The cab of a tractor-trailer rests beneath the trailer of another semi-truck that it struck from behind on Interstate 70 east at St. Clairsville early Tuesday. The trailer that was attached to the cab can be seen in the background, where it went over an embankment.

Pigs Trapped After Wreck on Interstate 70 in Belmont County


The eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 were closed for several hours near St. Clairsville Tuesday after two tractor-trailers and a Jeep collided, trapping dozens of pigs inside one of the trucks. Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. Joe Weaver said traffic on I-70 east was stopped at about 8:15 a.m. ...

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Marshall County Commissioners Assist With Flood Relief in McMechen


Marshall County commissioners have agreed to assist a community still battling in the aftermath of flash flooding in late July. Commissioner Scott Varner and Commission President Bob Miller approved a $250,000 contribution to the city of McMechen during their meeting Tuesday. Commissioner ...

Moundsville City Council Approves New Zoning Measures


With reassurance from the city’s building inspector that the measure would not discourage future business development, Moundsville City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved updating the city’s 43-year-old zoning ordinance. The updated ordinance, assembled with the help of West Virginia ...

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Posing for a photo after Tuesday’s announcement of the Freedom Tree Initiative between Thomas Auto Centers of St. Clairsville and the Wheeling Nailers, from left, are Nailers Director of Media and Community Relations D.J. Abisalih, Nailers head coach Jeff Christian and Robert Thomas, vice president of Thomas Auto Centers of St. Clairsville, and his wife, Robin Thomas.

Wheeling Nailers and Thomas Auto Centers Team Up for Veterans


The Wheeling Nailers are joining forces with Thomas Auto Centers of St. Clairsville for its Freedom Tree Initiative this holiday season. The public is being asked to donate nonperishable food items, coats, new shoes and gift cards by placing them under Christmas trees either at the car ...

U.S. Rep. David McKinley Addresses Wheeling Rotary

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WHEELING — U.S. Rep. David McKinley believes coal needs to remain a major part of America’s energy mix to avoid leaving West Virginia “vulnerable to natural and man-made disasters,” he told members of the Wheeling Rotary Club on Tuesday. “I like to focus primarily on energy because ...

Man Arrested After Report of Gunshot in South Wheeling


Police arrested a Wheeling man after a report of shots fired in the 4400 block of McColloch Street in South Wheeling late Monday. According to Wheeling Police Department spokesman Philip Stahl, at about 10:52 p.m. Monday, officers responded to a call regarding a gunshot. Wheeling police ...

West Virginia Legislature Passes Tax Credit Increase

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WHEELING — A $1 million investment in the restoration of a historic building in Wheeling now can net a developer a $450,000 tax credit after an act by the West Virginia Legislature on Tuesday. State lawmakers ended a special session of the Legislature late Tuesday after passage of all ...

New $6M Belmont County Senior Center Opens Doors in St. Clairsville


Tuesday marked the long-awaited grand opening of the new Belmont County Senior Center, which welcomed residents from across the county to tour the facilities. Construction of the building took almost two years and cost more than $6 million. It offers an updated headquarters, an efficient ...

Ohio Valley Health Advocates Warn Of Potential Changes

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WHEELING — Health care advocates contend many West Virginians could face higher insurance premiums and reduced coverage unless Congress overrides President Donald Trump’s latest executive orders. Representatives of West Virginians for Affordable Health Care and WV NaviCare conducted a ...

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., left, accompanied by Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., right, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, after he and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., say they have the "basic outlines" of a bipartisan deal to resume payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Short-Term Health Care Deal Could Be Imminent

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic senators joined in announcing a plan Tuesday aimed at stabilizing America’s health insurance markets in the wake of President Donald Trump’s order to terminate “Obamacare” subsidies. Trump himself spoke approvingly of the deal, but some ...

Police Reports


WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 6:55 a.m. Tuesday and 10:19 a.m. Sunday, officers handled eight traffic stops and five vehicle accidents. TUESDAY At 6:55 a.m., Main Street, abandoned vehicle. At 6:49 a.m., Jefferson Avenue, threat. At 6:27 a.m., Zane Street, welfare check. At ...

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Pigs Involved in I-70 Truck Accident in Belmont County

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A tractor-trailer carrying a load of pigs collided with another semi-truck this morning morning on Interstate 70 near St. Clairsville. No people were injured, but it was suspected that some of the pigs were injured or died during the accident. Because of the angle the truck ...

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Marshall County Students Begin Reading Program


Elementary school students in Marshall County began a countywide event dedicated to group reading this week. According to Marshall County Schools literary facilitator Jeannie Blake, Jumpstart’s “Read for the Record” will be observed across the nation on Thursday, although students in ...

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West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, gavels in a special session of the Legislature on Monday in Charleston.

West Virginia Legislature Starts Special Session in Charleston

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WHEELING — Bills to exempt military pensions from state taxation and increase the tax credit for rehabilitation of historic structures were among the first introduced during a special session of the West Virginia Legislature that convened Monday. Lawmakers on Monday also unanimously passed ...

Roger Conroy Named Auditor In Belmont County


Interim Belmont County Auditor Roger Conroy will be taking up the post on on an interim basis, Belmont County Democratic Party officials decided Monday. The party’s central committee met in special session Monday to review and vote on applicants for the position, left open after the ...