Local News

Gov. Justice presents CDBG grant

WELLSBURG — Brooke and Hancock counties are receiving assistance in the development of broadband Internet service in the area. During a press conference Monday at the Brooke County Courthouse, Gov. Jim Justice announced a $125,000 Community Development Block Grant to fund a joint study for ...

Brooke BOE hears concerns

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Board of Education listened to concerns regarding the re-organization of the central office. At Monday’s meeting, the board accepted Interim Superintendent Jeffrey Crook’s recommendation, by a 3-2 vote, for personnel changes with the termination by ...

Ford returns from international mission trip to China

WEIRTON — Pat Ford, executive director of the Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle, continues to take the story of the Ohio Valley around the world. This time, he spent several days in China as part of a delegation representing West Liberty University, where he also serves ...

National Guard has new equipment

WHEELING — For the past 34 years, every mission completed by the aviators at Company C, 1st Battalion, 150th Aviation Regiment based in Wheeling was done in an older-model, hand-me-down military helicopter — first the Bell UH-1 “Huey” and, starting in 2002, Sikorsky’s UH-60A/L Black ...

WJU president has high hopes for new plan

WHEELING — Wheeling Jesuit University President Michael Mihalyo Jr. hopes the scaled-back institution finds an academic niche and continues to be an economic driver in the community. Since assuming the school’s presidency eight months ago, Mihalyo has confronted serious challenges. Faced ...

Idea for teen court presented in Wheeling

WHEELING — Community youth advocates are seeking a teen court program for Ohio County, and they are suggesting a $5 increase in court costs to fund the initiative. Martha Polinsky, project coordinator with the Community Impact Coalition; Brooke County Magistrate Robin Snyder; and Claudia ...

Hotel, casino, racetrack sues sports app provider

WHEELING — Owners of the Wheeling Island Hotel, Casino and Racetrack are suing the providers of their sports betting app, which has now been off-line for more than two months. Delaware North — under its division Delaware North iGaming — filed suit Thursday in the Court of Chancery for ...

Regional roundup

Steelworker memorials set for Thursday Steelworkers who lost their lives in area mills will be remembered at separate events on Thursday. The men and women who died while working for the Weirton Steel Corp. will be remembered by USW Local 2911 during a service planned for 9 a.m. at ...

Festival is the cherry on top

Bobby Pizzoferrato and the Hills Elementary fourth-grade choir sang for the crowd at the Mingo Cherry Blossom Festival. The festival, now in its 12th year, was presented by the Mingo Business Association Wednesday. The event, held at the site of the former Mingo High School and Indian ...

Wells Township to consider levy

BRILLIANT — Wells Township residents are being asked to approve two levies on the May 7 ballot to replace money lost by the devaluation of the Cardinal Power Plant. There are 3-mill levies each for the street department and the police department. Both are for a continuing period of ...