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West Virginia Delegate Mark Zatezalo, R-Hancock, left, speaks with Delegate Ed Evans, D-McDowell, Wednesday on the House floor. — Perry Bennett/West Virginia Legislature

Legislature adjourns until June 5

WHEELING — Members of the West Virginia Senate and House of Delegates haven’t agreed on much in recent days, but Wednesday they concurred in adjourning their special session until June 5. The action came on a day that saw the Senate pass the House’s tax reform bill with a number of ...

Hopes in Charleston are for recess to provide time to reach compromises

CHARLESTON — The House of Delegates voted Wednesday to adjourn the current special session until June 5 to continue negotiations on budget and revenue proposals while saving taxpayers the $35,000-per-day cost of keeping the full Legislature in Charleston. “The governor and both House and ...

Justice to meet with Senate, House leadership to measure stances

CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice will meet with the senate president, senate minority leader, speaker of the house, and the house minority leader in four separate rooms and travel from room to room as the mediator-in-chief today. Justice wanted to better understand the positions of each side, ...

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Colliers bridge to be dedicated to veteran

COLLIERS — Marine Cpl. Mark Cool was 19 when he was injured in the Battle of Khe Sanh in Vietnam on Feb. 27, 1968, and died three days later in Okinawa, Japan. Now, almost 40 years later, the Colliers Way Bridge, near where Cool grew up and lived most of his life before entering the ...

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Saxon’s support

Richard Saxon of R.E. Saxon Jeweler is supporting the Weirton United Way in the upcoming 36th Golf Classic by providing the prize for the first hole-in-one on the No. 12 hole. He also is serving as the sponsor for the putting contest. The event will be held June 12 at Williams Golf and Country ...

Ground being broken for library, museum

WELLSBURG — Wednesday was a day for big and little news, all of it positive, for officials with the Brooke County Public Library. Jim Brockman, executive director of the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Museum and Education Center, said a groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 2 ...

Rene Hutchison of Hooverson Heights checks out a book from the new Little Free Library posed in her community by the Brooke County Public Library. — Warren Scott

Brooke Library makes a little addition, too

FOLLANSBEE —In an effort to make books accessible to more people, the Brooke County Public Library has added a little library on Hooverson Heights. On Wednesday Alex Eberle, the library’s director, unveiled the library, which includes assorted books for all ages and reading levels stored ...

Police say Moundsville man tried to set wife on fire

MOUNDSVILLE — A Moundsville man faces an attempted murder charge after allegedly trying to light his wife on fire during a domestic dispute. Shamus Woods, 42, was placed in handcuffs within minutes of police arriving at the couple’s Second Street home in response to a complaint from a ...

Columbiana County runs out of heroin antidote Narcan

LISBON — Following many recent requests for Narcan, which is administered to those found passed out during an opioid overdose, the Columbiana County Health Department is entirely out of their doses, according to nursing director Jennifer Davis. Additionally, Davis said to obtain more the ...

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Leetonia’s ex-police chief indicted on theft in office charge

LISBON, Ohio — A former long-time Leetonia police chief was among two people whose indictments were released on Wednesday. John Soldano, 52, of East Liverpool, has been charged with theft in office, a third-degree felony, following an investigation by the state auditor office. According ...