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November Tax Collections Come in Below Estimates

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CHARLESTON — With one month left until the halfway point of the fiscal year, November was the fourth month out of the past five when tax revenues came in below estimates. According to the most recent preliminary numbers released by the Senate Finance Committee, tax collections for the ...

Programs at Wheeling Park Benefit to Students’ Mental Health Needs

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WHEELING – Wheeling Park Mental Health Counselor Jill Maloney has organized weekly meetings for high school students who may be dealing with stress or anxiety leading up to Ohio County Schools holiday break. Students who choose to take part in the sessions have the opportunity to do so each ...

West Liberty University’s Fall Commencement Planned for Saturday

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WEST LIBERTY – West Liberty University will hold its fall 2019 commencement ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex. President Stephen Greiner will preside at the ceremony and confer degrees upon graduates, which includes those completing requirements ...

Ya’ll Means All?

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Last week I attended a rollout for the Fairness Act, which even before it truly gets out of the gate is already a political football. The Fairness Act is a new name for something old that has largely been introduced every year since 1993 (or as far back as the West Virginia Legislature’s ...

Hotel Evacuated; Threat Proves Unfounded

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WHEELING – The Springhill Suites Hotel was evacuated late Saturday night as police investigated a threat that proved to be unfounded. Philip Stahl, public information officer for the Wheeling Police Department, said at 10:40 p.m. Saturday, the Ohio County 911 center received a threatening ...

Ohio Valley Residents Make Operation Toy Lift a Success

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Many area children will have a brighter Christmas this year thanks to the efforts of the Wheeling Police Department and Belmont County Sheriff’s Office. The two law enforcement agencies teamed up with others in the area to host the 3rd Annual Operation Toy Lift ...

Trinity Opens Primary Care Office in Bellaire

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BELLAIRE — Trinity Health System celebrated the grand opening of its primary care health office in Bellaire on Friday. The celebration included a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the St. Clairsville Area Chamber of Commerce, Trinity officials and other dignitaries. The opening comes on the ...

Ohio County Schools Increase Energy Efficiency

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WHEELING — Efforts to improve energy efficiency throughout Ohio County Schools are resulting in substantial savings for taxpayers. School system Treasurer Steven Bieniek on Monday said the recent installation of energy-efficient lighting has resulted in savings of $55,233 over the course of ...

‘Secret Santa’ Delivers Six Bikes to Area Children

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Everyone can remember their first bike as a child and the freedom it brought. With that in mind, a “Secret Santa” with the help of Ziegenfelder Co. and Wheelcraft, gave away six children’s bicycles Friday just in time for Christmas. “It’s the world,” Wheelcraft owner Andrew ...

Riley Moore Brings West Virginia Treasurer Campaign to Wheeling

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Riley Moore started his adult life as a welder. Now he wants to forge a future for West Virginia as the next state treasurer. Moore — the eldest grandchild of former Gov. Arch Moore and the nephew of U.S. Sen. Shelly Moore Capito — has announced he will run for treasurer in 2020 on the ...

Bethesda Couple Killed in Sunday Storms

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BETHESDA — Two village residents lost their lives during the bad weather that struck the East Coast on Sunday. Emil and Melodye Kittel died in a car accident on their way back home from a holiday trip. Bethesda police Officer Pete Busack reported the news after speaking to Pennsylvania ...

Benwood Pool Carries $2M Price Tag

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BENWOOD — The new Benwood pool is holding water, but city officials say its rehabilitation cost about $2 million — more than double the anticipated price. It may be December, but the pool is currently filled with water as they watch for any leaks. It is 100 percent complete, and will be ...