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Attorneys: Feds To Drop Charges Against Pain Doctor Roland Chalifoux

WHEELING — Attorneys for Dr. Roland Chalifoux said federal prosecutors have filed a written motion to dismiss pending health care fraud charges against the physician, who owns Valley Pain Management in McMechen. The charges against Chalifoux, 58, of St. Clairsville, had alleged health care ...

West Virginia Seeing Strong Early Vote Turnout

CHARLESTON — The first six days of early voting this year have already surpassed early voting in the last midterm election. According to data from the Secretary of State’s Office, 90,821 registered voters have cast ballots in courthouses and designated polling locations across West ...

Arrest Warrant Issued In Child Porn Case

FLUSHING — The search continues for a Flushing man accused of pandering child pornography and on the run with his two children, and a warrant has been issued for the children’s mother as well. Tabitha Gallagher, 38, is now wanted by law enforcement on a warrant for obstruction of ...

Diocese of Steubenville Releases List of Priests Accused of Abuse

STEUBENVILLE – The Diocese of Steubenville has released this morning the names of 16 priests and a seminarian who have been credibly accused or admitted to sexual abuse of a minor and removed from active ministry. The list dates back to the beginning of the formation of the diocese in 1944, ...

Spike in Property Values Has Belmont County Residents Heated

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — An angry crowd filled the first floor of the Belmont County Courthouse and commissioners’ office Tuesday as property owners who said they believe their real estate values have been increased excessively looked for answers from assessors. The assessors held informal ...

Steubenville Bishop Releases Names of Priests Accused of Abuse

Compiled by Staff STEUBENVILLE – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville today voluntarily released the names of 16 priests and a seminarian who have been credibly accused or admitted to sexual abuse of a minor and removed from active ministry. At least two of the priests named — H. ...

Party Leaders Rally Their Base at Ohio County GOP Headquarters in Wheeling

WHEELING — Republicans in West Virginia “have the Trump card” to play this election year, according to U.S. Senate GOP nominee Patrick Morrisey. Morrisey joined other Republican candidates on the ticket in next week’s election for a get-out-the-vote event at the Ohio County Republican ...

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STEUBENVILLE – The Diocese of Steubenville has released this morning the names of 16 priests and a seminarian who have been credibly accused or admitted to sexual abuse of a minor and removed from active ministry. The list dates back to the beginning of the formation of the diocese in 1944, ...

Bell Tolls in Wheeling for Fallen Firefighters

WHEELING — The Wheeling firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered Monday afternoon with a ceremony by the Wheeling Fire Department. Following a prayer of remembrance by the Rev. Darrell Cummings, Wheeling Fire Chief Larry Helms spoke briefly of the dangers ...

Senior Status Judge Arthur Recht of Wheeling Dies at 80

WHEELING — The late Judge Arthur Recht’s peers remember him as a man with a strong force of personality alongside a strong mind. Recht died Sunday night at Wheeling Hospital after suffering a stroke at the age of 80. After receiving news of Recht’s passing, U.S. Magistrate Judge James ...

Diocese of Steubenville Suspends Priest, Says He Admitted Sex Abuse

STEUBENVILLE — A priest who served multiple areas of East Ohio is suspended from the ministry after he admitted to sexual contact with and abuse of a minor, according to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville. Bishop Jeffrey M. Monforton revoked all ministerial faculties from the Rev. ...

Wheeling Officials Make Final Push for Public Safety Levy

WHEELING — City officials made one last push Monday night for a $22 million levy that would lead to the construction of a public safety building in downtown Wheeling. With the Nov. 6 general election just one week away, the Wheeling police and fire departments hosted a town hall forum at ...

Censured Justice Beth Walker Tapped as High Court’s Next Chief

CHARLESTON — The only justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to face an impeachment trial will be the new chief justice starting next year. Justice Beth Walker will take over as chief justice of the state’s highest court starting Jan. 1. She was chosen by her fellow justices ...

PEIA Task Force Subcommittee Looks at Drug Costs, Border Issues

CHARLESTON — A subcommittee of the task force looking at how to reform the Public Employees Insurance Agency has the unenviable job of looking at ways to improve health plans to save money but also deliver the services public employees expect. The Coverage and Plan Subcommittee of the PEIA ...

Arkansas Man Arrested After Shots Fired In Pine Grove

PINE GROVE — Valley High School was locked down for a short time Monday afternoon due to an alleged domestic violence situation that involved shots fired in Pine Grove, near the school. James Willis Bright II, 60, of Arkansas, was arrested and faces a charge of attempted murder. Sheriff ...