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Gov. Jim Justice Calls Special Session to Impeach Loughry

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CHARLESTON — Allen Loughry, justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, is about to be impeached for a second time. Gov. Jim Justice issued a proclamation Friday afternoon calling the West Virginia Legislature into special session at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Unlike the previous ...

Senate files petition for rehearing on Workman case

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Senate is calling on the state Supreme Court of Appeals to fix a decision that has caused a constitutional crisis between the legislative and judicial branches. Attorneys for the Senate filed a petition for rehearing Nov. 5 after an all-appointed circuit ...

Discovery Of Three Meth Labs Leads To Arrests

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WHEELING — A man and a woman remain jailed on drug charges after law enforcement allegedly found three meth labs at a 16th Street apartment. On Wednesday, West Virginia State Police — working with the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office, the Wheeling Police Department and the Ohio Valley ...

Capito Hosts Girls Rise Up Event

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U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito hosted Thursday her second West Virginia Girls Rise Up event this month during a stop at Sistersville Elementary School. Capito, R-W.Va., launched the program in 2015 — the year she was sworn in as the first female U.S. Senator from West Virginia — to ...

Bridge Work Affects Brooke County Pioneer Trail

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Brooke County Commissioners learned Thursday much of the Brooke County Pioneer Trail will be closed for at least a year while crews build a retaining wall near the future site of the new Ohio River bridge. The trail extends from the Buffalo Creek Bridge at Wellsburg’s south end to the ...

Agricultural Learning Center Going Back Out to Bid

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An agricultural learning center in Woodsfield will go back out to bid after bids were rejected last month. Mary Jo Westfall, Ohio State University extension associate, attended a Monroe County commissioners meeting on Monday to ask what should be done after bids in late October were ...

Ohio County School Bond Committee: Expect Rising Costs

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Members of the Ohio County Schools Bond Advisory Committee told school officials Thursday to set aside a higher amount of contingency dollars for their $76 million property improvement plan, as the cost of construction is likely to rise in the coming months. Todd Dei, civil engineer at ...

Veterans Day To Be Observed Sunday

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A public centennial observance of Armistice Day (now known as Veterans Day) will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Spirit of the American Doughboy monument at Wheeling Park. The program will include the presentation of colors by American Legion Post 1 and Post 89, the singing of the National ...

Special session called to impeach Justice Loughry

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CHARLESTON -- Allen Loughry, justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, is about to be impeached for a second time. Gov. Jim Justice issued a proclamation Friday afternoon calling the West Virginia Legislature into special session at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Unlike the previous impeachment ...

Steubenville Man Arrested in String of Gas Station Robberies

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A Steubenville man has been arrested in connection with four armed robberies of gas stations in Steubenville and Weirton throughout October. Steubenville Police reported Dale Alexander, 21, of Steubenville was arrested in Follansbee with the assistance of the West Virginia State Police on ...

Prosecutors Want More Time for Loughry’s New Trial Motion

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CHARLESTON — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia is asking for an extension of time to file a response to a second motion from state supreme court Justice Allen Loughry. U.S. Attorneys Philip Wright and Gregory McVey filed their motion Wednesday in U.S. ...

Marine Combat Veteran Kills 12 at California Bar

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Terrified patrons hurled barstools through windows to escape or threw their bodies protectively on top of friends as a Marine combat veteran killed 12 people at a country music bar in an attack that added Thousand Oaks to the tragic roster of American cities ...

Medicare Expands Access to In-Home Support for Seniors

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a harbinger of potentially big changes for Medicare, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services like help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregivers next year through private “Medicare Advantage” insurance plans. The shift reflects a ...

Wheeling Back to Square One on Funding Public Safety Building

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WHEELING — Mayor Glenn Elliott said the city will look at alternative funding mechanisms and solutions to public safety facilities issues following the defeat of a $22 million levy in Tuesday’s election. Elliott addressed the issue Wednesday at the start of a meeting of Wheeling City ...

Jamboree In The Hills Is ‘on Hiatus’ for 2019

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MORRISTOWN — A local summer tradition four decades in the making is canceled for 2019, and at least one Belmont County official believes a dispute between festival management and country music fans over the handling of alcoholic beverages on site may be to blame. Live Nation, the company ...

Wheeling Police Make Methamphetamine Arrest

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Photo by Scott McCloskey Wheeling police arrested a man Tuesday for allegedly trafficking narcotics in East Wheeling after executing a search warrant at 97 16th St. Police said Randy Lee Donahue Jr., of Wheeling, was taken into custody after police said he was in possession ...