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Emergency crews respond to a fire in the 2300 block of Eoff Street in Wheeling Wednesday afternoon.

No Injuries Following Fire in Center Wheeling

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No injuries were reported after a home caught fire Wednesday afternoon in Center Wheeling. Police, emergency medical technicians and more than a dozen firefighters were called to the 2300 block of Eoff Street at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to Fire Chief Larry Helms, the fire began on ...

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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice cheers during a press conference Wednesday morning in Charleston, flanked by state Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, left; and Senate Majority Whip Ryan Weld, R-Brooke.

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice Touts Legislative Wins

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WHEELING — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday celebrated a string of recent political victories, saying these will make the state more attractive to both veterans and developers seeking to rehabilitate historic structures. Legislative and business leaders flanked Justice as he sat ...

Follansbee City Council Approves Sewer, Water Rate Increase

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Citing a need to generate funds for repairs and upgrades and meet a state requirement, Follansbee City Council this week approved increases to the city’s water and sewer rates. Council approved the first reading of an ordinance raising sewer rates from $9.41 to $11.27 per 1,000 gallons and ...

Stifel Fine Arts Center to Hold Shadows Ball Saturday in Wheeling

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With sideshow acts, art exhibitions and movie screenings, the second-annual “Shadows Ball” at the Stifel Fine Arts Center will serve up much more than cocktails, according to Michael McKowen. “It is traditional sideshow performances with all kinds of talents. There will be a ...

Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 9:23 a.m. Tuesday and 7:36 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled eight traffic stops and four vehicle accidents. WEDNESDAY At 7:36 a.m., W.Va. 2, animal complaint. At 5:58 a.m., McColloch Street, disorderly subject. At 4:23 a.m., Main Street, mutual aid ...

The cab of a tractor-trailer rests beneath the trailer of another semi-truck that it struck from behind on Interstate 70 east at St. Clairsville early Tuesday. The trailer that was attached to the cab can be seen in the background, where it went over an embankment.

Pigs Trapped After Wreck on Interstate 70 in Belmont County

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The eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 were closed for several hours near St. Clairsville Tuesday after two tractor-trailers and a Jeep collided, trapping dozens of pigs inside one of the trucks. Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. Joe Weaver said traffic on I-70 east was stopped at about 8:15 a.m. ...

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Wheeling resident David Zatezalo, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration, discusses his nomination at his Woodsdale home earlier this month.

Zatezalo Nomination Clears Senate Committee

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WASHINGTON -- The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee this afternoon, by a 12-11 vote, approved the nomination of Wheeling's David Zatezalo as undersecretary of Labor, heading the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration. Zatezalo's nomination now goes to the full Senate.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Goodell: NFL not changing its national anthem policy

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By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — In the face of fan unrest and accusations from the president about the league being unpatriotic, the NFL is not changing its national anthem policy to require players to stand. Commissioner Roger Goodell and several owners said ...

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Marshall County Commissioners Assist With Flood Relief in McMechen

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Marshall County commissioners have agreed to assist a community still battling in the aftermath of flash flooding in late July. Commissioner Scott Varner and Commission President Bob Miller approved a $250,000 contribution to the city of McMechen during their meeting Tuesday. Commissioner ...

Moundsville City Council Approves New Zoning Measures

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With reassurance from the city’s building inspector that the measure would not discourage future business development, Moundsville City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved updating the city’s 43-year-old zoning ordinance. The updated ordinance, assembled with the help of West Virginia ...

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Posing for a photo after Tuesday’s announcement of the Freedom Tree Initiative between Thomas Auto Centers of St. Clairsville and the Wheeling Nailers, from left, are Nailers Director of Media and Community Relations D.J. Abisalih, Nailers head coach Jeff Christian and Robert Thomas, vice president of Thomas Auto Centers of St. Clairsville, and his wife, Robin Thomas.

Wheeling Nailers and Thomas Auto Centers Team Up for Veterans

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The Wheeling Nailers are joining forces with Thomas Auto Centers of St. Clairsville for its Freedom Tree Initiative this holiday season. The public is being asked to donate nonperishable food items, coats, new shoes and gift cards by placing them under Christmas trees either at the car ...

U.S. Rep. David McKinley Addresses Wheeling Rotary

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WHEELING — U.S. Rep. David McKinley believes coal needs to remain a major part of America’s energy mix to avoid leaving West Virginia “vulnerable to natural and man-made disasters,” he told members of the Wheeling Rotary Club on Tuesday. “I like to focus primarily on energy because ...

Man Arrested After Report of Gunshot in South Wheeling

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Police arrested a Wheeling man after a report of shots fired in the 4400 block of McColloch Street in South Wheeling late Monday. According to Wheeling Police Department spokesman Philip Stahl, at about 10:52 p.m. Monday, officers responded to a call regarding a gunshot. Wheeling police ...

West Virginia Legislature Passes Tax Credit Increase

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WHEELING — A $1 million investment in the restoration of a historic building in Wheeling now can net a developer a $450,000 tax credit after an act by the West Virginia Legislature on Tuesday. State lawmakers ended a special session of the Legislature late Tuesday after passage of all ...

New $6M Belmont County Senior Center Opens Doors in St. Clairsville

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Tuesday marked the long-awaited grand opening of the new Belmont County Senior Center, which welcomed residents from across the county to tour the facilities. Construction of the building took almost two years and cost more than $6 million. It offers an updated headquarters, an efficient ...