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Officials Investigating Sewage Spill in Wheeling Creek

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WHEELING — Health and water pollution control officials are investigating a weekend sewage spill into Wheeling Creek in the Pleasanton area of Wheeling. A citizen reported seeing sewage floating in the creek in the vicinity of Wheeling Jesuit University on Sunday. Howard Gamble, ...

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Wheeling leaders may adopt a “non-owner occupied property registration program,” part of which could lead to inspections of rental units, such as these on National Road.

Rental Property Rules To Be Discussed by Wheeling City Council

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WHEELING — Councilman Dave Palmer insists his proposed “non-owner occupied property registration program” is not just about inspecting rental units in Wheeling, as he said the aim is to help both landlords and tenants understand their obligations — and to help city officials identify ...

Weir High Schoool Student Earns West Virginia Agriculture Award

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Photo Provided Weir High School student Devin Price, 14, is shown with West Virginia Agriculture Commissioner Kent Leonhardt, left, and Gov. Jim Justice at the West Virginia State Fair, during which Price served as an “Honorary Commissioner of Agriculture” for the day. He was one of six ...

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Resident Alvin Bandi and physical therapist Lindsey Dobbs add flowers to the Welty Home garden.

Welty Home in Wheeling Sets Open House Hours

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The Welty Home in Wheeling will hold an open house from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 2, to give retirees an opportunity to experience the assisted living community. Visitors will be able to tour the building, enjoy refreshments, and talk with residents and staff about the advantages of living at Welty Home. ...

U.S. Gen. John Nicholson, top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, left, talks with Col. Khanullah Shuja, commander of the national mission brigade of the Afghan special operations force, and U.S. Gen. Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, at Camp Morehead in Afghanistan on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. The three officers attended the launch of the Afghan Army’s new special operations corps. (AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)

U.S. Military Leaders Await Afghan Decision From President Trump

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CAMP MOREHEAD, Afghanistan (AP) — Signaling that the U.S. military expects its mission to continue, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Sunday hailed the launch of the Afghan Army’s new special operations corps, declaring that “we are with you and we will stay with you.” Gen. ...

Kasich Urges Trump To End Staff Chaos

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BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich urged President Donald Trump on Sunday to stop the staff chaos at the White House and “settle it down.” Strategist Steve Bannon last week became the latest top White House official to follow Trump’s national security adviser, a ...

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About 200 rental units are now available at Highland Park, near The Highlands in Ohio County, with the possible construction of more on the way.

Highland Park Rises in Ohio County

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TRIADELPHIA —Mere yards from the hustle and bustle of The Highlands, brand new apartments featuring up to three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 1,500 square feet of living space are now open at Highland Park. Located on the south side of Interstate 70, the development is continues to take shape, ...

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A barge carrying coal and sand travels beneath the Fort Henry Bridge on its way north on the Ohio River.

Coal Rebounds, But Winds of Change Blow

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WHEELING —U.S. Department of Energy data show coal will surpass natural gas to again become the leading fuel for electricity generation this year, while mines affiliated with Consol Energy report both production and profit growth compared to 2016. Still, American Electric Power is looking ...

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As indicated by the notice on the pole, Wheeling officials are reviewing the status of The House of Hagar, located at 114 14th St.

ACLU Representing House of Hagar in Dispute With City of Wheeling

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WHEELING —Kate Marshall’s Catholic House of Hagar may have to stop serving the indigent in East Wheeling amid complaints filed by neighbors about alleged debris and foul language, but the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia is trying to prevent the closure. “I am troubled by ...

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Sara Quigley floats toward the ground across the surface of the Stone Center using rappelling equipment on Saturday. She was one of many participants in the YWCA’s Over the Edge fundraiser.

Over the Edge Fundraiser Benefits YWCA in Wheeling

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WHEELING — What do you need to raise money for a good cause? Some ropes, a few harnesses and several brave volunteers. On Saturday, a few dozen people rappelled from the top of the Stone Center down to the street, and they took some sense of pride in their action because it was unusual, and ...

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Both chlorine and ultraviolet wastewater treatment methods are used throughout the local area. Here wastewater is treated with ultraviolet light at the Eastern Ohio Regional Wastewater Authority plant in Bellaire.

Communities Weigh In on Wastewater Treatment Methods

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Wastewater treatment methods are on the minds of many after recent leaks at St. Clairsville’s plant, where the city uses a chlorine disinfection system. Several local treatment plant operators talked last week about their processes, safety factors and options for ...

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Volunteering at the Wheeling Brewing Co. booth at Heritage Port Saturday during Mountaineer Brewfest are Brittany Bender and Drew Moore.

Brewfest Good for What ‘Ales’ You

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WHEELING — Good times flowed for the hundreds who filled up on about 150 varieties of craft beer Saturday during the fourth annual Mountaineer Brewfest at Heritage Port. “It’s such a great atmosphere,” Wheeling resident Delcee Raszkiewicz said. “It’s a perfect venue for a festival ...