Weirton councilman reinstated to committee seat | WTOV TV – Weirton WVA

News9 previously reported on a Weirton councilman being removed from his seat. But now, the Ward 3 Councilman Fred Marsh says he has been reinstated.

We aired out our concerns, and at the end of the meeting, we all agreed to move forward. We all agreed it’s okay to disagree, and the mayor reinstated me to the finance committee.

The past Thursday, Marsh, who has served on the finance committee for over a decade, was removed from his seat. Less than one week later, he has been reinstated and is looking to move forward.

Source: Weirton councilman reinstated to committee seat | WTOV

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Walmart facing calls to halt gun sales after El Paso shooting – News – Ellwood City Ledger – Ellwood City, PA

People are calling on Walmart, often cited as the largest gun retailer in the world, to stop selling firearms after a mass shooting took place in one of its stores on Saturday.

Walmart has been the scene of two shootings in the past week, one in Southaven, Mississipi where two were killed by a former employee on July 30 and Saturday’s mass shooting in El Paso, Texas that left 22 dead.

Source: Walmart facing calls to halt gun sales after El Paso shooting – News – Ellwood City Ledger – Ellwood City, PA

I70 CRASH: Body found in Yough River after crash on I-70 bridge in Westmoreland County | WPXI

Search and rescue crews have been called to the Youghiogheny River, where someone went off a bridge after a crash along Interstate 70, emergency dispatchers said.

I-70 westbound was closed between Exit 49 and Exit 46B, but has since reopened.

Channel 11 has confirmed that the coroner was called to the scene and a body was found in the river.


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Source: I70 CRASH: Body found in Yough River after crash on I-70 bridge in Westmoreland County | WPXI

New Media to buy Gannett for $1.4 billion, creating biggest U.S. newspaper publisher – Reuters

(Reuters) – Local media company New Media Investment Group (NEWM.N) said on Monday it will buy USA Today-owner Gannett Co (GCI.N) in a $1.4 billion deal, creating the biggest newspaper owner in the United States as publishers struggle with readers shifting to online sources for news.

Source: New Media to buy Gannett for $1.4 billion, creating biggest U.S. newspaper publisher – Reuters

Millennial loneliness poll: 22 percent say they have “no friends” – Vox

Loneliness can be helpful, unless it becomes chronic.

Today, members of the millennial generation are ages 23 to 38. These ought to be prime years of careers taking off and starting families, before joints really begin to ache. Yet as a recent poll and some corresponding research indicate, there’s something missing for many in this generation: companionship.

A recent poll from YouGov, a polling firm and market research company, found that 30 percent of millennials say they feel lonely. This is the highest percentage of all the generations surveyed.

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Furthermore, 22 percent of millennials in the poll said they had zero friends.

 

Source: Millennial loneliness poll: 22 percent say they have “no friends” – Vox

UPDATE : Alleged shooter cased El Paso Walmart before rampage that killed 22: Officials

A gunman opened fire Saturday morning at a Walmart in El Paso.

The suspect in the killing rampage at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, allegedly cased the store, looking for Mexicans to kill before he came back and unleashed a barrage of gunfire that left 22 people dead and more than two dozens injured, law enforcement officials told ABC News.

The latest twist in the investigation of the mass shooting came just hours after doctors in El Paso confirmed that two more victims had died from bullet wounds suffered in the Saturday morning massacre — increasing the death toll to 22.

Source: Alleged shooter cased El Paso Walmart before rampage that killed 22: Officials

Q&A: Lucie Arnaz reflects on ‘I Love Lucy’ as TV sitcom hits big screen | WTOP

Get ready for TV’s most influential sitcom as Fathom Events and CBS Home Entertainment present “I Love Lucy: A Colorized Celebration” in theaters nationwide on Tuesday to mark Lucille Ball’s birthday.

It’s your chance to laugh at colorized versions of the beloved sitcom, starring Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance and William Frawley. Attendees will receive an “I Love Lucy” poster.

“It’s never been on the big screen,” Lucie Arnaz, daughter of Ball and Desi Arnaz, told WTOP. “My brother and I don’t own ‘I Love Lucy.’ My mother and father sold that show to CBS back in the ’50s. We share in the merchandising rights, which is fun and God knows put my children through college, but because we’re in a nice partnership with CBS, this is all very celebratory. … Any time you can bring in a new generation to appreciate that show, it’s a good thing.”

Source: Q&A: Lucie Arnaz reflects on ‘I Love Lucy’ as TV sitcom hits big screen | WTOP

Pittsburgh-area man among victims in Dayton

One of the victim’s in Sunday morning’s mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio is a Pittsburgh-area man.

Nicholas Cumer was a student at St. Francis University and graduated from Washington High School in 2012.

“We are heartbroken by the loss of our Nicholas in this senseless act on August 4,” according to a statement released from Cumer’s family. “As our family grieves, we ask for privacy at this time.”

Source: Pittsburgh-area man among victims in Dayton