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Justice Menis Ketchum Resigns from W.Va. Supreme Court

Menis Ketchum, one of two justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals under fire for spending practices, resigned today - less than 24 hours before House members consider articles of impeachment against one or more justices. Gov. Jim Justice announced the resignation in a press ...

Dogs Have Their Day in Wheeling

WHEELING — Rambunctious 9-month-old canine Smokey — a large black lab and bloodhound mix — let out a few howls Tuesday while he anxiously awaited the re-opening of The Fitzsimmons Family Dog Park: A PetSafe Park in East Wheeling. Smokey and his owner, Ted Weaks, of McMechen, arrived ...

OC Schools Appoints Associate Principal for WPHS

By LISA SUMMERS Staff Writer WHEELING -- Ohio County Schools named Meredith Dailer as the new associate principal of Wheeling Park High School. In doing so, the school board created a new position that is is a different from the other principals at Wheeling Park. Susan Nolte, ...

Former Moundsville Assistant Fire Chief Indicted

MOUNDSVILLE — The city’s former assistant fire chief was among 17 the Marshall County Grand Jury indicted Tuesday afternoon during its July session. Ron Walker, 43, of Cameron, was terminated from his position at the fire department in November shortly after his arrest for sexual abuse. ...

Trump Replacement for Obama-Era Climate Plan Moves Forward

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is advancing a proposal that would replace President Barack Obama’s principal attempt to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions with a new rule expected to go easier on the ailing coal industry. The Environmental Protection Agency disclosed ...

West Virginia Sen. Ryan Weld Visits Parliament on Independence Day

CHARLESTON — A tour of Parliament during an English vacation turned into an experience of a lifetime for a member of the West Virginia Senate. Sen. Ryan Weld, R-Brooke, and his wife, Alex, were recently guests of John Bercow, speaker of the British House of Commons. The couple is vacationing ...

President Trump taps Brett Kavanaugh for high court

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh, a politically connected conservative judge, for the Supreme Court Monday, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation’s highest court further to the right. A favorite of the ...

Cellmate Killer Takes Plea Deal in Marshall County

MOUNDSVILLE — The man accused of murdering his cellmate at the Northern Regional Jail and Correctional Facility pleaded not guilty to a lesser charge Monday afternoon after attributing his actions to his mental illness. Jonathan Jordan, 33, originally from Columbus, was already looking to ...

Tails Will Wag At Wheeling Dog Park Today

WHEELING — As the dog days of summer set in, Wheeling canines are getting back their place to run and congregate. The Fitzsimmons Family Dog Park: A PetSafe Park in East Wheeling will re-open today after being closed since spring. A re-opening ceremony is set for 6 p.m. at the park. The ...

Rescue Saves All 12 Boys, Coach From Cave in Thailand

MAE SAI, Thailand — A daring rescue mission in the treacherous confines of a flooded cave in Thailand has saved the 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped deep within the labyrinth, ending an 18-day ordeal that claimed the life of an experienced volunteer diver and riveted people ...

Trump Still Confident in N. Korea Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump voiced confidence Monday that North Korea’s leader would “honor” his commitment to denuclearize, despite Pyongyang’s accusation that the U.S. is making “gangster-like” demands in negotiations. It was Trump’s first public response since ...

Sacred Heart Church Fire Ruled ‘Accidental’

WHEELING — Wheeling Fire Department investigators have ruled Saturday’s blaze at the former Sacred Heart Church as accidental in nature. “Investigators determined the fire started in an electrical junction box mounted in the ceiling on the northeast corner of the building,” spokesman ...

Wheeling Florist Says Trash Situation Not Rosy

WHEELING — The smell of flowers at the 1100 block of Eoff Street isn’t mixing with the stench of trash in a dumpster behind the Wheeling YWCA. Brian Gessler, owner of Laupp Florist, said garbage, odor and the YWCA dumpster have been an issue ever since he located to 1109 Eoff St. 18 years ...

Trump To Announce Supreme Court Pick Tonight

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — A family separation crisis continues at the border. His Environmental Protection Agency chief just quit amid mounting scandals. And he’s about to meet with an adversary accused of meddling in the 2016 election. But President Donald Trump has every confidence ...

Butterfly Release in Wheeling Will Honor 2017 Flood Victim

WHEELING — The family of the woman who drowned during flash flooding last summer is inviting people to a butterfly release at the site where her body was found. Denise Courtwright, mother of the late Page Gellner, said the release will occur at 6:30 p.m. July 29 at the footbridge over ...

North Wheeling Structures To Receive Historic Plaques

WHEELING — The Wheeling Landmarks Commission this week deemed two North Wheeling structures worthy of historic building plaques, while a third building — the site of the future Big Shot Bob’s Restaurant — will have to wait a month. And hungry customers looking anxious for the ...

Man Faces  Charges In Alleged Abduction

MOUNDSVILLE — Details are sparse after a St. Clairsville man allegedly abducted a woman in Moundsville, before his eventual capture in McMechen. Stephen Kasprowski, 55, was stopped in McMechen after his car was reported to police for his involvement in an alleged kidnapping, reported by the ...

Fire Destroys Former Sacred Heart Church, Home of Augusta Levy Learning Center

WHEELING — The former Sacred Heart Church in North Wheeling likely is a total loss, as fire ripped through the structure shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday. The structure, located at 99 Main St., currently houses the Augusta Levy Learning Center and at least one other business, residents who live ...