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Trump Readies For First Commemoration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will preside over his first 9/11 commemoration in office today, a mostly solemn and nonpartisan occasion that may highlight his muddled claims about the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Trump and first lady Melania Trump planned to observe a ...

Ceremonies Held at Crash Sites To Commemorate 16th Anniversary

By JENNIFER PELTZ and KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press NEW YORK — Holding photos and reading names of loved ones lost 16 years ago, 9/11 victims’ relatives marked the anniversary of the attacks at ground zero today with a solemn and personal ceremony. About a thousand 9/11 family ...

Dispute In Cadiz Leads To Shooting

CADIZ — Employees at a Domino’s pizza shop in Cadiz came to the aid of a man suffering from a gunshot wound after a shooting at a nearby home on Saturday night. Cadiz police said the shooting, an apparent domestic dispute, happened at a home located at McCready and Dennison avenues. The ...

The Most. Rev. Michael J. Bransfield, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, leads a Saturday service to dedicate the new church. (Photo by Casey Junkins)

New Catholic Church Dedicated in Benwood

BENWOOD — As lifelong members of St. John Catholic Church, Benwood Mayor Ed Kuca and Police Chief Frank Longwell vividly remember the heartbreak and devastation of March 30, 2015 — the night a fire of undetermined origin destroyed the venerable structure. Out of tragedy has come triumph, ...

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On Oct. 7, voters will be asked to authorize West Virginia officials to sell $1.6 billion in bonds to finance various road projects, including $172.5 million for Interstate 70 bridges in Ohio County.

Major Projects in Road Ahead for Ohio County

WHEELING — A project to replace and rehabilitate bridges on Interstate 70 in Ohio County is the largest single undertaking on a list of projects to be completed if West Virginians approve a $1.6 billion road bond issue on Oct. 7. The West Virginia Division of Highways has released an ...

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The Flatiron Building at 1507 Main St. in downtown Wheeling will soon feature a coffee shop on the first two floors, while work on loft apartments for the upper floors continues, according to owner Kevin Duffin.

Big Plans Brewing At Flatiron Building in Wheeling

WHEELING — Nearly three years of work at the historic triangular Flatiron Building on Main Street should culminate with sandwiches and coffee on sale from the remodeled first and second floors by October, property owner Kevin Duffin said. “It’s such an exciting time,” Duffin said of ...

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Guernsey County Deputy Sheriff Jeff Heshbaum speaks at a 9/11 memorial service at Union Local Middle School on Saturday.

Union Local Students Take Part in 9/11 Patriot Day Program

MORRISTOWN — Guernsey County sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Heshbaum walked out on stage seconds after someone behind a curtain screamed, “Help, save me!” in a big, performative voice, and the tone of the room was absolutely serious. “There’s no doubt in my mind that some of you have ...

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Sen. Joe Manchin: Opportunity Abounds in the Northern Panhandle

WEIRTON — The Northern Panhandle is awash in opportunity — especially when it comes to the energy sector, according to Sen. Joe Manchin. “We’ve got a new renaissance,” Manchin, D-W.Va., said during a visit to Weirton Friday. “It’ll be different. It’ll be more diverse than what ...

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ACLU to Present House of Hagar Case on Monday in Wheeling

WHEELING —American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia Legal Director Jamie Crofts remains hopeful officials will not compel the closure of Kate Marshall’s House of Hagar, despite complaints from neighbors about activity at the East Wheeling property. Crofts is expected to make her ...

Ohio Valley Likely To Be Spared From Irma’s Wrath

By JESSICA BROVERMAN Staff Writer WHEELING — The remnants of Hurricane Irma are expected to miss the Upper Ohio Valley, although the area still could see some rain from the massive storm during the middle of next week. But with Irma yet to make landfall, that forecast could change — ...

Heavy traffic traveling north bound on Interstate 75 moves slowly, as a major evacuation has begun in preparation for Hurricane Irma, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Forrest Park, south of Atlanta.  (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Millions Flee Florida As Irma Nears Landfall

MIAMI (AP) — Irma trained its sights on Florida and officials warned more than 5 million people that time was running out Friday and ordered them to evacuate ahead of the deadly hurricane as it followed a path that could take it from one end of the state to the other. By early evening, Irma ...

Hillary Book Relives Democrats’ Agonizing Defeat in November

NEW YORK (AP) — In a new book, Hillary Clinton relives her defeat to Donald Trump, admitting to mistakes and defending campaign strategy even as her return to the stage refocuses attention on a race Democrats still can’t believe they lost. Clinton is unsparing in her criticism of Trump ...

This July 21, 2012, photo shows Equifax Inc., offices in Atlanta. Credit monitoring company Equifax says a breach exposed social security numbers and other data from about 143 million Americans. The Atlanta-based company said Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, that "criminals" exploited a U.S. website application to access files between mid-May and July of this year. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

In wake of Equifax breach, what to do to safeguard your info

NEW YORK (AP) — There's no way around it: The news from credit reporting company Equifax that 143 million Americans had their information exposed is very serious. The crucial pieces of personal information that criminals may need to commit identity theft — Social Security numbers, ...

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Responders gather outside the Wallace Volunteer Fire Department in Harrison County, W.Va.

Missing Plane Found in Wetzel County

JACKSONBURG — After an unsuccessful day of searching Wednesday, ground crews found the wreckage of an airplane in a gully in a hilly area of Wetzel County Thursday afternoon, emergency officials said. Wetzel County Sheriff Mike Koontz said the number of occupants on the plane has not been ...

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Ralph Baxter To Announce Run For Congress Seat in West Virginia

WHEELING — Attorney and businessman Ralph Baxter is expected to announce his run for Congress next week in Wheeling. A release sent out by the “Ralph Baxter for Congress” campaign states Baxter, a Democrat, is set to make his announcement at noon Tuesday in front of the Orrick, ...

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The former Sidiropolis Law Office in McMechen is the seat of municipal operations for the time being after the city building was damaged by flooding in late July.

McMechen City Workers Move Into Former Law Office

McMECHEN — More than a month after flooding damaged or destroyed much of the city of McMechen’s administrative offices, municipal workers have set up shop in a temporary new home and returning to business as usual — with a few hiccups. Also, the West Virginia Department of Health and ...

Wheeling Park High School Hosts ‘Heroin Starts Here’ Meeting

WHEELING — School and law enforcement officials stressed during a town hall meeting Thursday the importance of keeping children from using alcohol in marijuana in hopes of preventing the use of substances such as heroin later on. The Community Impact Coalition organized the town hall, ...

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Trump is traveling to North Dakota to promote his tax overhaul pitch. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump Calls Work With Dems ‘a Great Thing’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated with his own party’s leaders in Congress, President Donald Trump talked up his suddenly cozier relationship with Democrats on Thursday, raising the prospect of new deals on government spending and even posting one of his tweets at their behest. “I think ...

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Responders gather outside the Wallace Volunteer Fire Department in Harrison County, W.Va.

FAA: Missing Plane Found Near Jacksonburg in Wetzel County

JACKSONBURG - An airplane that went missing near the Wetzel/Harrison County line on Tuesday has been found in a hilly area near Jacksonburg, Federal Aviation Administration officials have confirmed. The plane was found at approximately 2 p.m., according to an FAA spokeswoman. It wasn't ...

Gates Sentenced to 140 Years on Sexual Assault

By JESSICA BROVERMAN Staff Writer WHEELING -- Convicted sex abuser Matthew William Gates today was sentenced to 70-140 years in prison for what officials described as one of the worst cases of sexual abuse and torture to come before the court. Circuit Court Judge James Mazzone handed down ...