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Five Dogs Removed From Partially Collapsed Warwood House

WHEELING — The Ohio County dog warden removed five dogs from a home in Warwood after emergency officials responded to a call Wednesday afternoon to a partially collapsed structure. Dog Warden Doug McCroskey said he came to the scene after Wheeling firefighters called him regarding the ...

Gunman Shoots Four at Pennsylvania Magistrate’s Office

MASONTOWN, Pa. — The man who shot four people at the office of a Fayette County, Pennsylvania, magistrate was facing charges of strangulation and assault in relation to an August domestic violence incident. State police and District Attorney Rich Bower did not identify the man, but said ...

Experts: Raise Steubenville Water Rates by More Than 29 Percent

STEUBENVILLE — Water system consultants recommended Tuesday evening to City Council a more than 29 percent rate increase in the city’s water rates to begin fixing a system that is nearing the end of its projected service life. The report from Arcadis, a state-required asset management ...

Five Local Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

WHEELING -- Five Northern Panhandle high school seniors have been named National National Merit Scholarship semifinalists, making them eligible to be one of 7,500 National Merit Scholars to be named next spring. Wheeling Park High School has three semifinalists: Lillian Bischof, Marguerite ...

Wheeling Police Arrest Man Climbing Suspension Bridge Cables

WHEELING -- City police officers this morning responded to the Suspension Bridge for a a man climbing the cables on the downtown side of the bridge. Police briefly closed the bridge and the man climbed down. Gregory Tyler Alderson, 26 of Fairmont was arrested for public intoxication and trespassing.

Wheeling City Council Pictures A Mural to Welcome Visitors

WHEELING — A mural to greet visitors entering Wheeling from Interstate 70 is in the works. Wheeling City Council heard the first of two readings Tuesday night of an ordinance authorizing the creation of a mural in Kossuth Park. The park is situated at the base of the I-70 eastbound exit ...

Rise West Virginia Program Makes Slow, Steady Progress

CHARLESTON — Since June, the West Virginia National Guard has made progress in getting people who lost their homes during 2016 flooding into houses and trailers, but it acknowledged it remains months from meeting every need. That’s according to Adjutant Gen. James Hoyer, who gave a ...

Top Health Officer Leaving West Virginia DHHR

CHARLESTON — Dr. Rahul Gupta, who headed the West Virginia Bureau of Public Health and supervised the Office of Drug Control Policy, is the next high-profile Justice Administration official leaving. However, Gov. Jim Justice said Tuesday afternoon he was able to fill one of those ...

Moundsville City Clerk To Serve As Manager

MOUNDSVILLE — City Clerk Sondra Hewitt will pull double duty for the immediate future while temporarily serving as Moundsville’s city manager. Hewitt was appointed Tuesday as interim city manager until the job could be posted and filled through proper channels. Mayor Allen Hendershot ...

Audits Find Issues With State Mine Safety Agency, Parks System

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS For The Intelligencer CHARLESTON — The state agency that performs mine inspections is unable to explain increases in mine jury rates, while another agency in charge of state parks doesn’t have the resources to keep up on maintenance. Those were the determinations of ...

Wheeling PD Backs New Safety Building

WHEELING — Falling in line with city firefighters, the Wheeling Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 38 is throwing its support behind the city’s efforts to provide a new Public Safety Building for its first responders. Firefighters pledged their support earlier this summer. Members of the ...

Bridge Climber Arrested in Wheeling

WHEELING — Shortly after 8 a.m. today, the Wheeling Police Department responded to the Suspension Bridge for a report of a man climbing the large cable on the downtown side of the bridge. Police briefly closed the bridge and the man, who claimed to be a bridge inspector, climbed ...

Trump Declassifies FBI Russia Probe Documents

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI’s Russia investigation, including a portion of a secret surveillance warrant application and former FBI Director James Comey’s text messages. Trump made the ...

W.Va. Lawmakers Briefed on Sports Betting Issues

CHARLESTON — Sports betting is alive at two West Virginia casinos with more to follow, but lawmakers are concerned about recent staff turnover at the West Virginia Lottery Commission and attempts to circumvent the will of the Legislature. The Joint Standing Committee on Finance met Monday ...

Ethics Complaint Filed Against Justice, Morrisey

Van Jenkins of East Bank, West Virginia, has filed a complaint with the West Virginia Ethics Commission to investigate Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Governor Jim Justice for allegedly using their office resources for political activity. Read the ethics complaint here. Among the ...

Energy Leaders Provide Severance Tax Information

CHARLESTON — A coal mining lobbyist group is asking for a lower severance tax rate for coal, while two organizations representing natural gas interests are asking to keep their severance tax rates the same. The Legislature’s joint standing committees on energy and finance heard from ...

Warner Critical of Suit Settlements

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia secretary of state is outraged and frustrated over the out-of-court settlements of four wrongful termination suits filed against him in 2017. Twelve of the 16 employees terminated in January 2017 sued Mac Warner last year, and four recently settled with the ...

West Virginia School Personnel Demand Action on PEIA

CHARLESTON — Hundreds of teachers, school workers, public worker retirees, lawmakers, candidates and other supporters rallied Sunday on the front steps of the State Capitol Building with a simple message for Republican legislators: they plan to remember in November. The unity rally drew ...

Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Accused of Sexual Misconduct

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was thrust into turmoil Sunday after the woman accusing him of high school-era sexual misconduct told her story publicly for the first time. Democrats immediately called for a delay in a key ...