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Emergency crews respond to a collision Friday morning between a cement truck and a train on an access road off W.Va. 2 in McMechen.

No Injuries When Cement Truck and Train Collide in McMechen


Drivers along W.Va. 2 in McMechen saw an unusual sight along the train tracks on the west side of the road Friday morning: A cement truck was pushed at a 45 degree angle by a passing train, shoved off the access road. The driver of the truck was uninjured, while a person on the train jumped ...

Young Workers Help Clean Up Bellaire Streets


By SHELLEY HANSON For The Intelligencer Bellaire resident Peggy Cain heard a noise outside her home on Thursday afternoon. When she looked out her door, she saw something that pleased her. It was a group of young men cleaning the curb in front of her home on Noble Street. The youth ...

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Martins Ferry Mayor Robert Krajnyak, center, stands with Assistant Fire Chief Jack Regis, left, and engineer Jeff Vaughn as they examine a sinkhole that opened Friday near the Jaycee Manor Apartments.

30-Foot-Deep Sinkhole Opens in Martins Ferry

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MARTINS FERRY — Heavy rain Friday afternoon was blamed for a large sinkhole that opened up near the Jaycee Manor Apartments in Martins Ferry, startling local residents as the ground gave way. Mayor Robert Krajnyak was on the scene to help evaluate the damage and determine what could be ...

County Clerk From W.Va. Appointed to Election Commission


Wood County Clerk Mark Rhodes has been appointed to the national commission studying federal elections. Rhodes said he was notified Thursday of his appointment by President Donald Trump to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. One of only two county clerks expected on ...

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Contractors working for the Ohio County Development Authority are moving earth at The Highlands in preparation for the Menards home improvement superstore.

Earthwork Begins For The Highlands Menards Store

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TRIADELPHIA —There aren’t any roller coasters in the area of The Highlands where Steve Minard once hoped to run “Wild Escape,” but there are bulldozers and dump trucks moving earth to prepare the site for West Virginia’s first Menards home improvement superstore. As the Ohio County ...

Kids Today: They Don’t Work Summer Jobs Like They Used To

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WASHINGTON (AP) — It was at Oregon’s Timberline Lodge, later known as a setting in the horror movie “The Shining,” where Patrick Doyle earned his first real paycheck. He was a busboy. The job didn’t pay much. But Doyle quickly learned lessons that served him for years as he rose to ...

Elmhurst Receives 2017 Deficiency-Free Rating


Once again, Elmhurst The House of Friendship senior assisted living residence in Wheeling has received a deficiency-free designation for 2017 from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification, according to Jamie Crow, ...

Police Reports


WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:01 a.m. Thursday to 7:57 a.m. Friday, officers handled 21 traffic stops, five vehicle accidents and two miscellaneous calls. FRIDAY At 7:57 a.m., 2200 block of Chapline St., meet complainant. At 7:41 a.m., 2200 block of National Road, burglar ...

New Martinsville Wants $20M For Hydro Plant Damage


The city of New Martinsville has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking a potential $20 million in damages from Liberty Mutual Insurance Company over its denial of a claim from the city’s hydroelectric plant. The suit, filed earlier this month in U.S. District Court in Wheeling, states ...

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Ohio Valley Kids Try to Keep Their Cool in Wheeling


Avah Smith, 3, of Wheeling, is all smiles after donning a plastic fire chief hat during First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union’s “Cool Kids Salute Our First Responders” event Thursday at Sonneborn Shelter at Wheeling Park. Area families had the opportunity to enjoy a free ...

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Jocelyn Carlson, manager of the Grow Ohio Valley greenhouse in East Wheeling, works in one of the gardens.

Wheeling Has $2 Million in Carryover, CDBG Funds to Spend

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WHEELING — Pay raises for current employees and the hiring of additional personnel could be in the plans for roughly $2 million Wheeling City Council has to spend, while officials could also fund street paving projects, upgrade declining playgrounds or support community service groups. City ...

Marshall County Man Returns Home to Find Unwanted Guest in Closet


A Marshall County man had a strange welcome home recently when he returned home after several days away to find a woman he’d never met asleep in his closet. The resident said he arrived at his home to find that his air conditioner and radio were on, before calling for police assistance when ...

President Donald Trump speaks during the "American Leadership in Emerging Technology" event in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump Says He Didn’t Tape Comey

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Thursday he never made and doesn’t have recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI Director James Comey, ending a month-long guessing game that he started with a cryptic tweet and that ensnared his administration in yet ...