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West Virginia University Looks To Reinvent West Virginia

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University wants to play a vital role in helping the state reinvent itself and find a new direction, according to WVU President E. Gordon Gee. The school has commissioned the McKinsey Global Institute to conduct a study seeking answers on how WVU can best help the ...

Gary and Flip West Donate $1M to West Liberty University Athletic Complex

WEST LIBERTY — The family of Gary West has given $1 million to West Liberty University for the construction of a new soccer and track complex on the hilltop, university President Stephen Greiner said. “We are so grateful to the West family for their constant support of West Liberty ...

Trump Sanctions 271 In Syrian Chemical Attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration issued sanctions Monday on 271 people linked to the Syrian agency responsible for producing non-conventional weapons, part of an ongoing U.S. crackdown on Syrian President Bashar Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons. The sanctions target ...

Wheeling Island Stadium Repairs to Cost $700,000

WHEELING -- The Ohio County Board of Education this evening voted to pursue a plan that would spend $700,000 to repair concrete panels at Wheeling Island Stadium. The expected completion date is Sept. 15. This puts the OVAC All-Star game, set for the end of July, out of the equation, ...

Marshall County Board Of Education Outlines Priorities for Levy Funding

MOUNDSVILE — With last month’s passage of a renewal levy for Marshall County Schools, board of education officials met recently to prioritize projects in the district in the coming years. Superintendent Michael Hince said the money from the levy, expected to be approximately $28 million ...

Early Voting Is Underway in Eastern Ohio

YORKVILLE — Early voting is underway for the May 2 election in Ohio with three local levies on the ballot. The village of Yorkville placed a 1-mill levy on the May 2 ballot. Officials there have held several public meetings to raise awareness for the vote. If approved, the money generated ...

Appalachian Power Co. Chief Looks To Renewable Energy

CHARLESTON (AP) — New Appalachian Power Co. President Chris Beam says the utility doesn’t plan to build coal plants anytime soon and that electricity from renewable energy sources is what potential business customers want. Beam is a Wheeling native who understands the role of coal in West ...

President Donald Trump at 100 Days: A Different Presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) - For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions. He’s startled world leaders with his unpredictability and tough talk, but won their praise for a surprise strike on Syria. He’s endured the steady drip of ...

Ohio Rules For Medical Pot Raise Questions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has built it, but will they come? Prospective medical marijuana cultivators now know what Ohio rules for getting growers’ licenses looks like. They were finalized last Monday and application forms were released Friday. Ohio’s medical marijuana law allows ...

Downtown Wheeling Businesses Divided On Effect Of Parking Fine Hike

WHEELING — Joe Campeti believes raising parking tickets from $3 to $10 will allow more customers to visit his shoe repair shop. Just north on Market Street at Chris Miller Furniture, however, employees fear this may discourage customers from browsing through the store. Tuesday, Wheeling ...

Spring Cleanup Efforts Energize Wheeling Island

WHEELING — Residents and employees of the telecommunications company Comcast rolled up their sleeves Saturday in support of community and youth, taking the time to clean up Wheeling Island. Their efforts greatly contributed to Youth Services System’s island facilities, which received ...

Advocates Fan Out in Global Show of Support for Science

WASHINGTON (AP) — The world saw brain power take a different form Saturday. From the Washington Monument to Germany’s Brandenburg Gate and even to Greenland, scientists, students and research advocates rallied on an often soggy Earth Day, conveying a global message about scientific ...

Area Residents Know Importance of Organ Donation

GLEN DALE — Two area women — a transplant recipient and a living donor — speak from different perspectives but share a core belief in the importance of organ donation. They told their stories at a National Donate Life Month program held at West Virginia University Medicine Reynolds ...

Professor At WVU Authority On Bees

PARKERSBURG — Jim Amrine looks at lawns and likes the ones with dandelions, clover and other growth considered weeds. Those are the yards where the homeowners aren’t using chemicals, said Amrine, a researcher, retired professor at West Virginia University and an authority on ...

Ohio Valley Steelworkers Who Lost Lives on Job Remembered

WEIRTON — Bobby Chafin had returned early to the job site in the Weirton Steel blast furnace department and was waiting for his co-workers when a ladle car filled with molten slag being pulled on the railroad tracks exploded. The veteran welder literally was covered in the material. The ...

Wheeling Facade Program to Help Downtown Buildings Save Face

WHEELING — As plenty of construction is already taking place in downtown Wheeling, those who own buildings from 10th Street to 23rd Street between Water and Chapline streets can get $15,000 or more for structural renovations with the Facade Improvement Program. During the Tuesday city ...

Colliers Residents Question Energy Company on Proposed Power Plant

COLLIERS — The pews of Cross Creek United Presbyterian Church were filled Thursday with people who had questions about plans to build a natural gas-fired power plant not far away. John Black, project engineer for Energy Solutions Consortium Brooke County Power I — the company planning to ...

Trump Not After ‘Dreamers’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now here illegally can “rest easy,” President Donald Trump said Friday, telling the “dreamers” they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview with The ...