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Hundreds of Marshall County middle and grade school students participate in an educational solar eclipse event at Grand Vue Park in Moundsville on Monday, including from left, Tate Pelly of Center McMechen Elementary, Xavier Ellis of Hilltop Elementary, Megan Gary and Arionna Frame of Center McMechen, Zach Neilson of Sherrard Middle, and Zack Freeborough of Center McMechen.

Crowds Flock To Grand Vue Park in Moundsville To See Solar Eclipse

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Dozens of visitors joined hundreds of local students Monday afternoon to see the first solar eclipse in the U.S. for nearly 40 years, joined by Wheeling’s SMART Centre to maximize the value of the rare occasion. Marshall County middle school students came to Grand Vue Park’s shelters, ...

Elm Grove Elementary Students Enlightened by Eclipse

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Solar eclipse glasses used Monday shouldn’t be discarded as they’ll be needed again in less than seven years. Students at Elm Grove Elementary learned that fact and many others Monday as they donned the glasses and spent the end of their school day outside viewing the eclipse — a solar ...

Bridgeport High School Students Hurt in ATV Accident

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The first day of school can be a happy moment, but for students in the Bridgeport Exempted Village School District, Monday was somber. Two Bridgeport High School students suffered serious injures early Saturday morning in a single-vehicle accident in Belmont County. According to a dispatcher ...

Ohio Valley Officials Confident In Court Security

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Local court and law enforcement officials reacted to the Monday morning shooting of Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese, which occurred outside the courthouse in Steubenville, by expressing faith in existing security measures but wondering if more can be done ...

Ohio County Officials Address Sewage Issues

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Health and water pollution control officials investigated a weekend sewage spill into Wheeling Creek in the Pleasanton area of Wheeling. A citizen reported seeing sewage floating in the creek in the vicinity of Wheeling Jesuit University on Sunday. “A sewer main just got plugged up. It ...

West Virginia University Gets Funds to Address Opioid Crisis

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West Virginia University has been awarded $525,031 in federal funds to address the opioid crisis in rural regions. U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced Monday the new funding for the “Rural West Virginia Responds to Opioid Injection Epidemics: From ...

President Donald Trump speaks at Fort Myer in Arlington Va., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, during a Presidential Address to the Nation about a strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Trump Vows Victory in Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Reversing his past calls for a speedy exit, President Donald Trump renewed the United States’ commitment Monday to the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, declaring that U.S. troops must “fight to win.” He pointedly declined to disclose how many more troops might be sent ...

Town Hall on Flooding Assistance Set for Today in McMechen

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There will be a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. today at the McMechen Community Center on Marshall Street to discuss the Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance application process for those affected by the July flooding. For information about registering for assistance, go to ...

Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:02 a.m. Sunday and 7:43 a.m. Monday, officers handled 21 traffic stops and two accidents. MONDAY At 7:38 a.m., 18th Street, flagged down. At 6:59 a.m., McColloch Street, unknown trouble. At 6:04 a.m., 15th Street, false alarm. At 2:22 a.m., ...

Officials Investigating Sewage Spill in Wheeling Creek

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WHEELING — Health and water pollution control officials are investigating a weekend sewage spill into Wheeling Creek in the Pleasanton area of Wheeling. A citizen reported seeing sewage floating in the creek in the vicinity of Wheeling Jesuit University on Sunday. Howard Gamble, ...

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Wheeling leaders may adopt a “non-owner occupied property registration program,” part of which could lead to inspections of rental units, such as these on National Road.

Rental Property Rules To Be Discussed by Wheeling City Council

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WHEELING — Councilman Dave Palmer insists his proposed “non-owner occupied property registration program” is not just about inspecting rental units in Wheeling, as he said the aim is to help both landlords and tenants understand their obligations — and to help city officials identify ...

Weir High Schoool Student Earns West Virginia Agriculture Award

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Photo Provided Weir High School student Devin Price, 14, is shown with West Virginia Agriculture Commissioner Kent Leonhardt, left, and Gov. Jim Justice at the West Virginia State Fair, during which Price served as an “Honorary Commissioner of Agriculture” for the day. He was one of six ...