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Belmont County Judge J. Mark Costine Will Retire

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — After taking a leave of absence since late February, Belmont County Judge J. Mark Costine has announced his retirement from the Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile and Probate Division, effective May 7. Costine took a leave of absence because of ongoing health issues. He has ...

Plenty of Names on Ballot in Wetzel, Tyler Counties

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MIDDLEBOURNE — Tyler County voters see a nine-candidate race for board of education when they go to the polls this election season, while races for New Martinsville city offices are bringing people out in Wetzel County. Tuesday is primary election day, and a large number of candidates ...

Wheeling Police Charge Two in Edgington Lane Robbery

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Two people have been apprehended in connection with a robbery that occurred last month at the Up on the Lane cafe. On Wednesday, Wheeling police arrested Kristina Morris, 33, of Lynwood Avenue, Wheeling, for allegedly robbing the Edgington Lane store April 15. Her live-in boyfriend, Eduardo ...

Wheeling, Ohio County and Belmont County Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between the house of 8:32 a.m. Tuesday and 6:57 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled 21 traffic stops, one accident and one miscellaneous call. WEDNESDAY At 6:57 a.m., Interstate 470 east, motorist assist. At 2:50 a.m., Jacob Street, burglary. At 1:45 a.m., ...

Giuliani offers new explanation of why Trump fired Comey

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By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's explanation for why he fired FBI Director James Comey has shifted again. Rudy Giuliani, Trump's new attorney, said in an interview on Fox News that Trump fired Comey last year because Comey would not state ...

Striking Arizona teachers win 20 percent raise, end walkout

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By ANITA SNOW and TERRY TANG, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona governor signed a plan Thursday to give striking teachers a 20 percent pay raise, ending their five-day walkout after a dramatic all-night legislative session and sending more than a million public school students ...

Blockbuster hopes Russell Crowe’s jockstrap helps business

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By MARK THIESSEN, Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A celebrity jockstrap that's been the buzz of Alaska for nearly two weeks went on display Wednesday at one of the nation's last Blockbuster video stores in an effort to ramp up business. "I tell you, we're going to get a lot ...

Amazing Raise Ohio Valley Gifts Total $366,082

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WHEELING —The Amazing Raise Ohio Valley generated $366,082 in contributions for area groups Tuesday, representing a drop of $60,000 from last year’s level of giving. The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley held the fifth annual all-day event, with 105 Ohio Valley nonprofit ...

Repairs Not Proving To Be a Walk in the Park in Wheeling

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WHEELING — City leaders said they will unveil the cost of reopening the closed East Wheeling dog park before the end of this week, but before applying any new topsoil or sod to the surface, they plan to spray herbicide to kill the grass. “I would hope nothing would would be put down that ...

John Marshall High School Band Director Draws Statewide Acclaim

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John Marshall High School’s longtime band director has drawn statewide acclaim in recent weeks. Tracey Filben was named Bandmaster of the Year 2017 by the West Virginia chapter of Phi Beta Mu. She said industry personnel have been familiar with the fraternity since its inception. She also ...

Many City Employees Will See Pay Increase in Moundsville

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Moundsville’s longtime city employees will see a reward for extra years behind the desk — or the badge — as a cap on employee longevity pay is going to be removed. The city council passed the first reading of an ordinance lifting the cap on longevity pay, which formerly capped off ...

Gloves Off In West Virginia U.S. Senate Debate

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Three Republican Senate candidates took turns going after each other in a nationally televised debate, with Rep. Evan Jenkins accusing state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey of bringing “New Jersey values” to West Virginia, and Morrisey deriding Jenkins’ past as a ...

More Tenants Coming To The Highlands in Ohio County

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The Ohio County Development Authority moved Tuesday night to begin the process of bringing at least three additional retail businesses to The Highlands. County Administrator Greg Stewart asked members for permission to “facilitate the paperwork” with a national retailer to locate within a ...

Attorney: Mueller Considered Subpoena

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team raised the prospect of issuing a grand jury subpoena to compel President Donald Trump to testify as part of the Russia probe, the president’s former attorney said Tuesday. Attorney John Dowd told The Associated Press that ...

Local Races Are Generating Interest Among Marshall County Voters

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MOUNDSVILLE — It has been said “all politics is local,” and it’s the local races in Marshall County municipalities that have residents talking, according to County Clerk Jan Pest. Voters go to the polls Tuesday across West Virginia. Early voting for the primary election continues today ...

WesBanco Sees Q1 Earnings Increase

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WesBanco Inc. earned $33.5 million during the first three months of 2018, which compares to $25.9 million for the same quarter in 2017. The Wheeling-based banking firm posted diluted earnings of 76 cents per share, which is up from 59 cents per share from January-March 2017. “We are pleased ...