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Weirton, Moundsville Among Cities Applying for Home Rule Program

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More than 20 West Virginia cities, including Weirton and Moundsville, are seeking to participate in a program that would give them a larger say in how they govern.

Tuesday was the deadline for cities to submit applications to the West Virginia Municipal Home Rule Program. 16 cities will be chosen to join the program's four existing participants.

The program shifts power from the state to the local level and began as a five-year pilot in Bridgeport, Charleston, Huntington and Wheeling.