Enjoying the dog days of summer

Bear the bulldog took full advantage of the chance to cool off Sunday as Starvaggi Memorial Pool hosted its inaugural Bark in the Park event. The pool welcomed over 50 local pooches and their owners to help close the pool for the season. There were free treats for the four-legged swimmers and Hawaiian leis for the humans. Bear is owned by Steve Stumpf of Weirton. — Amy Neeley