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Royalty runs in the family

T-L Photo/KIM NORTH JAYDEN LOWE, center, is Bellaire High School’s homecoming queen for 2020. She was selected during the Big Reds’ game with Harrison Central on Saturday at Nelson Field. She is flanked by her mother, Jonette, and father, Jeff. Jonette Lowe was queen at Bellaire High ...

Defected casino exec must return phone with high-roller info

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — An executive who left Atlantic City’s top casino to work for a competitor must return a cellphone laden with valuable information on his previous employer’s highest rollers and best customers, a federal judge ordered. U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro issued ...

Virus still throwing theme park attendance for a loop

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Theme park operators who spent months installing hand sanitizing stations, figuring out how to disinfect roller coasters seats and checking the temperatures of guests at their gates so they’d come back in the midst of the pandemic are finding many reluctant to ...

Absentee ballot rejections could triple

ATLANTA (AP) — Thousands of absentee ballots get rejected in every presidential election. This year, that problem could be much worse and potentially pivotal in hotly contested battleground states. With the coronavirus creating a surge in mail-in balloting and postal delays reported across ...

Hopes fading for COVID-19 deal as Congress returns

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least there won’t be a government shutdown. But as lawmakers straggle back to Washington for an abbreviated preelection session, hopes are dimming for another coronavirus relief bill — or much else. Talks between top Democrats and the Trump administration broke off ...

Samsung wins $6.6 billion contract from Verizon to create 5G

Samsung Electronics Co. will develop 5G network infrastructure for Verizon Communications under a $6.65 billion deal announced Monday. The contract runs through 2025, according to a Samsung corporate filing. Samsung and Verizon have worked together before. In 2018, for example, Samsung ...

Last two journalists working for Australian media leave China

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The last two journalists working for Australian media in China have left the country after police demanded interviews with them, the Australian government and Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported on Tuesday. ABC’s Bill Birtles and The Australian Financial ...

‘Mighty mice’ stay musclebound in space, boon for astronauts

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Bulked-up, mutant “mighty mice” held onto their muscle during a monthlong stay at the International Space Station, returning to Earth with ripped bodybuilder physiques, scientists reported Monday. The findings hold promise for preventing muscle and bone loss ...

California sets record with 2M acres burned

SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires have burned more than 2 million acres in California this year, setting a state record even as crews battled dozens of growing blazes in sweltering temperatures Monday that strained the electrical grid and threatened power outages for millions. The most ...

COVID-19 vaccine latest flashpoint in White House campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — The prospect of a vaccine to shield Americans from coronavirus infection emerged Monday as a point of contention in the White House race as President Donald Trump accused Democrats of “disparaging” for political gain a vaccine he repeatedly has said could be available ...

Naked with ‘spit hoods’ on, protesters decry Prude’s death

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Naked except for “spit hoods” in a reference to the killing of Daniel Prude, several protesters sat outside Rochester’s police headquarters Monday morning to push for police accountability, local news outlets reported. Photos and video showed roughly a half-dozen ...

CLARENCE CLOUSE

Clarence A. Clouse, 84, of Barnesville, OH, passed away on September 3, 2020, at his home, surrounded by family. He was born in Buttermilk, near Flushing, OH, on June 7, 1936, to the late Lewis G. and Samantha White Clouse. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, ...

NORMA BALDWIN

Norma Louise (Walters) Baldwin, 73, of Steubenville, died Sept. 3, 2020. Viewing: Sept. 11, 6-8 p.m., Schuetz Funeral Home, Mingo Jct., with Services on Saturday, at 11 a.m.

NIRALEE HOWELL

Niralee (Nira) Reed Howell, 86 of Shadyside, OH, died on Sunday, September 6, at the Country Club Retirement Campus in Bellaire, OH. She was born on September 8, 1933, the daughter of the late Sidney D. Reed and Lorena Swchall Reed of Woodsfield, OH. Nira was a graduate of Woodsfield High ...

MARY JANE GUMMERE

Mary Jane Gummere, 90, of Bannock, OH, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 5, 2020. She was born in Maynard, OH, on September 29, 1929, the daughter of the late George and Gladys Bethel. She was a long-time employee of Bobbie Brooks. Mary Jane was a wonderful mother and ...

LINDA PERGE

Linda Y. Perge, 80, of Bellaire, OH, died Sunday, September 6, 2020, at Acuity Specialty Hospital, Bellaire. She was born March 12, 1940, in Culloden, WV, a daughter of the late Nibert Lee Hartman and Lesta May Hager-Coyner. Linda was a longtime nurses aide for Shadyside Care Center in ...

ALLAN LATZ SR

Allan Francis Latz Sr., 64, of Wheeling, died Sept. 4, 2020. Celebration of life service Sep. 27, at 2128 Short Creek Rd., Wheeling, WV, at 2:30 p.m. Schuetz Funeral Home is assisting the family.

MARION MUCHA

Marion L. Mucha, 100, of Bridgeport, formerly of Rocky River, OH, entered eternal life on Saturday, September 5, 2020, at Park Health Center St. Clairsville, OH. She was born October 27, 1919, in Cleveland, a daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth (O’Connell) McNamee. Marion was a ...

Bellaire fends off River for 28-14 victory

BELLAIRE — Head coach Mark Spigarelli expected his relatively young Bellaire squad to have to learn on the fly somewhat. Those nerves showed early Saturday afternoon in the Big Reds season opener against River when the Big Reds’ initial play from scrimmage saw the snap get fired over the ...

Free COVID-19 testing conducted in Steubenville

STEUBENVILLE — By late Wednesday afternoon, close to 100 people had taken advantage of free COVID-19 testing, a key reason being “peace of mind,” according to Stephanie Tyson of Resourceful Clinical Laboratory, based in Gastonia, N.C. RCL partnered with Thompson’s Charities and Urban ...