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Police: Wheeling Chase Suspect Carjacked Mother

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The man accused of leading police on a high-speed chase across Ohio and Marshall counties has waived his right to a preliminary hearing, while new details from police indicate he allegedly carjacked his mother. Joseph Thomas Walton Jr., 29, of Wheeling, was not present in the courtroom ...

Rex Cowey Abruptly Resigns as Mayor of Chester

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Just five months into his term, Rex Cowey’s second tenure as mayor of Chester has come to an end. In an unexpected move at the conclusion of Monday’s Chester City Council meeting, Cowey announced his resignation as the city’s mayor effective immediately. He cited health issues for his ...

Ed Gaunch Named West Virginia Commerce Secretary

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CHARLESTON — After nearly six months without a permanent cabinet secretary, the state agency at the forefront of recruiting businesses to West Virginia has a new leader. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced that state Sen. Ed Gaunch, R-Kanawha, will be the new secretary of the Department ...

Salvation Army Sets Up ‘Giving Tree’ at Ohio Valley Mall

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The Salvation Army is hoping others will help make Christmas a little brighter for those less fortunate in the Ohio Valley. The organization has created a “giving tree” near Piercing Pagoda and Bath & Body Works in the Ohio Valley Mall. Donors can select a name off a tree and sponsor ...

Wheeling Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Monday to 8:19 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled eight traffic stops, two vehicle accidents and one miscellaneous call. TUESDAY At 8:19 a.m., Chapline Street, suspicious vehicle. At 7:26 a.m., Martindale Terrace, burglar alarm. At 6:43 a.m., ...

Moundsville Mulls Charging Fire Response Fee

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MOUNDSVILLE — City leaders are considering charging a fee whenever the city’s fire department responds to an emergency call. Moundsville City Council will have the first reading of an ordinance during its council meeting tonight that would add the charge whenever such a call occurs within ...

Wheeling City Council Will Give Update on Footbridge Work

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Council members will give updates on the new, nearly-completed footbridge near Wheeling Jesuit University at today’s Wheeling City Council meeting. As of Monday afternoon, workers from Savage Construction had assembled three out of the four main pieces that make up the aluminum bridge. ...

Water Upgrades in St. Clairsville To Cost $1.5M

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The city took another step in the long-planned water tank upgrade Monday when council motioned to accept bids from DN Tanks and Ferri Contracting Co. DN Tanks bid $1,038,874 for a prestressed concrete water utility storage tank. Ferry Contracting bid $585,468 for site ...

Vandals Strike at Belleview Park in Steubenville

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Vandals struck again at Steubenville’s Belleview Park. Parks & Recreation Director Lori Featherolf said a caller had alerted Steubenville City Manager Jim Mavromatis to the latest attack: graffiti spray-painted on the back wall of the restrooms. “It makes me mad and sad at the same ...

West Virginia Officials Seek New Ideas on Opioid Crisis

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HUNTINGTON — Professionals who have helped reverse a record number of drug overdoses in one West Virginia city will be helping curb the opioid crisis statewide. During a press conference Monday at the Provider Response Organization for Addiction Care and Treatment in Huntington, Gov. Jim ...

Wheeling Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:12 a.m. Sunday to 3:15 a.m. Monday, officers handled six traffic stops and two vehicle accidents. MONDAY At 2:54 a.m., Chapline Street, fight. At 2:15 a.m., North Huron Street, loud subjects. At 1:45 a.m., headquarters, disorderly adult. At 1:34 ...

Justice Remembers Wheeling’s Place in His Company’s History

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WHEELING — A visit to Wheeling last week on a snowy, winter day had West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice remembering his father, a trip he made to the Friendly City nearly 25 years ago and how a business opportunity here positively changed the course of the family’s coal business. Justice ...

Officials: Plant Would Be A Plus

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SHADYSIDE — After the public had a chance to weigh in on a proposal to build an ethane cracker plant in Belmont County last week, officials who have been working to make the project a reality still believe its potential economic benefits far outweigh its possible impact on the ...

Speakers Explore Wheeling Writer’s Legacy

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WHEELING — From penning editorials for The Intelligencer to writing stories in national publications, Rebecca Harding Davis became a leading author of the 19th-century. Wheeling historians Margaret Brennan and Rebekah Karelis appeared last week at the Ohio County Public Library’s Lunch ...