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Capehart resigns as WLU president

March 12, 2015 WEST LIBERTY — Robin Capehart will step down as West Liberty University’s president effective Sunday amid allegations he violated the state Ethics Act. more »»

Parents’ case will go direct to grand jury

March 12, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — Two parents charged with felony child endangerment were arraigned Wednesday in a Jefferson County courtroo. more »»

Brooke pupils set for state math event

March 12, 2015 WELLSBURG — Six Brooke County pupils will take part in a statewide competition Saturday testing their ability to use mathematical concepts to solve real life problem. more »»

Bill’s passage could mean new life for state distillery

March 12, 2015 CHARLES TOWN — It’s been a rough month for co-owner Linda Losey and the rest of the staff at Bloomery Plantation Distillery since the business was shuttered due to alcoholic beverage laws in West... more »»

House drafts alternative state budget

March 11, 2015 CHARLESTON — The House Finance Committee this week passed a fiscal year 2016 budget which restores funding to several areas cut in the governor’s proposed spending plan. more »»

Cruelty procedures adjusted

March 11, 2015 WEIRTON — The City of Weirton has been working to improve the way it responds to reports of animal cruelty in the community. more »»

Brooke High School plans to return to block scheduling

March 11, 2015 WELLSBURG — Brooke High School will return this fall to a block schedule that includes 90-minute class sessions. more »»

Charter schools bill criticized for anti-discrimination language

March 11, 2015 CHARLESTON — Residents and officials expressed concerns over a proposed charter schools bill Tuesday, focusing primarily on a change removing protections for gay and lesbian students. more »»

Capito: Tying highway bill to Keystone a mistake

March 11, 2015 WHEELING — West Virginia’s two U.S. senators are united in their belief the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project should move forward, but they appear to disagree about how to make it happen. more »»

Wellsburg water rate increase advances

March 11, 2015 WELLSBURG — Wellsburg Council on Tuesday approved the first reading of an ordinance raising the city’s water rates, citing rising costs of operations and the need to pay off a $. more »»

Grand Theater pipe organ is coming home

March 11, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — Kevin Friend was ready to go on Ebay to sell the Wurlitzer organ his father had bought in Steubenville and transported to his home in Belvidere, Ill. more »»

WLU board set to discuss Capehart allegations

March 11, 2015 WHEELING — West Liberty University’s Board of Governors will meet today for the first time since the school’s Faculty Senate issued a vote of no confidence regarding President Robin Capehart. more »»

W.Va. House passes straight ticket voting repeal

March 11, 2015 CHARLESTON — The end of straight ticket voting in West Virginia moved a step closer to reality Tuesday with the House approval of Senate Bill 24. more »»

W.Va. House approves raw milk sharing bill

March 11, 2015 CHARLESTON — The state House of Delegates has approved a bill which allows the sharing of raw milk. more »»

Brooke super takes Hancock position

March 10, 2015 NEW CUMBERLAND — The new superintendent of the Hancock County Schools on July 1 will be the current superintendent of the Brooke County Schools, Kathy Kidder-Wilkerson. more »»

Kidder-Wilkerson offers explanation behind move

March 10, 2015 WELLSBURG — At Monday’s Brooke County school board meeting, Superintendent Kathy Kidder-Wilkerson reflected on her decision to move from her current position to heading the Hancock County school... more »»

Common Core bill moves to committee

March 10, 2015 CHARLESTON — A bill repealing the state’s Common Core education standards has been approved by the Senate Education Committee, but must pass through Senate Finance before being taken up by the full... more »»

Council deals with Home Rule regs

March 10, 2015 WEIRTON — Weirton City Council voted on the first readings of two ordinances drafted as a result of Weirton’s enrollment in the West Virginia Home Rule program as well as the next fiscal year’s... more »»

Tomblin signs opiate antidote bill on second attempt

March 10, 2015 CHARLESTON — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Monday signed the first of several medical bills addressing elements of West Virginia’s drug abuse epidemic. more »»

Follansbee talks renovation work

March 10, 2015 FOLLANSBEE — Matters involving beautifcation and three public requests were before Follansbee Council on Monday. more »»

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