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New Industrial Training Center Planned in Weirton

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WEIRTON — Along with the rise of new industries in the region comes a need to educate those hoping to find employment through the jobs being created in the Ohio Valley. A project announced this week is aimed at helping meet some of that need with the creation of a new training center in ...

Diplomats Accuse Trump as Impeachment Hits Americans’ TVs

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WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, the Democrats’ case for President Donald Trump’s impeachment streamed from Americans’ TVs Wednesday, including a new contention that he was overheard asking about political “investigations” that he demanded from Ukraine in trade for military ...

Ohio County BOE Probes Project Figures

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WHEELING — Unexpected costs are creeping up as Ohio County Schools embarks on $76 million in school improvement projects. This week, members of the board of education discussed the options for heating and ventilation systems at Triadelphia Middle School. The budget for the HVAC system there ...

Eastbound Lanes of I-70 Closed Due to Crash

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Ohio County law enforcement and fire departments are on the scene of a vehicle accident that has closed the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 at the West Virginia/Pennsylvania line. A medical helicopter was called to the scene to transport one victim to a Pittsburgh hospital. The victim ...

Soup Kitchen, Church Hosting ‘Soup Bowl’ Fundraiser Sunday

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WHEELING – Local potters are throwing support — and some pots — to help with an upcoming Thanksgiving dinner for Wheeling’s needy. The Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling and St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church are jointly hosting a “Soup Bowl” fundraiser this weekend at the ...

Thieves Rip ATM from Cameron Convenience Store in Brazen Heist

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CAMERON – Investigators are searching for two suspects involved in a brazen heist last week in which they rammed a stolen pick-up truck into a Marshall County convenience store and ripped the ATM from inside the building before torching the vehicle. One of the thieves tied chains around the ...

Ohio County Observes School Psychology Awareness Week

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Over the last year, Angel Temoshenka has fully embraced her role as the psychologist for Ohio County Schools. Temoshenka took over as the school system’s psychologist in January, and since that time she’s become known to her students as “Miss Angel.” School Psychology Awareness ...

Wheeling Welcomes Holiday Season with ‘Winter on the Plaza’

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WHEELING – Santa Claus is coming to town to welcome the holiday season. St. Nick will be making an appearance at the city’s Winter on the Plaza, the inaugural holiday tree-lighting ceremony and start to the holiday season. The event is slated for 5-7 p.m., Nov. 20 at the Plaza on ...

Archaeological Complex Showcases Locally Manufactured Products

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MOUNDSVILLE — Hundreds of local students were invited to the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville Tuesday afternoon to witness the unveiling of an exhibit on the region’s manufacturing history. Marshall and Wetzel County elementary school students were brought in to ...

Family Treatment Court Opens in Ohio County

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WHEELING — A Family Treatment Court option is now open in Ohio County, and West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals justices and court officials celebrated with a reception Tuesday. The Family Treatment Court in Ohio County, under the supervision of Circuit Judge David Sims, is one of three ...

Trump’s Public Impeachment Process Starts Today

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CHARLESTON — With the beginning of the public impeachment inquiry today of President Donald Trump, one of West Virginia’s U.S. senators said she will be watching with interest. The House Intelligence Committee will meet 10 a.m. today and will hear sworn testimony from Bill Taylor, acting ...

Marshall County’s Tree Auction is Thursday

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MOUNDSVILLE – Christmas decorations will find good homes as their new owners contribute to a worthy cause Thursday at Marshall County’s 26th annual Christmas Tree Gala charity auction. At the Training Center building at the former West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville, 18 Christmas ...

Commissioners Take Final Steps to Sell Monroe Care Center

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WOODSFIELD – The Monroe County Board of Commissioners took the final steps Tuesday in selling the Monroe County Care Center to a private interest. Commissioners Carl Davis and Tim Price voted in favor of a purchase and sale agreement and an operations transfer agreement with Bryan Casey, ...

Health Department’s Mobile Medical Unit Set to Arrive

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WHEELING – The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department’s mobile medical unit will be launched soon. Speaking at the Board of Health meeting Tuesday, department administrator Howard Gamble said the new unit will be picked up in Columbus next week and driven to Wheeling, where finishing work ...

Local Vietnam Veterans Honored in Pinning Ceremony

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CHARLESTON — For several veterans of the Vietnam War, Veterans Day was not just about celebrating their service to the country, but receiving extra recognition for an unpopular war. In a ceremony Monday in Charleston, 19 Vietnam veterans were awarded the Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin by U.S. ...

Survey: West Virginians Want Greyhound ‘Subsidies’ To End

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WHEELING — A survey sanctioned by the anti-greyhound racing group Grey2K USA Worldwide indicates an overwhelming majority of West Virginians want greyhound racing eliminated in West Virginia, and oppose $15 million in “subsidies” the industry receives from the state. Senate Majority ...

U.S. Senator Capito announces EDA Infrastructure Grants

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SCOTT DEPOT — Flanked by red, white and blue Peterbilt semi-trucks, more than $7 million in federal grant funding for infrastructure projects around the state was announced Monday in an awards ceremony in Putnam County by U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. “We’re announcing today ...