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West Liberty University May Enlist Outside Help in Presidential Search

WEST LIBERTY — The committee charged with finding West Liberty’s next president voted Friday to consider a paid professional search firm to aid in the process. WLU’s Presidential Search Committee met Friday afternoon in the university’s Shaw Hall, adding three new members on top ...

State Theater Restoration Takes Center Stage in Barnesville

BARNESVILLE — The Barnesville State Theater has opened its doors to the public for tours during the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival. A nonprofit group of determined residents has been working hard the last few months to restore the former State Theater, which closed for good around 1969. The ...

McMechen Bids Police Chief Don DeWitt a Fond Farewell

McMECHEN — The McMechen Police Department and community said farewell to its retiring chief, Don DeWitt, on his last day of work on Friday. DeWitt announced recently that he was retiring to spend more time with his family and that he planned to work a part-time security job in ...

Brooke County Alpaca Farm Offering Free Food, Tours

WELLSBURG — Trinity Farms Alpacas is celebrating National Alpaca Weekend with free food, games and, of course, alpacas. The event is slated from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the farm located at 1627 Washington Pike, Wellsburg. Christine Rudland, who owns the farm with her ...

Governor Honors Glen Dale Elementary Music Teacher

GLEN DALE — A strong support network is key for everyone, and proper utilization of the resources available to a person can see them accomplish much more than they can do alone. Glen Dale Elementary music teacher Kathy Fox was recognized by her peers in the state music scene and by Gov. Jim ...

Belmont County NAACP To Hold Freedom Fund Dinner

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County NAACP will honor three community members and host a “power couple” of speakers during this year’s Freedom Fund Dinner at 6 p.m. Oct. 1 at Belmont Hills Country Club. The social hour will start at 5 p.m. Jerry Moore II, president of the Belmont ...