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Pa. governor calls for random acts of kindness

This is the Fred Rogers statue, part of the Tribute to Children, at the confluence of the Monogahela, Allegheny, and Ohio rivers in Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has said that Pennsylvanians will be encouraged to exhibit acts of kindness today in honor of the beloved PBS children’s ...

WVNCC, WLU help transfer students

WHEELING — Leaders of both West Virginia Northern Community College and West Liberty University signed an agreement that will make degree completion easier for students who transferred from Northern to WLU. WVNCC Interim President Michael Koon and WLU President Stephen Greiner signed a ...

Steubenville officials probe water line break

STEUBENVILLE — City officials are trying to determine the extent of damage from a water line break Tuesday that left three offices in the new municipal building flooded. City Manager Jim Mavromatis said crews working on the valve replacement project came across an active water line no one ...

Morrisey speaks in Wellsburg

WELLSBURG — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey made a visit to Brooke County on Monday to visit with members of a newly founded group. Brooke County Faith Team held its monthly meeting Monday to discuss local substance abuse and recovery programs. One of the obstacles the group said ...

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

• Friday — Walk Off the Earth, Stage AE, Pittsburgh. • Tuesday — Juice WRLD with Ski Mask the Slump God and the Lyrical Lemonade All-Stars, Stage AE, Pittsburgh. • May 30 — The Who, PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, www.livenation.com. • May 30 — Women Who Rock, Stage AE, ...

Events calendar

¯ Friday — Walk Off the Earth, Stage AE, Pittsburgh. ¯ Tuesday — Juice WRLD with Ski Mask the Slump God and the Lyrical Lemonade All-Stars, Stage AE, Pittsburgh. ¯ May 30 — The Who, PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, www.livenation.com. ¯ May 30 — Women Who Rock, Stage AE, ...

A blind eye?

WHEELING — A convicted sex offender worked for more than two years at Weirton Madonna High School before the Diocese of Wheeling Charleston ever conducted a background check on him, according to an amended lawsuit filed by the office of West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on ...

Nearly $100 million for secondary roads

CHARLESTON — Monday’s resumption of the special session not only fixed some bill vetoed by Gov. Jim Justice in March, but also included nearly $100 million in additional funding for secondary roads in West Virginia. Three bills introduced by Justice Monday included supplemental ...

Legislature fixes vetoed legislation

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Legislature resumed the special session Monday to fix several bills vetoed by Gov. Jim Justice in March and to make supplemental appropriations. Early Monday, Justice issued an updated proclamation adding an additional bill to the day’s agenda relating to ...

Brooke Commission discusses road concerns

WELLSBURG — Brooke County commissioners were questioned Tuesday on the formulas used by the state to distribute funding for area road repairs. According to resident Walter Ferguson, Brooke and Hancock counties are scheduled to share $5 million to repair their secondary roads, while ...

Platinum Sponsor

Reynolds Services Inc. has signed on to serve as a platinum sponsor for the Weirton United Way’s 38th Golf Classic to be held June 10, at Williams Golf and Country Club. Reynolds Services Inc. is a tin mill service center that specializes in the distribution and sales of cut sheet, flat ...

Justice coal companies hit back against government

CHARLESTON — The coal companies owned by Gov. Jim Justice have been subject to a federal lawsuit, but the Justice companies are hitting back. According to a press release from Justice’s Bluestone Energy Group, the governor’s coal operations are seeking a declaratory judgement in federal ...

Trump officials: Goal to deter Iran, not war

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tamping down talk of war, top Trump administration officials told Congress on Tuesday that recent actions by the U.S. deterred attacks on American forces. But some lawmakers remained deeply skeptical of the White House approach in the Middle East. After a day of ...

Newt Gingrich, Karl Rove to come to Wheeling

WHEELING — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former presidential advisor Karl Rove will be among the speakers as The Health Plan sponsors its second annual “Healthcare Symposium “ this week in Wheeling. The two-day event takes place today and Thursday at Oglebay Park’s Wilson ...

WLU honors retirees, milestone employees

WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University honored its staff and faculty recently, as they reached retirement or milestone years of service. Honorees were treated to a continental breakfast reception, hosted by President Stephen Greiner and held in Shaw Hall’s Board of Governors room. Chief ...

Memorial Day weekend has an abundance of activities scheduled

WHEELING — A wide variety of activities and services are planned throughout the Ohio Valley for Memorial Day weekend. For a new event, a Memorial Day walk through Greenwood Cemetery, 1526 National Road, will begin at 9 a.m. Monday. The event, which is free and open to the public, is being ...

Work continues on future education reform

CHARLESTON — Much focus has been on what Gov. Jim Justice and Republican lawmakers are planning for the resumption of the education betterment special session likely next month, but Democratic lawmakers in the House of Delegates and Senate have ideas of their own. Monday’s resumption of ...

Ex-White House lawyer won’t testify after Trump direction

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump directed his former White House Counsel Donald McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena Monday, citing a Justice Department legal opinion that maintains McGahn would have immunity from testifying about his work as a close Trump adviser. A lawyer for McGahn ...

BDC and Pietro Fiorentini USA recognized

CHARLESTON — The Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle and Pietro Fiorentini USA have been recognized for their remediation and redevelopment efforts. The honors took place as part of the 2019 Environmental Awards, presented last week by the West Virginia Department of ...