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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks to reporters as he walks toward the Senate as Congress moves closer to the funding deadline to avoid a government shutdown on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

House Votes to Avert Looming Shutdown

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By ANDREW TAYLOR and ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON — A bitterly divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants ...

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Adam Craig, 2017 Wheeling Park High School valedictorian, addresses the Patriot Class of 2017 during graduation in May.

West Virginia Board of Education Changes Graduation Standards

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WHEELING — A recent change in graduation requirements for West Virginia’s high school seniors should give students the opportunity to take more technical education electives, according to local school officials. The West Virginia Board of Education this month approved a policy to drop the ...

Bill Would Raise West Virginia Corrections Officer Pay $6,000

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WHEELING — Corrections officers at West Virginia’s state prisons could be earning $6,000 more annually in three years under legislation currently before state lawmakers. Senate Bill 262, introduced at the request of Gov. Jim Justice, would increase the pay for corrections officers $2,000 a ...

In this Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, two homeless drug addicts inject themselves with heroin in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles. Less than three months after President Donald Trump declared the U.S. opioid crisis a public health emergency in October 2017, the nation's governors are calling on his administration and Congress to provide more money and coordination for the fight against the drugs. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Governors Call for More Resources to Battle Opioid Scourge

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CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Less than three months after President Donald Trump declared the U.S. opioid crisis a public health emergency, the nation’s governors are calling on his administration and Congress to provide more money and coordination for the fight against the drugs, which are ...

West Virginia Leaders to Release Opioid Response Plan

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WHEELING — West Virginia officials soon will be finalizing a proposed opioid response plan focusing on six key areas for the state. This proposal includes high-priority, short-term recommendations for prevention, early intervention, treatment, overdose reversal, supporting families with ...

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Wheeling Crews Not Up to Speed on Snow Removal

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WHEELING — As city officials are threatening and levying fines for those who fail to clean the snow from their walks, an interesting situation developed earlier this week, as piles of snow left behind by city plows had blocked parking spaces throughout the central business district. When ...

Bellaire Considering New Traffic Cameras to Ticket Wayward Drivers

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Village Council is scheduled to meet next week to receive a demonstration of a traffic camera system by Blue Line Solutions. The demonstration is slated for 3 p.m. Wednesday at the village municipal building on Belmont Street. The demonstration is meant to give council members a better ...

Prep Work on New Bridge to Span Ohio River Ongoing

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By WARREN SCOTT For The Intelligencer The Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission on Wednesday learned of transportation improvements it will be overseeing in the months ahead. Among those projects are the new Ohio River bridge, reconfiguration of the intersection of ...

Shoplifting $13 in Energy Drinks Nets Moundsville Woman Year in Jail

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Circuit Judge David Hummel handed down prison sentences to several people previously convicted, including two drug offenders, and two others charged with property crimes, this week in Marshall County Circuit Court. Amanda Barker, previously convicted of delivery of a controlled substance, was ...

Ohio Valley Jaycees Seek New Members To Keep the Giving Going

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The Ohio Valley Jaycees helped more than 160 children during its annual Christmas Kids Project. The project, which has been taking place since 1988, has benefited many different groups of area children over the years. In 2017, the Jaycees partnered with the West Virginia Department of Health ...

Officials Discuss Water Supply at Jefferson County Jail

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By MARK LAW For The Intelligencer Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday discussed a grant application to establish a trail in Cross Creek Township and a water intake at the Justice Center that will allow water to be pumped into the building in the event of another ...

Bellaire Officers May Soon Have Second Set of Eyes

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BELLAIRE — Bellaire Village Council is scheduled to meet next week to receive a demonstration of a traffic camera system by Blue Line Solutions. The demonstration is slated for 3 p.m. Wednesday at the village municipal building on Belmont Street. The demonstration is meant to give council ...

New Ohio River Bridge Project Nears Start

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STEUBENVILLE — The Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission on Wednesday learned of transportation improvements it will be overseeing in the months ahead. Among those projects are the new Ohio River bridge, reconfiguration of the intersection of Ohio 7 and University ...

Prison Terms for Drug, Property Crimes in Marshall County

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MOUNDSVILLE — Circuit Judge David Hummel handed down prison sentences to several people previously convicted, including two drug offenders, and two others charged with property crimes, this week in Marshall County Circuit Court. Amanda Barker, previously convicted of delivery of a ...