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Hangover BBQ in Wheeling Adds Southern Touch to Menu

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The recently opened Hangover BBQ eatery in Wheeling offers a menu with a southern touch and quality barbecued meats, according to Owners Bill and Stephanie Litman. “Where tradition survives the past,” is the motto of the quaint carryout at 39 GC&P Road just off W.Va. 88 in the ...

Martins Ferry Discusses Building Safety

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MARTINS FERRY— One of Martins Ferry’s councilmen said the city needs to look at improving security at its municipal building after a city resident tried to attack an employee through the service window there last week. Jack Regis Sr. said Gerald Johnson came in the building Oct. 12 and ...

Reynolds Hospital To Deliver Babies

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For the first time in years, babies could be born in a hospital in Marshall County starting next week. WVU Medicine Reynolds Memorial Hospital has announced that it will re-open its labor and delivery unit with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The hospital had said previously ...

Jefferson County Judge Sets $500K Bond for Brylee West

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STEUBENVILLE — The man accused of shooting a mother and her 2-year-old daughter last month appeared Wednesday for arraignment in Jefferson County Common Pleas Court. Brylee West, 18, of Steubenville, faces charges of attempted murder for that shooting. Judge Michelle Miller set West’s ...

Wheeling Native Amy Shuler Goodwin Vies for Charleston Mayor

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CHARLESTON — A debate between Charleston mayoral candidates JB Akers and Amy Shuler Goodwin grew heated Tuesday evening when the conversation turned to a candidate’s alleged support of medically supervised sites for drug users. Akers, a Republican, has criticized comments Democrat Goodwin ...

Democrats’ Not-So-Secret Plan to Fight Midterm Malaise

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WASHINGTON (AP) — They’re asking pastors to text their congregants about the importance of voting. They’re connecting with thousands of Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria. And they’re relying on groups like the NAACP, which has tripled its spending from 2016 to energize black ...

Canadians Get High as Pot Goes Legal

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MONTREAL (AP) — Jubilant customers stood in long lines for hours then lit up and celebrated on sidewalks Wednesday as Canada became the world’s largest legal marijuana marketplace. In Toronto, people smoked joints as soon as they rolled out of bed in a big “wake and bake” celebration. ...

Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:17 a.m. Tuesday to 7:19 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled 14 traffic stops, two accidents and one miscellaneous call. WEDNESDAY At 7:19 a.m., Eagle Court, transport. At 5:43 a.m., Warwood Avenue, civil complaint. At 4:01 a.m., Water Street, suspicious ...

Toronto Asks Residents To Renew Rec Levy

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City officials are asking Toronto voters once again to renew the 0.5-mill, five-year levy to help supplement the recreation budget in the city. “This is nothing new,” Steven Rebich, councilman and director of the council recreation committee, said. “It’s been here for years and years. ...

Security Deposits Proposed For Heritage Port Use

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WHEELING — A temporary committee looking at ways to optimize Wheeling’s Heritage Port is proposing organizers using the park pay a $500 a day security fee to help with its maintenance and upkeep. Members of the Waterfront Enhancement Ad Hoc Committee, formed by Mayor Glenn Elliott in ...

McNinch Primary Hosts Agriculture Trailer

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The West Virginia Farm Bureau’s Mobile Agricultural Education Science Lab is making its stop at McNinch Primary School this week. Each elementary school in Marshall County has been visited by the West Virginia Farm Bureau’s Mobile Agriculture Education Science Lab during the past six ...

WATCHMAN Device Reduces Stroke Risk

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Wheeling Hospital has become the region’s first facility to offer a new stroke risk reduction therapy for patients with atrial fibrillation. Speaking at a press conference Tuesday, officials said the procedure — implantation of a WATCHMAN device — helps patients who cannot tolerate ...

Steubenville Councilman Escorted Out of Meeting

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STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville police escorted a city councilman out of chambers Tuesday night after the mayor ordered the councilman removed from a regular council meeting. Sixth Ward Councilman Bob Villamagna was kicked out of the meeting after a heated exchange with City Manager James ...

Davis Files Motion To Stop Trials

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CHARLESTON — Even while impeachment trials are on hiatus after a decision by an all-appointed panel of justices, the federal case brought by Robin Davis — the former justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals — is moving forward. Attorneys for Davis filed a reply in federal ...

Former Judge Returns to Law Practice

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Retired Judge Mark Costine is practicing law on the other side of the bench once again. Costine has returned to the Costine Law Firm, which has grandfather founded and through which his father, John, and brother, Eric, had continued to practice. Mark Costine had served ...

Candidates Turn in Campaign Finance Reports

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s races for the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives are gaining national attention and raking in thousands of dollars in campaign donations. Federal candidates had until Monday to file their October quarterly statements with the Federal Election ...

Court Candidates Will Be in Wheeling

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Plans, format and times have been finalized for a forum West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals candidates. Eighteen of the 20 candidates seeking to be on the court have indicated they will attend the event, now set to begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at West Virginia Northern Community College. Doors ...

Council Petitions State To Solidify Home Rule

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Since Moundsville was brought in to the Home Rule pilot program in 2015, its city leaders say they’ve enjoyed considerable benefits from the expanded freedom in governing their own finances. With the termination date of the program looming on July 1, 2019, the city passed a resolution ...

Local Women Hope To Be Ms. Mountaineer

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Three women from the Northern Panhandle are among 10 West Virginia University students vying for one of Mountaineer Week’s oldest traditions — the title of Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer. The group represents a wide range of disciplines, but shares impressive academic achievements and ...