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Lewis Mourned as ‘Founding Father’ of ‘Better America’

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ATLANTA (AP) — Hailed as a “founding father” of a fairer, better United States, John Lewis was eulogized Thursday by three former presidents and others who urged Americans to continue the work of the civil rights icon in fighting injustice during a moment of racial reckoning. The ...

Flushing Library Honors Air Force Brothers

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FLUSHING – A plaque honoring the seven Litten brothers and the Flushing natives’ combined 132 years of service in the U.S. Air Force will hang at the Victoria Read Public Library. Larry Litten of Dayton was present, representing the seven brothers. Six of them retired with 20 years of ...

Giant Gourd Grower Still Looking Forward to King Pumpkin Weigh-in

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COLERAIN – Jeff Theil has spent hundreds of hours carefully growing his giant pumpkins with the hopes of having them compete in the King Pumpkin competition this year. And despite the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival being canceled this year, it appears he might still get to show off his giant ...

Wheeling Hospital Highly Ranked In U.S. News & World Report

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WHEELING – Wheeling Hospital, managed by WVU Medicine, has been recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2020-21 as High Performing in COPD and Heart Failure. “A lot of the credit for our recognition can be attributed to the team effort coordinated with physicians, ...

Thirsty Thursday

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A deer drinks water from the edge of Big Wheeling Creek in the Fulton section of Wheeling on Thursday.

Traveling Wreaths Across America Exhibit Makes Stop in Wheeling

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WHEELING — Local residents were provided a special opportunity to honor America’s veterans Wednesday, as Wreaths Across America’s Mobile Education Exhibit made a stop at Wheeling Park. Hosted by the local George Washington chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, the mobile ...

Marshall County Schools Releases Re-Entry Plan

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MOUNDSVILLE — Marshall County Schools has adopted a similar system to many other counties across the Mountain State on how to start classes in the fall, but the final call on how students will return in the fall hasn’t been made yet. At a special meeting Wednesday morning, administrators ...

Reynolds Memorial Hospital Unveils New Behavioral Health Unit

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GLEN DALE — WVU Medicine Reynolds Memorial Hospital held a small ceremony to commemorate the grand opening of its new Behavioral Health Unit. The 24-bed unit facility in Glen Dale is filling a need left by the closure of the Ohio Valley Medical Center, which had operated Hillcrest ...

City of Wheeling to Receive Millions In CARES Act Reimbursements

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WHEELING — The city of Wheeling received notification this week that its initial applications for relief funds through the CARES Act for municipalities have been approved to the tune of more than $3 million. The applications for reimbursement for pandemic-related expenses are submitted on a ...

‘We Don’t Want a Black Eye On The Festival’

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BARNESVILLE – For more than 50 years the first signs of autumn also brought thousands of people to throng the streets for the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival. This year, the beloved event was canceled due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The decision came on the heels of an announcement ...

Justice, Salango Trade Barbs Over Problems With Clean Water

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CHARLESTON – Summer typically brings out the water guns, but Gov. Jim Justice and Democratic candidate for governor Ben Salango are having a water fight of their own focused on a small town’s water problem and Justice’s companies’ clean water record. The recent water outage in the ...

Proposed Recycled Frack Water Operation Drawing Concerns

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WHEELING – Ohio County Commissioners said they will set up a meeting with Southwestern Energy to discuss concerns expressed about a planned frack water recycling pad planned for Clearview. County Board of Health member Dr. Matthew Wood and property owners Howard Karnell addressed ...

Hancock Schools Buying 3,000 iPads For Upcoming School Year

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NEW CUMBERLAND – The Hancock County Board of Education is purchasing 3,000 iPads as part of its plans for the upcoming school year. School board members held a special meeting via teleconference Tuesday morning, agreeing to the purchase as part of its “1:1 Technology ...

WVU Announces Reopening Protocols for Students, Staff

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MORGANTOWN — Campus life for students, professors and staff at West Virginia University will be different in the age of COVID-19, but WVU President Gordon Gee is encouraging the campus community to hang in there. “As we near the end of July, we are over halfway through the year, I am ...

Councilman Hopes to Improve Wheeling’s 311 System

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WHEELING — The city of Wheeling’s 311 non-emergency reporting system is in need of serious upgrades to make it effective, according to Councilman Ben Seidler, who has volunteered to take the lead with developing recommendations to bring improvements to the system. The city’s 311 online ...

Private Settlement Reached in Mesothelioma Case

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WHEELING — A private settlement was reached in a mass litigation asbestos case Tuesday in Ohio County Circuit Court, meaning a trial set to take place at The Highlands Event Center next week won’t be necessary. Both Ohio County Clerk of Courts Brenda Miller and court employees for Judge ...

Wheeling Home Featured on A&E’s ‘Hoarders’ Show

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WHEELING – Crews with a national TV program visited the Friendly City recently to help get a local family back on their feet after years of living in a house full of junk and clutter, which aired earlier this week. The Wheeling resident, identified only as Sherry, was the subject of an ...