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Another Year, Another Teacher Strike in West Virginia

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CHARLESTON — The heads of the three unions representing West Virginia teachers and school service personnel announced a statewide strike will begin today. Representatives from the West Virginia chapter of the American Federation of Teachers, the West Virginia Education Association and the ...

One Lane of Ohio 7 Open After Mudslide Near Shadyside

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Work to remove debris caused by a mudslide along Ohio 7 in Shadyside is expected to resume today. Meanwhile, efforts to repair a major sewer line break in the city of Martins Ferry continues. The hill slide occurred over the weekend, forcing the closure of both southbound lanes of the ...

Walkout Catches Some Local School Officials Off Guard

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WHEELING — All public schools in the Northern Panhandle are closed today due to a statewide work stoppage by teachers and school service personnel that was called abruptly on Monday evening. Unions representing those workers made the move in response to an omnibus education bill pending ...

Repairs to City-County Building in Wheeling Get Boost From State

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Ohio County is getting $100,000 to make the outside of the City-County Building look better. The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals announced that Ohio County is the recipient of a $100,000 grant from the State Courthouse Facilities Improvement Authority. The funding is to be used to ...

Wheeling City Council To Consider Lease of Property on Wheeling Island

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Wheeling City Council today will consider leasing city-owned land on Wheeling Island to help the House of the Carpenter complete a $2 million construction project. Council will hold a public hearing at its meeting at 5:30 p.m. today on a plan to temporarily lease city-owned property, the site ...

Intermediate appeals court bill passes West Virginia Senate

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CHARLESTON - The nearly decade-long effort to create an intermediate appeals court underneath the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals took one step closer to creation Monday. The state Senate passed Senate Bill 266, the West Virginia Appellate Reorganization Act, 17-16 Monday morning. ...

Upgrades Coming to Epworth Park in Bethesda

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The village of Bethesda is paving the way for residents to have a better place to enjoy outdoor recreation. Epworth Park, also known as the Garden of Oaks, in the center of Bethesda is in the process of upgrading and paving its walking trail and replacing bridges on the trail that cross the ...

Bellaire Prepares To Absorb Pair of Economic Blows

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BELLAIRE — First came the news of St. John Central High School’s future closure. The following week, it was announced that the village’s longtime medical center, Belmont Community Hospital, also is set to be shut down. Those developments have left many Bellaire residents wondering ...

Help Available for Suspended License Fees in Ohio

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Ohioans with a suspended driver’s license have the opportunity to have their reinstatement fees reduced or forgiven and get back on the road. The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles began offering a fee debt reduction and waiver program on Jan. 31 for offenders whose driver’s licenses have been ...