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CBO: Health Bill Would Leave 23M More Uninsured

WASHINGTON (AP) — The health care bill Republicans have pushed through the House would leave 23 million additional people uninsured in 2026 compared to President Barack Obama’s health care law, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday. The GOP bill would lower average premiums, but in ...

Several To Share $5M In Utility Tax Revenue in Jefferson County

STEUBENVILLE — Six townships and three school districts in Jefferson County will be among those sharing in $5 million in annual public utility taxes paid by the Texas Eastern Transmission line. The pipeline, valued at $84.9 million in Jefferson County alone, runs north to south in the ...

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Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston Purchases Wheeling Jesuit University

WHEELING — Wheeling Jesuit University has been purchased by the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston to assure the future of the only Catholic university in West Virginia. Earlier this year, WJU’s board of trustees appealed to the diocese to take action to help secure its long-term future and ...

Mayor Glenn Elliott: WJU Vital Part of Wheeling’s Future

WHEELING — Mayor Glenn Elliott said it is good news for the community as a whole that Wheeling Jesuit University will be on better financial ground in the future after the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston paid off the school’s debt and purchased the property. He said parallels can be drawn ...

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Gov. Jim Justice Proposes $4.3B Budget

WHEELING — West Virginia lawmakers finally received a 2018 budget bill from Gov. Jim Justice on Tuesday, the seventh day in the Senate for a special session called for the purpose of setting the budget. On Tuesday, Justice also broadened his call for the special session and presented ...

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Sen. Manchin: Budget a ‘Non-Starter’

PARKERSBURG — It’s clear where U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin stands on the $4.1 trillion budget offered by the Trump administration. The West Virginia Democrat Tuesday said the 1,200-page proposal was “alarming” — a “slash-and-burn type of approach” to budget making that ...

Flowers and candles are seen after a vigil in Albert Square, Manchester, England, Tuesday May 23, 2017, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on Monday night. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Britain Raises Threat Level; Attack ‘Imminent’

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — As officials hunted for accomplices of a suicide bomber and Britain’s prime minister warned another attack could be “imminent,” thousands of people poured into the streets of Manchester in a defiant vigil Tuesday for victims of a blast at a pop concert — the ...

Trump Proposes $4.1T Budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump fulfilled a major campaign promise Tuesday, proposing a $4.1 trillion budget plan that would upend Washington in a big way. But he drew rebukes, even from some Republican allies, for the plan’s jarring, politically unrealistic cuts to the social ...

Attorney General Visits Wellsburg, Discusses Drug Problem

WELLSBURG — While meeting Monday with representatives of area schools and community agencies, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said a segment of the youth population that could be prone to drug addiction isn’t one they might have expected. Morrisey visited Brooke Hills ...

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West Virginia Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns, R-Ohio, speaks with Sen. Ed Gaunch, R-Kanawha, before a Senate Select Committee on Tax Reform meeting Monday at the Capitol.

West Virginia Senate Wants To Set Higher Sales Tax

WHEELING — Changes made to a tax reform bill by a West Virginia Senate committee Monday would increase the Mountain State’s sales tax to 7.25 percent, setting the stage for a probable conference committee with the House as lawmakers continue to work out a 2018 state budget. Monday marked ...

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A memorial to murder victim Ahmid Salem Hinton is placed on the sidewalk near South Penn and Virginia streets on Wheeling Island.

No ‘Solid Suspect’ in Wheeling Island Murder

WHEELING — Police say they are making progress in the investigation of the shooting death of 41-year-old Ahmid Salem Hinton, who was shot multiple times in front of a Wheeling Island home in the early morning hours of May 9. Wheeling Police Department spokesman Philip Stahl said Monday, ...

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Moundsville police Lt. Steve Kosek escorts Angel Denise Sells into a police cruiser following her arrest Monday.

Mother, Daughters Are Arrested for Alleged Gas Station Theft in Moundsville

MOUNDSVILLE — Police believe an apparently staged gas station robbery last week in Moundsville was a family affair. Smith Mart employee Betty Ruth Sells, 22, of 2141 Campbell Lane in Proctor; her mother, Angel Denise Sells, 41, of 1603 Ruby St., Moundsville and her sisters, twins Dallas Mae ...

Police work at Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande gig in Manchester, England Monday, May 22, 2017. Several people have died following reports of an explosion Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England, police said. A representative said the singer was not injured. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)

Islamic State Claims Bombing At Concert; Children Among 22 Dead

By JILL LAWLESS and GREGORY KATZ Associated Press MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester that left 22 people dead and sparked a stampede of young concertgoers, some still ...

Officials Disagree On Opioid Treatment

CHICAGO (AP) — Remarks by a top U.S. health official have reignited a quarrel in the world of addiction and recovery: Does treating opioid addiction with medication save lives? Or does it trade one addiction for another? Health Secretary Tom Price’s recent comments — one replying to a ...

Sentencing For Acoff Postponed in Ohio County Circuit Court

WHEELING — What should have been a sentencing hearing for convicted murderer Dallas Michael Acoff today in Ohio County Circuit Court, resulted in yet another delay. The delay came after Acoff submitted a request to Circuit Judge David Sims for a new lawyer. Sims approved the motion for a ...

Killing Of Dogs in Belmont County Gets Chedester Six Months

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The first person charged in Belmont County under a new law that makes certain animal cruelty acts felonies received a six-month jail sentence Monday. In addition to the jail sentence, Michael Chedester, 59, of St. Clairsville, saw a sentence of three years of probation ...

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 The McMechen Recreational Vehicle Park is full, with 45 sites occupied within city limits, providing the sole source of revenue for that city’s parks and recreation department.

McMechen RV Park Serves as Model for Moundsville Leaders

MOUNDSVILLE — There’s been some controversy over Moundsville’s proposal to establish a recreational vehicle park at the city’s riverfront to generate funds for the parks and recreation department. But it’s not a new idea, Moundsville Councilwoman Judy Hunt pointed out during a ...

Police: 19 Killed in Manchester, England Concert Explosion

LONDON (AP) — An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert in northern England late Monday, killing at least 19 people and injuring dozens in what police say they are treating as a terrorist attack. Greater Manchester Police said 19 people were confirmed dead and roughly 50 were injured by ...

Many Factors Contribute to Lower Life Expectancy in West Virginia

WHEELING — A local health official believes many factors contribute to southwestern West Virginia’s “very low” life expectancy. Dire results for that region of the Mountain State are cited in a new report issued in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The report is based on ...