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Justice’s Attorneys File Motions in Governor’s Residency Case

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CHARLESTON — A Kanawha County judge has called on attorneys for Gov. Jim Justice to explain their motions in case regarding where the governor should reside in a hearing scheduled Wednesday. Judge Charles King ordered Justice’s attorneys, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of ...

New EQT CEO Meets With Landowners, Pledges Improvements

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MORRISTOWN — EQT Energy is under new management, and new CEO Toby Rice talked a big game about the future of the company last week, seeking to restore the faith of the shareholders. Rice addressed close to 200 landowners from across Belmont County and the region during a town hall meeting ...

Ohio County Students, Parents Advised On Proper Chromebook Care

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WHEELING — The Chromebooks used by students in Ohio County Schools have the capability to unlock a world of learning and creativity for students if used properly, according to Patrick Riddle, technology coordinator for Ohio County Schools. “Our basic message to parents is we have these ...

Monroe County Fair Underway

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Excitement filled the air for the first day of the Monroe County Fair, as 4-H members had the opportunity to show the animals they have raised alongside other seasonal events. Shayann Baker, 13, of Barnesville, with the Outlaw Classics 4-H Club, is showing 11 goats and some cows at the ...

Martins Ferry Man Charged in Chaotic Domestic Dispute

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A woman was rescued from a dangerous situation with the help of friends and police officers, and one man faces a litany of charges for allegedly attacking her. According to police records, Cameron Edward Armstrong, 24, of Martins Ferry, was sentenced for first offense domestic battery on Aug. ...

Contractor Must Pay Back Wages for Pa. Mine Work

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A Maryland-based contractor for Consol owes a $2.4 million judgment to underground mine workers, including to a Wheeling man who brought the class-action lawsuit over unpaid wages, a Washington County judge ruled. Common Pleas Judge Michael J. Lucas’ ordered a judgment in that amount ...

Man Shot on Wheeling Island Dies

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WHEELING – Police have identified the man killed after a shooting on Wheeling Island Monday, and police are still searching for the shooter. Joseph Edward Harrison, 25 of Cleveland, Ohio, was found unresponsive about 4:15 p.m. lying on the sidewalk next to Delaware Street between South Huron ...

Section of 18th Street in Wheeling Closes for Future Development

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WHEELING — A section of 18th Street in Downtown Wheeling is no longer open to vehicular traffic due to plans to improve the area by the city and West Virginia Northern Community College. One block of the street between Chapline and Market Streets closed Friday after City Council voted in May ...

Tour of St. Clairsville’s Water Plant Shows Aging System

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The fate of water service in St. Clairsville is up for debate with the city considering whether to privatize its water and wastewater system. A bid from the state-regulated private entity Aqua Ohio has been received and a contract draft is expected to be presented to City ...

Bethany Native Trains to be a U.S. Navy Future Warfighter

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GREAT LAKES, Ill. — Sailors are some of the most highly-trained people on the planet, according to Navy officials, and this training requires highly-dedicated instructors. At Naval Education and Training command, instructors at advanced technical schools teach sailors to be highly skilled, ...

Oglebay Good Zoo Car and Truck Show to Benefit Charities

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Whether it’s a shiny Mustang Shelby muscle car, a vintage Studebaker or a jacked up pickup truck, visitors can expect to see a large variety of vehicles at the 27th annual Oglebay Good Zoo Benefit Car, Truck, Tractor, Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet this ...

State Officials: Industrial Hemp Application Period Set to Open

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The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) announced the application period for the state’s industrial hemp program will open Sept. 1, 2019. Those interested in growing industrial hemp for the 2020 growing season must submit an application and all required materials by Sept. 30, 2019 ...

Wheeling Hospital Receives ECRI Award

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Wheeling Hospital has received the 2019 Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award from the ECRI Institute. The award recognizes the hospital’s excellence in overall spend management and its adoption of best practice solutions in the supply chain process.

Afflicting the Conflicted

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I’ve had a lot of time on my hands this week to think about several things (I’ll explain why in a moment). One of those things is the subject of conflicts of interest and our West Virginia Legislature. I know, I’m a nerd. This is an issue that pops up from time to time, usually pushed ...

Pennsylvania Artist and Writer Recalls Time at Woodstock

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Woodstock summons up a gazillion images, mostly muddy, capturing a monumental moment in time that still echoes with the great music of the 1960s. Movies have been made, books have been written. But something is missing from those stories, and I should know because that missing piece is the ...

Wheeling City Council To Vote on User Fee Tuesday

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WHEELING — After several months of discussion on the subject, Wheeling City Council is set to hold a vote on enacting a user fee this week. Council will vote on an ordinance to enact the $2 fee, dubbed a city service fee, at its meeting Tuesday, according to the meeting agenda. The fee ...

McKinley Backs ‘Red Flag’ Gun Regulations

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WHEELING — U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley said he favors “red flag” laws as a means of taking guns out of the hands of potentially violent people, so long as they have legal recourse. Red flag laws permit law enforcement, or even family members, to petition a court to keep firearms out ...

Artisan Festival Held at Cockayne House in Glen Dale

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GLEN DALE — The sprawling nearly two-acre property of the historic Cockayne Farmstead provided the perfect summertime setting Saturday for the third annual Artisan Festival in Marshall County. Doug Patterson, with the Marshall County Historical Society and site manger for the Cockayne ...