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Bill would redirect greyhound funds

May 26, 2016 WHEELING — A bill introduced during the West Virginia Legislature’s special session would redirect money that supports greyhound racing to fix the state’s roads, but two Northern Panhandle delegates... more »»

Bat tests positive for rabies

May 26, 2016 CHESTER — A bat that bit a Chester resident has tested positive for rabies, the Hancock County Health Department said. The bat was one of two found in the Chester home Monday night. more »»

Hancock school board approves budget

May 26, 2016 NEW CUMBERLAND — Despite uncertainties at the state level, the Hancock County school board has approved a $45.3 million budget for fiscal year 2017. The balanced budget includes $36. more »»

Weir High graduation walk

May 26, 2016 Weirton Elementary School pupils greeted members of the Weir High School Class of 2016 with applause, songs and cheers at they walked through the elementary school in their caps and gowns. more »»

Dr. Martich to address Weir class tonight

May 26, 2016 WEIRTON — Dr. George Daniel Martich will address the Weir High School Class of 2016 during commencement exercises to be held at the high school today. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. more »»

W.Va. jobless rate slightly improving

May 26, 2016 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — As its residents still try to cope with Ormet’s closure nearly three years after the smelter shutdown, Monroe County continues to hold Ohio’s worst unemployment rate. more »»

Oak Glen Middle School roof suit filed

May 26, 2016 NEW CUMBERLAND — Oak Glen Middle School’s persistently leaking roof is the subject of a multi-party lawsuit filed Monday by the Hancock County Board of Education. more »»

Millsop principal takes pies in the face for autism charity

May 26, 2016 WEIRTON — It’s not uncommon for a school principal to agree to be the target of cream pies to motivate pupils to accomplish a particular task. But Brandi Reinacher, principal of Lauretta B. more »»

Treasurer’s award presented to Allison school second-grader

May 26, 2016 Two Hancock County students were winners in State Treasurer John Perdue’s “When I Grow Up” essay contest, each receiving $500 in SMART529 prize money for their college savings accounts. more »»

Wheeling Nailers make way to Kelly Cup finals

May 26, 2016 WHEELING — Wheeling Nailers coach Jeff Christian spoke repeatedly toward the end of the regular season about how much his players loved playing for their hometown fans. more »»

River City Ale Works presents carbo-packing racer pasta

May 26, 2016 WHEELING — Participants in the 40th-annual Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic and 5K events, set for Saturday in downtown Wheeling, will have an opportunity to load up on carbs Friday night... more »»

Third person charged in ex-coal official’s death

May 26, 2016 CHARLESTON — A third person was charged Wednesday in the death of former coal executive Bennett Hatfield. Brandon Lee Fitzpatrick, 18, of Louisa, Ky. more »»


May 26, 2016 Here is a list of closings of government offices and agencies and trash collection schedules for Monday, Memorial Day: • Brooke County Courthouse will be closed. It also will be closed Saturday. more »»


May 26, 2016 The following is a list of area Memorial Day events: • ADENA —A Memorial Day Community Ecumenical Service will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Casimir Church, Hanna Avenue. more »»

Budget stymied after tax hike killed

May 25, 2016 CHARLESTON — The West Virginia House of Delegates killed a key tax hike on cigarettes and other tobacco products Tuesday, blowing up negotiations between the GOP-led Legislature and Democratic Gov. more »»

Bethany Fernbaugh selected as Hancock Teacher of the Year

May 25, 2016 NEW CUMBERLAND — Hancock County’s 2017 Teacher of the Year sounds like someone with more than six years of teaching under her belt. more »»

Business pitch contest finalized

May 25, 2016 WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Commission on Tuesday learned proposals for seven potential businesses will be presented at the Entrepreneurial Pitch contest to be held in June and sponsored by the... more »»

Brooke students gain national, state honors

May 25, 2016 WELLSBURG — Whether competing in contests involving technology, math or the arts or serving their community, Brooke County students have gained recognition at the state and national levels. more »»

Color run held at Avella center

May 25, 2016 AVELLA — Nearly 200 area residents braved chilly temperatures and an on-and-off downpour to participate in the first color run held at Avella Elementary Center Saturda. more »»

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