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Bishop Bransfield says Pope’s message hits home locally

June 19, 2015 VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ plea to make the state of the environment a central moral issue of our age has been greeted with applause from climate activists and a wide range of church, science and... more »»

Parks board honors two volunteers

June 19, 2015 WEIRTON — The Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation took time early in its regular meeting on Thursday to acknowledge two area residents for their volunteer efforts in improving the playground area... more »»

Morrisey attends drug abuse roundtable talk

June 19, 2015 WHEELING — A community health representative who lost four friends to drug abuse said society needs to take a more holistic approach in the fight against substance abuse. more »»

It’s Dino time in the old hometown

June 19, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — Patrons at the Spot Bar took turns impersonating the King of Cool Thursday night for the start of Steubenville’s 19th-annual Dean Martin Festival, one of the city’s favorite yearly... more »»

Oldies night

June 19, 2015 Deja Vu and Legend jammed to the golden oldies Thursday at the latest in a series of free summer concerts at the Berkman Amphitheater at Historic Fort Steuben. The U.. more »»

Ancient spear skills put on display at Meadowcroft

June 19, 2015 AVELLA — The Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village will host the 18th-annual atlatl competition from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the museum located at 401 Meadowcroft Roa. more »»

Morrisey visits Eagle facilities

June 18, 2015 WELLSBURG — During a visit Wednesday to Eagle Manufacturing, state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey learned of recent expansion efforts at the 121-year-old business, as well as political issues... more »»

State has highest drug overdose death rate

June 18, 2015 CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia has the highest rate of overdose deaths in the U.S. more »»

Boil order issued for Weircrest area of Weirton

June 18, 2015 WEIRTON — The Weirton Area Water Board has issued a boil order for the Weircrest area of the city following a water line repair on Bennett Drive Thursday mornin. more »»

Group looks at Route 2

June 18, 2015 NEW CUMBERLAND — Officials from throughout the region are hoping for continued expansion of state Route 2 as a result of the work of local manufacturing and growth in the natural gas industry. more »»

Councilman plans to file charge against mayor

June 18, 2015 CHESTER — At least one Chester city councilman is preparing to charge Mayor Larry Forsythe with dereliction of duty, but it remains to be seen whether such a charge would stick. more »»

Focus is now on golf course

June 18, 2015 WELLSBURG — Recent visitors to the Brooke Hills Park golf course have likely noticed some changes, and there are still more to come, according to Brad McCombs, who has joined the park’s staff as... more »»

Community yard sale

June 18, 2015 The Weirton United Way is holding a community Yard of Treasures Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, rain or shine, in the state office parking lot in Municipal Plaza. more »»

City Hall grant, park issues before council

June 18, 2015 WELLSBURG — Efforts to secure funds for repairs to the City Hall clock tower and matters involving the city’s parks and docks were among issues before Wellsburg Council Tuesday. more »»

Teapot touch ups

June 18, 2015 Jamie Moore, left, manager of the Sherwin Williams in Weirton, and paint contractor Mark Lowers pick out colors for the Chester “World’s Largest Teapot. more »»

Annual Media Blood Donor Day fulfilling a need

June 18, 2015 WINTERSVILLE — Ken Perkins is designated as a double red cell donor by the American Red Cross, making him one of the stars of the biggest local blood drive of the year. more »»

Newell concert planned

June 18, 2015 Mad River Men, pictured, will open the Newell Community Improvement Coalition’s Summer Concert Series at Laurel Hollow Park at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The concert is free and open to the public. more »»

Newell man pleads in drug case

June 18, 2015 WHEELING — Raymond James Ripley Sr., 28, of Newell was convicted Tuesday of heroin trafficking, U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II, announced. more »»

Museum to mark West Virginia Day

June 18, 2015 WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Museum and Cultural Center will observe West Virginia Day Saturday with a free screening at noon of the film “Gods and Generals. more »»

Community cleanup set for Saturday

June 18, 2015 WELLSBURG — Reasner Funeral Home is organizing a community cleanup to be held at 10 a.m. more »»

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