Regional roundup

WVNCC’s Lunch and Learn for bullying

WHEELING — West Virginia Northern Community College’s Academic Support Center will host a No Stigma Attached Lunch and Learn from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the college’s B&O Building, 1704 Market St.

The topic will be college bullying, and the event, which includes lunch, is free and open to the public.

Featured speaker for the event will be Lisa Musilli from the Harmony House in Wheeling. She will speak about topics regarding cyberbullying, what unique challenges college bullying presents, emotions related to being bullied as well as work-place bullying.

Register ahead of time by calling (304) 214-8923 or e-mailing

WVNCC Academic Support Center hosts a No Stigma Attached Lunch and Learn each month with a different topic. The next Lunch and Learn will take place on Dec. 6 and the topic will be Title IX, which is the federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education.

For a list of the Lunch and Learn topics, visit

School merger

hearings set

The next three in a series of hearings on the proposed merger of primary schools in Brooke County will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Colliers Primary School; 6 p.m. Thursday at Beech Bottom Primary School; and 6 p.m. Nov. 20 at Lauretta B. Millsop Primary School.

Plans call for pupils in grades kindergarten through second to attend Hooverson Heights and Wellsburg primary schools, which would be renamed Brooke County Primary North and South; and those in third and fourth grades to attend Jefferson and Franklin primary schools, which would be renamed Brooke County Intermediate North and South.

Beech Bottom, Colliers and L.B. Millsop primary schools would be closed. The board has cited declining enrollment and revenue as the reasons for the mergers, which could occur for the 2018-19 school year.

Workshop aimed

at new businesses

WEIRTON — The West Virginia Small Business Development Center will offer a business fundamentals workshop from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at West Virginia Northern Community College.

Led by Ed Powell, the session will cover getting a business license, identifying the market and writing a business plan that will build credibility with potential lenders.

The cost is $35. To register, visit and click on Training Calendar or contact business coach Donna Schramm at (304) 214-8973 or

The workshop is part of the center’s Three Start Jump program, which involves one-to-one meetings with its business coaches.