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AEP Proposes Revised Rate Hike

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Two American Electric Power subsidiaries in West Virginia are proposing a revised rate increase that would bring a 3 percent revenue boost. Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power filed the request with the state Public Service Commission on Tuesday for a $44 million rate ...

Canvass Flips The Script in Hancock County Commission Race

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Hancock County Commissioner Jeff Davis has won a fourth, six-year term after defeating Republican challenger Tommy Ogden following a canvass that took place Tuesday at the county election’s office. In just as narrow a margin as the end of the night Nov. 6, Davis defeated Ogden — 5,064 to ...

Belmont County Health Board Awards Contracts for Sewer Work

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The Belmont County Board of Health on Tuesday awarded contracts to two professional installers to repair and replace residential sewage treatment systems in a state grant-funded program. The board voted unanimously to contract with Kyle Baldwin and Mark Flowers for the septic system ...

Kidnapping Suspects See Hearings Delayed in Belmont County

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A pair of hitchhikers accused of seizing a car at gunpoint and locking the driver and passenger in the trunk had their preliminary hearings continued during court Wednesday. Belmont County Northern Division Judge Christopher Berhalter continued the pretrial hearing of Jayden Baker, 19, of ...

Wheeling and Belmont County Police Reports; Federal Court Roundup

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:09 a.m. Tuesday to 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled eight traffic stops, four accidents and four miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 5:58 a.m., Birch Avenue, theft from automobile. At 4:39 a.m., 29th Street, false alarm. At 4:05 a.m., Fulton ...

Authorities: Prosecuting Ohio massacre case could last years

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By ANGIE WANG and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — Prosecuting an Ohio family of four arrested in the gruesome slayings of eight people from another family could take years to conclude, a county prosecutor said as the first break in the more than 2-year-old ...

Taxpayers Fuming Over Brooke County Board of Education Raises

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WELLSBURG — Tensions were running high at the Brooke County Board of Education meeting Tuesday. The Brooke Middle School gymnasium bleachers were filled with citizens and district staff and the main topic of contention was the raises recently approved by the board for district ...

Trump Considers Shaking Things Up

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is weighing an administration-wide shakeup as he looks to prepare his White House for divided government, but it is unclear who is going and who is staying. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was thought to be out as soon as this week, ...

Fire Crews Battle Blaze on Point Mills Road Near Valley Grove

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VALLEY GROVE — Firefighters from several fire volunteer fire departments responded to a house fire near Point Mills Road, just off National Road in Valley Grove Tuesday evening. Lou Vargo, director of the Wheeling-Ohio County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, said the ...

Youth Invited To Learn More About Police Explorer Program in Wheeling

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Youths with an interest in someday having a job in law enforcement can learn more about starting the journey at an event today in Wheeling. The Wheeling Police Department will host an open house for its new Police Explorer Program from 6:30-8:30 p.m. today inside the main lobby of WesBanco ...

Bellaire Woman Sentenced For Trafficking Drugs Near School

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A Bellaire woman who previously spent time behind bars for a drug-related crime will spend six months in prison after admitting to drug trafficking. Stacey McCabe-Heathcote, 50, of Bellaire was sentenced Tuesday on two counts of trafficking in drugs in the vicinity of a ...

Marshall County Grand Jury Returns 18 Indictments

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A Marshall County grand jury returned indictments against 18 people this week, with sex crimes alleged against several of them. Shadoe Stewart, 28, of Moundsville faces a 10-count indictment including three counts of sexual abuse by a guardian, two of sexual assault, four of sexual abuse, and ...

Wheeling Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 9:54 a.m. Monday to 7:10 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled seven traffic stops, one vehicle accident and two miscellaneous calls. TUESDAY At 7:10 a.m., Kruger Street, burglar alarm. At 6:34 a.m., National Road, false alarm. At 5:39 a.m., Market Street, ...

School Bus Crash Injures at Least One Student

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Update: There is limited cellphone service from the crash area. Marshall County Schools officials will release more information when Superintendent Jeff Crook returns from the scene. The injured student suffered non-life threatening injuries, school officials said. CAMERON -- The Marshall ...