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WVU Energy Institute Merging With National Research Center

MORGANTOWN — Two research organizations at West Virginia University plan to merge and focus on renewable energy projects. James Wood, the interim director of the WVU Energy Institute, said Monday during WVU Academic Media Day in Morgantown that his organization is merging with the ...

Search for Fuel Tanks Continues at Former Bauer Ford Car Lot in Martins Ferry

MARTINS FERRY — City employees still are searching for fuel tanks at the former Bauer Ford car dealership lot, but they may not need to keep looking for much longer. Service Director Scott Porter said Monday the tanks have not been found, but it is possible they may have been removed years ...

Volunteers Sought For West Virginia Make It Shine Event in Wheeling

Volunteers across the state are rallying to improve their local parks, public spaces, waterways, hiking trails, sidewalks and streets by participating in the Department of Environmental Protection’s “2019 West Virginia Make It Shine Statewide Cleanup,” which takes place in April. ...

West Virginia Wellness Health Fair Is Planned

The West Virginia Wellness Inc. Health Fair will take place Saturday at Hudson Premier Physical Therapy, 132 Lafayette Ave., Moundsville. The fair will run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission will be charged for the event. Children, age 15 and younger, will be admitted free of charge. K.J. ...

New Police Chief Named in Bethesda

BETHESDA — There’s a new police chief on patrol in the village. Pete Busack officially took on the role of police chief after a March 22 council meeting. According to Bethesda Mayor Martin Lucas, council voted 3-2 to promote Busack from head patrolman to chief of the department. ...

Ohio County School Nurses Receive Blood-Control Training

Ohio County Schools nurses on Monday took part in an important safety initiative. Wheeling-Ohio County Emergency Manament Agency Director Lou Vargo and visited Warwood School where he led “Stop the Bleed” training for Ohio County nurses, Warwood Principal Joey Subasic and Assistant ...

Wheeling Park High High School Students Earn Honors

These Wheeling Park High School Career and Technical Education students recently earned honors in the West Virginia SkillsUSA Competition. Shown in front is Jordan Phillips, who won first place in the Pin Design category; back left is Connor Watson, who placed third in the Advertising Design ...

Signed, Sealed And Delivered

CHARLESTON — With Gov. Jim Justice’s signatures and vetoes, we can now truly tie a bow on the 2019 regular session of the West Virginia Legislature. During the 60 days between Jan. 9 and March 9, 1,823 bills were introduced and 294 bills passed both the Senate and House of Delegates. ...

Wheeling Park High School Seniors Take Part in Patriot Day of Caring

Wheeling Park High School seniors are showing they care through numerous community service projects. Patriot Day of Caring took place at locations throughout Wheeling last week. Wheeling Park seniors who have already taken the SAT test are taking part in community-service projects at a number ...

Reunion Planned for Wheeling Park High School Speech Team Alumni

Talk and debate is likely to turn to memories as a reunion is set for members of the Wheeling Park High School speech team’s 40 championship seasons. What is being termed “a once-in-a-lifetime” celebration will take place from 6-9 p.m. on April 13, and begin in the WPHS food court ...

Ohio County Health Department Warns Of Dangers From Ticks, Lyme Disease

WHEELING — As area residents gear up to get out in their gardens, mow their lawns or go for a nature walk — tick and Lyme disease awareness is essential, according to several local medical professionals. Participants attending an informative lecture at Oglebay Institute’s Schrader ...

Ohio County Schools Counselors Discuss Mental Health Matters with Senator Weld

West Virginia Senate Majority Leader Ryan Weld, R-Brooke, met Friday with Ohio County Schools counselors to discuss the mental health needs of the school system’s students. The meeting was held at Madison Elementary School with counselors and administrators from the host school, Wheeling ...

Program Shows Students Value Of Math in Careers

West Virginia educators wants students to know the sum total of the math skills they learn can equal success in whatever career path they choose. As part of a statewide “Math4Life” initiative through the West Virginia Department of Education, Ohio County Schools has produced a video ...

Martins Ferry Police Warn of Man Impersonating Water Department Employee

Martins Ferry police used Belmont County 911 Dispatch’s automatic telephone notification system Friday to alert residents to a suspicious man who attempted to gain access to a person’s home. Chief John McFarland said the white man was 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighed about 180 pounds. ...

Bellaire Council OKs Exchange Deal

Village Council approved giving a plot of land located near the 26th Street ballfields to ICR Supply in exchange for the work the company did on installing a massive stormwater pipe for the village last year in West Bellaire. During Thursday’s regular meeting, it was estimated the work ...

DMV Head Retiring

CHARLESTON — The commissioner of the state Division of Motor Vehicles is on her way out after questions over her handling of the Motor Voter program and the rollout of automatic voter registration. In a statement Thursday, the Department of Transportation said the DMV Commissioner Pat Reed ...