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West Virginia School Personnel Demand Action on PEIA

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CHARLESTON — Hundreds of teachers, school workers, public worker retirees, lawmakers, candidates and other supporters rallied Sunday on the front steps of the State Capitol Building with a simple message for Republican legislators: they plan to remember in November. The unity rally drew ...

John Marshall High School Names Homecoming Court

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Photo Provided The 2018 John Marshall High School Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned Friday during halftime when the Monarchs host Parkersburg South at Monarch Stadium, Moundsville. Kickoff is 7 p.m. The annual homecoming dance, sponsored by the John Marshall High School Student ...

Merry: Industrial Parks Thriving in Barnesville

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The two industrial parks in the Barnesville area are thriving with the influx of oil and gas interests. Belmont County Port Authority Director Larry Merry presented an update on progress at the parks to Belmont County commissioners J.P. Dutton, Josh Meyer and Mark Thomas last week. He said ...

Next ‘Show of Hands’ Planned Sept. 26 in Wheeling

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Four Wheeling small businesses have plans to expand and will compete this month to convince the public why their proposals are worthy of investment. The fall “Show of Hands” event, organized by Wheeling Heritage, is set for 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Wheeling Artisan Center. The businesses ...

Forecasters: Florence Won’t Hit Ohio Valley as Hard as Gordon

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WHEELING — Forecasters and emergency managers say the effects will be minimal when the remnants of what was Hurricane Florence hit here today. Officials have been keeping an eye on the storm for more than a week. Last weekend, people in the Upper Ohio Valley braced themselves as the ...

Local Match for Federal Aid Strains Belmont County Resources

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The need to provide local matches for aid for disaster flooding last winter is expected to take a toll on the license plate fee increase and further forestall paving and bridgework. That was one of several aspects under discussion when the Belmont County Board of ...

Jefferson County Court Clerk Releases Report for August

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STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County Clerk of Courts John A. Corrigan Jr. has released his monthly report for August: Auto Title Department ∫ Vehicle Fees and Taxes: County — $37,432.47; State — $734,151.10; Total — $771,583.57 ∫ Watercraft Fees — $654.79 ∫ Miscellaneous Fees — ...

7 injured when startled camel bucks at Pittsburgh circus

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Seven people, most of them children, were injured when a startled camel started bucking during a Pittsburgh circus. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that two children and an adult were riding the camel during an intermission Sunday at the Shrine Circus at PPG Paints ...

Wheeling Celebrates W.Va. Day of Hope

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WHEELING — One had 46 years clean, while another had just 19 days. The differences among those who gathered Saturday in Wheeling to promote substance abuse prevention and recovery were vast. But many of them had one thing in common. Many who came were those in various stages of recovery ...

Moundsville Festivals Draw Many

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MOUNDSVILLE — The city was bustling Saturday as three different events brought people into Jefferson Avenue, the former penitentiary and the Mound. One of the events was Moundsville’s Elizabethtown Festival. The event showcases the heritage of Moundsville’s history as Elizabethtown. ...

Sally Buffalo Days Marks Fourth Year

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CADIZ — Building on three years of success, Sally Buffalo Park is hosting its fourth annual Sally Buffalo Days this weekend. “We have a full weekend of activities each year. We are the third weekend in September. The event has grown each year, and we look forward to expanding,” Sally ...

Meet and Greet the Safety Fleet

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Jack McCaster, 3, left, and his brother, Anthony, 4, of Wheeling, push the siren button in a police cruiser as Officer Dean Redinger, of the Wheeling Police Department, assists them. The brothers came out Saturday afternoon to see first responders and their vehicles during Meet and Greet the ...

West Liberty University Moves Up in Magazine Rankings

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WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University moved up in this fall’s U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges publication. WLU moved up one place to the No. 6 spot in Top Public Schools in Regional Colleges in the South, a list that includes schools from small liberal arts colleges to large ...

Urban Mission Launches ‘Who Is My Neighbor’ Community Survey

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STEUBENVILLE — Urban Mission Ministries wants to make like Mr. Rogers and know its neighbors. The effort is taking the form of a community survey launched this month as part of a desire not only to better serve their needs but to better know who they are and their potential. It will ...

Local Continuous Care Center Receives National Accreditation

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WHEELING — The Bishop Michael J. Bransfield Continuous Care Center at Wheeling Hospital has been recognized for meeting new regulations established by Providigm LLC, an independent accreditor. The center’s accomplishment has earned it Providigm’s Basic Quality Assurance and Performance ...