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Public forum concerning Common Core set

March 18, 2015 WHEELING — Following much debate on the merits of how Common Core would impact education in West Virginia, a forum to discuss the matter is set for 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Ohio County Public Librar. more »»

Easter Bunny set to arrive at Fort Steuben Mall

March 18, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — The Easter Bunny will hop into his garden at 2 p.m. more »»

Sewer project concerns raised at meeting

March 18, 2015 WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Commission was asked Tuesday about the next phase of the Eldersville Road sewer project. more »»

Kiwanis Club hears about local food program

March 18, 2015 WEIRTON – More than one in five children in West Virginia are food insecure, and about 70 percent of students enrolled at Weirton Elementary School receive free or reduced cost lunches. more »»

Weirton agency recommends dwelling demolitions

March 18, 2015 WEIRTON — The Weirton Building Enforcement Agency addressed four properties new to its agenda Tuesday, and reviewed several matters of old business. more »»

Faculty senate calling for investigation into contracts

March 18, 2015 WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University’s Faculty Senate wants the West Virginia State Bar to investigate the recent contract negotiations between the university’s Board of Governors and former... more »»

Lawsuit filed to block JB Green Team tax assessment

March 18, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A lawsuit was filed in Belmont County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday seeking a court order stopping the collection and distribution of the $12. more »»

Follansbee tackles slip troubles

March 17, 2015 FOLLANSBEE — Follansbee Council has agreed to hire an engineer to plan remedies for a slip affecting residents on two streets overlooking the city’s downtown section. more »»

Weirton Hall of Fame to honor five

March 17, 2015 WEIRTON — Five area residents have been selected as part of the 2015 induction class for the Weirton Hall of Fame. more »»

State Police provide details of Follansbee shooting

March 17, 2015 FOLLANSBEE — A West Virginia State Police official said the man shot and killed by police Friday night verbally threatened them while bearing a knife. First Sgt. more »»

Murder, sex abuse cases continued

March 17, 2015 WELLSBURG — The trial against a Burgettstown man charged in the 2013 shooting death of 30-year-old Jason Pratz has been moved to July 20 so a psychological evaluation may be performed. more »»

Firearms legislation raises concerns

March 17, 2015 PARKERSBURG — A controversial bill allowing concealed carry of a weapon without a permit is headed to the governor’s desk, but some officials say they still are concerned with elements of the... more »»

Lawmakers remark on failed Common Core repeal

March 17, 2015 CHARLESTON — Last-minute resistance from both sides doomed changes to the Common Core standards and ended a movement to bring charter schools to West Virginia, lawmakers said Monday. more »»

Chester changes check-signing policy

March 17, 2015 CHESTER — A change in policy over the signing of city checks has become the latest manifestation of the continuing conflict between Chester Mayor Larry Forsythe and City Council over who’s in charge. more »»

WLU releases Capehart contract

March 17, 2015 WHEELING — West Liberty University has agreed not to make any legal claims against former president Robin Capehart, who will remain on the state payroll through the end of this year regardless of... more »»

West Virginia coal production falling

March 17, 2015 WHEELING — Blaming both the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency as well as increasing competition from foreign miners, the president of the West Virginia Coal Association said... more »»

Hancock schools set to OK calendar

March 17, 2015 NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County school board appears poised to approve a 2015-2016 school calendar that looks a lot like this year’s. The only unknown variable is the weather. more »»

Pooling proponents back to the drawing board

March 17, 2015 WHEELING — Many West Virginia lawmakers, natural gas industry leaders and landowners thought they’d reached an acceptable compromise this year on forced pooling legislation, but the House of... more »»

Armand Fior continues in a near-century old family business

March 17, 2015 YORKVILLE — A manifest of immigrant passengers headed for the United States in 1922 is framed and rests on the barber stand at Fior’s Barber Shop, a business that has withstood the hair styles of th... more »»

Heart Month help always available

March 17, 2015 WINTERSVILLE — Although February is over and with it the formal observance of “Heart Month,” heart help is available year-round through what one local woman discovered was an unexpected source —... more »»

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