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Second Suspect Arrested In Murder of Powhatan Point Mayor

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POWHATAN — Belmont County authorities have arrested a man in connection with the murder of former Powhatan Mayor Marvin Brown. According to the Belmont County Jail, 38-year-old Steven A. Moore is being held on $1 million bond on the charge of aggravated murder, and on $1 million bond for ...

Unemployment Drops to 1969 Levels

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WASHINGTON — Another month of strong hiring drove the nation’s unemployment rate down to 3.8 percent — tantalizingly close to the level last seen in 1969, when Detroit still dominated the auto industry and the Vietnam War was raging. Employers added 233,000 jobs in May, up from ...

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THE WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:29 a.m. Thursday and 7:51 a.m. Friday, the Wheeling Police Department handled 19 traffic stops, two vehicle accidents and seven miscellaneous calls. FRIDAY At 7:51 a.m., Chapline Street, meet complainant. At 3:35 a.m., Chapline Street, ...

The Final Salute Given To Veteran Who Died in 1991

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A volley of gunfire pierced the steamy afternoon Tuesday in McMechen. Members of the Indy Metropolitan Military Honor Guard raised rifles to provide a final tribute to Navy veteran Charles “Chick” Thomas Braun Jr. who died in 1991. For reasons not clear today, Braun, who grew up in ...

Castilow Honored By State Water Quality Group

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Brock Castilow, operations supervisor of the Wheeling Water Pollution Control Division, has been named state operator of year. Castilow, who has worked for the city for nearly 30 years, received the Glenn O. Fortney Operator of the Year Award from the West Virginia Water Environment ...

Search Suspended for Missing Body in St. Clairsville

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Friends and family of a missing man presumed drowned in a lake beside the Belmont Hills Country Club endured another day of waiting Thursday while officials continued their search. Officials today said the search has been suspended until more resources are secured. By ...

Second arrest in Powhatan murder

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POWHATAN -- Belmont County authorities have arrested a second person in connection with the murder of former Powhatan mayor Marvin Brown. According to the Belmont County Jail, 38-year-old Steven A. Moore is being held at the jail on $1 million bond on the charge of aggravated murder, and on ...

Early Polls Show Manchin in Front in U.S. Senate Race

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WHEELING — Three early polls conducted in the race for U.S. Senate in West Virginia — including one Republican survey — show Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin leading the race by as much as 13 percentage points. Manchin, D-W.Va., and state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, a Republican, each ...

Ohio County Schools Seeking To Curb Students’ Stress

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WHEELING — A world filled with tweets, Instagram photos and Facebook posts is making life more stressful for today’s youth, according to one local expert. Jill Maloney, mental health specialist and a counselor at Wheeling Park High School, credits social media with being a major factor ...

Trump’s Tariffs Draw Threats

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s announcement Thursday that it will impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Europe, Mexico and Canada drew swift vows of retaliation from key allies, inflamed trade tensions and sent stock markets sinking. The administration’s move ...

Lawyers Hired for Police in Fatal Martins Ferry Shooting Case

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont County and the City of Martins Ferry have taken the standard step of providing legal representation for a sheriff’s deputy and police officer involved in a fatal shooting May 16. The Belmont County Board of Commissioners went back into session Thursday morning ...

U.S. Gains 223K Jobs As Jobless Rate Declines

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By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON — U.S. employers extended a streak of solid hiring in May, adding 223,000 jobs and helping lower the unemployment rate to an 18-year low of 3.8 percent from 3.9 percent in April. Average hourly pay rose 2.7 percent from a year ...

Father Accused of Putting His Children in Dryer

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Associated Press A man is in custody after putting his two children in a dryer, shutting the door and taking videos of them, authorities said Thursday. A criminal complaint in Marshall County Magistrate Court said 24-year-old Ryan James Barr, of Moundsville, was charged with child neglect ...

Daily Bread Center Moving to New Location After Building Condemned

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MARTINS FERRY — The Daily Bread Center is getting settled in its new location after the city condemned its former rented space. The center moved Thursday into the Martins Ferry Recreation Center, 401 S. Fourth St., while its previous space is being cleaned up. It had been at 418 Walnut ...

Gov. Justice Secures FEMA Funds For Repairs to Sewerage System

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From Staff Reports PINE GROVE — Gov. Jim Justice has secured federal funding so a Wetzel County community can finish a $49,213 repair project for its flood-damaged sewerage system that residents said also has had other problems for several years. The Federal Emergency Management Agency ...

Police Reports

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THE WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:11 a.m. Wednesday and 7:59 a.m. Thursday, the Wheeling Police Department handled nine traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and three miscellaneous calls. THURSDAY At 7:19 a.m., Interstate 70 westbound, animal complaint. At 3:56 a.m., North ...

Police: Man Found Naked in Neighbor’s House After Killing Cat

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — After allegedly threatening to kill his girlfriend and killing her kitten early Tuesday morning, 25-year-old James R. Lampley was discovered naked in a neighbor’s house, where city police took him into custody, according to court records. Lampley, whose girlfriend ...

Search for Missing Man in St. Clairsville Lake Comes Up Empty

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Divers concluded a second day of fruitless searches for a man believed to have drowned Tuesday evening in a lake near the Belmont Hills Country Club. Emergency personnel from across the Ohio River aided in the search while using tools such as cadaver dogs and sonar. But ...