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Truck, car collide on Route 30

February 11, 2015 CHESTER — A two-vehicle accident on U.S. Route 30 sent a Chester man to the hospital with serious injuries Tuesday afternoon, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department said. more »»

W.Va. House OKs teacher certification

February 11, 2015 CHARLESTON — The House of Delegates passed a bill Tuesday allowing for an alternative certification of teachers. more »»

Wellsburg cancels its primaries

February 11, 2015 WELLSBURG — Wellsburg Council on Tuesday agreed to cancel this year’s primary election and approved stricter penalties for contractors who fail to obtain building permits. more »»

Ferns says vaccine bill remains alive

February 11, 2015 WHEELING — A bill regarding vaccine rules related to school-entering children is still alive in the West Virginia Senate. Sen. more »»

Prevailing wage bill faces another delay

February 11, 2015 CHARLESTON — The second reading of a bill to repeal prevailing wage was delayed Tuesday for a second time. Majority Leader Sen. more »»

Mardi Gras platinum

February 11, 2015 First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union will be a platinum-level sponsor for this year’s Mardi Gras Gala held by the Rotary Club of Weirton Heights. The annual fundraiser is set for 7 p.m. more »»

Hancock schools table Costa Rica trip

February 11, 2015 NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Board of Education once again tabled action Monday on an overseas trip that an Oak Glen Middle School teacher wants to take next year. more »»

Brooke schools honor athletes

February 11, 2015 WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Board of Education on Monday acknowledged many Brooke High School athletes and a coach from the school for receiving honors from the Two Rivers Athletic Conferenc. more »»

Weirton Kiwanis hears presentation about cyber bullying

February 11, 2015 WEIRTON — Members of the Weirton Kiwanis Club hosted a presentation on cyber bullying, the dangers of social media and how to educate young people about responsible online communication during thei... more »»

State House advances abortion regulation to third reading

February 11, 2015 CHARLESTON — An anti-abortion bill in the West Virginia House of Delegates moved to third reading and final Tuesday despite several attempts by Democrats to modify it. more »»


February 11, 2015 City offices to close for holiday WEIRTON — City of Weirton administrative offices, including Public Works, will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents’ Day. more »»

Hotel tax fate could hurt local coffers

February 10, 2015 NEW CUMBERLAND — A bill pending in the West Virginia Senate could threaten Hancock County’s ability to collect the hotel occupancy tax that a judge recently said the county was entitled t. more »»

Winter pet rule discussed in city

February 10, 2015 WEIRTON — Weirton City Council on Monday heard from several residents concerned about pets being exposed to extreme temperatures for extended periods of time. more »»

Hearing held in Brooke County murder

February 10, 2015 WELLSBURG — A hearing was held Monday to determine whether testimony by an inmate concerning the Burgettstown man accused of murdering Jason Lee Pratz may be included in the upcoming trial. more »»

Lawmakers, unions hold wage talks

February 10, 2015 CHARLESTON — Lawmakers and labor leaders are negotiating a change in how prevailing wage is calculated in West Virginia. more »»

Public airs views on state malpractice bill

February 10, 2015 CHARLESTON — Critics of a revised medical professional liability bill say it will make lawsuits against nursing homes and pharmacies more difficult, while proponents say those protections are neede... more »»

Follansbee discusses expanding slip

February 10, 2015 FOLLANSBEE — Follansbee officials said they hope to work with federal and state officials to address a slip that has spread from one street to another. more »»

‘If I Were Mayor’ essay winner

February 10, 2015 Gabrielle Mazzone, left, a seventh-grade student at St. Paul School, recently won the statewide “If I Were Mayor, I Would...” essay contest held yearly by the West Virginia Municipal League. more »»

Brooke considers simulated workplace program

February 10, 2015 WELLSBURG — Brooke High School students enrolled in career technical courses could participate in a program aimed at simulating workplace experiences, including punching time clocks, working in... more »»

Weather calls not for 911 center

February 9, 2015 NEW CUMBERLAND — Although a heavy snowfall may seem like an emergency to some, it probably doesn’t warrant a call to 911. more »»

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