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Fire Crews Battle Blaze on Point Mills Road Near Valley Grove

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VALLEY GROVE — Firefighters from several fire volunteer fire departments responded to a house fire near Point Mills Road, just off National Road in Valley Grove Tuesday evening. Lou Vargo, director of the Wheeling-Ohio County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, said the ...

Youth Invited To Learn More About Police Explorer Program in Wheeling

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Youths with an interest in someday having a job in law enforcement can learn more about starting the journey at an event today in Wheeling. The Wheeling Police Department will host an open house for its new Police Explorer Program from 6:30-8:30 p.m. today inside the main lobby of WesBanco ...

Bellaire Woman Sentenced For Trafficking Drugs Near School

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A Bellaire woman who previously spent time behind bars for a drug-related crime will spend six months in prison after admitting to drug trafficking. Stacey McCabe-Heathcote, 50, of Bellaire was sentenced Tuesday on two counts of trafficking in drugs in the vicinity of a ...

Marshall County Grand Jury Returns 18 Indictments

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A Marshall County grand jury returned indictments against 18 people this week, with sex crimes alleged against several of them. Shadoe Stewart, 28, of Moundsville faces a 10-count indictment including three counts of sexual abuse by a guardian, two of sexual assault, four of sexual abuse, and ...

Wheeling Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 9:54 a.m. Monday to 7:10 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled seven traffic stops, one vehicle accident and two miscellaneous calls. TUESDAY At 7:10 a.m., Kruger Street, burglar alarm. At 6:34 a.m., National Road, false alarm. At 5:39 a.m., Market Street, ...

School Bus Crash Injures at Least One Student

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Update: There is limited cellphone service from the crash area. Marshall County Schools officials will release more information when Superintendent Jeff Crook returns from the scene. The injured student suffered non-life threatening injuries, school officials said. CAMERON -- The Marshall ...

Richard Ojeda, Sherrod Brown Dive Into the Presidential Fray

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Two Democrat lawmakers representing people in West Virginia and Ohio are looking toward the White House in 2020. West Virginia Sen. Richard Ojeda, D-Logan, made his announcement Monday at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Sherrod ...

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Planning Memorial for K-9

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The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office lost a furry member of the force earlier this month and plans to honor his memory on Sunday. On Nov. 4, Sheriff Charles Black Jr. received a call from Sgt. Brandon Peska. The sergeant informed Black that his K-9 partner, Nemo, had fallen ill. Nemo, 7, was ...

Wheeling Police Make Arrests In Two Separate Burglaries

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Two men face felony charges after each allegedly committed burglary, netting each less than $300 each. On Nov. 6, numerous officers responded to a Wabash Street residence in response to a possible burglary in progress, where a homeowner had allegedly found a man inside his house and was ...

Catholic Bishops Delay Vote on Sex Abuse Response

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BALTIMORE (AP) — At the Vatican’s insistence, U.S. Catholic bishops abruptly postponed plans Monday to vote on proposed new steps to address the clergy sex abuse crisis roiling the church. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic ...

Wheeling Hospital Auxiliary Garners Statewide Recognition

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The Wheeling Hospital auxiliary came away with three major awards at the recent annual luncheon held by the auxiliary of West Virginia Hospital Association. The local auxiliary won the top honor in the Northern District, as well as the entire state, for its Memory Box service project, and ...

Students at Bethany College Salute Veterans

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Photo Provided The Bethany College Office of Student Life and brothers of Phi Kappa Tau sponsored a 24-hour vigil over Veterans Day weekend to raise awareness and show support for veterans. The vigil, called “STAND WATCH,” featured volunteers standing by the campus flag pole to honor ...

Wheeling Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 9:50 a.m. Saturday and 7:47 a.m. Monday, Wheeling police handled 21 traffic stops, three accidents and eight miscellaneous calls. MONDAY At 7:47 a.m., National Road, follow-up. At 7:27 a.m., Interstate 70, motorist assist. At 4:28 a.m., Market ...

Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown weighing 2020 presidential run

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CINCINNATI (AP) — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, one of the winningest Democrats in Ohio history, said Monday he is considering a 2020 presidential run. Brown had previously played down interest in joining what's expected to be a crowded Democratic field. But he acknowledged Monday he is listening ...

Following Midterm Defeat, Ojeda Sets Sights on Presidency

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A retired Army paratrooper and current West Virginia lawmaker seeking to restore the Democratic Party's blue-collar roots chose Veterans Day to formalize his campaign for the presidency in 2020. Richard Ojeda made the announcement Monday at the Korean War Veterans ...