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Local Nurse Was In Charge of MASH 4077 In Korea

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WHEELING — When Wheeling native Helen Faso completed nursing school at Ohio Valley General Hospital and nursing studies at West Virginia University, she didn’t have a clue what she really wanted to do with her life. It was a U.S. Army recruiter on campus at WVU who convinced the Mount de ...

Powhatan Point Holds Christmas Festival

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POWHATAN POINT — People spent time Saturday getting ready for holiday festivities during the 13th annual Christmas In The Village in Powhatan Point. Children had the chance to start their morning by enjoying a pancake breakfast with Santa. After meeting the jolly old elf, those youngsters ...

Supreme Court Justice Loughry Resigns

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CHARLESTON — Days before lawmakers were scheduled to hold another special session to draw up a new article of impeachment, Justice Allen Loughry saved them the trouble and has resigned. Gov. Jim Justice announced Loughry’s resignation Saturday evening, a day after he called a special ...

Barnesville Resident Shares Books About the Great War

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Barnesville — A Barnesville man has found interest in two books handed down to him from his father that provide insight into what has been referred to as the “Great War.” Elijah Kennedy, of Barnesville, said a book titled “Liberty’s Victorious Conflict — A Photographic History of ...

Holiday Cooking Advice: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

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WHEELING — With a swell of fire calls nationwide during the holiday season, Wheeling firefighters are urging would-be chefs and culinarians to keep safety a top priority. In 2015, U.S. fire departments responded to 1,760 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving, a rate four times higher than the ...

Police Roundups

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 9 a.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Wheeling Police handled nine traffic stops, eight vehicle accidents and three miscellaneous calls. SATURDAY At 8:30 a.m., Eoff Street, disorderly adult. At 7:20 a.m., Jonse Street, destruction of property. At ...

Officials Reflect on Summit, Projects

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WEIRTON— City officials feel the recent Regional Economic Diversification Summit already is paying dividends for the community. During an informational workshop Wednesday morning, Weirton City Manager Joe DiBartolomeo said there were multiple potential projects in the city as a result of ...

Grand Jury Returns Several Indictments

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STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County grand jury returned seven indictments on Wednesday, including charges against a Mingo Junction man who allegedly hit a woman in the head with a brick. ∫ Christopher Wood, 39, of 257 Hallock Ave., Mingo Junction, was indicted on two counts of felonious ...

Public Hears From Federal Officials On HTS Settlement

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EAST LIVERPOOL — Federal officials met with members of the public last week to explain a recent settlement reached with a local company that operates a hazardous waste incinerator. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as well as ...

Fines, Laws to be Tightened for Junkyards, Land

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CHESTER – By the beginning of December, Chester city officials will look to tighten its laws and fines regarding unsightly properties and junkyards in the city. On Monday, city council approved a motion to enter into legislation an amended property maintenance and junkyard ordinance, which ...

Responders Battle Blaze at Home in North Park

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Fire officials are working to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a North Park home Friday night. The home, at 2 Hawk Court, was reported to Ohio County 911 shortly before 8 p.m. Philip Stahl, public information officer for the Wheeling Fire Department, said the department received a ...

Charity Joins Energy Company to Aid Children

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A Pittsburgh-based children’s charity partnered with Southwestern Energy to provide adaptive bikes, strollers and a communications device for kids with disabilities. Variety — the Children’s Charity made the presentation Thursday. The partners gave five adaptive bikes, two adaptive ...

Allen Loughry Informs Gov. Jim Justice He Will Resign Monday

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Today, Gov. Jim Justice announced he has received a letter of resignation from convicted Justice Allen Loughry. The justice will resign his post on Monday. Here is the letter Loughry sent to the governor: Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia 1900 Kanawha Blvd East Building 1, Room E ...

Updated: Power Restored to National Road Businesses

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WHEELING -- Appalachian Power has restored power to much of Ohio County quicker than expected this morning, and many businesses shut down for the past few hours are now open. The power provider had reported this morning more than 2,000 customers without power -- including a number of ...

Madison Elementary Students Get Veterans Day Flag Lesson

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WHEELING — Students at Madison Elementary School on Wheeling Island got a lesson Friday about the American Flag from two veterans, and the children had a lot of questions for them. School resource officer Sgt. John Haglock, a U.S. Army veteran who now works for the Ohio County ...