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Hard Cases Abound in Fight Against Heroin

CHICAGO (AP) — The van was coming for Richard Rivera, but it was taking a long time. He waited inside the entrance of Saint Anthony Hospital where he had spent the past three days getting off heroin. His next stop: a sober-living facility. As his addiction counselor, DeValle Williams, kept ...

High Court Allows Full Travel Ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries. This is not a final ruling on the travel ban: Challenges to the policy are winding through the federal courts, ...

Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries. The justices, with two dissenting votes, said Monday that the policy can take ...

Downtown Wheeling Sewer Project Will Stretch Into New Year

WHEELING — After nearly one year of work, contractors building the $755,000 stormwater separation through Main Street have advanced from Wheeling Creek to the 1200 block, but they still must reach the south end of The Health Plan headquarters building to finish the project. “Some time next ...

Wheeling City Council to Vote on Snow Removal Issue

WHEELING — Members of the public can voice their opinions on Wheeling City Council’s $175 per labor hour fee associated with the sidewalk snow removal mandate, as well as the plan to use $4 million to upgrade the Center Wheeling Parking Garage, during a pair of Tuesday public ...

Murray: Tax Plan Would Cost Firm $60M

WHEELING —Murray Energy Corp. Chairman, President and CEO Robert Murray said the U.S. Senate’s version of the federal tax reform bill will increase his company’s taxes by $60 million per year. “Undoubtedly, the Senate’s so-called tax reform will cause even more coal companies to file ...

Concerns Over Exposure Could Ban Opioids In Courtrooms

BOSTON (AP) — The potency of certain opioid painkillers has Massachusetts’ judiciary considering whether to ban the substances from being brought into courtrooms as evidence — a move some experts say is driven by a misunderstanding of the real dangers. The chief justice of the ...

Mitch McConnell: No Government Shutdown Expected This Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Testing the resolve of Democrats, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared Sunday there won’t be a government shutdown this week over the question of protecting immigrants brought to the country illegally as children, describing it as a “non-emergency” to be ...

Trump Lashes Out At FBI in Series of Tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump launched a fresh attack Sunday on the credibility of his own FBI, responding to revelations that an FBI agent was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating Russian election meddling because of anti-Trump text messages. Trump, ...

Family Sues Over Drilling Fluid Spill Near Home in Glencoe

GLENCOE — Scarcely more than 1-month-old on Oct. 19, tiny Amelia Gantzer couldn’t have been ready for pipeline contractors to surround her home with noisy trucks, machines and hoses for about a month to clean up a drilling fluid spill. Ohio Environmental Protection Agency spokesman James ...

Officials: Wheeling Island Stadium Is Safer Than Ever

WHEELING — As football fans entered Wheeling Island Stadium for the West Virginia Super Six High School Football Championship games this weekend, most probably failed to recognize the sections where concrete panels broke and plummeted to the ground earlier this year. That’s because Ohio ...

Ohio County Schools Looking at Bond Levy for Building Upgrades

WHEELING — Ohio County Schools officials are discussing a possible bond issue that could lead to facility and technology improvements in school buildings, and West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Steven Paine is encouraging their efforts. That bond issue could go before voters as soon as ...

Trump Denies Russia Collusion

WASHINGTON (AP) — More smoke but no smoking gun. Michael Flynn’s guilty plea Friday revealed a new layer of lies unearthed by the far-reaching investigation into ties between President Donald Trump and Russia, and put heightened scrutiny on the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. But ...

Senate OKs tax bill as Trump, GOP near big legislative win

By ALAN FRAM, MARCY GORDON and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans pushed a nearly $1.5 trillion tax bill through the Senate early Saturday after a burst of eleventh-hour horse trading, as a party starved all year for a major legislative triumph took a giant ...

McMechen Receives $6.65M for Water Plant

The city of McMechen was selected to receive $6.65 million in federal rural development funding to build a new water treatment plant and other upgrades for the water system. As part of a larger program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the multi-million dollar loan will be used by the ...

U.S. Attorney William J. Powell Takes Oath of Office

MARTINSBURG — After taking his formal oath of office Friday, U.S. Attorney William J. “Bill” Powell, of Martinsburg, said, “Now, I look forward to getting to work.” Some of that work will include paying “special attention” to violent crime and the drug crisis in the state, ...

Dunmyer Named Chief Of OVMC in Wheeling

WHEELING — The Governing Board of Ohio Valley Medical Center has named Daniel C. Dunmyer as chief executive officer, effective Dec. 18. Dunmyer has more than 30 years of senior-level health care executive experience, including CEO positions in South Carolina, North Carolina and West ...

West Virginia Chief Justice Sends Furniture to Warehouse

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The chief justice of West Virginia’s highest court has been parting with furniture this week. State workers on Thursday took a desk from Justice Allen Loughry’s Charleston home to a Supreme Court warehouse. On Monday, Loughry had court employees take a leather ...

Flynn Admits To Collusion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Flynn, the retired general who vigorously campaigned at Donald Trump’s side and then served as his first national security adviser, pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about reaching out to the Russians on Trump’s behalf and said members of the ...