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In General Motors Country, Workers Aren’t Abandoning Trump — So Far

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Since General Motors announced its decision this week to shut down its hulking Lordstown plant — the anchor of this northeast Ohio town — workers on the line have had nothing but questions. Will they have jobs come spring? Should they put in for transfers and move ...

Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott Named ‘Best Mayor’ of 2018

Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott has been named WV Living's "Best Mayor" of 2018 as part of its annual "Best of West Virginia List." Elliott shares the honor in a three-way tie with Romney's Beverly Keadle and Huntington's Steve Williams. Bob Villamagna of Wheeling won the magazine's "best ...

Embattled Bethesda Police Chief Eric Smith Resigns

BETHESDA — Eric Smith is no longer the village’s police chief. Bethesda Mayor Martin Lucas announced Smith’s resignation during village council’s Thursday meeting. A full council of Charles Little, Jordan Castella, Cindy Foose, Carol Merritt, Jay Van Horn and Ruby Saffell voted ...

Emergency Rooms Are Fully Operational at OVMC, EORH

WHEELING — The emergency rooms of Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling and East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry now are fully operational after resolution of a computer issue. “As of 10 p.m. (Wednesday), our EMSTAR emergency departments are off of diversion,” said Karin ...

United Way Honors Donors for Their Support in Wheeling

WHEELING — When former local United Way executive director George Smoulder introduced G. Ogden Nutting as the United Way’s “Building a Better Community” award recipient Thursday morning, he called Nutting and his wife, Betty Woods “Snookie” Nutting, “builders” in the ...

Cost Estimate for Sewer Line Repair in Steubenville Soars Almost Sixfold

STEUBENVILLE — Utility Director Chuck Murphy said repairing the old brick sewer overflow line that collapsed behind the Jefferson County Jail is going to cost a lot more than he’d originally hoped. Murphy had initially estimated the work could cost Steubenville about $150,000, but that ...

Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley’s Amazing Raise Is No More

WHEELING — The online fundraiser Amazing Raise Ohio Valley has been discontinued after raising money for nonprofits since 2014. The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, which has held Amazing Raise on the first Tuesday of every May since then, decided to last month to discontinue the ...

Donors Honored By the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley

WHEELING — When former local United Way executive director George Smoulder introduced G. Ogden Nutting as the United Way’s “Building a Better Community” award recipient this morning, he called Nutting and his wife, Betty Woods “Snookie” Nutting, “builders” in the ...

OVMC-EORH Computer System Is Fully Restored

WHEELING — The emergency rooms of Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling and East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry are fully operational today after resolution of a computer issue. “As of 10 p.m. (Wednesday), our EMSTAR emergency departments are off of diversion,” said Karin ...

Sen. Mike Maroney Named Chairman of Health and Human Resources Committee

CHARLESTON - Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, today announced that state Senator Mike Maroney, R-Marshall, who is a physician in the Northern Panhandle, has been named chairman of the Senate Health and Human Resources Committee. He replaces Senator Tom Takubo, R-Kanawha, who has ...

Gov. Justice Appoints Wheeling attorney Michael Olejasz as Circuit Court Judge

Gov. Jim Justice announced today that has appointed Michael J. Olejasz to the 1st Judicial Circuit Court. Olejasz fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge James P. Mazzone. Olejasz, who most recently served as Assistant Ohio County Prosecuting Attorney, resides in Ohio County with ...

Acrimony Continues Between WVU President Gee, Blue Ribbon Commission

CHARLESTON — E. Gordon Gee, the president of West Virginia University and the co-chairman of the Blue Ribbon Commission for Four-Year Higher Education, had some blunt words for committee members pushing back against an effort to scrap the Higher Education Policy Commission. “Unfortunately, ...

First lady calls opioids ‘worst drug crisis’ in US history

By DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump is calling the opioid epidemic the "worst drug crisis in American history" and says she is struck by how it has touched the lives of so many people. Mrs. Trump is speaking Wednesday about the crisis at ...

West Virginia Lawmakers Put Gianato on Hot Seat

CHARLESTON — More than two weeks after legislative auditors revealed that West Virginia was being penalized over disaster relief grants, lawmakers heard from the man responsible. Jimmy Gianato, the former director of the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, ...

Ohio Priest Who Impregnated Teen Gets 12 Years

ATHENS, Ohio — A priest who served several areas of East Ohio now will serve 12 years in jail for sexual battery after he impregnated a 17-year-old girl. Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn said the Rev. Henry Christopher Foxhoven, 45, of Glouster, pleaded guilty to three sexual ...

Fears and Hopes on Cracker Expressed During OEPA Hearing in Shadyside

SHADYSIDE — Dozens of local residents and environmental advocates turned out Tuesday to express their fear of the “plastic monster” Michelle Fetting believes PTT Global Chemical and Daelim will create if the companies construct an ethane cracker plant at Dilles Bottom. Many others, ...