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Blast Levels House in Cameron

CAMERON — The West Virginia fire marshal is trying to determine the cause of a house explosion that severely burned a man Tuesday in Marshall County. Nick Riggle, 62, was flown to Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh after his home exploded at about 12:30 p.m., said Marshall County Chief Deputy ...

Report: Pipeline That Exploded in Marshall County Remains At Risk

MOUNDSVILLE — The federal agency in charge of investigating a recent pipeline explosion has notified its owner that six other areas on the same pipeline have issues that could cause another catastrophic event if they are not repaired. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety ...

Vice President Mike Pence Coming To Wheeling

WHEELING — Vice President Mike Pence will be in Wheeling July 26 for two separate events — one public, one private. The first is a public event sponsored by the America First Policies group, according to Erin Montgomery, communications director for America First Policies. At this event, ...

Wheeling Plans Raises With $1.16M Carryover

WHEELING — A 2.5 percent pay raise for city employees, as well as improvements to playgrounds and city streets, could be on tap as the city of Wheeling underspent by $1.7 million for fiscal year 2018. Council members learned the positive news during a finance committee meeting Tuesday night ...

Citing Concerns About Trump, Belmont County GOP Chair Steps Down

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A Belmont County tweet in the wake of an international press conference has brought national attention to the former head of the county’s Republican Party. Chris Gagin announced his resignation Monday as Belmont County Republican Chairman over social media. In it, he said ...

West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry Faces New Charge

CHARLESTON — Mere days before lawmakers continue looking into the impeachment process against justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, an additional federal charge was brought against Justice Allen Loughry. In a press release Tuesday afternoon, the office of the U.S. Attorney ...

VP Mike Pence Scheduled to Visit Wheeling Next Week

WHEELING -- Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit Wheeling next Thursday, July 26, as part of a private fundraiser for U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Morrisey, Elgine McArdle, Ohio County's GOP chairwoman, confirmed today. The event is set for Wheeling Park's White Palace. Brian ...

Pipeline Still at Risk Near Marshall County Explosion Site

MOUNDSVILLE -- The federal agency in charge of investigating a Marshall County pipeline explosion in June has said the pipeline is at risk of another catastrophic event if the company that owns the pipeline does not take corrective action. In a Notice of Proposed Safety Order dated July 9, the ...

Prosecutors Will Fight Wetzel County Kidnapper’s Plea Deal

MOUNDSVILLE — Marshall County prosecutors are taking legal action against a senior status judge who upheld a plea deal — even after prosecutors had orphaned it. Prosecutor Rhonda Wade said Monday that her office is filing a writ of prohibition against retired Judge Arthur Recht because the ...

Interstate 68 Meetings Continue in Washington

MOUNDSVILLE — Trump Administration officials are continuing to listen as West Virginia officials push for an expanded Interstate 68 from Morgantown through Marshall County. Marshall County Commissioner Robert Miller led a contingent to Washington, D.C., last week to meet with Brittany ...

President Trump Doubts Meddling Reports

HELSINKI (AP) — In an extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Monday openly questioned his own intelligence agencies’ firm finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to his benefit, seeming to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ...

Judge Halts Immigrant Expulsion

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered a temporary halt to deportations of immigrant families reunited after being separated at the border, as the Trump administration races to meet a July 26 deadline for putting more than 2,500 children back in their parents’ arms. U.S. ...

Lights Out for Elm Grove as Tree Falls on Utility Pole

Photo by Scott McCloskey Motorists travel Monday along National Road in the Elm Grove section of Wheeling, where a power outage left customers without electricity for most of the day. AEP said a tree fell on a pole that then broke, which caused the power lines to fall and the blackout to ...

Power Outage Reported in Elm Grove Area

UPDATE -- AEP officials said about 2,700 customers remain without power from Washington Avenue east to Elm Grove. About 1,000 customers have had power restored. Power is expected to be restored for 100 percent of the outage area by 6 p.m. AEP spokesman Joelle Connors said a tree fell on a ...

Ohio Valley Firefighters Battle Dangers, Seen and Unseen

WHEELING — Firefighters soon will be asked to participate in a federal registry seeking to identify links between their job, health and cancer risks. Firefighters in the Ohio Valley, meanwhile, already are taking extra measures to clean, wash off and eradicate the soot and carcinogens ...

Farmers Fearful of Trade War

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Even before the specter of a trade war with China and other countries threatened to cost them billions of dollars, American farmers were feeling the squeeze from fluctuating crop prices and other factors that have halved their overall income in recent years. The ...

Jamboree In The Hills Spans Generations

MORRISTOWN — Since 1977, thousands of fans have gathered each year in the rolling hills of eastern Ohio to take part in the longest-running country music festival in America — Jamboree In The Hills. Jamboree, often called Jambo or abbreviated as JITH, began as a modest, two-day outdoor ...

Family Crosses Country for Chatauqua Days Festival in Bethesda

BETHESDA — Tina Khalil drove 22 hours for the Chautauqua Homecoming Days & Bethesda Festival. Khalil and her daughters — Allison, 17, and Samantha, 15 — said they came from Houston to spend their summertime in Bethesda. “I wanted my daughters to enjoy what I was able to enjoy as ...

New Nursing Care Center in Wheeling Named for Bishop Bransfield

WHEELING — Private rooms for every patient, welcoming gardens and a spectacular mountaintop view are just some of the amenities awaiting residents and visitors at the new Bishop Michael J. Bransfield Continuous Care Center of Wheeling Hospital. The new facility was unveiled Saturday ...