s Memorial Amphitheater as an official groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon with ...