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February 11, 2016 Lee Van Horn, of 4037 Brightway in Weirton, unveiled his latest snow sculpture creation this week, recreating Pinocchio in the front yard of his home on Marland Heights. more »»

Council supports task force funding

February 11, 2016 WEIRTON — The City of Weirton is supporting efforts to restore funding which has assisted the operations of law enforcement task forces. more »»

Newell water hearing to be held

February 11, 2016 NEW CUMBERLAND — A public hearing on proposed water and sewer rate increases for the Newell Co. is scheduled for 10 a.m. Feb. 24 at the Hancock County Courthouse. The Newell Co. more »»

Delay of clean power plan stokes worries about treaty

February 11, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration asserted Wednesday that a Supreme Court order delaying enforcement of its new clean-power rules will ultimately have little impact on meeting the nation’s... more »»

Court ruling means Chester suit can proceed

February 11, 2016 CHESTER — A Chester couple’s lawsuit against the city can proceed now that a judge has denied the city’s motion to dismiss. Hancock County Circuit Court Judge James P. more »»

Yost honored

February 11, 2016 The Professional Fire Fighters of West Virginia named state Sen. Jack Yost, D-Wellsburg, “Legislator of the Year,” recently, noting his work to assist firefighters throughout the state. more »»

Adult-ed classes set in Brooke County

February 11, 2016 WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Board of Education will offer adult education courses, including preparation for the exam required to obtain the equivalent of a diploma and hunter education required... more »»

Home, garden show to open

February 11, 2016 WHEELING — For those excited by the thought of home renovation, the annual Home and Garden Show presented by the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce returns to WesBanco Arena this weekend for its 47th... more »»

Boring work under way under highway in Steubenville

February 11, 2016 STEUBENVILLE — A three-man crew from Riley Contracting of Norwalk, Ohio, hopes to complete a 100-foot-long boring project beneath state Route 7 today to prepare for the installation of a 12-inch... more »»

Planners elect officers

February 11, 2016 WEIRTON — The Weirton Planning Commission met Wednesday, electing its officers for the next year. more »»

Ash Wednesday

February 10, 2016 The Rev. Manuel Gelido places ashes on the forehead of a worshiper today during the 7:30 a.m. Ash Wednesday Mass at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church located on California Avenue. more »»

New Cumberland buildings to come down

February 10, 2016 NEW CUMBERLAND — Three downtown New Cumberland buildings that have been described as eyesores are coming closer to coming down. more »»

Welfare drug test bill gets Senate OK

February 10, 2016 WHEELING — Legislation requiring the drug testing of welfare recipients suspected of drug abuse passed the West Virginia Senate 32-2 Tuesday, with Minority Leader Jeff Kessler voicing concerns about... more »»

Wellsburg discusses new K-9 unit, teen court

February 10, 2016 WELLSBURG — Efforts to obtain a new K-9 unit for the Wellsburg Police Department moved forward while city officials learned of plans to establish a Brooke County teen court at Tuesday’s Wellsburg... more »»

Chester will evict commercial tenant

February 10, 2016 CHESTER — The City of Chester is seeking the eviction of a commercial tenant, as well as more than $5,000 in back rent. more »»

Golden football

February 10, 2016 Weirton Madonna High School is among the nation’s high schools to receive a “golden football” from the National Football League as part of its Super Bowl High School Honor Roll progra. more »»

Obama pressing ahead with his clean air plan

February 10, 2016 WASHINGTON — The administration of President Barack Obama is vowing to press ahead with efforts to curtail greenhouse gas emissions after a divided Supreme Court put his signature plan to address... more »»

Avella students capture gold keys for artworks

February 10, 2016 AVELLA — Avella Junior/Senior High School students garnered nearly a quarter of all gold key awards in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Southwestern Pennsylvania Art region, which includes... more »»

Paris Presbyterian schedules events

February 10, 2016 PARIS — The Paris Presbyterian Church has announced upcoming events. They include: • 7 p.m., Friday, the Chrisagis Brothers and Friends host a Valentine’s Day concert. • 10 a.m. Feb. more »»

Fort Vance Historical Society

February 10, 2016 EDITOR’S NOTE: The PA Focus will regularly feature photos and information from the Fort Vance Historical Society’s collection of vintage photos. more »»

Badge work

February 10, 2016 Culton Moore, left, and Michael Moore attend a recent Burgettstown Council meeting alongside McDonald Police Officer Michael Dhanse. more »»


Brooke Senior Center bingo February 11, 2016

The Brooke County Senior Center, 948 Main St., will hold a weekly quarter bingo from noon to 4 p.m. each Thursday.All ages are welcome. more »

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