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Celebrating West Virginia’s Birthday at Birthplace

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A small, but enthusiastic, audience gathered at West Virginia Independence Hall Tuesday to celebrate the Mountain State’s 154th birthday. Several visitors noted the hall’s significance as the birthplace of the state. The hall, built as a federal customs house in the mid-1800s, is ...

West Liberty University Implements Wireless Updates

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West Liberty University officials say students returning to campus in the fall should experience faster, more reliable wireless internet access. “There is probably nothing more important than safe, reliable computer access. We are aware of that and are now embarking on a complete update to ...

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Taylin Holt, 9, of Wheeling, foreground, and her brother, Blaise Holt, 7, wear top hats while enjoying West Virginia Day activities Tuesday at West Virginia Independence Hall in downtown Wheeling.

Northern Panhandle Residents Celebrate West Virginia’s Birthday

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A small, but enthusiastic, audience gathered at West Virginia Independence Hall Tuesday to celebrate the Mountain State’s 154th birthday. Several visitors noted the hall’s significance as the birthplace of the state. The hall, built as a federal customs house in the mid-1800s, is ...

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Johnnie Carroll is sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday for the December robbery of a toy store in Martins Ferry which left the clerk injured.

Martins Ferry Robber Sentenced to Three Years in Belmont County

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A judge has sentenced the man who robbed the Deluxe Toy & Hobby store in Martins Ferry and assaulted the clerk last year to three years in prison. Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato imposed that sentence, the maximum allowed by law, on Johnnie Carroll, 39, of 322 Poplar ...

Man Sentenced to Six Years For Steubenville Gunfight

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A man involved in a downtown Steubenville shootout the day after Christmas learned Tuesday he’ll spend the next six years behind bars. Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. sentenced Justyn J. Hendricks, 24, in connection with a gunfight on Dec. 26 outside Speedway on North ...

Paul Wright, left, talks while sitting next to Niki Campana, Thursday, June 15, 2017, at the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic in Youngstown, Ohio. Republican efforts to roll back “Obamacare” are colliding with the opioid epidemic. Cutbacks would hit hard in states that are deeply affected by the addiction crisis and struggling to turn the corner. The issue is Medicaid, expanded under former President Barack Obama. Data show that Medicaid expansion is paying for a large share of treatment costs in hard hit states.  (AP Photo/David Dermer)

Medicaid Cuts Collide With Opioid Epidemic

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican campaign to roll back Barack Obama’s health care law is colliding with America’s opioid epidemic. Medicaid cutbacks would hit hard in states deeply affected by the addiction crisis and struggling to turn the corner, according to state data and concerned ...

Plans Progressing for New Indian Creek Elementary, High Schools

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The Indian Creek Local Board of Education is taking the next step in its plans to build two new schools and renovate a third within the district. During a recent board meeting, members approved several resolutions to submit to the state and county in an effort to construct new elementary and ...

Obama-Era Methane Rules Will Be Enforced

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will enforce an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production, even as it seeks to rewrite the rule to be more industry-friendly, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday. Zinke told the Senate ...

GOP Leaders Plan To Finalize Tax Bill

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House plans to privately negotiate a massive overhaul of the tax system with Republican leaders in Congress, possibly giving rank-and-file members little if any say over the finished product, a top aide to President Donald Trump said Tuesday. Gary Cohn, Trump’s ...

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Wheeling Jesuit University to Launch Football Program

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WHEELING - For the first time in its history, Wheeling Jesuit University will field a football team, beginning with an exhibition schedule in 2018-19, while building the capacity to play a full season during the 2019-2020 season. “We are so excited to bring a college football team to the ...

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EQT Corp. Buying Rice Energy for $6.7 Billion

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EQT Corp. is buying Rice Energy Inc. for $6.7 billion and will become the largest natural gas producer in the nation. In the deal announced Monday, EQT will buy all outstanding shares of Rice common stock for about $6.7 billion and assume $1.5 billion in net debt and preferred equity. The ...

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Water Line and Paving Projects Highlight Bethlehem Council Meeting

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Water line and paving projects highlighted discussion during Bethlehem’s Monday evening council meeting. Village council members unanimously approved a motion from Mayor Tim Bishop to spend $20,000 toward the Mount Lebanon Drive water line project, which is expected to begin within the next ...

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Marshall County Sheriff Kevin Cecil, left, greets Deputy Dylan Schrack, who deploys to Iraq today.

Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputy Deploying to Iraq

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MOUNDSVILLE — As a Marshall County sheriff’s deputy, Dylan Schrack is ready to answer when duty calls. That will continue to be the case as Schrack, a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve, reports today for his fourth deployment to Iraq. Local law enforcement and community leaders ...

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Belmont Mayor Stan Sobel looks over new concrete that was poured around the firehouse last week. The new driveway and sidewalk make the building handicapped accessible, which means it can now serve as the village’s polling place so residents do not have to drive to St. Clairsville to vote.

Belmont County Elections Board Approves Belmont Polling Place

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Village of Belmont residents no longer have to travel to St. Clairsville to vote, as the Belmont County Board of Elections approved a new polling place at the Belmont Volunteer Fire Department station on Barrister Street. In order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, election ...