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Dr. Catherine Slemp Named W.Va. Health Officer

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CHARLESTON — After seven years away, Dr. Catherine Slemp is returning to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources as the interim state health officer and director of the Bureau of Public Health. Slemp’s appointment is also a key cog in the machine at DHHR working to ...

Martins Ferry City Council Talks Cemetery, Pool Projects

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Martins Ferry City Council members discussed several projects Wednesday night, including releasing an endowment fund for Riverview Cemetery. Councilman Tom Burns suggested releasing the fund and placing the more than $180,000 into the permanent improvement fund so that it could be used for ...

Belmont County Health Board To Mull Expenses, Workload

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The Belmont County Board of Health plans to examine expenses and workload for some programs offered by the county’s health department. The board held a special meeting regarding budgetary matters last week. “The board is requesting more information on time and expenses on different ...

Brooke County Veterans Memorial Park Plans Day of Service

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The Brooke County Veterans Memorial Park Foundation Inc. will hold its annual day of service at 1 p.m. Monday at Brooke Hills Free Methodist Church, 1340 Washington Pike. After, a flag-raising and pledge of allegiance will be led by Gabe Arlia and the Tri State Young Marines. The National ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 9:57 a.m. Monday to 7:58 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled 24 traffic stops, eight accidents and seven miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 7:29 a.m., 16th Street, suspicious person. At 7:15 a.m., Market Street, suspicious circumstance. At 6:55 a.m., 16th ...

Don Nickerson Defeats Orphy Klempa for Ohio County Commission Seat

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Ohio County has a new commissioner — Don Nickerson, of Wheeling. Nickerson, a Republican, unseated incumbent Orphy Klempa during Tuesday’s election in a 8,572 to 7,102 decision, according to unofficial vote totals. Nickerson said he was excited about his victory and flattered that people ...

Wheeling Voters Reject $22 Million Public Safety Levy

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WHEELING — A majority of Wheeling voters said “yes” Tuesday to building a new public safety building downtown, but that wasn’t enough. State laws requires municipal levies to have more than 60 percent approval from voters to pass, and just 53 percent of those casting ballots in ...

West Virginia Voters Return Joe Manchin to U.S. Senate

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By EVAN BEVINS For The Intelligencer CHARLESTON — In his victory speech Tuesday night, Sen. Joe Manchin said he was surprised by how much attention President Donald Trump paid to his race against Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. “I never expected this race to be the national race ...

Fluharty, Storch Retain W.Va. House Seats

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Delegates Erikka Storch and Shawn Fluharty will continue to drive back and forth from Charleston for the next two years. Storch, R-Ohio, and Fluharty, D-Ohio, were the top unofficial vote-getters Tuesday in the race for two seats representing the West Virginia House of Delegates District ...

Clements Earns District 2 Nod

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Incumbent state Sen. Charles Clements held on to his seat by a small margin against his challenger, Denny Longwell. Clements, 75 of New Martinsville, who was first appointed to fill an unexpired term in 2016, took in 4,905 votes, against Longwell’s 4,141 in the unofficial results for West ...

U.S. Rep. David McKinley Re-Elected to Fifth Term

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By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer WHEELING — U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley said the next term of Congress “doesn’t have to chase every rabbit,” and should stay focused on the key issues of economic resurgence, reforming heath care and fighting the national opioid crisis. McKinley won his ...

Ferro Beats Miller For Commission

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Mike Ferro will transition from state politics to county politics in 2019, after taking the seat held by incumbent Bob Miller on the Marshall County Commission. Ferro took 6,262 votes, passing up Miller’s 4,543 by unofficial totals Tuesday night. Ferro had served on the West Virginia House ...

Mike DeWine Elected Ohio Governor, GOP Sweeps State Races

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine defeated Obama-era consumer protection chief Richard Cordray in the race for Ohio governor on Tuesday, leading a GOP sweep of statewide nonjudicial offices and dashing Democrats’ hopes of riding an anti-Trump wave into power in a ...

Democrats Make Significant Gains in the House

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats picked up at least 23 House seats on Tuesday and appeared on track to retake control of the chamber, a victory that could put a check on President Donald Trump’s agenda over the next two years and lead to a multitude of investigations into his business ...

Jamboree in the Hills On Hold

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Jamboree in the Hills for 2019 apparently has an uncertain future, according to a post on the event's website. The country music festival "will be on hiatus for 2019 while we consider options regarding the future of the Belmont County, OH festival site," organizers stated on the website. Watch ...