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COMPRESSOR MOTOR — The motor for one of the gas compressors being fabricated at Bidell Gas Compression’s Weirton facility sits ready for delivery Monday morning. The company shipped out its first unit Monday, following four months of work.
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Bidell ships first unit from Weirton

WEIRTON — Monday marked a milestone for Bidell Gas Compression, as the first compressor units fabricated at its Weirton facility were shipped out to customers in the natural gas industry. “This is a big day,” Tom Welch, engineering manager, said Monday morning as the units were going ...

W.Va. schools face possible walkout later this week

WHEELING — Northern Panhandle public school administrators are determining how to address the potential walkout by teachers and service personnel this week. As of Monday, school was still scheduled to be in session on Thursday and Friday, according to administrators, though that is subject ...

Hancock County approves hazard plan

NEW CUMBERLAND — Hancock County commissioners on Thursday approved a second plan to help with possible hazard events, this time with Brooke County. The commissioners approved the Brooke Hancock Regional Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, which gives the counties opportunities to ...

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Bishop Mussio Elementary celebrates 100 days of school

Kindergartners at Bishop John King Mussio Elementary School recently celebrated their 100th day of school. Pupils participated in various 100-themed centers, including making a gum ball machine with 100 gum balls, 100 exercises, stringing 100 fruit loops on a necklace, 100 dice game and 100 ...

Rev. Dean Borgmeyer named monsignor

From staff reports WHEELING — The Rev. Dean G. Borgmeyer, who previously served as pastor of St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Weirton, has been named a Chaplain to His Holiness by Pope Francis, entitling him to be addressed as monsignor. Borgmeyer is the pastor of St. Joseph Parish in ...

RUNNING FOR SENATE — Former U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld II will run as a Democrat for the 1st District Senate seat in West Virginia.

Ihlenfeld seeks Democratic W.Va. Senate seat

By JOSELYN KING Staff writer WEIRTON — Former U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld II said the teachers in his life inspired him to run as a Democrat against West Virginia Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns, R-Ohio, this year. Ihlenfeld also asserted that some Mountain State lawmakers have ...

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Flooding in Wellsville

There was little room left under the bridge where the Little Yellow Creek flows toward the Ohio River near the state Route 213 rest stop following last Friday’s heavy rain.

Junior Panthers give back to community

By DYLAN McKENZIE Staff writer BRILLIANT — A local youth organization gave a little back to the community last week. The Buckeye Local Junior Panthers youth basketball league serves the children of the Buckeye Local School District. Program coordinator Erin Best has been in charge of ...

Regional roundup

Edison elementary sets registration HAMMONDSVILLE — Preschool and kindergarten registration for Edison Local schools is planned. Registration will be held at John Gregg Elementary School on March 14 and Stanton Elementary on March 15 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Parents and caregivers should ...

Wind energy proposal may dictate industry’s future in Ohio

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Wind energy’s future in Ohio is at a crossroads. Two much different proposals — one easing restrictions stifling new wind farms and another adding more hurdles for future development — are being pitched to state lawmakers and regulators. Ohio over the past three ...