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Local Students Win ‘I Am Thankful’ Contest

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Two Northern Panhandle high school seniors, Kailey Filben of John Marshall High School and Miranda Weekley of Tyler Consolidated High School, were among the 20 winners of an essay contest sponsored by West Virginia First Lady Cathy Justice. They were to write on the subject, “What you are ...

Pats on the Back

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n To the Ohio Valley Christian Soldiers, who last week distributed $58,500 in checks to 38 community organizations in our area. Since its inception in 2005, the group has donated about $660,000. “Our members pick up any of our administrative costs, so every dollar we raise, we’re able to ...

Consumers Still Seek Black Friday Thrills

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NEW YORK (AP) — It would have been easy to turn on their computers at home over plates of leftover turkey and take advantage of the Black Friday deals most retailers now offer online. But across the country, thousands of shoppers flocked to stores on Thanksgiving or woke up before dawn the ...

West Virginia Hunters Helping To Fill Food Pantries

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CHARLESTON — While much of the state government was shut down for Thanksgiving, a partnership between government, nonprofits and hunters was gearing up to help stock food banks with freshly processed venison for those less fortunate. Hunter’s Helping the Hungry, sponsored by the West ...

Medical Marijuana Shop Close To Opening in Wintersville

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Cresco Labs Ohio offered a sneak peek this week of CY-Plus, the Wintersville medical marijuana dispensary. The preview was just one day before the business at 180 Main St. had its final inspection with the Ohio Board of Pharmacy. The business managers have said they hope to have doors open ...

Students at Wheeling Park High School Picked for Honor Choir

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Wheeling Park High School will be well represented in the 2019 West Virginia American Choral Directors Association High School Honor Choir. Patriot students Jonah Henthorne, D.J. Daugherty, Robert Irvin, Amilea Harder, Emma Ihlenfeld, Faith Richter, Emily Loh, Anna Allman and Maddie L’Ecuyer ...

Recount Changes Nothing in Hancock County Commission Race

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NEW CUMBERLAND — Nearly a week after a recount was requested on account of the razor-thin results from the Hancock County commissioner’s race, the outcome remained the same. On Wednesday, Democratic incumbent Commissioner Jeff Davis was declared the winner over Republican challenger Tommy ...

Wheeling Hospital Pioneers Use of Medical Device Tracking System

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Wheeling Hospital has become the first U.S. medical facility to use the Matrix IT’s TRACTUS Scanner system to enhance the tracking of surgically implantable devices. Wheeling Hospital was selected to conduct trials of the system. The surgical implantable devices either have tags attached ...

Police searching for bank robbery suspect

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BRIDGEPORT -- Police are looking for a man who robbed the Unified Bank in Bridgeport early this morning. Belmont County Sheriff David Lucas is assisting the Bridgeport Police Department with the case. He said the suspect is a white man who is 5 feet to 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 100-120 ...

Sheriff’s Office Gets New Drug Sniffing Dog

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The Belmont County Sheriff’s Office gained a new member and was introduced with a welcoming ceremony on Monday. The department’s furry new member is Xyrem, a Belgian Malinois, and is a certified drug sniffing dog. XTO Energy and Frio Capital Group teamed up to donate $19,000 to help ...

Details Ironed Out for Bond Issue for Ohio County Schools

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WHEELING — The Ohio County Board of Education continues to take steps toward completing nearly $76 million worth of improvements to buildings across the district. Ernie Dellatorre, president of McKinley & Associates — the contractor for the Ohio County Schools facility improvement ...

WLU Foundation Receives $25,000 Check from AEP for STEM Lab

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West Liberty University Foundation received a gift of $25,000 from American Electric Power Foundation that will strengthen STEM education for its students. “We are extremely grateful for this generous gift and know it will allow our students to experience even more research opportunities ...

Social Media Post Scorches Columbiana County GOP Chairman

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LISBON — The Columbiana County Republican Party chairman has apologized after coming under criticism from Democrats for a Facebook post saying the California wildfires were “God’s punishment to liberal California.” “To err is human. I confess to erring in my recent post regarding ...

Foot Traffic Heading Back Downtown In Steubenville

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At 23, Therese Nelson is far too young to remember Steubenville in its heyday, when the downtown was lined with shoppers and locally owned businesses. That hasn’t stopped her from dreaming big. “I want to stay here, near my parents, and I want all my siblings to stay here, too,” said ...