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January-30-2014

By Jenni Vincent
Journal Staff Writer

MARTINSBURG - Slowly but surely is the way Penny Price describes how her body is changing since she first began taking advantage of a weight management program offered at The Wellness Center - a cooperative effort that's done in conjunction with the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency.

After a few months, Price has lost about 20 pounds and also sees a difference in how she feels.

While exercise is an important part...

January-30-2014

By Beth Christian Broschart, Staff Writer
The Inter-Mountain

PARSONS - The Tucker County Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Eddie Campbell have several major goals for 2014, including trying to pass a successful excess levy, officials said this week.

Meetings have been held across the county to gather parent, student, teacher and resident input for the push to pass a levy, Campbell said.

"We hope to build an increase in college and career...

January-29-2014

By Mackenzie Mays
The Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Former West Virginia Governor Bob Wise and state education officials met Tuesday to discuss the future of the Promise scholarship, which has gradually been hit with budget cuts since it was introduced more than a decade ago.

The Promise -- a state-funded merit-based scholarship which helps pay four-year tuition for students attending West Virginia colleges -- once meant a free ride for recipients. Now, the...

January-29-2014

By Sarah Harmon, Staff Writer
The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register

The Marshall County Board of Education may choose to support a statewide pay raise for teachers after hearing a presentation from Owens Brown, the Northern Panhandle representative for the West Virginia Education Association, at Tuesday's meeting.

According to Brown, West Virginia teachers' salaries trail the national average by nearly $10,000. He said the teachers' pay in the state ranks 48th in the...

January-29-2014

By Stephen Huba, For the Weirton Daily Times

NEW CUMBERLAND - Hancock County school bus drivers are worried that moving all Weirton buses to the New Cumberland bus garage will compromise student safety, increase wear and tear on the buses, and further burden county taxpayers.

Longtime bus drivers Judy Mullins and Diana Risk took their complaint to the Hancock County Board of Education Monday night, asking that the 19 Weirton buses be kept in Weirton.

"As bus operators,...

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