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Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:08 a.m. Wednesday to 7:59 a.m. Thursday, officers handled nine traffic stops, five accidents and seven miscellaneous calls. THURSDAY At 7:59 a.m., 18th Street, disorderly adult. At 7:35 a.m., Eagle Court, transport. At 6:26 a.m., Mount Wood Road, ...

Trick-or-Treaters Get the Goods at Vance Church

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Photo by Scott McCloskey Dressed as Winnie-the-Pooh, 2 year-old Maverix Hand of Wheeling enjoys a meal while attending a trunk or treat event at Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church Wednesday. Dozens of church members turned out to host the fun family event during the same time the City of ...

Paving Project Causes Delays in North Wheeling

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Photo by Scott McCloskey The West Virginia Division of Highways advises lane restrictions on W.Va. 2, at various locations, from Ninth Street to North Park will continue through Friday as crews with NLS Asphalt and Paving continue a paving project on that section of W.Va. 2 in North Wheeling. ...

Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville Identifies Accused Priests

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STEUBENVILLE — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville on Wednesday voluntarily released the names of 16 priests and a seminarian who have been credibly accused or admitted to sexual abuse of a minor and removed from active ministry. At least two of the priests named — H. Christopher ...

Calling All Artists: Help Needed for Mural in Downtown Wheeling

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Wheeling artists seeking a large open canvass could get their chance to create a lasting welcome to downtown visitors. Wheeling Heritage has announced a contest to find the best idea for a mural in Kossuth Park, located at the base of the exit ramp from Interstate 70 east into downtown. The ...

Steubenville Officials Lay Water Loan Groundwork

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City officials continued to lay the groundwork for a $7 million loan to fund water system improvements Tuesday, signing off on an ordinance giving City Manager Jim Mavromatis the authority to execute necessary contracts for the project. That ordinance, known as the “water valve ...

West Virginia Seeing Strong Early Vote Turnout

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CHARLESTON — The first six days of early voting this year have already surpassed early voting in the last midterm election. According to data from the Secretary of State’s Office, 90,821 registered voters have cast ballots in courthouses and designated polling locations across West ...

Arrest Warrant Issued In Child Porn Case

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FLUSHING — The search continues for a Flushing man accused of pandering child pornography and on the run with his two children, and a warrant has been issued for the children’s mother as well. Tabitha Gallagher, 38, is now wanted by law enforcement on a warrant for obstruction of ...

The Linsly School in Wheeling Names Homecoming Court

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Photo Provided Members of the 2018 Homecoming Court at The Linsly School, front row from left, are Mackenzie Courtney, Madison Courtney, Maria Mosman, Natalia Cruz, and Elizabeth Stern; and back row, Sarah McDermott, Lakin Snider, Gabriel Grant, Emma Campsey and Caitlin Mead. Linsly will ...

Morris, Rush Seek Wetzel County Commission Seat

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The next Wetzel County Commissioner will be either Gregory A. Morris or Allen Rush. Morris is running as a Democrat for Wetzel County Commission from District Two. He is a native and lifelong resident of Wetzel County. He has been a chairman for the Wetzel County Democrat Executive Committee ...

Archer, Smith Vie for Tyler County Commission Seat

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Mike Smith, a Republican, and Julia Archer, a Democrat, are vying for a seat on the Tyler County Commission. Smith, 54, and his wife, Debra Heintzman Smith, are both lifelong Tyler County residents. He is a U.S. Navy veteran and a 30-year employee of Monongahela Power. “Having worked for ...

Young People in Appalachia Express Opinions on Issues

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Leading up to the Nov. 6 election, high school junior and seniors — some of whom are voting for the first time — have a variety of views on subjects on the minds of voters this election cycle. 100 Days in Appalachia — a media collaboration of the West Virginia University Reed College of ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:01 a.m. Tuesday and 7:31 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled nine traffic stops, five accidents and four miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 7:31 a.m., North Park Apartments, transport. At 7:09 a.m., Warwood Avenue, disorderly adult. At 6:25 a.m., Iowa ...

Diocese of Steubenville Releases List of Priests Accused of Abuse

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STEUBENVILLE – The Diocese of Steubenville has released this morning the names of 16 priests and a seminarian who have been credibly accused or admitted to sexual abuse of a minor and removed from active ministry. The list dates back to the beginning of the formation of the diocese in 1944, ...

Spike in Property Values Has Belmont County Residents Heated

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — An angry crowd filled the first floor of the Belmont County Courthouse and commissioners’ office Tuesday as property owners who said they believe their real estate values have been increased excessively looked for answers from assessors. The assessors held informal ...

YSS Annual Wheeling SleepOut Raises Funds To Fight Homelessness

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Wheeling SleepOut participants share basic motivation: They spend a night outside so vulnerable teens don’t have to sleep outdoors. The eighth annual event begins Friday and concludes Saturday morning on the Miracle League Field at the J.B. Chambers Sports Complex in Elm Grove. Individuals ...