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Workforce 2021: Gen Z Is Diving In

WHEELING — With the fallout of COVID leaving an abundance of essential jobs open, area teens are dipping their toes into an employment pool that is suddenly larger than the park positions where generations of Wheeling youth have paid their entry-level dues. Food service and retail, in ...

A Poet’s Life

WHEELING — Marc Harshman’s day unfolds in pretty much the way one might hope that the poet laureate of West Virginia’s would. There’s early morning correspondence and editing done in a sun-drenched study at the top of his Wheeling home. There are afternoon writing sessions in a ...

London School Fights COVID Fallout With Laptops, Bean Bags

LONDON (AP) — Nik Geraj’s voice fills with pain as he talks about how he struggled to help his daughter study during the coronavirus lockdowns that shut her school for more than four months over the past year. Before the pandemic, 6-year-old Mia was doing well. But she had a hard time ...

Rose, Sweet, Rose: Garden Bliss Bridges Communities

MOUNDSVILLE — Atop a high, green hill in Marshall County is the kind of place gardeners dream about. Think late May and a sea of green buds ready to explode into every color of rose that is possible. Think not a single dead cane or yellow leaf in sight. Think, too, of gardening at a ...