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Wheeling Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 9:08 a.m. Saturday to 6:01 a.m. Monday, officers handled 13 traffic stops and four vehicle accidents. MONDAY At 6:01 a.m., Market Street, disorderly adult. At 5:31 a.m., Ohio Street, domestic incident. At 5:09 a.m., Market Street, burglar alarm. At ...

Wheeling Hospital Sees Record-Setting Baby Boom

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Wheeling Hospital broke its previous record for the number of babies in a year with 1,315 little ones delivered in 2018. That topped the previous record, set in 2017 with 1,236. In the past 10 years, the hospital has helped deliver more than 11,800 babies. “The obstetricians-gynecologists ...

Senator to Trump: Reopen Government, Then Make a Deal

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican lawmaker advising President Donald Trump said he is encouraging the president to reopen the government for several weeks to continue negotiating with Democrats over funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall before the president takes the more drastic step of ...

Novotney Resigns as Chair of Wheeling Human Rights Commission

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WHEELING -- In a letter addressed today to Mayor Glenn Elliott, members of the Wheeling Human Rights Commission and the citizens of Wheeling, human rights chairman Steve Novotney said he has decided to "step away from the Human Rights Commission at this time." His departure from the ...

Project HOPE Plans Spa Day in Wheeling for Homeless Women

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Project HOPE, Wheeling’s street medicine team, will hold a day of pampering for local women who are experiencing homelessness. The theme for this event will be “Hope is Stronger Than Fear.” The spa day event will be held from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday at the McLure Hotel ballroom, ...

Trade War’s Wounded: Companies Improvise To Dodge Cost Hikes

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In Rochester, New York, a maker of furnaces for semiconductor and solar companies is moving its research and development to China to dodge President Donald Trump’s import taxes — a move that threatens a handful of its 26 U.S. jobs. In California’s San Joaquin Valley, ...

Congress to Face Question: When Will Shutdown End?

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WASHINGTON — Congress returns to Washington for its first full week of legislative business since control of the House reverted to Democrats, but lawmakers will be confronted with the same lingering question: When will the partial government shutdown end? One Republican senator says ...

Water, Sewer Rates on the Rise in Flushing

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FLUSHING — Residents will pay more for water and sewer service following action by Village Council last week. Officials on Thursday decided to allow previously scheduled $1 increases to both water and sewer rates to take effect, due to rising water prices at the county level and to pay for ...

A.G. Nominee: Mueller’s Work ‘Vitally Important’

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general will tell senators at his confirmation hearing “it is vitally important” that special counsel Robert Mueller be allowed to complete his Russia investigation, according to prepared remarks obtained by The Associated ...

Wheeling Firefighters Respond To High Number of Overdose Calls

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WHEELING — As the opioid addiction crisis has continued to grow locally and on the national level over the past few years, Wheeling firefighter and paramedics have been responding to a much larger number of drug overdose calls, Assistant Chief Jim Blazier said. According to Blazier, the ...

A Winter Wallop Slams Ohio Valley

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WHEELING — A massive storm that blanketed the Midwest in snow blew into the Ohio Valley late Saturday afternoon, but the wintry conditions did not stop area residents from leaving home to fulfill their evening plans. While many people made it safely to WesBanco Arena in the downtown to ...

A Grand Idea at Ohio County Schools

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WHEELING — Ohio County Schools officials believe every first grade classroom in the district can use guidance and direction from a grandparent. Ohio County Schools is seeking grandparent volunteers to participate in its GPS program — which stands for “grandparents participation in ...

Mike DeWine ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Cracker Plant

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — As he prepares to become Ohio’s next governor early Monday morning, Mike DeWine says he is “cautiously optimistic” an ethane cracker plant soon will be announced for Belmont County. “I think the benefits for Eastern Ohio will be not just the jobs that come from ...

Advisory Opinion Paves Way for Medical Marijuana

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CHARLESTON — An advisory opinion from West Virginia’s top attorney could give lawmakers the green light to proceed with fixing the state’s medical marijuana law while at the same time warning about long-term legal issues at the federal level. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick ...

Votes for Downtown Mural Are Adding Up

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As of Friday, 3,000 votes had been cast for which mural will be placed at Kossuth Park on Main Street in downtown Wheeling, according to Alex Weld, project and outreach manager for Wheeling Heritage. The winning mural will serve as a greeting to visitors entering Wheeling by traveling south ...