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Wheeling Jesuit University Begins President Search

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WHEELING — The Wheeling Jesuit University Board of Trustees announced Monday it is seeking a new WJU president. The contract of Interim President Debra Townsley expires July 15. After this, Mark Phillips, chief of staff in the office of the president, will take over as acting ...

Manafort Accused Of Witness Tampering

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WASHINGTON — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort made several attempts to tamper with witnesses in his ongoing criminal cases, prosecutors said Monday as they asked a federal judge to consider revoking his house arrest. In a court filing, prosecutors working for special counsel ...

West Virginia Flood Relief Program Now Under Direction of Hoyer

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WHEELING — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has directed Major General James Hoyer to take over administration of the West Virginia RISE flood relief program amid questions of slow action and protocol errors by officials within the State Department of Commerce. During a press conference ...

Water To Be Turned Off During Repairs in Bellaire

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BELLAIRE — Water service to the entire village of Bellaire is scheduled to be turned off starting at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday through 11 p.m. Thursday to allow for the installation of three new valves on Washington Street, said Village Administrator Scott Porter. Porter said the work is being ...

Trial for Accused Murderer Continued Until September

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Deondre Davis’ newly hired attorney petitioned the court to continue his client’s murder trial until September, a motion which was granted this morning in Ohio County Circuit Court. Davis’ attorney, Edward Gillison, told Circuit Judge David Sims that he was contacted last week and ...

Reason Behind Stabbing at East Wheeling Field Still Unclear

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WHEELING — Police were still trying to figure out Sunday what led someone to stab another after a football game dispersed late Saturday. Philip Stahl, public information officer for the Wheeling Police Department, said police had not charged anyone by Sunday afternoon. He said the motive ...

Festival in Martins Ferry To Celebrate All Things Strawberry

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Strawberry ice cream. Strawberry shortcake. Strawberry pancakes. Are you getting hungry yet? If strawberries are your thing, then Martins Ferry is the place you want to be Saturday for the Strawberry Festival. The festivities officially kick off at noon and continue until 10 p.m. The majority ...

Flight 93 Memorial Near Shanksville, Pa., Nears Completion

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(AP) — The final phase of the Flight 93 National Memorial is underway and on track to open on the 17th anniversary of plane’s crash into a Pennsylvania field during 9/11. United Airlines Flight 93 was en route from Newark, New Jersey, to San Francisco on Sept. 11, 2001, when hijackers ...

Crews Recover Body From St. Clairsville Lake

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Authorities believe a body found in a private lake Sunday morning is that of a man they had been searching for since Tuesday. Belmont County Sheriff Dave Lucas was attending a worship service at East Richland Friends Church, located a short distance from the lake on ...

West Virginia Lawmakers Examine Supreme Court Spending

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WHEELING — West Virginia voters will decide this fall whether lawmakers will have oversight over the state Supreme Court’s budget, a move local lawmakers believe is necessary. The proposed constitutional amendment will appear on the Nov. 6 general election ballot, and comes amid reports ...

St. Clairsville Gets $200K for New Water Tower

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St. Clairsville’s plan to construct a new water tank at St. Clair Commons to upgrade the current tower system and prepare for future growth took another step toward realization when the Appalachian Regional Commission approved a $200,000 grant for the project. Safety and Service Director Jim ...

Wheeling Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:29 a.m. Friday and 8:36 a.m. Sunday, officers handled 43 traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and four miscellaneous calls. SUNDAY At 8:36 a.m., South Penn. Street, welfare check. At 3:58 a.m., 3500 block of Jacob Street, overdose. At 3:22 a.m., ...

Chili Cookoff Serves Up Wheeling Feeling

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WHEELING — Carolyn Blakemore has traveled across the United States and back cooking and serving her chili — even placing third at a competition in Hawaii, she said. “Altogether, I have no idea. A lot,” Blakemore of Fairmont, W.Va., said of the number of competitions she has entered ...

Body Discovered in St. Clairsville Lake

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- A body was found this morning in a private lake near Belmont Hills Country Club. Belmont County Chief Deputy James Zusack confirmed that a body was discovered in the lake where crews had been searching for a missing man. He said authorities believe it is the body of the man ...

Trump Orders ‘Immediate Steps’ to Boost Coal Plants

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WHEELING — President Donald Trump said Friday he believes the nation’s coal-fired and nuclear plants are vital to national security, and he directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take “immediate steps” to keep them open. Both Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Rep. David B. McKinley, ...

Cadiz Teen Recovers After Injury in Baseball Game

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CADIZ — It was a routine groundball to second base. However, the ensuing action was anything but routine. An errant throw May 16 struck Harrison Central’s Chance Hursey in his genital area as he was approaching first base in the sixth inning of a Division II district baseball tournament ...