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FLAG DAY PARADE IN MOUNDSVILLE

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Photo by Alan Olson The Moundsville Honor Guard leads the city’s Flag Day Parade on Friday evening. The parade route began in front of the Moundsville VFW building on Grant Avenue, going down First, Second and Third streets before coming back around. About 200 people were thought to have ...

Ohio Valley Medical Center Receives Gold Plus Achievement Award

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Ohio Valley Medical Center has received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according ...

Hemp Market Grows As Farmers Secure Permits

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It’s buyer beware of products labeled to contain CBD in a market that is exploding across the state, the Pennsylvania Hemp Industry Council warns. Its president, Geoffrey Whaling, said there are many unscrupulous suppliers who mislabel the homeopathic products that are supposed to contain ...

Belmont County Board Of Elections Making Its Move

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After months of planning and preparation, the consolidation of county offices in buildings formerly owned by The Health Plan began with the Belmont County Board of Elections being the first agency to move in this past week. County Commissioner Josh Meyer said the elections office started ...

Interstate 70 Resurfacing at State Line Nears Completion

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WEST ALEXANDER — The reconstruction of Interstate 70 in Pennsylvania that was damaged by undermining earlier this year is ahead of schedule, but when West Virginia will begin its portion of the project is still up in the air. Motorists can soon expect some relief while traveling on I-70 ...

Convicted Drug Trafficker Arrested Again in Wheeling

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A man with two prior felony convictions for trafficking drugs was arrested again on drug charges. On May 29, Ohio County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a search warrant at 321 N. Huron St. in Wheeling, where drug deals were reportedly being conducted. At the residence, Deante “G” Creel, ...

Koppers Plans to Close Follansbee Plant

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FOLLANSBEE — Another Ohio Valley manufacturing site is set to close its doors, and area officials are preparing to find ways to assist its employees and possibly even locate a future tenant. The 48 employees of the Koppers facility in Follansbee are expected to be off the job by Aug. 4, ...

Weirton Doctors Acquitted of Drug Charges

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WHEELING — Two Weirton doctors were acquitted Thursday after being indicted federally for unlawfully distributing Suboxone, in what their attorneys are calling overenthusiastic prosecution by the federal government. Dr. Krishan Aggarwal and Dr. Cherian John, both of Weirton, were employed at ...

Swartzmiller Seeks Elimination of Social Security Tax Caps

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WHEELING — Delegate Randy Swartzmiller thinks the upcoming special legislative session on education betterment also would be an opportune time to re-examine legislation eliminating taxes on Social Security benefits for West Virginians. Swartzmiller, D-Hancock, wants to eliminate the wage ...

Deadly Shadyside Flood Anniversary a Reminder of Weather Dangers

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SHADYSIDE — Emergency management officials are advising local residents to be prepared for severe summer weather, and those who recall the Flood of Tears understand exactly why they need to heed that advice. Twenty-nine years ago today, steady rain falling on ground that was already ...

West Virginia Week Social Media Challenge Kicks Off

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia Day is next week, and Gov. Jim Justice wants all West Virginians and those who love the state to help celebrate on social media. From today through June 20, Justice and the Tourism Office will be leading the official West Virginia Week Challenge, a seven-day ...

Boil Advisory in Elm Grove

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Crews with the City of Wheeling Water Department worked Thursday to repair a 10-inch water main break in the Elm Grove business district after the rupture occurred earlier in the morning. A 48-hour boil order was put in place Thursday for odd number addresses from 2075 to 2129 National Road. ...

I-470 eastbound Friday closure announced

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The West Virginia Division of Highways announced that Interstate 470 eastbound will be closed and I-470 westbound will be reduced to one lane from exit 5 to exit 2 from 6 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Friday. The onramp to I-470 eastbound from the US 250/W.Va. 2 interchange will also be closed to ...

Volunteers Prepare for Ohio River Sweep

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WHEELING — Volunteers are needed to help pick up trash along the Ohio River. The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, also known as ORSANCO, has scheduled its 30th annual Ohio River Sweep for Saturday. The event is a volunteer effort to clean up areas along the Ohio River, ...

State Officials Slam Bloomberg’s Energy Plan

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PARKERSBURG — A former New York City mayor’s pledge to spend $500 million on the Beyond Carbon initiative would be better spent on research into cleaner-burning fuels, a West Virginia congressman said Tuesday. Michael Bloomberg on Friday announced he’ll spend the half-billion dollars on ...

Barnesville Cop Saves Baby from Drowning

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BARNESVILLE — Barnesville Police Officer Andrew Stewart was at the right place and the right time last Friday, and a nine-month-old boy is still alive thanks to Stewart’s efforts and the quick reaction of the child’s grandmother. Julie Webb of Barnesville was walking with the baby in ...

Company Fined for Explosion Which Killed W.Va. Worker

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HOUSTON, Pa. — The federal Department of Labor intends to fine a Marathon Petroleum Corp. subsidiary and a West Virginia company tens of thousands of dollars each for failing to follow safety procedures and other violations at the MarkWest Houston natural gas processing plant, where a fire ...

Mobile Unit to Bring Family Planning Services to Wheeling

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WHEELING — The Mobile Community Health Center is bringing family planning services to area women this week. The mobile unit will be parked on 15th Street outside of Youth Services System Inc. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Services will include testing for sexually transmitted diseases, ...