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Manchin Says He Will Vote to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin said Friday he will vote today to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Manchin, D-W.Va., announced his decision moments after Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, also said she would vote to confirm the nominee. Manchin said he has reservations of ...

Tim Loehmann, Officer Who Fatally Shot Tamir Rice, Hired by Bellaire PD

BELLAIRE — The village has hired Timothy Loehmann, a former Cleveland police officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice four years ago, as one of two new part-time officers with its police department. The other part-time officer is Eric Smith, Bethesda’s still-suspended police chief ...

Loughry Trial: Secret Recording Released on Third Day of Testimony

CHARLESTON — The director of administrative services for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals testified Friday about a recording she made of a meeting with a justice on trial for a 22-count federal indictment. Kim Ellis was the last witness to testify during week one of the Justice ...

Bellaire adds embattled Loehmann, Smith to police force

BELLAIRE — The village has hired Timothy Loehmann, a former Cleveland police officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice four years ago, as one of two new part-time officers with its police department. The other part-time officer is Eric Smith, Bethesda’s still-suspended police chief ...

Beallsville Football Player Injured, Flown by Helicopter to Hospital

BEALLSVILLE — A Beallsville High School junior was transported Friday night to Wheeling via an Air EVAC Lifeteam helicopter after being injured in the Blue Devils’ varsity football contest against Shadyside. Joey Davis, listed as 5-10, 155 pounds in the team program, was injured during ...

Update: Sen. Manchin Says He Will Support Brett Kavanaugh’s Nomination

Sen. Joe Manchin released the following statement on his decision to support Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh: “From the start of this process, I promised my constituents that I would look seriously at Judge Kavanaugh’s record and cast my vote based on the facts I have before me and ...

Senate Readies for Key Kavanaugh Vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — A pair of undeclared Republican senators accepted a confidential new FBI report into sex-abuse allegations against Brett Kavanaugh Thursday as “thorough,” bolstering GOP hopes for confirmation as the Senate plunged toward showdown votes on President Donald Trump’s ...

Officer, Deputy Cleared In Martins Ferry Shooting

MARTINS FERRY — A Belmont County grand jury has decided that no charges should be filed against a deputy and a police officer involved the shooting death of a Martins Ferry man last spring. Jill Del Greco, spokeswoman with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, said Thursday the case was ...

Marshall County Sex Abuser Sentenced to 3-15 Years in Prison

MOUNDSVILLE — A sex abuse case in Marshall County concluded with an emotional day in court Thursday, as a former New Vrindaban man detailed his plans for penance after serving his sentence. Nirguna Spicher, 36, had turned himself in to police earlier this year for three counts of first ...

Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority May Have Broken Open Meeting Laws

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority Board of Directors might have broken open meeting laws when all of its members met outside a public meeting to hire its new executive director. Board members recently voted to hire Melody McClurg, an Ohio Valley resident who has ...

Pipeline Worker Rolls ATV Down Hill Near Proctor

PROCTOR — A 34-year-old man was injured seriously when the all terrain vehicle he was driving rolled at least 25 times down a southwestern Marshall County hillside. Tom Hart, director of Marshall County Homeland Security and Emergency Management, said Marshall County 911 received the call ...

Two Women Arrested in Neffs for Allegedly Abusing Child Left in Their Care

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Two women have been arrested for allegedly abusing a 4-year-old girl left in their care for a month by their homeless mother. Belmont County Sheriff Dave Lucas said this morning during a press conference that Neffs residents Misty Glasgow, 36, and Devan Redman, 25, were ...

Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack Finds Partner for Sports Betting Launch

From Staff Reports WHEELING — A new partnership has been formed to develop technology for Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack’s launch this fall of sports betting. Officials of Delaware North, the casino’s owner, said Wednesday it has partnered with Miomni Gaming to provide turnkey ...

Former Moundsville Mayor, Mark Simms, Indicted on Drug Charges

WHEELING — Former Moundsville Council member/Mayor Kevin Mark Simms was indicted on drug distribution charges by a federal grand jury in Wheeling on Wednesday. U.S. Attorney Bill Powell said Simms, 63, was charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute ...

Charges Dropped In Alleged Wheeling Abduction

WHEELING — Two of the four people who were arrested in September after police issued an Amber Alert for a 6-year-old boy had their charges dropped Wednesday morning in Ohio County Magistrate Court. Val Andrew Winer Sr., 68, and Brecca Shian Steele, 25, both of Moundsville, had charges ...

West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner Takes a Limo Ride With Trump

WHEELING — If you had the chance to be hermetically sealed in an armored limousine for a short ride with President Donald Trump, what would you talk about? If you’re West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner, you discuss your family, world politics and potential opportunities for ...

Waterline Break Causes Deep Trouble in Downtown Wheeling

Photo by Scott McCloskey Crews with the city of Wheeling Water Department repair a 20-inch waterline main following a break in the main Wednesday afternoon. The line needed to be repaired near the corner of 14th and Main streets next to the Robert C. Byrd Intermodal Transportation Center.