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Bethany College Special Holds Olympics Field Day

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BETHANY — As Bethany College’s inaugural Special Olympics Field Day neared its end on Sunday, Joey Collette stepped to the podium to receive his medal and proudly declared: “I’m the winner.” He wasn’t alone in his sense of accomplishment. Smiles brightened the faces of the more ...

A Day Of Hope in Wheeling

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WHEELING — More than two dozen people turned out to participate in the Wheeling Day of Hope March in Wheeling Saturday. Prior to the march, which was part of a statewide initiative to bring faith communities together to promote, educate and advocate for substance abuse recovery and ...

Wheeling Hospital Pulmonologist Warns Of Vaping Risks

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WHEELING — An area pulmonologist has joined other experts in warning about the danger of electronic cigarettes, amid a nationwide spate of vaping-related deaths and illnesses. Use of vaping devices “is definitely a big NO,” said Dr. Aarthi Ganesh, a pulmonologist at Wheeling ...

Balanced Scorecard Shows West Virginia Schools Below Standards

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CHARLESTON— The second year of the state Department of Education’s Balanced Scorecard gives teachers, administrators, parents and the public an opportunity to track progress in English, math and many other categories. While high schools were able to improve on some of the standards ...

Junior League of Wheeling Celebrates 80 Years of Support

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Members of the Junior League of Wheeling stand together after the organization began its 80th year of supporting women and children in the greater Wheeling area. The League appointed new members to its board in May, and it plans to expand its current programming and collaborate with ...

Man Faces Felony Cruelty Charges in Puppy Death

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A man has been charged after allegedly killing a puppy by keeping it in a bleach-filled bag inside a Moundsville garage earlier this week. Philip Ewing, 31, of 1001 Sixth Street, Moundsville, was met by police around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, when a neighbor reported that Ewing had tied a dog in ...

Cameron’s ‘Teacher of the Year’ Overwhelmed by Honor

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CAMERON — After a tumultuous two years that included a couple of statewide strikes and the introduction of charter schools, Jennifer Schwertfeger said she’s proud of the role educators play in society after she was named West Virginia’s “Teacher of the Year” this ...

Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Thursday to 8 a.m. Friday, officers handled 17 traffic stops, two accidents and four miscellaneous calls. At 8:27 a.m., Fort Henry Bridge, unknown trouble. At 8:58 a.m., Medical Park, hit and run. At 9:04 a.m., Interstate 70, hazardous ...

Gold Star Monument Arrives in Wheeling

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WHEELING — A monument in Wheeling commemorating the sacrifices of military Gold Star families losing loved ones to war arrived at Heritage Port Thursday, and now is set in place. The delivery of the black granite tribute came a day earlier than expected, catching organizer John Nanny — ...

Purdue Pharma Settlement Still a Long Way Off

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PARKERSBURG — The revelation of a potential settlement agreement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma does not mean lawsuits by thousands of communities — including several in the Mid-Ohio Valley — are on the verge of ending. Purdue is just one of the manufacturers and distributors facing ...

Large Crowd Greets A-10 Fighter Jet at Ohio-Wheeling Airport

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WHEELING — A fighter jet piloted by a Wheeling native was met by a large crowd of residents when it touched down Thursday afternoon at the Wheeling-Ohio County Airport. Maj. Jonathon “Cliffy” Alberts of the Maryland Air National Guard arrived at the airport in an A-10 Thunderbolt II to ...

Two Wheeling Police Officers Certified as Drug Recognition Experts

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Two police officers have been officially certified as Drug Recognition Experts, the first within the Wheeling Police Department. Officers Ryan Moore and Gage Parker took part in a rigorous curriculum over the summer, which includes 120 hours total for DRE school and an additional 40 hours of ...

Open House for Belmont Clerk’s New Title Office

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The Belmont County Clerk of Courts Title Department will host an open house Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 4:30-6 p.m. at 52180 National Road East, St. Clairsville. The Title Office relocated in July of this year. The new location provides an increase in parking, as well, as additional counter ...