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Wheeling Park High’s Adam Craig, Miriam Demasi Named WVU Foundation Scholars

MORGANTOWN -- Two Wheeling Park High School seniors -- Adam Craig and Miriam Demasi -- are among a group of five named today as West Virginia University Foundation Scholars, the university's highest academic scholarship valued at more than $80,000 over four years. The group also included the ...

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Wheeling Vice Mayor Thalman: $3 Million Needed to Save OVMC

WHEELING — Vice Mayor Chad Thalman said Alecto Healthcare Services will not purchase Ohio Valley Medical Center unless the city spends $3 million to upgrade the Center Wheeling parking garage and to demolish the building that once housed the hospital’s nursing staff. At 5:30 p.m. today, ...

Hancock County Woman Gets House Arrest For Shooting Dog With Arrow

NEW CUMBERLAND— A Weirton woman convicted of shooting a neighbor’s dog in the mouth with an arrow after she said the dog would not stop barking has been sentenced to one to five years of house arrest. Janet Lynn Greenwald of Weirton was sentenced Monday in Hancock County Circuit Court on ...

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W.Va. Special Session On Hold Yet Again; Budget Bill Not Ready

WHEELING — The first day of a reconvened special session of the West Virginia Legislature Monday was anything but special as lawmakers again had no bills to consider when they sat down at their desks to discuss next year’s budget. Both the Senate and the House adjourned until 11 a.m. ...

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Rep. Jack Cera Discusses Ohio’s Budget, Gas Revenue in Martins Ferry

MARTINS FERRY — Ohio’s budget, revenue shortfalls, loss of funding to local communities, infrastructure improvement and energy policy were among topics that highlighted a town hall meeting Monday in Martins Ferry with state Rep. Jack Cera. Cera, D-Bellaire, led the discussion and shared ...

Woman Dies In Two-Car Crash in Hancock County

By STEVE RAPPACH For the News-Register NEW CUMBERLAND — Hancock County officials are looking into the cause of a two-vehicle accident that claimed the life of a New Cumberland woman and injured two people Sunday morning. Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies were called at 9:09 a.m. to ...

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Contractors continue installing gathering pipelines to transport natural gas in Belmont County.

Ohio Drillers Setting Utica Shale Production Records

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Eclipse Resources officials left a “Purple Hayes” with their 3.5-mile-long horizontal well last year, but their “Great Scott” operation now stretches almost 1,000 feet farther into the Utica Shale beneath in Guernsey County in eastern Ohio. As Eclipse drills deeper ...

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Under Scrutiny

CHARLESTON — West Virginia lawmakers could consider a plan next year that would change the funding method for the state’s colleges and universities. Delegate Paul Espinosa, R-Jefferson, and Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, are in agreement that the current system — in which ...

Sad Sunday For Family Of Slain Nurse’s Aide

KIRKERSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The family of a 48-year-old mom of five children is in mourning this Mother’s Day weekend, after her slaying at the Ohio nursing home where she was a nurse’s aide. Cindy Krantz is being remembered as a kind person who loved her kids. She, nurse Marlina Medrano, ...

In this May 12, 2017, photo, registered nurse Samantha Marz checks a student at Rundle elementary school in Las Vegas. The Medicaid changes being advanced as part of the health overhaul are sounding familiar alarms for school districts still getting their financial footing after the Great Recession.  (AP Photo/John Locher)

Schools Brace for Impact if Congress Cuts Medicaid Spending

WASHINGTON (AP) — For school districts still getting their financial footing after the Great Recession, the Medicaid changes being advanced as part of the health care overhaul are sounding familiar alarms. Administrators say programming and services even beyond those that receive funding ...

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media aboard Air Force One before his departure from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Saturday, May 13, 2017. Trump is traveling to Lynchburg, Va., to give the commence address for the Class of 2017 at Liberty University. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Former Chief: Government is ‘Under Assault’

WASHINGTON (AP) — American democracy is “under assault” on separate fronts from President Donald Trump and Russia, the former U.S. intelligence chief warned Sunday, expressing dismay over the abrupt firing of FBI director James Comey amid a probe into Moscow’s meddling in U.S. elections ...

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West Virginia Delegates Joe Canestraro, left, and Michael Ferro, both D-Marshall, speak on the House floor, May 5.

West Virginia Senate President: Revenue Bill Represents $119M in Tax Cuts

WHEELING — West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael says a revenue bill to be considered by the Legislature this week is itself not a tax increase, but instead represents a nearly $119 million tax cut next year for West Virginians. The revenue bill is one of four pieces of ...

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Wheeling Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger is shown at press conference on the day of Ahmid Salem Hinton’s murder.

Wheeling Police Chief: Report Activity Without Hesitation

WHEELING — The tragic, though apparently unrelated, fatal shootings of two local men have some law enforcement officials concerned about the recent uptick in gun violence in the Ohio Valley. Police officials say they encourage residents to help be their eyes and ears, and to report ...

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Heads are bowed as the 180th commencement ceremony begins at West Liberty University on Saturday.

West Liberty University Graduates 343

WEST LIBERTY — Parents and friends crowded West Liberty University’s Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex, Saturday, to watch those they know take another step in the journey of life. The commencement ceremony was for the 343 who completed their bachelor’s and associate’s degrees ...

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Marine veterans from left, Fred Brunner, Stephen Duncil, John Nanny and Larry Alexander are shown after they presented cancer patient Dominic Alexander, 8, with a Purple Heart medal that Duncil earned during his military service in Vietnam.

Young Cancer Patient Receives Purple Heart in Wheeling

WHEELING — Steve Duncil and Larry Alexander have a lot in common. Both local residents served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the thick of the Vietnam War. Both find some peace of mind from their wartime experiences by shooting the breeze with fellow veterans at the Wheeling Veterans ...

Wheeling Hall of Fame Honors Judge, Preservationist

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of four articles profiling the Wheeling Hall of Fame’s newest members in advance of June 3’s induction ceremony. WHEELING — Two community leaders — a noted historic preservationist and a respected federal jurist — are among the ...