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Mayor Glenn Elliott Suggests Holistic Approach to Wheeling 250th

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Mayor Glenn Elliott on Wednesday charged the Wheeling 250 Committee to outdo the bicentennial celebration of 1969, by taking a holistic, honest look at the city’s history while looking ahead to its future. The citizens’ committee, chaired by Jay Frey, held its first meeting at the Ohio ...

Trump: ‘We Can’t Wait and Play Games’ on Guns

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Putting fellow Republicans in the hot seat, President Donald Trump called for speedy and substantial changes to the nation’s gun laws on Wednesday, criticizing lawmakers in a White House meeting for being too fearful of the National Rifle Association to take action. In a ...

Belmont College Partners With University of Akron

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To meet the demand for skilled employees in the energy industry, Belmont College and the University of Akron are partnering to offer students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s degrees in surveying and mapping from the St. Clairsville campus. Paul Gasparro, president of the college, pointed ...

West Virginia House of Delegates Expands Medical Marijuana Bill

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WHEELING — West Virginia lawmakers believe the demand for medical marijuana in the state may exceed the number of permits allowed by the legislation they passed last year, so they are making adjustments. On Wednesday, the House of Delegates voted 76-23 to make changes to the bill, greatly ...

Trial Dates Set in Multiple Ohio County Felony Cases

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Ohio County Prosecutor Scott Smith announced trial dates for several defendants charged with crimes including malicious assault, child abuse and murder. Ohio County Circuit Court Judge James Mazzone set April 23 as the trial date for DeAndre Davis, who is charged with one count each of murder, ...

Gov. Jim Justice Dispels Resignation Rumors

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PARKERSBURG — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said Wednesday he has no plans to resign. “When is this silliness going to stop? I didn’t sign up for this to just stop when it gets a little bit tough,” Justice said. “I’m in this for the long haul. “The rumors about me resigning are ...

Supreme Court Weighs Law On Political Polling Place Attire

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WASHINGTON (AP) — They were all dressed in basic black robes, but the Supreme Court’s nine justices had a serious discussion about fashion Wednesday as they heard arguments over a Minnesota law that bars voters from wearing political clothing to the polls. Almost every one of the justices ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

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WHEEILNG POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:32 a.m. Tuesday and 7:19 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled six traffic stops, two vehicle accidents and two miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 7:19 a.m., Main Street, meet complainant. At 6:35 a.m., National Road, motorist assist. At 6:05 a.m., Garland ...

House Approves 5 Percent Pay Raise

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WHEELING -- The House of Delegates passed a 5 percent pay increase for all West Virginia public school teachers, school service personnel and State Police. This would go into effect July 1. The measure passed with a vote of 98-1, with Delegate Saira Blair, R-Berkeley, being the only one to ...

Protests Persisting Outside W.Va. Capitol in Charleston

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CHARLESTON — Teachers and service personnel throughout West Virginia will return to work Thursday, but protests continued today despite the governor’s promise of higher pay and a task force to review the public employees insurance program. On Tuesday, Gov. Jim Justice announced he’d ...

Gov. Jim Justice: Resignation Rumors “Unfounded and Untrue”

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CHARLESTON -- Gov. Jim Justice this morning, responding to rumors that he had resigned from office, said "This rumor that I have resigned is completely unfounded and untrue" on his official Twitter account. He also addressed it briefly during a segment on a statewide talk radio show. The rumor ...

Repeat DUI Offender from Bellaire Loses License for Life

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A Bellaire man charged with six DUI complaints in his lifetime will never be allowed to drive legally again. Charles Richard Seymour, 46, of 3043 Belmont St., got the maximum sentence of 36 months for driving under the influence, a felony of the third degree occurring Nov. 29. On Monday, ...

Marshall County Administrators Hope Deal to End Strike Holds

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MOUNDSVILLE — Having received word that the teachers’ unions and Gov. Jim Justice had reached a tentative agreement, Marshall County Schools Superintendent Jeffrey Crook was pleased to inform the large crowd gathered for Tuesday’s board of education meeting of the development. Crook ...