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BENCHMARK RELOCATES TO NEW OFFICE IN WHEELING

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Photo by Bubba Kapral BenchMark Advisor Networks recently relocated to 75 Edgington Lane in Wheeling from its previous location at 1031 National Road. Carrie Bowman, an Investment Advisor Representative for BenchMark who is in charge of the new headquarters, is a veteran in the financial ...

Dr. Kindra Browning Joins Harrison Community Hospital

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Dr. Kindra Browning has joined the staff of Harrison Community Hospital. Board certified in internal medicine, Browning is a graduate of Ohio University with degrees in human biology and nutrition, and the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. A native of Shadyside, Browning ...

Hazardous Waste Oil Spill Shuts Down Several Roads

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WHEELING — Numerous roads in Wheeling were closed throughout Wednesday night into today along the path of a leaking truck which created a hazmat spill that morning. Several roads were closed between a section of Peninsula Street and the 26th Street Interstate 470 collector, according to ...

Local Teachers Finalists for West Virginia Teacher of the Year

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WHEELING — Two Northern Panhandle teachers are among the six finalists to be this year’s state Teacher of the Year. Aaron Fedorke, a career technical education teacher at Wheeling Park High School, and Jennifer Schwertfeger, a science teacher at Cameron High School, will compete for the ...

Judge Again Rejects Ohio County BOE Request for Dismissal

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WHEELING — For a second time, Ohio County Circuit Judge Jason Cuomo has denied the Ohio County Board of Education’s request that it be removed from a lawsuit. The lawsuit, brought forth by a former student, accuses a former teacher of sexually and mentally abusing the student with whom she ...

2019 Great American Main Street Award

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Mayor Glenn Elliott represents Wheeling as the winner of the 2019 Great American Main Street Award, and Nicolette Nolte represents Wheeling as America’s Favorite Homecoming Queen. This marks the first time Wheeling has won top positions in GAMSA and America’s Homecoming Queen ...

Volunteers Support Beast of the East

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Athletes have come to the Beast of the East tournament for more than three decades, and each year, the same volunteers have been there to greet them. The Elm Grove Civics Association has been supporting the Beast for its 31-year run, and in some cases, the same volunteers have been coming ...

McBee Recognized as Distinguished Administrator

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The West Virginia Health Care Association has honored Christopher McBee, executive director of New Martinsville Center-Genesis HealthCare, as the Distinguished Administrator of the Year. During an award ceremonies in Morgantown, McBee received recognition for establishing relationships with ...

Keeping Animals Safe During Festivities

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While many people like the lights, sound and spectacle of fireworks displays, most animals do not. The thunderous sounds that accompany the vivid displays can induce anxiety, fear and stress for many animals. On Independence Day, many pet and livestock owners could be in for be a stressful ...

Teen Who Hit 9-year-old Was Driving Without License

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It’s possible a teen driver who struck a 9-year-old boy riding a bicycle Monday evening could face additional charges, Police Chief John McFarland said. McFarland said the driver, a 17-year-old girl from Rayland, did not have a driver’s license or a learner’s permit at the time of the ...

President Trump Coming to Wheeling July 24

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WHEELING — President Donald Trump is expected to be in Wheeling July 24 for a private fundraiser as he kicks off his 2020 re-election campaign. The event is being hosted by Robert E. Murray, president and CEO of Murray Energy, and is planned for 6 p.m. at WesBanco Arena. The fundraiser is ...

Truck Leaking Oily Liquid Closes Wheeling Streets

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WHEELING -- Wheeling fire and police departments have shut down Chapline Street between 16th and the W.Va. 2 south collector ramp due to a large amount of oily substance on the road. Police are looking for the truck that is causing the spill. A large pool of the substance is on Chapline ...

Richland Trustees Obstruct Injection Well, Seek County Support

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Richland Township Trustees are seeking government support in blocking a proposed wastewater injection well, while taking their own action to delay construction. Trustees Greg Reline, Kathy Kaluger and Rick Ferrell voted unanimously to indefinitely table the approval of ...

Justice Touts Positive Revenue Numbers

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CHARLESTON — When Gov. Jim Justice was giving his first State of the State address in 2017, he was looking down the nose of a nearly $500 million budget shortfall. Now that the 2020 fiscal year started on Monday, the state ended the year with another surplus. West Virginia ended fiscal 2019 ...

Artists convene at Heritage Port

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A small group of local artists joined more than a dozen other artists from several different countries, including France, Germany and Switzerland, and enjoyed a day of plein-air painting and other artwork at Wheeling’s Heritage Port Tuesday. Didier Mollon, a retired family physician who ...

Senator Weld: Work On Education Reform Complete

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WHEELING — The bulk of the legislative work needed for education reform in the state is now complete, and West Virginia Senate Majority Whip Ryan Weld hopes West Virginians see the investment in education being directed by the legislature. “At this point, we have done the absolute bulk of ...

CBD Store Opens in Moundsville

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Marshall County and city leaders were in high spirits Tuesday afternoon for the grand opening of Your CBD Store Moundsville. The store first opened two weeks ago, at the corner of Lafayette Avenue and Fifth Street, selling CBD oil products. CBD oil is used to treat anxiety and relieve ...

Wheeling Fire Department Honored for Treating Severe Heart Attacks

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The city’s fire department received an award from the American Heart Association for providing quality treatment when responding to severe heart attacks. Association representatives presented Wheeling Fire Department Chief Larry Helms, paramedics and emergency medical technicians with the ...