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Wheeling Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger is shown at press conference on the day of Ahmid Salem Hinton’s murder.

Wheeling Police Chief: Report Activity Without Hesitation

WHEELING — The tragic, though apparently unrelated, fatal shootings of two local men have some law enforcement officials concerned about the recent uptick in gun violence in the Ohio Valley. Police officials say they encourage residents to help be their eyes and ears, and to report ...

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Heads are bowed as the 180th commencement ceremony begins at West Liberty University on Saturday.

West Liberty University Graduates 343

WEST LIBERTY — Parents and friends crowded West Liberty University’s Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex, Saturday, to watch those they know take another step in the journey of life. The commencement ceremony was for the 343 who completed their bachelor’s and associate’s degrees ...

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Marine veterans from left, Fred Brunner, Stephen Duncil, John Nanny and Larry Alexander are shown after they presented cancer patient Dominic Alexander, 8, with a Purple Heart medal that Duncil earned during his military service in Vietnam.

Young Cancer Patient Receives Purple Heart in Wheeling

WHEELING — Steve Duncil and Larry Alexander have a lot in common. Both local residents served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the thick of the Vietnam War. Both find some peace of mind from their wartime experiences by shooting the breeze with fellow veterans at the Wheeling Veterans ...

Wheeling Hall of Fame Honors Judge, Preservationist

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of four articles profiling the Wheeling Hall of Fame’s newest members in advance of June 3’s induction ceremony. WHEELING — Two community leaders — a noted historic preservationist and a respected federal jurist — are among the ...

City officials are working on a plan to complete $1.5 million worth of     capital             improvements to the Center          Wheeling parking garage. Alecto Healthcare            Services would then lease the          facility as part of the purchase of Ohio Valley Medical           Center.

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City Planning $1.5M Repairs to Center Wheeling Garage

WHEELING — Mayor Glenn Elliott said the condition of the Center Wheeling parking garage is an important factor for Alecto Healthcare Services in the Irvine, Calif.-based firm’s ongoing efforts to purchase and operate Ohio Valley Medical Center. With the 830-space parking garage in need of ...

Gunman Kills Three At Nursing Home

KIRKERSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The police chief of an Ohio village and two nursing home employees were killed Friday by a gunman who was later found dead inside the care facility, a sheriff said. The slain police chief was identified as Steven Eric Disario, who headed the Kirkersville Police ...

Trump Tweets Threats To Comey

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, in an apparent warning to his fired FBI director, said Friday that James Comey had better hope there are no “tapes” of their conversations. Trump’s tweet came the morning after he asserted Comey had told him three times that he wasn’t under ...

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Wheeling Island Stadium Repairs Now Estimated at $1 Million

WHEELING - Ohio County Schools Superintendent Kim Miller now estimates needed repair work at Wheeling Island Stadium will cost $1 million, while the Aug. 24 Wheeling Park High School football contest with Brooke High School will be moved to a yet-to-be-determined site. The original cost ...

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Chelsea Bragg of Newell works in the lab of the West Virginia University School of Medicine’s histotechnology program.

Cancer Couldn’t Stop West Virginia University Graduate and Newell Native

MORGANTOWN — Chelsea Bragg always dreamed of making a difference by helping others, and a recent battle with cancer reinforced her resolve to pursue a career in diagnosing diseases and infections. Along with about 4,500 other students, Bragg will receive her degree — on time — this ...

Woman Injured in Carjacking in North Wheeling

WHEELING - The Wheeling Police Department is searching for a 2006 Gold Honda CRV with West Virginia license plate 5YP541 after a woman was assaulted and had her car stolen around 4:30 p.m. today at the Providence Greene apartments on Fifth Street in North Wheeling. The victim, a 71-year-old ...

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Ohio County Schools Board of Education President Zach Abraham, left, and Superintendent Kim Miller listen to discussion during Thursday night’s board meeting.

After Debate, Ohio County School District to Continue Free Meals

WHEELING — Free breakfast and lunch for all students will continue in Ohio County Schools for the 2017-18 school year. For nearly an hour Thursday, board of education members discussed whether to continue the school district’s participation in the Community Eligibility Provision program, a ...

Brooke County Board of Education Forced To Make Staff Cuts

WELLSBURG — Brooke County Schools Superintendent Toni Shute said the school board has been forced to cut 25 professional and service personnel, but she believes many of those positions will be restored before the new school year begins. “I have high expectations we’ll be rescinding many ...

Arrest Made in Wintersville In Arkansas Cold Case

STEUBENVILLE — A man was arrested late Wednesday near Wintersville in connection with a murder in Arkansas more than 22 years ago, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department reported. The U.S. Marshals Service Mountain State Fugitive Task Force, working with detectives from the Searcy, ...

W.Va. Cleans Up Voter Rolls: 52K Registrations Removed

WHEELING — Nearly 52,000 voter registrations in West Virginia have been removed from voter rolls since January, according to information reported by the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office. But Secretary of State Mac Warner said no eligible voter in the state has lost voting ...

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Police search Ohio 7 for the weapon allegedly used in the murder of a man in Bellaire last weekend.

Bond Set at $1 Million for Bellaire Murder Suspect

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The man accused of shooting and killing Brad McGarry on Sunday is being held in lieu of $1 million bond after he appeared for arraignment Thursday. David Carl Kinney, 30, of Brilliant is charged with murder with a gun specification in the fatal shooting of McGarry, 43, at ...

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Arrest Made In Bellaire Murder

BELLAIRE — The man who alerted police to a murder in Bellaire on Sunday is now accused of committing the crime. Police made an arrest late Tuesday in the shooting death of Brad McGarry, 43, at his Bellaire residence. David Carl Kinney, 30, of Brilliant is facing a murder charge with a gun ...