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McNinch Primary School holds classes. It recently had walls built to enclose previously open classrooms, a safety measure expected to be implemented at several other schools in Marshall County.

Marshall County Board Of Education Outlines Priorities for Levy Funding

MOUNDSVILE — With last month’s passage of a renewal levy for Marshall County Schools, board of education officials met recently to prioritize projects in the district in the coming years. Superintendent Michael Hince said the money from the levy, expected to be approximately $28 million ...

Early Voting Is Underway in Eastern Ohio

YORKVILLE — Early voting is underway for the May 2 election in Ohio with three local levies on the ballot. The village of Yorkville placed a 1-mill levy on the May 2 ballot. Officials there have held several public meetings to raise awareness for the vote. If approved, the money generated ...

Appalachian Power Co. Chief Looks To Renewable Energy

CHARLESTON (AP) — New Appalachian Power Co. President Chris Beam says the utility doesn’t plan to build coal plants anytime soon and that electricity from renewable energy sources is what potential business customers want. Beam is a Wheeling native who understands the role of coal in West ...

President Donald Trump poses for a portrait in the Oval Office in Washington, Friday, April 21, 2017. With his tweets and his bravado, Trump is putting his mark on the presidency in his first 100 days in office. He's flouted conventions of the institution by holding on to his business, hiring family members as advisers and refusing to release his tax returns. He's tested conventional political wisdom by eschewing travel, church, transparency, discipline, consistency and decorum. But the presidency is also having an impact on Trump, prompting him, at times, to  play the role of traditional president. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Donald Trump at 100 Days: A Different Presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) - For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions. He’s startled world leaders with his unpredictability and tough talk, but won their praise for a surprise strike on Syria. He’s endured the steady drip of ...

FILE – In this Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 file photo, samples of marijuana are tested in an oven at Full Spectrum Laboratories in Denver. Ohio's regulations for prospective medical marijuana cultivators were finalized Monday, April 17, 2017, and application forms were released Friday, April 21, 2017, including a requirement for marijuana testing at an in-state, public university. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

Ohio Rules For Medical Pot Raise Questions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has built it, but will they come? Prospective medical marijuana cultivators now know what Ohio rules for getting growers’ licenses looks like. They were finalized last Monday and application forms were released Friday. Ohio’s medical marijuana law allows ...

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Wheeling parking meter attendant Patricia Miller writes a ticket for an overtime citation along Market Street. On Tuesday, city council voted to increase the fine from $3 to $10, effective July 1.

Downtown Wheeling Businesses Divided On Effect Of Parking Fine Hike

WHEELING — Joe Campeti believes raising parking tickets from $3 to $10 will allow more customers to visit his shoe repair shop. Just north on Market Street at Chris Miller Furniture, however, employees fear this may discourage customers from browsing through the store. Tuesday, Wheeling ...

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Dylan Coleman grips a plastic bag as he breaks from collecting litter, Saturday on Wheeling Island.

Spring Cleanup Efforts Energize Wheeling Island

WHEELING — Residents and employees of the telecommunications company Comcast rolled up their sleeves Saturday in support of community and youth, taking the time to clean up Wheeling Island. Their efforts greatly contributed to Youth Services System’s island facilities, which received ...

Advocates Fan Out in Global Show of Support for Science

WASHINGTON (AP) — The world saw brain power take a different form Saturday. From the Washington Monument to Germany’s Brandenburg Gate and even to Greenland, scientists, students and research advocates rallied on an often soggy Earth Day, conveying a global message about scientific ...

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Promoting awareness of organ donation at WVU Medicine Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale, from left, are Angela Hockman, professional services liaison with the Center for Organ Recovery & Education; Dave Leasure of Middlebourne; his wife, Mindy, a double lung transplant recipient; and Roseann Teramana, a kidney donor from Wheeling.

Area Residents Know Importance of Organ Donation

GLEN DALE — Two area women — a transplant recipient and a living donor — speak from different perspectives but share a core belief in the importance of organ donation. They told their stories at a National Donate Life Month program held at West Virginia University Medicine Reynolds ...

