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Crews Recover Body From St. Clairsville Lake

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Authorities believe a body found in a private lake Sunday morning is that of a man they had been searching for since Tuesday. Belmont County Sheriff Dave Lucas was attending a worship service at East Richland Friends Church, located a short distance from the lake on ...

West Virginia Lawmakers Examine Supreme Court Spending

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WHEELING — West Virginia voters will decide this fall whether lawmakers will have oversight over the state Supreme Court’s budget, a move local lawmakers believe is necessary. The proposed constitutional amendment will appear on the Nov. 6 general election ballot, and comes amid reports ...

St. Clairsville Gets $200K for New Water Tower

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St. Clairsville’s plan to construct a new water tank at St. Clair Commons to upgrade the current tower system and prepare for future growth took another step toward realization when the Appalachian Regional Commission approved a $200,000 grant for the project. Safety and Service Director Jim ...

Wheeling Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:29 a.m. Friday and 8:36 a.m. Sunday, officers handled 43 traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and four miscellaneous calls. SUNDAY At 8:36 a.m., South Penn. Street, welfare check. At 3:58 a.m., 3500 block of Jacob Street, overdose. At 3:22 a.m., ...

Chili Cookoff Serves Up Wheeling Feeling

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WHEELING — Carolyn Blakemore has traveled across the United States and back cooking and serving her chili — even placing third at a competition in Hawaii, she said. “Altogether, I have no idea. A lot,” Blakemore of Fairmont, W.Va., said of the number of competitions she has entered ...

Body Discovered in St. Clairsville Lake

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- A body was found this morning in a private lake near Belmont Hills Country Club. Belmont County Chief Deputy James Zusack confirmed that a body was discovered in the lake where crews had been searching for a missing man. He said authorities believe it is the body of the man ...

Trump Orders ‘Immediate Steps’ to Boost Coal Plants

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WHEELING — President Donald Trump said Friday he believes the nation’s coal-fired and nuclear plants are vital to national security, and he directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take “immediate steps” to keep them open. Both Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Rep. David B. McKinley, ...

Cadiz Teen Recovers After Injury in Baseball Game

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CADIZ — It was a routine groundball to second base. However, the ensuing action was anything but routine. An errant throw May 16 struck Harrison Central’s Chance Hursey in his genital area as he was approaching first base in the sixth inning of a Division II district baseball tournament ...

5K by Wheeling YMCA Honors Memory Of Dr. Palmer

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ELM GROVE — More than 250 people stood in stacked lines outside Elm Grove’s St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School. At the sound of an airhorn, the crowd hustled toward Kruger Street, some wearing T-shirts advertising the Wheeling YMCA’s third annual 5K run and walk. This all happened ...

Truck Accident Causes Power Outage in Cameron

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CAMERON — A tractor-trailer traveling on U.S. 250 in Cameron without a trailer ran off the road and struck a utility pole causing a power outage in the city late Saturday. According to a Marshall County 911 dispatcher, the driver was taken to a local hospital as a precaution. Because of the ...

Man Stabbed After Football Game in Wheeling

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Wheeling policemen stand on the sidewalk near where a man was stabbed about 11 p.m. Saturday near the East Wheeling football field. An officer at the scene said the man was taken to the hospital for treatment, but he did not know the extent of his injuries. People at the scene said the incident ...

West Liberty University Opens Small Business Center

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WHEELING — West Liberty University’s Small Business Center, at the WLU Downtown Center, is open for business. Offering resources to business start-ups, the center is part of the vision of President Stephen Greiner and is in the West Liberty University Foundation offices at 1100 Main ...

Wheeling Hospital Honors Nurses With Excellence Awards

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WHEELING — Nurses from Wheeling Hospital and its affiliates Belmont Community Hospital, Harrison Community Hospital and Bishop Joseph H. Hodges Continuous Care Center have been honored Thursday with Nurse Excellence Awards. Receiving recognition at the annual awards ceremony were registered ...

Police Reports

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BELMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE At 12:48 a.m. Saturday, a deputy responded to a report of a hit-skip at the Pilot Travel Center, Belmont-Morristown Road, Belmont. At 12:45a.m. Saturday, units responded to the Red Roof Inn, St. Clairsville, for a report of a man in a red truck in front ...

Safe Sitter Training Offered This Summer

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WHEELING — Ohio Valley Medical Center and East Ohio Regional Hospital are providing Safe Sitter training to area young people this summer. Lisa Fordyce, director of education and professional development and Safe Sitter coordinator, is working with her staff to offer multiple opportunities ...

Artistic Talents of Wheeling Park Student Beginning to Flourish

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WHEELING — Entering her senior year at Wheeling Park High School, Lydia Simon’s art talent is beginning to blossom — so much so that others are taking notice. Whether it’s a beach scene, a still life or a picture of someone’s pet, people have noticed Simon’s artistic talent to ...