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I-470 Reopens

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BETHLEHEM — Traffic on Interstate 470 is moving again after a multi-vehicle accident near the top of the hill closed it for a few hours this afternoon.

Trump Goes Off Script In the Mountain State

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WHEELING — West Virginia’s Republican elite turned out Thursday to thank President Donald Trump for keeping a focus on the Mountain State, and setting forth policies they see as improving the lives of West Virginians. Tension in the 2018 race for West Virginia’s U.S. Senate Seat also ...

Volunteers Sought To ‘Make Wheeling Shine’

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Spring cleaning will take on a new dimension when volunteers get together April 14 for the city’s “Make Wheeling Shine” clean-up project. City of Wheeling officials will team up with employees of Williams Lea Tag and other volunteers for a cleanup in and along Wheeling Creek. The event ...

New Martinsville Man Charged With Abuse Of Infant

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A New Martinsville man has been charged with child abuse and neglect after his 3-month-old son was found blue and barely breathing at their home on Wednesday. Police arrested Joshua Lyons, 36, of 6129 Foundry St. in the Brooklyn section of the city. According to New Martinsville Police Chief ...

Wheeling Leaders Want Action on Vacant Eatery

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WHEELING — Mayor Glenn Elliott doesn’t want to hear about how difficult it is to develop property in East Wheeling, despite the property manager of the former Keg und Kraut remarking that out-of-town visitors don’t like what they see in that part of town. “We had someone look out the ...

Bellaire Hopes to Avoid Sanctions by Starting Water Plant Work

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By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer Bellaire Village Council took financial steps Thursday night to begin a $4.5 million renovation of its water plant, hoping the move helps them avoid imminent sanctions from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Council members began the meeting by seeking ...

Surgeon General: More Should Carry Naloxone

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ATLANTA (AP) — The nation’s chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation’s opioid crisis and save lives. Speaking at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta on Thursday morning, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. ...

Cleveland Man Charged Following Drug Seizure in Moundsville

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A Cleveland man is facing several drug charges after the Marshall County Drug Task Force seized 120 grams of suspected crack cocaine from him in a McDonald’s parking lot. Marshall County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Bill Helms said the task force had been making controlled buys of drugs ...

Marshall County Commission Declares Support for Library

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During a Marshall County Commission meeting this week, commissioners heard from representatives of the Moundsville-Marshall County Library and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program who presented proclamations of support. Jim Stultz, representing the library board, presented a proclamation in ...

Trade Dispute With China Continues to Escalate

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump instructed the U.S. trade representative to consider slapping an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods on Thursday in a dramatic escalation of the trade dispute between the two countries. Trump’s surprise move came a day after Beijing ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:05 a.m. Wednesday and 7:02 a.m. Thursday, officers handled seven traffic stops, one vehicle accident and 10 miscellaneous calls. THURSDAY At 7:02 a.m., National Road, burglar alarm. At 5:43 a.m., Warwood Avenue, erratic driver. At 3:38 a.m., Eoff ...

John Marshall’s Monarch Stadium Demolition to Cost More

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MOUNDSVILLE—Though the projected cost of renovations at John Marshall High School’s Monarch Stadium remains under what has been budgeted, an adjustment had to be made in the plan, Marshall County Board of Education members learned Wednesday. Previously, board members had been told the low ...

New Grocery Store Opens in West Liberty

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A grocery store, simply called, “The Store,” is open for business in West Liberty, providing local residents and nearby college students an opportunity to purchase goods without making a 25-minute drive to Wheeling or The Highlands. Co-owners Pete Miller and Scott Taggart, both of whom ...

Trump Orders National Guard to Mexican Border

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Asserting the situation had reached “a point of crisis,” President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a proclamation ordering the deployment of the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration. “The lawlessness that continues at our southern ...

Damage From Rain Minimal Around Ohio Valley

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Despite the occurrence of heavy downpours this week, officials do not believe further rainfall will pose a hazard to the community, as the Ohio River is expected to remain below flood levels. Still, wet weather is leading to some problems, as evidenced by a mudslide along Cherry Hill Road in ...

Wheeling Educator Heading To China

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WHEELING — Bridge Street Middle School Assistant Principal David Crumm will go to China this month as part of a West Virginia mission to establish school and community relationships with the nation. Crumm is one of 10 educators selected to travel to Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai through the ...

Steubenville Will Maintain Fire, Police Staffing Levels

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Steubenville should maintain current staffing levels for police officers and firefighters — currently 40 and 34, respectively — according to City Manager Jim Mavromatis. During a City Council Safety Committee meeting this week, Mavromatis said that as long as the current budget projections ...