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Tomblin wants budget session

March 13, 2015 CHARLESTON — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Thursday he would extend the 2015 legislative session by four days for lawmakers to finalize a 2016 budget. more »»

Easier gun carry rules OK’d in House

March 13, 2015 CHARLESTON — Delegates voted Thursday to move forward the Firearms Act of 2015, a bill which allows those able to legally own a gun the right to concealed carry without a permit. more »»

Cooking school time approaching

March 13, 2015 WINTERSVILLE — The Taste of Home Cooking School will call a new venue home this year. more »»

State Senate split on calling for convention

March 13, 2015 CHARLESTON — A divided Senate passed a resolution Thursday calling for an Article V Convention for a federal balanced budget amendment. more »»

Ethics hearing moved to Wheeling

March 13, 2015 WHEELING — Although he’ll no longer be West Liberty University’s president, Robin Capehart still faces a hearing next month on charges he violated the West Virginia Ethics Act, state Ethics... more »»

Water plant chief operator introduced

March 13, 2015 WEIRTON – The Weirton Area Water Board on Thursday introduced Thomas “T.J.” Warner of New Cumberland as the new chief operator for the water treatment plant. more »»

Sanitary board celebrates longtime operator retirement

March 13, 2015 WEIRTON — The Weirton Sanitary Board celebrated the retirement of a long-time employee and discussed water line upgrades for Marland Heights at their regular meeting Thursday. more »»

Truancy bill moves to governor

March 13, 2015 CHARLESTON — A bill increasing how many times a student can be absent from school before being declared truant will go to the governor for his signature. more »»

Brooke rolls back levy rates

March 12, 2015 WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Commission agreed Tuesday to reduce levy rates for the county’s general fund and was asked to consider an ordinance regulating dog breeders. more »»

Event, mural to preserve history of glass firm

March 12, 2015 WELLSBURG — While plans call for the former Brooke Glass building to be demolished to make room for potential development, officials behind that effort also want to preserve the 100-year-old... more »»

McKinley stays quiet on run for governor

March 12, 2015 WHEELING — U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley told media sources this week he is considering a run for West Virginia governor in 2016, but Wednesday his office averted comment on the matte. more »»

Study pushed for right to work bills

March 12, 2015 PARKERSBURG — An economic impact study on right to work legislation has been requested by the leadership of the West Virginia Legislature. more »»

Capehart resigns as WLU president

March 12, 2015 WEST LIBERTY — Robin Capehart will step down as West Liberty University’s president effective Sunday amid allegations he violated the state Ethics Act. more »»

Parents’ case will go direct to grand jury

March 12, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — Two parents charged with felony child endangerment were arraigned Wednesday in a Jefferson County courtroo. more »»

Brooke pupils set for state math event

March 12, 2015 WELLSBURG — Six Brooke County pupils will take part in a statewide competition Saturday testing their ability to use mathematical concepts to solve real life problem. more »»

Bill’s passage could mean new life for state distillery

March 12, 2015 CHARLES TOWN — It’s been a rough month for co-owner Linda Losey and the rest of the staff at Bloomery Plantation Distillery since the business was shuttered due to alcoholic beverage laws in West... more »»

House drafts alternative state budget

March 11, 2015 CHARLESTON — The House Finance Committee this week passed a fiscal year 2016 budget which restores funding to several areas cut in the governor’s proposed spending plan. more »»

Cruelty procedures adjusted

March 11, 2015 WEIRTON — The City of Weirton has been working to improve the way it responds to reports of animal cruelty in the community. more »»

Brooke High School plans to return to block scheduling

March 11, 2015 WELLSBURG — Brooke High School will return this fall to a block schedule that includes 90-minute class sessions. more »»

Charter schools bill criticized for anti-discrimination language

March 11, 2015 CHARLESTON — Residents and officials expressed concerns over a proposed charter schools bill Tuesday, focusing primarily on a change removing protections for gay and lesbian students. more »»

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