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WTC discusses construction, budget issues

April 17, 2014 WEIRTON – The Weirton Transit Corp. Board of Trustees discussed local construction and budget concerns at their regular meeting Wednesda. more »»

Police shut down meth lab in county

April 16, 2014 CHESTER — A Hancock County man is in police custody on charges related to the manufacturing of methamphetamines. more »»

Bloodhounds play more prominent role in K-9 units

April 16, 2014 NEW MANCHESTER — In the movie “Cool Hand Luke,” one of the bloodhounds tracking the petty criminal Luke, played by Paul Newman, pursues him with such drive and singleness of purpose that the dog end... more »»

K-9 officers learn how to recognize a dog in distress

April 16, 2014 NEWELL — The hazards of policing are compounded when the one doing the policing is a German shepherd. more »»

Levy rates for city approved

April 16, 2014 WEIRTON — Weirton City Council convened for a special session Tuesday and unanimously passed a resolution for the city’s official levy rates for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. more »»

Brooke schools honor robotics team

April 16, 2014 WELLSBURG — A Brooke High School team that placed first in a state competition involving their creation and use of a robot was recognized and the school’s principal reported on efforts to deter fals... more »»

Fair Housing Month

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Manchin urges mine companies to speak out to preserve coal

April 16, 2014 DENVER (AP) — The Democratic senator leading the battle against the White House’s strategy to fight climate change urged the mining industry on Tuesday to speak out about coal’s role in providing... more »»

Shell discusses proposal for Beaver County cracker

April 16, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Shell Oil Co. plans to hold public meetings today to discuss the possibility of building a huge petrochemical plant in western Pennsylvania. more »»

Good Friday closings

April 16, 2014 Here is a list of closings of government offices and agencies and trash collection schedules for Good Friday. • Brooke County Courthouse will be ope. more »»

Dogs, handlers test their skills

April 15, 2014 NEWELL — The annual state convention for West Virginia K-9 units opened in Hancock County on Monday with dogs and their handlers testing their skills on everything from narcotics detection to... more »»

Bite work a necessity in recertification

April 15, 2014 NEW MANCHESTER — Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Cline is shouting commands at his dog in German. Odin is a German shepherd, after all — and he is the picture of power under contro. more »»

City man suspected in robberies found dead

April 15, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — A man suspected of three armed robberies in Weirton and Jefferson County since Friday was found dead of an apparent suicide at an abandoned home off county Road 43, Alikanna, on Monda... more »»

Utica shale rush comes to West Virginia

April 15, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — For several years, companies drilled into the Marcellus Shale in West Virginia and the Utica Shale in Ohio. Now the Utica rush has come to the Mountain State. more »»

GOP targeting women in W.Va.

April 15, 2014 CHARLESTON (AP) — Two West Virginia counties are among two dozen nationwide that Republicans are targeting to sway women’s votes. more »»

Follansbee talks summer events

April 15, 2014 FOLLANSBEE — Like the turning of calendar pages and arrival of warmer weather, topics discussed at Monday’s Follansbee Council meeting were another sign of the change in seasons. more »»

Kiwanis plans radio auction

April 15, 2014 WEIRTON — The 63rd-annual John B. Sorrenti Radio Auction, held by the Weirton Kiwanis Club, is set for April 26. more »»

Area schools list dates for graduations

April 15, 2014 The following is a list of area college and university and high school graduations for 2014: • West Virginia Northern Community College — Commencement will be 7 p.m. May 9. more »»

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