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D-Day at 75: Nations Honor Veterans, Memory of Fallen

OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — With silent remembrance and respect, nations honored the fallen and the singular bravery of all Allied troops who sloshed through bloodied water to the beaches of Normandy 75 years ago on D-Day, the assault that portended the fall of Hitler’s Third Reich. French ...

Jim Justice Company, Federal Officials Agree to $1.23M Contempt Penalty

CHARLESTON — One of the companies owned by Gov. Jim Justice is coming to the rescue of another company that faced an ultimatum Thursday to explain how it planned to pay a massive contempt penalty. According to an order filed Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West ...

Moundsville Man Pleads Guilty To Sexual Abuse

MOUNDSVILLE — A Moundsville man pleaded guilty Thursday morning to sexually abusing a young girl in late 2017. Shadoe Stewart, 28, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree sexual abuse in Marshall County Circuit Court and was remanded to the West Virginia Divisions of Corrections ...

Wheeling Heritage Celebrating 25 Years With Upcoming Event

WHEELING — An event celebrating Wheeling Heritage’s accomplishments across its 25-year history is set for next week. The Wheeling Heritage 25th Anniversary Celebration at the Capitol Theatre on Thursday will start at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails, refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. Jazz ...

Benwood’s Angelo Jafrate Was Among Troops Who Hit Utah Beach

WHEELING — Benwood native Angelo Jafrate remembers that day 75 years ago today when, at barely age 21, he was among the U.S. Army troops who hit the shores of Utah Beach at Normandy, France during the D-Day battle. Jafrate, now 96 and a resident of Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Wheeling, ...

D-Day: 75 Years Later

ON OMAHA BEACH, France — All at once, Charles Shay tried to stanch the bleeding from a ripped-open stomach, dull the pain with morphine and soothe the mind of a dying fellow American army medic. It was a tall order for a 19-year-old who had just set foot on the European mainland for the first ...

Authorities Recommend Going After Gov. Justice, Son for Contempt Penalty

CHARLESTON — Labeling the company a “shell,” federal investigators are recommending that the courts ignore Justice Energy Co. and go directly after Gov. Jim Justice and his son instead. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia filed a motion Wednesday ...

D-DAY’S FIGHTERS, HELPERS, VICTIMS

The D-Day invasion that helped change the course of World War II was unprecedented in scale and audacity. As veterans and world leaders commemorate the 75th anniversary of the operation, here’s a look at some details of D-Day: WHO TOOK PART Nearly 160,000 Allied troops landed in ...

Report: Bransfield Paid $350,000 to Fellow Priests, Cardinals

WHEELING -- A Washington Post report, citing confidential Vatican records, shows that former Wheeling-Charleston Diocese bishop Michael Bransfield paid $350,000 to other clergy -- some of whom he allegedly harassed -- from his personal account and then was reimbursed by the diocese. The Post ...

Archbishop Lori: Bransfield Used Diocesan Funds for Personal Gain

WHEELING -- Former Wheeling-Charleston Diocese Bishop Michael Bransield "engaged in a patter of excessive and inappropriate spending" of diocesan funds during his 13-year tenure as bishop, a letter released today by Archbishop William Lori. Bransfield initiated and completed extensive and ...

Lori: Bishop’s Residence in Wheeling to Be Sold

Read Archbishop Lori's letter here WHEELING -- Following Tuesday's revelation that former Wheeling-Charleston Diocese bishop Michael Bransfield had used diocesan funds for his personal gain, Archbishop William Lori said the bishop's residence, located in Wheeling's Parkview neighborhood ...

As D-Day anniversary approaches, veterans remember, go back

By REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press As the wave of troops sailed toward Omaha Beach in the early morning of June 6, 1944, Frank DeVita could hear the German machine gun fire striking the outside of his landing craft . His job was to lower the ramp when the craft got to the beach and then ...

97-year-old American D-Day veteran parachutes into Normandy again

CARENTAN, France (AP) — Parachutists are jumping over Normandy again, just as soldiers did 75 years ago for D-Day — but this time without being shot at. Engines throbbing, C-47 transport planes dropped group after group of parachutists, a couple of hundred in all - including a 97-year-old ...

Robert Herron Returns to City Manager Role in Wheeling

WHEELING — City Manager Robert Herron was once again seated with Wheeling City Council at the body’s meeting Tuesday after being reinstated in his position with the city following his DUI arrest nearly three months ago. Herron resumed his duties as city manager May 28 after council voted ...

New Program To Discourage Opioid Abuse by College Athletes

PARKERSBURG — Education officials throughout West Virginia are teaming up to help students “Be A Game Changer” in the fight against opioid addiction. Officials held a press conference Tuesday at the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission to announce the WVSSAC-MVB Bank ...