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Wheeling, Moundsville Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 9:31 a.m. Saturday and 7:36 a.m. Monday, officers handled 22 traffic stops, one vehicle accident and five miscellaneous calls. MONDAY At 7:36 a.m., Oakmont Road, improper parking. At 4:14 a.m., East Cove Avenue, false alarm. At 3:56 a.m., Chapline ...

No Deal on ‘Dreamers,’ President Declares

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PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday declared “NO MORE” to a deal to help “Dreamer” immigrants and threatened to pull out of a free trade agreement with Mexico unless it does more to stop people from crossing into the U.S. He claimed they’re coming to take ...

Elgine McArdle of Wheeling Returns to Chair Ohio County GOP

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Wheeling attorney Elgine McArdle is returning as chairwoman of the Ohio County Republican Party with just six weeks to go before the May 8 primary election. McArdle has been tapped to replace former chairman Matt Chapman, who resigned earlier this month. She joined the Ohio County GOP ...

Wheeling Hospital Recognizes Employees With 25 Years of Service

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Wheeling Hospital and its affiliates, Belmont Community Hospital, Belmont Community Health Center, Howard Long Wellness Center and Bishop Joseph Hodges Continuous Care Center, recently honored 16 employees who have reached a significant milestone in their health care careers — providing the ...

Skilled Immigrants Face Obstacles

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(AP) - It may be a while before President Donald Trump gets another chance at creating a new, “merit-based” immigration system, a keystone of his four-part plan that Congress rejected last month. In the meantime, his administration is busy making it harder, not easier, for skilled migrants ...

Marshall County Commissioners Approve $23.6M Budget

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Raises and continued assistance to Marshall County’s outside agencies are two of the highlights the county commissioners noted as they approved the county’s budget for the coming fiscal year. The county’s general fund budget of $19,571,114 was combined with the coal severance budget of ...

Belmont County Land Bank Expanding

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The work of demolishing dilapidated structures in Belmont County is continuing and expanding in scope. This week, Belmont County Treasurer and land bank Chairwoman Kathy Kelich reported that asbestos removal at the former Flushing school buildings has been completed. ...

Domino’s Patrons in Follansbee Raise Dough for Charity

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The customers and team members of the Follansbee Domino’s location raised a lot of extra dough for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital by including a “side” of caring with their pizza orders last year. Owned by Morgan and Pam Lacefield, the local franchise ranked 12th in the ...

West Liberty University Student Has Passion for Policing

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WHEELING — Dani Hasson has been exposed to law enforcement her entire life thanks to her father, a recently retired Pittsburgh police officer. She has planned to follow in her father’s footsteps for years and she is making strides to continue her dream. “I just grew up watching him ...

Suicide Awareness Walk Set for April 29 in St. Clairsville

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Jerry’s Walk – Illuminating Suicide Awareness, a nonprofit organization dedicated to suicide prevention and awareness, will hold its second annual Suicide Awareness Walk on April 29 at St. Clairsville-Richland Township Memorial Park. There is cost for the event. All proceeds will be used ...

Debt-Ridden FirstEnergy Subsidiary Files for Bankruptcy

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A subsidiary that runs FirstEnergy Corp.’s nuclear and coal-fired power plants has filed for bankruptcy after the utility said earlier that it planned to close its three nuclear plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania. The move announced by FirstEnergy Solutions late Saturday ...

Assignment: Vote Yes or No On Ohio County School Upgrades

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WHEELING — New security systems, infrastructure upgrades and “innovative curricular spaces” at all Ohio County Schools are at the top of Superintendent Kim Miller’s list if voters approve a $42.2 million bond issue on May 8. Wheeling Park High School would see about $24 million in ...

Hundreds Receive Food for Easter

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WHEELING — On Saturday, 408 families left in high spirits after receiving food for an Easter celebration at the annual food basket giveaway at the North Wheeling Community Dream Center. The Bethlehem Apostolic Temple organized the event, while various local companies, individuals and ...

Trump Goes After Amazon

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By HOPE YEN Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is again attacking online retailer Amazon.com, calling its business deal with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver packages a money-losing agreement that hurts U.S. taxpayers. Federal regulators, however, have found the ...

U.S. Says Security Council OK’s New Sanctions on NKorea

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By MATTHEW PENNINGTON and JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press WASHINGTON — The United States said Friday it has secured the support of the U.N. Security Council for a new package of sanctions designations that target smuggling at sea by North Korea. Ambassador Nikki Haley said the North ...

Ohio Valley Roller Girls Want You!

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MARTINS FERRY —By day, they work as accountants, dental hygienists, funeral directors and stay-at-home mothers. By night, these women get ready to rumble and tumble as the Ohio Valley Roller Girls. Taking names such as “Scarlett O’Horror,” “MicPlosion,” “Sl’Otter,” and ...

Marshall County Commissioners OK EMS Purchase

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Marshall County’s commissioners approved a $46,000 purchase of lifesaving equipment for several of the county’s emergency response teams this week, a request submitted by McMechen Fire Chief Jeff Kady. Kady, who had spoken to the commissioners last week seeking the purchase of three ...

Wheeling Couple Admits To Abuse, Neglect

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WHEELING — Two people involved in a child abuse case pleaded guilty to a combined 17 charges in Ohio County Circuit Court on Friday. Apollo Rice, 27, of Wheeling pleaded guilty to 10 child abuse charges filed against him last year and was sentenced to 12-60 years in prison during Friday’s ...