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John Marshall High School Graduates Told to Keep Ties at Home

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John Marshall High School graduates heard Tuesday from a former student nearly 30 years their senior who urged them to remember their hometown while always striving to look forward. Chris Stadelman, a graduate of the John Marshall Class of 1988, has seen and done much since his graduation, ...

U.S. Attorney Betsy Jividen: Feds Targeting Drugs at Source

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Federal officials are going straight to the source — pharmaceutical companies — in the fight against the area’s drug abuse epidemic, Acting U.S. Attorney Betsy Jividen said Tuesday during a forum at Grand Vue Park in Moundsville Jividen spoke of the effect drug abuse is having on the ...

Mayor Glenn Elliott: WJU Vital Part of Wheeling’s Future

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WHEELING — Mayor Glenn Elliott said it is good news for the community as a whole that Wheeling Jesuit University will be on better financial ground in the future after the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston paid off the school’s debt and purchased the property. He said parallels can be drawn ...

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Accuser’s Father: Trust in Daniel Bowman Misplaced

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The father of a woman who says a Marshall County man sexually abused her when she was a child told a jury Tuesday he never should have trusted his friend to be alone with his young daughter. That testimony, as well as additional testimony from one of two accusers, came during the second day ...

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Gov. Jim Justice Proposes $4.3B Budget

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WHEELING — West Virginia lawmakers finally received a 2018 budget bill from Gov. Jim Justice on Tuesday, the seventh day in the Senate for a special session called for the purpose of setting the budget. On Tuesday, Justice also broadened his call for the special session and presented ...

Show of Hands Is Set for Tonight at the Artisan Center

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Wheeling Heritage will be presenting its 11th Show of Hands event at 5:30 p.m. today on the third floor of the Artisan Center, 1400 Main Street. Four projects will pitch their ideas to the crowd, then attendees vote. The project with the most votes gets a check for about $3,000 for their ...

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Sen. Manchin: Budget a ‘Non-Starter’

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PARKERSBURG — It’s clear where U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin stands on the $4.1 trillion budget offered by the Trump administration. The West Virginia Democrat Tuesday said the 1,200-page proposal was “alarming” — a “slash-and-burn type of approach” to budget making that ...

Flowers and candles are seen after a vigil in Albert Square, Manchester, England, Tuesday May 23, 2017, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on Monday night. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Britain Raises Threat Level; Attack ‘Imminent’

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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — As officials hunted for accomplices of a suicide bomber and Britain’s prime minister warned another attack could be “imminent,” thousands of people poured into the streets of Manchester in a defiant vigil Tuesday for victims of a blast at a pop concert — the ...

Trump Proposes $4.1T Budget

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump fulfilled a major campaign promise Tuesday, proposing a $4.1 trillion budget plan that would upend Washington in a big way. But he drew rebukes, even from some Republican allies, for the plan’s jarring, politically unrealistic cuts to the social ...

Attorney General Visits Wellsburg, Discusses Drug Problem

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WELLSBURG — While meeting Monday with representatives of area schools and community agencies, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said a segment of the youth population that could be prone to drug addiction isn’t one they might have expected. Morrisey visited Brooke Hills ...

Dallas Acoff Gets New Lawyer; Sentencing Delayed in Ohio County

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What was expected to be a sentencing hearing for convicted murderer Dallas Michael Acoff in Ohio County Circuit Court resulted in another delay on Tuesday. The delay came after Acoff submitted a request to Circuit Judge David Sims for a new lawyer. Sims approved the motion for a new lawyer ...

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Broken Pipe Makes a Mess at Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling

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Photo by Scott McCloskey Wheeling firefighters respond to the Ohio County Public Library on 16th Street in downtown Wheeling Tuesday afteroon following a report of a water pipe bursting in a ceiling. According to library Director Dottie Thomas, the library sustained some ceiling tile and ...

Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 7:39 a.m. Monday and 6:26 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled 15 traffic stops, one vehicle accident and six miscellaneous calls. TUESDAY At 6:26 a.m., Schrader Avenue, suicidal subject. At 5:05 a.m., Heritage Trail, follow-up. At 4:08 a.m., Medical ...

Ohio Valley Offers Many Choices When It Comes to Retirement Living

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WHEELING — The Ohio Valley has many choices when it comes to retirement living. Six are owned by the Welty Trust, a nonprofit organization that offers a range of housing options, from independent living through long-term nursing care. Welty housing options make it easy for retired people to ...

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Announcing plans for the fourth-annual Challenge Wheeling scavenger race to benefit Youth Services System, from left, are Christie Contraguerro, Carpet Showcase vice president of sales and marketing; Tammy Kruse, director of development for YSS; and Steve Johnston, business continuity coordinator at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

Youth Services System Challenge Wheeling Race Slated for June 17

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The gauntlet has been thrown. The fourth-annual Challenge Wheeling scavenger race to benefit Youth Services System Inc. will be held June 17. A kickoff event to open registrations for teams wanting to be part of the fun was held Monday morning at River City Restaurant at 14th and Main streets ...