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Explore and Learn Storytime at the Library

The Brooke County Public Library will be holding an evening explore and learn storytime with Miss Kim on Thursday, April 6 at 5 p.m. Children will enjoy a story and hands on activities. Limited spaces available. Call the circulation desk at 304.737.1551 to register or visit

The following is a list of books recently added to the Brooke County Public Library’s collection: ADULT FICTION THE KILLING OF INNOCENTS by Deborah Crombie. On a rainy November evening, trainee doctor Sasha Johnson hurries through the evening crowd in London’s historic Russell Square. Out of the darkness, someone jostles her as they brush past. A moment later, Sasha stumbles,[Read More…]

WVU prepares to downsize as budget deficit looms

School officials expect ‘modest’ tuition increases amid low enrollment projections Trenton Straight, Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Athenauem MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — As West Virginia University faces a looming budget deficit, school officials are preparing to operate as a smaller institution in the coming years. Vice President for Strategic Initiatives Rob Alsop said Thursday that[Read More…]

Contractors Association of West Virginia announces 2023 Scholarship Winners

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  The Contractors Association of West Virginia (CAWV) Scholarship Foundation distributed $27,500 this year to West Virginia college students pursuing an education and career in construction or engineering. The selection committee chose the recipients based on their academic performance, extracurricular activities, work experience, financial[Read More…]

Opinion: Problem or Opportunity? 

Greg Kozera Shale Crescent USA A challenging week. Another tragic school shooting, the Russia- Ukraine war rages on, U.S.-China tensions high, storms blew through our area damaging property and knocking out power. A newly released Wall Street Journal poll found patriotism, religious faith, having children and other priorities defining our[Read More…]

Gary Lee Elliott

GARY LEE ELLIOTT, 66, of Aberdeen, OH,formerly of Wellsburg, WV, died on March 26, 2023. Gary was born on May 13, 1956. Gary was the loving husband of Eva (Echols) Elliott, loving father of Melissa (Nathan) Powell of Southpoint, OH, Rebecca Vinsick of Perryopolis, PA, Joshua (Brianna) Elliott. Loving stepfather/friend[Read More…]

Doris J. Leasure

DORIS J. LEASURE, 70, of Weirton, WV, passed away Friday, March 24, 2023 at home. She was born October 11, 1952 in Steubenville, OH, daughter of the late Oliver K. Jones and Muriel Fox Rotherman. She is also preceded in death by her companion, Angelo J. DeLuca; brother, James Edward[Read More…]

Kien Thi

KIEN THI, 102, of Cullman, AL passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at the home of her son in Weirton, WV. She was born December 31, 1920, in Kien Giang, Vietnam. Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Uong Ton. She was a homemaker. Surviving[Read More…]