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Grand Jury Returns Several Indictments

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STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County grand jury returned seven indictments on Wednesday, including charges against a Mingo Junction man who allegedly hit a woman in the head with a brick. ∫ Christopher Wood, 39, of 257 Hallock Ave., Mingo Junction, was indicted on two counts of felonious ...

Public Hears From Federal Officials On HTS Settlement

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EAST LIVERPOOL — Federal officials met with members of the public last week to explain a recent settlement reached with a local company that operates a hazardous waste incinerator. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as well as ...

Fines, Laws to be Tightened for Junkyards, Land

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CHESTER – By the beginning of December, Chester city officials will look to tighten its laws and fines regarding unsightly properties and junkyards in the city. On Monday, city council approved a motion to enter into legislation an amended property maintenance and junkyard ordinance, which ...

Responders Battle Blaze at Home in North Park

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Fire officials are working to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a North Park home Friday night. The home, at 2 Hawk Court, was reported to Ohio County 911 shortly before 8 p.m. Philip Stahl, public information officer for the Wheeling Fire Department, said the department received a ...

Charity Joins Energy Company to Aid Children

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A Pittsburgh-based children’s charity partnered with Southwestern Energy to provide adaptive bikes, strollers and a communications device for kids with disabilities. Variety — the Children’s Charity made the presentation Thursday. The partners gave five adaptive bikes, two adaptive ...

Allen Loughry Informs Gov. Jim Justice He Will Resign Monday

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Today, Gov. Jim Justice announced he has received a letter of resignation from convicted Justice Allen Loughry. The justice will resign his post on Monday. Here is the letter Loughry sent to the governor: Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia 1900 Kanawha Blvd East Building 1, Room E ...

Updated: Power Restored to National Road Businesses

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WHEELING -- Appalachian Power has restored power to much of Ohio County quicker than expected this morning, and many businesses shut down for the past few hours are now open. The power provider had reported this morning more than 2,000 customers without power -- including a number of ...

Madison Elementary Students Get Veterans Day Flag Lesson

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WHEELING — Students at Madison Elementary School on Wheeling Island got a lesson Friday about the American Flag from two veterans, and the children had a lot of questions for them. School resource officer Sgt. John Haglock, a U.S. Army veteran who now works for the Ohio County ...

Gov. Jim Justice Calls Special Session to Impeach Loughry

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CHARLESTON — Allen Loughry, justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, is about to be impeached for a second time. Gov. Jim Justice issued a proclamation Friday afternoon calling the West Virginia Legislature into special session at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Unlike the previous ...

Senate files petition for rehearing on Workman case

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Senate is calling on the state Supreme Court of Appeals to fix a decision that has caused a constitutional crisis between the legislative and judicial branches. Attorneys for the Senate filed a petition for rehearing Nov. 5 after an all-appointed circuit ...

Discovery Of Three Meth Labs Leads To Arrests

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WHEELING — A man and a woman remain jailed on drug charges after law enforcement allegedly found three meth labs at a 16th Street apartment. On Wednesday, West Virginia State Police — working with the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office, the Wheeling Police Department and the Ohio Valley ...

Capito Hosts Girls Rise Up Event

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U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito hosted Thursday her second West Virginia Girls Rise Up event this month during a stop at Sistersville Elementary School. Capito, R-W.Va., launched the program in 2015 — the year she was sworn in as the first female U.S. Senator from West Virginia — to ...

Bridge Work Affects Brooke County Pioneer Trail

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Brooke County Commissioners learned Thursday much of the Brooke County Pioneer Trail will be closed for at least a year while crews build a retaining wall near the future site of the new Ohio River bridge. The trail extends from the Buffalo Creek Bridge at Wellsburg’s south end to the ...

Agricultural Learning Center Going Back Out to Bid

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An agricultural learning center in Woodsfield will go back out to bid after bids were rejected last month. Mary Jo Westfall, Ohio State University extension associate, attended a Monroe County commissioners meeting on Monday to ask what should be done after bids in late October were ...

Ohio County School Bond Committee: Expect Rising Costs

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Members of the Ohio County Schools Bond Advisory Committee told school officials Thursday to set aside a higher amount of contingency dollars for their $76 million property improvement plan, as the cost of construction is likely to rise in the coming months. Todd Dei, civil engineer at ...

Veterans Day To Be Observed Sunday

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A public centennial observance of Armistice Day (now known as Veterans Day) will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Spirit of the American Doughboy monument at Wheeling Park. The program will include the presentation of colors by American Legion Post 1 and Post 89, the singing of the National ...

Special session called to impeach Justice Loughry

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CHARLESTON -- Allen Loughry, justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, is about to be impeached for a second time. Gov. Jim Justice issued a proclamation Friday afternoon calling the West Virginia Legislature into special session at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Unlike the previous impeachment ...

Steubenville Man Arrested in String of Gas Station Robberies

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A Steubenville man has been arrested in connection with four armed robberies of gas stations in Steubenville and Weirton throughout October. Steubenville Police reported Dale Alexander, 21, of Steubenville was arrested in Follansbee with the assistance of the West Virginia State Police on ...