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Drivers Warned to be on the Lookout for Buses

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With students all across the Ohio Valley stepping onto a school bus, local authorities are warning drivers, parents and kids to be extra cautious with more traffic and buses on the roads.The Weirton Police Department wants to let everyone know about the extra precautions they should be making now. Their biggest concern is making sure that everyone is alert and driving carefully at all times - starting with driving safely around school buses and when children are waiting for buses - this extra... More>>

Local Nutritionist Offers Tips for a Better School Lunch

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Parents and students alike are getting ready for back to school and packing their book bags with everything needed to help the students learn. But what parents are packing in the student's lunch box is a huge factor when it comes to the classroom, too. Lean sources of protein like turkey or chicken breast and whole grain bread that is high in fiber along with plenty of fruits and vegetables should be part of every student's lunch according to Renee Griffin, the Child Nutrition Director of Ohi... More>>

Elm Grove Consignment Shop Staying Busy During Back-to-School Season

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From August to October, Bullfrogs and Butterflies on National Road in Elm Grove stays busy with parents shopping for their students back to school clothes. They offer a wide variety of items from infant all the way to sizes 14 to 16 in boys and girls, in addition to juniors clothing. The selection is vast, with rows and racks of clothes for browsing. Owner Sarah Lloyd said, "We do get a lot of very nice things in, which enables people who might not be able to spend that money on brand new thi... More>>

Plan Ahead and Spare Yourself Some Anxiety

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School is right round the corner, and getting prepared can cause anxiety for both you and your children.As you and your children prepare for back to school, we know that it can be stressful. Here are some tips that can help you ease the first day jitters.Make sure you have a plan the night before. Have lunches packed, clothes picked out, transportation arranged, and make sure your students get plenty of rest the night before their first day.Patty Anderson with Bridge Street Elementary School ... More>>

Early to Bed, Early to Rise: Sleep Key to Start New Year Off Right

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The new school year is almost here and during the summer, if your kids are like most, they're probably used to staying up, then getting up late.
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Giving your kids the tools for a healthy back-to-school season

(BPT) - For moms, family and children are their No. 1 priority. Keeping everyone safe, healthy and happy is a huge part of everyday life. However, each year, parents send their kids back to school knowing they will be... More>>

College students have options to save money on technology

(BPT) - If you are one of the more than 22 million college students heading to campuses across the nation this fall, you’ll probably be packing all sorts of items, including advanced digital technology. College student... More>>

Sleeping tips for back-to-school success

(BPT) - Did you know the best preparation for back to school is a good night’s sleep? Lack of sleep can affect a child’s performance, attention, learning, behavior and biological functions, experts say. In fact,... More>>

Dressing for success on campus: a guide to college fashion

(BPT) - College students are cash-strapped and time-crunched. So how can they look fashionable while juggling their studies, campus activities and a part-time job? Integrating basic items into their wardrobes is a start... More>>

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  • Teenager danger: five rules for young drivers

    Teenager danger: five rules for young drivers

    (BPT) - If you’re feeling nervous about handing the car keys to your teenager for the first time, you’re not alone. It’s a common sentiment given some sobering statistics. According to...
    (BPT) - If you’re feeling nervous about handing the car keys to your teenager for the first time, you’re not alone. It’s a common sentiment given some sobering statistics. According to...
  • Your back-to-campus cyber security checklist

    Your back-to-campus cyber security checklist

    Computers, tablets and mobile devices are fundamental for college students to learn, study and stay connected. With more and more devices being used on campus, college officials are feeling the pain of trying to keep...
    Computers, tablets and mobile devices are fundamental for college students to learn, study and stay connected. With more and more devices being used on campus, college officials are feeling the pain of trying to keep their...
  • Uber-cool gift ideas for kids going to - and back to - college

    Uber-cool gift ideas for kids going to - and back to - college

    (BPT) - Graduation season is over, but families with college-bound teens know the gift-giving season is still in full swing. Whether you’re looking for a gift that will ease the transition for a new college...
    (BPT) - Graduation season is over, but families with college-bound teens know the gift-giving season is still in full swing. Whether you’re looking for a gift that will ease the transition for a new college freshman or...