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Ex-Trump Campaign Adviser Sentenced

By CHAD DAY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — George Papadopoulos, the Trump campaign adviser who triggered the Russia investigation, was sentenced to 14 days in prison Friday after he told a judge he was “deeply embarrassed and ashamed” for lying to the FBI about his contacts with ...

Judge Finds Probable Cause in Toronto Shooting Case

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County Juvenile Court Judge Joseph Corabi found probable cause Thursday that two teens participated in an Aug. 18 shooting death in Toronto. Dylan Monroe, 18, of Toronto, was riding in a vehicle that was stopped in the 500 block of North Seventh Street when he ...

Marshall County cancels Middle School Night after heat illnesses

MOUNDSVILLE -- Marshall County Schools has cancelled "Middle School Night" planned tonight during halftime at the John Marshall High School football game the day after 37 band students were hospitalized for heat-related illnesses. District Communications Coordinator Tony Wood said this ...

West Virginia Office of Drug Control Policy Leaders Depart

CHARLESTON — In a very quick and quiet move, a senior official with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources was granted approval to begin looking for another job, which would leave a state agency charged with the state’s drug response leaderless. The State Ethics ...

Diocese of Steubenville Talks Child Protection

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Appropriate boundaries and accountability were the watchwords during Thursday’s meeting of the Child Protection workshop of the Catholic Diocese of Steubenville. The board met at Marian Hall below St. Mary’s Church, where more than 40 pastors and parochial principals ...

Morrisey Brings His U.S. Senate Campaign to Wheeling

WHEELING — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said voters need to elect him to the U.S. Senate to help advance the efforts of President Donald Trump, and to keep liberal Democrats from taking control of the Senate. Morrisey visited the Northern Panhandle on Thursday and stopped ...

Response to Cincinnati Shooting Prevented a ‘Bloodbath Beyond Imagination’

CINCINNATI (AP) — A gunman carrying enough ammunition to cause “a bloodbath beyond imagination” killed three people and wounded two others Thursday morning at a high-rise office building in the heart of Cincinnati before dying in a hail of police gunfire. The shooting at the 30-story ...

Marshall County AP Students Getting a Jump Start on College

GLEN DALE — John Marshall High School’s Advanced Placement students scored above the state and global average for their tests during last school year. In the spring, 128 John Marshall AP students took the tests, and 67 percent of them scored a 3+ on the exams. That beat the international ...

Flames Engulf Vacant Former Nursing Home in Belmont

BELMONT — Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire and possible explosion at the old Bell Nursing Home, 42350 National Road, Belmont, that occurred Wednesday. The fire was called in to authorities about 3:01 p.m. Belmont Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bob Mills said when ...

West Virginia Having Trouble Hiring New Commerce Secretary

CHARLESTON — More than 80 days since Woody Thrasher resigned as commerce secretary amid controversy, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said it is time for a permanent leader at the department. But finding that new leader is proving to be a challenge. Justice addressed questions about the ...

Security Upgrades Yield Results at Marshall County Courthouse in Moundsville

MOUNDSVILLE — Security officers have stopped more than 700 weapons — and 40 pistols specifically — from entering the Marshall County Courthouse since new security measures were rolled out in July. Marshall County Sheriff Kevin Cecil, who designed the program, said security officers also ...

West Virginia Supreme Court Candidate Joanna Tabit Stumps in Wheeling

WHEELING — Colleagues say Kanawha County Circuit Judge Joanna Tabit is “the real deal” and has the law experience and resume needed to join the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Tabit is seeking the District 1 court seat up for election Nov. 6, and supporters turned out Wednesday ...

Former Bell Nursing Home on Fire

MORRISTOWN — Five local fire departments are headed to the scene of a reported structure fire at the former Bell Nursing Home. According to Belmont County 911, the blaze was reported at 3:01 p.m. today. A witness at the scene said flames and smoke were visible, and that things inside the ...

Suspect in United Bank Robbery in Wheeling Still at Large

WHEELING — Local, state and federal law enforcement officers scoured the Elm Grove area Tuesday minutes after an afternoon robbery at the United Bank branch office located at National Road and Junior Avenue. The suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, and no one was injured ...

West Virginia Supreme Court Recalls Arthur Recht of Wheeling to the Bench

WHEELING — Senior Status Judge Arthur Recht will be donning court robes on a regular basis once again. Recht, of Wheeling, was recalled Tuesday to active service in the First Judicial Circuit, filling the vacancy left by Judge James Mazzone. Mazzone, on Tuesday, assumed the post of federal ...

Wheeling City Council Approves $900,000 in Paving Projects

WHEELING — The smell of asphalt and road improvements soon will permeate the air in many Wheeling neighborhoods as the city takes on nearly $900,000 in street paving projects. Wheeling City Council on Tuesday approved three separate ordinances involving 44 total paving projects throughout ...

Justice: West Virginia Revenue Collections Continue To Exceed Expectations

CHARLESTON — For the second month in a row, West Virginia’s tax revenue collections came in above budget estimates. According to Gov. Jim Justice, August general revenue fund collections totaled more than $33.4 million above estimates, or $353.2 million. That’s 14.9 percent more than ...

Diocese of Steubenville To Close Two Parishes in Belmont County

STEUBENVILLE — Diocese of Steubenville Bishop Jeffrey M. Monforton announced that St. John Vianney of Powhatan Point will close Oct. 6 and Sacred Heart Parish in Neffs will close Oct. 7, due to the July 25 retirement of the Rev. Samuel R. Saprano, former pastor of St. Mary, Shadyside and St. ...

Man Drowns at Barkcamp State Park Near Belmont

BELMONT — The body of a 45-year-old Missouri man was pulled from the lake at Barkcamp State Park early Tuesday evening after he apparently drowned while trying to swim across the lake. Officials with the Belmont Volunteer Fire Department said the victim was David Enterkin, a carnival ...