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Ohio County Sheriff Tom Howard Vows To Make I-70 Safer

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WHEELING — With an increase in the number of crashes in the Two-Mile Hill section of Interstate 70 in recent years, Ohio County Sheriff Tom Howard said his department and other local officials are looking for ways to make that section of highway as safe as possible. Howard said he continues ...

Students Explore Science at Wheeling Jesuit

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WHEELING — Elementary students simulated assembling a lunar rover and programmed it on a mission to explore and gather samples on the surface of the moon Saturday. The students were participants in a Remake Learning Community outreach program at the Challenger Learning Center at Wheeling ...

Hungarian Community Celebrates Heritage

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MARTINS FERRY — Hungarian music and smells of food filled Walnut Street Saturday as dozens of locals of Hungarian ancestry, and many more guests, gathered for the City of Martins Ferry’s inaugural Hungarian Festival. The First Presbyterian Church was a center of of activity and hosted ...

Ohio County Schools Bids Under Budget

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WHEELING — The Ohio County Board of Education on Friday approved the second grouping of bond construction bids, which came in more than $550,000 under budget. The bid to do work at Bridge Street Middle School was awarded to the lowest bidder, Lombardi Construction of Follansbee, who ...

Joseph Kolb Resigns as Bridge Street Middle School Principal

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WHEELING — The attorney for teachers suing former Bridge Street Middle School Principal Joseph Kolb for sexual harassment said they don’t know yet how they will proceed following Kolb’s resignation from the job Friday. At a special meeting of the Ohio County Board of Education Friday, ...

Deceased Ohio State Doctor Abused 177, Officials Were Aware

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — A now-dead Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students from the 1970s through the 1990s, and numerous university officials got wind of what was going on over the years but did little or nothing to stop him, according to a report released by the school ...

Crew Clearing Captina Creek Log Jams For Flood Prevention

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A grant-funded crew of men and women has been clearing old trees and debris from Captina Creek since last summer as a flood-prevention measure. They use a Gator utility vehicle, chain saws and muscle to complete the work. Belmont County Commissioners Josh Meyer and J.P. Dutton learned about ...

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra Announces 90th Anniversary Season

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Under new leadership, the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming 90th anniversary season will feature seven subscription concerts and another edition of Symphony on Ice. The WSO board of directors soon will announce the symphony’s new music director and conductor, who will then select ...

Ohio County Schools Holds “TIP” Graduation

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The Ohio County Schools Teacher Induction Program, or TIP, seeks to provide beginning educators with the classroom skills they need today and give them a head start on the cutting-edge instruction they’ll implement in the future. Ohio County Schools held its TIP graduation Tuesday at ...

GRAND VIEW ROAD IN MOUNDSVILLE TO BE CLOSED

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Photo by Scott McCloskey Grand View Road in Moundsville will be closed for the next two weeks as crews with the West Virginia Division of Highways began making repairs Wednesday to a slip near the bottom of the hill. An alternate route to Grand Vue Park is U.S. 250, as signs are posted along ...

Construction Begins On New $1.3B Power Plant in Wellsville

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WELLSVILLE — While trucks and heavy equipment moved dirt and building supplies around the construction site that surrounded them, South Field Energy LLC held an official groundbreaking Wednesday for the $1.3 billion power plant project north of Wellsville. Collin Brown, manager and ...

HICKS, SCHLENKER NAMED VETERANS OF THE YEAR

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Photo by Alan Olson Tom Hicks, left, and Russ Schlenker are honored as Veterans of the Year at the Helping Heroes “Night to Remember” fundraiser, which was held Friday night at River City Restaurants & Banquets in downtown Wheeling. By 6 p.m. Friday, Helping Heroes co-founder and ...

Large Swarm of Bees Removed From McArdle Law Office in Wheeling

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Around lunchtime Thursday, workers at McArdle Law Offices in Wheeling looked out their window and were greeted with an unusual sight — about 15,000 honeybees swarming just outside their window. “It was surreal, lawyer Elgine McArdle said. “Right before I left, about 11:30, 11:45, I heard ...