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October 8, 2014 County health board sets meeting NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County health board will hold its regular meeting 4 p.m. more »»

City chosen for Home Rule program

October 7, 2014 WEIRTON — The City of Weirton has been selected as one of 16 West Virginia municipalities to participate in an expanded Home Rule program. more »»

Weirton one of 16 cities selected in state

October 7, 2014 BRIDGEPORT — Sixteen West Virginia cities have been accepted to the state’s Home Rule Pilot Program. more »»

Trial set in Weirton bombs case

October 7, 2014 NEW CUMBERLAND — A man indicted by a Hancock County grand jury for allegedly placing three explosive devices around the Weirton Municipal Building in May had his trial date set at the Hancock Count... more »»

School bus accident leaves two injured

October 7, 2014 CHESTER — A Hancock County school bus on its end-of-the-day run from Oak Glen Middle School was struck by a vehicle on U.S. more »»

A night for the Stars

October 7, 2014 More than 200 area residents turned out Monday evening at St. more »»

Weir High homecoming court

October 7, 2014 Weir High School will crown its homecoming queen during a halftime ceremony at Friday’s football game against Magnolia at Jimmy Carey Stadium. more »»

Opponents, supporters of Brooke smoking ban heard

October 7, 2014 WELLSBURG — Opponents and supporters were among about 20 who turned out for a hearing Monday on a proposed clean indoor air regulation that would prohibit smoking in all public places in Brooke... more »»

Trial set in sexual assault case

October 7, 2014 NEW CUMBERLAND — A Newell man accused of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old boy in June learned his trial date Monday in Hancock County Circuit Court. Kevin W. Halstead, 38, of 416 Jefferson St. more »»

Pa. sex offender a fugitive from justice

October 7, 2014 WHEELING — A commercial airline pilot from Pittsburgh, who was recently convicted of a federal sex crime, is now a fugitive from justice, according to United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld I. more »»

Gee shares vision with university faculty, staff

October 7, 2014 MORGANTOWN — Even before West Virginia University President E. more »»

Ground broken for apartments to house homeless

October 7, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — A collaboration of national, state and local mental health and banking workers came together Monday to celebrate the opening of the $1. more »»

Chester Water Department gets rent-free use of building

October 7, 2014 CHESTER — The Chester Water Department will be able to operate out of the Chester Municipal Building rent-free until further notice. more »»


October 7, 2014 Trick-or-Treat hours in area communities include: ¯ Cadiz — 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 30. ¯ Dillonvale — 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29. ¯ Mingo Junction — 5:30 to 7 p.m., Oct. 30. ¯ Richmond — 5:30 p.. more »»

Cash flowing into W.Va. races

October 6, 2014 WHEELING — Democrats and Republicans alike know what is on the line for West Virginia in November’s election — and they’re opening their wallets accordingly. more »»

Weirton selected for Home Rule program

October 6, 2014 WEIRTON — The City of Weirton is among 16 West Virginia municipalities selected to participate in an expanded Home Rule program, officials announced this morning. more »»

High court denies gay marriage appeals

October 6, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions. more »»

Man arrested following chase

October 6, 2014 COLLIERS — A Follansbee man faces several charges and charges are pending against another man following a chase from Rockdale Road to Halls Road Saturday morning. Kevin S. more »»

WMC opens new cancer center today

October 6, 2014 WEIRTON — Weirton Medical Center has announced the launch of the new WMC Cancer Center, which officially opens today. more »»

Plate painters

October 6, 2014 Isabella Barnhart, 7, left, and Ava Green, 6, paint designs on a blank plate during the “Kid’s Paint-A-Plate” event, sponsored by Homer Laughlin China Co. and the Hancock County Arts Council. more »»

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