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Panel Collapses at Wheeling Island Stadium

WHEELING — A structural engineer will visit Wheeling Island Stadium Tuesday to evaluate the facility after a second panel fell from the grandstand Monday. The panel broke off while construction crews were removing an adjacent panel that had shifted. Officials with Ohio County Schools, ...

Air Force to Name B-52 Hangar After Wheeling Native

WHEELING — As a teenager growing up in Wheeling during the 1950s, Fredrick Gantzer regularly hopped on his bicycle and pedaled all the way from the Clator neighborhood to the Wheeling-Ohio County Airport to take flying lessons. On Friday, the late Air Force chief master sergeant whose ...

Cameron High School Yearbook Lawsuit Dismissed

MOUNDSVILLE — A graduating student of Cameron High School made national headlines in 2014 after being identified without his knowledge as “Most Likely to Disappear” in his senior yearbook. On Nov. 2, 2016, the student, Brady McCort, filed a lawsuit against Marshall County Schools for ...

Wheeling City Council to Consider Parking Fine Increase at Tuesday Meeting

WHEELING — This week, Wheeling City Council members will hear comments from those concerned about the plan to increase fines for overtime parking from $3 to $10 before voting on a strategy to allow American Legion Post 89 to remain open. Mayor Glenn Elliott, Vice Mayor Chad Thalman, ...

Tax Day Hits Some More Than Others

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Tax Day approaches, show some love for the good people who live in the nation’s capital. Washington, that swampy den of iniquity that politicians love to scorn, sends the most tax dollars per person to the U.S. government. By a lot. Last year, the District of ...

Trump: China, U.S. Working on North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump asserted on Sunday that China was working with the United States on “the North Korea problem,” and his vice president told American and South Korea service members that the North’s latest “provocation,” a failed missile launch shortly ...

Widespread Search Is On For Suspect In Video Killing

By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press CLEVELAND — Authorities in several states were on the lookout today for a behavioral health case manager who posted a gruesome Facebook video of himself randomly shooting a Cleveland retiree who was collecting discarded cans. Cleveland police allege ...

Boury Lofts in Downtown Wheeling Nearly Complete, Nearly Full

WHEELING —A wide variety of tenants, including hospital workers, hockey players and senior citizens, will call the corner of 16th and Main streets home, as the Boury Lofts complex nears completion with the majority of its 73 units already leased. “We see a trend all around the country of ...

LGBT Flag Flown For More Than 20 Years

WHEELING — For married couple George Lenz and Michael Lujano, the anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents approved by city council in December serves to validate their position that Wheeling is, in fact, the Friendly City. “I think Wheeling is ...

The Highlands’ Rue21 Closing

By JANELL HUNTER and IAN HICKS Staff Writers WHEELING — Add another company to the list of large chain retailers in the Ohio Valley undergoing mass store closings. Teen fashion retailer Rue21 on Saturday announced it plans to close almost 400 stores around the country, including its ...

Record Turnout for Easter Giveaway

WHEELING — Hundreds of families from the tri-state area will have all they need to celebrate the Easter holiday thanks to an outpouring of community support organized by the Rev. Dr. Darrell Cummings and the Bethlehem Apostolic Temple. Cummings said at least 1,375 people came out to receive ...

Ohio County Schools Officials Say Island Stadium Will be Ready for Super Six

WHEELING — Ohio County Schools officials should be able to get Wheeling Island Stadium ready for the Super Six high school football championships in December, according to West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission Executive Director Bernie Dolan. On Friday, school officials ...

Marshall County School Superintendent to Retire

MOUNDSVILLE — After three years as superintendent of Marshall County Schools, Michael Hince announced his intention to retire after the current school year. Hince, who was hired as superintendent in 2014 after 35 years as an educator within the county, announced his resignation effective ...

Special West Virginia Budget Session Not Yet Planned

CHARLESTON — Officials from both houses of the West Virginia Legislature will meet with Gov. Jim Justice next week, but it may be weeks before a special session is called by the governor to work on the state budget. Grant Herring, a spokesman for Justice, said Friday no announcement about a ...

N. Korea Policy: ‘Maximum Pressure and Engagement’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has settled on its North Korea strategy after a two-month review: “Maximum pressure and engagement.” U.S. officials said Friday the president’s advisers weighed a range of ideas for how to get North Korea to abandon its nuclear program, ...

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt: ‘War On Coal Is Done’

SYCAMORE, Pa. — To the delight of dozens of miners at the CNX Coal Resources Harvey Mine, Thursday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt declared an end to the “regulatory assault” on their industry. Pruitt, appointed by President Donald Trump to head the EPA in ...

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice Vetoes GOP Budget Plan

PARKERSBURG — Thursday, Gov. Jim Justice revealed a plate of bull dung to describe the $4.1 billion budget passed by the GOP-controlled Legislature during the weekend, just before he vetoed the spending plan. Justice made his announcement during a Thursday news conference in the Lower ...