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Wheeling Hosts Fair Housing Conference

WHEELING — Diversity in neighborhoods and communities leads to a stronger, safer and more prosperous society, according to West Virginia’s leading minority affairs official. William White, executive director of the West Virginia Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs, provided the ...

Woman Shot at Home on Wheeling Island

WHEELING — A Wheeling Island woman suffered non life-threatening injuries during a shooting at her home early today. Police were called at about 4:40 a.m. today to 106 N. Huron St. on Wheeling Island for a burglary in progress, and a person with a gun who was making threats inside the ...

Hancock County Board of Education Approves Job Cuts

NEW CUMBERLAND — Following two days of hearings last week, the Hancock County Board of Education has approved a list of almost 20 personnel reductions. The personnel changes, announced following a 30-minute executive session during the board’s Monday meeting, will go into effect at the end ...

Trump’s Wall Plans Come Tumbling Down

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators on Tuesday inched toward a potential agreement on a catchall spending bill that would deny President Donald Trump’s request for immediate funding to construct a wall along the Mexico border. The emerging measure would increase the defense budget ...

GOP Open to Trump’s Tax Plan Despite Deficit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans who slammed the growing national debt under Democrat Barack Obama said Tuesday they are open to President Donald Trump’s tax plan, even though it could add trillions of dollars to the deficit over the next decade. Trump is scheduled to unveil the broad ...

Wheeling Island Stadium Repairs To Take Five Months

WHEELING — Wheeling Island Stadium should be ready for West Virginia’s annual Super Six football championships and most of the 2017 regular season, but the venue will not host the OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football Game and Queen of Queens competition this year. During a Monday Ohio County ...

Sentencing for Acoff’s Murder Conviction Is Delayed Until May 23

WHEELING — The sentencing for convicted murderer Dallas Michael Acoff has been delayed after a short hearing in Ohio County Circuit Court this morning. Acoff’s attorney, William Gallagher today sought a continuance for the sentencing hearing, however no reason was revealed in court. A ...

West Virginia University Looks To Reinvent West Virginia

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University wants to play a vital role in helping the state reinvent itself and find a new direction, according to WVU President E. Gordon Gee. The school has commissioned the McKinsey Global Institute to conduct a study seeking answers on how WVU can best help the ...

Gary and Flip West Donate $1M to West Liberty University Athletic Complex

WEST LIBERTY — The family of Gary West has given $1 million to West Liberty University for the construction of a new soccer and track complex on the hilltop, university President Stephen Greiner said. “We are so grateful to the West family for their constant support of West Liberty ...

Trump Sanctions 271 In Syrian Chemical Attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration issued sanctions Monday on 271 people linked to the Syrian agency responsible for producing non-conventional weapons, part of an ongoing U.S. crackdown on Syrian President Bashar Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons. The sanctions target ...

Wheeling Island Stadium Repairs to Cost $700,000

WHEELING -- The Ohio County Board of Education this evening voted to pursue a plan that would spend $700,000 to repair concrete panels at Wheeling Island Stadium. The expected completion date is Sept. 15. This puts the OVAC All-Star game, set for the end of July, out of the equation, ...

Marshall County Board Of Education Outlines Priorities for Levy Funding

MOUNDSVILE — With last month’s passage of a renewal levy for Marshall County Schools, board of education officials met recently to prioritize projects in the district in the coming years. Superintendent Michael Hince said the money from the levy, expected to be approximately $28 million ...

Early Voting Is Underway in Eastern Ohio

YORKVILLE — Early voting is underway for the May 2 election in Ohio with three local levies on the ballot. The village of Yorkville placed a 1-mill levy on the May 2 ballot. Officials there have held several public meetings to raise awareness for the vote. If approved, the money generated ...

Appalachian Power Co. Chief Looks To Renewable Energy

CHARLESTON (AP) — New Appalachian Power Co. President Chris Beam says the utility doesn’t plan to build coal plants anytime soon and that electricity from renewable energy sources is what potential business customers want. Beam is a Wheeling native who understands the role of coal in West ...

President Donald Trump at 100 Days: A Different Presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) - For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions. He’s startled world leaders with his unpredictability and tough talk, but won their praise for a surprise strike on Syria. He’s endured the steady drip of ...

Ohio Rules For Medical Pot Raise Questions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has built it, but will they come? Prospective medical marijuana cultivators now know what Ohio rules for getting growers’ licenses looks like. They were finalized last Monday and application forms were released Friday. Ohio’s medical marijuana law allows ...

Downtown Wheeling Businesses Divided On Effect Of Parking Fine Hike

WHEELING — Joe Campeti believes raising parking tickets from $3 to $10 will allow more customers to visit his shoe repair shop. Just north on Market Street at Chris Miller Furniture, however, employees fear this may discourage customers from browsing through the store. Tuesday, Wheeling ...