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Citing Concerns About Trump, Belmont County GOP Chair Steps Down

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A Belmont County tweet in the wake of an international press conference has brought national attention to the former head of the county’s Republican Party. Chris Gagin announced his resignation Monday as Belmont County Republican Chairman over social media. In it, he said ...

Trial Date Set for Former Moundsville Assistant Fire Chief

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MOUNDSVILLE — The former Moundsville assistant fire chief, who also is a Cameron city councilman, had his trial date set during docket day Tuesday in Marshall County Circuit Court. Ron Walker, who briefly served as the interim fire chief for Moundsville after Noel Clarke died in November, ...

Ohio Gov. Dedicates New Jesse Owens State Park

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s governor on Tuesday dedicated a new state park and wildlife area named for Olympic great Jesse Owens. Gov. John Kasich, accompanied by two of Owens’ daughters, said that achievements of “heroes” such as Owens should be preserved to inspire others to ...

Wheeling Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:01 a.m. Monday and 6:44 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled four traffic stops and one vehicle accident. TUESDAY At 6:44 a.m., McColloch Street, burglar alarm. At 1:54 a.m., Main Street, domestic. At 12:43 a.m., Eagle Avenue, medical emergency. At ...

Officials: No Lions, But Bobcats and Bears

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Officials around Belmont County have been receiving reports of sightings of what people believe to be a mountain lion, or a cougar as the animal is commonly called. In one instance, a security officer at a well pad called the Belmont County Sheriff’s Department saying that the animal was ...

VP Mike Pence Scheduled to Visit Wheeling Next Week

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WHEELING -- Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit Wheeling next Thursday, July 26, as part of a private fundraiser for U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Morrisey, Elgine McArdle, Ohio County's GOP chairwoman, confirmed today. The event is set for Wheeling Park's White Palace. Brian ...

Pipeline Still at Risk Near Marshall County Explosion Site

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MOUNDSVILLE -- The federal agency in charge of investigating a Marshall County pipeline explosion in June has said the pipeline is at risk of another catastrophic event if the company that owns the pipeline does not take corrective action. In a Notice of Proposed Safety Order dated July 9, the ...

Prosecutors Will Fight Wetzel County Kidnapper’s Plea Deal

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MOUNDSVILLE — Marshall County prosecutors are taking legal action against a senior status judge who upheld a plea deal — even after prosecutors had orphaned it. Prosecutor Rhonda Wade said Monday that her office is filing a writ of prohibition against retired Judge Arthur Recht because the ...

Ohio County Board of Education Talks About Homebound Policy

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Ohio County officials discussed Monday updating the homebound instruction policy to get students back into the classroom. Superintendent Kim Miller invited Student Services Director Raquel Welch McLeod, who oversees the homebound program, to address the school board during its regular ...

Interstate 68 Meetings Continue in Washington

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MOUNDSVILLE — Trump Administration officials are continuing to listen as West Virginia officials push for an expanded Interstate 68 from Morgantown through Marshall County. Marshall County Commissioner Robert Miller led a contingent to Washington, D.C., last week to meet with Brittany ...

Major Water Project Nears Completion in Weirton

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The finishing touches are being made on a long-term water project in the city. During Thursday’s meeting of the Weirton Area Water Board, Steve Hamit of Thrasher Engineering said contractors have completed all but a few final touches and tests for the project. A leak test remains. “Once ...

President Trump Doubts Meddling Reports

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HELSINKI (AP) — In an extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Monday openly questioned his own intelligence agencies’ firm finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to his benefit, seeming to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ...

Village of Bethlehem Accepts Insurance Proposal

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Village Council approved the low bid on the village’s annual liability insurance and received an update on several recent street and waterline repair projects during its regular meeting Monday evening. Mayor Tim Bishop advised council that the lowest bid for the village’s annual liability ...

Judge Halts Immigrant Expulsion

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered a temporary halt to deportations of immigrant families reunited after being separated at the border, as the Trump administration races to meet a July 26 deadline for putting more than 2,500 children back in their parents’ arms. U.S. ...

Lights Out for Elm Grove as Tree Falls on Utility Pole

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Photo by Scott McCloskey Motorists travel Monday along National Road in the Elm Grove section of Wheeling, where a power outage left customers without electricity for most of the day. AEP said a tree fell on a pole that then broke, which caused the power lines to fall and the blackout to ...

Wheeling Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 11:15 a.m. Sunday and 5:58 a.m. Monday, officers handled 10 traffic stops and two vehicle accidents. MONDAY At 7:31 a.m., Bae Mar Place, burglar alarm. At 6:39 a.m., Kruger Street, serve domestic violence papers. At 6:31 a.m., Eoff Street, breaking ...

Power Outage Reported in Elm Grove Area

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UPDATE -- AEP officials said about 2,700 customers remain without power from Washington Avenue east to Elm Grove. About 1,000 customers have had power restored. Power is expected to be restored for 100 percent of the outage area by 6 p.m. AEP spokesman Joelle Connors said a tree fell on a ...