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Month: July 2019

Amazon to Open Fulfillment Center in Findlay Promising 800 Jobs

The Pittsburgh region may have lost its bid for Amazon’s new headquarters but the Steel City apparently snagged another development project from the Seattle e-commerce behemoth. Amazon broke ground this week on a non-sortable fulfillment center in Findlay Township, Allegheny County, according to Rachael Lighty, an Amazon spokeswoman. The company will move into a 1,000,000-square-foot distribution facility, which will be constructed by the Hillwood Group and Chapman Properties. Amazon said it will invest more than $30 million into the project, which is expected to create 800 full-time jobs offering a starting wage of $15 per hour. The company received...

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Gov. Announces Community Corrections Funds for Northern Panhandle

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced more than 5 million dollars in West Virginia community corrections grant program funds will go to 30 projects. These funds will be used to assist local communities in the establishment and continued operation of community corrections programs. $400,000 was awarded to the Northern Panhandle. These funds will be utilized for the continued operation of a community corrections program in Marshall, Brooke, Hancock, Ohio, Tyler, and Wetzel...

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Weirton Council Debates Raised Salary for New City Manager

The mayor and members of Weirton City Council were at odds Tuesday evening regarding the new city manager. While council is looking forward to working with the new Weirton city manager, Carlo Pilgrim, some members aren’t satisfied with his starting salary. It was discussed in the interview by Mayor Harold Miller that Pilgrim would have a starting salary of $80,000 instead of the typical starting salary for the position of $75,000. This was something some council members were not aware of and against. The mayor says the starting salary was fair since Pilgrim has years of municipal experience. Miller...

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Number of Hepatitis Patients in Jefferson Co. Remains High

In June 2018, the state of Ohio declared a Hepatitis A outbreak. More than a year later, it remains a problem in Jefferson County. The county has 19 confirmed cases of Hepatitis A.  The reason for the higher number in Jefferson County is because of drug usage. Symptoms include jaundice, yellowing of the skin, abdominal pain, nausea pain, and vomiting. Health officials recommend getting the Hepatitis A vaccine as a child to avoid the disease. The health department does not turn away anybody who cannot pay for the Hepatitis A...

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Donation Box Stolen from Weirton Business

Surveillance footage from Tudor’s Biscuit World in Weirton reveals a female captured on video stealing a Make-A-Wish Foundation donation box from the restaurants’ counter. This happened just before 7 o’clock yesterday morning, with the suspect getting away. According to business owners, the box was recently emptied, so under $100 was still inside. A picture can be found on our website at rivernewstoday.com, if you recognize this woman, you are urged to contact Weirton...

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