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Trump To Help With Legal Bills In Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump intends to spend at least $430,000 of his own money to help pay the legal bills of White House staff and campaign aides related to the investigations into Russian election meddling in the 2016 election, a White House official said Saturday. It’s ...

WVU Endorses Wheeling Park High School Graduate for Rhodes Scholarship

WHEELING — West Virginia University student body president Blake Humphrey believes it’s the public service provided by today’s young people that will change America for the better, and he hopes soon to be studying at Oxford and bringing that knowledge back to Wheeling. WVU has endorsed ...

Trump: ‘Biggest Tax Cut in History’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump promised tax cuts Friday “which will be the biggest in the history of our country” following Senate passage of a $4 trillion budget that lays the groundwork for Republicans’ promised tax legislation. Republicans hope to push the first tax ...

Dems Nix Demands to Alter Health Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrats rejected White House demands Friday to add provisions weakening the Obama health care law to a bipartisan deal on steadying unsettled insurance markets. The compromise already faced an uphill path and this was the latest blow. Senate Minority Leader ...

Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Wells Number More than 3,300 in W.Va.

WHEELING -- There currently are more than 3,300 completed natural gas wells in West Virginia, according to data from the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey. More than 900 of those completed wells are in the Northern Panhandle, from Tyler to Hancock counties. Nearly 700 additional ...

Marshall County Commissioner, W.Va. Senator Go to the White House

WHEELING — West Virginia state and county officials got a tour of the White House, heard comments from presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway and walked away with contact information for executive office administration during a visit to Washington Thursday. A contingent consisting of ...

Bomb Scare Closes Highlands Wal-Mart Store

TRIADELPHIA — Shoppers were forced to evacuate Wal-Mart at The Highlands on Friday as law enforcement evaluated a suspicious package discovered in the parking lot. The item was later discovered to be a Sentry safe, which can be purchased at Wal-Mart stores. An X-ray examination by a bomb ...

Wellsburg Woman Happy to Serve on W.Va. Ethics Commission

WHEELING — With a background in journalism, keeping an eye on public officials comes somewhat naturally to Wellsburg resident Lynn Davis. That, Davis believes, will serve her well in her newest role — as a member of the West Virginia Ethics Commission. Gov. Jim Justice appointed Davis to a ...

Wheeling Robbery Suspect Jumps in Ohio River, Gets Caught in Bridgeport

WHEELING — A man wanted in connection with an attempted robbery in Wheeling tried to flee a traffic stop Thursday by jumping into the Ohio River, but found a Bridgeport police officer waiting for him on the other side. Wheeling Police Department spokesman Philip Stahl said officers stopped a ...

Two East Ohio School Districts Stand to Lose About $2 Million

STEUBENVILLE —Two East Ohio school districts stand to lose about $2 million in tax revenue, collectively, due to the declining property value of local power plants. Edison Local School District Superintendent Bill Beattie told Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday the school district ...

Senate Backs $4T Budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on Thursday muscled a $4 trillion budget through the Senate in a major step forward for President Donald Trump’s ambitious promise of “massive tax cuts and reform.” The 51-49 vote sets the stage for debate later this year to dramatically overhaul the U.S. ...

Ohio Valley Economy Should Grow With or Without Belmont County Cracker Plant

WHEELING — Jobs in law, health care, education, finance and numerous other careers help Ohio County residents earn higher per capita income than those in any other West Virginia county, and about 35 percent more than the statewide average. Also, amid ongoing urban redevelopment and economic ...

Senate Committee Narrowly Recommends David Zatezalo for Mine Safety Position

WHEELING — The nomination of Wheeling resident David Zatezalo to lead the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration gained the narrow approval of a Senate committee on Wednesday, and now moves before the full Senate. President Donald Trump has nominated Zatezalo to be Assistant Secretary of ...

Former Pittsburgh Steelers Player Rocky Bleier: NFL A Workplace, Not a Platform

WHEELING — Former Pittsburgh Steelers great Rocky Bleier had a message Wednesday for NFL players who kneel during the national anthem as a form of protest. Those players were hired to do a job, not take a political stand, said the Hall of Fame running back — and Vietnam veteran — who won ...

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice Touts Legislative Wins

WHEELING — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday celebrated a string of recent political victories, saying these will make the state more attractive to both veterans and developers seeking to rehabilitate historic structures. Legislative and business leaders flanked Justice as he sat ...

Belmont County Division Courts to Consolidate in St. Clairsville

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Board of Commissioners announced its intention to purchase the two Health Plan buildings in St. Clairsville for $3.3 million through the Belmont County Port Authority with the goal of consolidating all of the county’s division courts into one ...

Zatezalo Nomination Clears Senate Committee

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee this afternoon, by a 12-11 vote, approved the nomination of Wheeling's David Zatezalo as undersecretary of Labor, heading the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration. Zatezalo's nomination now goes to the full Senate.