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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 »»

Race participants can 'load up on carbs'

April 15, 2014 WHEELING — Participants in the 38th-annual Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic and 5K events, set for May 24 in downtown Wheeling, will have an opportunity to “load up on carbs” Friday night... more »»

W.Va. schools to get free computer upgrades

April 15, 2014 CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia’s public schools will get free computer operating system upgrades for five years under a new agreement with Microsoft. more »»

City offices to close for Good Friday

April 15, 2014 WEIRTON — All City of Weirton administrative offices, including Public Works, will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday. Collection of garbage and recyclables will run on schedule. more »»

K-9 units converge on county

April 14, 2014 NEWELL — They’ve come from as far away as Pipestem, near the southern tip of West Virginia. more »»

Festival director accused of fund misuse

April 14, 2014 CHESTER — In the six years that Chester has held its Fourth of July celebration, the festival — one of the largest in the area — has come to be associated with the name of one man. more »»

95-year-old city man receives diploma

April 14, 2014 BEECH BOTTOM — Ninety-five-year-old Pete Lonchar said he always has regretted dropping out of high school, though his situation made it hard to stay in schoo. more »»

Many W.Va. schools already meeting breakfast mandate

April 14, 2014 CHARLESTON — Many West Virginia public schools have changed the way they serve breakfast to students ahead of a requirement that goes into effect in September. more »»

Land to become community garden

April 14, 2014 NEW CUMBERLAND — Two brothers are asking New Cumberland residents to help them build their own slice of “almost heaven” at the corner of North Chestnut and Jackson streets. more »»

Kimberly Fletcher: 'I was an hour and half from death'

April 14, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — Life was good for 47-year-old Kimberly Fletcher. “I had a good job with health insurance. I am a mother, a wife and an ordained minister at the Tower of Power of Church. more »»

Gee talks about his return as WVU's president

April 14, 2014 (Editor’s note: E. Gordon Gee has routinely been recognized as among the top university presidents in the nation, and now he’s back at West Virginia University for his second stint as president. more »»

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