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Gov. Justice presents CDBG grant

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WELLSBURG — Brooke and Hancock counties are receiving assistance in the development of broadband Internet service in the area. During a press conference Monday at the Brooke County Courthouse, Gov. Jim Justice announced a $125,000 Community Development Block Grant to fund a joint study for ...

Ray Fleishour honored for 50 years in East Springfield Ruritan Club

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EAST SPRINGFIELD — It was Ray Fleishour’s day to be extra appreciated. On April 7, the East Springfield man was presented an outstanding service award from the East Springfield Ruritan Club in recognition of his 50 years of community service in the club. “He is the only remaining ...

Brooke BOE hears concerns

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Board of Education listened to concerns regarding the re-organization of the central office. At Monday’s meeting, the board accepted Interim Superintendent Jeffrey Crook’s recommendation, by a 3-2 vote, for personnel changes with the termination by ...

Community news from around the area

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‘Sycamore Goes Broadway’ free performances Thursday STEUBENVILLE — The “Sycamore Goes Broadway” event involving the top local high school and college-age students performing a song from a Broadway musical will be held Thursday at the Sycamore Youth and Community Center, located at ...

Ford returns from international mission trip to China

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WEIRTON — Pat Ford, executive director of the Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle, continues to take the story of the Ohio Valley around the world. This time, he spent several days in China as part of a delegation representing West Liberty University, where he also serves ...

Activities at the Brooke County Library

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Movie night at the library WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library will be showing the PG-rated film “Ralph Breaks the Internet” today at 5 p.m. In the film, Video game villain Wreck-It-Ralph must brave the Internet to help a Vanellope fix her game Sugar Rush. Call the ...

New members of ADK chapter

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Alpha Kappa Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa initiated six new members at its meeting held on April 10. The new members of the women educators’ group are, from left, Sarah Howells, Jesse Schwertfeger, Amanda Tournay and Kristen Malinowski. Amy Kuzma and Denise Pasinetti also were inducted.

National Guard has new equipment

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WHEELING — For the past 34 years, every mission completed by the aviators at Company C, 1st Battalion, 150th Aviation Regiment based in Wheeling was done in an older-model, hand-me-down military helicopter — first the Bell UH-1 “Huey” and, starting in 2002, Sikorsky’s UH-60A/L Black ...

WJU president has high hopes for new plan

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WHEELING — Wheeling Jesuit University President Michael Mihalyo Jr. hopes the scaled-back institution finds an academic niche and continues to be an economic driver in the community. Since assuming the school’s presidency eight months ago, Mihalyo has confronted serious challenges. Faced ...