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Research at West Virginia University Ranks Near Top

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University is the key player in research efforts to move the state forward and enhance residents’ lives, according to university officials. Fred King, vice president for WVU research, and Laura Gibson, senior associate vice president of WVU School of Medicine, ...

Message Clear: Don’t Cross Trump

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Don’t cross President Donald Trump. That’s the lesson many Republicans are drawing from Rep. Mark Sanford’s surprise defeat Tuesday in his primary election in South Carolina. The victor, state Rep. Katie Arrington, repeatedly highlighted Sanford’s criticism of the ...

Marshall County School Board May Add Safety Director Position

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With mass shootings on the mind, Marshall County’s school administrators considered the possibility of a new position to better address situations in a worse case scenario. Superintendent Jeffrey Crook developed the idea to begin exploring the district’s options after discussing it with ...

Federal Grand Jury in Wheeling Indicts 31 in Alleged Meth Ring

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By ALAN OLSON Staff Writer Law enforcement officials in West Virginia and Ohio have cracked a local drug distribution organization, resulting in the indictments of 31 people. Bill Powell, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, announced the indictments during a press ...

Harrison County Commissioners Want Broadband Solutions

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Harrison County commissioners are trying to broaden broadband services in the area. During a regular county commission meeting on Wednesday, Sheriff Ronald J. Myers asked that a letter requesting use of the Multi-Area Radio Communication System towers be used to better broadband services. The ...

Steubenville Police Seek Help Identifying Suspect in Bank Robbery

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Steubenville police are asking businesses in and around the Hollywood City Center to check security cameras for any images of a man who reportedly robbed the First National Bank branch on Tuesday morning. Police reported the alarm call came from the bank at 10:15 a.m. Officials described ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8 a.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled six traffic stops three miscellaneous calls and two vehicle accidents. WEDNESDAY At 7:37 a.m., Garden Court, improper parking. At 4 a.m., Market Street, flagged down. At 3 a.m., Mount Wood Overlook, ...

Shale Crescent USA Wants To Rebrand Region

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WHEELING — The area has been known by many names — the Upper Ohio Valley, Appalachia, the Rust Belt and Coal Country — in the past, but one organization hopes to rebrand the region in a way that will help it capitalize on its natural gas and other petrochemical reserves. Greg Kozera ...

McDonald’s Offers Gateway to Diploma

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A 27-year-old mother of six now has her high school diploma, thanks to McDonald’s. Kayla Rush, who works full-time at the restaurant on Cabela Drive, received the diploma through her company’s Archway to Opportunity program. According to the company, she is the first person in the Ohio ...

Report: West Virginia University Wields Most Influence in State

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MORGANTOWN — Through collaboration and research, West Virginia University is building upon its reputation as the state’s most influential entity. Joyce McConnell, WVU provost and vice president for academic affairs, said the university received the “most influential” designation on the ...

Garbage Fee Hike Moves Forward in Weirton

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Following two months of discussions, Weirton City Council passed Monday the first reading of an ordinance aimed at increasing sanitation rates in the city with a goal of providing benefits for 10 employees. After removing the ordinance from the table with a 6-0 vote, council approved its ...

House Takes Up Bills To Combat Deadly Opioid Abuse

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House dove Tuesday into a two-week vote-a-thon on dozens of bills aimed at opioid abuse, as lawmakers try to tackle a crisis that’s killing tens of thousands a year and to score a popular win they can tout for the midterm elections. A handful of the measures are ...

No One Hurt as House Near St. Clairsville Burns

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A fire on Jug Run Road in the Provident area north of St. Clairsville was quickly extinguished Tuesday evening. The fire started in a crawl space beneath the home, but Cumberland Trail Fire Chief John Slavik said he is not sure what started the blaze. Because of that, the fire is under ...

Trump: Nuke Threat Is Over

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared today that there was “no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea,” following his summit with leader Kim Jong Un that produced no guarantees on how and when Pyongyang would disarm. “Just landed - a long trip, but everybody can now feel much ...

Seven Springs Hosts Fireworks, Food Trucks Festival

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Fireworks. Food trucks. Seven Springs. For those with a discriminating palate who enjoy seeing the mountain-top sky lit red, white, green and blue, not much more needs to be said. Seven Springs Mountain Resort is hosting Saturday its first-ever Fireworks & Food Trucks Festival. The event, ...