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FILE - This Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 file photo shows a general view of the exterior of the new United States embassy building during a press preview near the River Thames in London, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. President Donald Trump says he is canceling an upcoming trip to London because he doesn't like the Obama administration's choice of a new embassy there. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool)

Trump Not Going To Embassy Opening

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LONDON (AP) — President Donald Trump has canceled a trip to London where he had been expected to open the new $1 billion U.S. embassy, avoiding protests promised by political opponents. Some British lawmakers questioned whether Trump would be welcome after he re-tweeted videos from a ...

Belmont County Health Board Receives Grant for Sewer System

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The Belmont County Board of Health has reappointed Dr. George L. Cholak to a two-year term as the county health commissioner. Cholak’s new term will expire in January 2020. Board member Dwight Jenewein will be seeking re-election to the board. His term expires this year. In other ...

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Trump Rejects DACA Accord

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By ALAN FRAM and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON — In bluntly vulgar language, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “...hole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan ...

W.Va. Lawmakers: 1 Percent Raise Not Enough for State Employees

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WHEELING — West Virginia lawmakers are wondering whether a proposed across-the-board pay raise of 1 percent is enough to retain state employees — especially teachers and corrections employees. In his State of the State address this week, Gov. Jim Justice proposed an across-the-board 1 ...

Leak Leads to No Water Service in Downtown Steubenville

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STEUBENVILLE — City water department crews are scrambling today to find a massive water leak that has led to water being shut off to the downtown area. City Manager James Mavromatis said the entire city is under a water conservation order. Water may be off for days in the downtown area, ...

Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 2:12 a.m. Thursday and 8:07 a.m. Wednesday, deputies handled seven traffic stops and one miscellaneous call. Thursday At 2:12 a.m., Eoff Street, false alarm business. At 12:13 a.m., National Road, shoplifting. Wednesday At 10:08 p.m., ...

St. C. Theater Arson Fire Investigation Goes On

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The Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office continues to imvestigate an arson fire that occurred last month at the AMC movie theater at the Ohio Valley Mall. The fire occurred Dec. 12 at the theater with Cumberland Trail Fire District and several other fire departments responding. Upon arrival, ...

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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice delivers his State of the State address from the House of Delegates chamber at the Capitol in Charleston Wednesday evening.

W.Va. Gov. Justice Urges Pay Raises

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday called for pay raises for West Virginia’s jail guards, teachers and other workers in the next fiscal year with the state’s economy and tax revenues now on the upswing. Addressing the Legislature, the now Republican governor told the ...

Northern Panhandle Lawmakers Share Justice’s Enthusiasm

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WHEELING — State lawmakers representing the Northern Panhandle largely share the optimism for West Virginia’s future Gov. Jim Justice exuded in his State of the State address Wednesday, but House Democrats remain skeptical that the state has made a permanent financial turn for the ...

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Ohio Valley Regional Transportation Authority Executive Director Tom Hvizdos said approximately 24 passengers at a time will be able to ride the downtown Wheeling shuttle when it hits the streets Jan. 22.

OVRTA Downtown Wheeling Trolley Will Get Rolling on Jan. 22

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By CASEY JUNKINS Staff Writer It will take the Ohio Valley Regional Transportation Authority’s 24-passenger trolley for downtown Wheeling about 15 minutes to travel from 10th Street to 22nd Street and back, once it hits the streets at 7 a.m. Jan. 22. The OVRTA board has committed $60,000 ...

Man Who Fled Trial in Marshall County Sentenced to 7-25 Years

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A McMechen man who fled the Marshall County Courthouse during jury deliberations in his November trial on drug charges learned Wednesday he could spend as many as 25 years behind bars. The jury in his absence convicted Larry Welling, 37, of operating a clandestine drug laboratory, conspiracy ...

Hancock County Board of Education OKs Free Hot Lunches

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Starting next week, all students in Hancock County public schools will receive hot lunches for free. The Hancock County Board of Education on Monday unanimously approved the implementation of a new free lunch program for all students in the county, which will go into effect ...

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Multiple cars are damaged after sliding on black ice Wednesday morning on W.Va. 2 near Benwood.

No Injuries Reported in Five-Car Pileup Near Benwood

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No one was injured after five cars — including a Marshall County Sheriff’s Office cruiser — were involved in a series of accidents on a W.Va. 2 overpass near Benwood early Wednesday. Chief Deputy Bill Helms attributed the chaos to black ice on the bridge just before 8 a.m., when the ...

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Even as coal producers continue mining throughout the Upper Ohio Valley, the Paris-based International Energy Agency predicts a “decade of stagnation” for the industry.

IEA Predicts ‘Decade Of Stagnation’ For Coal

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WHEELING — The International Energy Agency does not believe President Trump’s plans to overturn Obama-era environmental regulations will do much to bolster coal markets, as the Paris-based organization predicts a “decade of stagnation” in demand for the carbon-rich mineral. The agency ...

Wheeling Leaders Prep for Another Dog Fight

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WHEELING — City officials may have to fight even harder this year to keep the Greyhound Breeding Development Fund in place, as they’re not sure they can depend on Gov. Jim Justice to veto legislation that would eliminate the fund, as he did last year. “I fully expect that legislators ...

Medicaid Work Requirement Being Eyed

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By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON — In a major policy shift that could affect millions of low-income people, the Trump administration said Thursday it is offering a path for states that want to seek work requirements on Medicaid recipients. Seema Verma, head of ...

Wheeling Doctor Facing Federal Drug Indictment

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A federal grand jury has indicted two doctors and a business partner who are accused of illegally distributing controlled substances from a drug treatment center in Weirton over a period of eight years. U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced Tuesday the grand jury indicted Dr. George P. Naum, ...