School pumped up for tennis tournament

The Baikagetse Primary School’s tennis team is ready for the 2022 season of the BNP Paribas RCS Rising Star tennis program, says the school’s tennis program head, Dundee Radebe. Speaking to the City Times, Radebe said he has seen a change in attitude from his players since Tennis South Africa (TSA) revamped their facility and … Read more

Tennis courts at Garfield to be converted for pickleball | News, Sports, Jobs

City Council this week approved an agreement with the Blair County Pickleball Club that will permit the group to begin an $ 85,000 transformation of two tennis courts at Garfield Park into six pickleball courts. The work by contractor ACT CORP of Baltimore will begin soon and be finished by early June, according to club … Read more

ADK gathers input on future of Cascade Ski Center | News, Sports, Jobs

LAKE PLACID – Adirondack Mountain Club staff shared some of their plans for the Cascade Ski Center in Lake Placid during a virtual public feedback session this week. The Adirondack Mountain Club, or ADK, finalized its purchase of the Cascade Ski Center in January. ADK’s board of directors approved a contract to purchase the Cascade … Read more

Randolph Commission grants funding request for new bleachers | News, Sports, Jobs

ELKINS – The Randolph County Commission has granted a pair of funding requests centered around area youth in the county. The Elkins Babe Ruth Baseball League approached the commission seeking help with a new bleacher project, while the Tygart Valley Lions club asked for funding to aid Project Safe Graduation for Tygarts Valley High School. … Read more

Mathews to kick off work at football stadium | News, Sports, Jobs

VIENNA – The Mathews school district is preparing for groundbreaking this spring for extensive improvements at the athletic field by Baker Elementary but will wait on any work on the school’s roof this year. Superintendent Russell McQuaide said with the first home football game set for Aug. 27, the new stands for the field will … Read more

New barbershop caters to all hair types | News, Sports, Jobs

Justin Keodouangdy, owner of Fairmont’s new barbershop, Jay Clips, located at 113 West Blue Earth Ave. Keodouangdy is experienced in working with all different hair types. FAIRMONT – Jay Clips is a new barbershop in Fairmont owned by master barber Justin Keodouangdy. The shop, located at 113 West Blue Earth Ave., offers services to men … Read more

Democratic gains in legislative maps might not last long | News, Sports, Jobs

FILE – Members of the Ohio Senate Government Oversight Committee hear testimony on a new map of state congressional districts in this file photo from Nov. 16, 2021, at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. The surprising advantage Democrats gained during the torturous process of rewriting the nation’s congressional maps may be short lived. North … Read more

Hubbard teen takes love of theater to New York City | News, Sports, Jobs

Submitted photo Finn O’Hara, 15, of Hubbard is shown under the marquee for The Town Hall in New York, the theater where he will appear in a special performance of “The Last Boy” or Holocaust Remembrance Day. HUBBARD – Finn O’Hara made his first trip to New York City right before the COVID-19 pandemic started … Read more

Parkersburg budget includes new police liaison | News, Sports, Jobs

Parkersburg City Council Vice President Mike Reynolds, right, asked if any council members had questions about an amendment proposed by the administration during council’s third and final budget hearing Thursday evening in council chambers at the Municipal Building, as Councilwoman Wendy Tuck listened. (Photo by Evan Bevins) Parkersburg Mayor Tom Joyce spoke during Thursday’s Parkersburg … Read more

District to install new floors at TJHS | News, Sports, Jobs

MIFFLINTOWN – Juniata County School District will replace the floors at Tuscarora Junior High School. During a Thursday meeting of the school board, directors voted to contract with Fike Bros Carpet One Floor and Home for the installation of flooring at the school at a cost of $ 235,087. In a workshop meeting last week, … Read more