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New Nursing Care Center in Wheeling Named for Bishop Bransfield

WHEELING — Private rooms for every patient, welcoming gardens and a spectacular mountaintop view are just some of the amenities awaiting residents and visitors at the new Bishop Michael J. Bransfield Continuous Care Center of Wheeling Hospital. The new facility was unveiled Saturday ...

Black Bear Spotted At Jamboree In The Hills Site Near Belmont

MORRISTOWN — Residents of western Belmont County are being alerted that a black bear may be roaming the area. Sheriff David Lucas on Saturday confirmed that his office has received reports of bear sightings in the rea of the Jamboree In The Hills site, located along National Road east of ...

Lock 13 Riverfest in McMechen a Hit In The Heat

McMECHEN — Hot weather throughout the day broke in the evening to allow crowds to come out from hiding at McMechen’s fourth Lock 13 Riverfest. Mayor David Goddard said the crowds Friday came in the evening and would not leave, signifying a good start to the year’s festivities. People ...

New Vrindaban Celebrates 50 Years With India Festival in Wheeling

WHEELING — An ancient tradition of faith spanning 5,000 years had reason to celebrate Saturday — it has had a voice in the Ohio Valley for 1 percent of that time. ISKON New Vrindaban brought the joyous music and colors of the Palace of Gold to Wheeling’s Heritage Port on Saturday, for ...

W.Va. Energy Deal With China Moving Forward

CHARLESTON — Even with President Donald Trump firing back in the trade war with China, the West Virginia official working hands-on with the Chinese on a proposed investment in the state’s natural gas industry still believes the deal will come through. The Trump administration announced ...

West Virginia Weathers Stormy Political Figure

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Thunderstorms are in the forecast for the next few days in the Eastern Panhandle, but on Friday a different type of phenomenon hit the area: Stormy Daniels. The adult film star and dancer, who is suing President Donald Trump over a nondisclosure agreement regarding an ...

WVDOH To Decide on Two-Way Traffic in Wheeling Next Week

WHEELING — The West Virginia Division of Highways should inform Wheeling officials next week whether a plan for two-way traffic downtown will be accepted. The DOH will make its decision based upon a study it solicited from the Burgess and Niple engineering firm. Details of that study — ...

Access Road Work in Benwood May Cost $2 Million

BENWOOD — Plans to extend an access road further into Benwood’s industrial park are likely to cost the city about $2 million. The Burgess and Niple engineering firm of Parkersburg has crafted three options for continuing an access road in the park to keep truck traffic out of Center ...

Steubenville Sees Spike in Building Permits

STEUBENVILLE — Commercial building permits in the city during the first half of 2018 add up to almost as much as they did during all of last year. Urban Projects Director Chris Petrossi said the commercial building permits issued between Jan. 1 and June 30 total $24.04 million on 191 ...

U.S. May Lead World Oil Production by 2019

The Associated Press The U.S. has nosed ahead of Saudi Arabia and is on pace to surpass Russia to become the world’s biggest oil producer for the first time in more than four decades. The latest forecast from the U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts that U.S. output will grow ...

Bellaire Council Holds on Flanagan Pay, Traffic Cameras

BELLAIRE — Bellaire Village Council approved a 2019 preliminary budget, but held off on finalizing other actions during a special meeting Thursday night. An ordinance to raise Police Chief Richard “Dick” Flanagan’s pay to $52,200 annually was discussed, but not acted upon by ...

Many Questions Unanswered in Martins Ferry Schools Treasurer Suspension

MARTINS FERRY — The Martins Ferry City Schools District is without a treasurer as of Thursday, when the Board of Education placed District Treasurer Karen Blake on paid administrative leave effective immediately. Questions about why have gone unanswered. Board Members Bill Suto, Nick ...

Democrats Object To Hearing Rules

CHARLESTON — Members of the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony from legislative auditors on the first day of impeachment hearings, but issues over rules put in place by the chairman riled up members of the minority party. Delegate John Shott, a Republican from Mercer County and ...

Former Officials Testify On RISE W.Va.

CHARLESTON — Members of the Joint Legislative Committee on Flooding heard testimony Thursday from several former officials with a controversial disaster relief program, including one official who was a no-show at an earlier committee meeting. Mary Jo Thompson, former director of community ...

West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Menis Ketchum Steps Down

CHARLESTON — Members of the House Judiciary Committee will meet today to start the process of drawing up articles of impeachment against one or more justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals — a job that just got simpler. Menis Ketchum, one of two justices under fire for ...

West Virginia Lottery Releases Sports Bet Rules

CHARLESTON — Almost three weeks after approving rules governing sports betting at the state’s casinos, the West Virginia Lottery Commission released the emergency rules for public consumption. The commission released the rules through the Secretary of State’s rule filing system July 9 ...

Man Who Allegedly Shot and Killed Wife in Brookside Indicted

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Bridgeport man accused of murdering his wife on the driveway of their Brookside home has been indicted by a grand jury. The grand jury returned an indictment of aggravated murder with a gun specification and possession of weapons under disability against Rudolph ...