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St. Clairsville Namesake Making a Hit in Scotland


ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Arthur St. Clair, namesake of St. Clairsville, has largely been forgotten by history — but thanks to the work of some enterprising historians, his accomplishments are becoming known both in the United States and in his native Scotland, where he would fit in with their ...

aKathy Szafran, president and CEO of Crittenton Services in Wheeling, left, attends the National Crittenton Foundation conference, “In Solidarity,” with residential therapist Laura Smith, right, and Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, founder and CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness.

Wheeling Businesswomen Make Impact in Washington, D.C.


A pair of Wheeling businesswomen represented growth and change in the Mountain State in the nation’s capital this week. Kathy Szafran, president and CEO of Crittenton Services and Lisa Allen, president and CEO of the Ziegenfelder Co., attended separate conferences in Washington, D.C. to ...


W.Va. Lawmakers Back to Charleston on Monday

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WHEELING — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice will call lawmakers to Charleston next week to consider, among other things, requiring contractors to hire West Virginia workers for highways projects funded by the road bond Mountain State voters passed Oct. 7. The special session — the second ...

Jenkins, Morrisey Spar On Abortion

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PARKERSBURG — The campaign for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in West Virginia racheted up a notch this week. U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins and state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey are hurling accusations over each other’s pro-life position, each questioning whether the other ...

President Donald Trump shows an executive order on health care that he signed in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump Delivers Heavy Blow To Obamacare With Order

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s abrupt move to cut off federal payments to insurers jolted America’s health care and political worlds alike on Friday, threatening to boost premiums for millions, disrupt insurance markets and shove Republicans into a renewed civil war over their ...

Police Reports


WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday, officers handled three traffic stops, seven vehicle accidents and two miscellaneous calls. FRIDAY At 5:33 a.m., Park View Lane, burglar alarm. At 5:27 a.m., Mount de Chantal Road, burglar alarm. At 4:21 a.m., 1300 ...

Have You Ever Wanted To Be Holy?


Think back to when you were a teenager (if you are still a teenager, then, just think). On your list of career possibilities and life dreams did any of you list holiness? Have you ever talked among your friends, either as a teen, a young man or woman, or a maturing adult, about being holy? I ...

Laughlin Chapel Receives Meat Donation


WHEELING — Children at Laughlin Memorial Chapel will enjoy some tasty meals thanks to a generous donation of pork from the Piney Fork Presbyterian Church. The donation was given in frozen form and site coordinator Yolanda Hairston and kitchen coordinator Patricia Mayfield enthusiastically ...

Catholic Charities Fall Gathering Is Oct. 27


CHARLESTON —Catholic Charities West Virginia’s seventh annual Autumn Gathering will be held on Friday, Oct. 27 at St. John XXIII Pastoral Center, 100 Hodges Road in Charleston, W.Va. The evening begins with Mass at 5:30 p.m. in the chapel at the Center, a brief reception begins at 6:30 p.m. ...

Methodist Foundation Awards Grants


The United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia Inc. has awarded grants totaling more than $90,000 this year to several different programs and ministries around West Virginia. Foundation president Jeff Taylor said the Grants Committee meets quarterly to review applications to help fund ...

New Video Honors Legacy of Rev. Scanlan


STEUBENVILLE —An inspiring new video, “A Father to Us All,” pays tribute to the legacy of the Rev. Michael Scanlan, TOR, who as president from 1974-2000, transformed Franciscan University of Steubenville from a struggling regional college into a world-renowned leader in Catholic higher ...

Church of Christ to Hold Ladies Inspiration Day


WHEELING — The 53rd annual Ladies Inspiration Day at the Church of Christ, 1310 National Road in Wheeling will be held Saturday, Oct. 21 with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. The theme is “Strength in the Storm.” The program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with lunch provided and served ...

Amsterdam Man Pleads Guilty to Rape Involving 8-Year-Old Girl


An Amsterdam man pleaded guilty before Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Michelle Miller this week to four counts of rape involving an 8-year-old girl. Per an agreement with his defense attorney, the Jefferson County Prosecutor’s Office will recommend that David M. Kausky, 35, be sentenced ...

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Traffic Commission Eyes Byron Street Changes


Surging enrollment at Wheeling Central Catholic High School is making it more difficult to find parking spaces in the area, Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston spokesman Bryan Minor told members of the city’s Traffic Commission during the Thursday meeting. After some discussion and ...

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Leadership and human performance specialist Alan Mallory speaks during the St. Clairsville Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner on Thursday. He urged members to face challenges head-on in order to achieve success.

Man Who Conquered Everest Speaks at Dinner


Overcoming challenges is an important part of life and business, and on Thursday members of the St. Clairsville Area Chamber of Commerce heard from a man who conquered one of the biggest challenges on the planet. Alan Mallory, an international speaker, author and human development trainer, ...

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Dedicating the Fitzsimmons Family Dog Park in Wheeling on Thursday are from left, committee member Tara Patterson, committee member Derrick McKee (holding 10-week-old son Finn), Mayor Glenn Elliott and Rocky Fitzsimmons.

Release the Hounds: Wheeling Dog Park Officially Opens

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Sawyer, a 10-month-old Great Pyrenees, seemed to quickly become friends with Apollo, a 5-month-old boxer, when the two met Thursday at the Fitzsimmons Family Dog Park: A PetSafe Park. “They just met a few minutes ago,” said Sawyer’s owner, Scott Pinter of Wheeling. “It’s awesome for ...