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Bids opened for Brooke County judicial annex project

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Commission is one step closer to the construction of a judicial annex to the Brooke County Courthouse. The commission, along with representatives of McKinley and Associates, held a special meeting Thursday evening in order to open bids for the project aimed at ...

Bethany appoints interim president

BETHANY ­— Jamie Caridi has been selected as the interim president of Bethany College, according to an announcement made by the college’s board of trustees Thursday. The appointment is effective Jan. 1. “Jamie possesses the leadership skills, strategic vision and execution ...

PSC receives report on Frontier progress

CHARLESTON — It has been nearly a year since Frontier Communications emerged from bankruptcy and agreed to abide by the orders of the West Virginia Public Service Commission to improve its phone and broadband services. Frontier said Thursday it is on track to honor its commitment. Members ...

WVU’s Gee facing no confidence vote next week

CHARLESTON — The Faculty Senate at West Virginia University is slated to vote against university leadership next week, including university President E. Gordon Gee. According to an agenda for the meeting scheduled for 3:15 p.m. Monday, the Faculty Senate will consider a resolution ...

House votes to avert shutdown, but quick Senate OK in doubt

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a bill Thursday that funds the government through Feb. 18 and avoids a short-term shutdown after midnight Friday, but quick Senate approval was in doubt because of a fight over President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandates. An agreement among ...