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Wheeling Firefighters Offer Safety Advice for the Holidays

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WHEELING — Whether it’s cooking Thanksgiving dinner or putting up the family Christmas tree and lights, local and national fire safety officials want to remind the public that while the holiday season is meant to be a festive time of year, those celebrations bring a greater risk of ...

West Virginia Prepares For 2020 Census

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CHARLESTON — With the 2020 Census just around the corner, state officials and community leaders are planning to make sure that every West Virginian gets counted. The census has been conducted every 10 years since 1790. The U.S. Constitution requires the census to determine how people are ...

Wheeling 250 Children’s Book Released in Time for the Holidays

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WHEELING — A Wheeling 250 children’s book, “Once There Was a Mouse,” has been published, just in time for holiday giving. The book — designed to encourage young children and families to explore the city — is written by Cheryl Ryan Harshman of Wheeling and illustrated by Robert ...

Thousands Turn Out for Fantasy in Lights Parade in Wheeling

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WHEELING — Bundled in warm clothes and covered with blankets, hundreds of children sat with their families along Main and Market streets in downtown Wheeling Friday evening waiting to catch a glimpse of Santa Claus during the Main Street Bank Fantasy in Lights Parade. Now in its 35th ...

Batman Delivers Inspiring Message To Students in Marshall County

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More than 250 students at Glen Dale Elementary received an inspiring and motivational message about respect and being a hero against bullying as the Caped Crusader stopped by Friday afternoon during his tour of seven Marshall County grade schools this week. Students listened closely as ...

Lawmakers Discuss Flood Funds Legislation

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CHARLESTON — Members of the Joint Committee on Flooding got a sneak peek this week of legislation meant to help dictate how the state spends money, bids out projects, and hires people during a state of emergency. Attorneys for the committee presented three draft bills Tuesday evening ...

Kim Ciroli Named St. Clairsville Christmas Parade Grand Marshall

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Kim Ciroli, associate professor of instruction in early childhood education at Ohio University Eastern, has been named as the Grand Marshal of the 2019 Belmont Savings Bank Christmas Parade in St. Clairville. She will be riding along with the floats and other participants starting at 4 p.m. ...

Mayor: Wheeling’s Streetscape Project Needs State Funds

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WHEELING — Although Wheeling was not selected by the federal government last week to receive millions in infrastructure grant funding, the mayor is hopeful that the state will uphold its end of the bargain to improve the quality of Main Street. Earlier this year, the city had applied for ...

Former Trump Adviser Undercuts GOP Impeachment Defenses

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A former White House official said Thursday that President Donald Trump’s top European envoy was sent on a “domestic political errand” seeking investigations of Democrats, stunning testimony that dismantled a main line of the president’s defense in the impeachment ...

Delegates Fluharty, Capito Team Up for Technology Caucus

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WHEELING — Delegates Shawn Fluharty and Moore Capito want to start the Legislature talking about inspiring technology and innovation in West Virginia. Fluharty, D-Ohio, and Capito, R-Kanawha, have teamed to form a bipartisan “Tech Caucus” for the 2020 regular legislative session, which ...

State Supreme Court Denies Writ in Senior Status Judge Case

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, in denying a writ brought by the State Treasurer, said Wednesday it has no plans to continue a practice of paying certain senior status judge more than what is allowed by law. The decision, written by Chief Justice Beth Walker, denied ...

Church’s Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway is Saturday

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WHEELING – The Bethlehem Temple Food Ministries will once again provide Thanksgiving food baskets to those in need to begin this holiday season. Baskets containing the makings for a full Thanksgiving meal — and a little bit more to eat later — will be distributed beginning at 11 a.m. ...

Straub Automotive Partners with Mothers Against Drunk Driving

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TRIADELPHIA – The Wheeling Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving once again partnered with Straub Automotive for its annual Tie One On For Safety initiative on Wednesday evening. Started in 1986, Tie One On For Safety is MADD’s longest running and most visible public awareness ...

Jefferson County Village Council Seat is Decided by Coin Toss

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STEUBENVILLE — It came down to a coin toss on Wednesday to determine who won a seat on Empire village council. The Jefferson County Board of Elections met Wednesday to certify the results of the Nov. 5 general election. The board of elections reported 44 absentee ballots mailed ...