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Acting chief justice appointed for impeachment, Justice Walker lawyers up

CHARLESTON -- The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals is preparing for impeachment by appointing a circuit judge to act as chief justice, and the newest justice has acquired legal counsel. In a press release Thursday evening, Chief Justice Margaret Workman announced the appointment of Sixth ...

Major General Hoyer: West Virginia RISE Flood Recovery Moving Ahead

CHARLESTON — More than two years after devastating floods hit central and southern West Virginia, work is progressing on putting families into homes, state officials said on Wednesday. Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, adjutant general of the West Virginia National Guard, provided an update on the ...

Police, Community Get To Know Each Other in Wheeling

WHEELING — As eight-year-old Olivia Hengler climbed on the seat of a three-wheeled “Spider” motorcycle with the assistance of Wheeling Police Sgt. Rick Roxby, her smile was an undeniable sign that she was sitting right where she wanted to be. Hengler, of Wheeling, was one of the people ...

West Virginia House Judiciary Committee: Clear the Courtroom

CHARLESTON — Deciding that the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals needs a clean slate, the House Judiciary Committee passed 14 out of 16 articles of impeachment against all sitting justices. The committee, which was tasked with investigating the supreme court six weeks ago when Gov. Jim ...

West Virginia Sees $36 Million Surplus

CHARLESTON — State officials were in a celebratory mood Tuesday morning after unveiling the final end-of-year surplus numbers, including positive numbers for the first month of the new fiscal year. Sitting in front of a banner saying “Way to go West Virginia” and sporting Hawaiian leis, ...

Wheeling Adjusts Planned Pay Increases

By HEATHER ZIEGLER Associate City Editor WHEELING — City Manager Robert Herron tightened the reins Tuesday on proposed pay raises for city workers as he asked city council members to consider a $1,000 across-the-board pay hike in lieu of a 2.5 percent increase proposed earlier. During ...

Pivotal Ohio Congressional Race Is Too Close To Call

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A special election that tested President Donald Trump’s clout and cost both parties millions of dollars in battleground Ohio was too close to call late Tuesday. Trump took credit for the Republican candidate’s performance, calling it “a great victory,” even ...

More West Virginia Employees Respond to PEIA Survey

CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s public employees apparently heard Mitch Carmichael’s concerns and used the past week to fill out an online survey about what they think the state needs to do to fix the state employee health insurance program. But after the subcommitte spent an additional ...

More Than $1M in Marijuana Is Seized in Belmont County

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Law enforcement officers took to the air to help eradicate more than $1 million worth of illegal drugs from Belmont County. Sheriff David Lucas said the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation & Identification took a deputy “spotter” up in its helicopter Friday to ...

Gov. Jim Justice Says Company’s West Virginia Tax Bills Now Paid

CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice has been asked multiple times by Republicans, Democrats and the press whether he has paid the taxes owed by his companies in West Virginia. During a Monday afternoon press conference, Justice was able to provide an answer to that question. “Today is a really ...

Morgantown Deputy Mayor, Senate Candidate Brazaitis Missing

Morgantown deputy mayor Mark Brazaitis, who this week announced he would run as a write-in candidate for the U.S. Senate, is missing, Morgantown police said. According to WV MetroNews, Morgantown City Manager Paul Brake confirmed Brazaitis as missing shortly before midnight ...

Morgantown deputy mayor Mark Brazaitis to run for U.S. Senate as write-in

Morgantown deputy mayor and West Virginia University professor Mark Brazaitis has announced he will run as a write-in candidate for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Joe Manchin. Brazaitis outlined a five-point platform that he believes will get West Virginia growing again. He ...

Dispatchers Help Hydrate Heroes in Ohio County

TRIADELPHIA — While torrential rain provided water for much of the Ohio Valley early Sunday afternoon, Ohio County 911 dispatchers were gathering more useful amounts of it for local first responders. Dispatchers Angee White and Virginia Burky set up shop Sunday afternoon at Walmart at The ...

Retired FBI Agents From Wheeling Still Fight Crime

WHEELING — It’s been more than a few years since Thomas Burgoyne and Richard “Dick” Ferda retired their FBI badges, but the two former colleagues have never lost the itch for the excitement their careers brought, nor for their friendship. Both Wheeling residents spent time in their FBI ...

Dilapidated House Collapses in East Wheeling

Photo by Alan Olson Emergency personnel respond Sunday evening to a vacant house collapse at 1115 Lind St. in East Wheeling. Capt. David Harmon of the Wheeling Fire Department said officials had been aware of the structure’s poor condition for some time. “It’s been vacant for a while ...

Marshall County Child Gets Special Wish Granted

MOUNDSVILLE — A Marshall County child had a special wish granted with the help of an aptly named local organization. A Special Wish Foundation helped the Hymes family, who reside near Moundsville, bring more light into their child’s life — literally. Nine-year-old Jordan Hymes suffers ...