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Trade Dispute With China Continues to Escalate

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump instructed the U.S. trade representative to consider slapping an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods on Thursday in a dramatic escalation of the trade dispute between the two countries. Trump’s surprise move came a day after Beijing ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:05 a.m. Wednesday and 7:02 a.m. Thursday, officers handled seven traffic stops, one vehicle accident and 10 miscellaneous calls. THURSDAY At 7:02 a.m., National Road, burglar alarm. At 5:43 a.m., Warwood Avenue, erratic driver. At 3:38 a.m., Eoff ...

John Marshall’s Monarch Stadium Demolition to Cost More

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MOUNDSVILLE—Though the projected cost of renovations at John Marshall High School’s Monarch Stadium remains under what has been budgeted, an adjustment had to be made in the plan, Marshall County Board of Education members learned Wednesday. Previously, board members had been told the low ...

New Grocery Store Opens in West Liberty

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A grocery store, simply called, “The Store,” is open for business in West Liberty, providing local residents and nearby college students an opportunity to purchase goods without making a 25-minute drive to Wheeling or The Highlands. Co-owners Pete Miller and Scott Taggart, both of whom ...

Trump Orders National Guard to Mexican Border

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Asserting the situation had reached “a point of crisis,” President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a proclamation ordering the deployment of the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration. “The lawlessness that continues at our southern ...

Damage From Rain Minimal Around Ohio Valley

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Despite the occurrence of heavy downpours this week, officials do not believe further rainfall will pose a hazard to the community, as the Ohio River is expected to remain below flood levels. Still, wet weather is leading to some problems, as evidenced by a mudslide along Cherry Hill Road in ...

Wheeling Educator Heading To China

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WHEELING — Bridge Street Middle School Assistant Principal David Crumm will go to China this month as part of a West Virginia mission to establish school and community relationships with the nation. Crumm is one of 10 educators selected to travel to Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai through the ...

Steubenville Will Maintain Fire, Police Staffing Levels

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Steubenville should maintain current staffing levels for police officers and firefighters — currently 40 and 34, respectively — according to City Manager Jim Mavromatis. During a City Council Safety Committee meeting this week, Mavromatis said that as long as the current budget projections ...

More Officers Walking the Beat Along Wheeling Heritage Trail

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WHEELING — Police are working to combat crime on the Wheeling Heritage Trail after several reports of robberies in the area in recent weeks. From March 29 to Wednesday, officers have patrolled the area eight times, according to reports. Patrol officers are walking through the areas around ...

Fregiato, Frizzi Delve Into Historic Belmont County Courtroom Drama

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From land disputes to the first public hanging, there is a lot of legal history in Belmont County, according to Court of Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato and lawyer Daniel Frizzi Jr. At St. Mary’s Catholic Church in St. Clairsville on Wednesday, a crowd gathered to hear Fregiato and Frizzi ...

Belmont County Coughs Up Cash For Jail Ambulance Runs

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By ROBERT A. DeFRANK For The Intelligencer ST. CLAIRSVILLE — No longer will the Cumberland Trail Fire District go without compensation for runs to and from the Belmont County Jail, thanks to Wednesday action by county commissioners. During the regular board meeting Wednesday, ...

Wheeling Police Receive Anonymous Donation

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After receiving a $37,500 donation from an anonymous source, the Wheeling Police Department purchased several pieces of equipment which officials believe will benefit the community. In almost six years of holding his current position, Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger has never seen a donation ...

One Killed in Crash Near Natrium Plant in Marshall County

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NATRIUM —The driver of a pickup truck died after his vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer just south of the Blue Racer Natrium natural gas processing plant on W.Va. 2 Wednesday evening, Marshall County Sheriff Kevin Cecil confirmed. Cecil said both the north and southbound lanes of W.Va. ...

Arrest Made After South Wheeling Foot Chase

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Officers arrested a man for allegedly making threats while in possession of a gun before running from police, according to reports. Tony Eugene Ward, Jr., 20, of McDowell County, W.Va., was arrested by Wheeling police after leading them on a chase through South Wheeling. According to ...

Trump Not Criminal Target in Russia Probe

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of prosecutors has informed President Donald Trump’s attorneys that the president is not currently considered a criminal target in the Russia investigation, according to a person familiar with the conversation. The person, who was ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8 a.m. Tuesday and 7:52 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled six traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and three miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 7:52 a.m., South Broadway Street, meet complainant. At 7:41 a.m., Richland Avenue, breaking and ...

Fatal Accident On W.Va. 2

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NATRIUM -- The driver of a pickup truck died after his vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer just south of the Blue Racer Natrium natural gas processing plant on W.Va. 2 Wednesday evening, Marshall County Sheriff Kevin Cecil confirmed. Cecil said both the north and southbound lanes of W.Va. ...

Martin Luther King’s Dream, 50 Years Later

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(AP) - Fifty years after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., American perceptions of progress toward racial equality remain largely divided along racial lines, a recent AP-NORC poll shows. The majority of African-Americans surveyed saw little to no progress toward equal treatment in ...

Nation Lost an Icon, Kings Lost a Father

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ATLANTA — On April 4, 1968, a movement lost its patriarch when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed on a hotel balcony in Memphis. Yolanda, Martin, Dexter and Bernice King lost their father. The loss has not gotten easier in 50 years, but his three surviving children each bear it on ...

Moundsville Mulls Stormwater Fee

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While no new business came before the Moundsville City Council, issues up for deeper discussion at next week’s policy subcommittee meeting were raised, including a proposed stormwater fee and a social media policy for city workers. During discussion of a regular stormwater board meeting, ...