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Wheeling Park Cross Country Helps a Teammate in Need

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WHEELING — Dec. 18 was supposed to be a good day for Wheeling Park High School senior Brenden Sands. First, it was the middle of December, meaning winter break was not far off. Also, Sands and other seniors from Park’s Cross Country team were invited to a team holiday event with their ...

Delegate McGeehan Tapped As Chairman

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CHESTER — Delegate Patrick McGeehan, a U.S. Air Force veteran, says the best way to reduce high suicide rates among veterans is to “not send them into unconstitutional wars” in the first place. McGeehan, R-Hancock, has been tapped to serve as chairman of the Veterans Affairs and ...

Wheeling YMCA Offering New Swim Curriculum

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WHEELING — Out with the old and in with the new. At Wheeling’s YMCA, swim lessons are taking on a new, more comprehensive approach. Three swim instructors at the J.B. Chambers Memorial YMCA in Elm Grove recently completed a new curriculum rolled out by the YMCA of the USA that will ...

2018 Was High Time for Legal Marijuana

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The last year was a 12-month champagne toast for the legal marijuana industry as the global market exploded and cannabis pushed its way further into the financial and cultural mainstream. Liberal California became the largest legal U.S. marketplace, conservative Utah ...

Short Creek Bridge Project Continues Near Wheeling

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Photo by Scott McCloskey Crews with Ohio-West Virginia Excavating Co. of Shadyside continue working on the W.Va. 2/Short Creek bridge replacement project. According to the West Virginia Division of Highways, the work is scheduled to continue through mid-August and the southbound lanes of ...

Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack Sports Book Cuts Ribbon

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Local leaders gathered with Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack staff Friday morning to cut the ribbon at the facility’s newly minted sports book. The sports book at Wheeling Island and its sister facility — Mardi Gras Casino & Resort at Cross Lanes, W.Va. — opened sports betting ...

Wheeling Will Hire Assistant City Manager

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WHEELING — The city of Wheeling plans to resurrect a vacant administrative position sometime early next year. The city will start recruiting a new assistant city manager at the beginning of the new year, according to City Manager Robert Herron. The hiring is intended to reorganize the ...

City of Wheeling Names Mestrovic Parks and Recreation Director

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Wheeling’s department of parks and recreation will see a change in its leadership at the start of the new year. Jesse Mestrovic, director of parks and strategic planning, will become the director of parks and recreation on Wednesday upon the retirement of Tom Bechtel, who served as ...

Steubenville Nutcracker Village Enters Its Final Week

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With the 2018 Nutcracker Village winding down, Steubenville Mayor Jerry Barilla said it’s already time to start thinking about next year’s celebration. “We’ll do it again next year, no doubt about it,” Barilla said. “It has too large of an economic impact on the community (to ...

Family’s Injured Son Heads to Atlanta for Treatment

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UNIONTOWN, Pa. — Though this Christmas had a bitter twinge, the Rusko family hopes that next holiday season is a lot more joyous. Twenty-two-year-old David Rusko, affectionately nicknamed “Davey,” began his journey to Atlanta today for treatment of his traumatic brain injury. He has ...

EPA Targets Mercury Limits

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday targeted an Obama-era regulation credited with helping dramatically reduce toxic mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants, saying the benefits to human health and the environment may not be worth the cost of the regulation. The 2011 ...

Echemann Takes Oath of Office In Belmont County

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Jerry Echemann knows he’s entering office at a pivotal time in Belmont County’s future, as the final announcement of PTT Global Chemical’s ethane cracker plant could come to fruition in the next several months. Echemann, a Republican, was sworn into office on Thursday. He will join ...

Police Chief Says Don’t be Taken In by Scams

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It used to be that telemarketers were the only annoying calls people would have to worry about getting during dinnertime. Now it seems every other ring of the phone is a possible scam in waiting. But the potential for getting scammed isn’t limited to just the telephone. Nowadays ...

Congress Mulls National Sports Betting Legislation

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CHARLESTON — With all of West Virginia’s casinos now online with sports betting, the industry’s next gamble will be with just how — or when — the federal government will get involved. U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Chuck Schumer, D-New York, announced the introduction Dec. ...