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U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., prepares to address the Ohio Valley Research Consortium at Wheeling Jesuit University this morning.

Ohio Valley Research Consortium Works to Battle Drug Abuse

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WHEELING — Collecting and analyzing drug abuse and addiction data from police, 911 dispatch, hospitals and first-responders is the first goal of the Ohio Valley Research Consortium: a group of eight top administrations of higher education institutions. For the group, the next step toward ...

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From left are Heart2Heart Volunteers Inc. director Sharon Travis; Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital patient Shawn Thomas; Pride Mobility Corp. representative Dave McGraw; patient Linda Cox; and Heart2Heart Assistant Director Marcia Allen.

Mobility Equals New Lease on Life for Wheeling Residents


Shawn Thomas has a new lease on life today. Linda Cox is smiling a little broader today, too. Both Wheeling residents are the recent recipients of new state-of-the-art electric wheelchairs thanks to the efforts Heart2Heart Volunteers Inc., headed by Sharon Travis of Wheeling. Thomas ...

FILE - This Sept. 29, 2016 file photo, shows a section of the Dakota Access Pipeline under construction near the town of St. Anthony in Morton County, N.D. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the oil pipeline, asked a a federal judge on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion pipeline's disputed crossing of a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)

Natural Gas Industry Critiques New Pipeline Safety Rules

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WHEELING — The U.S. features nearly 200,000 miles of pipelines transporting hazardous materials, such as the ATEX Express that blew up two years ago to allow 24,000 barrels of Marcellus and Utica Shale ethane to scorch five acres of Brooke County woodlands amid a snowstorm. The federal ...

President Donald Trump, center, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, right, arrives for a White House senior staff swearing in ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump Pledges to Rise to the Moment

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WASHINGTON (AP) — After a combative start to his presidency, Donald Trump delivered a more unifying message Sunday and sought to reassure Americans he was ready to begin governing a divided nation. Trump began rolling out his plans for diplomatic outreach, speaking with Israeli Prime ...

Anna Lehew, left, and Theresa Gretchen, parents of Bishop Donahue High School students, speak            during a rally Saturday in support of the school, which officials of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston announced Thursday will close at the end of the               academic year.

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Community Rallies Behind Bishop Donahue High School

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McMECHEN — It began with a simple text message conversation Saturday afternoon between a few mothers of Bishop Donahue High School students, expressing the need to do something about Thursday’s announcement that the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston plans to close the school at ...

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John Marshall High School Paws for a Cause advisor Marcie Robbins sorts through donated formal dresses with student members Jourdin Yuncke, left, and Kailey Pettit.

JMHS to Host Prom Dress Event


GLEN DALE — School dances can be a financially difficult ordeal for local families with teenage children. At John Marshall High School, students and staff are working together to make prom and homecoming accessible to students of all economic backgrounds. Paws for a Cause, a John Marshall ...

Ethane Production Is Still Climbing

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DILLES BOTTOM — U.S. ethane production is growing so fast that federal officials can barely keep track of it, as last year’s projection of 1.4 million barrels per day by 2017 is now trumped by new prognostications of 1.7 million daily barrels by 2018. As the new U.S. Energy Information ...

Mayor Meets With Developer

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WHEELING — Jonathan Rose, a real estate developer and president of the Jonathan Rose Companies, met with Mayor Glenn Elliott Friday to discuss several revitalization concepts, as well as ways to engage Wheeling’s population to make it a more socially conscious city. Rose’s presence in ...

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Ohio Valley residents posing for a photo outside the U.S. Capitol Saturday during the Women’s March on Washington, from left, are Dana Applegate of St. Clairsville; Barb Slider of Middlebourne; Pat Jacobson, Cindy Fluharty and Susan Hogan, all of Wheeling; Kathy Baxter of Middlebourne and Caroline Beckwith of Wheeling.

Ohio Valley Women Join March in Washington, D.C.

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WASHINGTON —Dozens of Ohio Valley residents felt so strongly they needed to make their voices heard that they left Wheeling on a bus at 3 a.m. sharp Saturday and journeyed to the nation’s capital to participate in the Women’s March on Washington. In a global exclamation of defiance and ...

Steubenville Mall Goes To Foreclosure Sale

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STEUBENVILLE — A foreclosure sale has been scheduled on Feb. 23 in U.S. District Court in Columbus for the Fort Steuben Mall. U.S. Bank, N.A., is serving as the trustee for the lenders that hold the mortgage on the mall property, and Steven Miller of Columbus has been appointed the special ...

Police Reports


WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday, officers handled 19 traffic stops, two vehicle accident and two miscellaneous calls. SATURDAY At 4:12 a.m., South Penn Street, battery. At 1:59 a.m., Zane and North Wabash streets, cited Angelo Health, 44, of St. ...

Students, players, 
parents and assistant coaches rally at Wheeling Central Catholic High School Friday in support of head football coach Mike Young.

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Young Will Return as Wheeling Central Football Coach

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WHEELING — In what Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston Vincent de Paul Schmidt referred to as a “misunderstanding with school leadership” Friday night, it was announced Mike Young will remain as football coach and athletic director at Wheeling Central ...

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The annual Ohio Valley Media Day blood drive is set from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday at WesBanco Arena in downtown Wheeling.

Media Blood Drive To Double Staff at Arena


The good people of the Ohio Valley are accustomed to rolling up their sleeves and helping neighbors in need. It will be no different on Monday when the 31st-annual Ohio Valley Media Day Blood Drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at WesBanco Arena. Past Media Day blood drives ...

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Sisters Barb Fehr, left,  and Helen Bundorf display historic documents and pictures of Shadyside.

Bank Donates Historic Photos To the Village of Shadyside


SHADYSIDE — Helen Bundorf was so excited when she heard from Marsha Soos and Mayor Robert Newhart that the First National Bank branch in Shadyside was donating two vintage framed photographs of the village that the one person she had to talk to was her sister, Barbara Fehr. Bundorf and Fehr ...

President Donald Trump leaves the President's Room of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2107, after he formally signed his cabinet nominations into law. He is joined at far left by his wife, first lady Melania Trump and daughter Tiffany Trump. At far right is Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, with White House counsel Donald McGahn, second from right. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool)

Donald Trump Signs Health Care Executive Order

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump quickly assumed the mantle of the White House on Friday, making his first executive order one aimed at his predecessor’s signature health care law and swearing-in members of his national security team to his Cabinet. Hours after delivering a stinging ...