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West Virginia Voters Return Joe Manchin to U.S. Senate

By EVAN BEVINS For The Intelligencer CHARLESTON — In his victory speech Tuesday night, Sen. Joe Manchin said he was surprised by how much attention President Donald Trump paid to his race against Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. “I never expected this race to be the national race ...

William Ihlenfeld Defeats Ryan Ferns to Capture West Virginia Senate Seat

By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer WHEELING — Former U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld said a teenage secret weapon and a “small army of volunteers” helped him win the West Virginia Senate 1st District seat in Tuesday’s general election. Ihlenfeld, a Democrat, defeated Senate Majority ...

U.S. Rep. David McKinley Re-Elected to Fifth Term

By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer WHEELING — U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley said the next term of Congress “doesn’t have to chase every rabbit,” and should stay focused on the key issues of economic resurgence, reforming heath care and fighting the national opioid crisis. McKinley won his ...

Mike DeWine Elected Ohio Governor, GOP Sweeps State Races

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine defeated Obama-era consumer protection chief Richard Cordray in the race for Ohio governor on Tuesday, leading a GOP sweep of statewide nonjudicial offices and dashing Democrats’ hopes of riding an anti-Trump wave into power in a ...

Democrats Make Significant Gains in the House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats picked up at least 23 House seats on Tuesday and appeared on track to retake control of the chamber, a victory that could put a check on President Donald Trump’s agenda over the next two years and lead to a multitude of investigations into his business ...

St. C. Voters Defeat School Levy, Send Officials Back to the Drawing Board

By ROBERT A. DEFRANK For The Intelligencer ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The residents of the St. Clairsville-Richland School District rejected a proposed levy to finance the construction of new facilities by a decisive margin of 4,904 opposed to to the bond issue and 1,896 in favor. The unofficial ...

Jamboree in the Hills On Hold

Jamboree in the Hills for 2019 apparently has an uncertain future, according to a post on the event's website. The country music festival "will be on hiatus for 2019 while we consider options regarding the future of the Belmont County, OH festival site," organizers stated on the website. Watch ...

Democrat Joe Manchin wins 2nd term in W.Va. US Senate race

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Democrat Joe Manchin pushed back against the popularity of President Donald Trump in his own state to win his second full term in the U.S. Senate. Manchin endured the toughest campaign in his three-plus decades in West Virginia politics, defeating Republican ...

Don Nickerson Elected as Ohio County Commissioner

In the night's first upset, political newcomer Don Nickerson ousted incumbent Democrat Orphy Klempa to be elected as Ohio County's next commissioner. Nickerson, a Republican, received 8,572 votes to Klempa's 7,102.

Wheeling Public Safety Levy Fails

Even though a majority of Wheeling residents supported a new, $22 million public safety building, the measure did not receive the needed 60 percent for approval during voting this evening. A total of 5,060 votes were cast in favor of the building, or 53 percent, to 4,337 opposed, 47 percent.

West Virginia Votes in 2018 Midterms

President Donald Trump's agenda is high on the minds of West Virginia voters. Joseph Hall works for the city of Clarksburg during the week and in the natural gas industry on the weekends. Hall says he likes the president's job performance and wants to "support him as best as I can" at the ...

Voters Go to the Polls Today Around the Ohio Valley

CHARLESTON — With polls opening at 6:30 a.m. today across West Virginia, the two candidates for the high-profile U.S. Senate race spent Monday criss-crossing the state trying to woo every last undecided voter. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is running for a second term after winning a ...

Wheeling Residents Have a $22M Decision To Make Today

WHEELING — If a $22 million public safety levy passes today in Wheeling, city voters will see the levy on the ballot again in five years — and for a third time in 2028. Today is Election Day. Polls in West Virginia and Ohio open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. The public safety levy ...

Weather Rains on Pooches’ Parade in Wheeling

WHEELING — Dogs may just have to run and play inside for now because rainy weather has forced the temporary closure of the Fitzsimmons Family Dog Park: A PetSafe Park in East Wheeling. Wheeling officials announced their decision Monday morning. “The dog park is closed until further ...

Wheeling City Council Will Tackle Woodsdale School Parking Woes

WHEELING — City council will hear its first reading this week of two ordinances pertaining to the early dismissal plan at Woodsdale Elementary School. Council meets at noon Wednesday — a day later than is typical because Election Day is today. Members will consider the measures already ...