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President Donald Trump speaks during the "American Leadership in Emerging Technology" event in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump Says He Didn’t Tape Comey

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Thursday he never made and doesn’t have recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI Director James Comey, ending a month-long guessing game that he started with a cryptic tweet and that ensnared his administration in yet ...

New AP Poll Shows Divide on Gun Rights

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ATLANTA (AP) — Americans have long had a complex relationship with guns. Now, a new study shows that the country’s deep political divide is reflected in attitudes toward gun control. The Pew survey released Thursday found a sharp drop since 2000 in overall support for gun control despite ...

People are removed from a sit-in outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office as they protest proposed cuts to Medicaid, Thursday, June 22, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Senate GOP Unveils Health Care Overhaul

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans launched their plan for shriveling Barack Obama’s health care law Thursday, edging a step closer to their dream of repeal with a bill that would slice and reshape Medicaid for the poor, relax rules on insurers and end tax increases on higher earners that ...

Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 9:05 a.m. Wednesday to 7:09 a.m. Thursday, officers handled four traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and one miscellaneous call. THURSDAY At 7:09 a.m., Eagle Avenue, burglar alarm. At 6:32 a.m., Interstate 470, motorist assist. At 4:01 a.m., ...

Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 9:05 a.m. Wednesday to 7:09 a.m. Thursday, officers handled four traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and one miscellaneous call. MONDAY At 2:30 p.m., 600 block of National Road, domestic incident. At 2:28 p.m., headquarters, civil matter. At 2:22 ...

Rice Energy Donates $30K For New Command Vehicle in Belmont County

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Belmont County has received a $30,000 donation from Rice Energy toward the purchase of a new command vehicle. “That’s what we’re planning to do with it,” said Belmont County EMA Director Dave Ivan. “Basically what we’re looking to do is replace the command vehicle that we have ...

Steubenville Still in the Weeds, Councilman Says

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The councilman representing Steubenville’s 4th Ward questioned why more isn’t being done about high grass and weeds. Scott Dressel said the city has more maintenance and repair employees this year than it did last year, but the high grass situation is worse. “Are we working on getting ...

In Georgia, Dems Seek Upside After Loss

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DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — Republicans say Karen Handel’s victory in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District proves the GOP is still the dominant party in Georgia. Georgia Republican Party Chairman John Watson credited Handel for “crushing liberal dreams.” Democrats say Jon Ossoff’s 48 ...

U.S. Officials Underscore Threat To 2016 Election

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials sought Wednesday to underscore for lawmakers the threat Russia posed to the 2016 vote for the White House, outlining efforts to hack into election systems in 21 states and to fill the internet with misinformation during a divisive campaign season. Officials ...

Ohio Senate Passes $65B Budget With Medicaid Limits

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s state budget is headed into compromise talks on Thursday following Senate passage. The budget cleared the Senate, 24-8, Wednesday evening after several hours of debate and efforts by minority Democrats to turn back limits on Medicaid expansion and a new work ...

Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:32 a.m. Monday to 4:44 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled 44 traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and five miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 3:23 a.m., National Road in Fulton, loud subjects. At 2:08 a.m., 900 block of National Road, motorist ...

Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:32 a.m. Monday to 4:44 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled 44 traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and five miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 3:23 a.m., National Road in Fulton, loud subjects. At 2:08 a.m., 900 block of National Road, motorist ...

Gas and Oil Leases

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Ohio County Property Natural Gas Leases For May 2017 ∫ May 23 — Douglas Shuman entered into an oil and natural gas lease agreement with Southwestern Energy Co. for 5.14 acres in the Triadelphia District. ∫ May 23 — Steve Whitmire entered into an oil and natural gas lease ...