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Be Kind, Please Rewind: Oregon Blockbuster is last on Earth

By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press BEND, Ore. (AP) — There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video on the planet. The computer system must be rebooted using floppy disks that only the general manager — a solid member of Gen X — knows how to use. The ...

The Going Gets Tough May 26 in Wheeling as Tough as Nails Course Detailed

The Tough as Nails Urban Challenge, set for noon Sunday, May 26, begins at 14th and Main streets in downtown, and immediately pushes competitors through the following obstacles: 1. The first obstacle competitors will face is a mystery obstacle to be located near Market Plaza. 2. Up next is ...

Blue Ribbon Panel Pushes Plans

CHARLESTON — The Blue Ribbon Commission on Four-Year Higher Education hasn’t had a full meeting since December and missed the deadline for its final report, yet a number of its proposals were pushed during the 2019 legislative session. These include a $12.8 million budget increase ...

Maple Sugaring Day Draws Hundreds of Visitors to Camp Russel

WHEELING — Despite cooler temperatures Saturday, nearly 300 people turned out to experience the history of maple syrup production at Oglebay Institute’s annual Maple Sugaring Day at Camp Russel. Participants had a chance to learn about the techniques Native Americans and early pioneers ...

$10,000 Reward Offered in 2016 Tyler County Home Invasion

MIDDLEBOURNE — Tyler County is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator of a burglary that left two elderly residents beaten and robbed in their home. In January 2016, Paul and Janice Wells were the victims of a burglary, during which ...

Senate Votes Against Border Emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stunning rebuke, a dozen defecting Republicans joined Senate Democrats to block the national emergency that President Donald Trump declared so he could build his border wall with Mexico. The rejection capped a week of confrontation with the White House as both parties ...

Wheeling Residents Enjoy Record High Temperatures

WHEELING — As the Friendly City matched records for high temperatures Thursday afternoon, residents were out and about enjoying the warm weather. “I’m tickled with the good weather,” said Erin Bowers, of Wheeling, at Heritage Port. “I hope it stays like this and better. It can stay ...

‘Blame My Roots’ Organizers Aim to Save Summer for Country Music Fans

MORRISTOWN — A new country music festival this summer aims to fill the void left by the Jamboree In The Hills’ hiatus. During a press conference Thursday, organizers of the new Blame My Roots Fest said they planned to hold a three-day festival at Valley View Campgrounds in Morristown on ...

Condemnation After New Zealand Mosque Attack

BRUSSELS (AP) — World leaders expressed condolences and condemnation today following the deadly attacks on mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, while Muslim leaders said the mass shooting was evidence of a rising tide of violent anti-Islam sentiment. In a tweet, U.S. President ...

Federal Investigation Into State Supreme Court Concludes

CHARLESTON — An investigation into the state Supreme Court justices has concluded, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia said on Thursday. “Absent new information or new allegations of impropriety or illegality, based on the information we have investigated and ...

W.Va. Department of Education Forum Set

WHEELING — The West Virginia Department of Education wants to know what the public thinks about education in the state, and is seeking the best ideas to improve West Virginia schools. The WVDE is planning public forums in Wheeling and at six other locations throughout the state in the ...