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Brooke County Board of Education Hammers Out Details of Levy

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Board of Education on Monday approved the budget and wording for a levy set to be decided during a special election in February. Among the things to be included in the levy would be Phase II of the board’s payroll plan. This time raises would go to the ...

Three From Wetzel County Die in Crash

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A Wetzel County man, his son and daughter died Friday in a vehicle accident in Monongalia County, West Virginia. The victims were identified as Ray Booher, 90, his son, Danny Ray Booher, 70, and daughter Patty Booher Hawkins, 71. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Jarvis-Williams ...

Belmont County Murder Suspect Seeks Dismissal of Charges

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Disagreements between the defendant in a murder case and his attorney were at the forefront Monday when the Brookside man accused in the fatal shooting of his wife this past summer requested his case be dismissed. Belmont County Common Pleas Judge John Vavra did not do so, but continued his ...

Wheeling Police: Unlocked Vehicles Make Easy Targets

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WHEELING — Since Oct. 1, Wheeling police have responded to 22 calls of vehicles being entered, most of which were unlocked. Five vehicles have been stolen since Oct. 1, with several owners leaving the keys in their cars and trucks. Wheeling Police Department Public Information Officer ...

Federal Prosecutors Respond To Loughry’s Bid for New Trial

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CHARLESTON — Attorneys for the federal government call former West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry “vindictive and vengeful” in a response to his second motion for a new trial. In the response filed Nov. 16 by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West ...

Wheeling Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 9:19 a.m. Saturday to 7:48 a.m. Monday, officers handled 47 traffic stops, four vehicle accidents and two miscellaneous calls. MONDAY At 7:48 a.m., Virginia Street, meet complainant. At 2:13 a.m., Centre Market, foot patrol. At 1:31 a.m., Wheeling ...

Wheeling Heritage To Host ‘Handmade Holiday’

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Wheeling Heritage is set to ring in the holidays and promote local artisans as it hosts its first-ever craft show. A total of 30 vendors have signed on to participate in “Handmade Holiday,” featuring handmade items from Wheeling-area crafters. The event takes place Dec. 1 on the third ...

Holiday Season Set to Kick Off

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The holiday season kicks off Tuesday in Steubenville, with the opening of Nutcracker Village, Advent Market and the annual light-up night festivities. “(It’s) huge for our city,” Mayor Jerry Barilla said. “We’ll get several-thousand people down here for light-up night. Our Advent ...

W.Va. Can Learn From Wasteland

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Normally, this space is where I brief you on the whispers inside the state Capitol, but this week is the Thanksgiving holiday and you’ll get enough politics around your dining room table on Thursday. Now it’s time for something completely different. For the past few weeks, I’ve been one ...

Federal prosecutors push back against second trial for Loughry

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CHARLESTON - Attorneys for the federal government call former West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry "vindictive and vengeful" in a response to his second motion for a new trial. In the response filed Nov. 16 by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of West Virginia, ...

Area Trio to Perform At White House

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WHEELING — The Ron Retzer Trio, a popular area band, has been invited to perform at the White House for a holiday open house on Dec. 20. Participating in the festive occasion will be the trio’s original members: founder Ron Retzer, of Brilliant; Jennifer Galownia, of Bridgeport; and Bob ...

OUE’s Ciroli Earns National Award

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators has named Kim Ciroli, lecturer in early childhood education at Ohio University Eastern, as the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Educator Award. According to the association, the national ...

Union Local Students to Play in Macy’s Parade

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BELMONT — For the fifth consecutive year, the Union Local School District will be represented in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Viewers looking closely at their screens might see Elsa Bretz of Bethesda, Nicole Puperi of Centerville, Mollie Hamilton of Flushing and Nathan ...

Warm Weather Ushers In Season at St.C. Parade

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The weather outside was delightful Sunday as hundreds of area residents lined the streets of St. Clairsville to watch the city’s annual Christmas parade. The procession stepped off at 4 p.m., bringing marching bands, dancing units, floats, Scout troops, fire departments, ...