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Comic book genius Stan Lee, Spider-Man creator, dies at 95

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comic book genius Stan Lee, the architect of the contemporary comic book, has died. He was 95. The creative dynamo who revolutionized the comics by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four and ...

Wheeling Man, 94, Recalls 1931 Dedication of World War I Memorial

WHEELING — Joseph Gompers was just 7 years old when the city’s World War I monument and “Doughboy” statue were unveiled at Wheeling Park on Memorial Day in 1931. Gompers, of Wheeling, said he doesn’t recollect what was said that day, but he does remember being excited about a very ...

Poor Management in West Virginia Leads to FEMA Controls

CHARLESTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has been penalizing the state of West Virginia since 2015 for “deficiencies in internal control and management” in the state’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management over how it has handled federal grant ...

Belmont County Residents Fear Effects of Jamboree In The Hills Cancellation

MARTINS FERRY — Local residents agree that the cancellation of Jamboree In The Hills for 2019 will have a big impact on a lot of people’s wallets. Their reactions come on the heels of Live Nation announcing last week that the event will be on a hiatus this coming summer while the company ...

Martins Ferry Organization Helps Local Law Enforcement With K-9 Units

MARTINS FERRY — The Thin Blue Line Fraternal Order of Police Associates Lodge 100 recently helped two local law enforcement agencies with their police K-9 units. The Martins Ferry-based group held a fundraiser for Martins Ferry Police Department’s K-9 unit, Officer John Holmes and dog ...

Special Session of West Virginia Legislature Is Canceled After Loughry Resigns

CHARLESTON (AP) — The resignation of a West Virginia Supreme Court justice recently convicted of federal charges prompted the governor Sunday to cancel a special legislative session that was to consider the justice’s removal. It was the latest development in an impeachment scandal miring ...

Local Nurse Was In Charge of MASH 4077 In Korea

WHEELING — When Wheeling native Helen Faso completed nursing school at Ohio Valley General Hospital and nursing studies at West Virginia University, she didn’t have a clue what she really wanted to do with her life. It was a U.S. Army recruiter on campus at WVU who convinced the Mount de ...

Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Planned for Wheeling Waterfront

WHEELING — A tribute to the families and relatives who sacrificed a loved one for our freedom is being planned for the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater at Wheeling’s Heritage Port. The campaign to raise funds for a Gold Star Families Monument is well underway, said John Nanny, chairman of ...

Senate, House Republican Majorities Intact After High Turnout Election

CHARLESTON — In a year in which thousands of teachers descended on the State Capitol Building and the Republican legislative majority’s first midterm election since taking both chambers in 2014, the party of Lincoln will maintain control of the statehouse for two more years. “From a ...

Powhatan Point Holds Christmas Festival

POWHATAN POINT — People spent time Saturday getting ready for holiday festivities during the 13th annual Christmas In The Village in Powhatan Point. Children had the chance to start their morning by enjoying a pancake breakfast with Santa. After meeting the jolly old elf, those youngsters ...

Supreme Court Justice Loughry Resigns

CHARLESTON — Days before lawmakers were scheduled to hold another special session to draw up a new article of impeachment, Justice Allen Loughry saved them the trouble and has resigned. Gov. Jim Justice announced Loughry’s resignation Saturday evening, a day after he called a special ...

Allen Loughry Informs Gov. Jim Justice He Will Resign Monday

Today, Gov. Jim Justice announced he has received a letter of resignation from convicted Justice Allen Loughry. The justice will resign his post on Monday. Here is the letter Loughry sent to the governor: Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia 1900 Kanawha Blvd East Building 1, Room E ...

Updated: Power Restored to National Road Businesses

WHEELING -- Appalachian Power has restored power to much of Ohio County quicker than expected this morning, and many businesses shut down for the past few hours are now open. The power provider had reported this morning more than 2,000 customers without power -- including a number of ...

Madison Elementary Students Get Veterans Day Flag Lesson

WHEELING — Students at Madison Elementary School on Wheeling Island got a lesson Friday about the American Flag from two veterans, and the children had a lot of questions for them. School resource officer Sgt. John Haglock, a U.S. Army veteran who now works for the Ohio County ...

Gov. Jim Justice Calls Special Session to Impeach Loughry

CHARLESTON — Allen Loughry, justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, is about to be impeached for a second time. Gov. Jim Justice issued a proclamation Friday afternoon calling the West Virginia Legislature into special session at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Unlike the previous ...

Senate files petition for rehearing on Workman case

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Senate is calling on the state Supreme Court of Appeals to fix a decision that has caused a constitutional crisis between the legislative and judicial branches. Attorneys for the Senate filed a petition for rehearing Nov. 5 after an all-appointed circuit ...

Discovery Of Three Meth Labs Leads To Arrests

WHEELING — A man and a woman remain jailed on drug charges after law enforcement allegedly found three meth labs at a 16th Street apartment. On Wednesday, West Virginia State Police — working with the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office, the Wheeling Police Department and the Ohio Valley ...

The Highlands Is Getting a New Hobby — The Hobby Lobby, That Is

TRIADELPHIA — Quilters, crafters and home decorators, ready those handpainted shopping bags: Hobby Lobby is coming to The Highlands. The Oklahoma City retailer has been running ads seeking managers for a new store location in Triadelphia. Ohio County Commissioner Randy Wharton, also ...

Special session called to impeach Justice Loughry

CHARLESTON -- Allen Loughry, justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, is about to be impeached for a second time. Gov. Jim Justice issued a proclamation Friday afternoon calling the West Virginia Legislature into special session at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Unlike the previous impeachment ...