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Madison School Construction Underway

Madison School is set to have a renovated playground and central office area before students return to the classrooms next month, but additional work happening there likely will stretch to the end of the year. This week, construction crews could be seen demolishing the playground, preparing ...

Wheeling Accepting School Supplies Donations to Pay Off Parking Tickets

Those facing a parking ticket in Wheeling during the back-to-school season can now donate school supplies rather than pay the $10 fine. The city launched a “Pencils (And More) For Parking” program this week, in which people can donate five school supply items in lieu of the fine for an ...

Belmont County Leaders Mourn Mattox

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont County leaders paused proceedings Wednesday to mourn the passing of John Mattox, the community leader who had served on numerous organizations including the Ohio National Road Association and A Special Wish. Mattox suffered a massive stroke Monday, and died ...

Woman Killed in Weirton House Fire Identified

The woman killed in Sunday morning’s fire in Weirton has been identified as 62-year-old Christine M. Chanoski. Weirton Fire Chief Jerry Shumate said Chanoski died in the blaze at 4109 Washington St. that began at about 3:30 a.m. The cause of the fire is undetermined, Shumate said, and still ...

Residents Question Future of St. Clairsville Water System

About two dozen St. Clairsville and area residents rallied outside the city building to voice concerns and objections to the potential privatization of the city’s aging water and wastewater systems. The city leaders have been considering a bid from Aqua Ohio, a private entity, and the ...

Wheeling Human Rights Commission to Host ACLU Implicit Bias Training

The city’s Human Rights Commission plans to host a training session through the American Civil Liberties Union to teach people about implicit bias and racism. Commissioners approved a motion Tuesday to invite the ACLU of West Virginia to host its Implicit Bias and Confronting Bigotry ...

Blame My Roots Festival Musical Lineup Packs a Punch

Although Jamboree In The Hills is no more, the hills will once again come alive with the sound of music this weekend. The Blame My Roots Festival begins Thursday and the three-day event will feature nearly 30 performers on three stages. DJ Daner will provide the after hours entertainment in ...

Support Strong for Annual Wheeling Nailers Blood Drive

It is during the summer months the American Red Cross experiences a significant drop in blood donations. So for the dozens of donors who turned out at WesBanco Arena Monday for a blood drive sponsored by the Wheeling Nailers Hockey organization, those donations couldn’t come at a better ...

ACLU Kicks Off Campaigns in Wheeling

Leaders of the Northern Panhandle chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union met in Wheeling Monday to discuss three goals the organization has, outlining their trajectory for the next three years. Eight local residents attended the meeting, held at the First State Capitol building on Eoff ...

Manchin’s Revenge

I’ve written a lot about the drama of the state and county Republican Executive Committees, but I’ve been asked about the status of the state Democratic Party. In my life - despite what some other political writers seem to think - I have worked for both Republicans and Democrats. My first ...

State Historic Preservation Office Seeks Nominations for Preservation Awards

The West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office is seeking nominations for Our Legacy, Our Future Preservation Awards. Recommendations for nominees will be accepted until Sept. 1. Individuals, organizations, resources and historic districts are all eligible for consideration. The awards ...

Cool Kids Enjoy All Star Event

Everyone was an All Star at First Choice America’s Cool Kids All Star Event, where children were entertained with inflatable amusements, games, prizes and mascots. The event was held June 20 in Wheeling at the Wheeling Park Sonneborn Shelter with many children and their parents attending. ...

Friends Church Celebrates 140 Years

East Richland Evangelical Friends Church hosted its 140 Year Celebration and Ickes Family Life Center Dedication on Sunday morning. The church welcomed nearly 1,000 attendees at the ceremony inside of the newly built center that included music, praise and recognition of those who aided in the ...

Woman Dies In Weirton Fire

WEIRTON — A woman died as a result of an early morning fire Sunday in Weirton. The fire at 4109 Washington St. was reported just before 3:30 a.m., said Lt. Adam Mills of the Weirton Fire Department. Firefighters responding found the home engulfed, and homes to each side of the structure ...

Brooke County Farmer Grows Flavorful Produce for Heath-Minded Customers

WELLSBURG — Living in the house that once belonged to his grandparents along Windy Hill Road near Windsor Heights in Brooke County, Eric Freeland operates a produce and berry farm that caters to the “health minded” customer who’s looking to support local farmers. “If people are ...

Blame My Roots Festival Seeking Health Permit

MORRISTOWN —The Blame My Roots Country Music Festival appears to be on its way to getting the health department permits needed to have a successful event. During a recent Belmont County Board of Health meeting, Deputy Health Commissioner Rob Sproul was asked about the status of the ...

Man Charged With Sexual Abuse of a Minor

U.S. Marshals arrested a man for allegedly abusing an infant child in his care. Joseph Kohout, 36, was arrested around 2 p.m. Friday by the marshals in the Northern District of West Virginia. Kohout was wanted by the Moundsville Police Department due to an investigation involving sexual abuse ...

Whiskey Rebellion Festival Underway in Washington With Tar and Feathering

WASHINGTON, Pa. — In the decade the Whiskey Rebellion Festival has been happening in Washington, there’s one question that, running away, is the most commonly asked: When will the tarring and feathering take place? The answer? Today at 5 p.m. The mock tarring and feathering of some ...

Grants Available Through Historic Preservation Office

CHARLESTON — Applications are now being accepted for a third round of 2019 historic preservation survey and planning grants through the State Historic Preservation Office of the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History. Approximately $50,000 will be awarded from funding ...