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A bee prepares to land on a flower. Earth Day was marked  Saturday in the United States when America celebrates and draws awareness to a healthy climate and environment. Researchers are concerned natural and man-made forces are impacting bee colonies.

Professor At WVU Authority On Bees

PARKERSBURG — Jim Amrine looks at lawns and likes the ones with dandelions, clover and other growth considered weeds. Those are the yards where the homeowners aren’t using chemicals, said Amrine, a researcher, retired professor at West Virginia University and an authority on ...

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United Steelworkers Local 2911 Safety Coordinator Darrell Curtis looks at the list of steelworkers who died on the job at Weirton Steel. The local union will observe Steelworker Memorial Day at 9 a.m. Friday at the Steelworker Memorial Park on County Road in Weirton.

Ohio Valley Steelworkers Who Lost Lives on Job Remembered

WEIRTON — Bobby Chafin had returned early to the job site in the Weirton Steel blast furnace department and was waiting for his co-workers when a ladle car filled with molten slag being pulled on the railroad tracks exploded. The veteran welder literally was covered in the material. The ...

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Rehabilitation of the former Horne’s department store building at the corner of 11th and Main streets in downtown Wheeling is ongoing.

Wheeling Facade Program to Help Downtown Buildings Save Face

WHEELING — As plenty of construction is already taking place in downtown Wheeling, those who own buildings from 10th Street to 23rd Street between Water and Chapline streets can get $15,000 or more for structural renovations with the Facade Improvement Program. During the Tuesday city ...

Colliers Residents Question Energy Company on Proposed Power Plant

COLLIERS — The pews of Cross Creek United Presbyterian Church were filled Thursday with people who had questions about plans to build a natural gas-fired power plant not far away. John Black, project engineer for Energy Solutions Consortium Brooke County Power I — the company planning to ...

President Donald Trump walks along the West Wing Colonnade at the White House in Washington, Friday, April 21, 2017. Young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children can "rest easy," the president said Friday, telling the "dreamers" they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, said his administration is "not after the dreamers, we are after the criminals." (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump Not After ‘Dreamers’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now here illegally can “rest easy,” President Donald Trump said Friday, telling the “dreamers” they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview with The ...

Mattis: Syria Still Has Chemical Weapons

By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Correspondent TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Syria still possesses chemical weapons, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in Israel on Friday, warning against the banned munitions being used again. At a news conference in Tel Aviv, Mattis also said that ...

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U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va, left, talks with Mills Group Project Manager Lance Muscara, right, in front of the future corporate headquarters of The Health Plan in downtown Wheeling Thursday, as Richard Legg, vice president of benefit services for The Health Plan, looks on.

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, Local Leaders Talk Health Care in Wheeling

WHEELING — Improving the Affordable Care Act was one of the topics discussed Thursday when U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., met with city leaders and representatives from The Health Plan. After a meeting at The Health Plan’s ancillary offices in the Horne Building, Capito made a ...

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More than 20 students were injured when this Buckeye Local School District bus hit a tree along W.Va. 88 near West Liberty on Thursday.

Nearly 30 Buckeye Local High School Students Injured in Accident in Ohio County

WEST LIBERTY — At least 26 Buckeye Local High School students and one adult were treated at local hospitals Thursday after their school bus left the road and crashed into a tree along W.Va. 88 about a mile south of West Liberty. Although several of the students suffered severe injuries, none ...

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Barbara Jenks of Valley Grove, left, and Carole Ryder of Wheeling hold signs across the street from the Federal Building in Wheeling Thursday, where a small group met with U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., to discuss concerns.

Ohio Valley Residents Express Concerns to U.S. Rep. David McKinley

WHEELING — A group of Ohio Valley residents gathered in Wheeling Thursday to make their concerns known to U.S. Rep. David McKinley on issues such as health care, potential federal budget cuts, women’s rights and the rollback of environmental regulations under the Trump ...