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West Virginia Teacher Strike Continues As No Deal Is Reached

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WHEELING — Negotiations regarding how much of a raise West Virginia’s teachers and service personnel get will continue this morning, while the Mountain State’s public school students will miss a ninth straight day of class because of the strike. Monday began with Northern Panhandle ...

Wheeling to Serve as New Home for MEC Basketball Tournament

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WHEELING — The Mountain East Conference has a new home for its basketball tournament in the city of Wheeling. During an announcement today at WesBanco Arena, Mountain East officials said the partnership with the city of Wheeling will allow for the men’s and women’s basketball ...

Trump And Ryan Clash On Tariffs

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By KEN THOMAS Associated Press WASHINGTON — In a remarkably public confrontation, House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican allies of President Donald Trump pleaded with him Monday to back away from his threatened international tariffs, which they fear could spark a dangerous trade ...

Strikers in Moundsville Say Man Brandished Firearm at Them

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Police officers eventually determined that a man who allegedly brandished a handgun at picketing teachers and school service personnel at the corner of Seventh Street and Lafayette Avenue in Moundsville early Monday “did not intend to do anything,” according to Police Chief Tom ...

Pennsylvania Man Sentenced in Fatal Ohio County DUI Crash

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Joshua Kraushaar of Claysville, Pa. received a three- to 15-year prison sentence Monday for what Ohio County Circuit Judge David Sims said is a debt to society that must be paid. According to Assistant Prosecutor Michael Olejasz, Kraushaar will serve three to 15 years on one charge of DUI ...

Bridgeport Student To Be Charged For School Threats

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Charges are expected to be filed against a student who allegedly made threats at Bridgeport High School on Feb. 23. Belmont County Prosecutor Dan Fry said he has approved a charge of “making false alarms,” which is a first-degree misdemeanor. “We are still waiting for the officer to ...

Wheeling Police Stepping Up Citations for Seat Belt Violations

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By 2 p.m. Monday, officers with the Wheeling Police Department issued 28 seat belt citations during the day — thanks to participating in the Governor’s Highway Safety Program. Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger said wearing a seat belt is just as important as avoiding distractions while ...

Wheeling Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:14 a.m. Saturday and 6:29 a.m. Monday, officers handled 28 traffic stops, two vehicle accidents and four miscellaneous calls. MONDAY At 5:38 a.m., Halstead Avenue, dead on arrival. At 2:13 a.m., Kruger Street, erratic driver. At 1:40 a.m., Mount ...

No End in Sight to Teachers’ Strike

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WHEELING — Information regarding a current strike by school workers in West Virginia is “changing by the minute,” and Ohio County school officials promised today to work better at getting information out to the community. Administration also will meet today to hash out a plan for ...

Conference Committee To Meet Again Tuesday Morning

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WHEELING -- The West Virginia Senate has offered the House of Delegates a compromise of a pay raise bill affecting State Police, public school teachers and school service personnel, according to Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns, R-Ohio. Ferns, chairman of a conference committee on House Bill ...

No End in Sight for West Virginia Teacher Strike

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WHEELING — West Virginia public school students won’t be in their classrooms again today as a work stoppage by teachers and school service personnel enters its 12th day, making it the longest walkout ever by the state’s teachers. In Charleston, a House-Senate conference committee ...

Wheeling Budget Nears $35 Million Mark This Year

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WHEELING — Even though Wheeling leaders plan to spend about $35 million in the new fiscal year that begins July 1, City Manager Robert Herron said employees will face a 5-percent increase in health care premiums without seeing an immediate pay raise. Herron, Mayor Glenn Elliott and Vice ...

Opportunities Available With Wheeling Police Department

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Anyone considering a career in law enforcement may have a new opportunity because the Wheeling Police Department is looking for a few more good officers. The department is still looking to fill three vacant positions, with a total of 69 officers on staff and several of them still in field ...

Gun Sales Slump In Wake of Florida Shooting

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gun store owners called it the “Trump slump.” Sales of firearms slowed dramatically after the election of Donald Trump as president in 2016 allayed fears of a Democratic crackdown on gun owners. That trend has continued in recent weeks even with talk of gun control ...