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Busy Spring Set For The Highlands

TRIADELPHIA — The Chick-Fil-A restaurant is set to open later this month at The Highlands, kicking off a string of anticipated openings there in the coming months. A sign outside the Chick-Fil-A tells hungry passers-by it will open Feb. 27. “Chick-Fil-A is a gigantic hit,” said Ohio ...

Vets’ Banners Almost Ready to Fly

MARTINS FERRY — Banners honoring veterans and other community members are expected to be lining the Purple City’s streets by July 4. In November, Councilman Tom Burns began forming a committee to research a veteran banner program for the city. He said the banners could be purchased by ...

New Stimulating Device May Prevent Migraine

MORGANTOWN — If your bank account balance looks nail-bitingly low and you won’t get paid for days, you might agonize over every dollar you spend. Maybe you’ll scrutinize grocery-store ads more closely than usual or brew your own coffee instead of ordering it from a barista. Migraine ...

Telemedicine Promises Insight into Stroke Cases

A patient walks into an emergency room in rural West Virginia and complains of confusion, facial numbness and a severe headache. The doctor, suspecting a stroke, has to make a quick decision: should she treat the patient herself, or should she have the patient transferred to a stroke center ...

Getting a Jump Start On College Classes

WHEELING — High school students across the Ohio Valley are able to get a big jump start on their post-secondary educational careers, thanks to college credits they are able to earn while still enrolled in high school. One of the most attractive incentives of participating in programs like ...

Rig Dogs Supports Local Animal Shelters

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The local Rig Dogs organization is using its social media network and influence to help further the goals and missions of four local non-profit animal rescues, according to the group’s co-founders Jarrod Miller and Chip Lockwood. Several hundred people turned out ...

WVU Extension Helping Farmers Grow State’s Agritourism Industry

From pick-your-own patches and interactive farm tours to corn mazes and unique lodging experiences, West Virginia University Extension Service is helping tout agritourism to preserve and promote West Virginia’s diverse and historic culture. Simply put, agritourism combines agriculture and ...

Wheeling Makes Its Pitch For an HGTV Makeover

WHEELING — The City of Wheeling has made its pitch to HGTV in an effort to score a high-profile makeover in areas of town that can use some extra attention and a little “TLC.” Many communities across the nation recently developed videos for submission to HGTV’s “Home Town Takeover” ...

Grants Breathe New Life Into Northern Panhandle Projects

From Wheeling to Williamson, West Virginians will gain new and improved options to get active with a leisurely stroll or bicycle ride, thanks to a statewide project involving West Virginia University. The Center for ActiveWV has announced a slate of inaugural grant funding for 13 projects ...

Reynolds Candidate For 4th District House Seat

MOUNDSVILLE — Charlie Reynolds calls himself “an easy going guy,” but he says he is ready to mix it up at the West Virginia Legislature for what he believes. Reynolds, a Republican from Moundsville, has filed as a candidate for the 4th District House of Delegates seat. Two are to be ...

Vulnerabilities Of Mobile Voting App Denied by State Officials

CHARLESTON — A new report detailing possible issues with a mobile voting app that could be rolled out to voters with certain physical disabilities this election cycle received pushback from West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner Friday. According to a team of researchers at the ...

DOH Crews Scramble to Repair Potholes After Cars Damaged

WHEELING — Workers were scrambling Thursday morning to toss “cold patch” asphalt to fill large potholes that formed recently in the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 near the The Highlands exit at the top of Two-Mile Hill that caused tire damage to multiple vehicles traveling through the ...

Smith Pleads Innocent, Trial Date Set

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Bridgeport Mayor David W. Smith pleaded innocent Thursday to multiple charges, including one count of theft in office of more than $20,000. Smith’s pretrial hearing was set for March 2. His plea agreement hearing was set for March 16 and his trial for March 31. Smith, ...

Brooke Commissioners OK Revised 911 Levy

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Commission, Wednesday, released details of a proposed levy for the county’s emergency 911 center, noting errors discovered in it have been corrected. Commission President Tim Ennis said after the state auditor’s office approved the four-year levy, they ...

Foster Care Bill on the Move

CHARLESTON — Delegates concerned about the state’s burgeoning foster care system breathed a sigh of relief Thursday after a bill stuck in its third committee for 22 days was on its way to first reading today. The House Finance Committee recommended House Bill 4092 for passage Wednesday ...

Marshall County Health Board Not Sold on Medical Marijuana

MOUNDSVILLE — Though West Virginia is taking stock of counties which may issue permits for medical marijuana grows and the establishment of dispensiaries, the Marshall County Board of Health isn’t sure if the county is ready to take that step. Jason Frame, director of the West Virginia ...

West Virginia Lawmakers React To Gov. Justice’s ‘Thugs’ Remark

CHARLESTON — Lawmakers in the House of Delegates both criticized and defended Gov. Jim Justice after news reports show the governor and girls high school basketball coach calling the opposing team “thugs” during an interview. The Greenbrier East High School girls’ basketball team, ...

Spruce Street Bridge Project Behind Schedule

The date to reopen the Spruce Street Bridge over Interstate 470 in Bethlehem has been pushed back to late May, West Virginia Division of Highways officials said this week. The bridge has been under construction since October as crews work to replace the concrete deck and are scheduled to paint ...

Dyer Seeks Unexpired State Supreme Court Seat

WHEELING — Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Lora Dyer says West Virginia’s opioid addiction problem placed her in a position she never imagined — overseeing cases where great-grandmothers are adopting their great-grandchildren. Dyer, 43, is a candidate for the West Virginia Supreme ...

House of Delegates Erupts Into Drama

CHARLESTON — Tempers flared Wednesday on the 36th day of the 2020 legislative session as one delegate required multiple bills to be read in full to protest lack of action on an alleged incident with another lawmaker. Del. Eric Porterfield, R-Mercer, made motion after motion Wednesday to have ...