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Charges Never Filed in Ohio County Against Pittsburgh Priest

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WHEELING — A grand jury report on clergy abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania includes the names of a priest who later served at a Clarksburg church and a priest who allegedly visited Wheeling bars with a teen boy. The second priest, the Rev. David F. Dzermejko, from the ...

Wheeling Traffic Commission Achieves Quorum, Hears Requests

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All four members of the Wheeling Traffic Commission attended the group’s Thursday meeting after it failed to reach a quorum last week. The meeting was the first for new Traffic Commission member Lloyd Adams. In addition to Adams, Patrick Duffy Allan Duvall and Ron King attended the meeting. ...

Wellsburg Seats Newest Council Member

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Wellsburg City Council welcomed Daniel Dudley as the newest representative of the city’s 1st Ward and approved several ordinances involving housing development and overgrown weeds during its Tuesday meeting. Dudley will fill the seat held by David Holden, who resigned last month because he ...

West Virginia PEIA Task Force Receives Report

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CHARLESTON — After several weeks of disagreements, a report detailing public opinion on the state’s public employee’s health insurance program was received by the committee tasked with fixing the program. The Public Employees Insurance Agency Taskforce met Thursday at the Capitol in ...

Capito: Tax Reform Has Helped West Virginia

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WHEELING — U.S. Sen. Shelley Capito attributes an improving West Virginia economy to Trump tax reforms passed late last year. Capito, R-W.Va., spoke Tuesday on the effects of the tax reforms while visiting Wheeling. Earlier in the day, she had taken part in a ceremony at the new Brooke ...

Wheeling Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:05 a.m. Wednesday and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, officers handled 21 traffic stops, three accidents and one miscellaneous call. THURSDAY At 7:10 a.m., 17th and Jacob streets, welfare check. At 6:11 a.m., North Huron Street, serve warrant. At 4:25 a.m., ...

School Bells Ringing Around the Ohio Valley

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WHEELING — With some Ohio Valley schools back in session today, school and law enforcement officials are reminding parents and students that safety comes first. Wheeling Deputy Police Chief Martin Kimball and Ohio County School Superintendent Kim Miller said it’s essential for people to ...

Barnesville Man Accused of Abusing Dog, Charged With Felony

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A second person in Belmont County is being prosecuted under a relatively new law that raises animal abuse from a misdemeanor to a felony charge. Denver Lee Woodburn, 55, of Barnesville, was arraigned Monday before Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato. He pleaded innocent to ...

Woman Arrested for Vehicle Theft in Wheeling

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Ohio County sheriff’s deputies arrested a woman last week after she allegedly borrowed a car and failed to return it. Wheeling police responded Aug. 8 to a call on Peg Ray Lane where a man said he had loaned his car to a woman, but that he had never heard back from her. She allegedly told ...

Road Slips, Road Names on Minds in Marshall County

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Marshall County leaders met with Department of Transportation officials Wednesday morning to get an update on projects throughout the county. Resident David Evans, a former District 4 Delegate, expressed concern over the treatment of weeds and foliage on the roadside, saying that the spraying ...

Pa. Clergy Sex Abuse Case Has Ties to W.Va.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A landmark grand jury report on clergy abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania detailing how priests often used religious rituals, symbols of the faith and the threat of eternity in hell to sexually abuse children, includes the names of two priests with ...