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Nation looking closely at W.Va.

August 18, 2014 WHEELING — When Mitt Romney visits West Virginia on Tuesday to campaign for GOP Senate hopeful Shelley Moore Capito, he will become the latest in a flurry of nationally known politicians to visit... more »»

Balloon launch

August 18, 2014 Alex Staub, left, 13, and Shamus Gibson, 11, of New Cumberland, launch a water balloon into the air during Sunday’s Down by the Riverside event in New Cumberland, while Matthew Tsegaye, second from... more »»

Bethany church recreates ‘old days’

August 18, 2014 BETHANY — Members of Castleman Run United Methodist Church will be celebrating the church’s 200-year-old roots with a weekend of food, entertainment and activities reminiscent of its old days. more »»

Windsor Heights events offer old-time fun

August 18, 2014 WINDSOR HEIGHTS — Village officials and members of a local church offered Windsor Heights residents and visitors some old-fashioned fun in two separate events Sunday. more »»

Hookstown Fair to begin Tuesday

August 18, 2014 HOOKSTOWN, Pa. — Driving into Hookstown northbound on the winding, bucolic state Route 168 may be the next best thing to time travel. more »»

Meeks participates in White House conference

August 18, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — There is a small sign on the credenza in the office of Laura Meeks that contains a quote made famous by Winston Churchill: “Never, never, never give up. more »»

Mountaineer race reduction proposed

August 17, 2014 NEWELL — A proposal by Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort to end December horse racing was rejected Friday by the West Virginia Racing Commission, which suggested instead a year-long reduction i... more »»

Concealed weapons permits quadrupled in W.Va.

August 17, 2014 CHARLESTON — The number of concealed weapons permits issued annually in the state has more than quadrupled in the past five year. more »»

Excitement grows as Speaker Series nears

August 17, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — When retired Air Force Col. Mark Tillman takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Sept. more »»

Juvenile drug court comes to Ohio County

August 17, 2014 WHEELING — West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Chief Justice Robin Davis has appointed 1st Judicial Circuit Judge James Mazzone as Ohio County’s first-ever Juvenile Drug Court judge. more »»

Crittenton launches assistance app for employees, clients

August 17, 2014 WHEELING — To help their clients and employees, Crittenton Services has developed a free app for iPhone and Android smart phones. more »»

Survey seeks to enhance food hub potential

August 17, 2014 MARTINSBURG — As a way to support the growing local food movement, the New Appalachian Farm and Research Center is conducting a supplier survey to assess West Virginia’s ability to maximize the use... more »»

Women empowering women through philanthropy

August 17, 2014 WHEELING — In a roundabout way, it’s a philosophy of women giving and women bettered because of i. more »»

WVU forensic scientist’s work proves stranger than fiction

August 17, 2014 MARTINSBURG — West Virginia University professor Glen Jackson’s work is the stuff of television shows — literall. more »»

Past grant awards made by the Women’s Giving Circle

August 17, 2014 WOMEN’S?GIVING?CIRCLE 2013 GRANTS?AWARDED New Martinsville Library — Supper in a Sack Program $8,000 A seven-week women’s nutrition and life skill education program including instruction in... more »»

School boards look to shared services

August 16, 2014 WHEELING — Boards of education in the Northern Panhandle already partner on many services, but they think sharing an attorney to address legal questions would be a good idea. more »»

Marland Heights 5K race draws a crowd

August 16, 2014 WEIRTON — The Marland Heights 5K drew runners and walkers from near and far to Weirton Friday with more than 100 participants in the race and more than 60 children joining the youth fun run. more »»

Wellsburg veteran, POW honored for his efforts

August 16, 2014 WELLSBURG — World War II veteran Ed Jackfert of Wellsburg survived three and a half years in a Japanese prisoner of war camp and has recorded atrocities committed there and to the thousands of... more »»

In concert

August 16, 2014 Country/soul group the Joseph Sisters performed at the Weirton Event Center Friday as part of this year's Weirton Summer Concert Series. Also appearing was local band Legend. more »»

Route 22 at Colliers Way closures set

August 16, 2014 WEIRTON — A section of U.S. Route 22 near the Colliers Way Bridge will be closed to east- and westbound traffic for four days in the next two weeks while crews continue to build the new span. more »»

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