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West Liberty Festival Celebrates Community at Annual Fall Event

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WEST LIBERTY — Live alpacas and butterflies were among the sights in West Liberty on Saturday as the community celebrated its seventh annual Town of West Liberty Fall Festival. Mark Griffith, mayor of the community of just over 1,400 people, said the festival has come to serve as a chance ...

Annual Car Show Helps Patients At Bellaire Hospital

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BELLAIRE — Auto enthusiasts put a lot of heart into restoring cars, and the passion shown by those attending a car show in Bellaire on Saturday is going to help buy heart-saving equipment at Belmont Community Hospital. The hospital auxiliary sponsored its third annual car show Saturday in ...

W.Va. Senate Candidates Ferns, Ihlenfeld to Debate Oct. 24

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WHEELING — One of the region’s more intriguing matchups in November’s general election is West Virginia’s First Senatorial District Race between incumbent state Sen. Ryan Ferns, R-Ohio, and political newcomer William Ihlenfeld. To help residents learn more about the candidates, The ...

AP Source: Kavanaugh, Ford Agree to Testify on Thursday

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By LISA MASCARO, MARY CLARE JALONICK and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON — Negotiators reached a tentative agreement Saturday for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony Thursday from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of ...

Magazine Recognizes WJU As Top Regional University

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WHEELING — For the 23rd consecutive year, Wheeling Jesuit University has been recognized as one of the Best Regional Universities in the South Region by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2019 edition. Ranked the 38th Best Regional University in the South Region, Wheeling Jesuit has ...

Roundtable Examines Opioids, Effects on Youth

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WHEELING — A roundtable discussion on “Pathways to Hope: West Virginia’s Kids and the Opioid Crisis” will take place from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the YWCA Wheeling, 1100 Chapline St. The event is free and open to the public. Child care is being offered. Refreshments will be ...

Police Roundups

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT On Saturday, officers responded to three welfare checks and five traffic stops. Other calls: three suspicious vehicle, fireworks, two fights, loud music, disorderly adult, false alarm, two improper parking, followup, road hazard, suspicous circumstance, a ...

Tecnocap Awards Scholarships to WJU Students

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WHEELING — Tecnocap, the world’s third-largest manufacturer of metal caps and enclosures, has partnered with Wheeling Jesuit University again to award scholarships to two freshman engineering science majors. This year’s winners, Cale McMurdy of Sparks Glencoe, Maryland, and Donald ...

WVU Medicine Announces Plans to Offer Heart Transplants

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MORGANTOWN — WVU Medicine officials announced plans Wednesday to start West Virginia’s first heart transplant program at the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute. “We constructed and equipped our 10-story WVU Heart and Vascular Institute to be the most state-of-the-art facility available, ...

Justice Department Honors Ohio County Sheriff’s Deputy

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An Ohio County deputy sheriff received an award from the U.S. Department of Justice for saving two lives during a flood in 2017. Cpl. Richard White III was one of 25 recipients from 12 jurisdictions of the second annual Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Policing. He was ...

House Candidate Fershee Voices Pro-Choice Stance

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Kendra Fershee, Democrat nominee for West Virginia’s 1st District U.S. House seat, advocates for making free contraceptives more available to the public, and abortions “unnecessary.” Fershee took on the topic of abortion during a town hall forum Friday night at West Virginia ...

Dog Park Coming To Hancock County

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The Hancock County Commission approved a motion brought forward by the Hancock County Parks and Recreation Board last week on a location to install a dog park. Among the many locations discussed, the park board appears to have settled on placing the dog park at the old softball field, ...

Ohio County Board of Education Meets Twice Next Week

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The Ohio County Board of Education meets twice next week: once for its regular meeting and a second time with state lawmakers. The board first convenes for its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the board office, 2203 National Road in Elm Grove. The second meeting, meanwhile, is the ...

East Wheeling Slip ‘Looks Worse Than It Really Is’

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WHEELING — A road slip in East Wheeling along the walking trail isn’t as serious as it looks, although a city official said it is one of many slips in the city that needs to be addressed. The East Wheeling slip happened as a result of the heavy rains occurring during the weekend of ...

Four Family Members Charged in Wheeling Child Abduction

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WHEELING — A 6-year-old boy is safe and four of his relatives, including his mother, have been arrested after the child was forcibly removed from his father’s home in the Fulton area of Wheeling on Thursday night. The Wheeling Police Department and the West Virginia State Police issued ...

Workman Challenges Impeachment

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PARKERSBURG — A justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has challenged the impeachment proceedings against her. Justice Margaret Workman petitioned the Supreme Court on Friday to delay and eventually stop the Senate proceedings, saying in the request for a writ of mandamus ...

Mother Intended To Kill Daughters

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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A woman accused of killing her 8-year-old daughter and shooting her 11-year-old daughter in the leg allegedly admitted her intent to kill both her children and take her own life. Julie Ann Orellana, 46, of 291 Tall Pine Lane, Gerrardstown, was arraigned Friday on the ...

W.Va. Supreme Court Apponitee Challenge Set for Monday

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PARKERSBURG — Arguments will be heard Monday before the West Virginia Supreme Court on the challenges to the qualifications of two people on the high court. Wayne King, of Clay County, and William K. Schwartz, of Kanawha County, both attorneys, have challenged U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins’ ...

Students Empower Via Voter Registration Days

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West Liberty University’s Social Work Club will sponsor voter registration days on the hilltop campus from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 24 and 25 in the College Union. “National Voter Registration Day is Sept. 25, and since social work is always about empowering people and social justice, this ...