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City Council to Discuss Public Safety Building

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WHEELING — City officials will talk about new options to expand space for Wheeling’s police and fire departments today at a Wheeling City Council committee meeting. Council’s three-member Public Safety Committee will meet at 5 p.m. for a “discussion on public safety building,” ...

Officials Say It Will Take Years For Medical Cannabis Sales

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Despite legislation from 2017 that allowed cannabis to be legal for medical use on July 1 of this year, West Virginia officials say they’re still years away from the first sale. That’s — at least in part — because of a hangup with finding a banking solution ...

Manchin’s Revenge

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I’ve written a lot about the drama of the state and county Republican Executive Committees, but I’ve been asked about the status of the state Democratic Party. In my life - despite what some other political writers seem to think - I have worked for both Republicans and Democrats. My first ...

Cool Kids Enjoy All Star Event

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Everyone was an All Star at First Choice America’s Cool Kids All Star Event, where children were entertained with inflatable amusements, games, prizes and mascots. The event was held June 20 in Wheeling at the Wheeling Park Sonneborn Shelter with many children and their parents attending. ...

Friends Church Celebrates 140 Years

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East Richland Evangelical Friends Church hosted its 140 Year Celebration and Ickes Family Life Center Dedication on Sunday morning. The church welcomed nearly 1,000 attendees at the ceremony inside of the newly built center that included music, praise and recognition of those who aided in the ...

Woman Dies In Weirton Fire

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WEIRTON — A woman died as a result of an early morning fire Sunday in Weirton. The fire at 4109 Washington St. was reported just before 3:30 a.m., said Lt. Adam Mills of the Weirton Fire Department. Firefighters responding found the home engulfed, and homes to each side of the structure ...

Fire Consumes Two Vacant Houses in Village of Bellaire

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BELLAIRE — Two vacant houses went up in smoke Saturday evening near the 4040 block of Franklin Street. Smoke from the fires was visible for miles as a plume of brown smoke rose from the Bellaire hillside around 6:30 p.m. Firefighters on ladders climbed to the second story of one house ...

Fire Heavily Damages Duplex in Wheeling

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WHEELING — Four tenants have been left homeless by a fire that reportedly started on the front porch of a duplex, severely damaging the residence Friday afternoon. Wheeling firefighters were called to the duplex at 54 Heiskell Ave. in the Woodsdale neighborhood about 2:30 p.m. and found ...

Blame My Roots Festival Seeking Health Permit

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MORRISTOWN —The Blame My Roots Country Music Festival appears to be on its way to getting the health department permits needed to have a successful event. During a recent Belmont County Board of Health meeting, Deputy Health Commissioner Rob Sproul was asked about the status of the ...

Man Charged With Sexual Abuse of a Minor

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U.S. Marshals arrested a man for allegedly abusing an infant child in his care. Joseph Kohout, 36, was arrested around 2 p.m. Friday by the marshals in the Northern District of West Virginia. Kohout was wanted by the Moundsville Police Department due to an investigation involving sexual abuse ...

Rosemary Ketchum Plans to Run for Wheeling City Council

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WHEELING — Rosemary Ketchum walks most everywhere she goes, and her hope is to make Wheeling more walkable, more engaging and more inclusive. On Friday, Ketchum announced her plans to seek the Ward 3 seat on Wheeling City Council. She currently works as the associate director of NAMI of ...