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Trump to Unveil His Infrastructure Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday will unveil his long-awaited infrastructure plan, a $1.5 trillion proposal that fulfills a number of campaign goals, but relies heavily on state and local governments to produce much of the funding. The administration’s plan is centered on ...

President’s Budget Late to the Party

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a twist on Washington’s truism about presidential budgets being D.O.A., President Donald Trump’s 2019 fiscal plan due Monday is dead before it gets there. The original plan was for Trump’s new budget to slash domestic agencies even further than last year’s ...

States Look to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Lawmakers in more than two-thirds of the states are considering ways to reduce prescription drug costs, including importing them from Canada, as they strive to balance budgets without knowing for sure what their government’s share of the tab will be. A total of 87 ...

Democrats Say They’ll Redact Russia Memo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee are prepared to black out parts of their memo about the FBI’s Russia investigation to ensure there’s no harmful spilling of secrets, then try again to get President Donald Trump to let it come out. A White House aide said ...

Cameron High School Will Defend Its West Virginia History Bowl Title

WHEELING — Cameron High School will defend its title this week in the regional competition for the ninth-annual West Virginia History Bowl. Teams from Cameron have captured the regional title for the past six years. In two of those years — 2015 and 2017 — a Cameron team won the state ...

World War II Veteran Carloss Gray Gets Diploma at Paden City High School

PADEN CITY — A special graduation ceremony was held Saturday at Paden City High School to honor 90-year-old U.S. Navy veteran Carloss Gray. Gray left high school to serve his country during World War II. A large crowd gathered to watch as he received his honorary diploma. Gray ...

Company Won’t Market Opioids

NEW YORK — The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin said it will stop marketing opioid drugs to doctors, bowing to a key demand of lawsuits that blame the company for helping trigger the current drug abuse epidemic. OxyContin has long been the world’s top-selling opioid ...

Murder Rocks Triadelphia

TRIADELPHIA — An Ohio County neighborhood is reeling after a man was fatally shot late Thursday inside a home where a child and two women were hiding from the killer. Ohio County Sheriff Tom Howard confirmed Friday morning that the man wanted for the shooting death was found dead. The body ...

Bill Would Jeopardize Events at Former Moundsville Penitentiary

MOUNDSVILLE — One paragraph in a proposed bill in the West Virginia House of Delegates could spell the end of activities held at the former state penitentiary in Moundsville, which has lawmakers and local business owners working to stop it. Early in February, Delegates Mike Ferro and Joe ...

Ohio County Superintendent: No School If Teachers Walk Out

WHEELING — Ohio County Schools Superintendent Kim Miller said she would be forced to call off school if she knew there would be no teachers in the classroom because of a teacher walkout, and that student safety is her primary concern. Miller’s comments came Friday, one day after West ...

Wheeling Park Commission Names Next CEO

WHEELING — After an extensive nationwide search, the Wheeling Park Commission today announced that David Lindelow has been chosen as its new president and CEO, effective April 1. Lindelow will take over from Steve Hilliard, who is retiring March 31 to spend more time with his wife and ...

All Sides Claim Victory In Latest Budget Pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders, top Democrats and President Donald Trump are all claiming big wins in the $400 billion budget agreement signed into law Friday. But the push to pass the massive legislation underscored enduring divisions within both parties, and those rifts are likely to ...

West Virginia Lawmakers OK Putting Anti-Abortion Measure on Ballot

CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia’s Senate on Friday voted to end abortion rights under the state constitution. The measure approved by senators 25-9 would require passage by two-thirds of the House and a voter referendum to amend the West Virginia constitution and take effect. The ...

Trump Won’t Declassify Democratic Memo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing national security concerns, the White House on Friday formally notified the House intelligence committee that President Donald Trump is “unable” to declassify a memo drafted by Democrats that counters GOP allegations about abuse of government surveillance powers ...

Triadelphia Murder Suspect Kills Self

TRIADELPHIA — Ohio County Sheriff Tom Howard today said Brian Calabrese — a suspect in a Thursday night murder — was found dead in his vehicle from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Howard said Calabrese, 32, of Washington, Pa., was located and positively identified by ...

Wheeling Park Commission Names Lindelow CEO

From Staff Reports WHEELING — After an extensive nationwide search, the Wheeling Park Commission today announced that David Lindelow has been chosen as its new president and CEO, effective April 1. Lindelow will take over from Steve Hilliard, who is retiring March 31 to spend more time ...