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W.Va. Auditor: $1M Wasted on Lease of Unused Building

CHARLESTON — The State of West Virginia continued to pay on a lease 32 months after the agency left the property, resulting in approximately $1 million wasted, according to the State Auditor’s Office. State Auditor J.B. McCuskey gave members of GATE — the Joint Government ...

FanDuel makes first sports wagering deal at The Greenbrier

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia resort owned by Gov. Jim Justice has chosen FanDuel to handle sports betting by its customers in the fantasy sports company's first such wagering arrangement. The Greenbrier announced Tuesday that New York-based ...

Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Travel Ban 5-4

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court today upheld President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries, rejecting a challenge that it discriminated against Muslims or exceeded his authority. The 5-4 decision today is the court’s first substantive ruling on a Trump ...

‘GEMS’ Camp Encourages Girls to Study Sciences

WHEELING — Nearly two dozen local girls engaged in a variety of science and engineering activities while having fun Monday during the first of the two-day GEMS (Girls Enjoying Math and Science Camp) Summer Camp at the SMART Centre Market. Led by SMART Centre Market Owners Robert and Libby ...

Special Session Called to Weigh West Virginia Supreme Court Impeachment

CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice called Monday for a special session to determine whether impeachment proceedings should be brought against Justice Allen Loughry and possibly other justices of the state Supreme Court of Appeals. This call comes after the Legislature met in interim meetings to ...

School’s Relationship Policy Being Reviewed

WHEELING — Ohio County Schools is working on a policy that it says will help establish clear boundaries between students and its staff members. During the school board’s regular meeting Monday night, board members discussed the policy for the first time. However, they did not discuss the ...

Wheeling Officials Knew Of Partially Collapsed Building’s Condition

WHEELING — Wheeling officials were aware of the deteriorating state of a vacant building at 1056 Main St. and were in the process of communicating with its owners before part of its rear wall collapsed into a nearby alley over the weekend. The area behind the building remained closed-off ...

Black Bear Pays Visit to Ohio County Homes and Trash Cans

WHEELING — Sometimes you get the bear, sometimes the bear gets you and other times you just have to run to the new neighbor’s house for safety. Wendy Poole and her husband, Dr. Keith Poole, did just that Sunday night. They had gone out to walk their dogs on Scenery Road near Wheeling Park ...

Radcliffe Pleads Innocent to Federal Charges

WHEELING — Suspended Ohio County Magistrate Harry Radcliffe maintained his innocence today during arraignment on a nine-count federal indictment charging him with wire fraud and filing false income tax returns. Radcliffe pleaded not guilty to all nine counts during his arraignment before ...

Northern Panhandle School Districts Consider ‘Farm to School’ Program

WHEELING — West Virginia has $92,000 to help feed school students food fresh from local farms, but how much farmers can help — and how much schools are willing to spend — depends on balancing the supply and demand. “Farm to School is a big national initiative,” said Renee Griffin, ...

NWS: Microburst Caused Damage in Colerain on Wednesday

COLERAIN — The storm that caused damage to several structures in Belmont County last week has been ruled a microburst. The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh said it was not wind from a tornado that blew over barns and ripped the roof off a house Wednesday night near Colerain. Instead, ...

Variance OK’d For United Bank Sign in Downtown Wheeling

WHEELING — United Bank has permission to paint a larger logo sign atop its building at 12th and Main streets, but Wheeling officials advised bank officials a parking garage proposed for the lot nearby may obstruct that sign in the future. The Wheeling Board of Zoning appeals met Thursday ...

Police Merger Talk Moves Forward in Yorkville, Tiltonsville and Rayland

YORKVIILLE — The attorney who represents two of three villages that are considering a joint police force is writing police force agreements for officials in those communities to review. Council members from Yorkville, Tiltonsville and Rayland met Thursday to discuss the task force. In the ...

Wheeling Fire Department Warns of Fireworks Dangers

WHEELING — Firefighters recommend leaving Fourth of July fireworks celebrations to the professionals, as they say most fireworks are dangerous and against the law in the city. As Independence Day approaches, the Wheeling Fire Department reminds those who plan on celebrating not to use ...

Sancomb’s Lawyer Speaks Out On Firing

WHEELING — It was a little more than a month ago that Wheeling Jesuit University fired men’s basketball coach Danny Sancomb. Since then, the university has released only a vague statement on the reason for the termination, fueling speculation about what could have gone so wrong that one ...

Adams To Be Light Of The Valley

WHEELING — When Jay Adams began kicking around, literally, the idea of being involved in the local soccer scene, he didn’t know that 35 years later his name would be synonymous with the sport throughout West Virginia and beyond. For his efforts in bringing soccer to youth and mentoring so ...

Rate Increase Pending for Appalachian Power Users

WHEELING — Appalachian Power customers received notice this week their rates were increasing 11.13 percent, but that’s a pending hike and, if approved, it might not happen until March 2019. The subsidiary of American Electric Power filed its request for the rate increase May 9 with the ...

Protesters, Dems Protest Over Controversial Acts

By WILL WEISSERT, ELLIOT SPAGAT and MANUEL VALDES Associated Press MCALLEN, Texas — Demonstrators led rallies and protests Saturday to decry the separation of immigrant parents from their children by U.S. border authorities, while Democratic lawmakers said they aren’t convinced the ...

Firefighters Rededicate World War I, Korean War Monuments

BELLAIRE — At about 11 a.m. Saturday, community members gathered at the Bellaire Volunteer Fire Department for a rededication of the city’s World War I and Korean War monuments. Ben McKenzie, a volunteer firefighter with the department, led a brief ceremony, where he detailed the history ...