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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 ...

Chester holds ‘Make It Shine’

The City of Chester held it’s annual “Make It Shine” clean-up day Saturday, at the Chester Upper End Memorial Playground. This cleanup was held in conjunction with the State of West Virginia’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan and was hosted by the Chester Beautification ...

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 ...

EGCC holds 50th commencement

YOUNGSTOWN — Eastern Gateway Community College held its 50th commencment Saturday at Stambaugh Auditorium. More than 1,000 students qualified to receive an associate’s degree or a certificate, with 400 graduates attending the ceremony, school officials said. Online graduates from as far ...

Brooke Middle School holds award assembly

WELLSBURG —Brooke Middle School hosted an awards assembly on Friday for eighth graders in honor of their transition into high school. Although the last day for students is this Friday, the end of the year award assembly welcomed families of students to attend the end of the year ...

Wheeling Feeling Chili Cook-Off will have youthful flavor

WHEELING — With the city’s 18th annual chili cook-off set to turn up the heat next month, organizers are hoping that children in the area get the “Wheeling Feeling” as well this year. The Wheeling Feeling Chili Cook-Off, scheduled for noon to 6 p.m. June 1 at Heritage Port, now ...

Expect delay due to road work

NEW CUMBERLAND — Three Hancock County roads may experience traffic delays in the coming days as a result of the installation of a natural gas pipeline, according to the West Virginia Division of Highways. Delays are scheduled at milepost 1.70 of Arner Road through Wednesday, from 8 a.m. to ...

Going to camp

Eighth graders Nolan Firman, left, and Cicily Burchett have been chosen to represent Oak Glen Middle School, Hancock County Schools and their community at the West Virginia Ambassadors Camp, sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History, to take place June 17-20 in ...