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Delegate McGeehan Speaks With Gov. Justice On Roads

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WHEELING — Needed paving on W.Va 2 in Hancock County will be starting soon, Gov. Jim Justice told Delegate Patrick McGeehan. McGeehan, R-Hancock, addressed the issue of road repairs in the Northern Panhandle during a phone call with Justice early Wednesday morning. McGeehan said the pair ...

Mobile Medical Unit Set to Arrive This Fall

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WHEELING — The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department’s first mobile medical unit is slated to be delivered in September or October. Speaking at the Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health’s meeting Tuesday, administrator Howard Gamble said the unit is being at built now on a chassis at La ...

Officer Recovering From Injuries After Dog Attack

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WHEELING — A Wheeling Police officer was injured after a dog attack at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday on Henderson Street in North Wheeling. According to reports, officers were sent to the area for a possible domestic. Officers searched the area, going house to house. An officer approached ...

Secretary of State Visits Leadership Academy at West Liberty

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West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner told high-schoolers participating in a law enforcement leadership academy at West Liberty University the state will need leaders like them in the future. Warner on Wednesday visited the West Virginia Sheriffs’ Association Youth Leadership Academy ...

Grow OV Sowing Plans For Public Market

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Grow Ohio Valley is sowing plans for its future public market store, and it hopes to reap an opening by the end of this year. “We’re shooting hard for a fall opening,” said Danny Swan with Grow OV. Grow OV takes its mobile produce market to Wheeling neighborhoods throughout the summer, ...

Belmont County Takes Stock Of Damage

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After heavy storms and flooding struck the area Sunday, Belmont County Commissioners Josh Meyer, J.P. Dutton and Jerry Echemann invited county Emergency Management Director Dave Ivan to give an update Wednesday on the state of the county and its response. “We’ve had quite bit of rain,” ...

W.Va. Teachers’ Union To Sue State Over New Education Reform Law

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CHARLESTON — Not content to let the new education reform law stand, the West Virginia Education Association announced Wednesday it would file suit to block the law in court. According to a press release Wednesday, the WVEA sent Attorney General Patrick Morrisey notice of its intent to ...

Bridge Street Renovations Underway

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WHEELING — Bridge Street Middle School is getting a new entrance, providing a new look to the facility. New main doors to the school already have been installed on the playground side of the structure — or what was previously known as “the back of the school,” said Ohio County Schools ...

Manchin Bill Seeks More Pay for Women’s World Cup Players

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WHEELING — A bill introduced Tuesday by Sen. Joe Manchin would halt any federal funding for the 2026 men’s World Cup games in America until the four-time World Cup champion U.S. women’s team receives equal pay. The 2026 men’s World Cup competition will be hosted jointly by the United ...

Health Board OKs $1.39M Budget

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WHEELING — The Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health on Tuesday approved a $1.39 million budget for 2019-20 operations of the health department; the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program and the Threat Preparedness program. The annual budget lists $618,161 in expenses for the health ...

Most Attackers Made Threats Before Incident, Report Finds

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WASHINGTON (AP) — One-third of the attackers who terrorized schools, houses of worship or businesses nationwide last year had a history of serious domestic violence, two-thirds had mental health issues, and nearly all had made threatening or concerning communications that worried others ...

Wheeling Planning Commission Approves Buildings on Woodsdale Hilltop

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The city’s Planning Commission approved a plan to construct two commercial buildings on the hilltop south of Woodsdale. Commissioners voted unanimously on Monday to approve a site plan for a medical building, a multi-purpose commercial building and an adjacent parking lot to be built at a ...

Erie Man Charged with Soliciting Marshall Co. Child

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An Erie, Pennsylvania, man remains jailed on felony charges of attempting to solicit a minor for sex earlier this year. According to police records, Saul Vega Jr., 41, made contact with a 13-year-old Glen Dale girl on the dating website Adult Friend Finder and, in May, met the girl for sex. ...

Bridgeport High’s Grandstands Come Down

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019, will be a day Bridgeport High School alumni, especially football players, cheerleaders and band members, will never forget. Crews from Edge Co., Inc., of Lansing, started demolition procedures yesterday on the covered grandstands that had graced Bill Jobko Stadium for ...

East Richland Evangelical Friends Church To Celebrate 140 Years

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East Richland Evangelical Friends Church will host its 140 Year Celebration as well as the dedication of the Ickes Family Life Center this weekend. Senior Pastor Jerry Wenger said organizers are hoping for a turnout of more than 1,000 people at the ceremony Sunday morning. The IFLC is named ...

Flooding Devastates Some Belmont County Properties

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STEWARTSVILLE — Judy Hendershot said she and her husband lost all of their possessions as a result of flash flooding on Sunday. Hendershot, whose home is located along McMahon Creek in the Stewartsville area between Neffs and Glencoe, said she was at work when the water rose, but her husband ...

BOE Considers Bathroom Upgrades at Triadelphia Middle School

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WHEELING — Bathrooms at Triadelphia Middle School are being made handicap accessible through bond levy money, and now Ohio County Board of Education members are considering using other funds to do a complete overhaul of the facilities. Assistant Superintendent Rick Jones updated board ...