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Forecasters: Florence Won’t Hit Ohio Valley as Hard as Gordon

WHEELING — Forecasters and emergency managers say the effects will be minimal when the remnants of what was Hurricane Florence hit here today. Officials have been keeping an eye on the storm for more than a week. Last weekend, people in the Upper Ohio Valley braced themselves as the ...

Local Match for Federal Aid Strains Belmont County Resources

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The need to provide local matches for aid for disaster flooding last winter is expected to take a toll on the license plate fee increase and further forestall paving and bridgework. That was one of several aspects under discussion when the Belmont County Board of ...

Wheeling Celebrates W.Va. Day of Hope

WHEELING — One had 46 years clean, while another had just 19 days. The differences among those who gathered Saturday in Wheeling to promote substance abuse prevention and recovery were vast. But many of them had one thing in common. Many who came were those in various stages of recovery ...

Moundsville Festivals Draw Many

MOUNDSVILLE — The city was bustling Saturday as three different events brought people into Jefferson Avenue, the former penitentiary and the Mound. One of the events was Moundsville’s Elizabethtown Festival. The event showcases the heritage of Moundsville’s history as Elizabethtown. ...

Sally Buffalo Days Marks Fourth Year

CADIZ — Building on three years of success, Sally Buffalo Park is hosting its fourth annual Sally Buffalo Days this weekend. “We have a full weekend of activities each year. We are the third weekend in September. The event has grown each year, and we look forward to expanding,” Sally ...

Meet and Greet the Safety Fleet

Jack McCaster, 3, left, and his brother, Anthony, 4, of Wheeling, push the siren button in a police cruiser as Officer Dean Redinger, of the Wheeling Police Department, assists them. The brothers came out Saturday afternoon to see first responders and their vehicles during Meet and Greet the ...

Florence Rescuers: ‘We’re Coming to Get You’

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — An ominous tweet appeared on a historic North Carolina community’s Twitter feed about 2 a.m. Friday. It came as rivers swelled, tides crested and the rain wouldn’t stop. And that’s when people found themselves trapped in their homes as the water rose. “WE ARE ...

Former Martins Ferry Resident A Firefighter in South Carolina

MARTINS FERRY — Former Martins Ferry firefighter Seth Holzopfel is among the many first responders working to help people during what was Hurricane Florence in South Carolina. His father, Ronald W. Holzopfel, of Martins Ferry, said his son moved to the Myrtle Beach area about 12 years ago ...

Attorney General Wants Review of Bransfield Sexual Harassment Allegations

WHEELING — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey wants to review allegations of sexual harassment levied against the Most Rev. Michael J. Bransfield, former bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori, the newly-named ...

Proposed Manchin-Morrisey Debate in Wheeling Will Not Be Held

A debate between the two leading candidates for the U.S. Senate in West Virginia, which had been proposed for Oct. 14 in Wheeling, will not be held. Three leading newspaper companies, including The Intelligencer’s parent firm in Wheeling, had proposed the event. Also involved were H-D ...

Ohio County BOE Names Bond Advisory Committee

WHEELING — The Ohio County Board of Education has assembled its team of community members to lead them through decisions regarding $76 million in upcoming construction projects. Members of the board’s bond committee include past school officials, those with knowledge of construction and ...

Hurricane Center: Florence close to landfall in N. Carolina

By JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence was making landfall in North Carolina early Friday pushing a life-threatening storm surge for miles inland with screaming wind that was destroying buildings in its path. Seventy people had to be pulled from a ...

Another Suit Filed to Keep Even Jenkins Off Ballot for W.Va.High Court

CHARLESTON — In less than a week, a second lawsuit was filed to disqualify U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins from the election for state Supreme Court with just a week left before ballots need to be finalized. Part of the suit also seeks to have the temporary appointments of Jenkins and former House ...

Wheeling Firefighters Will Back Public Safety Building Levy in November

WHEELING — Firefighters announced Wednesday they will support a public safety levy that will go before Wheeling voters in the Nov. 6 election. The endorsement of the firefighters, members of International Association of Fire Fighters Local 12, hadn’t been guaranteed. While the levy would ...

Cleanup Begins Around Ohio Valley After River Returns to Its Banks

WHEELING — Cleanup efforts began across the Ohio Valley on Wednesday morning after heavy rain that began Saturday brought less flooding than expected to the region. Residents and local government workers could be seen clearing mud and debris on various areas of Wheeling Island early ...