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Koslik Appointed to Fill Vacant Council Seat

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WHEELING -- Wheeling City Council appointed Melinda Koslik as its newest member at a special council meeting this morning. Koslik, a resident of East Wheeling involved with volunteer efforts in the city, will fill the 3rd Ward seat left vacant after former councilman Brian Wilson resigned ...

Valley Gets Ready For Weekend Winter Blast

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WHEELING — With predictions ranging from a few inches of snow to about a foot in the region’s higher elevations, Ohio Valley residents are making plans now for a wet and snowy weekend that extends through Monday, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. For many, those plans will include a ...

Wheeling Board of Zoning Appeals OKs Parking Lot

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The Wheeling Board of Zoning Appeals on Thursday approved changes to a downtown lot intended to be used for employee parking. At the meeting, board members considered variances for parking at the corner of 21st Street and Market Street, where owner Straub Collision Center plans to construct a ...

Trump Grounds Pelosi for Trying To Shut Down State of the Union

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WASHINGTON (AP) — She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad. The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing out as a surreal game of constitutional brinkmanship, with both flexing their political ...

Senators Capito, Portman To Serve as Deputy Whips

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Senate Majority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., announced that Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., will continue to serve as a deputy whip for the 116th Congress. In addition to Capito, several other members will serve as deputy whips, including Sens. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., John Cornyn, R-Texas, Cory ...

DeWine: Keep Line Rolling at General Motors Plant in Lordstown

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WARREN, Ohio — Gov. Mike DeWine’s message to General Motors CEO Mary Barra is direct: Ohio is ready and willing to put together an incentive package to keep the firm making vehicles at its plant in Lordstown. But if General Motors continues with its intent to idle the facility in March, ...

Moundsville Man Faces Additional Child Sex Charges

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A Moundsville man who claims to have 21 different personalities and already is facing a sexual abuse charge in Marshall County now has additional charges against him for allegedly soliciting a minor online and also for forcing a 13-year-old girl to have sex with him. Moundsville police in ...

Wheeling City Leaders Respond To Criticism of Garage Plans

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WHEELING — City officials maintain they are being transparent about plans to construct a new parking garage downtown after hearing criticism on the matter at this week’s council meeting. Mayor Glenn Elliott and other city officials said any decisions regarding the planned parking garage, ...

Ohio County Schools Touts Pre-K Program

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The most important year in a child’s development may be the year the child spends in preschool. That’s why Ohio County Schools Universal Pre-K Program is a top priority for the school system, and Student Services Director Raquel McLeod said the program is the finest in West Virginia. She ...

Martins Ferry Leaders Look Forward to a Productive Year

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MARTINS FERRY — From providing the incentive to repair one’s sidewalk to revitalizing a neighborhood’s infrastructure, city leaders are looking ahead to projects big and small for 2019. Mayor Robert Krajnyak said the city did realize some successes during 2018 including the final repair ...

Researchers come face to face with huge great white shark

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By CALEB JONES, Associated Press HALIEWA, Hawaii (AP) — Two shark researchers who came face to face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recorded are using their encounter as an opportunity to push for legislation that would protect sharks in Hawaii. Ocean Ramsey, a ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Wednesday to 8 a.m. Thursday, officers handled 12 traffic stops, three accidents and three miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 8:04 a.m., National Road, welfare check. At 8:20 a.m., 15th Street, mutual aid given. At 8:29 a.m., Interstate 70, mutual ...

Trump denies Pelosi aircraft for planned trip abroad

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By MATTHEW LEE, CATHERINE LUCEY, ZEKE MILLER and LISA MASCARO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It took President Donald Trump one day to flex his executive power back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, denying her an aircraft for a planned trip abroad in apparent response to her attempt ...