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West Virginia teachers end strike after opposed charter school bill was killed

Public school teachers in West Virginia returned to school Thursday after an education bill they opposed was effectively killed in the state House. Teachers in 54 of the state’s 55 counties walked out Tuesday over SB 451, which would have used public funding to introduce charter schools to the state


Magnolia Runs By St. Marys

NEW MARTINSVILLE — Going into sectional play, the Magnolia girls basketball team had not tasted victory since Jan. 28. After dropping five straight to end the regular season, the Blue Eagles took the phrase, ‘game of runs’ to heart Wednesday night as they accounted for the final eight points in the


UPDATE: Three take plea deals in New Matamoras home invasion

NEW MATAMORAS, Ohio (WTAP) - UPDATE: 2/20/19 5:00 pm. Brittney McIntyre pled guilty to tampering with evidence earlier this month. She could face up to 36 months in prison, along with fines and three years of post-release control.


Pennsylvania man sentenced for high speed chase through Guernsey & Belmont counties

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio — A man who led police on a high speed pursuit through Guernsey and Belmont counties in November has been sentenced. 24-year-old Dakota Iarrusso of McKeesport, Pennsylvania was sentenced to to 2 1/2 years in prison in Belmont County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday. Iarrusso had p


Report from Wetzel County Libraries Given to Commission

During its regular Feb. 13 meeting, the Wetzel County Commission met with the directors of three Wetzel County libraries for reports and requests of funding. New Martinsville Public Library's director gave the commission a brief idea of the use of the library's 800 square meeting room. NMPL tells th


Aliff, Schilling Are Rotary Students

Morgan Aliff and Caleb Schilling have been selected as the New Martinsville Rotary Students of the Month for January. Aliff is the daughter of Cindy and Frank Aliff of New Martinsville. She possesses a 4.10 grade point average and has been a member of the National Honor Society, Science National Hon


Crews work to prevent landslide after multiple in Harrison County over past few weeks

HARRISON COUNTY, W.Va (WDTV) - The continuing cycle of rain, snow, and sun has damaged hillsides across Doddridge, Monongalia, and Harrison Counties. Two weeks ago a major landslide near the Tyler County line shut down both lanes of Rt.18 for the day while crews tried to clear the fallen trees and r


Moose Lodge, pipeliners raise money for Coats for Kids

WETZEL COUNTY, W.Va. — Moose Lodge 931 in New Martinsville has been raising money to donate to organizations for years. This year, its donation to “Coats for Kids” started with a simple challenge.


West Virginia Senate Approves Incentives for Cities, Counties To Consolidate Services

WHEELING — West Virginia’s counties and municipalities could get financial incentives to work together to provide public services under a bill before the State Legislature.


West Virginia city to build $1.9M park on Wheeling Island

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia city is planning to build a $1.9 million park intended to celebrate the history of the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. The Intelligencer reports Wheeling announced Wednesday that the Fitzsimmons Family Foundation donated $150,000 to help pay for two phases out of a


Robert and Helen Miller: A Real Life Love Story

Robert "Bob" and Helen Miller recently celebrated 60 years of marriage. The Millers, from the New Martinsville area, courted for four years before marriage. Upon marrying, the Millers' honeymoon was cut short due to the fact Robert, who was in the military, shipped out for Germany the very next day.


Cats vs dogs in Belmont County

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Commissioners have been in legal conflict with the Belmont County Humane Society about whether a donation to help the area’s animals should have benefited cats or dogs.


Manchin discusses economic opportunities in southern West Virginia

In a room full of business leaders, entrepreneurs, regional and local government officials, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., opened by talking about banana bread. Telling a story of his grandfather who ran a grocery store, the senator said his grandparents would get creative when unsold bananas would


Driver drops off dog, accidently drives car through fence at a pet daycare in Wheeling

WHEELING, W.Va. — It was an interesting start to the morning at a Wheeling pet day care. After dropping off her dog, a client accidentally drove her car through the outside fence, across the play yard and into another fence.


WV Army National Guard perform air rescue on man trapped in Ritchie Co. flood waters

ELLENBORO, W.Va. - The West Virginia Army National Guard performed a successful aerial rescue of a person trapped in a vehicle due to flood waters in Ritchie County on Wednesday afternoon.


Waterline Installed At Clark Ridge

BY MADDISEN EIDEL - STAFF WRITER (MEIDEL@TYLERSTARNEWS.COM) , Tyler Star News. As part of the Route 18 South Water Project, waterline is being installed in a small section from Cow House Road to Clark Ridge Road in the town of Sistersville. The residents of this area are currently without city water


West Virginia: Campus Carry Moves to House Floor

Again, please use the “Take Action” button above to contact your state Delegate and urge them to SUPPORT HB 2519 without amendment. Turning a Right into a Privilege: HR 1112 Gives Feds Unfettered Power to Block Gun Sales.


Unions call end to work stoppage at West Virginia schools

CHARLESTON — After two days of rallies at the state Capitol and schools across West Virginia, the big three teachers and school service personnel unions told their members to get back to work.


West Virginia House Speaker Boots McGeehan From Judiciary Committee

CHARLESTON — Delegate Pat McGeehan is no stranger to being at odds with House leaders, and it happened again this week. The Hancock County Republican was removed as a member of the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday by House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay.


Team From Sherrard Middle School Heads to West Virginia History Bowl

Sherrard Middle School will represent the Northern Panhandle at the West Virginia History Bowl championships in Charleston in April. The Rams competed against eight other schools in the 10th annual Region 6 History Bowl event held at West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling on Friday.