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Brooke County parents have options for new school year

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WELLSBURG — Brooke County Schools wants to give students and their families the option of in-person classes or remote learning at home as re-entry plans are being finalized for the upcoming school year. The plans should be ready for presentation to members of the board of education at their ...

Catholic Central High School names top grads for 2020

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STEUBENVILLE — Catholic Central High School officials have announced the top graduates of the Class of 2020. They are: • Patrick Francis Kuebler, the valedictorian, is the son of Daniel and Nellie Kuebler and a member of Holy Family Parish. He was a member of the soccer, track and cross ...

Most following guidelines

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WHEELING — More than a week after Gov. Jim Justice signed an executive order requiring face masks be worn inside offices, businesses and indoor public places, most people seem to be following the mask order at indoor areas of Oglebay Park. Rod Haley, executive vice president of Wheeling Park ...

Plans advance for Marland Heights 5K

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WEIRTON — The Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation is still hoping to be able to offer its annual Marland Heights 5K this year, planning several precautions for the community race in order to cut down on the potential spread of COVID-19. “We are prepared to move forward,” Programs ...

WVNCC ranked the most affordable

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WHEELING — The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education has ranked West Virginia Northern Community College as one of the most affordable colleges in America. WVNCC was ranked the 83rd lowest net price among two-year colleges in the U.S. and the lowest net price in ...

Wheeling Hospital to reduce staff amid heavy losses

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WHEELING — Wheeling Hospital will begin reducing its staff and plans other cost-cutting measures after the medical center lost nearly $30 million during the past two years, hospital officials announced Tuesday. In addition to offering buyouts for the staff, hospital officials said they will ...

Concerns continue as pandemic lingers on

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Malcolm Miller is young and “relatively healthy,” but he checks his phone multiple times throughout the work day to get updates on the COVID-19 crisis and the number of cases in Douglas County, Kan., where he calls home. It’s going to drive him nuts, a friend interjected as Miller ...

Briefs

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Brooke school board meets Monday WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Monday in the Brooke High School auditorium to allow social distancing. In keeping with orders by Gov. Jim Justice, everyone is expected to wear masks when a distance of 6 feet from others ...