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Ohio River Flood Falls Short Of Predictions

WHEELING — When the Ohio River finally crested here Tuesday morning, it fell just short of reaching the level it had when it spilled its banks in February. That was mostly a relief to emergency officials who had spent the previous few days preparing for what forecasters initially said could ...

West Virginia Senate Gives No Quarter to Supreme Court Justices

CHARLESTON — Despite an attempt by House members to propose a deal to let two justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals off the hook, all sitting justices will face trial in October and November, as well as a justice who resigned last month. The West Virginia Senate met as a ...

Evan Jenkins’ West Virginia Supreme Court Candidacy Challenged

PARKERSBURG — An attorney from Clay County is seeking to remove a candidate from the ballot in a special election for the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. In a petition to the state Supreme Court, Wayne King said Evan Jenkins’ law license was voluntarily made inactive from Dec. 2, ...

Trump Marks 17th Anniversary of 9/11 With Visit to Flight 93 Crash Site

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. — Thousands of visitors sat in near silence Tuesday morning in Somerset County, as a pair of bells rang out with dramatic chimes. One of those visitors was the president of the United States. The chimes rang 40 times, sounding to honor the passengers and crew members, who ...

WVU, N.C. State game cancelled

RALEIGH, N.C. - NC State will not play its scheduled football game with West Virginia University this weekend due to the increasing likelihood of severe and unsafe conditions associated with Hurricane Florence.
  Emergency management resources are expected to be fully utilized and needed ...

Roads in Wheeling Closed Due to High Water

The Wheeling Police Department advises the following streets are closed for HIGH WATER: As of 11:30 a.m.: WHEELING ISLAND: -N. Erie Street (New Jersey St. to Indiana St.) -Ontario Street -S. Wabash Street -S. Erie Street From Ohio Street to End: -S. Front Street -S. Penn Street -S. ...

Ohio River on the Rise in Wheeling, Up and Down Valley

WHEELING — Roads were closed, schools were canceled and the 15th annual Sternwheel Festival was scrapped as people up and down the Ohio River prepared for flooding today. As of 10:30 p.m. Monday, The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh was calling for the river to crest at 6 p.m. today ...

Wheeling Hospital Moving Portion of Staff to Wheeling Jesuit University Campus

WHEELING — Wheeling Hospital is planning to move 180 employees to the campus of Wheeling Jesuit University, and it’s seeking additional parking there. The building previously known as the Robert C. Byrd National Technology Transfer Center has been purchased by the hospital, and is now ...

Delegate Must Refile Suit Against Justice

CHARLESTON — In a technicality, a Kanawha County judge dismissed a case that would have determined if West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice was following the state constitution by not residing in the state capital. Circuit Judge Charles King released his ruling Monday afternoon regarding a writ of ...

Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce Thanks First Responders With Lunch

WHEELING — On the eve of 9/11 and with a river flood approaching, Ohio County first responders took a few minutes Monday to enjoy a luncheon and accept some gratitude. The Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce hosted is third-annual First Responders Appreciation Luncheon on the Market Plaza in ...

Blue Ribbon Higher Education Commission Breaks Into Committees

CHARLESTON — Realizing that time is of the essence, the Blue Ribbon Commissioner on Four-Year Higher Education has divided itself into three subcommittees to help meet Gov. Jim Justice’s mandate. The commission met by conference call Monday afternoon two weeks after a meeting at the law ...

River on the Rise; Island Residents to See Flooding

WHEELING — Communities in the Upper Ohio Valley can expect minor to moderate flooding from the Ohio River by Tuesday, according to the latest weather predictions. Big Wheeling Creek spilled its banks Sunday afternoon and other creeks around the region also began to rise. The National ...

Warden: Dogs Safe at Belmont Correctional Institution in St. Clairsville

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — For many years, prisons across the nation have been working with animal shelters to allow inmates to foster dogs and provide valuable one-on-one training to better prepare them for adoption. However, the death of Evie — a 4-year-old German Shepherd found dead in a cell ...

Barnesville Gets $2M for Walking, Biking Trail

BARNESVILLE — The long-desired Barnesville Trail and Tunnel project, often championed as “Rails to Trails,” will finally become a reality. Village officials learned last week they have secured more than $2 million from the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Belomar Regional ...

Buckeye State Misses Deadline To Roll Out Marijuana Program

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — While Ohio blew past the deadline Saturday for rolling out its medical marijuana program, the pot industry is confident greener days are coming soon. It’s not uncommon for states’ marijuana programs to be delayed, sometimes for years, by legal, regulatory or ...