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Rev. Sean Sheridan resigns as Franciscan University of Steubenville president

STEUBENVILLE — The Rev. Sean O. Sheridan, TOR, is stepping down as president of the Franciscan University of Steubenville. Sheridan, who served as president since 2013, submitted his resignation to the board of trustees Friday “after a great deal of prayer.” The board accepted his ...

Moundsville Firefighter Helps Co-Workers Gear Up To Prevent Cancer

MOUNDSVILLE — With two cancer diagnoses in recent memory among members of the Moundsville Fire Department, a firefighter is seeking to upgrade the department’s gear to help prevent more. Wendi Wentzell-Cuc, who has been with the department for a little over a year, also has family ...

Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Out Amid Border Turmoil

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned on Sunday amid the administration’s growing frustration and bitterness over the number of Central American families crossing the southern border. President Donald Trump announced on Sunday in a tweet that U.S. Customs ...

Legal Pot Push Presents Health Conundrum

NEW YORK (AP) — As more states make it legal to smoke marijuana, some government officials, researchers and others worry what that might mean for one of the country’s biggest public health successes: curbing cigarette smoking. Though there are notable differences in health research ...

Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen resigns

By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's accepted the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. Trump announced the resignation in a tweet on Sunday. Two sources said Nielsen went to the White House Sunday to speak with Trump ...

Making Wheeling Shine: Volunteers Clean Up Trail, Creek Areas

WHEELING — Volunteers turned out Saturday along Wheeling Creek and Heritage Trail to pick up trash for the second annual Make It Shine Program. Williams Lea and the city of Wheeling partnered for the job. Laurie Conway, communicators associate with Williams Lea, said it was an ...

‘Mathletes’ Square Off At Field Day at Wheeling Park High School

WHEELING — The Regional Math Field Day competition was held Saturday at Wheeling Park High School. Approximately 140 students in grades 4-12 participated in mental math activities including: Physical Estimation Room; Short Answer Questions; Mental Math Exact Answer; Mental Math ...

W.Va. Supreme Court Justices Differ on Three Strikes Law

CHARLESTON — A recent decision by the West Virginia Supreme Court tracks with legislation meant to reduce punishment for non-violent felonies, but a justice believes the court rewrote state law. The Supreme Court ruled in a 4-1 decision on April 3 that the life sentence handed down to ...

Four Northern Panhandle Seniors Named 2019 WVU Bucklew Scholars

MORGANTOWN -- Four Northern Panhandle high school seniors — three from Wheeling Park High School and one from Magnolia High School — are among 20 students statewide announced today as recipients of the 2019 Neil S. Bucklew Scholarship at West Virginia University. The Wheeling Park ...

Social Media Battle Outbreak Of Bogus Vaccination Claims

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Like health officials facing outbreaks of disease, internet companies are trying to contain vaccine-related misinformation they have long helped spread. So far, their efforts at quarantine are falling short. Searches of Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram turn up all ...

Convenient Food Mart on 16th Street in Wheeling To Close April 14

WHEELING — In 1974, Perry Wade met his future wife, Janet, when the teenagers worked at the same Convenient Food Mart on 16th Street. They eventually married and Wade worked his way through the ranks of store management. In 1990, they validated their commitment to the brand by purchasing the ...