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Superload Travels Through Bethlehem, Into Marshall County

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A massive piece of equipment, destined for a drilling site in Marshall County, made its way through Bethlehem this morning and into Mount Olivet along W.Va. 88. The move is expected to take most of the day, and the load will be shut down this afternoon when school buses are out dropping off ...

Ohio River Flood Falls Short Of Predictions

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WHEELING — When the Ohio River finally crested here Tuesday morning, it fell just short of reaching the level it had when it spilled its banks in February. That was mostly a relief to emergency officials who had spent the previous few days preparing for what forecasters initially said could ...

Wheeling Pauses to Reflect, 17 Years After 9/11 Attacks

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On Tuesday, people throughout the Ohio Valley honored the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with commemorative events, from flag raisings to patriotic assemblies in schools. Here, members of the Wheeling Fire and Police Honor Guard gather outside Temple Shalom in ...

West Virginia Senate Gives No Quarter to Supreme Court Justices

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CHARLESTON — Despite an attempt by House members to propose a deal to let two justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals off the hook, all sitting justices will face trial in October and November, as well as a justice who resigned last month. The West Virginia Senate met as a ...

Town of Bethany Raising Sewage Rates

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Bethany Town Council last week moved forward with plans to raise the town’s sewer rate. Council approved the second reading in August for the 25 percent rate hike, which will bring the average monthly bill for customers who use up to 3,000 gallons of water per month from $31.73 to ...

Evan Jenkins’ West Virginia Supreme Court Candidacy Challenged

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PARKERSBURG — An attorney from Clay County is seeking to remove a candidate from the ballot in a special election for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. In a petition to the state Supreme Court, Wayne King said Evan Jenkins’ law license was voluntarily made inactive from Dec. 2, ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:07 a.m. Monday to 7:50 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled 16 traffic stops, and two miscellaneous calls. TUESDAY At 6:31 a.m., New Jersey Street, disorderly adult. At 5:35 a.m., North Wabash Street, suspicious individual on scene. At 4:23 a.m., 15th Street, ...

WVU, N.C. State game cancelled

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RALEIGH, N.C. - NC State will not play its scheduled football game with West Virginia University this weekend due to the increasing likelihood of severe and unsafe conditions associated with Hurricane Florence.
  Emergency management resources are expected to be fully utilized and needed ...

Roads in Wheeling Closed Due to High Water

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The Wheeling Police Department advises the following streets are closed for HIGH WATER: As of 11:30 a.m.: WHEELING ISLAND: -N. Erie Street (New Jersey St. to Indiana St.) -Ontario Street -S. Wabash Street -S. Erie Street From Ohio Street to End: -S. Front Street -S. Penn Street -S. ...

Ohio River on the Rise in Wheeling, Up and Down Valley

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WHEELING — Roads were closed, schools were canceled and the 15th annual Sternwheel Festival was scrapped as people up and down the Ohio River prepared for flooding today. As of 10:30 p.m. Monday, The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh was calling for the river to crest at 6 p.m. today ...

Human Rights Take Center Stage at Forum at WVNCC in Wheeling

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People participated in a forum about human rights Monday night titled “Hers, His, Our Rights” at West Virginia Northern Community College. The event was organized by the city of Wheeling’s Human Rights Commission and WVNCC. Speakers during the event included Loma Nevels, co-chairwoman ...

Belmont County Board of Health Mulls Housing Code

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The Belmont County Board of Health plans to explore the possible creation of a county housing code in response to deplorable living conditions discovered last week at a trailer outside Bridgeport. Belmont County Sheriff Dave Lucas, Chief Deputy James Zusack and Childrens Services ...