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Wheeling Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 9:19 a.m. Saturday to 7:48 a.m. Monday, officers handled 47 traffic stops, four vehicle accidents and two miscellaneous calls. MONDAY At 7:48 a.m., Virginia Street, meet complainant. At 2:13 a.m., Centre Market, foot patrol. At 1:31 a.m., Wheeling ...

Wheeling Heritage To Host ‘Handmade Holiday’

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Wheeling Heritage is set to ring in the holidays and promote local artisans as it hosts its first-ever craft show. A total of 30 vendors have signed on to participate in “Handmade Holiday,” featuring handmade items from Wheeling-area crafters. The event takes place Dec. 1 on the third ...

Holiday Season Set to Kick Off

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The holiday season kicks off Tuesday in Steubenville, with the opening of Nutcracker Village, Advent Market and the annual light-up night festivities. “(It’s) huge for our city,” Mayor Jerry Barilla said. “We’ll get several-thousand people down here for light-up night. Our Advent ...

W.Va. Can Learn From Wasteland

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Normally, this space is where I brief you on the whispers inside the state Capitol, but this week is the Thanksgiving holiday and you’ll get enough politics around your dining room table on Thursday. Now it’s time for something completely different. For the past few weeks, I’ve been one ...

Federal prosecutors push back against second trial for Loughry

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CHARLESTON - Attorneys for the federal government call former West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry "vindictive and vengeful" in a response to his second motion for a new trial. In the response filed Nov. 16 by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of West Virginia, ...

Area Trio to Perform At White House

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WHEELING — The Ron Retzer Trio, a popular area band, has been invited to perform at the White House for a holiday open house on Dec. 20. Participating in the festive occasion will be the trio’s original members: founder Ron Retzer, of Brilliant; Jennifer Galownia, of Bridgeport; and Bob ...

OUE’s Ciroli Earns National Award

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators has named Kim Ciroli, lecturer in early childhood education at Ohio University Eastern, as the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Educator Award. According to the association, the national ...

Union Local Students to Play in Macy’s Parade

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BELMONT — For the fifth consecutive year, the Union Local School District will be represented in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Viewers looking closely at their screens might see Elsa Bretz of Bethesda, Nicole Puperi of Centerville, Mollie Hamilton of Flushing and Nathan ...

Warm Weather Ushers In Season at St.C. Parade

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The weather outside was delightful Sunday as hundreds of area residents lined the streets of St. Clairsville to watch the city’s annual Christmas parade. The procession stepped off at 4 p.m., bringing marching bands, dancing units, floats, Scout troops, fire departments, ...

3 Wetzel Residents Killed In Accident

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NEW MARTINSVILLE — A Wetzel County man, his son and daughter died Friday in a vehicle accident in Monongalia County, West Virginia. The victims were identified as Ray Booher, 90, his son, Danny Ray Booher, 70, and daughter Patty Booher Hawkins 71. Funeral arrangements are being handled by ...

Marshall County Christmas Parade Lights Up the Night

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MOUNDSVILLE — The city revived a tradition of holding the annual Marshall County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade in the evening on Saturday, and the lights made for a spectacular show. Scott Reager, executive director of the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce, said this year’s parade ...

Vehicle Pursuit Ends In Drug Charges

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WHEELING — A dramatic high speed pursuit in Center Wheeling at the end of Wheeling’s annual holiday parade resulted in the arrests of three out-of-state men on drug charges. According to Wheeling police, officers attempted to stop a vehicle at 16th and Wood streets in East Wheeling at ...

Amendment 1 Has Passed; What Now?

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CHARLESTON — The vote that added new language to the West Virginia Constitution specifically declaring women do not have a right to abortion and banning use of state funding for abortion procedures was closer than what women’s health groups thought it would be. “We have a lot to be proud ...

Homeland Security Adviser No Stranger to Controversy

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CHARLESTON — The latest issue involving the former director of the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is among others involving Jimmy Gianato since his appointment 13 years ago. On Nov. 11, lawmakers were briefed about a penalty given to the state by the ...

Vehicle Pursuit Ends in Three Facing Drug Charges

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By HEATHER ZIEGLER Life Editor WHEELING -- A dramatic high speed pursuit in Center Wheeling at the end of Wheeling's annual holiday parade resulted in the arrests of three out-of-state men on drug charges. According to Wheeling police, officers attempted to stop a vehicle at 16th and ...

18 Naturalized as Citizens at Federal Courthouse in Wheeling

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WHEELING — A small crowd of family members and friends smiled, cheered and waved American flags Friday morning at the Federal Courthouse in support of 18 people who became naturalized citizens. People from all over the world — from Venezuela, Ghana, the Philippines and Israel, among others ...