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Belmont County Woman Gets Eight Years for Abuse of 4-Year-Old

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Misty Dawn Glasgow received the maximum sentence of eight years in prison Monday for child endangerment in a case involving the continuous abuse of a 4-year-old girl. Glasgow, 36, reportedly was living with co-defendant Devan Noel Redman, 25, at 53940 Pike St., Neffs ...

Developers, Drillers Big Winners Under Water Rule Rollback

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pointed to farmers Monday as winners from the administration’s proposed rollback of federal protections for wetlands and waterways across the country, describing farmers crying in gratitude when he ordered the change. But under long-standing ...

DeWine Strikes Optimistic Note as He Enters Ohio Governor’s Office

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New Republican Gov. Mike DeWine touted optimism as he began his four-year term Monday, vowing to hear others’ ideas and perspectives and to lead with resolve to create a better future for Ohio’s children, a priority reflected in executive orders he signed in his ...

Wheeling Police Department Takes Applications for Citizens Police Academy

WHEELING — Residents have an opportunity to learn about local law enforcement through a Wheeling Police Department class this spring. The department is now accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy class, a 12-week program that starts March 7. The academy is intended to foster ...

Senator to Trump: Reopen Government, Then Make a Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican lawmaker advising President Donald Trump said he is encouraging the president to reopen the government for several weeks to continue negotiating with Democrats over funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall before the president takes the more drastic step of ...

Novotney Resigns as Chair of Wheeling Human Rights Commission

WHEELING -- In a letter addressed today to Mayor Glenn Elliott, members of the Wheeling Human Rights Commission and the citizens of Wheeling, human rights chairman Steve Novotney said he has decided to "step away from the Human Rights Commission at this time." His departure from the ...

Belmont County Treasurer: Tax Bills Based on Controversial Valuations Going Out

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The state approved new property tax valuations announced last fall, Belmont County Treasurer Kathy Kelich said, noting that bills are expected to be issued this week. “Even though this is an area of contention, I wanted to advise the commissioners and the taxpayers that ...

Trade War’s Wounded: Companies Improvise To Dodge Cost Hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Rochester, New York, a maker of furnaces for semiconductor and solar companies is moving its research and development to China to dodge President Donald Trump’s import taxes — a move that threatens a handful of its 26 U.S. jobs. In California’s San Joaquin Valley, ...

Congress to Face Question: When Will Shutdown End?

WASHINGTON — Congress returns to Washington for its first full week of legislative business since control of the House reverted to Democrats, but lawmakers will be confronted with the same lingering question: When will the partial government shutdown end? One Republican senator says ...

Water, Sewer Rates on the Rise in Flushing

FLUSHING — Residents will pay more for water and sewer service following action by Village Council last week. Officials on Thursday decided to allow previously scheduled $1 increases to both water and sewer rates to take effect, due to rising water prices at the county level and to pay for ...

A.G. Nominee: Mueller’s Work ‘Vitally Important’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general will tell senators at his confirmation hearing “it is vitally important” that special counsel Robert Mueller be allowed to complete his Russia investigation, according to prepared remarks obtained by The Associated ...

A Winter Wallop Slams Ohio Valley

WHEELING — A massive storm that blanketed the Midwest in snow blew into the Ohio Valley late Saturday afternoon, but the wintry conditions did not stop area residents from leaving home to fulfill their evening plans. While many people made it safely to WesBanco Arena in the downtown to ...

A Grand Idea at Ohio County Schools

WHEELING — Ohio County Schools officials believe every first grade classroom in the district can use guidance and direction from a grandparent. Ohio County Schools is seeking grandparent volunteers to participate in its GPS program — which stands for “grandparents participation in ...

Delegate Lisa Zukoff, D-Marshall, Wants Roads in West Virginia Fixed

MOUNDSVILLE — New Delegate Lisa Zukoff said extending Interstate 68 to Marshall County would be a good thing, but she would first like to see the state’s existing roads repaired. Zukoff, D-Marshall, has been assigned to the House Technology and Infrastructure Committee, previously known as ...

Mike DeWine ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Cracker Plant

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As he prepares to become Ohio’s next governor early Monday morning, Mike DeWine says he is “cautiously optimistic” an ethane cracker plant soon will be announced for Belmont County. “I think the benefits for Eastern Ohio will be not just the jobs that come from ...

Advisory Opinion Paves Way for Medical Marijuana

CHARLESTON — An advisory opinion from West Virginia’s top attorney could give lawmakers the green light to proceed with fixing the state’s medical marijuana law while at the same time warning about long-term legal issues at the federal level. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick ...

Swartzmiller to Push for End of Social Security Tax

WHEELING — Delegate Randy Swartzmiller promises to work this session to push Gov. Jim Justice’s initiative to eliminate the state’s tax on Social Security benefits. Swartzmiller, D-Hancock, intends to focus on the issue as the 2019 legislative session begins in Charleston. He pushed for ...

Thomas Reports For Jail Sentence

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Former Belmont County commissioner Mark Thomas reported to the Belmont County Jail on Friday to serve his 30-day sentence for contempt of court. Thomas had no comment as he walked into the jail. Chief Deputy James Zusack said the sheriff’s office and jail administrator ...