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BOE asked about new schedule

August 13, 2011 WELLSBURG — When the Brooke County school year begins in a few weeks, students, parents and staff will be adjusting to a new schedule that includes later pickups by school buses on Mondays and more... more »»

Travels in Turkey

August 6, 2011 WELLSBURG — During a visit abroad aimed at promoting international commerce between West Virginia and Turkey, state Sen. Jack Yost, D-Wellsburg, also got a perspective of that nation’s culture. more »»

Church to offer free family fun

August 6, 2011 WELLSBURG — Local families looking for some summer fun but finding their cash supply a bit low are encouraged to visit Brooke Hills Free Methodist Church on Aug. 13. more »»

St. Thomas Peach Fest is returning to Weirton

August 6, 2011 WEIRTON — Members of St. Thomas Episcopal Church will again be serving up the large peach shortcakes that have made their annual Peach Fest popular as well as a variety of hot food and baked goods. more »»


August 6, 2011 OVAC queen has Brooke ties WHEELING — Bria Cross, a recent graduate of Wheeling Catholic Central High School, was crowned 2011 Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Queen of Queens during the Rudy Mumley... more »»

Lions planning annual steak fry

August 6, 2011 WELLSBURG — The Wellsburg Lions Club will again be serving up a tasty meal while raising money for community projects during its annual steak fry, Aug. 25. The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p. more »»

Business aims to get customers in shape

August 6, 2011 FOLLANSBEE — Fusion Fitness, the name of a new business at 971 Main St., is appropriate because its owner, Cindy Petri, has brought a variety of fitness programs together under one roof. more »»

Students enjoy Energy Express

July 23, 2011 FOLLANSBEE — While the classrooms of Jefferson Primary School were vacated several weeks ago by children departing for summer vacation, they have been filled again by others from throughout the... more »»

Beech Bottom gets boost from Chesapeake

July 23, 2011 BEECH BOTTOM — Efforts to renovate the Beech Bottom Municipal Building have received a boost from Chesapeake Energy. more »»

Reading Council gave presentation

July 23, 2011 WEIRTON — Three Brooke County Reading Council officers participated in the District I meeting of the West Virginia Reading Association in Moundsville. more »»

Commission approves natural gas resolution

July 23, 2011 WELLSBURG — A resolution encouraging the development of industries around the current natural gas drilling boom was among issues discussed by the Brooke County Commission on July 12. more »»

Board discusses delinquent lunch bills

July 23, 2011 WELLSBURG — Delinquent payments for school lunches and breakfasts continue to be a problem, the Brooke County Board of Education learned Tuesday. more »»

Students’ business venture benefits charities

July 23, 2011 WELLSBURG — A group of Brooke High School students got firsthand experience at operating a business while helping causes as near as the Brooke County Animal Shelter and as far as tsunami victims in... more »»

School loses grant because of drilling ban

July 23, 2011 WELLSBURG — Wellsburg Middle School has lost a chance at a grant for band instruments because of the city’s ban on natural gas drilling. more »»


July 23, 2011 Scholarship awarded for service WELLSBURG — Eden Rice, 11, of Bethany, has been chosen from more than 37,000 nominees nationwide to receive a $1,000 Kohl’s Cares Scholarship for her participation in... more »»

Many honored during dinner

July 16, 2011 FOLLANSBEE — The community spirit of Follansbee is the cause for celebration during the annual Follansbee Community Days festival, which will be held Friday through Sunday. more »»

Festival offers food, fun and music

July 16, 2011 FOLLANSBEE — Over the years Follansbee Community Days has offered a mix of food, fun and live music, with both nationally known performers and local favorites taking to the stage at the Ray Stoaks... more »»

Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. William Kowalik

July 16, 2011 FOLLANSBEE — Bill and Fran Kowalik celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. The two were wed June 9, 1951, at Methodist Parsonage in Follansbee. more »»

Wellsburg walk drew participants

July 16, 2011 WELLSBURG — The Wendy’s 5K Run-Walk drew many participants, including many visitors from foreign countrie. more »»

Wellsburg chamber has a new face

July 16, 2011 WELLSBURG — The Wellsburg Chamber of Commerce has a new representative helping area businesses to promote their goods and services to the Wellsburg community. more »»

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