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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Monday to 8 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled six traffic stops, two vehicle accidents and three miscellaneous calls. MONDAY At 8:03 a.m., Rock Point Road, road hazard. At 8:05 a.m., National Road, motorist assist. At 9:40 a.m., Bethlehem Boulevard, ...

Oglebay Good Zoo Announces New Bobcat Animal Encounter

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After being found abandoned in rural Marshall County, two female bobcat kittens have found a permanent home at the Oglebay Good Zoo in Wheeling, W. Va. The Good Zoo is now offering guests the unique opportunity to learn about these fascinating wild felines through a new bobcat animal ...

Ogden Race Director “Scat” Scatterday Has Died

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WHEELING -- Wheeling City Councilwoman Wendy Scatterday said her father, Robert "Scat" Scatterday, died Monday after a brief illness. Scatterday, a Vietnam veteran and Air Force retiree, also served as longtime race director for the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic. Wendy Scatterday ...

Deep Freeze Hits The Ohio Valley

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MARTINS FERRY — Frostbite is a real danger when the temperatures start hitting the single digits, but there are ways to prevent the condition. Dr. Neal Aulick, medical director for the emergency rooms at East Ohio Regional Hospital and Ohio Valley Medical Center, said when the temperatures ...

Ohio Valley Media Blood Donor Day Is Big Draw in Wheeling

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Area residents demonstrated their hardiness Monday by turning out in large numbers for Ohio Valley Media Blood Donor Day despite frigid temperatures. American Red Cross officials were pleasantly surprised by the warm response to its 33rd annual event, which was held on the main floor of ...

Unpaid Interns Inspect Ohio Prisons Amid Staffing Shortage

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The legislative watchdog evaluating Ohio’s prisons is so short-staffed that unpaid interns are working on inspections, prompting concerns from critics about oversight of the prison system. But the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee’s inspection reports are up ...

Belmont County Schools Staying Clean Club Receives $10,000 Donation

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The Belmont County Schools Staying Clean club has more resources to work with in encouraging students to stay off drugs and say no, thanks to a donation of $10,000 from the Ayers family. John Ayers and his wife, Brittany Ayers, presented a check for $10,000 to the Belmont County Juvenile ...

Shutdown Leads to Anxiety for Poor

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Doris Cochran, a disabled mother of two young boys, is stockpiling canned foods these days, filling her shelves with noodle soup, green beans, peaches and pears — anything that can last for months or even years. Her pantry looks as though she’s preparing for a winter ...

Elks Award $1,000 Scholarships to Wheeling Park High School Seniors

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Wheeling Park High School seniors Melina McCabe and Luke Phillips have been awarded the Wheeling Elks Scholarships for 2018-19. Each student will receive $1,000 from Wheeling Lodge No. 28, according to Youth Activities Chairman Joe Marchlenski. Both also become eligible for additional state ...

Poll: Disasters Influence Thinking on Climate Change

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By ELLEN KNICKMEYER, HANNAH FINGERHUT and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press WASHINGTON — When it comes to their views on climate change, Americans are looking at natural disasters and their local weather, according to a new poll. Lately, that means record deadly wildfires in ...

Inspection Set Stage for Major Interstate 70 Project in Ohio County

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Photo by Scott McCloskey Consultant crews inspect the Fort Henry Bridge in Wheeling on Monday as the West Virginia Division of Highways District 6 prepares for the Interstate 70 project expected to begin this summer. Division of Highways officials plan to move forward with the project after ...

Wheeling Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Sunday to 8 a.m. Monday, officers handled three traffic stops and two vehicle accidents. SUNDAY At 10:05 a.m., Washington Avenue, meet complainant. At 11:53 a.m., National Road, dead on arrival. At 12:51 p.m., National Road, erratic driver. At ...