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Shackelford Joins Wheeling Hospital

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One of the area’s most experienced surgeons, Dr. Howard Shackelford, has joined the staff at Wheeling Hospital. Because of his experience and expertise in numerous surgical procedures, Shackelford has been named chair of the hospital’s cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery ...

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A white-tailed deer looks out over a snowy field in this photo from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources website. Although many people may feel the need to help deer by feeding them through the winter, information from ODNR cautions residents against it, saying the animals will make it through the winter just fine.

Winter Weather Doesn’t Stop Wildlife in East Ohio

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The recent blast of snow and ice had residents of the Buckeye State scrambling to stay warm and dry while winter raged outside their windows. But some people might wonder how their four-legged neighbors fare when snow blankets the area, as the animals don’t have a house to retreat to. Some ...

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As Wheeling officials examine how to improve the Heritage Port area, city Director of Parks & Strategic Planning Jesse Mestrovic said the Haddad Riverfront Park in Charleston could serve as a model.

Wheeling Considers Revamping Waterfront

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WHEELING — A permanent roof and stage, upgraded lighting and better boat docks are some of the improvements for which Mayor Glenn Elliott’s new Committee on Waterfront Enhancement may advocate at Wheeling’s Heritage Port. Elliott also said any fees the committee recommends imposing ...

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Brooke County ambulance personnel load a student onto a stretcher during a simulation of an active shooter incident held at Brooke High School during Christmas break.

Police, Students Prepare For The Worst in Shooting Drill

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On a day during Christmas break, when the halls of Brooke High School normally would have been silent, they were filled with the sounds of gunshots and frenzied footsteps. And drivers passing the school on Dec. 27 were probably surprised to find several police cars and an ambulance parked ...

With no apparent indications of a breakthrough in the Senate to avoid a government shutdown, the Capitol is illuminated in Washington, Friday evening, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

US Government Shuts Down; Dems, GOP Blame Each Other

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction. Last-minute negotiations crumbled ...

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Convicted sex abuser Lamont Dees addresses the court Friday during his sentencing hearing before Ohio County Circuit Judge James Mazzone.

Alabama Man Sentenced For Sex Abuse in Ohio County Circuit Court

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Circuit Judge James Mazzone sentenced Alabama resident Lamont Dees to 11-25 years in prison Friday for sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl in 2013. Dees, 45, was convicted in early December in Ohio County Circuit Court on one count each of third-degree sexual assault and sexual abuse by a ...

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Search Continues For Missing Martins Ferry Man

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The Martins Ferry Police Department is searching for a man who has been missing for more than 10 days. Officers said the search continues for Joseph Herring, who has been missing since Jan. 9. According to Sgt. Vern Trigg, who is working the case, there are still no leads in Herring’s ...

President Donald Trump speaks to the March for Life participants from the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump Bends, But Doesn’t Break Washington in First Year

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first year in office, President Donald Trump has frequently bent Washington to his will, shattering long-standing norms, plunging politics to a new level of corrosiveness and wielding his executive power to start rolling back his predecessor’s policies on the ...

Urgent Need for Blood at Media Day Drive in Wheeling

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Snowstorms, floods and frigid temperatures of recent weeks have diminished the number of blood drives and donations throughout the country. As a result, there is an urgent need for blood donations, especially the universal O-negative blood type. Ohio Valley residents can help the cause by ...

Elks Students of the Month Selected

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Wheeling Elks Lodge 28 has announced its Students of the Month for January and February. The January winners are Abreanne Andlinger and Alec Kuskey, both seniors at John Marshall High School. For February, Marissa Garlitz and Derek Dearth, both seniors at Wheeling Central Catholic High ...

Transit Board May Seek Levy for 2019 Election

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The Weirton Transit Corp. Board of Trustees plans to seek an excess levy as part of the 2019 Weirton municipal election. The issue was discussed by the board during its meeting Wednesday. Board member Brian Maley noted efforts on the potential operational levy need to begin soon, and ...

Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:25 a.m. Thursday and 7:46 a.m. Friday, officers handled three traffic stops, five vehicle accidents and two miscellaneous calls. FRIDAY At 5:46 a.m., South York Street, abandoned vehicle. At 3:52 a.m., Chapline Street, medical emergency. At 2:16 ...

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City Asks for Patience In Snow Removal

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WHEELING — As city officials are threatening and levying fines for those who fail to clean the snow from their walks, an interesting situation developed earlier this week, as piles of snow left behind by city plows had blocked parking spaces throughout the central business district. When ...