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High Rate of Babies Addicted at Birth in the Northern Panhandle

WHEELING — A higher-than-average percentage of infants from Marshall, Ohio and Wetzel counties were drug dependent at birth last year. Local health officials cannot explain precisely why Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome is prevalent in the three counties, but they point to community-wide efforts ...

Wheeling Central Classmates Appointed to Military Academies

WHEELING — Wheeling Central Catholic High School seniors Michael Hall and Jack Stryker have joined the ranks of young men headed to further their education in the military. Hall wants to soar through the sky, and his journey there is about to start at the U.S. Military Academy at West ...

Clicking ‘Checkout’ May Get More Expensive

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales Tax: $0. Online shoppers have gotten used to seeing that line on checkout screens before they click “purchase.” But a case before the Supreme Court could change that. At issue is a rule stemming from two, decades-old Supreme Court cases: If a business is ...

Recalled Eggs Distributed to W.Va., Other States

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than 200 million eggs distributed to restaurants and grocery stores in nine states have been recalled because of bacterial contamination. A notice posted on the Food & Drug Administration website Friday said the eggs shipped from a North Carolina farm may be ...

Medical Treatment For Opioids Is Sought

WASHINGTON — Deep within President Donald Trump’s plan to combat opioid abuse, overshadowed by his call for the death penalty for some drug traffickers, is a push to expand the use of medication to treat addiction. It’s a rare instance in which Trump isn’t trying roll back Obama ...

Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott Has Big Plans for Downtown

WHEELING —Mayor Glenn Elliott envisions a downtown in which one works in an office, lives in a loft apartment, buys locally grown vegetables and drinks freshly brewed craft beer, all while walking, cycling or taking an Uber ride between destinations. The ambience doesn’t yet approach ...

Volunteers in Kayaks Tidy Wheeling Creek

WHEELING — Employees of Williams Lee Tag, random volunteers and City of Wheeling officials carved their way through Wheeling Creek on Saturday — in kayaks. With them, in these plastic blue bags, they carried trash once tossed to the water. The “Make Wheeling Shine” clean-up ...

Syria Strike Deemed Success

By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday declared “Mission Accomplished” for a U.S.-led allied missile attack on Syria’s chemical weapons program, but the Pentagon said the pummeling of three chemical-related facilities left ...

More Than An April Shower

WHEELING — The Ohio Valley should not have much to worry about as a cold front that’s wreaked havoc across the country dumps rain here early this week. As of Saturday afternoon, the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh predicted as much as 3 inches of rain could fall here from today ...

Blazing Brush Fire Rages for Hours in Wheeling

WHEELING — A small grass fire on Wagner Street exploded into an intense, stubborn blaze that burned an undetermined number of acres in the Fulton and North Park neighborhoods of Wheeling late Friday afternoon. Wheeling firefighters spent several hours battling flames and hot spots as high ...

Ohio County Schools Seek Energy Solutions

WHEELING — Energy upgrades within Berkeley County Schools — West Virginia’s second-largest school district — are saving the district nearly $2 million annually, and officials are using the money to build new schools and expand older ones in their rapidly expanding Eastern Panhandle ...

Trump: U.S., Allies Bombing Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States, France and Britain launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Donald Trump announced Friday. Explosions lit up the skies over ...

U.S. Senate Candidate Don Blankenship Funds ‘Fact-Check’ Site

CHARLESTON (AP) — There’s a new fact-checking operation in West Virginia, and it buries one fact — that it’s run by U.S. Senate candidate Don Blankenship’s campaign. The website factcheckwv.com explores issues in the Senate Republican primary that pits the former Massey Energy CEO ...

Murray Energy Chief Robert Murray May Buy Power Plants

ST. CLAIRSVILLE —Instead of relying on publicly traded utilities such as American Electric Power and FirstEnergy Corp. to purchase his coal, Robert E. Murray said he believes he may have a better idea —to just buy generators and let his company run them. “It’s a new concept,” said ...

Wheeling City Council Pay Raises Headed to Ballot

WHEELING —When members of Wheeling City Council last received a pay raise in 1992, future President Bill Clinton was on the campaign trail, while the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $1.09. On May 8, city voters will decide if those holding the positions of mayor and ...

Ohio County Schools Team With Diversity Firm

WHEELING — Ohio County Schools is seeking the advice of a firm specializing in diversity training to help create “a more respectful and equitable” atmosphere in the school system, and it’s an effort being praised by West Virginia NAACP president Owens Brown. The Youth At The Center ...