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Groundwater Holding Its Own Amid Natural Gas Drilling

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(AP) - New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom that has turned swaths of countryside into a major production zone for natural gas. Energy companies have drilled more than 11,000 wells since arriving en masse in 2008, ...

Belmont County Judge Reinstates Broome’s Bond

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A Belmont County judge has decided to give Meredith Broome her bond back. Common Pleas Judge John Vavra restored Broome’s $20,000 bond when she appeared before him Monday. Broome had lost her bond in May after she tested positive for marijuana, which was in violation of her supervised ...

Gov. Jim Justice Calls for Action To Avoid Higher PEIA Costs

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WHEELING — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is asking the state Public Employees Insurance Agency board to raise the wage tiers PEIA uses to determine premiums so state employees receiving raises earlier this year won’t see higher insurance costs. Teachers across West Virginia walked out of ...

Wheeling Hospital Donates New Cardiac Care Equipment for Medics

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To enhance quick response to cardiac emergencies, Wheeling Hospital donated $99,000 worth of cardiac care equipment Monday to four fire departments in Ohio County for use on ambulances. The hospital purchased three Zoll Mobile Cardiac Event Monitors and a Zoll AutoPulse for EMS device at the ...

Relief in Sight After Ohio Valley Rides Heat Wave

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WHEELING — With the heat index reaching dangerous values over 100 degrees, people in the Ohio Valley were looking for ways to stay cool while those who had to work outside were trying to keep themselves safe. Wheeling experienced a heat wave Monday that made the temperature outside feel as ...

The Health Plan Wins Ogden Half Marathon Corporate Challenge

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Photo by Heather Ziegler The Health Plan of the Upper Ohio Valley took home the prized cup for having the most people — 120 — take part in the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Run and Walk corporate challenge on May 26 in downtown Wheeling. Shown at the cup presentation Monday are, from ...

Search Continues For Belmont County Woman and Her Caregiver

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The Belmont County Sheriff’s Department continues to search for two missing people in a case that has officials stymied. Brian Goff and Joni Davis were last seen around 7 p.m. June 10 as they were leaving the Pizza Hut restaurant in the Wetzel Springs Plaza along National Road just east of ...

Mingo Junction Steel Mill Purchase Almost Complete

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MINGO JUNCTION — JSW Steel announced Thursday it has completed most of its purchase of Acero Junction Holdings for $80.85 million. The company now owns most of the former Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Electric Arc Furnace and Rolling Mill in Mingo Junction. JSW is India’s largest exporter of ...

John Marshall High School Employee Honored

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John Marshall High School employee Lynn Czerwinski was recognized for the second time as the West Virginia School Nutrition Association Employee of the Year. Czerwinski, who received the award for 2018, previously received the award for Employee of the Year in 2015. The group recognized her ...

Firm Rents Equipment to Oil, Gas Industry From Martins Ferry

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Motorists on Ohio 7 in Martins Ferry may have noticed a new white building being erected in the city’s industrial park area. The new building, which is made of stretched plastic, is being used by a company supplying heavy equipment to the local gas and oil industry — Worldwide Rental ...

Tiltonsville Explores Shared Policing

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TILTONSVILLE — With just one officer for police coverage, the village of Tiltonsville is hoping to hire new officers and receive coverage help from Yorkville. During a recent Tiltonsville Village Council meeting, members discussed the topic of police coverage. Tiltonsville Police Chief Jerry ...

J. Jones Evening Wear Celebrates Move Into Downtown Wheeling

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A formal wear store that opened a downtown Wheeling location during the winter finally got a chance to celebrate its arrival. J. Jones Evening Wear, which opened its Wheeling location Jan. 20, sits on the corner of Main and 10th streets. It celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, ...

Crash Kills Five Near U.S. Border

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BIG WELLS, Texas (AP) — At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people during a suspected smuggling event crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas, authorities said. The SUV carrying 14 people went out of ...

Workers Have New Tool To Keep Storm Drains Clear in Martins Ferry

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Martins Ferry city workers have been putting their new $350,000 Vacall truck to the test, sucking debris out of clogged storm drains, digging holes and using its water tanks for various projects. Service Director Chris Cleary said the main purpose of the truck is to take care of clogged sewer ...