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Ohio County BOE Moves Closer to $42.2M Bond

WHEELING — Ohio County Board of Education members Friday moved closer to putting a $42.2 million bond issue before county voters this spring. The board brought together bond counsel, financial experts and contractors for a work session Friday to discuss the school district’s initiative ...

Utopia Pipeline Sending Ohio Valley Ethane to Canada

WHEELING — After hundreds of eminent domain lawsuits, several route adjustments and at least $500 million worth of investments, Kinder Morgan is pumping Marcellus and Utica shale ethane from the Cadiz area to Michigan for export to Canada via the Utopia Pipeline. Despite continuing ...

Trump Denies News Report That He Ordered Mueller To Be Fired

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump demanded the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller last June but backed down after White House lawyer Don McGahn threatened to resign, according to a New York Times report that Trump quickly dismissed Friday as “fake news.” The newspaper ...

School Resource Officers Break Up Fight at Wheeling Park High Today

By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer WHEELING -- Ohio County Schools communication coordinator Gabe Wells confirmed school resource officers broke up a fight that occurred today at lunchtime between two students at Wheeling Park High School. It is believed the fight is connected to racial tension ...

Crime Reporting Rises in Wheeling

WHEELING — Sex offenses, drug overdoses and crimes involving guns all increased in Wheeling from 2016 to 2017, according to figures released Thursday by the city’s police department. Total arrests increased about 36 percent from year to year, while overall calls for service dropped by ...

West Virginia Firefighters Could Be Packing Heat

WHEELING — Legislation permitting properly trained first responders to carry firearms unanimously passed the West Virginia House of Delegates Thursday, and is now on its way to the Senate. House Bill 2916, introduced by Delegate David Pethtel, D-Wetzel, would allow emergency service ...

No Gun Match In Bellaire Murder Case

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — David Carl Kinney’s murder trial in the death of Brad McGarry will go forward with jury selection Monday after the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation determined a gun found along Ohio 7 was not used in the fatal shooting. Belmont County Prosecutor Dan Fry said the ...

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Enters Race For U.S. Senate 

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey officially filed Thursday to run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Joe Manchin. Morrisey, of Harpers Ferry, joins four other Republicans who have so far filed for the Senate: Don Blankenship, Bo Copley, U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins ...

Rocky Road May Lie Ahead for Infrastructure Plan

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will soon release its long-anticipated public works plan, trying to fulfill a campaign pledge but set to fall short of some ambitious goals. As a candidate, Donald Trump promised to generate at least $1 trillion in infrastructure spending. As ...

President ‘Would Love’ to Face Mueller Questions — Under Oath

By ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared late Wednesday he’s “looking forward” to being questioned — under oath — in the special counsel’s probe of Russian election interference and possible Trump obstruction in the firing ...

Driver Dead After Cameron Tanker Truck Crash

CAMERON — Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies confirm that the driver of a tanker truck which slammed in a residence Tuesday night has died, though it was not believed to be from injuries sustained in the crash. Around 8:20 p.m. Tuesday evening, deputies received a 911 call about a water ...

Marshall County Commissioner’s Road Measure Will Get Another Opportunity

WHEELING — A bill that would allow counties to undertake major road construction projects — such as the expansion of Interstate 68 into Marshall County — is back in the West Virginia Legislature. Senate Bill 295 would allow authorizing the assessment and collection of fees by counties to ...

Bill Would Expand Sex Assault Victims’ Rights in West Virginia

CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia’s Senate unanimously voted Wednesday to establish rights for sex assault victims that include having someone accompany them to medical exams and police interviews, having their rape kits tested and preserved and being able to obtain the results. DNA is ...

Scientists in China Clone Monkeys; Are Humans Next?

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time, researchers have used the cloning technique that produced Dolly the sheep to create healthy monkeys, bringing science an important step closer to being able to do the same with humans. Since Dolly’s birth in 1996, scientists have cloned nearly two dozen ...

President Donald Trump ‘Looks Forward’ To Russia Questioning

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared late Wednesday he’s “looking forward” to being questioned — under oath — in the special counsel’s probe of Russian election interference and possible Trump obstruction in the firing of the FBI director. Trump said he would be ...

Police Respond to Threat Amid Tensions at Wheeling Park High School

WHEELING — Extra law enforcement officers were on hand at Wheeling Park High School on Wednesday in response to social media posts suggesting the potential for violence at the school. Ohio County Schools Assistant Superintendent Rick Jones confirmed extra officers — many of whom also ...

Threat Of Gun at Wheeling Park High School

WHEELING — Extra law enforcement officers were on hand at Wheeling Park High School this morning in response to social media posts suggesting possible violence at the school. Ohio County Schools Assistant Superintendent Rick Jones confirmed extra officers — many of whom also serve as ...