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Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty For Florida Shooter Nikolas Cruz

MIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty for the former student charged with killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month even though attorneys for Nikolas Cruz indicated he would plead guilty if his life was spared. Cruz, 19, is scheduled for formal ...

Elliott: Voters will be asked to fund Public Safety Building

WHEELING — Mayor Glenn Elliott today asked city council to ask voters to go through the polls in November to approve a tax levy to fund a new public safety building downtown. His comments came during the annual State of the City address.

Potential Belmont County Cracker Investment Could Hit $10 Billion

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. John Kasich said a pair of international energy firms now control about 500 acres of property needed to build the planned Belmont County ethane cracker, a project he said could now cost up to $10 billion. During a Monday news conference at the Ohio Statehouse, Kasich ...

Optimism About Ethane Cracker Abounds Around Ohio Valley

COLUMBUS, Ohio — New details revealed Monday about a potential ethane cracker plant in Belmont County increased state and local officials’ optimism about the project. Gov. John Kasich and JobsOhio’s John Minor joined PTT Global Chemical and Daelim representatives in officially announcing ...

Ohio County School Officials Begin Making Levy Pitch to Voters

WHEELING — The future for Ohio County Schools could begin with additions to Triadelphia Middle School and Steenrod Elementary Schools, and starting an hour later on Friday mornings. School officials invited the public Monday to Triadelphia Middle where they kicked off a series of ...

Eagle Manufacturing Company in Wellsburg Joins The Justrite Safety Group

From staff reports WELLSBURG — Eagle Manufacturing Co. has been acquired by the Justrite Safety Group, Eagle President Joe Eddy announced Monday. Justrite, headquartered in Des Plaines, Ill., was formed in 1906 and is a leading manufacturer of industrial safety products focused on asset ...

Occupants Able To Escape Fire in Wheeling, House Destroyed

WHEELING — A house in the 2200 block of Highland Avenue Extension was destroyed in a two-alarm fire early this morning. No one was hurt in the fire. Several crews from the Wheeling Fire Department arrived at the scene at approximately 8:30 a.m. Firefighters found the structure fully ...

Justice fires Gayle Manchin as Secretary of Education and the Arts

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Republican Gov. Jim Justice says he has fired Secretary of Education and the Arts Gayle Manchin ahead of his decision on approved legislation to reorganize the agency. Justice announced the move in a news release today. Manchin is a former state school ...

Optimism about potential ethane cracker in Belmont County on the rise

COLUMBUS, Ohio — New details revealed today about a potential ethane cracker plant in Belmont County increased state and local officials’ optimism about the project. Gov. John Kasich and JobsOhio’s John Minor joined PTT Global Chemical and Daelim representatives in officially announcing ...

Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott Ready to Deliver State of the City Speech

WHEELING — An example of how fast things are happening in Wheeling could be that residents at the Boury Lofts can use the Uber ridesharing service on their way to Mayor Glenn Elliott’s State of the City speech. At this time last year, the 73-unit apartment building was still under ...

No More Conditions on North Korea Before Talks

(AP) - Trump administration officials said Sunday there will be no more conditions imposed on North Korea before a first-ever meeting of the two nation’s leaders beyond the North’s promise not to resume nuclear testing and missile flights or publicly criticize U.S.-South Korean military ...

Trump: Fund Gun Training For America’s Teachers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Sunday pledged to help states pay for firearms training for teachers and reiterated its call to improve the background check system as part of a new plan to prevent school shootings. But the plan does not include a push to increase the minimum age for ...

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick Weighing 2020 White House Bid

BOSTON (AP) — Former two-term Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says a 2020 run for the White House is on his “radar screen” — the firmest indication yet that the political confidant of Barack Obama and nation’s second elected black governor is seriously weighing a White House ...

No Place Like Home – Powhatan Evacuees Return Three Weeks After Methane Leak

POWHATAN POINT — Commercial cleaning company vehicles parked in several driveways along Cats Run Road on Thursday, as the last of the evacuees displaced by the XTO Energy Schnegg well pad explosion Feb. 15 could finally return home. This occurred after Wednesday’s announcement that the ...

Jenkins, Blankenship Leading in W.Va. GOP Senate Race

WHEELING — Most recent polling in West Virginia shows U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins leading in the race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, with former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship now in second place and gaining in the race. The survey by Harper Polling — and commissioned by ...

West Virginia Union Leaders Praise Members, Thank Community

WHEELING — A 13-day strike by West Virginia’s public school teachers and school service workers — which resulted in nine canceled class days — didn’t just result in a 5 percent pay raise for all state employees, according to union leaders. They believe people from across the county ...

South Wheeling Eyed As Historic District

WHEELING — “South of tracks” — people often used this phrase to describe the eclectic neighborhood of South Wheeling. Once a bustling community with homes and commerce existing together along the gridwork of streets, South Wheeling has undergone many changes while maintaining its ...