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JM Queen of Queens Is Friday

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The annual John Marshall High School Queen of Queens Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the school’s Center for Performing Arts. This year’s pageant features nine senior girls competing for the crown and the honor of representing the Monarchs in the OVAC Queen of Queens Pageant in ...

Today Is National Organ Donor Day

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WHEELING — Observed each year on Feb. 14, National Donor Day — also known as National Organ Donor Day — is a day to increase awareness about organ donation and the lives that can be saved. In the United States, more than 120,000 people are waiting for a life-saving organ donation. CORE ...

Teachers Seeking Change to Attendance Policy

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Teachers in Ohio County Schools want the board of education to revisit terms of an attendance incentive policy that keeps teachers who miss more than 14.5 days from receiving a $1,350 check at the end of the school year. Teachers Megan DaGrava of Madison Elementary School and Jessica ...

Ex-W.Va. Supreme Court justice gets 2 years for corruption

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia Supreme Court justice who had a $32,000 blue suede couch in his office and was at the center of an impeachment and corruption scandal was sentenced to two years in federal prison Wednesday. "I have not seen evidence of remorse," U.S. ...

Marshall BOE Stands Against SB 451

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MOUNDSVILLE — Even as West Virginia lawmakers continue to craft and debate an education reform bill, Marshall County Board of Education members on Tuesday signed a resolution standing in opposition to Senate Bill 451 after board member Lori Kestner spoke in Charleston on the matter. Kestner, ...

Belmont Hospital To Close After 105 Years

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BELLAIRE — Belmont Community Hospital, which has served the area for 105 years, will be closed permanently as of April 5. The 99-bed acute care hospital was acquired by Wheeling Hospital in 1996. Belmont Community Hospital employs 93 people and Wheeling Hospital will offer positions to ...

Manchin: Land and Water Fund Reauthorization Good for W.Va.

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WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday approved a major public lands bill that revives a popular conservation program, adds 1.3 million acres of new wilderness, expands several national parks and creates five new national monuments. The measure, the largest public lands bill considered by ...

Residents React To Hospital’s Closing

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BELLAIRE — As word spread Tuesday that Belmont Community Hospital would be closing its doors April 5, people who live and work in the village say they will miss the convenience and peace of mind that came with having a hospital nearby for more than a century. “I read about it this morning. ...

Trump Not ‘Thrilled’ With Border Deal

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WASHINGTON — Under mounting pressure from his own party, President Donald Trump appeared to be grudgingly leaning toward accepting an agreement Tuesday that would head off a threatened second government shutdown but provide just a fraction of the money he’s been demanding for his Mexican ...

Manchin: Land and Water Fund Reauthorization Good for W.Va.

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WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday approved a major public lands bill that revives a popular conservation program, adds 1.3 million acres of new wilderness, expands several national parks and creates five new national monuments. The measure, the largest public lands bill considered by ...

DiBartolomeo Steps Down as Weirton Manager

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By CRAIG HOWELL For The Intelligencer He was only at the post for six months, but according to many at Monday’s Weirton Council, Joe DiBartolomeo is leaving a lasting impression. Monday was DiBartolomeo’s final day as Weirton’s city manager. He is leaving the position for another ...

Police Arrest Bellaire Woman in Moundsville Stabbing

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Text messages allegedly found on a man’s cell phone led to a confrontation that left one woman hospitalized after an apparent stabbing. Around 9 a.m. Saturday, a caller alerted Marshall County 911 that a woman on the walking trail had been stabbed under the armpit by another woman. When ...

Third Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Ohio

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JO ANN BOBBY-GILBERT For The Intelligencer A dream became a reality last week for Rebecca Myers, chief executive officer of FRXHealth, with the opening of the company’s medical marijuana dispensary. Addressing a crowd of city officials and others at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new ...

Wheeling, Ohio County, Belmont County Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Monday to 8 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled seven traffic stops, four accidents and two miscellaneous calls. TUESDAY At 7:48 a.m., Garden Court, improper parking. At 6:35 a.m., Warwood Avenue, motorist assist. At 5:24 a.m., Hil Dar Street, ...

‘Brunch Bill’ Headed to State Board

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By CRAIG HOWELL For The Intelligencer Weirton Council is sending its proposal for a “brunch bill” to the state’s Municipal Home Rule Board for its consideration, following Monday’s regular council meeting. The second reading of Ordinance 2057 was passed by a 5-0 vote, with ...