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Ex-official gets probation, fine in W.Va. chemical spill

February 2, 2016 CHARLESTON — A former environmental consultant at a chemical distributor was sentenced to three years’ probation and fined $10,000 Monday for a 2014 chemical spill that fouled the drinking water... more »»

Brooke Health Department braces for cuts

February 1, 2016 WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Health Department is among public health departments throughout the state preparing for a proposed 25 percent cut in state funding. more »»

Sunday booze bill has life again

February 1, 2016 SHEPHERDSTOWN — With the West Virginia legislative session now in its third week, supporters of HB 2804, better known as the “Brunch Bill,” will continue to try making progress and bring it to the... more »»

Murray Energy among firms fighting new coal dust rule

February 1, 2016 WHEELING — Murray Energy Corp. and other coal companies are fighting a new regulation in court that Mine Safety and Health Administration officials believe will help prevent black lung disease. more »»

Gingrich says Trump defines today’s politics

February 1, 2016 WHEELING — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump talks a lot and makes a lot of noise, and he is the definition of today’s new politics, according to former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingric. more »»

Three interviewed for Steubenville city manager

February 1, 2016 STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville Council members may need a few more days to decide who will be the next city manager after hearing from three local applicants Saturday. more »»

Holy Name Cathedral exterior work begins

February 1, 2016 STEUBENVILLE—The first phase of the renovation, restoration and renewal of the Holy Name Cathedral on South Fifth Street began last week with the demolition of the church parking lot. more »»

Growth and success

January 31, 2016 WEIRTON — Progress. It’s happening all around us. Businesses are expanding. New companies are moving into our are. more »»

Fletcher to face challenge for sheriff

January 31, 2016 NEW CUMBERLAND — Hancock County Sheriff Ralph Fletcher says he's ready for another four years, but he'll have to get past a Republican challenger come November. more »»

Kessler makes governor run official

January 31, 2016 WHEELING — West Virginia Senate Minority Leader Jeff Kessler officially entered the 2016 election for governor Friday, becoming the third Democrat to file in the race. more »»

Legislature considers homeschool tweak

January 31, 2016 CHARLESTON — A bill that is being introduced into the West Virginia Legislature, according to lawmakers, should better align the state's homeschooling policies with other states around the nation. more »»

WLU announces zoo science major

January 31, 2016 WHEELING — West Liberty University and Oglebay’s Good Zoo are partnering to create a new zoo science major that will offer students hands-on curriculum in animal care. more »»

Seven Springs helping to reopen ski resort

January 31, 2016 LIGONIER, Pa. — Local skiers will have another mountain to choose from next season. more »»

Mardi Gras planning continues

January 31, 2016 The Rotary Club of Weirton Heights continues its plans for this year’s Mardi Gras Gala, to take place Feb. 20 at Williams Golf and Country Clu. more »»

Seeking another miracle

January 31, 2016 WHEELING — Lorraine McCardle is a firm believer in miracles. She’s seen them happen, and she’s hoping for another one for special needs youth throughout the Ohio Valley. more »»

New role

January 31, 2016 Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Garrett Barnhart helps a group of third-graders at New Manchester Elementary School during their lunch hour on Tuesday. more »»

Endurance running event set for Feb. 27

January 31, 2016 WHEELING — A group of endurance runners will brave the elements on Feb. 27 and compete across five to seven miles of wet, muddy and harsh terrain at The Highlands. more »»

‘Pushing’ buttons

January 31, 2016 NEW YORK — There’s no denying buttons are an important clothing item, but can they rise to the level of art? A new exhibition at a Manhattan gallery proves they can. more »»

Staying motivated beyond January

January 31, 2016 MIAMI — High-end fashion designers are launching workout lines, Soul Cycle classes are quickly booking up and fitness trainers have become rock stars apart from their celeb clientele. more »»

Three are arrested by area drug task force

January 30, 2016 The Hancock-Brooke-Weirton High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force has announced the arrests of three individuals following the investigation of drug operations involving the transporting of... more »»

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