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The Linsly School Graduates 66 in Wheeling

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The Linsly School held its 204th commencement Sunday at the Stifel Field House, graduating 66 seniors from the Class of 2018. Special guests in attendance included R. Kevin Stevick, ’80, chairman of the Linsly Board of Trustees, who addressed the graduates and encouraged them to embrace ...

Northern Panhandle Counties Need Pollworkers for November

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Elections officials need pollworkers as older, experienced workers are retiring. Brooke County commissioners are thinking about combining some precinct locations, and one advantage of this is that fewer people would be needed to man the polls, according to Commissioner Tim Ennis. “It’s ...

Moundsville Family OK After Fire

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MOUNDSVILLE — A family was displaced after a Saturday afternoon house fire damaged their basement and roof, although not enough to constitute a total loss. Moundsville Volunteer Fire Department Chief Danny Holmes said Dorothy Hill, one of the residents, was home at the time with a friend ...

Every Day Is Memorial Day At Mount Zion Cemetery in Wheeling

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At Mount Zion Cemetery, every day is Memorial Day for a handful of dedicated volunteers. Before Paula Stein and Stephen Davis took up the cause to maintain the more than 150-year-old graveyard along Fairmont Pike in Ohio County where the known and unknown are buried, the site had been nearly ...

Dysfunction Reigns on Capitol Hill as Budget Battle Looms

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March. His message to lawmakers in both parties: Get your act together before the next budget lands on my desk. After ...

Morseman Wins Half Marathon Classic

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WHEELING — Bryan Morseman loves to run. He wouldn’t enter so many marathons and half marathons if he didn’t. But more than his love of running is the love of his young son, Leeim. Leeim was born with spina bifida, a birth defect where there is incomplete closing of the backbone and ...

Vavrek Is First Female

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WHEELING — Aimee Vavrek finished sixth overall in last year’s Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic. All she wanted to do Saturday was improve upon that finish. The Bellaire resident certainly did that as she was the first female to break the tape during the 42nd annual event Saturday ...

Corporate Challenge Brings Hundreds

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WHEELING — The town’s business district saw some wholehearted participation in Saturday’s race events with a corporate challenge led by two of the half marathon’s top sponsors. The Health Plan and WesBanco had almost 300 employees participating in the race, along with associated ...

Haught Raises More Than $3K

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WHEELING — For Johnny “The Hyperactive Hillbilly” Haught, Saturday morning’s 42nd annual Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic wasn’t about what time he crossed the finish line, it was about giving back. The former professional boxer, kickboxer and cage fighter ran the 13.1-mile ...

Tiny Tots Trot on Water Street

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WHEELING — They might be small, but they’re also mighty. The Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic’s smallest — and cutest — racers took to Water Street on Saturday for the annual Ogden Tiny Tot Trot. The non-competive race is a 100-yard-dash for children 5 years old and younger. ...

Hundreds Enjoy Marshall County’s First Responder Activities

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GLEN DALE — At first, Josie Novel acted a little timid about getting too close to K-9 Officer Spartan during a community day for Marshall County first responders. But soon, the 6-year-old was smiling Saturday while holding his leash as her grandfather and Spartan’s handler — Marshall ...

Palmer Returns To Race 40 Years Later

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WHEELING — John Palmer is a running aficionado of 40 years who got his start in Wheeling and returned for the latest half marathon, where he finished third in his age group of 70 to 74 years old, at a time of 2:33:17. Palmer, of Charleston, remembers his first race, when he ran in the second ...

Woman Hit After Chasing Dog Across I-70 Westbound

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From Staff Reports TRIADELPHIA — A woman was transported to Wheeling Hospital after a vehicle hit her while she was trying to chase a dog across Interstate 70. A deputy with the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Saturday evening that the woman, who was not identified, was a ...

Kondrach, Ritz Are Walk Champions

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WHEELING — Carl Kondrach and Lauren Ritz are both quite familiar with the challenges the roads of Wheeling pose to runners. They’re both equally adept at mastering those challenges. Kondrach, from Barnesville, and Ritz, from The Friendly City, both claimed walking crowns Saturday morning ...

Governor Explains Reasons For Delaying Flood Recovery Money

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From Staff Reports CHARLESTON — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s administration is being criticized for its slow pace in spending nearly $150 million in federal flood recovery money — and the governor admits to “pushing the pause button” on the initiative. But Justice said he has ...

Madonna’s Quattrochi Claims Ogden 5K Crown

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WHEELING — Youth was served Saturday morning in the 42nd edition of the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic 5K. Angelo Quattrochi, who just recently completed his sophomore year at Weirton Madonna, turned in an impressive performance in besting a large field to capture the overall ...