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Month: May 2021

Wheeling Area Strategic Action Plan set to be released

After 18 months of work, the Wheeling Area Strategic Action Plan is set to be unveiled tomorrow. The plan is the centerpiece of a series of reports designed to focus economic development efforts in the multi-county Wheeling region. The plan unveiling will be held via a Zoom hosted by the WVU Bureau of Business and Economic Research at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow. The zoom link to join is here: https://wvu.zoom.us/j/99079925304. Community members are also welcome to attend the release at the Wheeling Area Chamber, at 1100 Main Street in Wheeling, in the 3rd Floor Conference Room. Researchers at West Virginia...

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Marshall County residents gather to show support for Mitchell Power Plant

People came out Tuesday evening to speak on the Mitchell Power Plant and its uncertain future. A town hall meeting took place at the Moundsville Fire Department to discuss the future of the power plant titled ‘Save the Mitchell’. The event was hosted by Delegate Charlie Reynolds. Last year, American Electric Power filed an application with the West Virginia Public Service Commission to provide the plant with two options: invest in modifications to comply with federal regulations governing the disposal of coal and effluent limitation guidelines allowing the plant to operate till 2040 or retire the plant in 2028....

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School board hears mascot argument

The push to save a controversial Weir High mascot took another step, Monday evening. One week ago, a rally to save the cartoon “Red Rider” logo drew both sides to downtown Weirton. Michael Keffer, who organized the rally, spoke to the board – asking them to sign a pledge. The pledge called for the board to “stop political correctness in Weirton” and “stop all changes to the mascots used by Weir High School.” “The pledge is a general, generic pledge. We’re asking to let us keep the Native American Mascot, whether that would be the one in question (the...

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Bond continued for Steubenville Catholic Central teacher charged with sexual battery

A Steubenville Catholic Central teacher charged with sexual battery of a 15-year-old student appeared in court on Tuesday. Bond was continued at $100,000 in Harrison County Common Pleas Court on 21-year-old Corissa McCalister. She was charged back in April with two counts of sexual battery and was placed on administrative leave from her position at the high school. She was ordered not to have unsupervised contact with minors except for...

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Moundsville man charged with child abuse, neglect, assault

A Moundsville man is in jail on charges of child abuse, child neglect and malicious assault in connection with his 3-month-old baby. According to a criminal complaint, the child is being treated in a Pittsburgh hospital for brain bleeds and retinal hemorrhages in both eyes. On April 27, Moundsville police received a 911 call that a 2-month-old baby was having trouble breathing. When officers arrived on scene, they were told the baby had been taken to the hospital by family members. At the emergency room, a sergeant spoke with the baby’s father – Randy Hall — who said he...

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  • Indonesia’s demographic dividend threatened by lengthy COVID-19 school closures September 17, 2021
    By Tom Allard and Wayan Sukarda JAKARTA/DENPASAR (Reuters) – Ni Kadek Suriani was looking forward to starting her second year of junior high school last year, before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Then her parents lost their jobs and she was forced to help scratch a living on Indonesia’s holiday island of Bali. “I had time […]
  • Biocon Biologics to offer 15% stake to Serum Institute unit for access to vaccines September 17, 2021
    BENGALURU (Reuters) – Biocon Biologics, a unit of drugmaker Biocon Ltd, said late on Thursday it would offer a stake of about 15% to Serum Institute Life Sciences for access to 100 million doses of vaccines annually for 15 years, including COVID-19 shots. The deal with the unit of Serum Institute of India (SII), the […]
  • Courting startups: Singapore lines up funding to boost IPOs September 17, 2021
    By Anshuman Daga SINGAPORE (Reuters) -The Singapore government on Friday unveiled a S$1.5 billion ($1.1 billion) fund as part of a package to attract listings to the city-state’s stock exchange, aiming to boost its exposure to the region’s booming tech sector. The co-investment fund of the government and state investor Temasek will provide late-stage private […]

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