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Charleston falls below 50,000 residents

May 20, 2016 CHARLESTON — West Virginia no longer has a city above 50,000 in population. U.S. Census estimates released Thursday show Charleston dipped below 50,000 last year. more »»

Brooke County to certify election on Tuesday

May 20, 2016 WELLSBURG — Brooke County Commissioners have made plans to certify ballots from the recent primary election at its next regular meeting. more »»

Displaying art

May 20, 2016 Brooke High School Art Club members from left, Jayme Miles of Wellsburg and Riley Giles and Mia James, both of Follansbee, prepare for the Brooke High School Student and Alumni Art Show being held a... more »»

National Merit scholars picked for region

May 20, 2016 WHEELING — Four Northern Panhandle students recently learned they’ll be getting some extra help in paying for college in the fall, as they have been named National Merit Scholarship winners for 201. more »»

Big vehicles will carry big fines on Suspension Bridge

May 20, 2016 WHEELING — Take note, all who cross the Wheeling Suspension Bridge on a regular basis: You may want to do some research on how heavy your vehicle is, as Wheeling police plan to step up enforcement o... more »»

Road to be closed for slip repair

May 20, 2016 WEIRTON —Turkey Foot Road will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday while crews repair a slip. more »»

BHJ hears of local traffic concerns

May 19, 2016 STEUBENVILLE — Several traffic-related concerns were voiced at Wednesday’s meeting of the Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission. more »»

Weirton Transit looks into decrease in riders

May 19, 2016 WEIRTON — Weirton Transit officials are looking into the potential causes of a continuing decrease in ridership, as well as lobbying the state for maintenance to a local highway as a result of damag... more »»

‘Bad’ building progress going slowly

May 19, 2016 NEW CUMBERLAND — Efforts in Chester and New Cumberland to either remove or rehabilitate “bad” buildings are making slow progress, according to community officials. more »»

Mountaineer losing ground to casinos in Ohio, Pa.

May 19, 2016 CHESTER — At the same time profits at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort fell by 31 percent, adjusted earnings at the properties its parent company owns in Ohio and Pennsylvania grew by 11. more »»

River Island Collectibles shuts down

May 19, 2016 CHESTER — Longtime Chester businesswoman Mary Lawrence has closed her downtown collectible store but says she’ll stay involved in city affairs. “We still have a lot to do in town,” she sai. more »»

Landmark heart treatment performed in Wheeling

May 19, 2016 WHEELING — Wheeling Hospital achieved a milestone in cardiac care Tuesday with the implementation of a non-surgical procedure to treat a hole in a patient’s heart. Dr. Triston Smith, assisted by Dr. more »»

Wallace Heights OK’d for Toronto annexation

May 19, 2016 STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners voted Wednesday to approve the annexation of Wallace Heights into Toronto, but the process requires state and local notifications before it becomes... more »»

Wheeling honors cops in National Police Week

May 19, 2016 WHEELING — Residents and city leaders gathered at Wheeling’s Heritage Port Wednesday to honor the courage of police officers everywhere and remember those who gave their lives while protecting others. more »»

Weirton man faces federal sentence

May 19, 2016 WHEELING — Ryan Bobby Schnettler, 25, of Weirton was sentenced Wednesday to 87 months in prison for possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II announced. more »»

Veteran grave markers, flags available

May 19, 2016 FOLLANSBEE — Mullenbach Funeral Home has purchased 2,500 U.S. flags for the graves of veterans on Memorial Day and is offering assistance in obtaining military markers for those graves without them. more »»

Area graduations

May 19, 2016 The following is a list of area college and university and high school graduations for 2016: Colleges, universities • Eastern Gateway Community College — Saturday, Franciscan University of... more »»

Crews work on bridge beneath Route 2

May 18, 2016 FOLLANSBEE — Crews with the West Virginia Division of Highways on Tuesday began work on a small bridge beneath state Route 2 that has concerned Follansbee officials for some time. more »»

McGeehan continues tax opposition

May 18, 2016 With state legislators back in Charleston, at least one delegate is continuing his push for no new taxes and says more lawmakers are coming over to his side. more »»

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