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Did Facebook Share Your Data? You’ll Know on Monday

NEW YORK (AP) — Anyone who’s been wondering if their private Facebook data might have been swept up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal will soon get their first clues. Starting Monday, all 2.2 billion Facebook users will receive a notice on their feeds, titled “Protecting Your ...

I-470 Reopens

BETHLEHEM — Traffic on Interstate 470 is moving again after a multi-vehicle accident near the top of the hill closed it for a few hours this afternoon.

Trump Goes Off Script In the Mountain State

WHEELING — West Virginia’s Republican elite turned out Thursday to thank President Donald Trump for keeping a focus on the Mountain State, and setting forth policies they see as improving the lives of West Virginians. Tension in the 2018 race for West Virginia’s U.S. Senate Seat also ...

President Talks Tough on Immigration Before West Virginia Audience

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Tossing his “boring” prepared remarks into the air, President Donald Trump on Thursday unleashed a fierce denunciation of the nation’s immigration policies, calling for tougher border security while repeating his unsubstantiated claim that ...

Wheeling Development Committee Selects Plan for Main Street Buildings

WHEELING — Two years after members of the former city council paid $200,000 for the buildings at 1107 and 1109 Main St., Wheeling officials said they may sell them for as little as $1 each to encourage new development across the street from The Health Plan headquarters. During Wheeling City ...

Wheeling Leaders Want Action on Vacant Eatery

WHEELING — Mayor Glenn Elliott doesn’t want to hear about how difficult it is to develop property in East Wheeling, despite the property manager of the former Keg und Kraut remarking that out-of-town visitors don’t like what they see in that part of town. “We had someone look out the ...

Surgeon General: More Should Carry Naloxone

ATLANTA (AP) — The nation’s chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation’s opioid crisis and save lives. Speaking at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta on Thursday morning, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. ...

Trade Dispute With China Continues to Escalate

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump instructed the U.S. trade representative to consider slapping an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods on Thursday in a dramatic escalation of the trade dispute between the two countries. Trump’s surprise move came a day after Beijing ...

John Marshall’s Monarch Stadium Demolition to Cost More

MOUNDSVILLE—Though the projected cost of renovations at John Marshall High School’s Monarch Stadium remains under what has been budgeted, an adjustment had to be made in the plan, Marshall County Board of Education members learned Wednesday. Previously, board members had been told the low ...

Trump Orders National Guard to Mexican Border

WASHINGTON (AP) — Asserting the situation had reached “a point of crisis,” President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a proclamation ordering the deployment of the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration. “The lawlessness that continues at our southern ...

Wheeling Educator Heading To China

WHEELING — Bridge Street Middle School Assistant Principal David Crumm will go to China this month as part of a West Virginia mission to establish school and community relationships with the nation. Crumm is one of 10 educators selected to travel to Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai through the ...

More Officers Walking the Beat Along Wheeling Heritage Trail

WHEELING — Police are working to combat crime on the Wheeling Heritage Trail after several reports of robberies in the area in recent weeks. From March 29 to Wednesday, officers have patrolled the area eight times, according to reports. Patrol officers are walking through the areas around ...

Belmont County Coughs Up Cash For Jail Ambulance Runs

By ROBERT A. DeFRANK For The Intelligencer ST. CLAIRSVILLE — No longer will the Cumberland Trail Fire District go without compensation for runs to and from the Belmont County Jail, thanks to Wednesday action by county commissioners. During the regular board meeting Wednesday, ...

One Killed in Crash Near Natrium Plant in Marshall County

NATRIUM —The driver of a pickup truck died after his vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer just south of the Blue Racer Natrium natural gas processing plant on W.Va. 2 Wednesday evening, Marshall County Sheriff Kevin Cecil confirmed. Cecil said both the north and southbound lanes of W.Va. ...

Trump Not Criminal Target in Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of prosecutors has informed President Donald Trump’s attorneys that the president is not currently considered a criminal target in the Russia investigation, according to a person familiar with the conversation. The person, who was ...

Fatal Accident On W.Va. 2

NATRIUM -- The driver of a pickup truck died after his vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer just south of the Blue Racer Natrium natural gas processing plant on W.Va. 2 Wednesday evening, Marshall County Sheriff Kevin Cecil confirmed. Cecil said both the north and southbound lanes of W.Va. ...

Martin Luther King’s Dream, 50 Years Later

(AP) - Fifty years after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., American perceptions of progress toward racial equality remain largely divided along racial lines, a recent AP-NORC poll shows. The majority of African-Americans surveyed saw little to no progress toward equal treatment in ...

Nation Lost an Icon, Kings Lost a Father

ATLANTA — On April 4, 1968, a movement lost its patriarch when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed on a hotel balcony in Memphis. Yolanda, Martin, Dexter and Bernice King lost their father. The loss has not gotten easier in 50 years, but his three surviving children each bear it on ...

State Investigates Alleged Fraud by City Employee in Wheeling

WHEELING — West Virginia State Auditor John McCuskey is investigating alleged fraud by a city of Wheeling employee, who City Manager Robert Herron said has resigned. During the city manager’s report portion of the regular Tuesday city council meeting, Herron announced that Tess Haymaker, ...

Wheeling To Seek $4M in Tax Credits for Garage

WHEELING — Federal tax credits worth up to $4 million would help city officials build a 550-space parking garage in the 1100 block, just across Market Street from the planned 90-plus-unit Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel apartment tower. “The parking garage will be necessary for the Wheeling-Pitt ...