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State has highest drug overdose death rate

June 18, 2015 CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia has the highest rate of overdose deaths in the U.S. more »»

Boil order issued for Weircrest area of Weirton

June 18, 2015 WEIRTON — The Weirton Area Water Board has issued a boil order for the Weircrest area of the city following a water line repair on Bennett Drive Thursday mornin. more »»

Group looks at Route 2

June 18, 2015 NEW CUMBERLAND — Officials from throughout the region are hoping for continued expansion of state Route 2 as a result of the work of local manufacturing and growth in the natural gas industry. more »»

Councilman plans to file charge against mayor

June 18, 2015 CHESTER — At least one Chester city councilman is preparing to charge Mayor Larry Forsythe with dereliction of duty, but it remains to be seen whether such a charge would stick. more »»

Focus is now on golf course

June 18, 2015 WELLSBURG — Recent visitors to the Brooke Hills Park golf course have likely noticed some changes, and there are still more to come, according to Brad McCombs, who has joined the park’s staff as... more »»

Community yard sale

June 18, 2015 The Weirton United Way is holding a community Yard of Treasures Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, rain or shine, in the state office parking lot in Municipal Plaza. more »»

City Hall grant, park issues before council

June 18, 2015 WELLSBURG — Efforts to secure funds for repairs to the City Hall clock tower and matters involving the city’s parks and docks were among issues before Wellsburg Council Tuesday. more »»

Teapot touch ups

June 18, 2015 Jamie Moore, left, manager of the Sherwin Williams in Weirton, and paint contractor Mark Lowers pick out colors for the Chester “World’s Largest Teapot. more »»

Annual Media Blood Donor Day fulfilling a need

June 18, 2015 WINTERSVILLE — Ken Perkins is designated as a double red cell donor by the American Red Cross, making him one of the stars of the biggest local blood drive of the year. more »»

Newell concert planned

June 18, 2015 Mad River Men, pictured, will open the Newell Community Improvement Coalition’s Summer Concert Series at Laurel Hollow Park at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The concert is free and open to the public. more »»

Newell man pleads in drug case

June 18, 2015 WHEELING — Raymond James Ripley Sr., 28, of Newell was convicted Tuesday of heroin trafficking, U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II, announced. more »»

Museum to mark West Virginia Day

June 18, 2015 WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Museum and Cultural Center will observe West Virginia Day Saturday with a free screening at noon of the film “Gods and Generals. more »»

Community cleanup set for Saturday

June 18, 2015 WELLSBURG — Reasner Funeral Home is organizing a community cleanup to be held at 10 a.m. more »»

Property tax information available

June 18, 2015 WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Assessor’s Office has announced that beginning July 1, Brooke County property owners may view their property tax forms online at more »»

Chester appoints clerk despite objection

June 17, 2015 CHESTER — Chester City Council appointed a new city clerk on Monday, but only over the objections of Mayor Larry Forsythe. more »»

Shooting death ruled homicide

June 17, 2015 NEWELL — The March shooting death of a man in Newell has been ruled a homicide by Columbiana County Coroner Dr. William Graham Jr. more »»

AG to hold town hall meeting in county this week

June 17, 2015 CHARLESTON — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced that he will host town hall meetings in Ohio and Hancock counties this week to speak with local consumers and business leaders about consumer... more »»

Morrisey opts against run for governor

June 17, 2015 CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said Tuesday that he won’t run for governor, potentially helping the newly empowered state GOP sidestep a bruising primary next yea. more »»

Cyber security focus for chamber

June 17, 2015 WEIRTON — Those attending Tuesday’s inaugural presentation of the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce’s “Brain Food” educational seminar may have left thinking more about how much information they shar... more »»

Kiwanians hear about history, goals of Weirton Christian Center

June 17, 2015 WEIRTON — The Weirton Christian Center has been helping local children find direction for nearly a century, and Executive Director Kim Weaver visited the Weirton Kiwanis Club Tuesday to discuss some... more »»

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