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Trump Addresses National Boy Scout Jamboree

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday jokingly threatened to fire his health secretary if a crucial vote to repeal “Obamacare” fails. Trump told thousands of Boy Scouts at a national gathering in West Virginia that Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price ...

Search Continues for Missing Woman in Ohio County

WHEELING - The search continues for a Wheeling woman believed to have been in a vehicle with a man who died after driving into high water along Browns Run during the height of Sunday night's heavy rain and flash flooding. Ohio County Sheriff Tom Howard identified the deceased as Michael Grow, ...

A Rough Road for Rover Pipeline

WHEELING — Earlier this year, developers of the $4.3 billion Rover Pipeline successfully used eminent domain to obtain land for building the 42-inch-wide conduit through Ohio and West Virginia, with the goal of moving natural gas through at least a portion of the system by the end of this ...

Marshall County Officials Concerned About Fish Creek Bridge Closure

CAMERON — The potential four-month closure of a bridge over Fish Creek has residents and local officials concerned about emergency response times and impact on local businesses. Rumors about the Adeline Bridge, located in the southern part of Marshall County, have been swirling and last week ...

Pakistan: Suicide bombing in Lahore kills 26, wounds 54

By ZAHEERUDDIN BABAR, Associated Press LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck near a police team in the eastern city of Lahore Monday killing at least 26 and wounding another 54, many of them police officers. An outlawed Taliban faction claimed responsibility. Senior police ...

Trump: USS Gerald R. Ford Is a Message To the World’

NORFOLK, Va. — With praise and a blessing for the military, President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Navy on Saturday and said the state-of-the-art aircraft carrier will send a “100,000-ton message to the world” about America’s military might when it is ...

Veterans’ Group Urges House To Reject Plan to Fix VA’s Budget Gap

WASHINGTON — Eight major veterans’ organizations on Saturday urged Congress to provide emergency money to the Department of Veterans Affairs without cutting other VA programs as the House moved quickly to address a budget shortfall that threatened medical care for thousands of ...

Park’s McCardle Selected Queen of Queens

Photo by Cody Tomer Wheeling Park’s Kelly McCardle was crowned the 2017 Queen of Queens winner during halftime of the 72nd Annual Rudy Mumley OVAC All-Star Game on Saturday. From left to right are Illustrius Potentate Donald Giffin, 2016 Queen of Queens winner Maddie Ross, 2017 winner Kelly ...

W.Va. Bets On LVL Law Changes

WHEELING — A move by the West Virginia Legislature to increase the number of limited video lottery machines permitted at one location — while gradually decreasing the overall number of LVL retail outlets — could mean an additional $20 million for the cash-strapped state this year, and as ...

Rain Just a Detail at Italian Fest

WHEELING — Three children moved through puddles on small metal scooters Saturday with little regard for the rain at the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival. They just knew those scooters could move. The same could be said of anyone waiting out the weather, as many remained ...

Resident Calls for More Diversity on Wheeling Police Force

WHEELING —U.S. Census Bureau data show about 7.5 percent of Wheeling’s population is either black or biracial, so city resident Tishawana Terry wonders why only one of the city’s 64 police officers falls into this category. “With as much crazy stuff as we have going on in the world ...

Northern Panhandle W.Va. 2 Projects Discussed In Charleston

WHEELING — A delegation from the Northern Panhandle pushing for road improvement projects on W.Va. 2 has returned from Charleston, and they believe state officials understand the projects would open up property along the highway for future development. Sen. Charles Clements, R-Wetzel — ...

W.Va. Legislators Debate Tolls for Interstate 70 Use

WHEELING — Motorists know age and excessive use are taking a toll on Interstate 70 through Ohio County, but some state lawmakers are concerned drivers may be paying tolls after a proposed $172.5 million rehabilitation on the stretch of highway is completed. Delegates Erikka Storch, R-Ohio, ...

Veterans Seek Waiver To Hancock County Smoking Ban

NEW CUMBERLAND — West Virginia Delegate Mark Zatezalo addressed the Hancock County Commission this week about creating exemptions to the county’s smoking ban. Joined by Hancock County Republican Party chairperson Lizabeth Gregg-Baldt, Zatezalo, R-Hancock, said several businesses, such as ...

Environmental Impact of Pipeline Released

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Pipeline intended to carry natural gas across West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina would have some adverse environmental effects, including impacts on water resources, forest and other habitats, but most could be reduced to insignificant levels, ...

Spicer Resigns as White House Press Secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sean Spicer, President Donald Trump’s embattled spokesman during the first six months of his presidency, is resigning his position, according to two people with knowledge of the decision. Spicer’s decision appears to be linked to the ...