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West Virginia Switches to New Method for Grading Public Schools

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Board of Education got its first look Thursday at a new tool to evaluate the state’s 6,333 public elementary, middle and high schools. Representatives of the state Department of Education in Charleston briefed media about the new Balanced Scorecard that ...

Student Drivers in Martins Ferry Get Vehicle Checkups

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Students at Martins Ferry High School got their vehicles checked for maintenance and safety concerns during a AAA car care event on Wednesday at the school. AAA noted the reason it conducts such school events is to help teens stay safe on the road. Car crashes, according to AAA, remain the ...

United Way Observes Day of Caring in Wheeling

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Photo by Joe Lovell Participating in the 27th Annual Sandy O’Haver Day of Caring on Wednesday are, from left, United Way board President Jason Haswell; Jessica Rine, executive director of the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley; and Jamie Bordas of Bordas & Bordas Attorneys PLLC. The ...

Bishop Bransfield Resigns, Being Investigated

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WHEELING — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the Most Rev. Michael J. Bransfield, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, and has ordered the archbishop of Baltimore to investigate allegations that Bransfield sexually harassed adults, church officials said ...

Man Dies in Crash on County Road 4 in Neffs

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A Moundsville man is dead and two Neffs men have suffered apparently minor injuries after a two-vehicle collision on Willow Grove Road, or Belmont County Road 4, on Wednesday morning. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the accident is still under investigation but a description of ...

Gullah Plan To Ride Out Florence

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ST. HELENA ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — As a potentially catastrophic Hurricane Florence steamed toward the Carolinas, Josh Dais watched the weather reports on the TV in his barber shop and listened for updates from emergency officials. But when it comes to deciding whether to flee this island where ...

Moundsville Save A Lot Will Be Closing Soon

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Photo by Miranda Sebroski The Save a Lot grocery store at 311 Lafayette Ave. in Moundsville is expected to close by the end of this week. A produce manager on duty Wednesday evening, who identified herself only as Tina, said the store will be closing soon; however, she said she could not ...

Man’s Body Found in Wrecked Car in Jefferson County

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BLOOMINGDALE — A Washington, Pa., man last seen on Sept. 4 as he left home for a fishing trip in Eastern Ohio was found dead in Jefferson County on Wednesday. According to information released by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Canton Township resident Anthony R. Goudy was operating a 2008 ...

Wheeling Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 7:57 a.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, officers conducted 14 traffic stops and responded to one vehicle accident. WEDNESDAY At 7:57 a.m., National Road, meet complainant. At 7:38 a.m., Market Street, meet complainant. At 7:35 a.m., Mount de ...

Superload Travels Through Bethlehem, Into Marshall County

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A massive piece of equipment, destined for a drilling site in Marshall County, made its way through Bethlehem this morning and into Mount Olivet along W.Va. 88. The move is expected to take most of the day, and the load will be shut down this afternoon when school buses are out dropping off ...

Ohio River Flood Falls Short Of Predictions

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WHEELING — When the Ohio River finally crested here Tuesday morning, it fell just short of reaching the level it had when it spilled its banks in February. That was mostly a relief to emergency officials who had spent the previous few days preparing for what forecasters initially said could ...

Wheeling Pauses to Reflect, 17 Years After 9/11 Attacks

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On Tuesday, people throughout the Ohio Valley honored the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with commemorative events, from flag raisings to patriotic assemblies in schools. Here, members of the Wheeling Fire and Police Honor Guard gather outside Temple Shalom in ...

West Virginia Senate Gives No Quarter to Supreme Court Justices

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CHARLESTON — Despite an attempt by House members to propose a deal to let two justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals off the hook, all sitting justices will face trial in October and November, as well as a justice who resigned last month. The West Virginia Senate met as a ...

Town of Bethany Raising Sewage Rates

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Bethany Town Council last week moved forward with plans to raise the town’s sewer rate. Council approved the second reading in August for the 25 percent rate hike, which will bring the average monthly bill for customers who use up to 3,000 gallons of water per month from $31.73 to ...

Evan Jenkins’ West Virginia Supreme Court Candidacy Challenged

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PARKERSBURG — An attorney from Clay County is seeking to remove a candidate from the ballot in a special election for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. In a petition to the state Supreme Court, Wayne King said Evan Jenkins’ law license was voluntarily made inactive from Dec. 2, ...