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Pupils step out for Cancer Society

May 28, 2011 FOLLANSBEE — Pupils and staff at Follansbee Middle School teamed recently to raise $2,109 for the Brooke-Hancock American Cancer Society as well as awareness of the annual event, which generates... more »»

Brooke Hills Park open for summer

May 28, 2011 WELLSBURG — Those ready for some summer fun are encouraged to visit Brooke Hills Park this weekend for the opening of its summer season. more »»

Playhouse has offered 40 years of entertainment

May 28, 2011 WELLSBURG — Whether onstage or behind the scenes, Brooke Hills Playhouse has been showcasing local talents of all ages for many years while offering patrons a mix of comedy, fantasy, mystery, music... more »»

Colliers PTA plans picnic

May 28, 2011 Parent-teacher group gathers The Colliers Primary School Parent-Teacher Association met recently with President Sabrina Fox presiding and the first-grade classes leading the Pledge of Allegiance. more »»

406 graduate from WVNCC

May 28, 2011 WHEELING — Valedictorian Samuel Shepherd Sr. is one of 406 new college graduates, following West Virginia Northern Community College’s commencement, May 13. more »»

Arbor Day observed in Follansbee

May 28, 2011 FOLLANSBEE — Mayor Tony Paesano and the city’s volunteer tree committee recruited fifth-graders at Follansbee Middle School to help them in marking Arbor Day with the planting of three trees near th... more »»

Area Memorial Day programs announced

May 28, 2011 Memorial Day services will be held Monday in the following communities. ¯ BEECH BOTTOM: A service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Veterans Monument in front of the Village Building. more »»

Officer reflects on war losses

May 28, 2011 This evening I witnessed firsthand the true costs of the Afghan war when I attended what is known as a Ramp Ceremony for four U.S. soldiers killed in action in the Zabul province today, May 16. more »»


May 28, 2011 Library to observe Memorial Day WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library will honor American men and women who have died in military service with fifteen minutes of solemn observance at 10:30 a. more »»

Scholarships awarded to seniors

May 21, 2011 WELLSBURG — More than $2.5 million in scholarships were awarded to 114 Brooke High School seniors during the school’s annual scholarship program, May 12. more »»

Scholarship winners:

May 21, 2011 Other recpients and their scholarships were: ¯ Samantha Alkire, Brooke County Schools Education Foundation Trustees. ¯ David Alward, Brooke Baseball, West Virginia University and C.F. more »»

Group seeking old photos for local history

May 21, 2011 WELLSBURG — Any past or present Brooke County residents have old photos of themselves or family members shoveling out their streets following a major blizzard or using a row boat to navigate a... more »»

Officer honored for saving a life

May 21, 2011 WHEELING — Wellsburg Patrolman Tom Jarrell didn’t have to intervene in a situation he encountered while off duty, but a Brooke County woman is alive today because he did. more »»

Bethany grads urged to use time wisely

May 21, 2011 BETHANY — A number of 2011 Bethany College graduates plan to return to the hallowed halls to earn their master’s degrees. Others will jump right into the working world. more »»

Ordinance prohibits drilling

May 21, 2011 WELLSBURG — Wellsburg City Council on May 10 approved the second reading of an ordinance prohibiting natural gas drilling in or within one mile of the city, with Mayor Sue Simonetti breaking a tied... more »»

WLU?honors 294 graduates

May 21, 2011 WHEELING — A retiring and longtime West Liberty University educator urged graduating students May 7 to continue their pursuit for learning and self-improvement - especially when it comes to language... more »»

West Virginia University dean's list

May 21, 2011 The following local students were named to the dean’s list at West Virginia University for the fall 2010 semester. Students must have a grade point average of 3. more »»


May 21, 2011 Cornhole tournament to be held WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Sportsman’s Club near McAdoo Ridge will hold a cornhole tournament today. Sign-ups will start at 11 a.m. more »»

Get a life!

May 14, 2011 WELLSBURG — Eighth-graders at Wellsburg Middle School learned it can be difficult to balance the costs of feeding a family, furnishing a home, fueling a vehicle and other expenses but it’s much... more »»

Town calls on Tomblin for gas drilling regulations

May 14, 2011 BETHANY — The signs of natural gas drilling are everywhere in Bethany, according to town officials who on May 4 urged state leaders to act with haste in addressing concerns about the booming industry. more »»

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