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Tuesday Morning Briefing

By Staff | Oct 25, 2016

News Briefs

NEW MARTINSVILLE Education, jobs and West Virginia’s drug abuse and budget crisis took center stage as the three candidates seeking a 2nd District state Senate seat debated Monday night at West Virginia Northern Community College’s New Martinsville Campus.

Republican Dr. Mike Maroney, Democratic nominee Lisa Zukoff and Libertarian candidate H. John Rogers answered questions about topics ranging from the economy to school reform during the hour-long event before a standing-room only crowd of about 100 people.

The debate was sponsored by the Tyler Star News, Wetzel Chronicle and the Intelligernce and Wheeling News-Register.

Maroney, Zukoff and Rogers are seeking the seat held by Sen. Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall, who ran unsuccessfully for governor rather than seek another term in the Senate, where he has served for nearly 20 years.

For more about this story, see Wednesday’s edition of the Tyler Star News and Wetzel Chronicle or check out today’s Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register.

In other news, Friendly’s trick or treat is tonight between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

And, congratulations to A.I. Boreman Speech/Language Pathologist, Stephanie Brown, who recently achieved National Certification as a member of ASHA. Also, a word of praise goes to Congratulations to Brian Bailey, Sistersville Elementary School music teacher, who has recently had his third percussion ensemble piece released nationally. The title of the piece is “Tropic Twilight”. Silver Knights’ musicians performed this piece at their concert in May and the piece has been dedicated to them.