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Wheeling Hospital Plans Seminar on Workplace Violence

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A seminar on workplace violence will be held Sept. 14 at Wheeling Hospital for public and private sector employees responsible for a safe work environment. “Be Prepared for the Unthinkable” is being presented by the hospital’s Emergency-Trauma Center and the McKeen Group. Continuing ...

Dog Death Case Continued Again in Marshall County Magistrate Court

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A defendant’s medical issues caused a preliminary hearing in the case of a woman accused of killing her neighbor’s dog to be continued Wednesday morning for the fifth time in the past six months. Connie Tedrow stands accused of fatally shooting the dog in the head in October 2017 outside ...

Wheeling Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:22 a.m. Tuesday and 7:01 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled eight traffic stops, three accidents and three miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 7:01 a.m., Washington Ave., improper parking. At 6:36 a.m., Zane Street, disorderly adult. At 5:54 a.m., Lynwood ...

Melegari Named YSS Director of Operations

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Jason D. Melegari has been appointed as director of operations of Youth Services System, a 44-year-old nonprofit agency. Melegari is an experienced health care executive with seven years of leadership and management in both the public and private sectors. As director of operations, he will ...

Hanshaw selected as next speaker of the House of Delegates

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CHARLESTON - It's been almost 100 years since a Republican succeeded another Republican as speaker of the House of Delegates, but that happened Tuesday as the House of Delegates elevated Delegate Roger Hanshaw to the podium. Hanshaw, a two-term Republican from Clay County, beat House Minority ...

Kroger Workers Will Rally in Wheeling Today Amid Contract Dispute

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STEUBENVILLE — Health care and better wages are the two main sticking points in negotiations between Kroger and its union employees. The two sides will meet again on Friday, and, if an agreement isn’t reached, the union may call for a strike involving 11 stores in the Upper Ohio Valley. ...

Ohio County Schools Focusing on Students’ Mental Health

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Classrooms in Ohio County Schools now have “calm down boxes,” complete with crayons, a feather, a scented candle and whatever else helps students to regulate their energies. Ohio County Schools hosted Tuesday a “mental health open house” at Middle Creek Elementary School, during which ...

Creek Repair in Glen Dale Begins Next Month

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Bank repair work on Little Grave Creek will begin in mid-September now that the Marshall County Commission has authorized agreements for property access. Commissioners authorized Tuesday six access points at various points in Glen Dale for the repair work on the banks of Little Grave Creek, ...

West Virginia Preps for Launch of Sports Betting

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CHARLESTON — Staff and leaders at the West Virginia Lottery Commission are ready for the first sports bets to be placed Saturday at Hollywood Casino in Charles Town. The West Virginia Lottery Commission held a meeting Tuesday at its offices in Charleston to approve a working document of ...

Man Sentenced to 25-100 Years for Sex Assault in Ohio County

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WHEELING — A Cleveland man who was convicted of sexually molesting a young girl will spend at least 25 years in prison. David Thomas, 36, was sentenced Tuesday morning before Circuit Judge James Mazzone. Mazzone gave him 25 to 100 years in prison. Upon his release, Thomas will have to ...

Bethany College Assault Suspect’s Bond Modified

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A Bethany College student who is accused of engaging in a “full-out fight” with Brooke County sheriff’s deputies has several new conditions for his bond. Brandon L. Jackson, 21, of Norcross, Georgia, appeared Monday before Brooke County Magistrate Robin Snyder. Snyder agreed to a bond ...

Survey: Families Are Struggling To Get By

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(AP) - Despite a strong economy, about 40 percent of American families struggled to meet at least one of their basic needs last year, including paying for food, health care, housing or utilities. That’s according to an Urban Institute survey of nearly 7,600 adults that found that the ...

Canada Optimistic on U.S. Trade Talks

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said her meeting Tuesday with United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer was “a very good, constructive conversation” about how to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement. Freeland told reporters after ...

Wheeling Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 9:09 a.m. Monday and 7:55 p.m. Tuesday, officers handled eight traffic stops, three accidents and two miscellaneous calls. TUESDAY At 6:48 a.m., Ridgewood Avenue, burglar alarm. At 5:38 a.m., South Penn Street, suspicious circumstance. At 4:06 a.m., ...

President Donald Trump Pulls the Plug on NAFTA

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Snubbing Canada, the Trump administration reached a preliminary deal Monday with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement — a move that raised legal questions and threatened to disrupt the operations of companies that do business across the three-country ...

Building Renovation a Bridge to a Rejuvenated Downtown Wheeling

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Photo by Scott McCloskey Progress is being made at the Bridge Tavern and Grill building at 10th and Main streets in downtown Wheeling where motorists were detoured around 10th Street on Monday morning to accommodate roof work being performed by crews from Kalkreuth Roofing & Sheet Metal ...