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Cleanup Begins Around Ohio Valley After River Returns to Its Banks

WHEELING — Cleanup efforts began across the Ohio Valley on Wednesday morning after heavy rain that began Saturday brought less flooding than expected to the region. Residents and local government workers could be seen clearing mud and debris on various areas of Wheeling Island early ...

Mall Road Bridge May Open Saturday in St. Clairsville

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — After nearly two years of construction work, the Mall Road bridge over Interstate 70 could be in use as soon as Saturday. Brett Porter, Ohio Department of Transportation area engineer for District 11, provided an update on the status of the work. He set a tentative opening ...

West Virginia Switches to New Method for Grading Public Schools

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Board of Education got its first look Thursday at a new tool to evaluate the state’s 6,333 public elementary, middle and high schools. Representatives of the state Department of Education in Charleston briefed media about the new Balanced Scorecard that ...

United Way Observes Day of Caring in Wheeling

Photo by Joe Lovell Participating in the 27th Annual Sandy O’Haver Day of Caring on Wednesday are, from left, United Way board President Jason Haswell; Jessica Rine, executive director of the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley; and Jamie Bordas of Bordas & Bordas Attorneys PLLC. The ...

Bishop Bransfield Resigns, Being Investigated

WHEELING — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the Most Rev. Michael J. Bransfield, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, and has ordered the archbishop of Baltimore to investigate allegations that Bransfield sexually harassed adults, church officials said ...

Gullah Plan To Ride Out Florence

ST. HELENA ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — As a potentially catastrophic Hurricane Florence steamed toward the Carolinas, Josh Dais watched the weather reports on the TV in his barber shop and listened for updates from emergency officials. But when it comes to deciding whether to flee this island where ...

Man’s Body Found in Wrecked Car in Jefferson County

BLOOMINGDALE — A Washington, Pa., man last seen on Sept. 4 as he left home for a fishing trip in Eastern Ohio was found dead in Jefferson County on Wednesday. According to information released by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Canton Township resident Anthony R. Goudy was operating a 2008 ...

Flood Mud Cleanup Underway at Wheeling Island Stadium

Ohio County Schools workers were out this morning attempting to clean flood mud from the turf surface at Wheeling Island Stadium. The field was submerged most of Tuesday from river flooding.

Superload Travels Through Bethlehem, Into Marshall County

A massive piece of equipment, destined for a drilling site in Marshall County, made its way through Bethlehem this morning and into Mount Olivet along W.Va. 88. The move is expected to take most of the day, and the load will be shut down this afternoon when school buses are out dropping off ...

Ohio River Flood Falls Short Of Predictions

WHEELING — When the Ohio River finally crested here Tuesday morning, it fell just short of reaching the level it had when it spilled its banks in February. That was mostly a relief to emergency officials who had spent the previous few days preparing for what forecasters initially said could ...

West Virginia Senate Gives No Quarter to Supreme Court Justices

CHARLESTON — Despite an attempt by House members to propose a deal to let two justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals off the hook, all sitting justices will face trial in October and November, as well as a justice who resigned last month. The West Virginia Senate met as a ...

Evan Jenkins’ West Virginia Supreme Court Candidacy Challenged

PARKERSBURG — An attorney from Clay County is seeking to remove a candidate from the ballot in a special election for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. In a petition to the state Supreme Court, Wayne King said Evan Jenkins’ law license was voluntarily made inactive from Dec. 2, ...

Trump Marks 17th Anniversary of 9/11 With Visit to Flight 93 Crash Site

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. — Thousands of visitors sat in near silence Tuesday morning in Somerset County, as a pair of bells rang out with dramatic chimes. One of those visitors was the president of the United States. The chimes rang 40 times, sounding to honor the passengers and crew members, who ...

WVU, N.C. State game cancelled

RALEIGH, N.C. - NC State will not play its scheduled football game with West Virginia University this weekend due to the increasing likelihood of severe and unsafe conditions associated with Hurricane Florence.
  Emergency management resources are expected to be fully utilized and needed ...

Roads in Wheeling Closed Due to High Water

The Wheeling Police Department advises the following streets are closed for HIGH WATER: As of 11:30 a.m.: WHEELING ISLAND: -N. Erie Street (New Jersey St. to Indiana St.) -Ontario Street -S. Wabash Street -S. Erie Street From Ohio Street to End: -S. Front Street -S. Penn Street -S. ...