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Allen Loughry Informs Gov. Jim Justice He Will Resign Monday

Today, Gov. Jim Justice announced he has received a letter of resignation from convicted Justice Allen Loughry. The justice will resign his post on Monday. Here is the letter Loughry sent to the governor: Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia 1900 Kanawha Blvd East Building 1, Room E ...

Updated: Power Restored to National Road Businesses

WHEELING -- Appalachian Power has restored power to much of Ohio County quicker than expected this morning, and many businesses shut down for the past few hours are now open. The power provider had reported this morning more than 2,000 customers without power -- including a number of ...

Madison Elementary Students Get Veterans Day Flag Lesson

WHEELING — Students at Madison Elementary School on Wheeling Island got a lesson Friday about the American Flag from two veterans, and the children had a lot of questions for them. School resource officer Sgt. John Haglock, a U.S. Army veteran who now works for the Ohio County ...

Gov. Jim Justice Calls Special Session to Impeach Loughry

CHARLESTON — Allen Loughry, justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, is about to be impeached for a second time. Gov. Jim Justice issued a proclamation Friday afternoon calling the West Virginia Legislature into special session at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Unlike the previous ...

Senate files petition for rehearing on Workman case

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Senate is calling on the state Supreme Court of Appeals to fix a decision that has caused a constitutional crisis between the legislative and judicial branches. Attorneys for the Senate filed a petition for rehearing Nov. 5 after an all-appointed circuit ...

Discovery Of Three Meth Labs Leads To Arrests

WHEELING — A man and a woman remain jailed on drug charges after law enforcement allegedly found three meth labs at a 16th Street apartment. On Wednesday, West Virginia State Police — working with the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office, the Wheeling Police Department and the Ohio Valley ...

The Highlands Is Getting a New Hobby — The Hobby Lobby, That Is

TRIADELPHIA — Quilters, crafters and home decorators, ready those handpainted shopping bags: Hobby Lobby is coming to The Highlands. The Oklahoma City retailer has been running ads seeking managers for a new store location in Triadelphia. Ohio County Commissioner Randy Wharton, also ...

Special session called to impeach Justice Loughry

CHARLESTON -- Allen Loughry, justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, is about to be impeached for a second time. Gov. Jim Justice issued a proclamation Friday afternoon calling the West Virginia Legislature into special session at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Unlike the previous impeachment ...

Oglebay Park Holds Light Up Night for Annual Festival of Lights in Wheeling

WHEELING — The magic of the Christmas season was captured Thursday evening by a petite young third-grader and a box of crayons. Lakin Chambers, a student at Woodsdale Elementary School, created a new birthday-themed light display for Oglebay’s 90th anniversary and the park’s Winter ...

Bethlehem Apostolic Temple Deals With Leaking Roof Amid Food Basket Event

WHEELING — A local church still will distribute food items to those who need them this holiday season, even though the roof of their building needs divine intervention. The Bethlehem Apostolic Temple Food Ministries will host its 28th Thanksgiving food basket giveaway beginning at 11 a.m. ...

Prosecutors Want More Time for Loughry’s New Trial Motion

CHARLESTON — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia is asking for an extension of time to file a response to a second motion from state supreme court Justice Allen Loughry. U.S. Attorneys Philip Wright and Gregory McVey filed their motion Wednesday in U.S. ...

Marine Combat Veteran Kills 12 at California Bar

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Terrified patrons hurled barstools through windows to escape or threw their bodies protectively on top of friends as a Marine combat veteran killed 12 people at a country music bar in an attack that added Thousand Oaks to the tragic roster of American cities ...

Medicare Expands Access to In-Home Support for Seniors

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a harbinger of potentially big changes for Medicare, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services like help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregivers next year through private “Medicare Advantage” insurance plans. The shift reflects a ...

Wheeling Back to Square One on Funding Public Safety Building

WHEELING — Mayor Glenn Elliott said the city will look at alternative funding mechanisms and solutions to public safety facilities issues following the defeat of a $22 million levy in Tuesday’s election. Elliott addressed the issue Wednesday at the start of a meeting of Wheeling City ...

Jamboree In The Hills Is ‘on Hiatus’ for 2019

MORRISTOWN — A local summer tradition four decades in the making is canceled for 2019, and at least one Belmont County official believes a dispute between festival management and country music fans over the handling of alcoholic beverages on site may be to blame. Live Nation, the company ...

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Shown The Door

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out Wednesday after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump, who inserted in his place a Republican Party loyalist with authority to oversee the remainder of the special counsel’s ...

Dr. Catherine Slemp Named W.Va. Health Officer

CHARLESTON — After seven years away, Dr. Catherine Slemp is returning to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources as the interim state health officer and director of the Bureau of Public Health. Slemp’s appointment is also a key cog in the machine at DHHR working to ...

Republicans Suffer Losses, But Retain Control of West Virginia Legislature

WHEELING — Although they suffered some important losses, Republicans retained control of both houses of the state Legislature during the Tuesday election. Unofficial results of the balloting early Wednesday indicated that the next regular session of the Legislature, beginning in January, ...

Wheeling Voters Reject $22 Million Public Safety Levy

WHEELING — A majority of Wheeling voters said “yes” Tuesday to building a new public safety building downtown, but that wasn’t enough. State laws requires municipal levies to have more than 60 percent approval from voters to pass, and just 53 percent of those casting ballots in ...

West Virginia Voters Return Joe Manchin to U.S. Senate

By EVAN BEVINS For The Intelligencer CHARLESTON — In his victory speech Tuesday night, Sen. Joe Manchin said he was surprised by how much attention President Donald Trump paid to his race against Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. “I never expected this race to be the national race ...