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George H.W. Bush, America’s 41st President, Dies at 94

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HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, has died. He was 94. The World War II hero, who ...

Brooke County Courthouse Renovations Planned for 2019

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The Brooke County Courthouse will hammer in the new year with some major renovations. In addition to ceiling and lighting repair, the courthouse will gain an annex. “We received two court orders because Brooke County Courthouse was not in compliance to (West Virginia Supreme Court of ...

Health Care Costs Strain City of Steubenville Budget

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STEUBENVILLE — Health care is going to take a big bite out of the city’s finances in 2019, although Finance Director Dave Lewis said the pinch could have been worse. While the city’s health care coverage is self-funded, each year council purchases a stop-loss, or excess, policy to cover ...

Ohio County Board of Education Meets Monday in Wheeling

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Ohio County Schools will host a “gallery walk” Monday that will give the public a chance to learn more about programs and offerings at each of the schools in the district. Representatives of the Local School Improvement Council at each school will set up displays beginning at 5 p.m. ...

Wheeling Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:20 a.m. Friday to 7:25 a.m. Saturday, officers handled 14 traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and seven miscellaneous calls. SATURDAY At 7:25 a.m., West Street, transport. At 6:50 a.m., Main Street, welfare check. At 6:24 a.m., Cherry Street, ...

Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott Named ‘Best Mayor’ of 2018

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Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott has been named WV Living's "Best Mayor" of 2018 as part of its annual "Best of West Virginia List." Elliott shares the honor in a three-way tie with Romney's Beverly Keadle and Huntington's Steve Williams. Bob Villamagna of Wheeling won the magazine's "best ...

Symphony on Ice Returns Once Again in Wheeling

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Photo by Miranda Sebroski People in the Ohio Valley gathered Thursday at WesBanco Arena to see Symphony on Ice. The event featured the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh and Wheeling figure skating clubs and hear local middle and high school choirs. People who attended the event had ...

Embattled Bethesda Police Chief Eric Smith Resigns

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BETHESDA — Eric Smith is no longer the village’s police chief. Bethesda Mayor Martin Lucas announced Smith’s resignation during village council’s Thursday meeting. A full council of Charles Little, Jordan Castella, Cindy Foose, Carol Merritt, Jay Van Horn and Ruby Saffell voted ...

Emergency Rooms Are Fully Operational at OVMC, EORH

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WHEELING — The emergency rooms of Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling and East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry now are fully operational after resolution of a computer issue. “As of 10 p.m. (Wednesday), our EMSTAR emergency departments are off of diversion,” said Karin ...

Wheeling Park’s Allman Named to National Honor Choir

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The natural beat and melody of her life has led Wheeling Park High School senior Anna Allman to the American Choral Director’s Association National Honor Choir. Allman was selected from among more than 6,000 applicants to sing in the choir at the ACDA’s national conference, set for Feb. 27 ...

United Way Honors Donors for Their Support in Wheeling

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WHEELING — When former local United Way executive director George Smoulder introduced G. Ogden Nutting as the United Way’s “Building a Better Community” award recipient Thursday morning, he called Nutting and his wife, Betty Woods “Snookie” Nutting, “builders” in the ...

Youth Services System Mentoring Program Looks To Grow

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The Youth Mentoring Network is seeking to grow its network of mentors and mentees, which they say helps kids in need of a positive influence on their life. Mentoring coordinator Connie Ball has worked with the program for 19 years, since it was under the former operation of Big Brothers Big ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:04 a.m. Wednesday to 4:01 a.m. Thursday, officers handled 11 traffic stops, three accidents and five miscellaneous calls. THURSDAY At 4:01 a.m, Eoff Street, domestic violence. At 2:58 a.m., Warwood Avenue, animal destroy. At 2:19 a.m., Market ...

New Wheeling Consignment Boutique Wants To Put the Edge in Edgwood

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Fashionistas looking for “edgy” consigned clothing and new gift items can find them in Edgwood near the corner of Edgington Lane and National Road. Former Wheeling City Clerk Janice Jones and her daughters, Stacy Dietz — who is the principal of West Liberty and Bethlehem elementary ...