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Repairs Not Proving To Be a Walk in the Park in Wheeling

WHEELING — City leaders said they will unveil the cost of reopening the closed East Wheeling dog park before the end of this week, but before applying any new topsoil or sod to the surface, they plan to spray herbicide to kill the grass. “I would hope nothing would would be put down that ...

Gloves Off In West Virginia U.S. Senate Debate

CHARLESTON (AP) — Three Republican Senate candidates took turns going after each other in a nationally televised debate, with Rep. Evan Jenkins accusing state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey of bringing “New Jersey values” to West Virginia, and Morrisey deriding Jenkins’ past as a ...

Attorney: Mueller Considered Subpoena

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team raised the prospect of issuing a grand jury subpoena to compel President Donald Trump to testify as part of the Russia probe, the president’s former attorney said Tuesday. Attorney John Dowd told The Associated Press that ...

Local Races Are Generating Interest Among Marshall County Voters

MOUNDSVILLE — It has been said “all politics is local,” and it’s the local races in Marshall County municipalities that have residents talking, according to County Clerk Jan Pest. Voters go to the polls Tuesday across West Virginia. Early voting for the primary election continues today ...

Volkswagen to Pay $2.6M

CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia has reached a $2.65 million settlement with Volkswagen AG and two of its affiliates in a lawsuit over the automaker’s emissions-rigging scandal, state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Tuesday. Morrisey announced the settlement with Volkswagen and ...

Two-Way Traffic Plan Drives Discussion in Wheeling

WHEELING — As employees of The Health Plan who relocated from St. Clairsville earlier this year, Jenny Samsa and Rene Henry enjoy working in downtown Wheeling — but they have no idea why Mayor Glenn Elliott wants to allow two-way traffic on Main and Market streets. “I think that’s a ...

McMechen Officials Crafting an Evacuation Plan

McMECHEN — More than a week after first calling a municipal state of emergency, the city is working on an exit plan for its residents in case landslides and flooding force an evacuation. The state of emergency continued to persist through Monday, as city clerk Julie Bratton said the hillside ...

Powerline Park Closes in St. Clairsville

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A privately owned ATV park where a Pennsylvania firefighter died nearly two years ago has closed. Powerline Park, located about 4 miles west of the Ohio Valley Mall off Hammond Road at 69560 Lee Road, announced on its website that the park has been unable to secure enough ...

Brooke, Hancock Voters See Crowded Board of Ed Races

WELLSBURG — Races for board of education are bringing voters to the polls in Brooke and Hancock counties for the May 8 primary election. Three board members are to be elected in both counties, with eight candidates on the ballot in Brooke County and six in Hancock. The candidates in Hancock ...

Amazing Raise Tally Continues To Grow

WHEELING —The Amazing Raise Ohio Valley had achieved 20 percent of its $500,000 goal by late morning, near the midpoint of today’s 24-hour online giving event. Donations to participating nonprofit groups reached the $100,000 mark shortly before 11 a.m., with 13 hours left to go in the ...

Amazing Raise Ohio Valley Seeks $500,000 Tuesday

WHEELING — Organizers of the Amazing Raise Ohio Valley hope to raise a record-breaking amount of $500,000 on Tuesday, exceeding the 2017 collection by 17.5 percent. The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley is holding the fifth annual all-day event, with 105 Ohio Valley nonprofit ...

S. Korea to Remove Propaganda Speakers

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea will remove propaganda-broadcasting loudspeakers from the border with North Korea this week, officials said Monday, as the rivals move to follow through with their leaders’ summit declaration that produced reconciliation steps without a breakthrough in the ...

Body Found Near River on Wheeling Island

WHEELING — Police continue to investigate after a body was discovered late Sunday afternoon along the Ohio River at the southern tip of Wheeling Island. A fisherman reported seeing the body at about 4:50 p.m. Sunday. Police responded, and members of the Wheeling Fire Department also came to ...

North Korea Says It’ll Give Up Nukes on One Condition

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told his South Korean counterpart at their historic summit that he would be willing to give up his nuclear weapons if the U.S. commits to a formal end to the Korean War and a pledge not to attack the North, Seoul officials said ...

Belmont County Health Department Mapping Overdoses

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Nearly 170 people reported overdoses to Belmont County 911 within the past year. The Belmont County Health Department used an online mapping tool to illustrate just how many overdose reports the county received between April 11, 2017, and April 11 of this year. The agency ...

Two Contested Primaries for Belmont County Commission

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Six people are campaigning in hopes of securing a seat on the Belmont County Board of Commissioners. Four candidates are in the running for the Democrat nomination in the May 8 primary election, with three people challenging the incumbent in the May 8 race. Meanwhile, two ...

Sprint, T-Mobile Have to Sell $26.5B Deal to Antitrust Cops

NEW YORK (AP) — To gain approval for their $26.5 billion merger agreement, T-Mobile and Sprint aim to convince antitrust regulators that there is plenty of competition for wireless service beyond Verizon and AT&T. The deal announced Sunday would combine the nation’s third- and ...

Ohio County Voters To See BOE Race, Issues

WHEELING — Ohio County Schools Superintendent Kim Miller said “the timing is right” for county voters to approve a $42.2 million bond issue to help make the district’s schools safer, more energy efficient and structured for 21st century learning. “It’s the right time to do ...

Stolen New Martinsville Police Cruiser Crashed by Suspect

NEW MARTINSVILLE — A man arrested for grand larceny in Wetzel County is facing additional charges after stealing and wrecking the police cruiser that was to transport him to jail. Wetzel County Sheriff Mike Koontz said Joseph Tyler Marcum, 28, is facing two counts of grand larceny and ...