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Wheeling City Council Denies National Road Zone Change

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WHEELING — A vacant church on National Road in Edgwood will not become the site of a drive-thru bank after Wheeling City Council voted down a proposed zone change Tuesday. Members voted 4-3 to deny the proposed zoning amendment for the two former church properties after hearing from a ...

Nonprofit Agencies Vacating OVMC Campus

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WHEELING — The closure of Ohio Valley Medical Center is forcing two social service agencies to leave the OVMC campus. The Upper Ohio Valley Sexual Assault Help Center is moving today from OVMC’s South Professional Building. Harmony House Children’s Advocacy Center has to vacate its ...

Ohio County To Hire Manager For Sports Complex

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WHEELING — The Ohio County commissioners are seeking a manager to oversee operations at the county’s new sports complex at The Highlands. The job posting already is online and can be viewed at https://sportadvisory.applicantpro.com/ jobs/1189699.html. All hiring will be done online and ...

Inside Globe-Trotting Life of Michael Bransfield

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It was billed as a holy journey, a pilgrimage with West Virginia Bishop Michael Bransfield to “pray, sing and worship” at the National Shrine in Washington, D.C. Catholics from remote areas of the nation’s poorest state paid up to $190 for seats on overnight buses and hotel ...

Catholics Express Anger, Sadness Over Bransfield’s Spending

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WHEELING — The latest revelation about lavish spending by former bishop Michael Bransfield is drawing reactions of anger and sadness from the Roman Catholic faithful in Wheeling. The Washington Post newspaper last week published a lengthy article detailing Bransfield’s extravagant ...

All Tyler County Students Now Equipped with iPads

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MIDDLEBOURNE — Public school students in Tyler County are gearing up for the school year in a new way. Tyler County Schools recently announced that all students, kindergarten through senior year, will receive an iPad to take home this academic year. The announcement comes as part of a ...

Tecnocap Lockout Upheld by Labor Group

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GLEN DALE – The National Labor Relations Board has affirmed an earlier decision that Glen Dale-based Tecnocap LLC engaged in illegal union-busting when it locked out 70 union employees for nine days in early 2018. The ruling Monday requires Tecnocap to pay employees who were locked out ...

Patching Continues Ahead of I-70 Bridges Project

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As preparations for the long-awaited I-70 Bridges Project in Ohio County continue, crews with Swank Construction continued temporary bridge deck patch work on Interstate 70 just east of the Marion Street interchange in Bridgeport this week. The West Virginia Division of Highways advises that ...

Wheeling Central Catholic Homecoming Court

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Wheeling Central Catholic High School’s 2019 homecoming queen will be crowned Sept. 20 during the Maroon Knights’ game against Shadyside at Wheeling University. The homecoming king will be announced on Sept. 21 during the dance, which will be held at the Capitol Music Hall Ballroom. This ...

Water Decisions Coming Soon at St. Clairsville

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The expected first reading of a water and wastewater privatization contract between the city and Aqua Ohio, the state-regulated entity that has offered to purchase the aging system, was moved to Oct. 7. But on Monday, city leaders held the first reading of an ordinance ...

Local School Districts Reflect on ‘Balanced Scorecard’ Results

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WHEELING — The 2019 “Balanced Scorecards” for Northern Panhandle school districts are in, with results showing most school districts lagging in mathematics — and others having issues with attendance. The West Virginia Department of Education released the “Balanced Scorecards” this ...

Trump: Looks Like Iran Hit Saudis, No Military Option Yet

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Monday it “looks” like Iran was behind the explosive attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities. But he stressed that military retaliation was not yet on the table in response to the strike against a key U.S. Mideast ally. Oil prices soared ...

Thrasher Calls on Senate to Reject Transportation Nominee

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CHARLESTON — As the West Virginia Senate gears up to approve Gov. Jim Justice’s appointments and wrap up its portion of the special session called seven months ago, one of Justice’s primary challengers is calling on senators to give a thumbs down to the new head of roads. Engineer and ...

Wheeling Police Arrest Accused Burglar, Car Thief

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WHEELING — Two people were arrested recently in connection to felony thefts in the city. In late August, Wheeling police responded to a Cherry Hill Road apartment where a burglary had been reported. Inside, residents said numerous electronics had been stolen, including a laptop, game ...

Section of Sidewalk Collapses

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The sidewalk along Wheeling Hill on National Road near the McColloch’s Leap Monument closed Tuesday for repairs after a section collapsed. The sidewalk, stretching from the monument to McColloch Street near Generations Restaurant, will be closed for repairs until further notice, according ...

Hepatitis A Outbreak Spurs Educational Session

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The Jefferson County Health Department will hold an educational session concerning the outbreak of hepatitis A in the county at 11 a.m. Friday in the lecture hall at Eastern Gateway Community College. Nicole Balakos, health department commissioner, said Jefferson County had 32 of those cases ...

Rabies Case Reported in Ohio County

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A groundhog in Ohio County tested positive for rabies, according to the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department. The groundhog was found in the Dement Road area of Ohio County, off W.Va. 88 past Peters Run Road. The groundhog was collected on Thursday, and tested positive for rabies the ...