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Comedy and craft brew to collide

BLOOMINGDALE — Bill and Heidi Ryan, owners of the Dungeon Hollow Brewing Co., say they are dedicated to providing the local community with a unique, quality experience. So when they were contacted by the Craft Comedy Tour about being a stop on the show’s Ohio circuit, they agreed to host ...

Indigent legal expenses outpace budget

STEUBENVILLE — The cost of helping indigent defendants get a fair day in court is higher than expected, the Jefferson County commissioners learned Thursday. Commissioners agreed to submit $75,904 in attorney fees for indigent criminal defendants for May to the state for partial ...

Brooke names teacher of the year

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Board of Education on Thursday announced the names of individuals set to fill various positions in the school system, following the recent central office reorganization. The positions include: ¯ Samantha Nelson, Kathleen Maderia, David Queen and Evelyn Bucy ...

Wellsburg revitalization group plans cleanup, picnic Saturday

WELLSBURG — The Downtown Wellsburg Revitalization Group’s plans to beautify the community were rained out last week but members and other volunteers are set to gather again Saturday for a community street cleanup and picnic. Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. near the Town Square. “It was ...

Ogden Wellness Weekend nearly here

WHEELING — In less than 24 hours, the starting gun will fire and the first participants will step off for the 43rd running — and walking — of the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic. The Half Marathon will be the start of the inaugural Ogden Wellness Weekend, two days of fitness, ...

Weir High School bids farewell to Class of 2019

WEIRTON — Members of the Weir High School Class of 2019 took their next steps in life Thursday as they crossed the stage and became high school graduates. Surrounded by family, friends, teachers and school administrators, the departing seniors were greeted by Principal Kristin Bissett, who ...

Substance abuse and recovery discussed

WELLSBURG — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey made a visit to Brooke County on Monday to visit with members of a newly founded group. Brooke County Faith Team held its monthly meeting Monday to discuss local substance abuse and recovery programs. One of the obstacles the group said ...

Abundance of activities set for Memorial Day weekend

WHEELING — A wide variety of activities and services are planned throughout the Ohio Valley for Memorial Day weekend. For a new event, a Memorial Day walk through Greenwood Cemetery, 1526 National Road, will begin at 9 a.m. Monday. The event, which is free and open to the public, is being ...

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra’s 90th season upcoming

WHEELING — Under new leadership, the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming 90th anniversary season will feature seven subscription concerts and another edition of Symphony on Ice. The WSO board of directors soon will announce the symphony’s new music director and conductor, who will ...

Platinum sponsor

Reynolds Services Inc. has signed on to serve as a platinum sponsor for the Weirton United Way’s 38th Golf Classic to be held June 10 at Williams Golf and Country Club. Reynolds Services Inc. is a tin mill service center that specializes in the distribution and sales of cut sheet, flat rolled ...