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U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson Tours St. Clairsville Area Businesses

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Tax reform and infrastructure improvements will be among U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson’s chief priorities when Congress goes back into session next month, he said during a visit Wednesday to Belmont County. The St. Clairsville Area Chamber of Commerce hosted Johnson, R-Ohio, at a luncheon at ...

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Astronomer Robert Strong of SMART Centre Market in Wheeling demonstrates Eclipse Shades, a special form of eye protection necessary for safe viewing of Monday’s solar eclipse.

Solar Eclipse Fever Hits the Ohio Valley

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WHEELING — As solar eclipse “fever” spreads across the country, area residents have several options to view Monday’s event safely. A limited supply of protective glasses is available locally, but the special eyewear is going quickly. The SMART Centre Market in Wheeling and the Near ...

Wheeling Seeking Photos from Public for Website

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Members of the public could see their photos of the Wheeling Suspension Bridge, the Mingo Statue or many of Wheeling’s other landmarks as part of the city’s new $33,000 website being designed by Colorado-based EvoGov. City Marketing and Community Relations Specialist Allison Skibo said the ...

West Virginia Voters Asked to Ensure Information is Up to Date

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WHEELING — West Virginians with addresses on their drivers’ licenses that don’t match those on their voter registrations are being asked to ensure their information is up to date. The West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office has mailed out about 130,000 postcards to residents across ...

Opioids Will Be Limited Under New Procedures

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nation’s largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans. But the new program from Express Scripts is drawing ...

Marshall County Man Killed In ATV Accident

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Police identified Sand Hill resident Thunder Joseph Storch as having died after an apparent ATV accident just before midnight Thursday. Marshall County Sheriff Kevin Cecil said Storch, 21, was driving south on Sand Hill Road when he lost control, going up an embankment and briefly going ...

Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:05 a.m. Tuesday and 6:47 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled 11 traffic stops, 10 vehicle accidents and one miscellaneous call. WEDNESDAY At 6:47 a.m., Springhaven Road, disorderly adult. At 5:58 a.m., 16th Street, disorderly adult. At 4:30 a.m., Market ...

Troops Continue Work At Brooke Hills Park

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By WARREN SCOTT For the News-Register The Brooke County commissioners on Tuesday learned how Army Reservists are involved in improving Brooke Hills Park. Park board member Paul “Bud” Billiard introduced Army Reserve Capt. Kevin Starbuck, who is overseeing members of the 336th, 299th ...

Wheeling Jesuit University Unveils Its New Logo

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Wheeling Jesuit University recently unveiled a new logo — a logo that highlights the campus’ iconic bell tower, the hills of West Virginia and the university motto. During the summer, WJU President, Dr. Debra Townsley was sitting in her office one day and began sketching some ideas for a ...

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Five Injured in Fiery Crash on I-70 in Belmont County

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MORRISTOWN — A mechanical or electrical problem may be to blame for a fiery crash that injured five people. Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. James Faunda said the car was traveling east on Interstate 70 shortly before 10 a.m. today when the crash occurred at about the 209 mile marker. Occupants ...

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Local clergy, city leaders and members of the Community Impact Coalition are urging more churches to become involved in the third-annual West Virginia Day of Hope on Sept. 17, a celebration of prevention and recovery from drug addiction. Shown at a press conference Tuesday morning in Wheeling, from left, are Councilwoman Wendy Scatterday; coalition Program Director Lori Garrett-Bumba; the Rev. Joel Richter; retired Lutheran bishop Ralph Dunkin; Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott; and senior project coordinator Martha Polinsky.

Events Planned to Shine Light on Addiction in Ohio Valley

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The Community Impact Coalition has been fighting an uphill battle against drug abuse in the Ohio Valley since 2005. Last year alone, the organization collected 439 pounds of unused or expired prescription drugs, saw hundreds of people trained in the use of the life-saving drug naloxone and ...

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West Virginia NAACP President Owens Brown speaks during Tuesday’s Wheeling City Council meeting.

West Virginia NAACP Wants Wheeling Police Review Board

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WHEELING — West Virginia NAACP President Owens Brown wants an independent board to review complaints against the Wheeling Police Department because the city of 27,375 features only one officer who is black or biracial. “Trust in your police department is essential to a healthy social ...

St. Clairsville Researching New System After Chlorine Leak

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St. Clairsville Mayor Terry Pugh said an engineer is evaluating how the city may be able to move away from using chlorine at its wastewater treatment plant — or at least find a safer method of using the chemical. A chlorine leak occurred at the plant on Monday due to a leak in a tank holding ...

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Jeff Kady, president of the Marshall County Fire Association, addresses county commissioners Tuesday.

Marshall County Firefighters Have Heat With Dispatchers

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MOUNDSVILLE — Tension over communication between volunteer fire departments and the Marshall County 911 Center took center stage during Tuesday’s county commission meeting. Jeff Kady, president of the Marshall County Fire Association, addressed commissioners Tuesday morning with concerns ...

At least two injured in Ohio 9 wreck in St. Clairsville

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE - At least two people were injured in a head-on collision on Ohio 9 in St. Clairsville this afternoon. An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper at the scene said a Chrysler Town & Country was traveling north on Ohio 9, also known as South Marietta Street, when it apparently ...