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Volunteers Prepare to Clean Up Weeks Cemetery in Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT — A local cemetery is in need of some “TLC,” and local residents are stepping up and volunteering their time to fix it. Bridgeport residents and volunteers led by Tim Smith and his wife, Anna, are looking for additional volunteers to aid them as they provide that tender ...

Girl Injured in Shooting in Steubenville Dies

STEUBENVILLE — A 3-year-old girl who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a September shooting in Steubenville died Saturday, according to authorities. Brylee West, 18, of Steubenville, was charged in connection with the shooting of a mother and her daughter on Sept. 24. Mahogany A. Luke, ...

Sanders, liberals, out with bill to cancel student debt

By LAURIE KELLMAN and ELANA SCHOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Days before the first Democratic presidential debates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and House progressives rolled out legislation to cancel all student debt, going farther than a signature proposal by Sen. Elizabeth Warren as ...

AEP Upgrading Power Lines in Marshall County

MOUNDSVILLE — Crews worked to remove power lines and towers near the Moundsville Bridge last week as American Electric Power continues making investments and upgrades to its transmission capabilities in Marshall County while preparing for future “load growth and economic development” in ...

Teachers, Student To Learn About Holocaust During Poland Trip

WHEELING — Three teachers and a student from Ohio County are on their way to an international learning experience in Poland focusing on World War II and the Holocaust’s effect on the country. Wheeling Park High School art teacher Russ Schultz; his wife, Bridge Street Middle School music ...

W.Va. Senate Returns For Special Session

CHARLESTON — Taking the baton from the House of Delegates, the state Senate will resume the special session for education betterment this week. Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, announced Friday that senators will return to Charleston at 5 p.m. today. The Senate will ...

Happy 170th, Wheeling Suspension Bridge!

WHEELING — Speaking in character of Charles Ellet Jr., designer as the historic Wheeling Suspension Bridge, Travis Henline, museum project manager for Wheeling Heritage, told a lunchtime crowd who gathered on 12th Street near at Wheeling’s waterfront Saturday about the “crown jewel” ...

Compromise Reached on Education Reform and Charter Schools in W.Va.

CHARLESTON — The third time could be the charm with the passage of the House of Delegate’s education omnibus which allows for three charter schools every three years after three groups — the House, the state Senate, and the governor — came to an agreement. The Senate is expected to ...

WVU Professor’s Book ‘Up In Arms’ Takes a Look At Militia Uprisings

Morgantown author John Temple watched from afar more than five years ago as a standoff over federal grazing fees in a barren corner of Nevada became a flashpoint for the militia movement. The West Virginia University journalism professor, who has published three other non-fiction books over ...

Wheeling Making Progress On Garage, Safety Building

WHEELING — The city is making progress on its two largest projects and aims to finish new rounds of planning within about three weeks. After considering new properties for both a parking garage to supplement the rehabilitation of the Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Building as well as a public ...

Gateway Clipper Cruise Canceled at Heritage Port Today

WHEELING — An untimely deluge this week raised the Ohio River beyond safe levels for the Gateway Clipper Riverboat Cruise, which was to be held today, leading to the event being canceled. As part of the Wheeling Suspension Bridge 170th Birthday Celebration and Fireworks event, the riverboat ...

Wheeling Suspension Bridge 170th Anniversary Celebrated

WHEELING — Speaking in character of Charles Ellet Jr., designer as the historic Wheeling Suspension Bridge, Travis Henline, museum project manager for Wheeling Heritage, told a lunchtime crowd who gathered on 12th Street near at Wheeling’s waterfront Saturday about the “crown jewel” ...

Hiring Event Planned for Affected Koppers Workers in Follansbee

FOLLANSBEE — Help is on the way for the almost 50 employees set to be affected by Koppers’ decision to close down its operations in the Upper Ohio Valley. Earlier this month, Koppers announced its plans to shut down its Follansbee plant, leaving 48 employees heading for the ...

Weirton Medical Center Suing Compliance Consultant

WEIRTON — Weirton Medical Center is suing R&V Associates, its compliance consultant, alleging company officials attempted to tamper with witnesses and evidence and intimidate the hospital’s board of directors after it launched an independent internal investigation into R&V’s ...

West Virginia University Extends President’s Contract

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Gordon Gee is staying on as president of West Virginia University. The college on Friday announced its governing board has extended Gee’s contract through 2024. Gee’s $800,000 per year salary will stay fixed under the contract extension. His current contract ...

McMechen Cleans Up After Overnight Flash Flood

MCMECHEN — Cleanup was underway in the southern end of McMechen on Thursday morning after flash flooding hit the area overnight. City crews worked to clear mud and debris covering streets near Jim’s Run and Reilly Hill Road throughout the day, the area most impacted by the ...

Independence Hall Celebration Marks State’s Founding

Ed Phillips, a volunteer at Independence Hall in Wheeling, reads President Abraham Lincoln’s proclamation announcing West Virginia as the 35th state in the Union during a special birthday ceremony Thursday.