Remnants Of Wellsburg Factory To Be Razed by May


Wellsburg Mayor Sue Simonetti said the owner of the former GenPak building that was partially destroyed by fire in September has been given a 90-day extension to address the structure. Simonetti this week said the owner is expected to remove the burned section of the building while working to ...

West Liberty University Graduates First Class of MBAs


The inaugural class of graduates from West Liberty University’s Master’s in Business Administration program graduates participated in commencement exercises Saturday. WLU launched the online degree program in 2016. “This is our first group of graduates to walk in commencement and we ...

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Water Break Disrupts Service for Some in Elm Grove


Photo by Casey Junkins Equipment is parked along National Road in the Elm Grove area of Wheeling Thursday as city water department employees work to repair a water main break. Public Works Director Russell Jebbia said workers had to pump water out of the hole to expose the pipe. He added some ...


Steve Hilliard to Retire From Wheeling Park Commission March 31

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WHEELING — Citing personal reasons, Steve Hilliard has announced his retirement as president and CEO of the Wheeling Park Commission, effective March 31. Earlier this week, Hilliard told employees that he plans to work through March, and asked that “we not change course and stay focused ...

Lindsay Chestnut of Baltimore holds a sign that reads "I like My Internet Like I Like my Country Free & Open" as she protests near the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, where the FCC is scheduled to meet and vote on net neutrality. The vote scheduled today at the FCC, could usher in big changes in how Americans use the internet, a radical departure from more than a decade of federal oversight. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

‘Net Neutrality’ Ended Following FCC Vote

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era “net neutrality” rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as they see fit or charge more for faster speeds. In a ...

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., meets with reporters to answer questions on the tax bill and sexual misconduct on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. Ryan says Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold has "made the right decision" to retire at the end of his term amid allegations of sexual harassment. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Defection Threatens Slim Majority on Tax Bill

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republicans’ razor-thin margin for driving their sweeping tax package through the Senate was thrown into jeopardy Thursday when GOP Sen. Marco Rubio declared he will vote against it unless negotiators expand the tax credit that low-income Americans can claim for their ...

Police Reports


WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:34 a.m. Wednesday to 7:08 a.m. Thursday, officers handled eight traffic stops and six vehicle accidents. THURSDAY At 7:08 a.m., Interstate 70 west, road hazard. At 5:55 a.m., Byrd Avenue, meet complainant. At 12:04 a.m., Jacob Street, welfare ...

Hilliard to Retire from Park Commission

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By HEATHER ZIEGLER Associate City Editor WHEELING -- Citing personal reasons, Steve Hilliard has announced his retirement as president and CEO of the Wheeling Park Commission, effective March 31, 2018. Earlier this week, Hilliard told employees that he plans to work out his contract ...

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Busy preparing for “Operation Toy Lift,” set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Macy’s at the Ohio Valley Mall, from left, are Belmont County Sheriff Dave Lucas, Macy’s store manager Jennifer Prietsch and mall Marketing Director Candi Noble-Greathouse.

‘Operation Toy Lift’ Set Saturday In Ohio Valley


Wheeling Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger and Belmont County Sheriff Dave Lucas are used to working across state lines to fight crime, but now they’ll get to do so in the name of providing Christmas joy to children in need through “Operation Toy Lift.” Set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in ...

Steubenville Councilman Scolds Colleagues Over Meetings


Steubenville Councilman Bob Villamagna lashed out at two of his council colleagues Tuesday during an emotional speech that questioned emails between council members and an alleged private meeting set for today. Villamagna first questioned Councilwoman Kimberly Hahn regarding a meeting called ...

Hancock County Board Of Education Seeking Comment on Online Academy


Hancock County Schools is seeking public comment on policies for its new virtual online academy set to launch next month. The Hancock County Board of Education approved a motion this week to send the new policy for the online school out for comment. The policy discusses the new online school ...

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Fitness Challenge Funds Awarded in Wheeling


Photo by Scott McCloskey Nick Sparachane Jr. of Wheeling, second from left, is revealed as the winner of the third Community Fitness Challenge during the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours event at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack Wednesday. Sparachane received a ...

Williams Energy Helps Students in Marshall County


As part of its outreach efforts within Marshall County, Williams Energy representatives teamed up with the Marshall County Family Resource Network and Moundsville Middle School faculty to local students’ families in need. Williams employees held a “Hoodies for the Holidays” clothing ...