BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Top Headlines

FILE - In this June 21,2016 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., accompanied by, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, listen to a question during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congressional Republicans are taking the first steps toward dismantling President Barack Obama’s health care law, facing pressure from President-elect Donald Trump to move quickly on a replacement.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Congressional Budget Pitch Sets Stage for Health Care Repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ascendant Republicans drove a budget through Congress on Friday that gives them an early but critical victory in their crusade to scrap President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The vote trains the spotlight on whether they and Donald Trump can deliver on repeated ...

Personalized IRS Letters Prod Uninsured

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you haven’t signed up for health insurance, you may soon be getting a not-too-subtle nudge from the taxman. The IRS is sending personalized letters to millions of taxpayers who might be uninsured, reminding them that they could be on the hook for hundreds of dollars ...

Photo by Alec Berry
A pedestrian passes by 1107 and 1109 Main St. in downtown Wheeling on Thursday.

Redevelopment A Possibility For Buildings in Downtown Wheeling

WHEELING — A private company with interest in two Main Street buildings will commission a detailed assessment to study possible redevelopment of the properties. Wheeling Vice Mayor Chad Thalman said the unnamed, Ohio-based developer viewed the city-owned buildings at 1107 and 1109 Main ...

1

Former Wheeling Police Officer Phil Redford Takes Plea

WHEELING — Witness cooperation was key to convicting retired Wheeling police Lt. Phillip Redford for possessing a nude photograph of a then-17-year-old girl who is now his 18-year-old fiancee. “Some of the witnesses in the case became extremely cooperative and provided information. ...

Well Pad Worker Dies in Accident in Tyler County

By MILES LAYTON MIDDLEBOURNE --­ A man who was injured Thursday at a U.S. Well Service site in Tyler County has died, according to the Tyler County Sheriff's Department. Prentice Cline, area director for  Occupational Safety and Health Administration's branch in Charleston, said Hunter ...

Man Accused of Hacking Steubenville Website Is Sentenced

STEUBENVILLE — The man who gained control of a local Steubenville Big Red sports fan website in December 2012 was sentenced to eight months in prison this week. Noah McHugh, 26, of Alexandria, Va., pleaded guilty in a Lexington, Va., federal courtroom in September to a charge of ...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Republican-led Senate is poised to take a step forward on dismantling President Barack Obama’s health care law despite anxiety among some GOP senators that they still haven’t come up with an alternative.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

GOP Discussing Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under mounting pressure from Donald Trump and rank-and-file Republicans, congressional leaders are talking increasingly about chiseling an early bill that dismantles President Barack Obama’s health care law and begins to supplant it with their own vision of how the ...

CIA Director-designate Rep. Michael Pompeo, R-Kan. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Seated behind Pompeo is his wife Susan Pompeo, right, and their son Nick, left. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Cabinet Picks Differ From Trump on Some Issues

WASHINGTON — The lack of fireworks surrounding Senate consideration of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks may reflect a slew of statements his choices have made contradicting the billionaire businessman’s position on key issues. Trump acknowledged the differences early Friday, ...

Fiat Chrysler Accused Of Cheating on Emissions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government accused Fiat Chrysler on Thursday of failing to disclose software in some of its pickups and SUVs with diesel engines that allows them to emit more pollution than allowed under the Clean Air Act. The Environmental Protection Agency issued a “notice of ...

WP_20170112_003

Crews Responding to Structure Fire in Martins Ferry

MARTINS FERRY - Emergency crews are responding to a working structure fire at 712 Seabrights Lane in Martins Ferry. There reportedly was an explosion at the address around 3:15 p.m. Firefighters are currently inside the structure. It's unclear whether there are any injuries. Neighbors ...

President-elect Donald Trump listens to a question during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump Dossier Made The Rounds in D.C.

WASHINGTON — It was a bombshell story, emerging on the eve of Donald Trump’s first news conference as president-elect: U.S. intelligence officials had presented Trump with unsubstantiated claims that Russia had amassed compromising personal and financial allegations about him. The ...

MURRAY

U.S. District Judge: EPA Must Identify Coal Job Losses in Murray Energy Suit

WHEELING — The Environmental Protection Agency has until July 1 to determine whether actions taken since President Barack Obama took office directly resulted in coal industry job losses, according to an order U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey issued Wednesday. With mere days left ...

File Photo
Chivas Webb of Wheeling smokes while gambling at a downtown limited video lottery parlor.

Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health May Revisit Smoking Ban Exemptions

WHEELING — The Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health has a prescription for other counties: Don’t follow their example in granting smoking exemptions to clean air regulations. The board this week approved a position statement to “urge all boards of health to achieve and maintain our ...

Natural Gas Industry Preps To Meet Demand

WHEELING — By 2040, global energy demand should increase by about 25 percent — which is roughly equivalent to the total energy used today in North America and Latin America — according to natural gas industry leaders. However, officials with Exxon Mobil and the American Petroleum ...

President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump Talks Russia, Health Care Repeal

NEW YORK (AP) — In a combative and freewheeling news conference, President-elect Donald Trump said for the first time Wednesday that he accepts Russia was behind the election year hacking of Democrats that roiled the White House race. Looking ahead, he urged Congress to move quickly to ...

Secretary of State Pick Stands Tall on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barraged by questions about Russia, Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state promised a far more muscular approach toward the Kremlin on Wednesday, abandoning much of the president-elect’s emphasis on improving ties between the Cold War foes. Instead, Rex Tillerson ...

Donald Trump Calls BuzzFeed ‘Garbage’

PASADENA, Calif. — President-elect Donald Trump and his team on Wednesday attacked news organizations that spread unsubstantiated reports about a damaging dossier collected on him by Russia, an incident that illustrates how old rules of journalism are tested in today’s rapidly changing ...