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Sam Kaufman is the new executive chef at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack.

Chef Sam Kaufman Makes a Splash at Casino

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Chef Sam Kaufman has been on the food scene for almost 20 years and has worked all over the country before landing at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino as The Point’s new executive chef. Long before Kaufman was an experienced chef, he was working at the Philadelphia University campus where ...

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Mackey Community Center board members are preparing for the sale of the facility, which has served Martins Ferry since 1952. From left are Dave Reasbeck, Bonnie Travis, Rick Rodgers, Lou Suriano, Carmen Prati-Miller and John Applegarth.

Buyer Sought for Mackey Community Center

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After decades of hosting birthday parties, meetings, wedding receptions and more, the Mackey Avenue Community Center will soon be sold. Members of the Mackey Community Association, which was established in 1950, are looking to sell their community building as the association no longer ...

Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., a member of the Senate Budget Committee, heads to the floor during a series of votes at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Trump: ‘Biggest Tax Cut in History’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump promised tax cuts Friday “which will be the biggest in the history of our country” following Senate passage of a $4 trillion budget that lays the groundwork for Republicans’ promised tax legislation. Republicans hope to push the first tax ...

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., right, leaves the Senate floor after a vote, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Dems Nix Demands to Alter Health Deal

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrats rejected White House demands Friday to add provisions weakening the Obama health care law to a bipartisan deal on steadying unsettled insurance markets. The compromise already faced an uphill path and this was the latest blow. Senate Minority Leader ...

Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:20 a.m. Thursday and 7:59 a.m. Friday, officers handled five traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and six miscellaneous calls. FRIDAY At 7:59 a.m., 16th Street, follow-up. At 7:57 a.m., Interstate 70, motorist assist. At 5:15 a.m., Eoff Street, ...

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A clothing drive to benefit area veterans and their families will be held at the Millsop Community Center beginning Monday. Preparing for the drive, from left, are Acting Weirton Parks Director Coty Shingle, organizer Bob Busch, park board member Bill Curenton and Programs Director Chris Krishak.

Center to Host Clothing Drive for Veterans

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For the fourth consecutive year, one area resident is teaming up with the Millsop Community Center to make sure local veterans and their families are able to stay warm throughout the winter months. Beginning Monday and lasting through Oct. 28, a clothing drive will be held at the center, ...

South Wheeling Confrontation Leads to Weapon and Fleeing Charges

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A Wheeling man faces charges of having a concealed deadly weapon and fleeing from an officer after allegedly attempting to confront another man in South Wheeling. On Wednesday, police received a call from a woman stating a man named “Carlos” came to her home in search of her son. The man ...

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Special Olympics Athletes Compete in 30th Year in Marshall County

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Students and alumni from across Marshall County returned to compete in the 30th-annual Marshall County Special Olympics on Thursday at Moundsville’s Four Seasons Pool. Current athletes from each school in Marshall County, from kindergarten to adults, as well as those who have since ...

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Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Wells Number More than 3,300 in W.Va.

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WHEELING -- There currently are more than 3,300 completed natural gas wells in West Virginia, according to data from the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey. More than 900 of those completed wells are in the Northern Panhandle, from Tyler to Hancock counties. Nearly 700 additional ...

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Bellaire police Lt. Richard Flanagan, also the village code enforcer, speaks before Bellaire Village Council Thursday.

Flanagan Defends Condemning Homes in Bellaire

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New Bellaire Code Enforcer Richard “Dick” Flanagan spoke out Thursday night, providing village council members the often gruesome details of why he condemned a home on Vine Street. A group also approached council during the meeting seeking to develop a medical marijuana dispensary in ...

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Bomb Scare Closes Highlands Wal-Mart Store

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TRIADELPHIA — Shoppers were forced to evacuate Wal-Mart at The Highlands on Friday as law enforcement evaluated a suspicious package discovered in the parking lot. The item was later discovered to be a Sentry safe, which can be purchased at Wal-Mart stores. An X-ray examination by a bomb ...

Police Respond To Disputes Involving Guns

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People in two Northern Panhandle counties are facing charges after allegedly brandishing guns during disputes with current or former partners. Harry Edgar Farmer, 65, of Benwood has been charged with wanton endangerment and being a felon in possession of a firearm after police said he held a ...

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Wellsburg Woman Happy to Serve on W.Va. Ethics Commission

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WHEELING — With a background in journalism, keeping an eye on public officials comes somewhat naturally to Wellsburg resident Lynn Davis. That, Davis believes, will serve her well in her newest role — as a member of the West Virginia Ethics Commission. Gov. Jim Justice appointed Davis to a ...

Olney Friends School Prepares for 180th Anniversary Celebration

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A local school is gearing up to celebrate 180 years in operation with a homecoming event on Saturday. The Olney Friends School in Barnesville has been established near Barnesville since 1837, and has prided itself on education and service since it first opened its doors. According to ...

Two East Ohio School Districts Stand to Lose About $2 Million

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STEUBENVILLE —Two East Ohio school districts stand to lose about $2 million in tax revenue, collectively, due to the declining property value of local power plants. Edison Local School District Superintendent Bill Beattie told Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday the school district ...

Senate Backs $4T Budget

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on Thursday muscled a $4 trillion budget through the Senate in a major step forward for President Donald Trump’s ambitious promise of “massive tax cuts and reform.” The 51-49 vote sets the stage for debate later this year to dramatically overhaul the U.S. ...