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Fisk Sworn In to Triadelphia Council

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With the election results canvassed, Tabetha Fisk is to take a seat on Triadelphia City Council on July 1. Fisk received 24 votes for the seat currently held by Jeremiah Gordon, who was brought on to fill an unexpired term left by former council member Cliff Adkins moving out in mid-2018. ...

Safety Event Teaches Youngsters Lessons

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Donning a firefighter’s water rescue helmet, Piper Dobson makes friends with Wheeling firefighter Ryan Teufel. Fire department personnel were special guests Tuesday at the 34th annual Safety Town at Wheeling Hospital. Safety Town teaches youngsters ages 4 and 5 a variety of safety lessons. In ...

Education Reform Bills Progress in House

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CHARLESTON — Several education reform bills, including the new house omnibus bill, move to the final phase during day two of the resumption of the special session for education reform. The House of Delegates met Tuesday afternoon and moved 23 bills to third reading. These include 11 bills ...

Belmont County Mourns Auditor Conroy, Appoints Replacement

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont County officials learned of the death of Auditor Roger Conroy Tuesday. In response, the Belmont County Board of Commissioners held an emergency meeting Tuesday morning to appoint Chief Deputy Auditor Sheila Turner as interim auditor until the Belmont County ...

Wheeling City Council Condemns City’s Role in Slave Trade

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WHEELING — City Council condemned Wheeling’s historical involvement in the slave trade through a resolution passed Tuesday evening. Council members unanimously voted to approve a resolution acknowledging and denouncing the city’s “role in fostering the institution of slavery and ...

Mountaineer Casino Sold in $385M Deal

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NEW CUMBERLAND — Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort has been sold, along with two other Missouri casinos for $385 million. Eldorado Resorts sold the New Cumberland facility along with Isle Casino in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Lady Luck Casinos in Caruthersville, Mo., to Century Casinos ...

Ohio County To Provide Ambulance Services

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WHEELING — Ohio County is getting into the ambulance business, hoping to supplement volunteer departments and improve response times. County commissioners on Tuesday approved a proposal that would establish a paid county EMS service to complement existing ambulance service provided by ...

Drama Recounts Wheeling Fugitive Slave’s Experience

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Lucy Bagby was blunt with her message: “It started right here in Wheeling, Virginia.” A dramatic performance, “The Last Fugitive Slave,” was presented Tuesday to tell the story of Bagby, the final enslaved person returned to a master before the Civil War. The program was offered at ...

Food, Shelter Agencies to Receive Extra Funding

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Organizations providing emergency food and shelter in the Ohio Valley will soon receive some additional federal money through the United Way. The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley on Thursday announced that it received $81,607 in funding from the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board ...

Northern Panhandle Schools Awarded Grants for STEAM Programs

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More than a dozen schools in the Northern Panhandle and Belmont County were among 43 school districts across West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania to be awarded more than a quarter-million dollars in grants this week for STEAM programs. The “Innovation Grants” program, through a partnership ...

Main Street Sewer Work in Wheeling

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The 1000 block of Main Street in Wheeling is being narrowed down to one lane near the Capitol Theatre as a crew with O’Briens Construction works on a sewer line replacement project in the area.

Teen Killed In Fire Identified

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WOODSFIELD — The teenager who died in a house fire in Woodsfield early Saturday has been identified as Joseph Cox. Woodsfield fire Chief Mike Young said Cox, 16, was found dead inside the house at 529 Old Brick Road after firefighters were called to the residence about 12:45 a.m. ...

Police Roundups

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Monday to 8 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled 10 traffic stops, one accident and seven miscellaneous calls. At 8:15 a.m., Main Street, flagged down. At 8:28 a.m., North Wabash Street, abandoned vehicle. At 10:41 a.m., National Road, improper ...

Ohio County Board of Education Asks Judge to Dismiss Suit

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WHEELING — The Ohio County Board of Education is asking a circuit judge to reconsider his decision that allows a lawsuit filed by a former student, accusing his teacher of sexual abuse, to continue against the board. The school board filed a response Friday with Ohio County Circuit Judge ...

Trump, Sanders Talk Education Reform

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CHARLESTON— The president of the United States and a candidate seeking to face him in 2020 both weighed in on the education reform efforts in the West Virginia Legislature. President Donald Trump tweeted a vague expression of support Monday for the state’s schools and Gov. Jim Justice, ...