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Man seeks details about lifesaving Brooke County soldier

November 11, 2015 WHEELING — More than five years ago, Eric Kennedy flew almost halfway around the world to visit the grave of a World War II veteran he’d never met, but to whom he owes his very existence. more »»

Brooke High School hears stories from various eras of armed forces

November 11, 2015 WELLSBURG — Preserving the stories of military veterans from all eras was the theme for a Veterans Day assembly at Brooke High School Tuesday, with students hearing short stories about service... more »»

Band of Brothers marks 240th year for Marine Corps

November 11, 2015 WINTERSVILLE — Tuesday wasn’t just another day for Marine veteran Don McLaughlin of Amsterdam, Ohio. It was the 240th birthday of the U.S. more »»

Road flagger dies after falling under DOH truck

November 11, 2015 WELLSBURG — An accident Tuesday that resulted in the death of a flagger working for the state Division of Highways is under investigation by the Brooke County Sheriff’s Departmen. more »»

Justices dismiss superintendent suit

November 11, 2015 CHARLESTON — A former West Virginia schools superintendent cannot sue the state Board of Education over its decision to fire her, the state’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. more »»

Season arrives

November 11, 2015 ELDERSVILLE — The 28th-annual Christmas in the Village craft festival was a salute to the troops, with red, white and blue decor throughout the village and a patriotic theme of “Home for Christmas. more »»

Ohio County expands its smoking ban

November 11, 2015 WHEELING —The Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health voted Tuesday to ban smoking in hotels, motels and at outdoor public places throughout the county effective March . more »»

Jefferson County airport grant may prove unnecessary

November 11, 2015 WINTERSVILLE —The Jefferson County Regional Airport Authority may not have to use a $57,000 state grant for relocating the end of the runway because a Federal Aviation Administration required study... more »»

Marshals, W.Va. troopers fired on by fugitives

November 11, 2015 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two Kentucky fugitives were lying in wait behind a fallen tree at a campsite and opened fire when U.S. marshals and West Virginia troopers tried to arrest them, a U.S. more »»

Wellsburg native buried at Arlington

November 11, 2015 WELLSBURG — In recognition of his brave service in the Vietnam War, Wellsburg native George Franklin Richards was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in March, and for his sister, Rose Marie, it... more »»

60 years in the American Legion

November 11, 2015 RICHMOND — When Tom Grimm was growing up, he marched in Richmond’s Memorial Day parade with his grandmother, Lota Call, together carrying flowers to be placed on veterans’ graves at Richmond Union... more »»

Fountains dedicated to World War II veteran, public servant

November 11, 2015 WELLSBURG — Both the lighted fountain in the paddle boat pond at Brooke Hills Park and a drinking fountain at the Brooke County Veterans Memorial Park nearby recently were dedicated in honor of a... more »»

Council moves ahead on possible sales tax

November 10, 2015 WEIRTON — Weirton Council, on Monday, officially began the process of enacting a new 1 percent sales tax for the city, also voting to reduce a portion of the city’s Business and Occupation Tax. more »»

Park board’s demise tabled

November 10, 2015 WEIRTON — The battle over the future of Weirton’s Board of Parks and Recreation appears to have come to an end. more »»

Follansbee council continues working toward fire station

November 10, 2015 FOLLANSBEE — A proposal for a new fire station and participation in the state’s Home Rule program were among matters discussed by Follansbee Council on Monday. more »»

Veterans discuss day’s meaning with Weir High students

November 10, 2015 WEIRTON — Three veterans visited Weir High School Monday to speak to students about the meaning of Veterans Da. more »»

Checking for belts

November 10, 2015 Hancock County sheriff’s Deputy Hugh Tate, second from left, gestures to a motorist to keep moving during Monday’s seat belt checkpoint on state Route 2 in Newell. more »»

Insurance costs anger state workers

November 10, 2015 WHEELING — A West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency Finance Board public hearing Monday night drew a large crowd opposed to higher insurance costs for active and retired state workers. more »»

Invoice wraps up school project

November 10, 2015 NEW CUMBERLAND — Hancock County Schools closed a chapter Monday on a capital improvement project that began five years ago. more »»

Active semester reported to Brooke board

November 10, 2015 FOLLANSBEE —The Brooke County Board of Education learned of efforts at Jefferson and Beech Bottom primary schools at Monday’s regular meetin. more »»

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