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Justice to Wheeling University: ‘Not Closing On My Watch’

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WHEELING — Gov. Jim Justice and other state and federal representatives delivered a singular message Tuesday to the students of Wheeling University: “We’re not going to close this school.” Justice referred to ongoing administrative issues and the university’s mounting financial ...

Delays Expected as Prep Work Begins on I-70 Near State Line

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WHEELING — Motorists traveling Interstate 70 in Ohio County near the Pennsylvania State Line can expect delays in the coming weeks once again as the West Virginia Department of Highways has started making preparations on the highway for more longwall mining in the area. The work is being ...

WVNCC Names Daniel Mosser as New President

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WHEELING — West Virginia Northern Community College’s Board of Governors has named Daniel Mosser as the college’s eighth president. Mosser is expected to start his tenure officially on Sept. 16, with his appointment pending approval from the Community and Technical College System. He ...

Sports Complex’s Needs Bring New Technology to Ohio County

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WHEELING — Ohio County officials soon will be controlling temperature levels, lighting and other functions at the county’s new sports complex from home through their cell phones — and the technology is expected to expand to other county-owned buildings at The Highlands, and even the ...

Board of Health Concerned for Building’s State

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The Belmont County Board of Health plans to ask Belmont County Commissioners to address maintenance and repairs at the county-owned building occupied by the health department. At their monthly meeting Monday, board members expressed concern about the condition of the building, located at ...

Economic Futures Discussed at Rotary Club

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BETHESDA — The economic future of Belmont County was the topic of discussion during lunch at the Bethesda-Morristown Rotary Club. Belmont County Port Authority Director Larry Merry spoke while the rotary club broke bread at the at the Bethesda Community Center. The oil and gas industry and ...

WVDEP Opens Annual ‘Roadsides in Bloom’ Photo Contest

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The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is now taking submissions for the 17th Annual West Virginia Operation Wildflower 2020 “Roadsides in Bloom” calendar contest. The deadline for entries is Sept. 1. The following rules for the contest apply: Photographs must be ...

Wheeling Suspension Bridge Reopens to Motorists

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WHEELING — “I’m glad to see it open again,” a motorist yelled from her car Tuesday afternoon just before crossing the historic Wheeling Suspension Bridge. She was referring to West Virginia Division of Highways crews reopening the 170-year-old structure shortly after they finished ...

President Trump Touts Cracker Plant as Economic Engine

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MONACA, Pa. — The President is crackers about the developing cracker plant in Pennsylvania — and job creation and the economy. He touted all of them — and himself — Tuesday afternoon. The Commander in Chief, Donald Trump, was in Potter Township, Beaver County, touring the massive ...

Moundsville Officials Eyeing Construction of New City Building

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MOUNDSVILLE — Moundsville’s city leaders are working toward a major upgrade to their city hall, expanding it to accommodate departments in a new and modern building. City Manager Rick Healy said construction on the new building could begin as soon as 2020, and would bring the city’s ...

Former WPHS Teacher Harbert Pleads Guilty

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WHEELING — Former Wheeling Park High School teacher Elizabeth Harbert pleaded guilty Tuesday to third degree sexual assault for her lengthy sexual relationship with a former student, and was sentenced to one to five years in state prison. Harbert, 42, of 8 Four Sisters Drive, Moundsville, ...

Students Kick Off School With Chromebooks, Backpacks and Pizza

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Students in Ohio County Schools face their upcoming return to school this week, and many received new Chromebooks, books bags stuffed with supplies and even some pizza at events on Tuesday. School starts Thursday in Ohio County, and school officials handed out nearly 450 Chromebooks before 1 ...

Ohio County Hires Management Team For Sports Complex

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The Ohio County Development Authority has hired a Florida sports management business to oversee day-to-day activities at the county’s future sports complex at The Highlands. Sports Facilities Management LLC, of Clearwater, Florida will be responsible for operations and management of the ...

Weirton’s ‘Last Man’ of World War II Laid to Rest

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Julia Clyborn remembers her grandfather, Milton Fabianich, as a “loyal, courageous, loving man, dedicated to his wife and family.” The last thing he ever wanted to be was, literally, the “last man” of Weirton’s Last Man’s Club of World War II — an organization made up of 96 men ...

Sen. Maroney Denies Involvement in Prostitution Case

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GLEN DALE — Police investigating a prostitution ring in Glen Dale seized the cell phone of West Virginia Sen. Michael Maroney earlier this month in what his attorney is calling a “fishing expedition” motivated by politics. Paul Harris, Maroney’s Wheeling-based lawyer, denied his ...

Former Ohio County Teacher Elizabeth Harbert Pleads Guilty

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WHEELING -- Former Wheeling Park High School teacher Elizabeth Harbert pleaded guilty Tuesday to third degree sexual assault for her lengthy sexual relationship with a former student, and was sentenced to one to five years in state prison. Harbert, 42, of 8 Four Sisters Drive, Moundsville, ...

Officials Hear from Developers on ‘Mixed-Use Village’

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WHEELING — The city’s Planning Commission heard an initial proposal to build a “mixed-use village” on a hilltop in Woodsdale Monday evening. Representatives of the company GC&P Development gave a presentation on their long-term plans for the site and answered questions from ...

Crews Installing Temporary Hard Barriers on Suspension Bridge

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WHEELING — West Virginia Division of Highways District Bridge Engineer Patrick Gurrera said the state is working as quickly as it can to reopen the 170-year-old Wheeling Suspension Bridge as crews worked Monday to install temporary hard barriers at both entrances to the historic span. While ...

McKinley Searching for Solutions After OVMC Closure Announcement

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WHEELING — U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley is working to find solutions after the announcement last week that Ohio Valley Medical Center would close in two to three months. McKinley, R-West Virginia, planned to send a letter Monday to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a federal ...