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Doyle Named Wheeling Jesuit University’s Director of Admissions

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Wheeling Jesuit University has chosen a former Wheeling Park High School teacher and coach to lead its undergraduate recruitment efforts. Sean Doyle recently was named director of Undergraduate Admissions by WJU Interim President Debra Townsley. She is confident Doyle can make an impact in the ...

Suicide Awareness Walk Set For Sunday in St. Clairsville

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Jerry’s Walk – Illuminating Suicide Awareness, a nonprofit organization dedicated to suicide prevention and awareness, will be hosting its inaugural suicide awareness walk Sunday at the St. Clairsville-Richland Township Memorial Park. There is a cost to participate. Those interested may ...

Early Voting Is Underway in Eastern Ohio

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YORKVILLE — Early voting is underway for the May 2 election in Ohio with three local levies on the ballot. The village of Yorkville placed a 1-mill levy on the May 2 ballot. Officials there have held several public meetings to raise awareness for the vote. If approved, the money generated ...

Appalachian Power Co. Chief Looks To Renewable Energy

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CHARLESTON (AP) — New Appalachian Power Co. President Chris Beam says the utility doesn’t plan to build coal plants anytime soon and that electricity from renewable energy sources is what potential business customers want. Beam is a Wheeling native who understands the role of coal in West ...

President Donald Trump poses for a portrait in the Oval Office in Washington, Friday, April 21, 2017. With his tweets and his bravado, Trump is putting his mark on the presidency in his first 100 days in office. He's flouted conventions of the institution by holding on to his business, hiring family members as advisers and refusing to release his tax returns. He's tested conventional political wisdom by eschewing travel, church, transparency, discipline, consistency and decorum. But the presidency is also having an impact on Trump, prompting him, at times, to  play the role of traditional president. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Donald Trump at 100 Days: A Different Presidency

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WASHINGTON (AP) - For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions. He’s startled world leaders with his unpredictability and tough talk, but won their praise for a surprise strike on Syria. He’s endured the steady drip of ...

FILE – In this Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 file photo, samples of marijuana are tested in an oven at Full Spectrum Laboratories in Denver. Ohio's regulations for prospective medical marijuana cultivators were finalized Monday, April 17, 2017, and application forms were released Friday, April 21, 2017, including a requirement for marijuana testing at an in-state, public university. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

Ohio Rules For Medical Pot Raise Questions

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has built it, but will they come? Prospective medical marijuana cultivators now know what Ohio rules for getting growers’ licenses looks like. They were finalized last Monday and application forms were released Friday. Ohio’s medical marijuana law allows ...

Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday, the Wheeling Police Department handled 69 calls, including 25 traffic calls and three miscellaneous calls. At 4:25 a.m. Sunday, Warwood Avenue, welfare check. At 3:35 a.m. Sunday, Valley View Avenue, loud subjects. At 3:29 ...

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Dylan Coleman grips a plastic bag as he breaks from collecting litter, Saturday on Wheeling Island.

Spring Cleanup Efforts Energize Wheeling Island

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WHEELING — Residents and employees of the telecommunications company Comcast rolled up their sleeves Saturday in support of community and youth, taking the time to clean up Wheeling Island. Their efforts greatly contributed to Youth Services System’s island facilities, which received ...

Advocates Fan Out in Global Show of Support for Science

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The world saw brain power take a different form Saturday. From the Washington Monument to Germany’s Brandenburg Gate and even to Greenland, scientists, students and research advocates rallied on an often soggy Earth Day, conveying a global message about scientific ...

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Promoting awareness of organ donation at WVU Medicine Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale, from left, are Angela Hockman, professional services liaison with the Center for Organ Recovery & Education; Dave Leasure of Middlebourne; his wife, Mindy, a double lung transplant recipient; and Roseann Teramana, a kidney donor from Wheeling.

Area Residents Know Importance of Organ Donation

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GLEN DALE — Two area women — a transplant recipient and a living donor — speak from different perspectives but share a core belief in the importance of organ donation. They told their stories at a National Donate Life Month program held at West Virginia University Medicine Reynolds ...

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A bee prepares to land on a flower. Earth Day was marked  Saturday in the United States when America celebrates and draws awareness to a healthy climate and environment. Researchers are concerned natural and man-made forces are impacting bee colonies.

Professor At WVU Authority On Bees

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PARKERSBURG — Jim Amrine looks at lawns and likes the ones with dandelions, clover and other growth considered weeds. Those are the yards where the homeowners aren’t using chemicals, said Amrine, a researcher, retired professor at West Virginia University and an authority on ...

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United Steelworkers Local 2911 Safety Coordinator Darrell Curtis looks at the list of steelworkers who died on the job at Weirton Steel. The local union will observe Steelworker Memorial Day at 9 a.m. Friday at the Steelworker Memorial Park on County Road in Weirton.

Ohio Valley Steelworkers Who Lost Lives on Job Remembered

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WEIRTON — Bobby Chafin had returned early to the job site in the Weirton Steel blast furnace department and was waiting for his co-workers when a ladle car filled with molten slag being pulled on the railroad tracks exploded. The veteran welder literally was covered in the material. The ...

Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 7:17 a.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday, officers handled five traffic stops, four vehicle accidents and two miscellaneous calls. SATURDAY At 8 a.m., North Front Street, breaking and entering. At 3:07 a.m., Overbrook Avenue, animal complaint. At 2:33 ...

Barns Part of Ohio’s History

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MORRISTOWN — The state of Ohio has several symbols that are designated to represent the pride of the Buckeye State, such as the white tailed deer as the state animal, the large white trillium as the state wildflower and the trilobite as the state fossil. Now, state legislators are ...

Retiring Schools Superintendent Reflects on Long Career

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MOUNDSVILLE — Marshall County Schools superintendent Michael Hince has announced his retirement at the end of the school year, and is optimistic for the future of the district. Across nearly 40 years in the district, Hince said he has seen several aspects of the county’s educational ...

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Dr. James Comerci, left, director of Wheeling Hospital’s family medicine residency program; and Dr. Shawn Stern, Wheeling Hospital medical director, discuss plans for the medical tent at the 41st-annual Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic May 27 in Wheeling.

Wheeling Hospital To Run Ogden Half Marathon Medical Tent

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In the heat of competition, even the most well-trained athletes may overlook what their bodies are telling them in the name of reaching their goal. But those hitting the streets of Wheeling May 27 for the 41st-annual Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic should know they’ll be under the ...

Bellaire Village Council to Debate Rate Hikes

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BELLAIRE — A dispute about the need to raise water rates led the discussion during this week’s meeting of Bellaire Village Council, when that proposed hike and a proposed increase in garbage collection rates were rejected. Councilman Dan Brown said council was not sufficiently informed ...