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Local Flood Victims in West Virginia Urged To Meet Deadline

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A local task force consisting of volunteers and various organizations is working to ensure area residents meet deadlines to receive federal assistance in the wake of July’s destructive flash floods. According to Marshall County Family Resource Network Executive Director Stacie Dei, less than ...

Moundsville Police Search For Missing Woman

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Moundsville police are looking for Mercede D. Cales, 24, who was last seen in late July leaving Moundsville in a light blue pickup truck. Cales’ mother, who reported her absence to police, said she had been known to leave town for weeks at a time and stay in Middlebourne. Police said Cales ...

Jobs Top Eastern Ohio’s Concerns for 2018 Election

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MARTINS FERRY — The next governor of Ohio is going to be the candidate who best addresses the state’s concerns about jobs and the economy, according to Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper. As Democratic candidates for Ohio governor met in Martins Ferry Tuesday for the first debate ...

Marshall County Road, Bridge Updates Would Come if Bond is Passed

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Marshall County residents can expect to see more than $56 million in improvements to roads and bridges in the county if Mountain State voters approve a proposed bond issue next month. During their meeting Tuesday, county commissioners heard from West Virginia Division of Highways District 6 ...

Local Men Nabbed in Tuscarawas County Murder Probe

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By MARK LAW For the News-Register STEUBENVILLE —Three Jefferson County men were arrested on Tuesday in connection with a murder in Tuscarawas County that happened early on Monday. Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said deputies assisted the Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Department ...

Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:16 a.m. Monday and 7:51 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled 10 traffic stops, four vehicle accidents and two miscellaneous calls. TUESDAY At 7:51 a.m., Eagle Court, disorderly adult. At 7:16 a.m., National Road, welfare check. At 3:47 a.m., South ...

Unity, Gratitude Mark Patriot Day Observances

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By JESSICA BROVERMAN and HEATHER ZIEGLER Staff Writers A spirit of unity and remembrance marked an interfaith service at Temple Shalom in Wheeling on Monday as local congregations marked Patriot Day — the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Rabbi Joshua Lief led the ...

American household income finally topped 1999 peak last year

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stark reminder of the damage done by the Great Recession and of the modest recovery that followed, the median American household only last year finally earned more than it did in 1999. Incomes for a typical U.S. household, adjusted for inflation, rose 3.2 percent from ...

Ohio County Students Commemorate 9/11

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Most school students today hadn’t been born yet when the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America took place — and those who were have no memory of the day. Many schools in the Northern Panhandle on Tuesday observed 9/11 with the goal of passing on impressions from that day to the next ...

Arson Suspected in Wellsburg Fire in Brooke County

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WELLSBURG — Area firefighters worked through the night to extinguish a suspected arson fire that burned through the former Genpak factory on Charles Street Monday. Wellsburg police Lt. Lester Skinner said two juveniles have been arrested and face arson charges. He said it appeared they were ...

Ohio County Hazardous Waste Collection Set for Saturday

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By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer WHEELING — Ohio County residents wishing to dispose of chemicals such as old gasoline, paints and antifreeze sitting idle on garage shelves will get the opportunity to do so this weekend. The Ohio County Solid Waste Authority is sponsoring a household ...

Catholic Worker House of Hagar Is Debated in Wheeling

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WHEELING — The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia believes revoking East Wheeling resident Kate Marshall’s permit to operate the House of Hagar would violate Marshall’s religious freedom, an attorney told Wheeling Planning Commission members. During the commission’s ...

Belmont County Intends to Create Building Department in 2018

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Belmont County Commission President Mark Thomas said Monday the county intends to renew its efforts next year to create a building department to conduct construction inspections at commercial sites in the county. Thomas made his remarks at the Belmont County Board of Health’s monthly ...