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Celebrating Ohio University Eastern’s 60th anniversary at the university gala Saturday night at River City Restaurant in Wheeling are the first dean of the school, Robert Bovenizer, left, and current campus dean Paul Abraham, Ph.D.

Ohio University Eastern Celebrates 60 Years in Education

WHEELING — Scores of people who studied, worked and grew at Ohio University Eastern gathered Saturday to celebrate the school’s 60th anniversary and learned that fundraising efforts conducted this year will make an OUE education possible for even more local students. A capacity crowd of ...

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There are now about 50 people on a waiting list to occupy one of the 73 units at the Boury Lofts apartment complex at the corner of 16th and Main streets in downtown Wheeling.

50 People On Waiting List For Apartments In Boury Lofts in Wheeling

WHEELING —After retiring from their jobs as government workers in Anchorage, Alaska several years ago, Greg Granquist and Christina Ellingson now enjoy grand vistas of downtown Wheeling from their spacious fourth-floor apartment in the Boury Lofts. They are not alone. The approximately ...

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W.Va. Lawmakers Back to Charleston on Monday

WHEELING — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice will call lawmakers to Charleston next week to consider, among other things, requiring contractors to hire West Virginia workers for highways projects funded by the road bond Mountain State voters passed Oct. 7. The special session — the second ...

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Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce President Erikka Storch prepares for the 2017 Economic Outlook Conference, set for 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack.

Ohio Ethane Cracker Main Topic for Wheeling, WVU Economic Conference

WHEELING — Banking, housing, construction, legal services and other business sectors throughout the region could see substantial impact from the potential $6 billion Belmont County ethane cracker, and academic and industry leaders will convene in Wheeling next week to discuss the ...

Jenkins, Morrisey Spar On Abortion

PARKERSBURG — The campaign for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in West Virginia racheted up a notch this week. U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins and state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey are hurling accusations over each other’s pro-life position, each questioning whether the other ...

President Donald Trump shows an executive order on health care that he signed in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump Delivers Heavy Blow To Obamacare With Order

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s abrupt move to cut off federal payments to insurers jolted America’s health care and political worlds alike on Friday, threatening to boost premiums for millions, disrupt insurance markets and shove Republicans into a renewed civil war over their ...

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Dedicating the Fitzsimmons Family Dog Park in Wheeling on Thursday are from left, committee member Tara Patterson, committee member Derrick McKee (holding 10-week-old son Finn), Mayor Glenn Elliott and Rocky Fitzsimmons.

Release the Hounds: Wheeling Dog Park Officially Opens

Sawyer, a 10-month-old Great Pyrenees, seemed to quickly become friends with Apollo, a 5-month-old boxer, when the two met Thursday at the Fitzsimmons Family Dog Park: A PetSafe Park. “They just met a few minutes ago,” said Sawyer’s owner, Scott Pinter of Wheeling. “It’s awesome for ...

Arrest Made in Bellaire Circle K Shooting

BELLAIRE — Wheeling police on Wednesday arrested a man wanted in connection with a recent shooting near the Circle K gas station in Bellaire. Bellaire Police Chief Michael Kovalyk said Shaheim Price, no age or address available, was arrested by Wheeling police on a warrant for felonious ...

Steubenville Heroin Dealer Goes To Prison

COLUMBUS — Fred A. McShan, 37, of Steubenville was sentenced in federal court by Chief U.S. District Judge Edmund A. Sargus Jr. on Thursday to 24 years in prison for his role in running the largest heroin ring in the Ohio Valley to date. His brother, David McShan, 39, of Steubenville was ...

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., holds up a copy of a proposed "simple tax" postcard while speaking at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Ryan Blasts States That Send Billions To Government

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top House Republican on Thursday blasted high-tax states that deliver billions to the federal government as he faced a backlash from rank-and-file GOP lawmakers over a sweeping tax-cut proposal. But beyond the tough rhetoric from Speaker Paul Ryan, disgruntled ...

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2015, file photo, a U.S. flag flies at the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba. The Associated Press has obtained a recording of what some U.S. Embassy workers heard in Havana, part of the series of unnerving incidents later deemed to be deliberate attacks.   (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)

Dangerous Sound? What Americans Heard in Cuba Attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — It sounds sort of like a mass of crickets. A high-pitched whine, but from what? It seems to undulate, even writhe. Listen closely: There are multiple, distinct tones that sound to some like they’re colliding in a nails-on-the-chalkboard effect. The Associated Press has ...

UPDATE: Suspect in Slayings of Boy, 3 Adults Arrested After Manhunt

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The man suspected of fatally shooting a 7-year-old boy and three adults was arrested Friday as he walked along a southern Ohio road after a dayslong manhunt, a sheriff said. Authorities located 23-year-old Arron Lawson after receiving a tip from someone who spotted him, ...

President Donald Trump shows an executive order on health care that he signed in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Calling it a beginning, Trump signs health care order

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated by health care failures in Congress, President Donald Trump directed his administration Thursday to rewrite some federal insurance rules as a beginning of renewed efforts to undermine "Obamacare," the program he's ...

Some Buffalo Bills players take a knee during the national anthem before the first half of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Chester American Legion to Stop Showing NFL Games

CHESTER — A local veterans’ organization has become the latest to boycott the National Football League following protests during the national anthem at games throughout the season. Effective immediately, the American Legion Post 121 on Carolina Avenue no longer will display NFL games on ...

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Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott speaks Wednesday with residents of the Windsor Manor apartment building.

Windsor Manor Residents Not Sold on Two-Way Traffic in Downtown Wheeling

WHEELING — Mayor Glenn Elliott said opening Main and Market streets to two-way traffic will provide a safer environment for downtown Wheeling pedestrians, but 58 residents of the Windsor Manor apartment building disagree to the point of signing a petition against the idea. “We step out ...

Body Recovered From Ohio River Near Steubenville

STEUBENVILLE — Search crews on Wednesday afternoon found the body of a man who reportedly fell into the Ohio River at the Steubenville Marina Tuesday evening. The Brooke County Sheriff’s Department identified the man as Michael Ziarko, 41, of Steubenville. West Virginia has jurisdiction in ...

FILE - In this Monday, May 29, 2017 file photo, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts salute during a Memorial Day ceremony in Linden, Mich. On Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors unanimously approved to welcome girls into its Cub Scout program and to deliver a Scouting program for older girls that will enable them to advance and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout. (Jake May/The Flint Journal - MLive.com via AP)

Boy Scouts Will Allow Females to Participate

NEW YORK (AP) — In its latest momentous policy shift, the Boy Scouts of America will admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and establish a new program for older girls based on the Boy Scout curriculum that enables them to aspire to the coveted Eagle Scout rank. Founded in 1910 ...

Groups Fight Trump Bid To Boost Coal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says coal is back and nuclear energy is cool. Not at the expense of natural gas, wind and solar, insists an unusual coalition of business and environmental groups. Dow Chemical, Koch Industries and U.S. Steel Corp. are standing with ...

Flowers, candles and other items surround the famous Las Vegas sign at a makeshift memorial for victims of a mass shooting Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in Las Vegas. Stephen Paddock opened fire on an outdoor country music concert killing dozens and injuring hundreds. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Police Under Pressure to Explain Response

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pressure mounted Wednesday for Las Vegas police to explain how quickly they reacted to what would become the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history after two hotel employees reported a gunman spraying a hallway with bullets six minutes before he opened fire on a crowd ...