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West Virginia Joins Suit Alleging Drug Price Fixing

WHEELING — West Virginia has joined three other states and the District of Columbia to sue six generic drug makers, alleging they conspired to hike prices for a common antibiotic and a diabetes medication. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says the allegations will be ...

In this Wednesday June 7, 2017 photo, activist Rocky Morrison, of the "Clean River Project", holds up a fish bowl filled with hypodermic needles, that were recovered during 2016, on the Merrimack River next to their facility in Methuen, Mass. Morrison leads a cleanup effort along the Merrimack River, which winds through the old milling city of Lowell, and has recovered hundreds of needles in abandoned homeless camps that dot the banks, as well as in piles of debris that collect in floating booms he recently started setting. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Lost Needles Often Found in Public Places

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches. They pepper baseball dugouts, sidewalks and streets. Syringes left by drug users amid the heroin crisis are turning up everywhere. In Portland, ...

Additional Senators Oppose Health Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest GOP effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare” was fatally wounded in the Senate Monday night when two more Republican senators announced their opposition to legislation strongly backed by President Donald Trump. The announcements from Sens. Mike Lee of Utah ...

President Donald Trump waves to spectators as he watches the third round of the U.S. Women's Open Golf tournament from his observation booth, Saturday, July 15, 2017, in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

White House Is Planning ‘Made in America Week’

PISCATAWAY TOWNSHIP, New Jersey (AP) — Plagued by daily revelations related to the escalating Russia investigations, the White House is dubbing the coming week “Made in America week” as it tries to focus on issues that matter to the president’s base. Speaking to reporters at a hotel ...

More Hurdles as Senate Delays GOP Health Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate delayed a highly anticipated vote this coming week to repeal and replace the nation’s health care law after Sen. John McCain’s announced absence due to surgery, an enormous setback as time dwindles for Republicans to pass the signature legislation after years ...

Daniel Kessler, a plastics businessman, gestures in a former toy factory in Youngstown, Ohio on Thursday, July 13, 2017. Kessler is the grandson of a toy and plastics tycoon who patented an early version of the hula-hoop. He and his uncle, Brian, applied for a license to grow medical marijuana in Ohio and plan to renovate this factory into their cultivation facility if they're selected. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)

Aspiring Marijuana Growers Are Eclectic

CLEVELAND (AP) — Long-time natives and carpetbaggers. Construction magnates, toy tycoons, an Olympian and an heir to the Jim Bean whiskey fortune. These are some of investors vying to win approval to grow medical marijuana in Ohio. The state accepted 185 applications in June and now has to ...

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Night falls over the playground at Belle Isle Park on Wheeling Island. The city’s curfew for minors is 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Wheeling’s Curfew Law Is Not Child’s Play

WHEELING — It’s 10 p.m. on a weeknight in Wheeling. The time might not be significant to adults, but for young people under the age of 18, it has plenty of meaning. Wheeling has had a curfew for minors in place for decades. When the city’s population was bursting with young baby ...

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Mac Warner Wants Info on Russian Hacking in West Virginia Election

WHEELING — West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner is seeking national security clearance for himself and at least one of his office employees after U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials told him the state’s election system was accessed by Russian hackers last year. Federal ...

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Dr. Dan Joseph, shown with his wife, Debbie, will be honored at this year’s Light of the Valley luncheon on Aug. 16.

Wheeling Doctor Dan Joseph Named Light of the Valley

WHEELING — Dr. Dan Joseph has been making people smile for years, in both his dental practice and community-wide. His work has not gone unnoticed. Joseph, a Wheeling orthodontist, has been selected as the 2017 Dr. Lee Jones Patron of Youth award recipient. He will receive the honor at the ...

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The band Lazy Jane performs early Saturday afternoon at Jamboree In The Hills.

2017 a ‘Great Year’ for Jamboree Medical Staff

MORRISTOWN — Jamboree In The Hills is progressing smoothly this year, for medical staff and law enforcement alike. Belmont County Sheriff’s Department personnel on Friday and Saturday said attendees had been generally well-behaved throughout the concert. As deputies patrolled the grounds ...

Lobbyist Denies Russian Intell Ties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russian-American lobbyist who attended a meeting at Trump Tower last year is a former military officer who has attracted congressional scrutiny over his political activities and has been shadowed by allegations of connections to Russian intelligence that he ...

RunWalkRoll Sees 10th and Final Year in Wheeling

WHEELING — Dozens of people turned out in Wheeling on Saturday for the final RunWalkRoll 5K to benefit the Free Wheelchair Mission. The race reached its 10th year under the effort of Chuck and Suzy Miller, who said it is now the right time for them to move on from the event. As a ...

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A pedestrian walks by a fire hydrant on Market Street in Wheeling. City leaders may use $100,000 worth of federal Community Development Block Grant money to replace 14 fire hydrants.

Community Development Block Grant Money To Be Divvied Up in Wheeling

WHEELING — Mayor Glenn Elliott wonders if the city really needs to use $355,972 in federal Community Development Block Grant money for new fire hydrants and water line valves because there may be other ways to spend the allocation, which in total exceeds $1 million. Elliott, other members ...

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Jamboree In The Hills operations crew members, from left, Dustin Tomich, Jimmy Lodi and Hunter Rauschenberg, all of St. Clairsville, shovel gravel into a large mud puddle at the site.

Sunnier Weather Shines on Jamboree In The Hills in Morristown

MORRISTOWN — Friday marked Rhonda Chaney’s first visit to Jamboree In The Hills, but by the time opening ceremonies for the day started at 3:45 p.m., she and friend Melissa Schonauer were already making plans for next year. The two women came to Morristown from Holmes County, Ohio, just ...

In this photo taken July 11, 2017, Donald Trump Jr. is interviewed by host Sean Hannity on his Fox News Channel television program, in New York. A Russian-American lobbyist says he attended a June 2016 meeting with President Donald Trump's son, marking another shift in the account of a discussion that was billed as part of a Russian government effort to help the Republican's White House campaign.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Russian-American Lobbyist Also Joined Meeting With Donald Trump’s Son

WASHINGTON (AP) — A prominent Russian-American lobbyist and former Soviet military officer attended a meeting with President Donald Trump’s son, son-in-law and campaign chairman last year, the lobbyist said Friday, adding a new wrinkle to the Trump team’s evolving explanations about the ...

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Thursday, Dr. Rodney Lee Curtis, a St. Clairsville urologist, pleads innocent to drug charges.

St. Clairsville Doctor Appears on Drug Charges in Belmont County

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Urologist Dr. Rodney Lee Curtis, 64, of St. Clairsville, pleaded innocent to three counts of felony drug trafficking Thursday before Belmont County Common Pleas Court Judge Frank Fregiato. The charges include two felonies of the fourth degree and one of the fifth degree, as ...