Ohio Valley Health Advocates Warn Of Potential Changes

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WHEELING — Health care advocates contend many West Virginians could face higher insurance premiums and reduced coverage unless Congress overrides President Donald Trump’s latest executive orders. Representatives of West Virginians for Affordable Health Care and WV NaviCare conducted a ...

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., left, accompanied by Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., right, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, after he and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., say they have the "basic outlines" of a bipartisan deal to resume payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Short-Term Health Care Deal Could Be Imminent

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic senators joined in announcing a plan Tuesday aimed at stabilizing America’s health insurance markets in the wake of President Donald Trump’s order to terminate “Obamacare” subsidies. Trump himself spoke approvingly of the deal, but some ...

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 6:55 a.m. Tuesday and 10:19 a.m. Sunday, officers handled eight traffic stops and five vehicle accidents. TUESDAY At 6:55 a.m., Main Street, abandoned vehicle. At 6:49 a.m., Jefferson Avenue, threat. At 6:27 a.m., Zane Street, welfare check. At ...

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Pigs Involved in I-70 Truck Accident in Belmont County

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A tractor-trailer carrying a load of pigs collided with another semi-truck this morning morning on Interstate 70 near St. Clairsville. No people were injured, but it was suspected that some of the pigs were injured or died during the accident. Because of the angle the truck ...

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Marshall County Students Begin Reading Program


Elementary school students in Marshall County began a countywide event dedicated to group reading this week. According to Marshall County Schools literary facilitator Jeannie Blake, Jumpstart’s “Read for the Record” will be observed across the nation on Thursday, although students in ...

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West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, gavels in a special session of the Legislature on Monday in Charleston.

West Virginia Legislature Starts Special Session in Charleston

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WHEELING — Bills to exempt military pensions from state taxation and increase the tax credit for rehabilitation of historic structures were among the first introduced during a special session of the West Virginia Legislature that convened Monday. Lawmakers on Monday also unanimously passed ...

Roger Conroy Named Auditor In Belmont County


Interim Belmont County Auditor Roger Conroy will be taking up the post on on an interim basis, Belmont County Democratic Party officials decided Monday. The party’s central committee met in special session Monday to review and vote on applicants for the position, left open after the ...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2011 file photo, Rep. Thomas Marino, R-Pa., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia is demanding that the White House withdraw the nomination of Marino to be the nation's drug czar. Manchin says Marino played a key role in passing a bill weakening the Drug Enforcement Administration's authority to stop companies from distributing opioids. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump: Drug czar nominee pulls his name from consideration

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By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Tom Marino, President Donald Trump's nominee to be the nation's drug czar, has withdrawn from consideration following reports that he played a key role in weakening the federal government's authority to stop ...

Bellaire Home Invasion Suspect in Belmont County Court


A judge ruled Monday that attorneys for a Bellaire man accused in an alleged home invasion that led to the shooting death of Joshua Gorayeb should be kept updated on plea negotiations with all defendants in the case. That was among several motions Belmont County Common Pleas Judge John Vavra ...

President Donald Trump answers questions with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in the Rose Garden after their meeting at the White House, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump, McConnell: No Matter What, We’re Friends

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell reaffirmed their alliance of necessity Monday in a raucous Rose Garden news conference that also underscored their sharp differences. The garrulous president claimed they were longtime friends now closer than ever; the reserved Senate ...

Bellaire Police Investigating Slashed Car Tires


Bellaire police are investigating the slashing of tires on at least nine vehicles early Monday — including those belonging to the Disabled American Veterans organization, said Police Chief Michael Kovalyk. “The veteran service vehicles provide a vital service to disabled veterans to see ...

National Governors Association vice chairman Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas, listens as West Virginia's Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin, left, speaks during a news conference before the opening of the annual NGA meeting in Gulfport, Miss., Saturday, July 18, 2009. Manchin noted much of the funds were directed to Medicaid and education.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin Pushes For Drug Czar Move

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday raised the possibility of withdrawing his nomination of Republican Rep. Tom Marino to be the nation’s drug czar following reports that the lawmaker played a key role in passing a bill weakening federal authority to stop companies from ...

Police on Both Sides of the Ohio River Kept Busy Over the Weekend


Area police were busy over the weekend, from an attempted robbery and alleged domestic battery in Wheeling to two separate shots-fired incidents in Steubenville. At about 8:40 p.m. Sunday, Wheeling police were called after a man attempted to rob the Smith Oil gas station at 1805 Warwood Ave. ...