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Marshall, Ohio County Students Gone Fishin’

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For many students in the Ohio Valley, the weekend began early Friday morning with a sunny day on the docks. Schools in Ohio and Marshall counties helped the Division of Natural Resources restock Bear Rock Lake with 4,200 pounds of trout. Students from John Marshall High School and ...

Two McNinch Primary Teachers Earn Certifications

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A partnership more than 10 years in the making between two Marshall County teachers eventually led to their national recognition. McNinch Primary School first grade teacher Nicole Majewski began her career under the guidance of 25-year educator Shawna Zervos. They became friends and, in ...

Partners in Education Honor Teachers in Ohio County

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Three local educators and one Wheeling Central High School student received awards during the annual Partners in Education Luncheon. Teachers honored Friday during the event at West Virginia Northern Business College were Brandy Lackie, of West Liberty Elementary School; Lisa Schlanz, of Our ...

Two Days of Waterline Breaks Deluge Belmont County Communities

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BRIDGEPORT — Communities in Pease Township felt the effect of back-to-back waterline breaks that worsened slips and mudslides and caused the Bridgeport Exempted Village School District to cancel classes. Pease Township Trustee Michael Bianconi said the breaks drained the Lansing water ...

Dioceses Won’t Name Sex Offenders

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WHEELING — The Roman Catholic dioceses of Wheeling-Charleston and Steubenville don’t plan to issue any lists of alleged sexual offenders as dioceses in neighboring states have done in recent weeks. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania, and the Roman Catholic Diocese of ...

Orthopedic Surgeon Joins Wheeling Hospital

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WHEELING — Dr. Stuart Anderson, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, has joined the staff at Wheeling Hospital and will begin accepting patients in April. His office is located in Tower 4, lower level. Anderson was most recently affiliated with facilities in Pennsylvania: UPMC Horizon in ...

Cameron Teams to Defend Title in History Bowl Finals

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CHARLESTON — Two teams from Cameron High School will compete in the ninth annual West Virginia History Bowl championship Tuesday at the Culture Center in Charleston. Twenty-four teams of eighth-graders from 15 schools in 12 counties will vie for the championship title. Cameron is the ...

Traffic Stop Results In Four Drug Arrests

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West Virginia State Police have arrested four people following the discovery of pills and marijuana during a traffic stop this week. Troopers discovered assorted pills in the vehicle, including clonazepam; alprazolam; buprenorphine; and dextroamphetamine. They also found marijuana, four ...

WVNCC President to Retire June 30

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WHEELING ­ West Virginia Northern Community College president Vicki L. Riley, Ph.D., has announced her retirement from the college, effective June 30. The Board of Governors has appointed J. Michael Koon as interim president starting July 1, pending approval from the West Virginia for ...

Take Your Seats at East Wheeling Field

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Watching youngsters play lacrosse, soccer and football at the J.B. Chambers Memorial Recreation Park in East Wheeling, it seems difficult to believe that eight years ago, the same block featured dilapidated buildings that sometimes served as hideouts for drug dealers. After years of work and ...

Substance Abuse-Related Grief Group Forming in Glen Dale

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An area chapter of Grief Recovery After Substance Passing will hold its first meeting this weekend. The new Upper Ohio Valley chapter of GRASP will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Betty Beebe Habig Room at WVU Medicine-Reynolds Memorial Hospital, 800 Wheeling Ave., Glen Dale. The group is for ...

Judge in Steubenville Will Wait to Decide Richmond’s Status

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STEUBENVILLE — Ma’Lik Richmond will have to wait nearly a month to find out if he will be removed from a sex offender registry. Visiting Judge Thomas Lipps took under advisement a decision that could lift the reporting requirements for Richmond, convicted five years ago as a juvenile in ...

Coal Truck Driver Injured in U.S. 250 Rollover in Colerain

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A coal truck driver was transported to a hospital Thursday afternoon after the truck he was driving rolled on its side and sheared off a utility pole along U.S. 250. Ohio Highway Patrol Sgt. Joe Weaver said the driver suffered a laceration to his head but was coherent and already being treated ...

Bethesda Hires Officers After More Step Down

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BETHESDA — Council has appointed three new police officers in the wake of its chief’s suspension and four officer resignations — including the resignation of an officer who is the son of a council member who also resigned. Council held a special meeting Thursday to welcome a full-time ...

Grand Opening of New Business in Bellaire May Draw Protesters

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A new business in Bellaire that sells “hippie culture” items such as glass pipes, tie-dye shirts emblazoned with marijuana leaves and other items is anticipating a protest to occur today during its first day of business. Tim Alley, owner of Peace Pipes on 3195 Union St., is scheduled to ...

Bellaire Landlord Levels Accusations Against Codes Enforcer

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BELLAIRE — The village’s codes enforcer, who is also its chief of police, has been accused of kicking in doors of rental properties for inspection by a landlord. The accusations were made Thursday during Bellaire Village Council’s regular meeting. Bill Valput, owner of Valput Properties, ...