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Wheeling Florist Says Trash Situation Not Rosy

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WHEELING — The smell of flowers at the 1100 block of Eoff Street isn’t mixing with the stench of trash in a dumpster behind the Wheeling YWCA. Brian Gessler, owner of Laupp Florist, said garbage, odor and the YWCA dumpster have been an issue ever since he located to 1109 Eoff St. 18 years ...

Live Music Available Around Ohio Valley for Those on a Budget

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Summer may be coming to a close in a few weeks and the new school year is just around the corner, but there still are opportunities to enjoy free musical entertainment in the Ohio Valley. And whether you enjoy country, rock or the oldies, there are a variety of bands playing the hits at ...

Trump To Announce Supreme Court Pick Tonight

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — A family separation crisis continues at the border. His Environmental Protection Agency chief just quit amid mounting scandals. And he’s about to meet with an adversary accused of meddling in the 2016 election. But President Donald Trump has every confidence ...

Law Students Get Intro to Real World in U.S. Attorney’s Office

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The United States Attorney’s offices in West Virginia had the opportunity to employ four interns this summer. The law students assisted in the Wheeling, Clarksburg and Martinsburg offices in the criminal and civil divisions. “Our district greatly benefited from the work of our student ...

Butterfly Release in Wheeling Will Honor 2017 Flood Victim

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WHEELING — The family of the woman who drowned during flash flooding last summer is inviting people to a butterfly release at the site where her body was found. Denise Courtwright, mother of the late Page Gellner, said the release will occur at 6:30 p.m. July 29 at the footbridge over ...

North Wheeling Structures To Receive Historic Plaques

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WHEELING — The Wheeling Landmarks Commission this week deemed two North Wheeling structures worthy of historic building plaques, while a third building — the site of the future Big Shot Bob’s Restaurant — will have to wait a month. And hungry customers looking anxious for the ...

Man Faces  Charges In Alleged Abduction

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MOUNDSVILLE — Details are sparse after a St. Clairsville man allegedly abducted a woman in Moundsville, before his eventual capture in McMechen. Stephen Kasprowski, 55, was stopped in McMechen after his car was reported to police for his involvement in an alleged kidnapping, reported by the ...

Wheeling Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 9:42 a.m. Saturday and 5:02 a.m. Sunday, officers handled 32 traffic stops, one vehicle accident and one miscellaneous call. SUNDAY At 7:42 a.m., Eoff Street, welfare check. At 4:08 a.m., Main Street, disorderly adult. At 3:46 a.m., Market Street, ...

East Wheeling Clay Works Molding Future Downtown

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WHEELING — A Wheeling pair is crafting mugs, pots and jewlery — and teaching youths to make “monsters” from clay — as they seek to mold the future of their business in downtown Wheeling. East Wheeling Clay Works has been open at 747 Market St. near the Wheeling Tunnel since ...

Dock Dogs Event Fetches Good Time at Marshall County Co-Op

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MOUNDSVILLE — Dogs overeager to get swimming, dogs too afraid to get wet, and every dog in between flocked to the Marshall County Co-op for their inaugural Dock Dogs event, joined hundreds of humans. Organized through a cooperative effort through local enthusiast Kelly Fitzsimmons, Co-op ...

Dr. Wilfredo Tiu Hangs Up the White Coat After 51 Years

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WHEELING — When working at a job that gives a person much satisfaction, it’s not easy to call it quits. Dr. Wilfredo Tiu is just that kind of man. After 51 years of healing ears, noses and throats, Tiu has put down the microscope and picked up a watering can. His office at Wheeling ...

History Comes to Life At Oglebay’s Medieval Family Fun Fair

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Oglebay’s Camp Russel was alive with the sound of history Saturday afternoon — not just drums and bells, but the clang of metal on metal and of axes embedding in wooden targets. The Medieval Family Fun Fair was set up at Camp Russel as a demonstration of the Society of Creative ...

West Liberty Toastmasters Club Invites Others to Try

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WEST LIBERTY — Hanna Perry recently became the new vice president of public relations for the West Liberty Toastmasters International Club. She said she is often asked by friends and relatives to explain what Toastmasters is all about. She said she thought the best way to answer that ...