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Ohio Valley Firefighters Battle Dangers, Seen and Unseen

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WHEELING — Firefighters soon will be asked to participate in a federal registry seeking to identify links between their job, health and cancer risks. Firefighters in the Ohio Valley, meanwhile, already are taking extra measures to clean, wash off and eradicate the soot and carcinogens ...

Farmers Fearful of Trade War

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Even before the specter of a trade war with China and other countries threatened to cost them billions of dollars, American farmers were feeling the squeeze from fluctuating crop prices and other factors that have halved their overall income in recent years. The ...

Troopers Will Be Out in Force for Jamboree In The Hills

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Jamboree In The Hills is rolling around again, and while lovers of fun and music will converge on Belmont County Thursday through July 22, the greater traffic also will mean a greater potential for danger. Lt. James Faunda with the St. Clairsville post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the ...

Jamboree In The Hills Spans Generations

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MORRISTOWN — Since 1977, thousands of fans have gathered each year in the rolling hills of eastern Ohio to take part in the longest-running country music festival in America — Jamboree In The Hills. Jamboree, often called Jambo or abbreviated as JITH, began as a modest, two-day outdoor ...

Marshall County Clerk Jan Pest To Lead State Group

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Marshall County Clerk Jan Pest has been named president of the West Virginia Association of Counties for fiscal year 2018-19. Pest took office June 4 in Wyoming County at the 2018 WVACo spring board meeting. “County elected officials are the face of government that affects the people ...

Family Crosses Country for Chatauqua Days Festival in Bethesda

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BETHESDA — Tina Khalil drove 22 hours for the Chautauqua Homecoming Days & Bethesda Festival. Khalil and her daughters — Allison, 17, and Samantha, 15 — said they came from Houston to spend their summertime in Bethesda. “I wanted my daughters to enjoy what I was able to enjoy as ...

Wheeling Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Sunday, officers handled 27 traffic stops, five vehicle accidents and seven miscellaneous calls. SUNDAY At 3:42 a.m., 400 block of North Huron Street, disorderly adult. At 2:30 a.m., South Penn Street, disorderly adult. At 2:23 ...

New Rotary Club District Governor Is From Wheeling

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The Rotary Club of Wheeling is home to the club’s district governor for the first time in more than 50 years. Michael A. Davidson, of Wheeling, was named the 2018-19 Rotary International District 7530 Governor during an installation ceremony June 13. It is the first time a Wheeling Rotarian ...

Jefferson County Court Clerk Gives Report

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STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County Clerk of Courts John A. Corrigan Jr. has released his monthly report for June: Auto Title Department ∫ Vehicle Fees and Taxes: County — $38,577.10; State — $768,485.68; Total — $807,062.78 ∫ Watercraft Fees — $718.16 ∫ Miscellaneous Fees ...

New Nursing Care Center in Wheeling Named for Bishop Bransfield

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WHEELING — Private rooms for every patient, welcoming gardens and a spectacular mountaintop view are just some of the amenities awaiting residents and visitors at the new Bishop Michael J. Bransfield Continuous Care Center of Wheeling Hospital. The new facility was unveiled Saturday ...

Black Bear Spotted At Jamboree In The Hills Site Near Belmont

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MORRISTOWN — Residents of western Belmont County are being alerted that a black bear may be roaming the area. Sheriff David Lucas on Saturday confirmed that his office has received reports of bear sightings in the rea of the Jamboree In The Hills site, located along National Road east of ...

Lock 13 Riverfest in McMechen a Hit In The Heat

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McMECHEN — Hot weather throughout the day broke in the evening to allow crowds to come out from hiding at McMechen’s fourth Lock 13 Riverfest. Mayor David Goddard said the crowds Friday came in the evening and would not leave, signifying a good start to the year’s festivities. People ...

W.Va. Energy Deal With China Moving Forward

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CHARLESTON — Even with President Donald Trump firing back in the trade war with China, the West Virginia official working hands-on with the Chinese on a proposed investment in the state’s natural gas industry still believes the deal will come through. The Trump administration announced ...

West Virginia Weathers Stormy Political Figure

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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Thunderstorms are in the forecast for the next few days in the Eastern Panhandle, but on Friday a different type of phenomenon hit the area: Stormy Daniels. The adult film star and dancer, who is suing President Donald Trump over a nondisclosure agreement regarding an ...

Ohio County 4-H Says ‘Come to the Garden’

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The Edelman Garden, located on Wheeling Island, is partnering with 4-H to offer a new youth development program titled “The Youth Gardening Program.” This program welcomes kids ages 5-12 to learn about the basics of gardening, growing vegetables and harvesting. Other activities, such as ...

Police Reports

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BELMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE At 2:26 p.m. Friday, Riesbeck’s Food Market, National Road, Bridgeport, reported a female shoplifter in custody. At 9 a.m. Friday, deputy responded to the Barnesville Food Mart, Barnesville-Hendrysburg Road, Barnesville, where a caller reported a cat ...

WVDOH To Decide on Two-Way Traffic in Wheeling Next Week

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WHEELING — The West Virginia Division of Highways should inform Wheeling officials next week whether a plan for two-way traffic downtown will be accepted. The DOH will make its decision based upon a study it solicited from the Burgess and Niple engineering firm. Details of that study — ...