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FILE - In a Friday, March 24, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump announces the approval of a permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. President Trump on Sunday, March 26, attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace Barack Obama's health care law as his aides pledged to court moderate Democrats on upcoming initiatives from health care to tax cuts. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Trump Signals Openness To Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law, as aides signaled a greater willingness to work with moderate Democrats on upcoming legislative battles from ...

President Trump’s Border-Wall Proposal Faces Many Obstacles

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has now laid out exactly what he wants in the “big, beautiful wall” that he’s promised to build on the U.S.-Mexico border. But his effort to build a huge hurdle to those entering the U.S. illegally faces impediments of its own. It’s still not ...

Wheeling Police: Syringe Used As Weapon

WHEELING — A Wheeling woman, armed with a hypodermic needle, allegedly tried to rob the Warwood Subway restaurant on Saturday night. When she was unsuccessful in that attempt, police said she turned her intentions to the nearby Kroger store in the Warwood Shopping Plaza a few hours later. ...

Schumer Seizes Offer to Work on Health Care

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s aides opened the door to working with moderate Democrats on health care and other issues while Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer quickly offered to find common ground with Trump for repairing former President Barack Obama’s health care ...

Survey: U.S. Economy To Grow at Slower Pace

WASHINGTON — U.S. economic growth is expected to accelerate this year and next, yet remain modest, even if President Trump’s promised tax cuts and infrastructure spending are implemented, a survey found. The economy will grow a solid 2.3 percent this year and 2.5 percent in 2018, ...

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Above, as construction continues to complete the Boury Lofts at the corner of 16th and Main streets in downtown Wheeling, a new report recommends the city adopt an inspection program for all rental units to avoid “unsanitary to unsafe conditions.”

Report: Middle-Class Housing Hard to Find in Wheeling

WHEELING — Renters in Wheeling may benefit from recent investments at the Stone Center Lofts and the under construction Boury Lofts, but those who earn middle-class incomes likely find buying a house in the Friendly City considerably more difficult. “It’s been a problem for years. That ...

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Ohio Valley Health Services and Education Corp. President and CEO Michael Caruso discusses the proposed sale of Ohio Valley Medical Center and East Ohio Regional Hospital to Alecto Healthcare Services.

OVMC, EORH Leaders Confident in Alecto’s Commitment

WHEELING — Leaders of Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling and East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry are confident that selling the facilities to Alecto Healthcare Services is in the best interest of the hospitals and the community. Alecto, based in Irvine, Calif., announced on ...

Uncertain Future For Greyhounds in West Virginia

WHEELING — The next run for racing greyhounds in West Virginia could be to Florida — another state that has dog racing — or to adoption and a new home if the greyhound breeders’ fund is eliminated by the West Virginia Legislature. Greyhound racing in West Virginia presently employs ...

Marshall County School Levy Is Passed by Voters

MOUNDSVILLE — Marshall County residents opted to renew a five-year operating levy for the county’s school system Saturday with favorable results from a special election. The levy will not increase taxes, but it will keep in place a funding source — derived from property taxes — ...

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Lottery Ticket Sales Rake in Jackpot for State

WHEELING — The sidewalk around Neely’s Grocery store in East Wheeling shimmers silver with flecks from all the scratch-off lottery tickets sold there. People stand on the street, sit in parked cars or simply walk home scratching away at tickets promising pots of gold, sapphires and pearls ...

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., right, and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., react at a joke from Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., center, as he jokes while speaking at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017. Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

GOP Pulls ‘Obamacare’ Repeal Bill Off the Table

By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal “Obamacare” off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing against the health care ...

Dominion And Union Agree On New Pact

By LAUREN MATTHEWS For The Intelligencer PINE GROVE — A new four-year labor contract has been ratified between Dominion officials and members of United Gas Workers Union Local 69. According to Dominion, the new labor agreement includes changes to business unit operations as well as ...

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At the corner of 15th and Jacob streets in East Wheeling sits the American Legion Post 89. Due to a high number of police calls in the area, City Manager Robert Herron and Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger recommended the bar be declared a public nuisance.

Wheeling City Leaders Meet With Legion Reps

WHEELING — As a Vietnam veteran and a longtime member of American Legion Post 89, James Martin said he will do his best to meet conditions established by city leaders to allow the East Wheeling club to remain open in his new role as the bar’s manager. On Thursday, Martin and other Legion ...

School-Funding Suit Leaves Its Mark On Ohio After 20 Years

By JULIE CARR SMYTH AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS — Twenty years after the first decision in Ohio’s landmark school-funding lawsuit, hundreds of new school buildings dot the landscape and the notion of what constitutes an adequate education is regularly debated in U.S. state ...

Trump OKs Keystone Pipeline, Calling It ‘Great Day’ for Jobs

By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump greenlighted the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring it a “great day for American jobs” and siding with energy advocates over environmental groups in a heated debate over climate change. The ...

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Residents await an Ohio Valley Regional Transportation Authority bus at the Robert C. Byrd Intermodal Transportation Center on Main Street in downtown Wheeling.

Ohio Valley Loses Nearly 3,000 Residents in New Census Estimation

WHEELING — Ongoing demolition of once-thriving industrial plants in Martins Ferry, Weirton and Wheeling coincides with the Upper Ohio Valley’s population falling by 2,776 residents compared to last year, U.S. Census Bureau estimates released Thursday show. As the combined population of the ...

West Virginia Board of Education Picks New Superintendent

CHARLESTON (AP) — Steve Paine is getting a second stint as superintendent of West Virginia’s public school system. The state Board of Education approved Paine’s appointment by unanimous vote Thursday after interviewing him and two other finalists in private. His appointment is effective ...

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Amanda Cummins, right, a physician’s assistant at Wheeling Health Right, examines patient Tina Serevics. The free clinic received $20,000 worth of federal Community Development Block Grant money this year to help purchase medication.

Wheeling Watches For Community Development Block Grant Cuts

WHEELING — In recent years, city leaders used federal Community Development Block Grant money for a handicapped-accessible ramp at WesBanco Arena and for restrooms at the Capitol Theatre, but also distributed funds to charitable groups such as Wheeling Health Right and the Greater Wheeling ...