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Substance Abuse-Related Grief Group Forming in Glen Dale

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An area chapter of Grief Recovery After Substance Passing will hold its first meeting this weekend. The new Upper Ohio Valley chapter of GRASP will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Betty Beebe Habig Room at WVU Medicine-Reynolds Memorial Hospital, 800 Wheeling Ave., Glen Dale. The group is for ...

Judge in Steubenville Will Wait to Decide Richmond’s Status

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STEUBENVILLE — Ma’Lik Richmond will have to wait nearly a month to find out if he will be removed from a sex offender registry. Visiting Judge Thomas Lipps took under advisement a decision that could lift the reporting requirements for Richmond, convicted five years ago as a juvenile in ...

Coal Truck Driver Injured in U.S. 250 Rollover in Colerain

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A coal truck driver was transported to a hospital Thursday afternoon after the truck he was driving rolled on its side and sheared off a utility pole along U.S. 250. Ohio Highway Patrol Sgt. Joe Weaver said the driver suffered a laceration to his head but was coherent and already being treated ...

Bethesda Hires Officers After More Step Down

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BETHESDA — Council has appointed three new police officers in the wake of its chief’s suspension and four officer resignations — including the resignation of an officer who is the son of a council member who also resigned. Council held a special meeting Thursday to welcome a full-time ...

Grand Opening of New Business in Bellaire May Draw Protesters

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A new business in Bellaire that sells “hippie culture” items such as glass pipes, tie-dye shirts emblazoned with marijuana leaves and other items is anticipating a protest to occur today during its first day of business. Tim Alley, owner of Peace Pipes on 3195 Union St., is scheduled to ...

Bellaire Landlord Levels Accusations Against Codes Enforcer

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BELLAIRE — The village’s codes enforcer, who is also its chief of police, has been accused of kicking in doors of rental properties for inspection by a landlord. The accusations were made Thursday during Bellaire Village Council’s regular meeting. Bill Valput, owner of Valput Properties, ...

Blood Cancer Survivors Light the Night at Wheeling Jesuit University

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Survivors of various blood cancers lift canvas lanterns Thursday toward the ceiling of Wheeling Jesuit University’s McDonough Center. The moment belonged to the annual Light the Night Walk for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The event raised $16,865 for the nonprofit organization, which ...

Federal Disaster Relief Heading to East Ohio

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Local counties in East Ohio are expected to receive federal disaster money following heavy storms in February that wrecked bridges, roads and utility lines. U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, announced this week that President Donald Trump signed a federal disaster ...

Wheeling Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:04 a.m. Wednesday and 7:20 a.m. Thursday, officers handled eight traffic stops, five vehicle accidents and one miscellaneous call. THURSDAY At 7:20 a.m., Elm Grove, escort. At 4:36 a.m., Lane H, mutual aid given. At 3:59 a.m., Chapline Street, ...

Trump Opens Possibility Of Bailing on Meeting With Kim

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said that although he’s looking ahead optimistically to a historic summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un he could still pull out if he feels it’s “not going to be fruitful.” Trump said that CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Kim “got ...

U.S. Manufacturers Hurt By Steel, Aluminum Tariffs

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WASHINGTON — Rising costs. Delayed shipments. A baffling bureaucracy. President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported aluminum and steel are disrupting business for American companies that buy those metals, and many are pressing for relief. Hundreds of companies are asking the Commerce ...

Looking Inside the Proposed Intermodal Lease in Wheeling

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WHEELING — Mayor Glenn Elliott said Wednesday that Grow Ohio Valley’s deal for space at the Robert C. Byrd Intermodal Transportation Center is not yet final — and would actually be $150 per month instead of the $100 per month Vice Mayor Chad Thalman said Tuesday. The mayor also said the ...

Wheeling Man Sentenced for Pair of Robbery Attempts

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A Wheeling man charged with two felony counts of attempted armed robbery will serve 10-36 years in prison following a guilty plea in Ohio County Circuit Court. Robert Bertrand, 41, will be serving his sentences consecutively. During sentencing Wednesday, he confessed that he was on drugs ...

Wheeling Wants to Fix Dog Park This Year

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WHEELING — City officials will try to keep the cost of repairing the East Wheeling dog park under $100,000, while they hope to reopen the facility some time this year. Officially known as the Fitzsimmons Family Dog Park: A PetSafe Park, the facility closed last month amid reports of glass ...

Ohio County Board of Education Keeps Levy Rate

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Excess levy rates set Tuesday by the Ohio County Board of Education are the same as the current fiscal year. The board met in a brief session at the Board of Education Office and voted 4-0 in favor of the 95.5 percent excess levy rate. Board President Zach Abraham and members Tim Birch, ...

Ohio County Board of Education Debate Is Today in Wheeling

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WHEELING — All four candidates running for the Ohio County Board of Education will give their views on the district’s future during a debate today hosted by The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register. The event, which is open to the public, is set from 6:30-8 p.m. at West Virginia ...

Legislature Honors Marshall County Animal Rescue League Co-Founder

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One of the Marshall County Animal Rescue League’s two founders was on hand earlier this week to receive recognition from the state for her dedication to helping animals. During MCARL’s meeting Monday evening, founder Priscilla Oelschlager, and her sister, Barb Scanlon, were honored with a ...

Wheeling Officials Reviewing Police Civil Service Exam Results

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Almost 30 would-be Wheeling police officers showed up last week to take the civil service test, but city officials are still waiting to find out how many of them are qualified to fill one of the department’s two vacant positions. Some did not make the initial cut. Of the 29 candidates who ...