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Wheeling City Council Begins New Chapter

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WHEELING — The next four years of Wheeling’s history will be guided in many ways by seven people who on Wednesday took their oath of office at West Virginia Independence Hall. Mayor Glenn Elliott and Wheeling City Council members gathered with their family members on the third floor of ...

Chacalos, Norton Take BOE Seats

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WHEELING — The Ohio County Board of Education started its new term Wednesday by swearing in two new members and selecting a new board president. Grace Norton and Peter Chacalos assumed their desks after receiving the oath of office from Ohio County Circuit Judge David Sims. They were elected ...

Ohio County Virtual Lions Club Position Flags

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More than a dozen members of the Ohio County Virtual Lions Club positioned 75 American flags on the front lawn of the Oglebay Mansion Museum Wednesday as part of their “Flags for Heroes” display for the Fourth of July holiday. Each flag is sponsored by someone who wants to recognize their ...

Sen. Manchin Criticizes Gov. Justice’s C.A.R.E.S. Act Plans

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s lone Democratic U.S. Senator took to the airwaves Tuesday to express his frustrations with Gov. Jim Justice, what he calls the slow pace of distributing funding to local governments and a plan to use coronavirus relief funds for highway projects. Sen. Joe ...

Fourth of July Fireworks, Events Still Planned in Ohio Valley

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WHEELING – After Wheeling’s beloved annual Fourth of July concert at Heritage Port was canceled in late May in the wake of COVID-19 restrictions, there were concerns that local communities would have no way to celebrate the holiday together. However, residents of the Ohio Valley will ...

Wheeling Police Announce Prager as Second Deputy Chief

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Wheeling Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger has named Ken Prager as the department’s second deputy chief of police in the department. Prager has been a part of the force since 2004 and previously served as a lieutenant overseeing one of the department’s patrol shifts. He assumed his new duties ...

Natural Gas Fire Closed W.Va. 2 Monday Night

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BEECH BOTTOM – Officials with the state Division of Highways released details about the natural gas fire that caused W.Va. 2 between Wellsburg and Beech Bottom to be closed Monday night. “Crews were working on tie back anchors as part of the construction of the pile and lagging wall on ...

Mask Wearing Now Mandatory in Pa. After COVID-19 Spikes

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WASHINGTON, Pa. – Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine issued an order Wednesday requiring residents to wear masks, with exception, when leaving their homes as COVID-19 cases are on the rise, especially in Allegheny County. The order requires mask wearing indoors where the public is ...

Updated: Five new COVID-19 cases announced in Ohio County

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Late Tuesday afternoon, the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department announced it had received confirmation of three new positive COVID-19 cases in the county. Two more positive cases came Wednesday morning, bringing the county's cumulative total of positives to 95 since the start of the ...

Holiday Weekend Expected To Be a Scorcher

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WHEELING — Summer just arrived, and already it’s bringing the heat. The Ohio Valley has seen temperatures hovering near the 90-degree mark this week, and the holiday weekend promises to offer no relief from the summer sun. Those planning to take part in outdoor activities this ...

Another COVID-19 Spike Expected in Belmont County

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Another surge in new COVID-19 coronavirus cases is expected as the Belmont County Health Department receives more positive results. Deputy Director Robert Sproul reported five new cases Tuesday, bringing the total number of positive tests in the county to 559. The chief ...

A&B Kia Provides Face Shields To Wheeling Health Right

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BENWOOD – A&B Kia in Benwood provided 117 protective face shields to Wheeling Health Right Tuesday, and there is double that number now on the way to the free health care clinic. The shields are expensive, and the donation will greatly assist the agency, according to Kathie Brown, ...

Moundsville Native Named WVU Beckman Scholar

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MORGANTOWN – Two students with a vested interest in bettering the human condition will spend their final two years as undergraduates conducting funded research as West Virginia University’s first two Beckman Scholars. Abreanne Andlinger, a biology junior from Moundsville, and Kelcie ...

Martins Ferry Crews to Fix Collapsed Storm Drain

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MARTINS FERRY – Work to remedy the collapse of a large storm sewer drain on Seventh Street is expected to start next week. Mayor John Davies said the old pipe is made of brick and is about 8 feet wide and 8 feet tall. He noted different sections of it have collapsed across the city over the ...