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WVU Performs First Robotic Liver Surgery

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MORGANTOWN — Surgeons at the WVU Cancer Institute have performed a robotic-assisted surgery to implant a hepatic artery infusion pump to treat a patient with colon cancer that spread to the liver, the first time this surgery has been performed robotically in the state. Hepatic artery ...

Grants Available Through Historic Preservation Office

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CHARLESTON — Applications are now being accepted for a third round of 2019 historic preservation survey and planning grants through the State Historic Preservation Office of the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History. Approximately $50,000 will be awarded from funding ...

A.G. Morrisey Warns Of ‘Sweepstakes’ Scam

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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning consumers to be on guard when notified of winning a sweepstakes, especially those associated with the name of a legitimate company or government agency. The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division routinely receives word of ...

Structure fires burning in Bellaire

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BELLAIRE – At 7:25 p.m. Saturday, authorities are reporting a series of structure fires burning in Bellaire. Smoke is visible from Wheeling, and our reporter is on the way to the scene. We will bring you more as details unfold.

Fire Heavily Damages Duplex in Wheeling

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WHEELING – A fire that reportedly started on the front porch of a duplex in Wheeling severely damaged the residence Friday afternoon, leaving four tenants homeless. Wheeling firefighters were called to the duplex at 54 Heiskell Ave. in the Woodsdale neighborhood about 2:30 p.m. and found the ...

Lawsuit Claims Toxins Exposure From Demolition

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WEIRTON — Using explosives to bring the old Weirton Steel Corp. basic oxygen plant to the ground was cheaper, but exposed residents living nearby to toxic elements and heavy metals, a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Hancock County claims. The suit, filed in Hancock County Circuit Court, alleges ...

Wheeling Hospital Names Chief Medical Officer

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WHEELING — Dr. Michael Campsey, northern regional director of the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, has been named chief medical officer at Wheeling Hospital. Campsey, an interventional cardiologist, serves as an assistant professor of medicine in the West Virginia University School of ...

Wheeling Police Officer Shoots, Kills Dog in North Wheeling

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WHEELING — A Wheeling Police officer shot and killed a dog Wednesday night at a North Wheeling home after the dog reportedly attacked him. The unidentified officer suffered serious injuries that required immediate medical attention and he was transported to a local hospital for treatment, ...

Catholic Group’s Response: Not a Dime to the Diocese

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WHEELING — Following an open letter to Archbishop William Lori and the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, a group of Catholics have declared their intent to withhold funds to the diocese after failing to receive a measured response. The letter can be found here: Catholic-Response Last month, ...

Justice Kennedy: Know Your Judicial Candidates

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy urged voters to research judicial candidates before they cast their vote. Kennedy spoke Thursday during a meeting of We the People Ohio Valley, an organization formed to support the Constitution, at the community room of the Ohio ...

24-year-old Killed in Steubenville

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STEUBENVILLE — City Police are investigating the shooting which killed a 24-year-old man early Thursday. Police identified the victim as William R. Ross III. Officers were called at 4:10 a.m. Thursday to the 700 block of Market Square after receiving a report that shots had been fired. ...

State Farm Presents $10,000 Donation to Youth Leadership Workshop

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Local State Farm insurance agents presented a $10,000 check to a summer workshop program for high schoolers taking place this week at Wheeling Jesuit University. State Farm made the donation Tuesday morning at Jesuit’s Swint Hall to support the iBELIEVE Foundation’s Summer Leadership ...

Weirton Man Pleads ‘No Contest’ in Crash That Killed 2

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She was a wife, mother and grandmother who went to work June 6, 2018, anticipating her son’s wedding and a family vacation, but her life ended all too abruptly. Sobs wracked a Washington County courtroom Tuesday as the family of Kimberly Dollard, 57, of Amwell Township, spoke of her ...

Overturned Tractor-Trailer Snarls I-70 Traffic

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An overturned tractor-trailer on Interstate 70 near the Cabela Drive exit snarled westbound traffic for several hours Thursday as crews worked to remove the rig from the median. The FedEx truck hauling two trailers overturned shortly before 10:30 a.m., forcing emergency responders to close ...

Harrison County Receives $361,000 Grant

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Harrison County Common Pleas Court Judge T. Shawn Hervey announced that the Harrison County Community-Based Corrections Programs will receive funding for the next two years. Hervey informed the Harrison County Board of Commissioners at Wednesday’s regularly scheduled meeting that the county ...

Capitol Theatre Now Debt Free

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WHEELING — Local stakeholders gathered outside the Capitol Theatre on Wednesday evening to burn a very symbolic piece of paper. The Wheeling-Ohio County Convention and Visitors Bureau held a mortgage burning ceremony after recently paying off the $1.9 million loan it received in 2009 to ...

Candidates For Governor Release 2nd Quarter Fundraising Figures

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CHARLESTON — The May 2020 primary for governor of West Virginia is 10 months away and pre-candidates are working hard to raise funds for the primary contests. All active candidate committees and pre-candidates for the 2020 elections were required to file second quarter campaign finance ...

Delegate McGeehan Speaks With Gov. Justice On Roads

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WHEELING — Needed paving on W.Va 2 in Hancock County will be starting soon, Gov. Jim Justice told Delegate Patrick McGeehan. McGeehan, R-Hancock, addressed the issue of road repairs in the Northern Panhandle during a phone call with Justice early Wednesday morning. McGeehan said the pair ...

Mobile Medical Unit Set to Arrive This Fall

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WHEELING — The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department’s first mobile medical unit is slated to be delivered in September or October. Speaking at the Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health’s meeting Tuesday, administrator Howard Gamble said the unit is being at built now on a chassis at La ...