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Pennsylvania cat dives in to summer with love of swimming

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BRADYS BEND, Pa. (AP) — A cat in western Pennsylvania is bucking stereotypes with its love of swimming. Tissy is an orange Maine Coon who regularly cools off in the family pool in Bradys Bend Township, about 55 miles north of Pittsburgh. Sonny Herr tells the Tribune Review she rescued ...

Trump Heading To Ohio, Texas Today

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley’s stricken community will have a visitor Wednesday in President Donald Trump, who in the wake of two mass shootings over the weekend has made calls for unity on the heels of his divisive political talk. White House officials said Trump’s ...

Wheeling Back to School Events Scheduled For This Weekend

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The days of fun, sun and play are winding down for local youths, and now they are in need of pens, paper, and book bags in which to carry them. The Bethlehem Apostolic Temple will host its annual “Adopt-A-Student” event and a back to school festival this weekend. A giveaway of school ...

Monroe Care Center Sale Put On Hold

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The plan to sell the Monroe County Care Center to Bryan Casey, president of Alternative Living Solutions, for $500,000 is on hold and will be decided in court. Meanwhile, the county resident opposing the sale has made his own offer of $600,000 to buy the facility. The county ...

Wheeling Lawyer Honored by W.Va. Justice Association

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Wheeling lawyer T. C. McCarthy Jr. received the highest award given by the West Virginia Association for Justice during the recent Annual Seminar and Convention in Charleston. McCarthy was awarded the “2019 Fred H. Caplan Award,” which was given “in recognition for his extraordinary and ...

Mingo Junction Man Pleads Guilty to Raping Girl

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STEUBENVILLE — A Mingo Junction man pleaded guilty Monday to charges of rape of a minor and was sentenced to life in prison, with parole eligibility after 13 years. Jeffrey M. Frattini Sr., 64, pleaded guilty to three counts of rape, three counts of pandering in sexually oriented material ...

Bethany College Earns Full Reaffirmation of Accreditation

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BETHANY — Bethany College has again received reaffirmation of accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission for the next 10 years. The action signifies the commission’s “firm endorsement of the college’s leadership and strategic direction,” school officials said ...

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dead at 88

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NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison has died. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf says Morrison died Monday night at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. She was 88. She was the first black woman to receive the Nobel literature prize, awarded in 1993. The Swedish academy ...

Wheeling Suspension Bridge, Main Street Projects Eyed

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WHEELING — While Governor Jim Justice visited Wheeling to announce bids for a major Intetstate 70 bridge project, he also spoke on the deteriorating Wheeling Suspension Bridge and Main Street. Justice said he has traveled on Main Street on several occasions and he has a hands-on ...

Three-Year I-70 Bridges Work to Begin in February

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WHEELING — Orange barrels will be a part of the Interstate 70 landscape through Wheeling for three years, beginning in February. Motorists should expect sporadic lane closures in the work zones during the entire project, said West Virginia Highways Commissioner Jimmy Wriston during a press ...

Varner Takes Over As New Magistrate

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WHEELING — New Ohio County Magistrate Janine Varner this weekend needed validation “that good overpowers bad in the world,” and she found it in a free cup of coffee on Sunday. Varner, a veteran court employee, was sworn in as magistrate on Monday before family, past and present ...

Metal Falls Off Martins Ferry City Building

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MARTINS FERRY — A section of parking beside the city’s municipal building remains blocked off after a large piece of metal fell from the structure. “It was a piece of metal around the windows that fell out. ... An engineer is coming to look at things to make sure everything is OK,” ...

Officials See Positive Results From State Parks Overhaul

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia’s state parks and forests are in the midst of a multi-million dollar overhaul, and officials say they are already seeing increased tourism and use. Samantha Smith, communications director for the West Virginia Department of Commerce, and Steve McDaniel, director ...

Rocchio Takes Over As Belmont County Auditor

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Anthony Rocchio is settling in to his position as Belmont County’s auditor after his swearing-in last week. Rocchio replaces the late Roger Conroy, who died in mid-June. Rocchio is a graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in industrial math and statistics. Rocchio won the ...

Martins Ferry Denied $100K Grant To Repair Pool Filter House

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The city did not get a $100,000 grant it needs to perform work on its swimming pool filter house, but the facility will remain open next season as planned, said Martins Ferry Service Director Scott Porter. The city, with help from the Ohio Mideastern Governments Association, a few months ago ...