Personnel issues before Wellsburg Council

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By WARREN SCOTT Staff writer WELLSBURG — City Council on Tuesday agreed to reimburse city employees for job-related training and were advised of efforts to employ the city’s prevention resource officer at Brooke County’s new middle school. Council approved the addition of a section ...

SPEAKING TO THE HOUSE — West Virginia Legislative Services Photo Delegate Shawn Fluharty, D-Ohio, speaks on the floor of the House of Delegates Tuesday at the Capitol in Charleston.

W.Va. says 2 percent raise for teachers is enough

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By JOSELYN KING Staff writer WHEELING — The West Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday cautiously approved raises for state police, teachers and school personnel, with many lawmakers saying the raises weren’t enough. They said the raises are comparable to “handing out Christmas ...

Drug addiction panel set at Wheeling Jesuit

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From staff reports WHEELING — Panelists from Wheeling Jesuit University and the community will address how to help those suffering from drug addiction during a panel discussion at the university today. Alumni, faculty and a student from WJU, along with a reporter from the Huntington ...

Regional roundup

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City man sentenced for drug possession STEUBENVILLE — Lawrence R. Luke, 53, of 732 N. Sixth St. was sentenced to 90 days in the county jail on Wednesday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. after Luke pleaded guilty to a drug charge. Luke was charged with felony ...

Cordray accepts endorsement of 3rd former rival in Ohio gov. race

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COLUMBUS (AP) — A third Democrat left the Ohio governor’s race on Wednesday and endorsed former consumer watchdog Richard Cordray. Former state Rep. Connie Pillich said she made her decision over the weekend after Ohio Republican Party leaders voted to endorse Attorney General Mike DeWine ...

Presidents Day closings

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Here is a list of closings of government offices and agencies and trash collection schedules for Presidents Day: ¯ Brooke County Courthouse will be closed. ¯ Brooke County Public Library will be open. ¯ Brooke County Senior Center will be closed. ¯ Follansbee Branch Library will be ...

Community Briefs


Horticulture Lunch and Learn Series slated to begin in March STEUBENVILLE — Ohio State University Extension will host a Horticulture Lunch and Learn Series every other Wednesday beginning March 7 and ending April 18 at the office at Suite 512, 500 Market St. Each session will run from ...

Ash Wednesday

And unto dust, you shall return

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Monsignor Kurt Kemo, right, pastor of Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church in Wintersville, makes a sign of the cross in ashes on the forehead of the Rev. Michael Gossett. Today is Ash Wednesday, which opens Lent, the period of penitence and fasting for Catholics and other Christian ...

Elks name junior teens of month


WELLSBURG — Officials with the Wellsburg Elks Lodge have announced junior teens of the month for September and October. September’s teens of the month were Shaylee Groves and Mason Merriner; and October’s teens of the month were Melyn Bachinski and Daniel Rawson, all of Follansbee ...