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Martins Ferry Woman Is First in Ohio To Buy Medical Marijuana

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WINTERSVILLE — Wednesday saw the first legal medical marijuana sales in Ohio — and they took place in Wintersville. Lines formed starting at 6 a.m. outside of both Wintersville medical marijuana dispensaries — Ohio Valley Natural Relief, and CY-Plus. People drove from as far as ...

Two Jailed After Chase Ends With Wreck on Interstate 79

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WAYNESBURG, Pa. — A high-speed chase on Interstate 79 that began near Waynesburg ended when the stolen car being pursued by state police crashed in Washington County early Wednesday. State police on patrol in Franklin Township ran the vehicle’s license plate and learned it was stolen, ...

Wheeling Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Tuesday to 8 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled 15 traffic stops, one vehicle accident and one miscellaneous call. TUESDAY At 8:19 a.m., Stone Boulevard, destroy animal. At 8:44 a.m., 15th Street, welfare check. At 9:11 a.m., Main Street, hit and ...

Martins Ferry Woman First in Ohio to Purchase Medical Marijuana

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WINTERSVILLE — Wednesday was a day many had been anticipating for a long time — the first legal medical marijuana sales in Ohio. Joan Caleodis of Martins Ferry became the first person in the Buckeye State to purchase medical marijuana. Lines formed outside of both the Winterville ...

High-Speed Pursuit on I-79 Ends in Crash

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WAYNESBURG – A high-speed chase on Interstate 79 that began near Waynesburg ended when the stolen car being pursued by state police crashed in Washington County early Wednesday morning. State police on patrol in Franklin Township ran the vehicle’s license plate and learned it was stolen, ...

West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Seeks Lower Budget Figure

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, being mindful of the spending controversies over the last 15 months, presented lawmakers a budget request several million dollars less than the previous fiscal year. Chief Justice Beth Walker went before the Senate Finance Committee ...

Family Escapes House Fire Near Moundsville

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Photo by Alan Olson Numerous emergency agencies responded Tuesday afternoon to a house fire on Tom’s Run Road, near Moundsville. The residence of the Knuth family — two adults and a dog — were standing on the road watching firefighters put out remnants of the fire by 3 p.m., after the ...

Trio of West Virginia Lawmakers: Give Trump $10M for Wall

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Some lawmakers in drug-ravaged West Virginia want to pitch in millions of dollars for President Donald Trump’s wall-building effort along the U.S.-Mexico border. The GOP-led House of Delegates issued a statement Monday that a bill planned by three delegates would divert ...

Decision Near on Wheeling City Council’s 3rd Ward Vacancy

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Wheeling City Council is getting closer to filling its vacant 3rd Ward seat and plans to make a final decision on Friday. After interviewing seven candidates for the position last week, council members entered executive session during Tuesday’s meeting to discuss who will replace former ...

Free Community College Bill Clears First Hurdle

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CHARLESTON — An effort led by the president of the West Virginia Senate to make community and technical colleges free for in-state students was unanimously passed out of the Senate Education Committee Tuesday. A committee substitute making technical changes to Senate Bill 1, “increasing ...

No-Cost Birth Control Facing Court Challenges

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of American women are receiving birth control at no cost to them through workplace health plans, the result of the Obama-era Affordable Care Act, which expanded access to contraception. The Trump administration sought to allow more employers to opt out because of ...