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Month: September 2020

Marshall County Moves Into Yellow Phase

Marshall County entered the yellow phase of the West Virginia School Alert System Map last night. Counties in the yellow phase can continue to hold in-person instruction, as well as extracurricular practices and competitions. Marshall County will remain in the yellow phase until at least October 2. Photo credit: West Virginia Department of...

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Franklin Pre-Trial to Take Place Monday

Dave Franklin, the former comptroller for the Diocese of Steubenville, will appear at a pre-trial conference on Monday with Judge Michelle Miller in Common Pleas Court after pleading guilty earlier this year to federal income tax charges. Franklin was accused of collecting, but not paying employee payroll taxes to the IRS and misrepresenting the Diocese’s financial position. Franklin faces a multi-count indictment that alleges that he took more than $193,000 left in a will to the Society For the Propagation of Faith and deposited it in an off-the-books bank account. He also faces charges of secretly paying himself and...

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Weirton Police Believe Double Homicide was Committed by a Juvenile

Weirton Police announced that they believe a juvenile is responsible for the double homicide of Weir High School sophomore Madison Crowe and her mother Melissa Rowland. Officials believe that the juvenile was a family member and that the crime is an isolated incident. The suspect was appointed counsel and juvenile petitions will initially be filed, but Hancock County prosecutor James Davis is looking to transfer the case to adult court. The suspect is expected to face 2 counts of first-degree murder and is currently being held in a juvenile detention center. A hearing is expected to be held within...

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Edison Local One Step Closer to New Field House

The Edison Local Board of Education approved the hiring of Hively Construction for the field house portion of their athletic facilities upgrade project last week. Hively put in a bid of $6.4 million for the project, which was below the $7 million estimate. Demolition to make room for the field house will begin on October 26 and the field house is expected to be completed by December 2021. A bid will go out next week for the construction of the concession stands, restrooms, and locker rooms. Photo credit:...

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