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President Trump Coming to Wheeling July 24

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WHEELING — President Donald Trump is expected to be in Wheeling July 24 for a private fundraiser as he kicks off his 2020 re-election campaign. The event is being hosted by Robert E. Murray, president and CEO of Murray Energy, and is planned for 6 p.m. at WesBanco Arena. The fundraiser is ...

Truck Leaking Oily Liquid Closes Wheeling Streets

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WHEELING -- Wheeling fire and police departments have shut down Chapline Street between 16th and the W.Va. 2 south collector ramp due to a large amount of oily substance on the road. Police are looking for the truck that is causing the spill. A large pool of the substance is on Chapline ...

Richland Trustees Obstruct Injection Well, Seek County Support

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Richland Township Trustees are seeking government support in blocking a proposed wastewater injection well, while taking their own action to delay construction. Trustees Greg Reline, Kathy Kaluger and Rick Ferrell voted unanimously to indefinitely table the approval of ...

Justice Touts Positive Revenue Numbers

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CHARLESTON — When Gov. Jim Justice was giving his first State of the State address in 2017, he was looking down the nose of a nearly $500 million budget shortfall. Now that the 2020 fiscal year started on Monday, the state ended the year with another surplus. West Virginia ended fiscal 2019 ...

Artists convene at Heritage Port

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A small group of local artists joined more than a dozen other artists from several different countries, including France, Germany and Switzerland, and enjoyed a day of plein-air painting and other artwork at Wheeling’s Heritage Port Tuesday. Didier Mollon, a retired family physician who ...

Senator Weld: Work On Education Reform Complete

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WHEELING — The bulk of the legislative work needed for education reform in the state is now complete, and West Virginia Senate Majority Whip Ryan Weld hopes West Virginians see the investment in education being directed by the legislature. “At this point, we have done the absolute bulk of ...

CBD Store Opens in Moundsville

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Marshall County and city leaders were in high spirits Tuesday afternoon for the grand opening of Your CBD Store Moundsville. The store first opened two weeks ago, at the corner of Lafayette Avenue and Fifth Street, selling CBD oil products. CBD oil is used to treat anxiety and relieve ...

Wheeling Fire Department Honored for Treating Severe Heart Attacks

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The city’s fire department received an award from the American Heart Association for providing quality treatment when responding to severe heart attacks. Association representatives presented Wheeling Fire Department Chief Larry Helms, paramedics and emergency medical technicians with the ...

Independence Day Extravaganza

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Song leader Sue Pettit and organist Robert Troeger are getting in the spirit for the Independence Day Extravaganza set for at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 1410 Chapline St., Wheeling. The patriotic concert will feature Austrian organist Lukas Hasler and surprise ...

Bloomingdale Child Dies in Two-Vehicle Crash

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A 4-year-old girl died following a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 22, between Ohio 43 and Lovers Lane, at about 5:45 p.m. Monday, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported. A trooper said a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Christopher A. Ogden, 25, of Bloomingdale was traveling east at around ...

Crews Inspect Wheeling Suspension Bridge After Closure

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WHEELING — Inspection crews are taking a much closer look at the Wheeling Suspension Bridge this week after a charter bus far in excess of the span’s 2-ton weight limit crossed the national landmark Saturday, causing police to close the structure to vehicular traffic indefinitely. West ...

Wheeling Hires New Assistant City Manager

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By MIKE JONES Region Editor WHEELING — Officials in Wheeling say the extensive municipal experience of their newly-hired assistant city manager will help them move the town forward. William Lanham II was appointed Monday to serve in the role by City Manager Bob Herron and will begin his ...

Body of 7-Year-Old Boy Recovered From Ohio Lake

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CAMBRIDGE — Searchers recovered the body of a 7-year-old boy from Salt Fork State Park’s lake after the child fell out of a boat on Sunday. Afton Taylor of North Canton, Ohio, was boating with family Sunday when he went missing. A 911 call about the incident was received at 5:39 p.m. Ohio ...

Yale Researchers Discuss Controversial Richland Well

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Yale University researchers came to Ohio University East to share their thoughts on a proposed injection well in Richland Township, but many local residents in attendance were left with more questions than answers. The auditorium at Shannon Hall was packed with residents ...

Eagle Scout Project Hatches Nesting Spot in Woodsdale

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A Boy Scout’s idea to improve an outside gathering spot in Woodsdale is nearly complete, and he soon could have both his Eagle Scout badge and a place to celebrate his achievement. About a year ago, Nathan Weekley — a member of Boy Scout Troop 6 in Wheeling — looked out the windows of ...

Tractor-trailer rollover

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Representatives of Bill’s Towing work to remove a trailer from a commercial truck from an accident scene on Monday. According to Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. Drew Hertlein, the tractor-trailer was headed east on Interstate 70 at exit 208 at about 5:15 a.m. Monday when it traveled off the ...

Ohio 7 Near Toronto Reopens After Landslide

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TORONTO — State Route 7 north of Toronto is open to one lane of traffic in each direction. The Ohio Department of Transportation reported a contractor completed work on a crossover on Saturday, several days ahead of schedule. Shelly & Sands of Rayland began work Wednesday, and the work ...

911 Service in Woodsdale Interrupted by Downed Line

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A downed phone line in Follansbee interrupted phone and 911 service to more than 3,000 Wheeling residents Monday afternoon. According to Wheeling-Ohio County Director of Emergency Management Lou Vargo, a shorn utility pole in Follansbee resulted in a disruption of service to 3,200 Woodsdale ...