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West Virginia Delegate Kelli Sobonya Calls for State Official To Step Down

PARKERSBURG — A Cabell County delegate called Tuesday for the resignation or firing of the executive director in charge of renting property for the state of West Virginia. Delegate Kelli Sobonya, R-Cabell, is seeking the removal of Jon Amores, executive director of the Real Estate Division, ...

Fire Injures 4, Destroys House Near Moundsville

MOUNDSVILLE — A fire that injured four people and destroyed a home also took five hours to extinguish during a day when the temperature outside hovered in the mid-90s. “It was very rough, very hot,” said Danny Holmes, chief of the Moundsville Volunteer Fire Department, about a late ...

Emergency Officials Remind Public About Holiday Safety

WHEELING — Whether it’s celebrating the holiday in a backyard or on a boat, emergency officials said people should exercise safety and caution today during their Fourth of July holiday activities. In addition to staying cool and hydrated because of the high heat index that is forecast ...

Heat Wave Continues Through 4th of July

WHEELING — The on-going heat wave is promising even hotter temperatures and higher humidity today. The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a heat advisory in effect from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. “It has been hot and humid for several days now, but heat indices will peak between ...

Downtown Wheeling Streetscaping Project Costs Grow to $19.1 Million

WHEELING — An $8.7 million streetscaping project for downtown Wheeling has blossomed to an estimated $19.1 million, according to City Manager Robert Herron. During Tuesday’s regular city council meeting, Herron said a resolution was added to the meeting agenda that authorizes the city to ...

W.Va. Ends Year With Surplus

CHARLESTON — For a budget that he wouldn’t sign over 12 months ago, Gov. Jim Justice was pleased the state ended the fiscal year with a surplus. According to the state Department of Revenue, West Virginia finished fiscal 2018, which ended June 30, with $20.2 million ahead of estimates. ...

A Room With a Landmark View in Downtown Wheeling

WHEELING — Developers are seeking to bring new life to 950 Main St. with plans for commercial and residential development in its 20,000 square feet of space. The building, home to The Bridge Tavern, soon will have offices and apartments on its three upper floors. The Bridge Tavern, ...

Wheeling Man Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charge in Attack

WHEELING — Shane Edward Parr may have saved himself up to five years in prison after taking a plea deal Monday in Ohio County Circuit Court. Judge James Mazzone accepted Parr’s negotiated guilty plea to malicious assault and sentenced him from two to 10 years in prison, according to Ohio ...

West Virginia Governor’s Office Spars With Legislature

CHARLESTON — A question at a press conference Monday set off a war of words between the governor’s office and the Legislature. Gov. Jim Justice was asked why representatives from the Department of Commerce were unable to attend the meeting of the Joint Legislative Committee on Flooding ...

WVU President E. Gordon Gee Among Higher Ed Committee Leaders

CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice introduced the leaders of a new committee tasked with looking at higher education, but many questions were left unanswered. E. Gordon Gee, president of West Virginia University; Jerome Gilbert, president of Marshall University; and Kendra Boggess, president of ...

Wheeling Hospital Puts New Team In Place To Treat Pulmonary Embolisms

WHEELING — More people in the United States die each year from pulmonary embolisms than heart attacks, according to Dr. Victor Maevsky, a cardiothoracic surgeon at Wheeling Hospital. In response to that statistic, Wheeling Hospital has developed and put into place a pulmonary embolism ...

Accidental Shooting in Shadyside Leaves Teen Hospitalized

SHADYSIDE — Shadyside resident Michael Christy, 27, faces numerous charges after he accidentally shot a Powhatan Point teen in the chest Saturday. According to Shadyside Police Chief Donald Collette, police were called to the York Terrace Apartments at 7:40 p.m. Saturday to investigate a ...

New Downtown Wheeling Development Coming to 950 Main St.

WHEELING -- The increase in state historic tax credits has spurred another development in downtown Wheeling, as work is set to begin on the upper floors of 950 Main Street. The building, home to The Bridge Tavern, will soon have offices and apartments on its three upper floors. The Bridge ...

Watch Your Step: Distractions Increase Risk for Pedestrians

MARTINS FERRY — The dangers of distracted driving are often talked about because of the potential loss of life involved. But there is another potential danger that seems to be pondered less frequently — pedestrians who are distracted while crossing streets. In the city of Martins Ferry, ...

Ohio State Highway Patrol Prepares For a Busy Holiday

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The American Automobile Association says it expects Independence Day traffic to be even heavier this year than it has in the past. According to AAA, 46.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home during the holiday. That represents an increase of 5 ...

Emergency Agencies Urge Proper Address Posting Around Ohio Valley

MOUNDSVILLE — “Help us find you, so we can help you.” That was the slogan of a campaign that emergency responders in the Ohio Valley ran on their social media accounts about a week ago. They said they wanted to remind people that posting proper 911 addresses on their homes and businesses ...

Wheeling Police Probe Robberies

WHEELING — Two robberies late Friday have police searching for suspects. At about 8:20 p.m. Friday, Wheeling Police Department officers responded to Lind Street in East Wheeling, where a pair of victims told officers two people approached them while they sat outside, threatening them with a ...

New Tech Making Political Puppets

By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Hey, did my congressman really say that? Is that really President Donald Trump on that video, or am I being duped? New technology on the internet lets anyone make videos of real people appearing to say things they’ve never said. ...

GOP Senator Susan Collins Won’t Back Anti-Abortion Court Pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins, a key vote on President Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, said Sunday she would oppose any nominee she believed would overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion. The White House is focusing on five to seven ...

Police: Idaho Man Stabs 9 People At Toddler’s Birthday Celebration

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A man who had been asked to leave an Idaho apartment complex because of bad behavior returned the next day and stabbed nine people, including six children, at a toddler’s birthday party, police said. Refugees from Syria, Iraq and Ethiopia were among the injured. Boise ...