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Brooke to honor volunteers, police

February 13, 2015 WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Commission on Thursday agreed, through two separate efforts, to recognize volunteers who have worked to improve the county and local law enforcement tasked with... more »»

Vets Park names leader

February 13, 2015 WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Veterans Memorial Park Foundation has a new leader who has been working very close to the park for some time. more »»

Utilities chief operator resigns

February 13, 2015 WEIRTON — The Weirton Area Water Board discussed a new mandate and the resignation of a staff member during its regular meeting Thursday. more »»

Senators pass modified wage bill

February 13, 2015 CHARLESTON — After several days of negotiations, the West Virginia Senate Thursday approved a modified version of its prevailing wage bill. more »»

Accident victim remains at UPMC

February 13, 2015 CHESTER — A Chester man who was injured Tuesday in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Route 30 remains in critical condition at UPMC Presbyterian, a hospital spokeswoman said. more »»

House committee passes craft beer bill

February 13, 2015 CHARLESTON — A bill to ease regulations and fees on the state’s burgeoning craft brewing industry continued to move through the committee process Thursday in the West Virginia House of Delegates. more »»

22nd Heartland by Trinity Health System sets record

February 13, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — Trinity Health System’s Heartland event was bigger than ever in its 22nd year in the center court of the Fort Steuben Mall Thursday. more »»

Sanitary board OKs purchases

February 13, 2015 WEIRTON — The Weirton Sanitary Board approved several equipment purchases during its regular meeting Thursday. more »»

Wood County cracker’s fate tied to lower gas prices

February 13, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Despite an Odebrecht executive’s comments that depressed natural gas prices may impact the company’s decision to build an ethane cracker plant in Wood County, area officials say the... more »»

United posts record $129.9M in ’14

February 13, 2015 WHEELING — Due in part to the finalized acquisition of Virginia Commerce Bancorp Inc., United Bank’s parent company grew its earnings from $85.6 million in 2013 to a record $129.9 million in 2014. more »»

WesBanco reports $70M in 2014 earnings

February 13, 2015 WHEELING — Powered by deposits from lease payments related to area natural gas drilling, profits at WesBanco Inc. jumped to $70 million in 2014, up from $63.9 million the previous year. more »»

Blown gas pipe back in service Friday

February 12, 2015 FOLLANSBEE — Even though investigators remain unsure of the cause of a fire on an ATEX Express pipeline along Archer Hill Road in Brooke County last month, the company plans to restart pumping... more »»

Man charged in pair of burglaries

February 12, 2015 WEIRTON — Weirton Police arrested a man on Tuesday who has been accused of multiple nighttime house burglaries in the Colliers Way area. Terry Lee Orbin Jr. more »»

Theo Yianni’s donation to K-9

February 12, 2015 Shawn Mihellis and Yianni Bourbakis, co-owners of Theo Yianni’s Authentic Greek Restaurant on Pennsylvania Avenue, donated $600 for the purchase of a new bullet proof vest for the K-9 officers of th... more »»

Abortion regs now over to Senate

February 12, 2015 CHARLESTON — A bill banning abortions past 20 weeks of pregnancy was approved Wednesday by the West Virginia House of Delegates and will now be taken up by the Senate. more »»

State official to rule on Brooke sewer

February 12, 2015 FOLLANSBEE — An administrative law judge for West Virginia is expected to rule on a dispute between a Follansbee woman and the Brooke County Public Service District over the planned extension of a... more »»

Highlands boom helped by weather

February 12, 2015 TRIADELPHIA — Visitors to The Highlands may have noticed new construction continuing at the site this week as workers take advantage of a short break from inclement weather. more »»

FAA says runway length on hold at Jefferson airport

February 12, 2015 WINTERSVILLE — Pilots will not be able to use the 600 additional feet on the runway at the Jefferson County airport because the Federal Aviation Administration is requiring a study that could take... more »»

Museum’s toy, train artifacts stolen

February 12, 2015 WHEELING — A part of toy history — valued at nearly $30,000 — was stolen Monday from the Kruger Street Toy and Train Museum, and now Wheeling police are asking the public for help in solving this... more »»

Presidents day closings

February 12, 2015 Here is a list of closings of government offices and agencies and trash collection schedules for Presidents Day on Monday: ¯ Brooke County Courthouse will be closed. more »»

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