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TALKING ABOUT THE AREA'S SUCCESS — John Frankovitch, left, chief executive officer of Weirton Medical Center, and Vincent Deluzio, managing director of R&V Associates, discuss during an interview in the hospital's board room the success not only of WMC but of positive regional economic indicators highlighted by the hospital's statistics. -- Paul Giannamore

WMC talks of hospital’s growth, area’s successes

WEIRTON — Weirton Medical Center's statistics show a hospital that has positioned itself to face changes in the economy and medical care, but it's the region's economic health that's indicated by the numbers that energizes the hospital. Vincent Deluzio, managing director of R&V ...

Twelve members of the local business community are taking part in this year's Leadership Weirton program, offered by the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce. The program kicked off this weekend, with ice breaker activities and a dinner Friday and a team-building exercise on Saturday, with sessions continuing through June. -- Craig Howell

Leadership Weirton program kicks off

WEIRTON — Representatives of 12 area businesses began a journey this weekend with the hope of learning more about the world around them and how they can contribute. Leadership Weirton, held annually by the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce, kicked off this weekend, with a dinner at the ...

AGs work to reverse stream rule

WHEELING — As a new administration takes office, several state attorneys general say they're trying to save the coal mining industry by filing a lawsuit they hope will revoke the outgoing Obama Administration's Stream Protection Rule. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and ...

Road crews repair spring pipe problem in Chester

CHESTER — Road crews appear to have fixed a spring pipe that has caused icy situations to one of the city roads. During Tuesday's Chester City Council meeting, Zachary Lane resident Dave Evans addressed council about the possibility of repairing a spring which runs out of Utah Lane, ...

Media Day Blood Drive to double staff

WHEELING — The good people of the Ohio Valley are accustomed to rolling up their sleeves and helping neighbors in need. It will be no different on Monday when the 31st-annual Ohio Valley Media Day Blood Drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at WesBanco Arena. Past Media Day ...

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PRESENTER — Samuel W. Black, director of African American Programs at the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh’s Strip District, will be the guest presenter for a series of programs honoring Black History Month in February at West Virginia Northern Community College.  -- Contributed

WVNCC to mark Black History Month

WHEELING — Black History Month in February will be observed by West Virginia Northern Community College with presentations on its three campuses by Pittsburgh historian Samuel W. Black, who will discuss the experiences of black men and women who found themselves in the Vietnam War during the ...

SPECIAL MOMENT — Debbie Warner, wife of West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner, pins the Purple Heart award on her son, retired U.S. Army Capt. Steven Warner, Monday in Charleston. Looking on is U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va. -- Contributed

Native son honored with Purple Heart

CHARLESTON — West Virginia native Steven Warner and his engineering unit were clearing a dirt road of improvised explosive devices in April 2010 in Afghanistan when their vehicle was hit by a Taliban IED. Almost six years later, the retired Army captain — and the son of new West Virginia ...

Rotary

Mardi Gras discussed

Members of the Rotary Club of Weirton Heights met Tuesday, focusing on plans for the club’s annual Mardi Gras Gala fundraiser event, set to take place Feb. 25 at Williams Golf and Country Club. The meeting was led by Club Co-president Dan Spickard, pictured. To date, more than $20,000 in ...

Penitentiary plans romantic fright for Valentine’s Day

MOUNDSVILLE — Staff at the West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville are inviting visitors to trade in flowers and chocolate for scares this Valentine’s Day weekend. “In the Heart of the Dungeon,” slated for Feb. 11, will include a catered dinner for two before each couple is whisked ...

Commissioners hopeful new administration brings interchange to The Highlands

WHEELING — As West Virginia welcomes new Gov. Jim Justice, Ohio County commissioners plan to renew their push for construction of a second interchange at The Highlands with a new administration in office. The subject of the interchange, which would give motorists a second way to enter and ...