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Dog Park Closed Due to Weather Conditions

Fitzsimmons Family Dog Park Temporarily Closed WHEELING --The amount of rainfall the Ohio Valley has been experiencing in recent days is taking a toll on the surface at the City's Fitzsimmons Family Dog Park resulting in the closure of the facility until further notice, city officials reported ...

Trump Sets Sights on Senate Gains

MACON, Ga. (AP) — President Donald Trump appeared to distance himself from the fate of House Republican candidates Sunday as he devotes his final two days before Tuesday’s midterm elections to helping Senate and gubernatorial candidates. Speaking to reporters as he left the White House ...

Village of Barnesville Police Officers Honored for Lifesaving Acts

BARNESVILLE — Village officials honored three members of the Barnesville Police Department last week with official commendations for their quick response and decisive actions that saved lives during two separate incidents. Mayor Dale Bunting issued the official commendations to Sgt. Matthew ...

Echemann Makes Bid for Thomas’ Seat on Belmont County Commission

The race for a seat on the Belmont County Board of Commissioners is nearing its end as the county looks forward to increased activity in the oil and gas industry and a possible ethane cracker plant in the Shadyside area. Another current challenge is maintaining the county budget in the face ...

W.Va. Early Vote Ends With Strong Turnout

WHEELING — Early voting season ended Saturday in West Virginia, with Northern Panhandle counties posting strong turnout numbers. Five counties had at least double the number of early ballots submitted for the May 6 primary election, while one — Hancock County — tripled the number of ...

Hundreds Make The Trek For Veterans in Downtown Wheeling

WHEELING — A little more than 500 people made the 6-mile trek Saturday through Wheeling to raise money for veterans. The Lois Stobbs Memorial Veterans 10k Run/Walk is a USA Track & Field sanctioned race. Runners began at 8:30 a.m. at Bridge Street Middle School and traveled along ...

WVNCC Holds Open House in Wheeling

WHEELING — Prospective students toured West Virginia Northern Community College during a tailgate themed open house Saturday. The event was held from 9:30 until noon on all three campuses. WVNCC Director of Marketing David Barnhardt said this was the first year in a long time the ...

Morrisey Makes Last-Minute Stop in Weirton

WEIRTON — Patrick Morrisey made a last-minute stop Saturday afternoon in the Ohio Valley to promote his campaign for U.S. Senate. Morrisey, the Republican candidate hoping to unseat incumbent Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., to represent the Mountain State, spent time meeting with residents at ...

Child Porn Suspect Arrested

WASHINGTON, Pa. — Two Belmont County residents who had been on the run from law enforcement since mid-October are now in custody. Wesley Alan Burgde, 46, reportedly left the area with his two children and their mother after detectives found evidence of child pornography in his Flushing ...

Trump Makes Final West Virginia Election Push

HUNTINGTON — It’s the final countdown for candidates, and President Donald Trump made one last plea to West Virginia’s voters to send people he can work with to Washington, D.C. Trump flew into Huntington Tri-State Airport on Friday afternoon for his third visit to the Mountain State ...

U.S. Marshals apprehend Flushing couple

WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Wesley Alan Burdge and Tabitha Gallagher are in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service after they were apprehended in Washington, Pennsylvania, overnight. Belmont County Sheriff David Lucas said the couple, who fled from Flushing with their two children in mid-October, ...

United Steelworkers, ArcelorMittal Have Tentative Deal

WEIRTON — The United Steelworkers and ArcelorMittal have reached a tentative four-year labor agreement, according to information released by the labor union and the company. According to a statement by ArcelorMittal, the agreement, if ratified, would cover about 12,000 USW-represented ...

Moundsville Voters Will Decide Pair of Contested Council Races

MOUNDSVILLE — Voters in Moundsville will see council races on their ballots when they go to the polls Tuesday. Contested races are happening in the 4th Ward and for an at-large council seat. Voters across the city will select the at-large council member from among Carl Jerry Gilbert, ...

Gangster is 2nd Whitey Bulger slaying suspect, official says

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — A law enforcement official says a second inmate under suspicion in Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger's prison killing is a Massachusetts man convicted of conspiring to kill a teenager to keep her from talking ...

Manchin, Morrisey Meet Face to Face in U.S. Senate Debate

MORGANTOWN — With just five days before the general election, the Democratic and Republican candidates for U.S. Senate finally had their only face-to-face debate on the issues of the day. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Republican state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey met in Morgantown ...

Feds: Pain Doctor Roland Chalifoux To Pay $28,000 Restitution

WHEELING — The U.S. Attorney's Office confirmed that it has dropped charges against a pain management physician from McMechen, but it also said the doctor has agreed to pay restitution and be on probation for one year. U.S. Attorney Bill Powell’s office released a statement Thursday saying ...