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Mystery Vacation in W.Va. Becomes Fall Trip of a Lifetime

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DAVIS, W.Va. — Thirty-three passengers boarded a bus on a recent Saturday morning at Washington, D.C.’s Union Station for a weekend trip. But this was no ordinary excursion: None of them knew where they were going, and most didn’t know their fellow travelers. It may sound like the ...

Two Killed on I-470 in West Virginia

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WHEELING — Bethlehem residents David Rapp and Jeff Weese had a hilltop vantage point to observe the immediate aftermath of a fatal accident that occurred Saturday afternoon on Interstate 470. At the time, however, they did not know if anyone was hurt let alone died in the crash. “I ...

New Ice System ‘Saved The Season’ for Wheeling Nailers

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WHEELING — John Burley immediately got to work late last month after speaking with WesBanco Arena officials about their broken ice-making system that could have jeopardized the Wheeling Nailers’ hockey season. Now, several weeks later, the arena is outfitted with a modular ice system ...

Grow Ohio Valley Opens Market On Main Street in Wheeling

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WHEELING — Local farmers had their harvest bounty on display and up for sale during Saturday’s grand opening of Grow Ohio Valley’s public market at 1401 Main St., in the middle of downtown Wheeling. Grow Ohio Valley is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting agriculture and ...

West Virginia Rotary Clubs Feeding the Hungry

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MOUNDSVILLE — Three local rotary clubs pooled their time and resources Saturday to pack more than 20,000 meals for the hungry living outside the country. Close to 80 volunteers from the Moundsville, Wheeling and New Martinsville Rotary Clubs packed rice and other food into boxes at the ...

St. Michael Parish School Holds Annual Pumpkin Drop

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WHEELING — It was all about the double-boxing and duct tape technique that won it for the winning team during the ninth Annual St. Michael Parish School Pumpkin Drop Friday afternoon. One by one, Interim Principal Kim Burge dropped nearly two-dozen pumpkins from the roof of the school ...

Ultimate Homecoming At Our Lady of Peace School

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Our Lady of Peace School is celebrating homecoming season like never before. There weren’t any fancy dresses, bow ties or football, but there was an abundance of love, smiles, bear hugs and tears of joy. Not one, but two families were reunited with their U.S. Army Reservists. “We are ...

Moundsville Teacher Honored At White House

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MOUNDSVILLE —Moundsville Middle School sixth-grade science teacher Jaime Pettit was one of four educators in West Virginia to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the highest honor a science instructor can receive for outstanding teaching in the ...

Oglebay, The Health Plan Team For ‘Boo’

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Children of all ages can still enjoy several more nights of family fun at Boo at the Zoo, the Oglebay Good Zoo’s annual fall fundraiser, presented by The Health Plan. “Oglebay’s Boo at the Zoo is the beginning of a longer-term relationship with The Health Plan,” said Eriks Janelsins, ...

St. Clairsville Candidates Field Questions During Forum

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By ROBERT A. DEFRANK For The Intelligencer Candidates for contested seats in the city and answered questions from the public and shared their visions of the future Thursday at a Meet the Candidates Night at Ohio University Eastern. While prior city council meetings have been marked by ...

Wheeling Moving Forward on Transfer of Market Street Buildings

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WHEELING — The city is moving forward with plans to transfer a row of mostly-vacant buildings that it owns on Market Street to two developers interested in rehabilitation. Wheeling City Council’s Development Committee on Tuesday directed city staff to draft a memorandum of understanding ...

Murray Energy Extends Lender Payments

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Murray Energy Corp. announced Wednesday that the company will have until near the end of the month to make payments to lenders. In early October the coal company announced a forbearance agreement giving them until Oct. 14 to make payments to lenders holding in excess of 50 ...

Reynolds Memorial Hospital Recognized as ‘Most Wired’

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GLEN DALE – Nine WVU Medicine hospitals, including Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale, have earned 2019 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired recognition. Reynolds and the other facilities were recognized as certified level 9, the second highest achievable recognition, on the domestic and ...

W.Va.’s Billionaire governor’s family farms get subsidy

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LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A farming business owned by the family of West Virginia's billionaire governor has received $125,000 in soybean and corn subsidies, the maximum allowed from a federal program meant to help American farmers through the U.S. trade war with China. There is no evidence ...