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West Virginia House Democrats Respond to Secretary’s Terminations

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PARKERSBURG — Democrats in the West Virginia House of Delegates and the secretary of state’s office responded Tuesday to each other over the settlements of nearly $1 million for four former employees who were terminated when the secretary took office. Democrats called the firings by ...

Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:02 a.m. Monday to 7:09 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled seven traffic stops, six accidents and one miscellaneous call. TUESDAY At 7:09 a.m., Main Street, entering without breaking. At 6:48 a.m., Eoff Street, domestic violence. At 6:05 a.m., North 17th ...

West Virginia man accused of huffing paint, beating mother

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ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man who police say beat his mother with a spatula after huffing paint is facing a malicious wounding charge. Thirty-year-old Glenn Allen Casdorph of St. Albans was arrested Friday. The complaint says police responded to a complaint Thursday of a ...

Shred Event Set at St. Michael

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Photo Provided The Better Business Bureau and St. Michael Parish Stewardship Council will host an identity theft and fraud event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the parish’s Angelus Center, 1225 National Road, Wheeling. Consumers and businesses may bring any papers with personal or ...

Bridge Climber Arrested in Wheeling

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WHEELING — Shortly after 8 a.m. today, the Wheeling Police Department responded to the Suspension Bridge for a report of a man climbing the large cable on the downtown side of the bridge. Police briefly closed the bridge and the man, who claimed to be a bridge inspector, climbed ...

SouthWestern Explains Plans For Laydown Yard in Bethlehem

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Two Southwestern Energy officials explained plans for a water truck laydown area on several acres of private property located along East Bethlehem Boulevard during Bethlehem Village Council’s Monday night meeting. Speaking on behalf of Southwestern Energy, Amy Dobkin, community ...

Weirton Doctor Sentenced For Drugs

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Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp Jr. on Monday sent a strong message when he sentenced a local doctor to prison time for abusing his medical oath and illegal drug distribution. Stamp sentenced Dr. Tod Hagins, 52, of Wintersville, to 57 months incarceration for writing ...

Accused Murderer Among Grand Jury Indictments

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An Ohio County grand jury returned indictments against 20 people, chief among them Branden Ensminger, accused of murdering his girlfriend on Wheeling Island. Ensminger, 27, of Wellsburg, faces charges of murder, robbery, gross child neglect and fraud after his arrest earlier this year in ...

New Ferry Service Director Tackling New Duties, Projects

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While learning the ins and outs of a new city, Martins Ferry’s recently hired service director Scott Porter got members of city council up to speed on a variety of issues during a recent meeting. “I’ve been going around and have been meeting with some of the residents and business ...

Steelworkers Are Poised to Strike

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By PAUL GIANNAMORE For The Intelligencer The United Steelworkers have given authorization to strike ArcelorMittal USA if negotiations fail to reach an agreement. With nearly 400 total attending any one of three meetings held Monday at USW Local 2911 hall on West Street, unanimous ...

Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 7:35 a.m. Monday and 8:29 a.m. Saturday, Wheeling police conducted 17 traffic stops, responded to six miscellaneous calls, and seven accidents. Monday: At 7:04 a.m., Eoff Street, entering without breaking. At 6:54 a.m., Market Street, meet ...

Trump Declassifies FBI Russia Probe Documents

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI’s Russia investigation, including a portion of a secret surveillance warrant application and former FBI Director James Comey’s text messages. Trump made the ...

W.Va. Lawmakers Briefed on Sports Betting Issues

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CHARLESTON — Sports betting is alive at two West Virginia casinos with more to follow, but lawmakers are concerned about recent staff turnover at the West Virginia Lottery Commission and attempts to circumvent the will of the Legislature. The Joint Standing Committee on Finance met Monday ...

Ethics Complaint Filed Against Justice, Morrisey

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Van Jenkins of East Bank, West Virginia, has filed a complaint with the West Virginia Ethics Commission to investigate Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Governor Jim Justice for allegedly using their office resources for political activity. Read the ethics complaint here. Among the ...

Energy Leaders Provide Severance Tax Information

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CHARLESTON — A coal mining lobbyist group is asking for a lower severance tax rate for coal, while two organizations representing natural gas interests are asking to keep their severance tax rates the same. The Legislature’s joint standing committees on energy and finance heard from ...

Warner Critical of Suit Settlements

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia secretary of state is outraged and frustrated over the out-of-court settlements of four wrongful termination suits filed against him in 2017. Twelve of the 16 employees terminated in January 2017 sued Mac Warner last year, and four recently settled with the ...

Troop 29 Annual Car Show Scheduled At Elm Grove Church This Saturday

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Boy Scout Troop 29 will hold its third annual car show at Elm Grove United Methodist Church, 125 Kruger St. in Elm Grove from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Dash plaques will be presented to the first 50 cars. Trophies will be presented for the best cars. Scouts will select the winners at 2 ...