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WARNER IN WELLSBURG — West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner spoke to Brooke County officials Monday about efforts to clear voter registration records of those who are deceased and rendered ineligible because they have been convicted of a crime. With Warner, second from right, are, from left, county Clerk Sylvia Benzo; county Election Clerk Pam Northcraft; Penny Brick, field service representative for the secretary of state’s office; and county  -- Warren Scott

Secretary Warner discusses voter rolls during Brooke stop

WELLSBURG — The West Virginia secretary of state visited the Brooke County Courthouse on Monday to talk about efforts to make voter registration efforts more accurate. Secretary of State Mac Warner said when he entered office earlier this year he was encouraged to drop the Electronic ...

Hancock school decision will impact 48 jobs

NEW CUMBERLAND — Following two days of hearings last week, the Hancock County Board of Education on Monday approved a list of 19 personnel reductions and 29 transfers. The personnel changes, announced following a half-hour executive session, will go into effect at the end of the current ...

Some state parks will charge admission fee

CHARLESTON — Visiting some West Virginia’s state parks will no longer be free as of Memorial Day weekend. On Monday, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources unveiled a plan to charge for access to seven parks around the state. The parks that will start charging visitors are ...

NC Earth Day

Earth Day planting

New Cumberland Community Projects celebrated Earth Day on Saturday by completing several projects around town, including planting a tree behind the gazebo at Hines Park. Shown are Community Projects Director George Hines and his granddaughter, Sophie, as they finish planting a willow tree. -- ...

GEE VIEW — West Virginia University President Gordon Gee speaks to journalists attending WVU’s Academic Media Day in Morgantown Monday.  -- Joselyn King

WVU studies how it can help reinvent W.Va.

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University wants to play a vital role in helping the state reinvent itself and find a new direction, according to WVU President E. Gordon Gee. The school has commissioned the McKinsey Global Institute to conduct a study seeking answers on how WVU can best help the ...

PSD board to consider merger

WELLSBURG — The Hammond Public Service District board will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday at its office at 736 Charles St. to consider and possibly approve conveying its water system to the Brooke County Public Service District.

OVAC All-Star Game won’t be played on Wheeling Island

WHEELING — OVAC officials will spend the coming weeks huddling to develop a backup plan following Monday’s news that Wheeling Island Stadium won’t be ready to host the annual Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game this summer. The game, which pits top recent graduates from area high schools ...

NO TRADITIONS — President Donald Trump poses for a portrait in the Oval Office Friday. With his tweets and his bravado, Trump is putting his mark on the presidency in his first 100 days in office. He’s flouted conventions of the institution by holding on to his business, hiring family members as advisers and refusing to release his tax returns. He’s tested conventional political wisdom by eschewing travel, church, transparency, discipline, consistency and decorum. But the presidency is also having an impact on Trump, prompting him, at times, to play the role of traditional president. -- Associated Press

Trump rattles D.C. in 100 days

WASHINGTON — For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions. He’s startled world leaders with his unpredictability and tough talk, but won their praise for a surprise strike on Syria. He’s endured the steady drip of ...

President pushes for border wall as budget deadline approaches

WASHINGTON — With a budget deadline looming, President Donald Trump plans a whirlwind of activities seeking to highlight accomplishments while putting fresh pressure on congressional Democrats to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, even if that pressure risks a possible government ...

Appalachian Power chief looks to renewables

CHARLESTON — New Appalachian Power Co. President Chris Beam says the utility doesn’t plan to build coal plants anytime soon and that electricity from renewable energy sources is what potential business customers want. Beam is a Wheeling native who understands the role of coal in West ...