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Competency at issue in murder case

June 30, 2015 WELLSBURG — The competency of the defendant in the Jason Pratz murder case was the focus of a preliminary hearing Monday in Brooke County Circuit Court. more »»


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Competency at issue in murder case

June 30, 2015 WELLSBURG — The competency of the defendant in the Jason Pratz murder case was the focus of a preliminary hearing Monday in Brooke County Circuit Court. more »»

Hearing set for area man accused of threatening officials

June 30, 2015 NEW CUMBERLAND — A New Cumberland man accused of making violent threats on social media against four Hancock County officials is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday. more »»

Demolition under way

June 30, 2015 Crews began removing a two-story dilapidated building at 614 Main St., Wellsburg, Monda. more »»

Six inducted to Brooke schools’ Wall of Fame

June 30, 2015 WELLSBURG — As she prepared to introduce the six new additions to the Brooke County Schools Wall of Fame, Betty Lou Harris, chair of its selection committee, noted that each made an impact on... more »»


June 30, 2015 Outgoing Hancock County Superintendent Suzan Smith and school board President Jerry Durante show off a plaque that will be mounted at the health care facility at Weirton Elementary School. more »»


Brooke students learned through workplace visits

June 28, 2015 WELLSBURG — In April, many area businesses teamed with Brooke High School’s administration and staff to provide 30 students with a firsthand look at careers that interested them. more »»

Quick Takes

June 28, 2015 LEADERSHIP AWARD: Linda Cattrell, an employee of First Choice Community Federal Credit Union in Weirton, received the 2015 Chapter Leadership Award from the West Virginia Credit Union League during... more »»

Wheeling uses new atrial fib treatment

June 28, 2015 WHEELING – Physicians at Wheeling Hospital began this week to use cryoballoon ablation to restore normal heart rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillatio. more »»

Wheeling Hospital earns Gold Award for inpatient cardiac care

June 28, 2015 WHEELING — Wheeling Hospital has been recognized by the American Heart Association for quick and effective treatment of inpatient cardiac arrest. more »»

Real Estate Transfers

June 28, 2015 The following real estate transactions were filed in Jefferson County: Everett E. Dillon (deceased) to Carol Dillon and Everett Dillon Jr., lots 103-104, Overlook Hills. more »»


Nancy DellaPiazza

June 30, 2015 Nancy Jeanne DellaPiazza, 59, of Weirton died Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Trinity Medical Center West, Steubenville, Ohio. Born on February 15, 1956, in Weirton, W.Va. more »»

Sharon Hildreth

June 30, 2015 Sharon Kay Hildreth, of New Cumberland, daughter of the late Russell Verner Tharp and Helen Marie Williams Tharp passed peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday June 28, 2015... more »»

William Holloway

June 30, 2015 William Leroy Hollaway, 91, of Hopedale, OH, passed away June 28, 2015, at Valley Hospice Care Center North, Steubenville. more »»

Judith Ann McCarty

June 30, 2015 Judith Ann Taggart McCarty, 73, of East Palestine, Ohio, passed away June 5, 2015. Born July 1941, she lived in Toronto, Ohio. more »»

Tanya Mitchell

June 30, 2015 Tanya Ann Mitchell, age 45, of Toronto, passed away as a result of a truck accident in Indianapolis, Indiana, Friday, June 26, 2015. She is the daughter of Nancy Pudder. more »»

Local Sports

Not a Solo act

June 30, 2015 MONTREAL — The Women’s World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Sol. more »»

Bucs staying patient as Polanco searches for consistency

June 30, 2015 PITTSBURGH — A year ago, Gregory Polanco was the next big thing. When the Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder was called up to the big leagues last June, his arrival was viewed as a coronation. more »»

Post 1 blanks Post 33

June 30, 2015 WHEELING — With a powerful lineup, a shut-down pitching staff and good fielding all the way around, Wheeling Post 1 has had little trouble piling up the wins through the first half of the American... more »»

New colors

June 30, 2015 EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — D’Angelo Russell was the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft, and he chose the No. 1 jersey with the Los Angeles Laker. more »»

IndyCar must balance daredevil vs. dangerous racing

June 30, 2015 By JENNA FRYER AP auto racing writer NASCAR returns this week to Daytona International Speedway, where 43 drivers are likely to race bumper to bumper for 400 white-knuckle miles. more »»

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