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Annual Home and Garden Show in Wheeling to Mark a Milestone

WHEELING — Forget the snow and cold. It’s time to chase away the winter blues and head to WesBanco Arena next weekend for a glimpse of spring. For decades, the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce has been planting seeds and sowing ideas during its annual Home and Garden Show. This ...

Ziegenfelder Team Thanks Community for Support After Downtown Wheeling Fire

WHEELING — Ziegenfelder Co. President and CEO Lisa Allen said the company is blessed by the community’s outpouring of support after a three-alarm fire caused serious damage to its headquarters Thursday. Allen spoke Friday during a brief press conference at Ziegenfelder’s offices in ...

Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack Ready for Big Game on Sunday

WHEELING — Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack officials are betting they will host a large crowd Sunday evening, since they expect many area residents and regular customers to turn out to place wagers on the Super Bowl. The facility’s sportsbook has been open for about a month, ...

Professor Decries Proposed Changes To Licensure Law

WHEELING — A bill dealing with how occupations are licensed in West Virginia has caused concern this week among some health care professionals, but the legislation’s lead sponsor says parts of the measure were submitted in error. Delegate Gary Howell, R-Mineral, said all licensed and ...

Union Votes Planned For Work Stoppage

CHARLESTON — Three unions representing teachers and school service personnel in West Virginia said Friday they are preparing for a possible work stoppage in the future, but they would not say what triggers would cause a work stoppage. Representatives of the West Virginia Education ...

Crook Resigns as Marshall Superintendent

MOUNDSVILLE — The Marshall County Board of Education met in special session Friday evening to accept the resignation of Jeffrey Crook, who was hired as superintendent in 2017. Crook, who had moved to the area from his home in Hampshire County, was given a positive evaluation at the Jan. ...

Fire Sweeps Through Ziegenfelder Frozen Treat Factory in East Wheeling

WHEELING — A three-alarm fire at The Ziegenfelder Co. caused serious damage and lasted for several hours amid frigid temperatures Thursday. Numerous fire crews rushed to the building at 87 18th St. Thursday morning in response to a report of a structure fire. Employees at the frozen treat ...

Brooke County Board of Education reschedules meeting on superintendent

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Board of Education has rescheduled its vote to name an interim superintendent of schools. Originally scheduled for 4:30 p.m. today, the special session meeting of the school board has been moved to 5 p.m. Monday at the Board of Education Offices. The change of ...

West Virginia Senators Advance Education Package With No Further Discussion

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Senate’s Committee of the Whole quickly passed a sweeping education reform package Thursday with no amendments offered from Senate Democrats, no discussion and with two Republicans breaking ranks. State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey released a legal ...

Bill To Plug Oil, Gas Wells Could Hurt Counties

CHARLESTON — A new bill could help plug abandoned oil and natural gas wells that dot West Virginia’s countryside, but it could hurt the budgets of small counties. The House Energy Committee passed House Bill 2673 Tuesday, creating the Oil and Gas Abandoned Well Plugging Fund. The bill’s ...

Updated: Our Students First Rally Against SB 451 Held at West Virginia Capitol

West Virginia teachers and others just finished rallying outside the Senate chambers this evening just hours after the Senate's Committee of the Whole passed Senate Bill 451, the omnibus education bill, by an 18-16 vote. The Senate also held first reading of the bill this morning, with second ...

Education omnibus bill passes senate’s Committee of the Whole

CHARLESTON - The Committee of the Whole of the West Virginia Senate Thursday quickly passed a sweeping education reform package with no amendments offered from Senate Democrats, no discussion and with two Republicans breaking ranks. Senate Bill 451, the education omnibus bill, passed the ...

Wheeling Firefighters Respond to Fire at Ziegenfelders Plant

Numerous fire crews rushed to the Ziegenfelder Frozen Treat Co. building this morning in response to a structure fire. Employees were evacuated quickly, and Wheeling Fire Department Public Information Officer Philip Stahl said no one was believed to be in danger or injured as of 11 a.m. Fire ...

Price Tag of Education Reform in West Virginia: $367 Million

CHARLESTON — An education reform bill currently being considered in the West Virginia Senate would cost state taxpayers $367.4 million, according to fiscal notes provided Wednesday during the opening day of hearings on Senate Bill 451 before the Senate’s Committee of the Whole. Senators ...

West Virginia Board of Education: Wait a Year on Reform

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Board of Education is urging legislative leaders to put aside a sweeping overhaul of the state’s education system and instead wait until next year to address reforms. The board met in emergency session Wednesday and voted to create a commission of education ...