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WV Lottery Director resigns day before sports betting goes live

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CHARLESTON -- In a surprise move, the director of the West Virginia Lottery has resigned the day before the first sports betting operation goes live in the state. Alan Larrick, director of the West Virginia Lottery Commission, resigned today, according to a release from the Governor's ...

I-70 Bridge and Road Work Bids Too High; Must Be Rebid

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CHARLESTON, WV- Gov. Jim Justice announced today that the West Virginia Department of Transportation has rejected bids received for the I-70 bridges and paving project in Wheeling and has begun a review and evaluation to change the scope of the project so that it may be re-bid. "The bids we ...

Riesbeck’s Will Close Wintersville Location

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Riesbeck’s Food Markets Inc. put to rest Wednesday rumors that have been circulating for several weeks when it announced plans to close its Wintersville store. Peter Riesbeck, director of human resources for the St. Clairsville-based chain, said the store will close its doors for good ...

Plea Hearing Delayed in Ohio County Strangulation Case

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A plea hearing set for Thursday was continued until September for a Wheeling man accused of strangling a small child. David Smith, 41, of Wheeling, was scheduled for a plea hearing Thursday morning before Circuit Judge David Sims. However, his attorney, Keith Hart, said the terms of the plea ...

FirstEnergy Sammis Plant in Stratton Will Go Dark by 2022

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COLUMBUS — Ohio Valley officials on Thursday asked for state and federal officials to come together to avert “a regional economic crisis” that could be brought on by FirstEnergy Solutions’ decision to close its last coal-fired power plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania. The company said ...

Martins Ferry Couple Remains Missing

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Belmont County Sheriff’s Office investigators still are trying to find a man and woman who went missing in June. Brian Goff, 64, and Joni Davis, 55, of Martins Ferry, have been missing since June 10. That was the date they were seen leaving a Pizza Hut at the Wetzel Springs Plaza on National ...

Acoff Murder Retrial Set for February in Wheeling

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WHEELING — Attorneys, experts and Circuit Judge David Sims debated for nearly 10 minutes, in court and behind closed doors, attempting to schedule a retrial for Dallas Acoff. Acoff’s attorney, Robert McCoid, said the defense had an expert witness who would be unavailable for Acoff’s ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:08 a.m. Wednesday and 7:54 a.m. Thursday, officers handled five traffic stops, three accidents and five miscellaneous calls. THURSDAY At 8:18 a.m., Chapline Street, theft. At 8:30 a.m., 15th Street, shots fired. At 5:57 a.m., Warwood Avenue, ...

Poll: Many Americans Indifferent to Kavanaugh

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Does Brett Kavanaugh belong on the Supreme Court? It’s a question that may be consuming Washington, but one that elicits a shrug from many Americans. And there’s also no nationwide consensus on whether the Senate should vote on his nomination before Election ...

WVNCC Expands HVAC Program Offerings in Wheeling

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Thanks to a grant from the West Virginia Northern Community College Foundation, one of the college’s programs is able to expand its offerings. WVNCC’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning program will now be increasing the focus to more commercial training, in addition to the ...

Roger Hanshaw Elected West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker

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CHARLESTON — It’s been almost 100 years since a Republican succeeded another Republican as speaker of the House of Delegates, but that happened Wednesday as the House of Delegates elevated Delegate Roger Hanshaw to the podium. Hanshaw, a two-term Republican from Clay County, beat House ...

Wheeling Hospital Plans Seminar on Workplace Violence

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A seminar on workplace violence will be held Sept. 14 at Wheeling Hospital for public and private sector employees responsible for a safe work environment. “Be Prepared for the Unthinkable” is being presented by the hospital’s Emergency-Trauma Center and the McKeen Group. Continuing ...