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Pearl Harbor remembered

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The attack on U.S. forces at Naval Station Pearl Harbor by the Empire of Japan propelled this country into World War II and led to a call for soldiers in the fight against the Axis Powers. John Costine, a practicing attorney at Costine Law Office in St. Clairsville, was one ...

Remains of Pearl Harbor sailors return home after 77 years

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HONOLULU (AP) — More than 75 years after nearly 2,400 members of the U.S. military were killed in the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, some who died on Dec. 7, 1941, are finally being laid to rest in cemeteries across the United States. In 2015, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency exhumed ...

Shop With A Cop helps 100 children in Monroe County

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NEW MARTINSVILLE — The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department is trying to make sure children in the area have a great Christmas. More than 100 children in Monroe County were signed up for Shop With A Cop this year for a two-day event. Elementary school students from the Switzerland of Ohio ...

Still no new administrator for the village of Bellaire

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BELLAIRE — It appears the village will end the year without a new village administrator at the helm. Mayor Vince DiFabrizio said Thursday that the position has not yet been filled. He still is waiting to receive a new salary for the position before advertising it. “I’ve asked,” ...

Pipeline owners trespassed, but work can continue

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana judge ruled Thursday that a company building an oil pipeline through south Louisiana trespassed on the land of three people opposed to the project, but he allowed the work to continue while awarding the three only $150 apiece in compensation and damages. Judge ...

Sears’ biggest holder bids $4.6B for rest of bankrupt chain

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NEW YORK (AP) — Eddie Lampert and his ESL Holdings hedge fund are offering to buy the rest of Sears for up to $4.6 billion in cash and stock in a move to stave off liquidation. The Sears chairman and ESL founder own just under half of the Hoffman Estates, Illinois, company, according to ...

W.Va. attorney general joins robocalls fight

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey joined a bipartisan group of 40 attorneys general to stop or reduce robocalls. The coalition is reviewing the technology major telecom companies are pursuing to combat illegal robocalls, which can make it appear that the incoming ...

Dollar Tree opening in former Rite Aid

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A nationally known discount chain, Dollar Tree, is moving into the old Rite Aid location on North Fifth Street. The Virginia-based chain confirmed the decision, saying the 10,787-square-foot store is scheduled to open in late January. “I’m excited, especially for the people who live ...

Nation bids goodbye to Bush with high praise

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation bid goodbye to George H.W. Bush with high praise, cannon salutes and gentle humor Wednesday, celebrating the life of the Texan who embraced a lifetime of service in Washington and was the last president to fight for the U.S. in wartime. Three former presidents ...

Landlords must register properties or face fines

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MARTINS FERRY — The city plans to start enforcing an existing law on its books with the hope of garnering more money for its coffers. During a regular Martins Ferry City Council meeting Wednesday, council approved an amended version of a 2009 ordinance that states rental property owners ...

Houston in jail after chase

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BETHESDA — A Bethesda man is being held in the Belmont County Jail on multiple charges after allegedly leading law enforcement on a chase over the back roads of Goshen Township on Wednesday afternoon. Belmont County sheriff’s Chief Deputy James Zusack reviewed the initial report on the ...

Officials meet over GM plant

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Ohio congressmen met with the head of General Motors Wednesday in Washington in their bid to keep an assembly plant from closing, urging her to give auto workers a chance at a new line of electric vehicles soon headed into production. GM announced last week it will ...

Powhatan Point seniors talk building needs

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A building the Powhatan Point Seniors Association had hoped to use as a new senior center location away from the risk of flooding is no longer available, but the members are still seeking financial assistance toward a new location. Last week, representatives of the senior ...

Macron scraps French fuel tax hike amid violent protests

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PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron scrapped a fuel tax rise Wednesday amid fears of new violence, after weeks of nationwide protests and the worst rioting in Paris in decades. Protesters celebrated the victory, but some said Macron’s surrender came too late and is no longer ...

Canada arrests CFO of China’s Huawei Technologies

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TORONTO (AP) — Canadian authorities said Wednesday that they have arrested the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies, who is facing extradition to the United States. Justice Department spokesman Ian McLeod said Meng Wanzhou was detained in Vancouver, British Columbia, on ...

Christian Consortium Spelling Bee

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T-L Photo/MIRANDA SEBROSKI Martins Ferry Christian School hosted the Belmont County Christian Consortium Spelling Bee on Tuesday. Participants were from East Richland Christian Schools and Martins Ferry Christian School. First place was awarded to Gracie Crumm, a seventh-grade student at East ...

Village of Bridgeport in financial emergency

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BRIDGEPORT — The village is now in a state of fiscal emergency, with the Ohio Auditor’s Office reporting Bridgeport owes a total of $90,636 in missed payments on loans from the Ohio Water Development Authority and the Ohio Public Works Commission. “The village of Bridgeport is in a ...

U.S. coal consumption drops to lowest level since 1979

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are consuming less coal in 2018 than at any time since Jimmy Carter’s presidency, a federal report said Tuesday, as cheap natural gas and other rival sources of energy frustrate the Trump administration’s pledges to revive the U.S. coal industry. A report by ...

Probation revoked in court

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato revoked several probations for various violations during court session Monday. Seth Alan Pickens, 22, of 54305 Fulton Hill Road, Bellaire, had his probation revoked and his sentence of 18 months in prison imposed. He ...