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Diocese: Bishop Donahue High School to Close at End of School Year

WHEELING — The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston today announced Bishop Donahue High School in McMechen will close at the end of this school year, and merge with Wheeling Central Catholic High School effective with the start of the 2017-18 school session. Vincent de Paul ...

FILE - In this June 1, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wears his "Make America Great Again" hat at a rally in Sacramento, Calif. Donald Trump enters the White House on Jan. 20 just as he entered the race for president: defiant, unfiltered, unbound by tradition and utterly confident in his chosen course. In the 10 weeks since his surprise election as the nation’s 45th president, Trump has violated decades of established diplomatic protocol, sent shockwaves through business boardrooms, tested long-standing ethics rules and continued his combative style of replying to any slight with a personal attack _ on Twitter and in person. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Trump Challenges the Norm

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump enters the White House on Friday just as he entered the race for president: defiant, unfiltered, unbound by tradition and utterly confident in his chosen course. In the 10 weeks since his surprise election as the nation’s 45th president, Trump has violated ...

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Dolph and Lora Kay Santorine of Wheeling hold up the tickets they’ve received to the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump on Friday in Washington, D.C.

Ohio Valley Donald Trump Backers Relish Chance to Celebrate in Washington

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — City resident Amy Pelegrini is a “true-blue, dyed-in-the-wool” supporter of President-elect Donald Trump — from the toboggan on her head right down to her socks. Wheeling residents Dolph Santorine and Dalton Haas, meanwhile, both shopped for tuxedos this week in ...

Ohio County Schools Leaders Tout Benefits of RESA

WHEELING — West Virginia’s $3.5 million investment in its eight Regional Education Service Agencies results in a return of about $60 million in cost savings and grant dollars to the state, RESA 6 Director Nick Zervos told state lawmakers today. Ohio County Schools hosted a legislative ...

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Rebecca Kiger, center, poses with her husband David Camilo, left, and daughter Olivia.

Ohio Valley Women to March Against President-Elect in Washington

WHEELING — Wheeling resident Rebecca Kiger believes in the power of “we the people” — so much so she has been leaving copies of the U.S. Constitution in spots around the Wheeling area just to remind the public of its sentiments. The results of the 2016 presidential election proved ...

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A dedication accompanies the front doors of the former Clay School in East Wheeling.

Former Clay School in Wheeling Could Be Demolished In May

WHEELING — Stacy Brown, director of development with Neighborhood Development Services in Ravenna, Ohio, said the company expects to finalize the purchase of the old Clay School in East Wheeling by May, with demolition commencing about 15 days after the sale. Brown estimated a 12-month ...

Wheeling Hospital Completes Harrison Community Hospital Purchase

CADIZ — Wheeling Hospital has completed its acquisition of Cadiz-based Harrison Community Hospital, a move that parties involved agree will enhance health care for the residents of Harrison County and the surrounding area. When plans for the acquisition were first announced last year, HCH ...

Poll: Americans of All Stripes Say Fix Health Care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sylvia Douglas twice voted for President Barack Obama and last year cast a ballot for Democrat Hillary Clinton. But when it comes to “Obamacare,” she now sounds like President-elect Donald Trump. This makes her chuckle amid the serious choices she faces every month ...

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator-designate, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

EPA Pick Talks Climate Change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that climate change is real, breaking with both the president-elect and his own past statements. In response to questions from Democrats during his Senate confirmation hearing, Oklahoma ...

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Officials at West Virginia Business College said students should not experience any impact as the institution transitions from an accrediting agency that is no longer recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

No Extra Credit at West Virginia Business College in Wheeling

WHEELING — West Virginia Business College’s accrediting agency did not renew its certification, but school officials said they already intended to move in a different direction because the U.S. Department of Education no longer recognizes the accrediting organization in ...

Ohio County Commissioners Still Hopeful For Interchange at The Highlands

WHEELING — As West Virginia welcomes new Gov. Jim Justice, Ohio County commissioners plan to renew their push for construction of a second interchange at The Highlands with a new administration in office. The subject of the interchange, which would give motorists a second way to enter ...

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Wheeling City Manager Robert Herron, from left, Mayor Glenn Elliott and Vice Mayor Chad Thalman listen during Tuesday’s council meeting.

Wheeling City Council Approves Wheeling Island Home Demolition Plan

WHEELING — The city of Wheeling will spend $35,000 to demolish five Wheeling Island homes ravaged in a fire earlier this month. City Manager Robert Herron asked city council to hold an emergency second reading of an ordinance authorizing the expenditure, which was introduced Tuesday. The ...

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Coal Miner Health Plan Bill Outlined in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell on Tuesday introduced legislation to maintain health benefits for retired union coal miners whose companies have declared bankruptcy in recent years. McConnell was among those who successfully worked last year to provide a four-month ...

West Virginia Drug Company Agrees to Pay Record $150M Settlement

WHEELING — McKesson Corp., one of the nation’s largest distributors of pharmaceutical drugs, agreed to pay a record $150 million civil penalty for alleged violations of the Controlled Substances Act, Acting U.S. Attorney Betsy Jividen announced Tuesday. Jividen and Karl Colder, special ...

Uninsured Could Reach 18 Million

WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurance premiums would soar for millions of Americans and 18 million more would be uninsured in just one year if Republicans scuttle much of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul without a replacement, Congress’ budget analysts said Tuesday. Spotlighting ...

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Wellsburg Teen to Attend Trump’s Inauguration in Washington, D.C.

WELLSBURG — A Brooke County teen is looking forward to attending the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump as well as hearing from retired Gen. Colin Powell and others while participating in an international youth leadership conference this weekend in Washington, D.C. Colten Carbasho of ...

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2016 file photo, a woman weeps as election results are reported during Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's election night rally in the Jacob Javits Center glass enclosed lobby in New York.  As Donald Trump approaches his inauguration as president, young Americans have a deeply pessimistic view about his incoming administration, with young blacks, Latinos and Asian Americans particularly concerned about what’s to come in the next four years.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Young Americans Bracing for Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — As Donald Trump approaches his inauguration, young Americans have a deeply pessimistic view about his incoming administration, with young blacks, Latinos and Asian Americans particularly concerned about what’s to come in the next four years. That’s according to a new ...

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Signs mark the location of the Elder-Beerman store at the Ohio Valley Mall. Officials said Monday that Elder-Beerman will close by the end of March. Marshalls will open a new store in a portion of that location.

Elder-Beerman at Ohio Valley Mall in St. Clairsville to Close by April

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — There is good news and bad news for shoppers at the Ohio Valley Mall: Marshalls will open a department store there in the fall, but it will occupy a portion of the space being vacated by Elder-Beerman. Joe Bell, spokesman for mall owner The Cafaro Co., confirmed Monday ...

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Former Wheeling resident Travis Henline, left, dressed as West Virginia founding father Francis Pierpont, greets Delegate Shawn Fluharty, D-Ohio, Monday during inaugural festivities for Gov. Jim Justice.

Northern Panhandle Supportive Of West Virginia Governor Jim Justice

CHARLESTON — Having Democrat Jim Justice in the governor’s office will help balance power in the GOP-led West Virginia Legislature, said Delegate Shawn Fluharty. “I think it’s helpful when we’re attempting to govern from the minority” to have a Democrat as leader, Fluharty, ...