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Energy Saving Talks Heat Up in Ohio County Schools

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WHEELING — Ohio County Schools needs to raise $6.35 million to begin cost-saving heating, air conditioning and lighting upgrades throughout the school district. Board of Education members Monday night heard a presentation from Ed McLiney, a municipal adviser and underwriter with McLiney and ...

Interstate 70 Bridge in Wheeling Gets a Little TLC

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Photo by Scott McCloskey Motorists traveling Interstate 70 west between the W.Va. 2 South/16th Street off-ramp and the Wheeling Tunnel were narrowed to one lane throughout the day Monday as crews with the West Virginia Division of Highways made repairs to the bridge deck in that area. That ...

City of Wheeling Hires Michele Rejonis as Its Marketing Director

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The community has a person to tell them when there’s a summer movie or concert at Wheeling’s Heritage Port, an event at Centre Market or a special happening in Wheeling any time of year. Michele Rejonis assumed the job of marketing and communications relations specialist for the city of ...

No One Hurt In Camper Blast in Moundsville

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An apparent propane explosion off 12th Street in Moundsville left two men shaken but unharmed Saturday, although their camper was destroyed. Around 7 p.m. Saturday night, Moundsville police were alerted to a camper explosion near the Marshall County Fairgrounds. At the scene, two men told ...

Police Arrest Wheeling Man for Alleged Stalking Dating Back to June

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A man accused of stalking a woman over the course of several months was arrested last week after allegedly being seen following her at work. In June, police were alerted by a woman that Dennis Uchanski, 64, of Wheeling, had begun to follow the woman. He was convicted in 2016 for doing the ...

Kavanaugh: I Won’t Let ‘False Allegations’ Push Me Out

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh declared in a televised interview Monday that he never sexually assaulted anyone in high school or at any other time in his life. Kavanaugh and his wife, Ashley, sat down for an interview with Fox News Channel’s “The Story with ...

Wheeling Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:16 a.m. Saturday to 7:54 a.m. Monday, officers responded to 19 traffic stops, six accidents and one miscellaneous call. MONDAY At 7:40 a.m., Vermont Street, improper parking. At 7:21 a.m., Chapline Street, transport. At 7:05 a.m., Eagle Court, ...

Petitions against seating Armstead, Jenkins dismissed

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CHARLESTON - Two petitions to keep two Republicans from being seating as justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court and preventing one from being on the November special election ballot were dismissed this afternoon. U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins and former House Speaker Tim Armstead can now be ...

Trump Visit to Wheeling in the Cards Saturday

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WHEELING — President Donald Trump will be in Wheeling Saturday for a “Make America Great Again” rally set for WesBanco Arena, his campaign announced Sunday. The event, set for 7 p.m., will feature the president showcasing the nation’s growing economy and also stressing the importance ...

Pumpkin Festival Promises a ‘Gourd’ Time in Barnesville

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The village of Barnesville will soon be overflowing with people celebrating the harvest season during the annual Barnesville Pumpkin Festival from Wednesday through Sunday. John Rataiczak has been known as the “Voice of the Festival” since 2017, when he took on the duties of announcer, ...

Report Cards Are In for East Ohio School Districts

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By SHELLEY HANSON For The Intelligencer MARTINS FERRY — Eastern Ohio school districts received their latest round of grades from the Ohio Department of Education, which recently issued its annual Ohio Schools Report Card. All local districts either received a C or D grade, but the ...