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Sen. Joe Manchin Noncommittal After Kavanaugh Meeting

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The first Democratic senator to sit down with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said Monday he’s not ready to say how he’ll vote, but Kavanaugh did pick up the backing of Kentucky’s Rand Paul, the only Republican in the narrowly divided Senate to have outwardly ...

Hancock County Sheriff’s Office Mourns Loss of K-9

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An “unfortunate series of events” has led to the death of a Hancock County Sheriff’s Office K-9, according to officials. Sheriff Ralph A. Fletcher, in a statement released Monday to the public via Facebook, announced the death of K-9 Midas, who had been with the department since 2015. ...

Historic National Road To Mark Bicentennial in Wheeling

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WHEELING — A special celebration is planned Wednesday in North Wheeling to mark the 200th anniversary of the National Road’s arrival in the city. The Victorian Old Town Association is organizing the free festivities. The public event starts at 6 p.m. and will finish by 7:30 p.m. Chuck ...

West Virginia Rolls Out New Highway Websites

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CHARLESTON — State officials hope two new websites help give the public more oversight of road construction projects and a voice in what gets fixed. Gov. Jim Justice and Department of Transportation Secretary Tom Smith unveiled the websites during a press conference Monday at the state ...

Former Union Chief Santo Santoro Recalled As a ‘Fighter’

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The name of Santo Santoro is forever linked to the letters “USW.” Santoro, 69, of Follansbee, spent a lifetime representing the United Steelworkers union as an officer and as president of USW Local 1190, and as a district representative. He died Saturday after a two-year battle with ...

Vehicle Chase Starts in Martins Ferry, Ends in Crash in Bellaire

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MARTINS FERRY — A man suspected of stealing a car from the Martins Ferry Recreation Center on Monday night led multiple police agencies on a high-speed chase which ended when the suspect crashed the vehicle near Bellaire. Martins Ferry police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol pursued the ...

Wheeling Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT MONDAY At 6:26 a.m., Eoff Street, domestic incident. At 3:20 a.m., Interstate-70 west, animal. At 2:49 a.m., Eagle Court, domestic incident. SUNDAY At 7:36 a.m., South Broadway Street, domestic violence. At 7:14 a.m., Edgewood Street, gunshot. At 5:22 ...

Superload Snarls Traffic in Steubenville and Weirton

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STEUBENVILLE — A 238-ton superload that was to have made its way through Jefferson County Sunday morning will remain parked on the University Boulevard ramp from eastbound U.S. 22 for the week. The load was supposed to depart Weirton early Sunday heading west in the eastbound lanes of U.S. ...

Mobile ‘Storybook Cafe’ Goes in Service Today in Hancock County

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Hancock County Schools is taking education on the road. County educators and special guests gathered Thursday morning at the John D. Rockefeller IV Career Center to unveil the county’s new mobile Storybook Cafe, a retrofitted bus equipped to provide tutoring, literacy activities and ...

Trump Threatens Shutdown Over Border Wall

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BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he would consider shutting down the government if Democrats refuse to vote for his immigration proposals, including a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Republicans, trying to protect their majority in Congress, are playing down the ...

Straub Automotive Acquires Ohio Valley Ford in Moundsville

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Straub Automotive officials have announced they have finalized the purchase of the Ohio Valley Ford dealership, located at 20 Jefferson Ave. The new Straub Ford will continue to serve both new and used vehicle customers throughout the Ohio Valley area. Straub Ford will offer customers new ...

Ohio County Employee Pedals for a Cure

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WHEELING — Ohio County Commission employee Bruce Teachout has rolled his way to achieving $3,600 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Teachout earned the contribution by biking 150 miles over two days — July 21-22 — through Wisconsin along the west coast of Lake Michigan. The issue ...

Ohio County Schools Prep For New Year

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Ohio County Schools leaders will gather today and Wednesday in preparation for the start of a new school year. The Ohio County Schools Leadership Summit will be held at the West Liberty University Center at The Highlands. The conference was organized by Superintendent Kimberly Miller and ...

Travis ‘The Terror’ Clark Shows Off His Softer Side

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It’s no secret that Travis “The Terror” Clark loves kids. Sometimes they love him back. That was such the case Thursday afternoon, when Clark met 4-year-old Easton Holden during a Sparkle of Joy event sponsored by A Special Wish Foundation. Clark, who has partnered ...

Thousands Expected For Annual Betty Zane Days in Martins Ferry

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MARTINS FERRY — Old favorites and new additions will be on display as the city celebrates the days-long community event of Betty Zane Days, honoring a local heroine of the Revolutionary War who risked British gunfire to retrieve needed gunpowder for Revolutionary War soldiers. According to ...

Wheeling Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday, officers handled 30 traffic stops. SATURDAY At 4:34 a.m., 12th Street, suspicious circumstances. At 3:57 a.m., 2200 block of Chapline Street, suspicious person. At 3:53 a.m., Baltimore Street, domestic incident. At ...