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Cameron Anxious for New EMS

By ALAN OLSON Staff Writer CAMERON — It’s been a long, anxious 10 months for a significant portion of Marshall County since the former Cameron Emergency Medical Service closed unexpectedly in September. Those residents should be able to rest a little easier as the new Marshall County ...

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Bridgeport Unveils Plans for New Exercise Science Center

By KIM NORTH For The Intelligencer BRIDGEPORT — Plans to construct a Exercise Science Center in the Bridgeport Exempted Village School District were given the go-ahead at a recent board of education meeting, according to Superintendent Zac Shutler. “A past alum, Raymond Stewart, was a ...

FILE - In a Tuesday, June 13, 2017 file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., right, with Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, listens as Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Philadelphia museum announced Thursday, July 6, 2017, that McCain  has been named this year's recipient of the National Constitution Center's Liberty Medal for his "lifetime of sacrifice and service" to the country. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

GOP Senators Suggest Bill To Repeal Health Law ‘Dead’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The initial GOP bill to repeal and replace the nation’s health law is probably “dead” and President Donald Trump’s proposal to just repeal it appears to be a “non-starter,” two moderate Republican senators indicated Sunday as their party scrambled to salvage ...

Bellaire Stop Signs Tricky For Some Motorists

BELLAIRE — Heeding new stop signs takes some getting used to — even for a police chief tasked with enforcing the traffic law. A few weeks ago, the village of Bellaire installed stop signs at intersections on Belmont Street to help slow down motorists. Slowing them down is expected to ...

Sanders Urges W.Va. To Oppose GOP Health Plan

By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders took the fight against a Republican health care overhaul to a key lawmaker’s home state on Sunday, urging West Virginia’s GOP senator to resist pressure from any last-minute deal making aimed at rescuing the ...

Morrisey running for U.S. Senate

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey revealed early this afternoon that he is running for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. Morrisey has scheduled a formal announcement for 5 p.m. in Harpers Ferry. The attorney general's announcement means Morrisey is the ...

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Wheeling Deputy Police Chief Martin Kimball enters a cruiser. He said a lack of human resources within the department hinders its effectiveness.

With Vacancies at Hand, Wheeling Considers Police Staffing

WHEELING — Deputy Police Chief Martin Kimball said the Wheeling Police Department typically does not employ the full number of officers City Council funds each year, so the five vacancies stretching human resources are nothing unusual. “It’s been an ongoing problem. We’ve been ...

Wheeling-Ohio County Needle Exchange Program Sees Sharp Increase

WHEELING — More than 8,300 new syringes have been distributed in nearly two years of operation for the Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health Department’s needle exchange program. Nearly 6,000 of the clean needles have been given out in the past nine months — more than double the number ...

Bhumi Bhat, daughter of Sundari Devidasi of New Vrindaban, wears colorful attire during the Ratha Yatra chariot parade.

Chariot Festival Wakes Up Downtown Wheeling

WHEELING — Downtown Wheeling can get a little sleepy on the weekends when its commuters are gone — but on Saturday it got a big dose of color, music and dancing thanks to the Ratha Yatra festival. The festival’s chariot parade was a spectacle for anyone willing to watch. The procession, ...

W.Va. Road Bond Election To Cost $2.8 Million

WHEELING — A special election this fall that could lead to nearly $3 billion in road projects across West Virginia will cost the state about $2.8 million — and it will all be done on paper, according to the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office. A constitutional amendment asking ...

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Members of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra perform an Independence Day show at Heritage Port.

State Funding Cuts Hit Wrong Chord With Some in Wheeling

WHEELING — Many local events will be facing cutbacks as the West Virginia Legislature has cut funding to fairs and festivals by 20 percent for fiscal year 2018. And no county in the state gets more fairs and festivals funding than Ohio County, according to Delegate Erikka Storch, ...

A $755,000 stormwater             project on Main Street in           downtown Wheeling remains halted because            contractors need “custom-made manholes” to cross a 20-inch water main, according to city Public Works Director Russell Jebbia.

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Main Street Storm Sewer Project Hits Snag in Downtown Wheeling

WHEELING —Public Works Director Russell Jebbia said “custom-made manholes” are needed to restart the stalled $755,000 downtown Wheeling stormwater project, which officials intend to stretch from Wheeling Creek to The Health Plan headquarters along Main Street. Meanwhile, he hopes to ...

Several Charged In Murder of Bellaire Man

WHEELING — Three men are behind bars, charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of Joshua Gorayeb in Bellaire. Meanwhile, two women — one of whom also is charged with murder — remain at large with warrants out for their arrests in connection with the June 7 shooting, ...

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., accompanied by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. West Virginia likes to say it’s “Almost Heaven.” Less idyllic is the spot its Republican senator, Shelley Moore Capito, is in as she decides whether to back her party’s effort to bulldoze Democrat Barack Obama’s health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Capito In Tough Spot Over Health Law

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia likes to say it’s “almost heaven.” Less idyllic is the spot its Republican senator, Shelley Moore Capito, is in as she decides whether to back her party’s effort to bulldoze Democrat Barack Obama’s health care law. Capito’s home state has ...

President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit, Friday, July 7, 2017, in Hamburg. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump Confronts Putin on Election Hacking in Their First Meeting

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — At long last face to face, President Donald Trump confronted Russian President Vladimir Putin directly Friday over Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign, as the two leaders sought to use their historic first meeting to move past the issue and forge ...

Suspect Arrested in Gorayeb Shooting Death

Wheeling Police arrested Thomas Earl Grubba, 34, early today in Wheeling, who is wanted out of Belmont County in connection with the shooting death Joshua Gorayeb 34, of Wheeling in May. At about 1:50 a.m. today, Wheeling Police officers arrested Grubba,also of Wheeling, in the area of 20th ...

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Peeling paint is evident at the Jensen Playground on Wheeling Island. City leaders plan to spend $100,000 worth of federal Community Development Block Grant money to renovate the playground.

Recreation, Infrastructure Highlight Wheeling’s CDBG Plan

WHEELING — City leaders plan to use $100,000 worth of federal Community Development Block Grant money to renovate a Wheeling Island playground, along with another $100,000 to replace 14 fire hydrants and $266,000 for 10 new water line valves. Wheeling officials hope to make the most of the ...

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Wheeling Area Underwater Special Tactics Team crews search the back channel of the Ohio River for boater Jerry Dowd Jr. on Wednesday. A body believed to be Dowd was found in the river Thursday afternoon.

Body Found in Ohio River River; Believed To Be Missing Boater

WHEELING — After more than 18 hours of searching over two days, crews discovered a body in the Ohio River on Thursday afternoon believed to be that of missing boater Jerry Dowd Jr. With the aid of sonar, the Wheeling Area Underwater Special Tactics Team and Ohio Search and Rescue made the ...

W.Va. Among States Most Harmed by GOP Health Care Plan

WHEELING — West Virginia ranks sixth in the nation among states projected to be harmed the most under Senate Republicans’ proposed health care plan, according to a new report. In an article released by the Economic Policy Institute and titled “Health Care’s Biggest Losers,” Max B. ...