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Village of Barnesville Sees Largest-Ever Meth Seizure

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Several law enforcement agencies over the last week have reported major drug arrests, including what Barnesville police have called the largest seizure of methamphetamine in their history. Barnesville Police Chief Rocky Sirianni reported a vehicle stop and search by the department’s K-9 ...

Belmont County Health Board Fails to Achieve a Quorum

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The Belmont County Board of Health held a brief session Monday, but lacked a quorum to conduct business. Board members Dwight Jenewein, James King and Irene Louda were present for the meeting. Board members Joel Braido, Dr. Renato DelaCruz and Elizabeth Glick were absent. The board heard ...

Dozens speak against education bill in West Virginia

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Dozens of speakers crammed the first of two public hearings Monday to speak against a complex education bill in West Virginia that teachers' unions claim is retaliation for a nine-day strike last year. Teachers, parents, education and union officials, and students ...

Leaders Debate Ethane Cracker Pros and Cons

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MONACA, Pa. — The 42-mile drive from Washington to Potter Township represents the proverbial scenic route as it winds through rural and wooded areas north into Beaver County. Eventually, the relative tranquility gives way to the panorama of a massive construction project: the Shell Chemical ...

Village of Barnesville Will Charge Tax Penalties

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Barnesville Village Council agreed to allow the Regional Income Tax Agency to begin administering late fees and interest charges on village taxpayers who are late or who fail to pay their taxes, but one councilman held steadfast in his opposition to the plan. Previously, at a council meeting ...

Wheeling Hospital Medical Physicist Named to Review Committee

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Dr. Tynan Stevens, medical physicist at Wheeling Hospital’s Schiffler Cancer Center, has joined the Graduate Education Program Review Committee of the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs. The commission accredits master’s and doctoral level programs, ...

With Deadline Looming, Border Security Talks Face New Hurdle

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Bargainers clashed Sunday over whether to limit the number of migrants authorities can detain, tossing a new hurdle before negotiators hoping to strike a border security compromise for Congress to pass this coming week. The White House wouldn’t rule out a renewed partial ...

Ohio County Police Reports

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OHIO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Between 6:02 a.m. Saturday and 6:26 a.m. Sunday, deputies responded to 15 traffic stops, two miscellaneous calls and one accident. SUNDAY At 1:50 a.m., Cabela Drive, welfare check. At 12:33 a.m., Clearview Avenue, K-9. SATURDAY At 11:01 p.m., Cabela ...

Building On Recovery

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BENWOOD — After paying off its building debt a year early, the Unity Center is raising funds now to remodel the facility and expand services to people in recovery from addiction. The Unity Center moved from Center Wheeling to Benwood in December 2017. Executive Director Mary Hess said a ...

More Ohio County Students To Get New Chromebooks

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WHEELING — Ohio County Schools will provide all middle school students and those at Wheeling Park High School with a Chromebook beginning next fall. The school district is presently accepting bids to purchase an additional 2,000 Chromebooks, which will be distributed to students in ...

Details On Proposed Garage Still Unknown

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WHEELING — More than a year after city officials first mentioned the project, the size, funding source and expected revenue for a proposed downtown parking structure are still to be determined. The proposed garage, which would cost $11 million to construct on existing parking lots, would ...

Wheeling Still Considering Public Safety Building

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WHEELING — City Council heard a new recommendation for what to do regarding a proposed public safety building at its meeting Tuesday: drop the current plan and consider other options. Councilman Dave Palmer suggested the city set aside its plans for a proposed public safety building ...