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State-Owned Vehicle Tally in West Virginia: 8,380

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CHARLESTON — It only took three years, but the state of West Virginia finally has determined the number of vehicles in the state fleet. “You’ve seen the new gold-and-blue license plates out there,” said House Government Organization Chairman Delegate Gary Howell, R-Mineral. “Today, I ...

Union Carpenters Build Wheeling Soup Kitchen’s Stores

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Local union carpenters have come together to build hope in those in need of food this winter season. This week, members of the Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters and Project BEST teamed up to collect and deliver food items to the Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling. Two ...

Man Allegedly Provides Fake ID During Traffic Stop in Triadelphia

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A man stopped while driving a suspected stolen vehicle found himself in even more trouble after allegedly providing false identification first to an Ohio County sheriff’s deputy, then to a magistrate judge. On Jan. 29, deputies identified a car that had been reported stolen driving on ...

Weirton Man Is Facing Federal Drug Charges

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A federal grand jury this week indicted Lavel L. Hicks of Weirton on drug and firearms charges. Hicks, 43, faces six cocaine-related counts and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm. He allegedly distributed cocaine in November and December 2017 and December 2018 in Brooke and ...

‘I Will Never Let You Down,’ Trump Tells Prayer Breakfast

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump told attendees at the annual National Prayer Breakfast this morning. “I will never let you down,” Trump told an audience that included members of his Cabinet and Congress, including Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The pledge came two days ...

Wheeling and Ohio County Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Tuesday to 8 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled 13 traffic stops, two vehicle accidents and two miscellaneous calls. TUESDAY At 8:23 a.m., North Erie Street, serve warrant. At 8:23 a.m., Chapline Street, hit and run. At 8:41 a.m., 15th Street, ...

Ohio Valley Sees Extreme Temperature Swings

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What a difference a week makes. A 69-degree temperature swing in the span of five days led Wheeling to experience record low temperatures last week and then a record high this week. Data from the National Weather Service listed Wheeling’s high temperature on Monday at 64 degrees, which ...

Trump: End ‘Politics of Revenge’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a divided Congress for the first time, President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Washington to reject “the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution.” He warned emboldened Democrats that “ridiculous partisan investigations” into his administration and ...

Development’s Possible Cost to Wheeling Taxpayers Unknown

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The redevelopment of two downtown city-owned buildings could involve taxpayer funds, as Wheeling City Council and Main Street Ventures continue to work through the details of rehabilitating 1107 and 1109 Main St. Council on Tuesday took the next step in advancing the redevelopment of the ...

Middlebourne Woman Charged With Threatening To Kill President

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WHEELING — A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted a Tyler County woman on charges she threatened to kill President Donald Trump, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell said. Taryn Corinne Henthorn, 25, of Middlebourne faces three counts of threatening to kill the president. She is accused of ...

Cash-Strapped St. John Central High School in Bellaire To Close

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BELLAIRE — If you’ve ever talked to someone that attended St. John Central High School in Bellaire, you can tell they loved their school. For them it wasn’t just a place to get educated — it was almost a second home. On Tuesday, students, alumni and friends of the school learned ...

Trial for Suspect in Wheeling Island Murder To Begin April 15

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The trial for accused murderer Branden Ensminger has been set for April. Ensminger, 27, remains lodged at the Northern Regional Jail in Moundsville awaiting his day in court for the murder of Rayna Shae Vaughan, who was found dead in her Wheeling Island apartment in March 2018. His trial is ...