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Wheeling and Ohio County Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 9 a.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday, officers handled six traffic stops and four miscellaneous calls. SATURDAY At 9:54 a.m., Market Street, burglar alarm. At 10:07 a.m., Washington Avenue, loud subject. At 10:31 a.m., Lounez Avenue, improper parking. At ...

Sen. Clements: Senate To Begin Highway Bill Journey

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WHEELING — West Virginia Sen. Charles Clements admits that bills pertaining to roads and highways have been detoured this legislative session as members have debated education matters. But measures aimed at getting “the highway department out of neutral and in control of its problems” ...

Bill Increases Funding Cap For Wheeling Heritage Group

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WHEELING — On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate approved the largest public lands bill considered by Congress in a decade — a measure that would revive a conservation program, expand national parks and create new national monuments while helping to keep Wheeling Heritage in ...

Informational Meeting Scheduled for I-70 Bridge Project

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WHEELING — As survey crews continue collecting data for a major bridge rehabilitation project that is scheduled to begin later this year on Interstate 70, the West Virginia Department of Transportation has scheduled an informational meeting to answer questions the public may have about the ...

Lawmakers Seek to Keep State Supreme Court in Check

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, under new management, is working to put rules and policies in place to fight the perceptions of corruption that plagued justices over the last year. But the sentencing of former chief justice Allen Loughry on Wednesday to two years in ...

Interactive Panel Discussion, ‘Just Work’ Set for Feb. 21

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WHEELING — An interactive panel discussion, “Just Work,” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Center for Educational Technologies’ recital hall at Wheeling Jesuit University. The discussion will focus on the opportunities and challenges facing men and women seeking employment ...

Four Vying for West Virginia University Mascot Job

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MORGANTOWN — The four finalists vying for the title to represent the student body as the 67th West Virginia University Mountaineer Mascot come from a variety of academic backgrounds and are involved in an array of extra-curricular activities. All West Virginia natives, they will compete ...

The Trump Card

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the wake of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, moving to secure more money for his long-promised wall by exercising a broad interpretation of his presidential powers that is certain ...

Year Spent in Space Altered Astronaut’s Biology

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly’s immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical twin, researchers said Friday. Scientists don’t know if the changes were good or bad but results from a ...

Councilmen Seek Pay Raises for All Workers

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Councilman Gay Lucci on Friday said he wants to clarify his stance regarding potential pay raises for village employees. Lucci said he is not against giving pay raises to all of the village’s workers. However, he believes it would be better to first give a $1 per hour pay raise to the ...

City Seeking to Hire New Council Clerk

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The city of Martins Ferry is seeking a new clerk of council to fill a pending vacancy following the planned resignation of the current clerk. The city is taking resumes until next Friday. During last week’s City Council meeting, in a letter to council members Council Clerk Laura Zupko ...

House Passes Banking Fix For Medical Marijuana

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CHARLESTON — With wide bipartisan support, a bill that will help the state’s new medical marijuana program get off the ground is on its way to the West Virginia Senate. The House of Delegates on Friday passed House Bill 2538, providing banking services for medical cannabis, with 89 or its ...

National Guard Bill Passes House Committee

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WHEELING — A bill to keep West Virginia’s soldiers out of active combat when no war has been declared passed its first hurdle and is now before the state’s House Judiciary Committee. House Bill 2732, the “Protect the Guard Act,” was introduced by Delegate Patrick McGeehan, ...

Wheeling Park Boys Finish Third at State Swim Meet

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MORGANTOWN – For Pat Durkin, a third-place finish for his boys’ squad Friday at the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission High School Swim Championships served as the icing on the cake of four great years with his seniors. Charles Schellhase, Caleb Lucas, Alex Dague, ...