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Sponaugle Files Second Suit Over Justice’s Residency

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A petition to compel the West Virginia governor to reside in Charleston was refiled Tuesday by a member of the House of Delegates. Delegate Isaac Sponaugle, D-Pendleton, asked the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to order Gov. Jim Justice to reside in the seat of government as required ...

Wheeling Police Arrest Man Climbing Suspension Bridge Cables

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WHEELING -- City police officers this morning responded to the Suspension Bridge for a a man climbing the cables on the downtown side of the bridge. Police briefly closed the bridge and the man climbed down. Gregory Tyler Alderson, 26 of Fairmont was arrested for public intoxication and trespassing.

Wheeling City Council Pictures A Mural to Welcome Visitors

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WHEELING — A mural to greet visitors entering Wheeling from Interstate 70 is in the works. Wheeling City Council heard the first of two readings Tuesday night of an ordinance authorizing the creation of a mural in Kossuth Park. The park is situated at the base of the I-70 eastbound exit ...

Rise West Virginia Program Makes Slow, Steady Progress

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CHARLESTON — Since June, the West Virginia National Guard has made progress in getting people who lost their homes during 2016 flooding into houses and trailers, but it acknowledged it remains months from meeting every need. That’s according to Adjutant Gen. James Hoyer, who gave a ...

Top Health Officer Leaving West Virginia DHHR

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CHARLESTON — Dr. Rahul Gupta, who headed the West Virginia Bureau of Public Health and supervised the Office of Drug Control Policy, is the next high-profile Justice Administration official leaving. However, Gov. Jim Justice said Tuesday afternoon he was able to fill one of those ...

Moundsville City Clerk To Serve As Manager

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MOUNDSVILLE — City Clerk Sondra Hewitt will pull double duty for the immediate future while temporarily serving as Moundsville’s city manager. Hewitt was appointed Tuesday as interim city manager until the job could be posted and filled through proper channels. Mayor Allen Hendershot ...

Audits Find Issues With State Mine Safety Agency, Parks System

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By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS For The Intelligencer CHARLESTON — The state agency that performs mine inspections is unable to explain increases in mine jury rates, while another agency in charge of state parks doesn’t have the resources to keep up on maintenance. Those were the determinations of ...

Wheeling PD Backs New Safety Building

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WHEELING — Falling in line with city firefighters, the Wheeling Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 38 is throwing its support behind the city’s efforts to provide a new Public Safety Building for its first responders. Firefighters pledged their support earlier this summer. Members of the ...

Mineral Owners Hear Ideas About Future of Natural Gas

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WHEELING — Predicting the future of the natural gas industry is a bit like following Alice through the looking-glass, according to an independent energy analyst, but he believes the story will become easier to read by 2022. Jim Halloran, who holds degrees in business and accounting, spoke ...

West Virginia House Democrats Respond to Secretary’s Terminations

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PARKERSBURG — Democrats in the West Virginia House of Delegates and the secretary of state’s office responded Tuesday to each other over the settlements of nearly $1 million for four former employees who were terminated when the secretary took office. Democrats called the firings by ...

Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:02 a.m. Monday to 7:09 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled seven traffic stops, six accidents and one miscellaneous call. TUESDAY At 7:09 a.m., Main Street, entering without breaking. At 6:48 a.m., Eoff Street, domestic violence. At 6:05 a.m., North 17th ...

West Virginia man accused of huffing paint, beating mother

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ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man who police say beat his mother with a spatula after huffing paint is facing a malicious wounding charge. Thirty-year-old Glenn Allen Casdorph of St. Albans was arrested Friday. The complaint says police responded to a complaint Thursday of a ...

Shred Event Set at St. Michael

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Photo Provided The Better Business Bureau and St. Michael Parish Stewardship Council will host an identity theft and fraud event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the parish’s Angelus Center, 1225 National Road, Wheeling. Consumers and businesses may bring any papers with personal or ...

Bridge Climber Arrested in Wheeling

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WHEELING — Shortly after 8 a.m. today, the Wheeling Police Department responded to the Suspension Bridge for a report of a man climbing the large cable on the downtown side of the bridge. Police briefly closed the bridge and the man, who claimed to be a bridge inspector, climbed ...

SouthWestern Explains Plans For Laydown Yard in Bethlehem

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Two Southwestern Energy officials explained plans for a water truck laydown area on several acres of private property located along East Bethlehem Boulevard during Bethlehem Village Council’s Monday night meeting. Speaking on behalf of Southwestern Energy, Amy Dobkin, community ...

Weirton Doctor Sentenced For Drugs

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Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp Jr. on Monday sent a strong message when he sentenced a local doctor to prison time for abusing his medical oath and illegal drug distribution. Stamp sentenced Dr. Tod Hagins, 52, of Wintersville, to 57 months incarceration for writing ...