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Switzerland of Ohio School Board Votes To Close Beallsville High School

February 27, 2015 WOODSFIELD — Despite a large contingent supporting Beallsville High School, the Switzerland of Ohio Board of Education on Thursday voted to close the school. more »»

 
 
 
Legislative Proposal Would Cut Northern Panhandle Magistrates

February 27, 2015 WHEELING — The Northern Panhandle could lose three magistrates and as many magistrate assistants if a proposed bill becomes law. more »»

West Virginia Senate Committee Holds Charter School Bill for a Day

February 27, 2015 CHARLESTON — Approval of a bill creating charter schools in West Virginia has been delayed by a day in the Senate. Sen. more »»

West Virginia ACLU Takes Up School Truancy Issue in Legislature

February 27, 2015 CHARLESTON — The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia is encouraging state legislators to change the law concerning student truancy. more »»

Internet Neutrality Gets FCC Backing

February 27, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet activists declared victory over the nation’s big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband... more »»

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Art in Pittsburgh

February 27, 2015 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. But fog signals art, as Pittsburgh firefighters are quickly learning. more »»

Board Votes to Close Beallsville High School

February 26, 2015 WOODSFIELD -- The Switzerland of Ohio Board of Education voted 3-2 Thursday to end educational services at Beallsville High School, effectively closing the school for high school students. more »»

Bethany College President Leaving for Job at Virginia Wesleyan

February 26, 2015 BETHANY — After more than seven years leading West Virginia’s oldest private college, Bethany College President Scott Miller announced Wednesday he will leave the school at the end of the academic... more »»

Ohio Valley Regional Transportation Authority May Limit Benwood Bus Runs

February 26, 2015 BENWOOD — There soon could be two fewer bus runs to and from Benwood each day as the Ohio Valley Regional Transportation Authority reacts to Benwood not putting a 15 percent bus levy before voters... more »»

Another Try At Closing Beallsville High School?

February 26, 2015 WOODSFIELD — The Switzerland of Ohio School Board will meet in a special session this evening to discuss the 2015-16 school year. The meeting, set for 5 p.m. more »»

W.Va. Senate Passes 20-Week Abortion Measure

February 26, 2015 CHARLESTON — An anti-abortion bill is being sent to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin for signature after being passed by the Senate on Wednesda. more »»

W.Va. Senators OK Smoking Ban Exemption

February 26, 2015 CHARLESTON — A bill exempting veterans organizations from indoor smoking regulations was approved Wednesday by the Senate. more »»

Prevailing Wage and Common Core Bills Head To House Floor

February 26, 2015 CHARLESTON — Two highly anticipated and controversial bills passed out of committees Wednesday and will be taken up by the House today. more »»

Ohio Gov. Kasich’s Proposal to Raise Oil & Gas Taxes Criticized

February 26, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — As Ohio’s oil and natural gas drillers slam Go. more »»

Bethany President Scott Miller Leaving School

February 25, 2015 BETHANY - After more than seven years leading West Virginia's oldest private college, Bethany College President Scott Miller announced Wednesday he will leave the school at the end of the academic... more »»

Wheeling ‘Ready To Embrace Change’

February 25, 2015 WHEELING — Tuesday’s State of the City address required a last-minute change in venue, but Wheeling Mayor Andy McKenzie used the speech to celebrate change taking place on a much broader scal. more »»

Wheeling City Manager Predicts Less-Stressful 2016 Budget

February 25, 2015 WHEELING — With the municipal sales tax set to increase to a full 1 percent on July 1 and a long-term plan now in place to fund police and fire pensions, City Manager Robert Herron feels much better... more »»

Tax Cuts, Innovation Keys to Ohio Success

February 25, 2015 WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio needs to move beyond its Rust Belt roots, liberate its small businesses through tax cuts and energize the next generation of schoolchildren through educational innovatio... more »»

Obama Vetoes Keystone Pipeline

February 25, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the... more »»

Charter Schools Clash Erupts in W.Va. Senate

February 25, 2015 CHARLESTON — Senate Republicans have brought back a controversial bill that calls for the creation of charter schools in West Virginia. more »»

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