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WVU to create Purpose Institute on main campus

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University, according to President E. Gordon Gee, will harness the power of purpose to transform higher education. To help in that mission, the university is creating a first-of-its-kind Purpose Institute. WVU’s Purpose Institute will be the first one ...

Retired, sacred texts buried at Temple Shalom ceremony

TRIADELPHIA -- Hundreds of Temple Shalom’s old and worn sacred books were buried in a unique ceremony Sunday at Jewish Memorial Park Cemetery. It has been more than two decades since the last book burial ceremony commenced; occurring last in September 1995. Temple Shalom Rabbi Joshua Lief ...

Speed limit reduced in Cadiz

CADIZ — Motorists may have noticed a recent change in the speed limit on Industrial Park Road in Cadiz — it has been reduced from 55 mph to 35 mph in order to comply with Ohio Revised Code. The speed limit on the roadway was changed early last week. Harrison County Engineer Doug Bachman ...

Ferry resident finds giant puffball mushroom

MARTINS FERRY — Martins Ferry resident Don Feenerty’s favorite time of year is fall, because he says wild mushroom hunting is easier when it isn’t 85 degrees and humid outside. Recently, while foraging with his dogs on his Martins Ferry farm, his mushroom hunting efforts were rewarded ...

Dems to honor retired representative Cera during dinner

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — During the Belmont County Democratic Party’s 61st annual dinner set for Thursday, Democrats will honor a recently retired, longtime representative of Eastern Ohio. “This year will be exceptional because the Democratic Party will be honoring former state Representative ...

OHHC-Woodsfield team welcomes Brown as new nurse practitioner

WOODSFIELD — Ohio Hills Health Centers is pleased to welcome Jenna Brown, a board certified, family nurse practitioner to Woodsfield. The addition of Brown to the OHHC team will allow the Woodsfield site to offer evening hours until 7 p.m. four days a week — Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and ...