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Delegate Mike Ferro Seeks Marshall County Commission Seat

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Delegate Mike Ferro, D-Marshall, will seek the office of Marshall County commissioner during this year’s election on the Democrat ticket. Ferro, a McMechen resident, is a graduate of John Marshall High School and the former West Liberty State College, and has earned a master’s degree from ...

Manager of Weirton Drug Rehab Facility Indicted

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A federal grand jury has indicted the manager of a opioid addiction treatment practice with offices in Weirton and southwestern Pennsylvania on charges of unlawfully dispensing controlled substances and health care fraud. Christopher Handa, 47, of Pittsburgh has been named in the four-count ...

Ashes of Burned Home in Moundsville Continue to Smolder

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Photo by Alan Olson Two days of steady rainfall has not been enough to fully extinguish the hot spots lingering in the remains of a Moundsville residence that caught fire Monday. One person escaped unharmed from the fire, according to Moundsville Volunteer Fire Chief Danny Holmes, but the ...

Truck Fire Shuts Down Interstate 70 Eastbound Lanes at Elm Grove

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WHEELING -- The morning commute is being impacted today after a truck carrying flammable materials caught fire on Interstate 70 east near Exit 5, Elm Grove. Traffic is moving slowly on I-70 and I-470 east as Wheeling firegighters are putting out hot spots on the truck. Motorists traveling ...

Wheeling, Belmont County, Steubenville Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:06 a.m. Tuesday and 1:28 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled two traffic stops, two vehicle accidents and five miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 1:28 a.m., Fifth Street, suspicious activity. At 1:07 a.m., Market Street, shoplifting. At 12:05 a.m., ...

Brooke County Schools May Cut 48 Positions

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WELLSBURG -- With 31 professionals and 17 service personnel positions set to be eliminated from Brooke County Schools, students, parents and colleagues packed the board of education meeting this week to voice support for two teachers threatened by staffing cuts. Several people stepped forward ...

No Goal Too Lofty, Astronaut Tells Students in Wheeling

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WHEELING — Astronaut Peggy Whitson — the first woman to command the International Space Station — told young girls at Madison Elementary School on Tuesday that although she had never been to Mars, they may one day be able fly there. Whitson joined U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., ...

Across-the-Board Population Drop in Ohio Valley

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WHEELING — With natural gas gushing from shale wells, historic buildings receiving major renovations in downtown Wheeling and the potential for a $10 billion ethane cracker, Belmont County Commissioner Mark Thomas and Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott said the Upper Ohio Valley is poised to ...

$1 Million Bond Set in Alleged Powhatan Point Murder Plot

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By ROBERT A. DeFRANK For The Intelligencer A woman accused of plotting the 2013 murder of former Powhatan Point mayor Marvin Brown is being held in the Belmont County Jail in lieu of $1 million bond and is scheduled to appear in court again Thursday. Brown’s stepdaughter, Meredith ...

Pet Owner Peeved By Glass At Wheeling Dog Park

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WHEELING — West Liberty University student Lex Buell said she and her 2-year-old pooch, Jax, hope city officials address concerns about shards of glass injuring the feet of pets at the East Wheeling dog park, which is now closed. “All four of his paws have chunks of pad missing,” Buell ...

Woman Injured In Accident On GC&P Road Near Wheeling

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One woman is in the hospital after her car collided with a pickup truck on GC&P Road Tuesday evening, resulting in serious injuries. The 49-year-old female driver struck a guardrail at the area of Merrymount and GC&P Road, causing her to then hit a pickup truck on the other side of ...

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice Signs Food Stamp Work Requirement

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia’s governor has signed a bill to impose the federal 20-hour weekly work requirement for many food stamp recipients statewide. Gov. Jim Justice signed the bill Tuesday, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. It applies to people ages 18 to 49 who aren’t ...

‘Stuff the Truck’ Event in Wheeling Will Help Feed Families

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Bethlehem Apostolic Temple in North Wheeling again will attempt to feed those in need this Easter weekend, but money is tight. The church’s annual Easter food basket giveaway is set to be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the North Wheeling Community Dream Center, 407 Main St. The 27th-annual ...

Candidates Make Their Cases to Voters in Martins Ferry

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MARTINS FERRY— Democrats and Republicans seeking election this year made their cases to Belmont County voters during a Tuesday candidate forum at Martins Ferry High School. Ohio Rep. Jack Cera, D-Bellaire, is seeking re-election this year. He discussed infrastructure, helping local ...

Moundsville Council Passes $8.5M Budget

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MOUNDSVILLE — On the final day for submission to the state, Moundsville City Council authorized a budget for the city, seeing $8,485,000 approved, including $50,000 for a 2 percent pay raise for city employees. The budget, which includes a $100,000 surplus, was finalized in a workshop held ...

School Threats Texted to Students in Beallsville

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A Beallsville student has been arrested for allegedly threatening to commit a shooting at his school, Monroe County Sheriff Charles Black said. Black said children who attend the combined K-12 school received text messages Sunday evening from another student who allegedly wanted to shoot up ...

Dog Park Closed Amid Injury Concerns

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WHEELING -- West Liberty University student Lex Buell said she and her 2-year-old pooch, Jax, hope city officials address concerns about shards of glass injuring the feet of pets at the East Wheeling dog park, which is now closed. "All four of his paws have chunks of pad missing," Buell said ...

Former York Township Official Charged in Belmont County

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Dawn Lee, former fiscal officer for both York Township and the York Water Authority, was in court Monday, as she stands accused of stealing nearly $100,000 of taxpayers’ money with the help of others, including her mother. Lee, 47, and mother Irma Shreffler, 69, both of Powhatan Point, were ...