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Clicking ‘Checkout’ May Get More Expensive

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales Tax: $0. Online shoppers have gotten used to seeing that line on checkout screens before they click “purchase.” But a case before the Supreme Court could change that. At issue is a rule stemming from two, decades-old Supreme Court cases: If a business is ...

Recalled Eggs Distributed to W.Va., Other States

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than 200 million eggs distributed to restaurants and grocery stores in nine states have been recalled because of bacterial contamination. A notice posted on the Food & Drug Administration website Friday said the eggs shipped from a North Carolina farm may be ...

Medical Treatment For Opioids Is Sought

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WASHINGTON — Deep within President Donald Trump’s plan to combat opioid abuse, overshadowed by his call for the death penalty for some drug traffickers, is a push to expand the use of medication to treat addiction. It’s a rare instance in which Trump isn’t trying roll back Obama ...

New Wheeling Fire Fighters Complete Intense Training

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WHEELING — Imagine your job includes crawling through a tight, dark maze or carrying around a tank of oxygen on your back for survival. That’s just a few of the things four new Wheeling Fire Department recuits experienced as part of their entry-level six weeks of training. The new ...

Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott Has Big Plans for Downtown

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WHEELING —Mayor Glenn Elliott envisions a downtown in which one works in an office, lives in a loft apartment, buys locally grown vegetables and drinks freshly brewed craft beer, all while walking, cycling or taking an Uber ride between destinations. The ambience doesn’t yet approach ...

Volunteers in Kayaks Tidy Wheeling Creek

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WHEELING — Employees of Williams Lee Tag, random volunteers and City of Wheeling officials carved their way through Wheeling Creek on Saturday — in kayaks. With them, in these plastic blue bags, they carried trash once tossed to the water. The “Make Wheeling Shine” clean-up ...

Syria Strike Deemed Success

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By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday declared “Mission Accomplished” for a U.S.-led allied missile attack on Syria’s chemical weapons program, but the Pentagon said the pummeling of three chemical-related facilities left ...

More Than An April Shower

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WHEELING — The Ohio Valley should not have much to worry about as a cold front that’s wreaked havoc across the country dumps rain here early this week. As of Saturday afternoon, the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh predicted as much as 3 inches of rain could fall here from today ...

Blazing Brush Fire Rages for Hours in Wheeling

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WHEELING — A small grass fire on Wagner Street exploded into an intense, stubborn blaze that burned an undetermined number of acres in the Fulton and North Park neighborhoods of Wheeling late Friday afternoon. Wheeling firefighters spent several hours battling flames and hot spots as high ...

Ohio County Schools Seek Energy Solutions

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WHEELING — Energy upgrades within Berkeley County Schools — West Virginia’s second-largest school district — are saving the district nearly $2 million annually, and officials are using the money to build new schools and expand older ones in their rapidly expanding Eastern Panhandle ...

WVU Medicine Brings Retreat to Oglebay Park in Wheeling

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Officials of WVU Medicine brought its senior leadership retreat to Oglebay Park this week to demonstrate the health care system’s commitment to the Upper Ohio Valley. WVU Medicine conducts a spring retreat for senior leaders at different locations. The two-day event was held in the Northern ...

Trump: U.S., Allies Bombing Syria

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States, France and Britain launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Donald Trump announced Friday. Explosions lit up the skies over ...

Body Of Missing Shadyside Man Is Found

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The search for Troy DeLong ended Friday morning when his body was found in a wooded area near Shadyside. Family, friends and law enforcement had been searching for the 46-year-old DeLong since Tuesday, after his family was unable to contact him beginning on the afternoon of April 7. They ...

Ogden Half Marathon Packet Pickup Moves to River City in Wheeling

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The 42nd running of the Ogden Half Marathon Classic will take on a true “River City” feel this year, as River City Restaurant will serve as host for many of the race-related events. First, on Friday, May 25, race registration and packet pickup for those who registered in advance for the ...

Moundsville Vice-Mayor Considering Private Enterprise for Pool

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Phil Remke brought proposals before the city’s planners earlier this week after being approached by donors who wish to fund a renovation to the city’s long-troubled indoor pool. At Tuesday’s finance subcommittee meeting, the city’s vice mayor said he had been in communication with ...