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Council hears of possible gas drilling in Weirton

WEIRTON — Efforts are underway, according to city officials, to bring a gas drilling operation into the Weirton city limits. As part of discussions during Tuesday’s informational work session with Weirton Council, City Manager Joe DiBartolomeo announced the city has received an application ...

Weirton Park Board seeks funds for pool renovations

WEIRTON — The Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation approached Weirton Council, this week, for support in planned renovations to the Starvaggi Memorial Pool. While acknowledging a recent contribution of $500,000 to assist with repairs to the south wall of the Millsop Community Center, Park ...

Justice, officials lay out case for special session spending

CHARLESTON — Lawmakers will meet this morning in special session to consider 24 appropriations bills aimed at using end-of-year surplus tax revenue for economic development, tourism and corrections projects. The West Virginia Legislature gavels in at 11 a.m. today to consider Gov. Jim ...

Bethany College requiring students to get COVID-19 vaccination

BETHANY — Bethany College has announced it will require all students to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus prior to the start of the 2021-22 academic year. The decision, announced Wednesday afternoon, was finalized by the college’s Pandemic Response Team in accordance with ongoing ...

Steubenville’s Greek Fest makes its return

STEUBENVILLE — After more than a year of pandemic restrictions and setbacks, Anthony Mougianis was beginning to feel like he would never see another Greek Fest kick off. Wednesday, with the sun shining and the community more ready than ever to celebrate, Mougianis was a part of the ...

Franciscan University to host conference on parental rights

STEUBENVILLE — The Franciscan University of Steubenville will host the Conference on Parental Rights Oct. 15-16. The two-day conference will feature 13 presentations that will educate and empower attendees to protect children from attacks on the family by American institutions. “We have ...