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David Carl Kinney, left, accused of fatally shooting Brad McGarry in Bellaire, consults with his defense attorney, Chris Gagin in court Tuesday. Kinney’s request for a reduction of his $1 million bond was denied.

Bond Reduction Denied in Bellaire Murder Case


Bond will remain at $1 million for the man accused of shooting Brad McGarry to death in his Bellaire residence. David Carl Kinney, 30, of Brilliant is charged with murder with a firearm specification. His defense attorney, Chris Gagin, brought more than a dozen motions before Judge Frank ...

Lawyers Disagree On Evidence In Ohio County Sex Abuse Case


A pretrial hearing for accused sex offender Matthew William Gates held Tuesday before Ohio County Circuit Judge James Mazzone ended with some terse words between the prosecutor and defense attorney. At the start of the hearing, defense attorney Mark Panepinto asked to speak to the judge in ...

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Wheeling Park High School incoming senior Morgan Glass, right, is handed her Stifel award by Stifel Prize trustee Diane Crowl, center, as fellow trustee Joan Stamp, left and Ohio County Schools Federal Programs Coordinator Walter Saunders look on. The Stifel trustees handed out more than $134,000 Tuesday to about 200 Ohio County students in grades 5-12. The awards are based on a student’s academic excellence.

Successful Ohio County Students Snag Stifel Awards in Wheeling

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WHEELING — Top students in Ohio County Schools are a little richer today after receiving financial dividends for their scholarly efforts this school year. More than 200 students shared in $134,790 in gifts as the annual Stifel Awards were presented Tuesday night at Wheeling Park High ...

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Incoming Marshall County Schools Superintendent Jeffrey Crook is sworn in by Jamie Crook during the board’s Tuesday meeting.

New Marshall County Schools Superintendent Sworn In in Moundsville


Michael Hince was sent off with fond wishes from his colleagues Tuesday as a 38-year-career in education — capped by four years as Marshall County’s superintendent — came to an end. Hince, who announced his retirement earlier this year, was described fondly by members of the board, many ...

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Noble County Health Commissioner Shawn Ray speaks Tuesday during a panel discussion about how drug abuse is impacting Ohio.

Addiction Depleting Local Resources in Noble County, Ohio

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CALDWELL, Ohio — Because some of their parents use heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamine or other drugs, 22 children from one small Ohio county have been pulled from their homes in favor of foster care placement since the beginning of the year. This is particularly troubling for Noble County ...

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Marshall County Strings student Elizabeth Howard practices Tuesday during the program’s annual summer camp.

Marshall County Strings Camp Preps Young Musicians for Success


Local students are using their summer to sharpen their skills for a year of upcoming musical performances. The Marshall County Strings program kicked off its annual summer camp this week, allowing students students to learn new techniques and prepare for their fall music courses throughout ...

Marshall County Animal Shelter Tattoo Day Raises $5,600


Almost 100 people left a permanent mark on the lives of many local animals as they lined up at Hot Rod Tattooing in Martins Ferry on Saturday to get some ink for a good cause. The event, which was a fundraising effort for the Marshall County Animal Shelter exceeded expectations. Expecting a ...

FILE - In this June 2, 2017, file photo, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington.  The Trump administration is taking steps to roll back an Obama administration policy that protected more than half the nation’s streams from pollution.
The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday outlined a process for rescinding a 2015 regulation that defines which waterways are covered under the Clean Water Act.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Administration Moves to Withdraw Obama’s Water Rule

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Tuesday to roll back an Obama administration policy that protected more than half the nation’s streams from pollution but drew attacks from farmers, fossil fuel companies and property-rights groups as federal overreach. The 2015 regulation ...

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:07 a.m. Monday and 7:32 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled 12 traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and one miscellaneous call. TUESDAY At 7:32 a.m., 2200 block of Jacob Street, dead on arrival. At 7:23 a.m., Greenwood Avenue, animal complaint. At ...

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A Banner Day In Downtown Wheeling: New Signs Promote City


Anyone driving or walking through downtown Wheeling can now get a sampling of the city’s culture and history just by looking up at the new colorful banners displayed throughout the area. “Small Town Community: Big City Opportunity,” one of the signs hanging along Main Street states, ...

Alleged Attack with Vacuum Leads to Charges in Marshall County


A Glen Easton man is facing felony charges for allegedly hitting his girlfriend in the face with a vacuum cleaner during a domestic incident over the weekend. At 11:51 a.m. Sunday, the Marshall County 911 Center received a call reporting a domestic incident at 6851 Fork Ridge Road in Glen ...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., talks with Secretary for the Majority Laura Dove, as he walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 26, 2017. Senate Republicans unveil a revised health care bill in hopes of securing support from wavering GOP lawmakers, including one who calls the drive to whip his party's bill through the Senate this week "a little offensive." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Report Forecasts Increase in Health Care Costs in West Virginia

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WHEELING — West Virginia is projected to have a 122-percent increase in uncompensated care costs from 2017 to 2026 under the American Health Care Act, according to a new report issued by the Commonwealth Fund. The American Health Care Act, as passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, ...