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December 4, 2014 Area youngsters accompanied by adults are invited to decorate some Christmas tree old world cookies with Mrs. Claus at area Riesbeck’s stores on Dec. 13. more »»

Kessler’s son is arrested on federal drug charges

December 4, 2014 WHEELING — The son of West Virginia Senate President Jeff Kessler was arrested Wednesday following a nine-count indictment charging him with trafficking oxycodone. According to U. more »»

State seeks more river gas drilling; finalizing lease

December 4, 2014 WHEELING — Even as the West Virginia Department of Commerce finalizes the contract with Gastar Exploration for drilling Marcellus and Utica shale beneath the Ohio River, officials are seeking bids... more »»

Negotiations continue on Ohio’s map-making

December 4, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The sponsor of a plan to overhaul the way Ohio draws its state legislative districts said Wednesday progress was being made toward an agreemen. more »»

Weirton parade winners named

December 3, 2014 WEIRTON — The Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the award recipients from this year’s Weirton Christmas Parade, held Nov. 29. more »»

Board discusses levy promotion plans

December 3, 2014 WEIRTON — During a workshop session Tuesday, the board of the Weirton Transit Corp. more »»

Monitoring of wells to end soon

December 3, 2014 NEW CUMBERLAND — The federal government will no longer monitor a group of four New Cumberland water wells now that a potential source of contamination has been deemed safe. The U.S. more »»

Brooke Glass grant mulled

December 3, 2014 WELLSBURG — Representatives of the Business Development Corp. more »»

Businesses to meet up with delegates

December 3, 2014 WHEELING — The West Virginia House of Delegates’ “Seeking Solutions, Celebrating Successes” listening tour focusing on the needs of small businesses throughout the state will stop in Wheeling today. more »»

Tank bill still a concern for gas industry

December 3, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Members of the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia say the state’s requirements for above-ground storage tanks are unfair and are harming the industry. more »»

New Manchester teachers get certification

December 3, 2014 NEW MANCHESTER — Two teachers at New Manchester Elementary School have received national certification, the highest credential a teacher can earn, Principal Cinthia Virtue said. more »»

Zoning board OKs several variances

December 3, 2014 WEIRTON — The Weirton Zoning Board of Appeals voted to approve several variances at their regular meeting Tuesday. more »»

Richmond attorney files ruling appeal

December 3, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — A public defender representing Ma’Lik Richmond has filed an appeal with the 7th District Court of Appeals of a juvenile judge’s ruling concerning Richmond’s sexual offender reporting... more »»

West Liberty University to hold ‘Winterfest’ event

December 3, 2014 WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University gets into the holiday mood with a first-time event, Winterfest, at 6:30 p.m. today. more »»

New Fire Truck

December 3, 2014 The Wellsburg Volunteer Fire Department has added a new ladder truck to its arsenal of firefighting equipment. more »»


December 3, 2014 Freezing rain beginning around 9 a.m. Tuesday resulted in many accidents and authorities closing U.. more »»

Officials weigh in on EPA rules

December 2, 2014 CHARLESTON — State leaders responded Monday to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed carbon emission regulations, saying the rules will harm consumers and industry in West Virginia. more »»

Icy roads close highway

December 2, 2014 WEIRTON — Freezing rain early today forced Weirton Police to close U.S. Route 22 because of multiple accidents. Police reported the exit ramps and highway were icy, with vehicles sliding. more »»

Chester seeking to clarify ethics rule

December 2, 2014 CHESTER — Mayor Larry Forsythe said he will seek the opinion of the West Virginia Ethics Commission on an issue involving Chester city councilmembers who also work for the cit. more »»

Report warns of shortage of STEM teachers

December 2, 2014 CHARLESTON — A recent report by ACT warns few high school students interested in STEM courses plan to teach those subjects as adults. more »»

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