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Reimagining the Region, Education

Remote Learning Likely to Remain Part of Schooling

By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer WHEELING — Remote learning is likely to remain a vital part of school curriculum even after the COVID pandemic has passed, but it won't be daily classroom teachers preparing online lessons, according to Ohio County Schools Superintendent Kim Miller. Miller ...

Perseverance Through Challenges Promises Bright Futures at WLU

By ERIC AYRES Staff Writer WEST LIBERTY —Students, staff members and faculty at West Liberty University have been able to navigate through unprecedented challenges through the past calendar year during the coronavirus pandemic. With the right combination of planning, talent, ...

Virtual Academies: A Potential Option for the Future

By CARRI GRAHAM Staff Writer After much of the school year has been spent in virtual academies, officials are determining whether it could provide a more viable option in the future. Most students have participated in virtual learning throughout the past school year due to schools ...

Student Teachers Were Ready for COVID Shift

By ALAN OLSON Staff Writer WEST LIBERTY — Society’s educational landscape had been becoming increasingly digital with each passing year, but last spring semester made technology ubiquitous in almost all aspects of life, including in the classroom. West Liberty University’s Cathy ...

Vo-Tech Programs a Growing Option for Region Students

By SCOTT McCLOSKEY Staff Writer Area high school and college vocational-technology programs are providing the necessary foundation for promising careers in the region, according to several area school officials. Wheeling Park High School Assistant Principal Stephanie Bugaj said WPHS ...

More Schools Shifting to E-Textbooks for Students

By ROBERT A. DEFRANK Staff Writer Paper textbooks are becoming a thing of the past for college and public school students, and the COVID-19 pandemic has hurried that trend in many cases. Julie Keck, spokeswoman for Belmont College, said the pandemic has not interfered or even ...

Need for Nurses More Critical Than Ever During COVID

Nurses already in high demand in the Ohio Valley are needed now more than ever with COVID-19 surging across the country. Gail Nickerson, director of Nursing at Wheeling University, said the pandemic has highlighted the critical need for nurses in the United States and world. “This past ...

Business as (Not So) Usual for Collegiate Athletic Departments

By KYLE LUTZ Staff Writer After close to a year of no competition, local college sports teams returned to action at the beginning of January. Most fans just see the product on the floor. Very little is known about what goes on behind the scenes. Athletic departments have been preparing ...