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Marine Combat Veteran Kills 12 at California Bar

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Terrified patrons hurled barstools through windows to escape or threw their bodies protectively on top of friends as a Marine combat veteran killed 12 people at a country music bar in an attack that added Thousand Oaks to the tragic roster of American cities ...

Medicare Expands Access to In-Home Support for Seniors

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a harbinger of potentially big changes for Medicare, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services like help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregivers next year through private “Medicare Advantage” insurance plans. The shift reflects a ...

Wheeling Back to Square One on Funding Public Safety Building

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WHEELING — Mayor Glenn Elliott said the city will look at alternative funding mechanisms and solutions to public safety facilities issues following the defeat of a $22 million levy in Tuesday’s election. Elliott addressed the issue Wednesday at the start of a meeting of Wheeling City ...

Jamboree In The Hills Is ‘on Hiatus’ for 2019

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MORRISTOWN — A local summer tradition four decades in the making is canceled for 2019, and at least one Belmont County official believes a dispute between festival management and country music fans over the handling of alcoholic beverages on site may be to blame. Live Nation, the company ...

Wheeling Police Make Methamphetamine Arrest

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Photo by Scott McCloskey Wheeling police arrested a man Tuesday for allegedly trafficking narcotics in East Wheeling after executing a search warrant at 97 16th St. Police said Randy Lee Donahue Jr., of Wheeling, was taken into custody after police said he was in possession ...

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Shown The Door

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out Wednesday after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump, who inserted in his place a Republican Party loyalist with authority to oversee the remainder of the special counsel’s ...

Dr. Catherine Slemp Named W.Va. Health Officer

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CHARLESTON — After seven years away, Dr. Catherine Slemp is returning to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources as the interim state health officer and director of the Bureau of Public Health. Slemp’s appointment is also a key cog in the machine at DHHR working to ...

Martins Ferry City Council Talks Cemetery, Pool Projects

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Martins Ferry City Council members discussed several projects Wednesday night, including releasing an endowment fund for Riverview Cemetery. Councilman Tom Burns suggested releasing the fund and placing the more than $180,000 into the permanent improvement fund so that it could be used for ...

Belmont County Health Board To Mull Expenses, Workload

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The Belmont County Board of Health plans to examine expenses and workload for some programs offered by the county’s health department. The board held a special meeting regarding budgetary matters last week. “The board is requesting more information on time and expenses on different ...

Brooke County Veterans Memorial Park Plans Day of Service

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The Brooke County Veterans Memorial Park Foundation Inc. will hold its annual day of service at 1 p.m. Monday at Brooke Hills Free Methodist Church, 1340 Washington Pike. After, a flag-raising and pledge of allegiance will be led by Gabe Arlia and the Tri State Young Marines. The National ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 9:57 a.m. Monday to 7:58 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled 24 traffic stops, eight accidents and seven miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 7:29 a.m., 16th Street, suspicious person. At 7:15 a.m., Market Street, suspicious circumstance. At 6:55 a.m., 16th ...

Don Nickerson Defeats Orphy Klempa for Ohio County Commission Seat

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Ohio County has a new commissioner — Don Nickerson, of Wheeling. Nickerson, a Republican, unseated incumbent Orphy Klempa during Tuesday’s election in a 8,572 to 7,102 decision, according to unofficial vote totals. Nickerson said he was excited about his victory and flattered that people ...

Wheeling Voters Reject $22 Million Public Safety Levy

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WHEELING — A majority of Wheeling voters said “yes” Tuesday to building a new public safety building downtown, but that wasn’t enough. State laws requires municipal levies to have more than 60 percent approval from voters to pass, and just 53 percent of those casting ballots in ...

West Virginia Voters Return Joe Manchin to U.S. Senate

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By EVAN BEVINS For The Intelligencer CHARLESTON — In his victory speech Tuesday night, Sen. Joe Manchin said he was surprised by how much attention President Donald Trump paid to his race against Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. “I never expected this race to be the national race ...

Fluharty, Storch Retain W.Va. House Seats

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Delegates Erikka Storch and Shawn Fluharty will continue to drive back and forth from Charleston for the next two years. Storch, R-Ohio, and Fluharty, D-Ohio, were the top unofficial vote-getters Tuesday in the race for two seats representing the West Virginia House of Delegates District ...

Clements Earns District 2 Nod

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Incumbent state Sen. Charles Clements held on to his seat by a small margin against his challenger, Denny Longwell. Clements, 75 of New Martinsville, who was first appointed to fill an unexpired term in 2016, took in 4,905 votes, against Longwell’s 4,141 in the unofficial results for West ...