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Judge in Steubenville Will Wait to Decide Richmond’s Status

STEUBENVILLE — Ma’Lik Richmond will have to wait nearly a month to find out if he will be removed from a sex offender registry. Visiting Judge Thomas Lipps took under advisement a decision that could lift the reporting requirements for Richmond, convicted five years ago as a juvenile in ...

Bethesda Hires Officers After More Step Down

BETHESDA — Council has appointed three new police officers in the wake of its chief’s suspension and four officer resignations — including the resignation of an officer who is the son of a council member who also resigned. Council held a special meeting Thursday to welcome a full-time ...

Bellaire Landlord Levels Accusations Against Codes Enforcer

BELLAIRE — The village’s codes enforcer, who is also its chief of police, has been accused of kicking in doors of rental properties for inspection by a landlord. The accusations were made Thursday during Bellaire Village Council’s regular meeting. Bill Valput, owner of Valput Properties, ...

Trump Opens Possibility Of Bailing on Meeting With Kim

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said that although he’s looking ahead optimistically to a historic summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un he could still pull out if he feels it’s “not going to be fruitful.” Trump said that CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Kim “got ...

U.S. Manufacturers Hurt By Steel, Aluminum Tariffs

WASHINGTON — Rising costs. Delayed shipments. A baffling bureaucracy. President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported aluminum and steel are disrupting business for American companies that buy those metals, and many are pressing for relief. Hundreds of companies are asking the Commerce ...

Looking Inside the Proposed Intermodal Lease in Wheeling

WHEELING — Mayor Glenn Elliott said Wednesday that Grow Ohio Valley’s deal for space at the Robert C. Byrd Intermodal Transportation Center is not yet final — and would actually be $150 per month instead of the $100 per month Vice Mayor Chad Thalman said Tuesday. The mayor also said the ...

Wheeling Wants to Fix Dog Park This Year

WHEELING — City officials will try to keep the cost of repairing the East Wheeling dog park under $100,000, while they hope to reopen the facility some time this year. Officially known as the Fitzsimmons Family Dog Park: A PetSafe Park, the facility closed last month amid reports of glass ...

Ohio County Board of Education Debate Is Today in Wheeling

WHEELING — All four candidates running for the Ohio County Board of Education will give their views on the district’s future during a debate today hosted by The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register. The event, which is open to the public, is set from 6:30-8 p.m. at West Virginia ...

Standardized Testing in Buckeye State Disrupted by Website Difficulties

DILLONVALE — A glitch in the statewide system for academic assessment testing caused headaches Wednesday for districts across Ohio. Kim Leonard, superintendent for the Buckeye Local School District, said the problem started early in the morning when schools found that students couldn’t log ...

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship Wants His Conviction Erased

CHARLESTON (AP) — Attorneys for former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship are seeking to erase his misdemeanor conviction related to the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades. A former lead prosecutor called it a desperate act. A motion filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in ...

Ohio Execution Law Upheld

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the constitutionality of the state’s three-decades-old death penalty law, rejecting a challenge that argued juries and not judges should impose death sentences. The court ruled against the contention by lawyers for a ...

I-70 Traffic Rerouted Due to Accident

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Eastbound traffic on Interstate 70 is being rerouted this morning due to an accident. At about 11:30 a.m. today, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported that a one-vehicle crash has the eastbound lanes of the interstate temporarily closed. No injuries were reported, ...

Wheeling Offers Grow OV Plum Deal: $100 Rent

WHEELING — For only $100 per month, Grow Ohio Valley can sell craft beer, tofu, seaweed and other products from the Main Street ground floor of the Robert C. Byrd Intermodal Transportation Center. After the Wheeling City Council meeting Tuesday, Vice Mayor Chad Thalman said “market rate” ...

Mayor Says Yorkville Didn’t Break Meeting Law

YORKVILLE — The mayor here said his village is not in violation of the Ohio meeting laws after a village meeting started 30 minutes before its scheduled time and reconvened with a quorum after it passed a motion to adjourn. Council’s regular meeting was scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ...

WVU President E. Gordon Gee Visits Wheeling

WHEELING — Prospective West Virginia University students and their parents got the chance to ask university President Gordon Gee “anything.” Gee was in Wheeling at Oglebay’s Wilson Lodge on Tuesday as part of the final leg of his tour across the state talking to high school students ...

Boy Steps Into Path of Vehicle in Wheeling

WHEELING — A young Wheeling boy stepped into traffic and was struck by the passenger side mirror of a vehicle in the 400 block of Warwood Avenue at about 7:30 a.m. today, according to Wheeling Police. The boy was taken by Wheeling Fire Department ambulance to Wheeling Hospital for treatment ...

Dozens Are Arrested In Huntington Drug Sweep

CHARLESTON (AP) — Dozens of people were arrested Tuesday in a major drug trafficking sweep in Huntington, West Virginia, a city hit hard by the opioid epidemic. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart said more than 200 federal, state and local law enforcement officers targeted nearly 100 people for ...

Boy Steps Into Vehicle’s Path

WHEELING — A young Wheeling boy stepped into traffic and was struck by the passenger side mirror of a vehicle in the 400 block of Warwood Avenue at about 7:30 a.m. today, according to Wheeling Police. The boy was taken by Wheeling Fire Department ambulance to Wheeling Hospital for treatment ...

Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

By MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press HOUSTON — Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday, a family spokesman said. She was 92. Mrs. Bush brought a ...

Ohio Valley Hillsides Are Slip-Slidin’ Away

WHEELING — After Mother Nature took out her wrath on hillsides and roads throughout the region, officials said Monday that they expected most things to be back to normal by today. Sunday’s heavy rains led to mud sliding Monday morning onto W.Va. 2/U.S. 250 inside the Wheeling city limits ...