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‘I Will Never Let You Down,’ Trump Tells Prayer Breakfast

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump told attendees at the annual National Prayer Breakfast this morning. “I will never let you down,” Trump told an audience that included members of his Cabinet and Congress, including Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The pledge came two days ...

Mine Subsidence Already Causing Issues on Interstate 70 Near Ohio County

WHEELING — It’s been less than a month since Tunnel Ridge LLC began longwall mining operations under Interstate 70 at the Pennsylvania/West Virginia state line, and state highways officials already are dealing with mine subsidence. On Tuesday, more “compression bumps” and cracks ...

Trump: End ‘Politics of Revenge’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a divided Congress for the first time, President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Washington to reject “the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution.” He warned emboldened Democrats that “ridiculous partisan investigations” into his administration and ...

Middlebourne Woman Charged With Threatening To Kill President

WHEELING — A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted a Tyler County woman on charges she threatened to kill President Donald Trump, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell said. Taryn Corinne Henthorn, 25, of Middlebourne faces three counts of threatening to kill the president. She is accused of ...

Cash-Strapped St. John Central High School in Bellaire To Close

BELLAIRE — If you’ve ever talked to someone that attended St. John Central High School in Bellaire, you can tell they loved their school. For them it wasn’t just a place to get educated — it was almost a second home. On Tuesday, students, alumni and friends of the school learned ...

Bellaire St. John Central High School to Close in June

BELLAIRE -- The Diocese of Steubenville announced Tuesday that St. John Central High School will close its doors in June, ending 162 years of history at the Catholic high school. The decision to close the school came after a unanimous recommendation from the diocese Board of Pastors, Bishop ...

Longwall mining causes ripples on I-70 near West Alexander

Traffic was restricted on Interstate 70 near West Alexander Tuesday after longwall mining affected the road. State Department of Transportation workers were there Tuesday morning, milling down ripples that had formed in the road, which is requiring temporary traffic stoppages. The highway has ...

West Virginia Senate Sends Education Reform Bill to the House of Delegates

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Senate on Monday passed signature education legislation that divided the body mostly along party lines. Senate Bill 451, the education omnibus bill, passed out of the Senate with an 18-16 vote. Two Senate Republicans — Kenny Mann of Monroe County and Bill ...

Wheeling City Council To Consider Development Plans for Main Street Buildings

Wheeling City Council is poised to move forward at its meeting today with plans to renovate two vacant buildings it owns on Main Street. Council will consider a proposition to transfer properties at 1107 and 1109 Main St. to the Ohio Valley Area Development Corp., a nonprofit entity that ...

Ron Walker Resigns From Cameron City Council

CAMERON — Following his conviction last week for first-degree sexual abuse, Ronald Walker tendered his resignation as a Cameron councilman around 3 p.m. Monday — about four hours before council was set to discuss his future on council. In a letter sent to Mayor Betty Scott and to City ...

Wheeing Planning Commission Subcommittee Urges ‘No’ Vote on Zone Change

WHEELING — A plan to tear down a former church in the Edgwood neighborhood and build a bank in its place hit a roadblock Monday. Members of the zoning subcommittee of Wheeling’s Planning Commission unanimously voted to recommend denying a proposed zoning change for two former church ...

Sports Leagues Split on How To Monetize Sports Betting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — America’s major professional sports leagues are split on how to get a piece of the action from legal sports betting after failing to get early adopting states to cut them in. But they are back in the game this year with several state legislatures considering ...

State Revenue for West Virginia Lower Than Expected in January

CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s streak of monthly revenue surpluses came to a halt in January, though officials remain optimistic about revenue projections going forward. Gov. Jim Justice and officials with the state Department of Revenue held a press conference Monday to announce the latest ...