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Homeowners Rescue Program Available

As the West Virginia Homeowners Rescue Program celebrates two years of helping homeowners across the state, officials encourage qualified homeowners to apply for emergency assistance before funding runs out.Since launching on March 28, 2022, the Homeowners Rescue Program has paid out more than $31 million to help 6,300 West Virginia[Read More…]

Pull Up A Chair

By: Hettie Basil Lighttower Mind your beeswax! Haha…. Have you ever been told that as a kid? That’s an interesting way to say “mind your own business”. I am not planning on talking about minding your own business, at least not today. But this phrase reminds me of when my[Read More…]

At the Library

The following is a list of books recently added to the Brooke County Public Library’s collection: ADULT FICTION THE LAWYER by John Ellsworth. A judge’s wife is dead. The public are out for blood, the justice system has turned on one of its own. It’s a case no career minded[Read More…]

Celebrate the Annual Spring Friends Event

Theodore Roosevelt will be portrayed by Gene Worthington of Fayetteville, in a West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive! program in Celebration of the Friends of the Brooke County Public Libraries Annual Spring Event, in the Brooke County Public Library’s River Room on April 25, at 7pm. This program is also[Read More…]

Evening Storytime at the Library

The Brooke County Public Library will be holding an evening storytime with Miss Kim on Wednesday, April 24 at 5 p.m. Children will enjoy the story “Earth Day, Birthday”, a craft, snacks and fun! Limited spaces available. Call the circulation desk at 304.737.1551 to register or visit

Tamara Ann “Tammy” (West) McClure

TAMARA ANN “TAMMY” (WEST) MCCLURE, 63, of Wellsburg, WV died peacefully on Friday, April 12, 2024, at U.P.M.C. Montefiore in Pittsburgh, PA after a lengthy illness. Born on June 9, 1960, in Steubenville, OH, a daughter of the late George Samuel and Lora (Thomaselli) West, Sr. In addition to her[Read More…]

Scott Lee “Downstate” Jackson

SCOTT LEE “DOWNSTATE” JACKSON, 61, of Weirton, WV passed away on April 12, 2024, at JW Ruby Memorial Hospital, after a brief battle with liver cancer. He was born on February 10, 1963, in Wheeling West Virginia, one of two beloved sons born to Leland and Rebecca Riggle Jackson. Scott’s[Read More…]

Rosemary Stillson

ROSEMARY STILLSON, 81, of Colliers, WV, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2024 at Weirton Medical Center, Weirton, WV. Rosemary was born on January 3, 1943 in Weirton, WV. She was the daughter of the late Perley Underwood and DeEtta (Spencer) Underwood. Rosemary retired from Weirton Steel in the Tin[Read More…]

Mary Patterson

MARY PATTERSON, 91, of Follansbee, WV died peacefully on Thursday, April 11, 2024, at Valley Hospice Care Center North in Steubenville, OH. She was born on March 14, 1933, in Follansbee, WV a daughter of the late Theodore and Helen (Telvock) Mazezka, Sr. In addition to her parents, Mary is[Read More…]