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Hancock County Board Of Education Seeking Comment on Online Academy

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Hancock County Schools is seeking public comment on policies for its new virtual online academy set to launch next month. The Hancock County Board of Education approved a motion this week to send the new policy for the online school out for comment. The policy discusses the new online school ...

Fitness Challenge Funds Awarded in Wheeling

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Photo by Scott McCloskey Nick Sparachane Jr. of Wheeling, second from left, is revealed as the winner of the third Community Fitness Challenge during the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours event at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack Wednesday. Sparachane received a ...

Williams Energy Helps Students in Marshall County

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As part of its outreach efforts within Marshall County, Williams Energy representatives teamed up with the Marshall County Family Resource Network and Moundsville Middle School faculty to local students’ families in need. Williams employees held a “Hoodies for the Holidays” clothing ...

Chevron Makes Donations to Marshall County Organizations

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Photo by Alan Olson Representatives from various Marshall County organizations receive donations Wednesday from Chevron spokeswoman Lee Ann Wainwright, right. Accepting the donations, from left, are Moundsville Police Chief Tom Mitchell, whose department received $4,009; Jada Gale of ...

OVMC Names New Trauma Director

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Ohio Valley Medical Center has announced the appointment of Dr. John J. Wolen as its new trauma medical director. Wolen graduated with honors from Harvard University with a degree in biology and then attained his medical degree at Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in ...

Winter Weather Causes Accidents in Wheeling

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Photo by Casey Junkins Wednesday afternoon snowfall contributed to a series of traffic troubles across the Upper Ohio Valley, including this two-vehicle crash along Altenheim Drive in the Woodsdale section of Wheeling. No injuries were reported in this crash. Interstate 470 in Ohio County was ...

Wheeling Police Talk Drug Epidemic During Forum

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WHEELING — Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger said while the number of overdose cases in Wheeling seems to be decreasing, drugs still were a major factor in the city during 2017. Officers have responded to 106 overdoses this year, three of them fatal, Schwertfeger told those attending a forum ...

Moundsville Fire Department Official Let Go Amid Investigation

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MOUNDSVILLE — The city of Moundsville terminated former acting fire chief Ron Walker on Wednesday, almost a week after he was suspended with pay after sexual abuse allegations against him surfaced. Walker, 42, of Cameron was arraigned last week on the charges stemming from early November, ...

Winter Ski Season Welcomes First Snowfall

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WHEELING — Strap on your boots and wax up the skis or snowboard, as area residents will be able to hit the slopes starting Friday at the area’s mountain attractions. Oglebay Park in Wheeling is opening its ski area along W.Va. 88 on Friday, where “every day is a snow day” — an ...

Ample Tax Cuts for Business, Wealthy in New GOP Tax Deal

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WASHINGTON — Generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans would be delivered in a sweeping overhaul of the tax laws, under a new agreement crafted by Republicans in Congress. Middle- and low-income families would receive smaller tax cuts, though President Donald Trump and ...

Party Split On Alabama Senate Race Outcome

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Weary national Republicans breathed a collective sigh of relief on Wednesday, a day after voters knocked out their own party’s scandal-plagued candidate in deep-red Alabama. Yet all is not well in a party confronted with new rounds of infighting and a suddenly shrinking ...

Court Sides With Cities In Traffic Camera Ruling

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court sided with cities again in their dispute with the state over traffic cameras, ruling Wednesday that an earlier decision upholding use of the cameras applies to two more cities. It’s the fourth time the state’s highest court has come down in ...

GOP Blasts Mueller’s Probe, But Still Wants Him to Stay

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans ratcheted up criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian meddling Wednesday, questioning whether there was bias on his team of lawyers but stopping short of calling for his firing or resignation. The criticism directed toward Deputy ...

Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:41 a.m. Tuesday and 7:44 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled five traffic stops, four vehicle accidents and five miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 6:08 a.m., Garland Avenue, improper parking. At 5:58 a.m., Interstate 70, road hazard. At 5:49 a.m., Eagle ...

Santa Set to Visit Stone Church VFD

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Santa will visit children in the Stone Church Volunteer Fire Department area on Dec. 23 starting at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Sand Hill Road and Stone Church Road. He will be escorted by the Stone Church fire trucks and will travel Stone Church Road back to their firehouse, and then ...

Newest Belmont County K-9 Deputy Sworn In

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The Belmont County auditor, the sheriff’s department and Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato met Tuesday to award the first dog registration tag of 2018 to some of the county’s four-legged employees. Auditor Roger Conroy presented K-9 handler Deputy Jason Schwarck and his partner, Copper ...

New Sheriff’s Department Hires Brought on in Marshall County

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For the second week, the Marshall County Commission approved a new hire to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, as well as another employee as a dispatcher at the county’s 911 center. Sheriff Kevin Cecil received permission to hire Moundsville police officer Cody Church as a deputy, as ...

Brooke County Commissioners Enter Into Gas Drilling Lease

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The Brooke County commissioners on Tuesday agreed to lease three small county-owned parcels in McKinleyville for natural gas drilling. Commission President Tim Ennis said the county will receive $2,646 for signing the lease with Southwestern Energy and 18 percent of royalties from natural gas ...

Wheeling Police Investigating Death of Pet Dog

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Police are investigating the death of a pet dog on the 700 block of North Huron Street over the weekend after several stories have been reported by people on the scene. According to officials, a small pet dog was killed early in the day on Friday, which led to a physical altercation involving ...