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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 ...

Eby, Glass, Ihlenfeld Named Bucklew Scholars at WVU

MORGANTOWN — Three Northern Panhandle high school seniors — Wheeling Park High School’s Morgan Glass and Sarah Ihlenfeld and Brooke High’s Ashley Eby — are among those selected as 2018 Bucklew Scholars at West Virginia University. The scholarship, worth more than $40,000 over four ...

Ma’Lik Richmond Wants Taken Off Sex Offender Registry

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge will decide whether a man convicted as a juvenile of raping a 16-year-old girl during an alcohol-fueled party should be removed from Ohio’s sex offender listings, as allowed by law. Judge Thomas Lipps scheduled a hearing Thursday in juvenile court in ...

Wheeling Police Continue Investigating Robbery at Edgington Lane Business

WHEELING — An armed robbery suspect remains at large after making off with an undisclosed amount of cash from the Up on the Lane cafe. Wheeling police responded shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday to the cafe on Edington Lane where an employee inside said that the suspect — described as a shorter ...

Audit: West Virginia Supreme Court Justices May Have Violated Law

CHARLESTON (AP) — Two West Virginia Supreme Court justices may have violated state Ethics Act provisions that prohibit using public office for private gain, according to an audit released Monday. Justices Allen Loughry and Menis Ketchum ignored mandatory reporting guidelines for the ...

Mudslide closes one lane of Ohio 7 south

SHADYSIDE -- Traffic is now moving on Ohio 7 south following an afternoon mudslide that temporarily closed both lanes of traffic between Shadyside and Bellaire. One lane of traffic is open in the area, officials said. The slip began at about 2 p.m., and workers put barricades in place to guide ...

Search On For Armed Robbery Suspect

WHEELING — An armed robbery suspect remains at large after making off with an undisclosed amount of cash from the Up on the Lane cafe on Edgington Lane shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday. Wheeling police responded to the cafe where an employee inside said that the suspect — described as a ...

Sisters of St. Joseph To Mark 165 Years in Wheeling

WHEELING — It’s been 165 years since four brave nuns stepped ashore in Wheeling, having traveled by flatbottom boat to their new home and adventure in a town that was not so friendly to them at first sight. The West Virginia Auxiliary of the Congregation of St. Joseph will celebrate and ...