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Port operation key to Frontier redevelopment plans

WEIRTON — The reopening of long-dormant mooring cells along the Ohio River in Weirton will be key to plans the Frontier Group of Companies has for the former steel-making property it has been working to redevelop in the city. The company, which purchased more than 1,100 acres of property ...

Weirton Zoning Board hears variance requests

WEIRTON — As part of its meeting Tuesday, the Weirton Zoning Board of Appeals heard variance requests from several city residents and businesses. The board unanimously approved two variance requests from Sacred Heart of Mary, 200 Preston Ave., to allow for the installation of a new bell ...

Longtime AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka dies at age 72

WASHINGTON — Richard Trumka, the powerful president of the AFL-CIO labor union, has died at age 72, Democratic leaders said Thursday. News of his death was announced by President Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Trumka had been AFL-CIO president since 2009, after serving ...

Inconsistencies in education concern state officials

CHARLESTON — Officials with the West Virginia Department of Education and state Board of Education will leave it up to local counties and schools when it comes to dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks. State Superintendent of Schools Clayton Burch, state Board of Education Vice President Tom ...

Gov. Justice discusses schools, sports

CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice’s briefing, Wednesday, on West Virginia’s continuing response to the COVID-19 pandemic included reports from state school Superintendent Clayton Burch and Director Bernie Dolan of the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission concerning the opening ...

W.Va. PSC approves plan to keep Mitchell Power Plant open

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Public Service Commission approved a plan to keep several power plants, including Marshall County’s Mitchell Power Plant, operating until at least 2040. But questions remain about the plant’s future. According to a press release Wednesday afternoon, the ...