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Local Cases of COVID-19 Continue to Climb

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FROM STAFF REPORTS WHEELING — Cases of COVID-19 infection continue to rise in the Northern Panhandle with Ohio and Marshall counties reporting a combined 19 confirmed or suspected cases on Friday. The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department announced nine new positive cases and three ...

Debate Marked by Clashes, Less Chaos

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden scrapped over how to tame the raging coronavirus in Thursday's final 2020 debate, largely shelving the rancor that overshadowed their previous face-off in favor of a more substantive exchange that highlighted ...

Mayor’s Economic Development Advisory Appointees Named

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WHEELING — Members of the city of Wheeling’s revived Mayor’s Advisory Commission on Economic and Industrial Development officially were appointed to their newly created posts this week. Mayor Glenn Elliott this summer announced his intention of reassembling the advisory panel, which had ...

Early Vote Numbers Still High On Second Day

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WHEELING — Local counties continued to post high turnout numbers on the second day of early voting in West Virginia, with some counties even surpassing strong first-day numbers. * Ohio County has seen the most early voters, with a total of 897 casting early ballots as of 4 p.m. Thursday. ...

Kush New Weirton Police Chief

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WEIRTON — Last week, city council refused to act on the nomination of Weirton police Sgt. Gerard Spencer to be the next police chief. On Wednesday, council quickly approved the hiring of West Virginia State Police First Sgt. Walter Charles Kush to the post. The nomination from Mayor Harold ...

Local Farmers Eligible for USDA COVID Assistance Program

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McMECHEN – Local growers, ranchers and farmers that grow commercial produce, crops or raise livestock are eligible for COVID-19 related financial assistance through a U.S. Department of Agriculture program. The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2, offered through the USDA, provides ...

Three Seek Two Seats in House District 4

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MOUNDSVILLE – Three candidates seek the two seats up for grabs to represent House of Delegates District 4, representing Marshall and part of Ohio counties. Incumbent Lisa Zukoff, a Democrat, is joined on the ballot by fellow Democrat Christian Turak and Republican Charlie Reynolds. ...

Economics, Re-Employment On Belmont County Agenda

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE – County leaders fielded economic questions Wednesday, took another step in infrastructure upgrades and heard a request from an employee to remain at his job while collecting Social Security. Belmont County 911 Deputy Director Jim Delman put in a request for retirement and ...

Two Candidates Seek Brooke Sheriff’s Office

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WELLSBURG — On Nov. 3 Brooke County voters have a choice from two candidates for sheriff: Kevin L. Heck, a Democrat; and Richard Beatty, a Republican. Both are Follansbee residents with backgrounds in law enforcement. A Navy veteran, Beatty has 27 years’ experience in law enforcement, ...

Wheeling, Bethlehem Voters To See OVRTA Levy on Nov. 3 Ballot

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WHEELING — Voters in Wheeling and Bethlehem will be asked Nov. 3 to help keep the wheels on public buses rolling. A levy to benefit the Ohio Valley Regional Transportation Authority will appear on ballots in both communities. The levies would be for the purpose of providing funds to pay ...

Wheeling Man Arrested After Hit-and-Run of State Highways Worker

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WHEELING — A Wheeling man has been arrested and is facing several criminal charges after striking and injuring a maintenance worker late this morning on Mount DeChantal Road. According to city police, around 11:10 a.m. officers were notified that a West Virginia Division of Highways worker ...

Pennsylvania Governor Proposes Liquor Fee Waiver

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PITTSBURGH — A proposal from Gov. Tom Wolf to waive next year’s liquor license fee and direct more federal stimulus money to restaurants and bars is being viewed as a “lifeline” by some operators, while others say it falls well short of what is needed to keep them afloat during the ...

Senate panel advances Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination

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By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Judiciary Committee members on Thursday advanced Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate, keeping President Donald Trump's pick on track for confirmation before Election ...

Heading to the Polls for Early Voting

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WHEELING — The first day of early voting in West Virginia was a busy one in Northern Panhandle counties, all of which reported higher turnout numbers than expected. More than 30 people were lined up outside the City-County Building in Wheeling when the doors to early voting in Ohio County ...

Two Wheeling Park Students Among New COVID-19 Cases

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WHEELING — Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department announced 19 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, including two students at Wheeling Park High School and a teacher at Wheeling Central Catholic High School. According to information provided by health Administrator Howard Gamble, the two WPHS ...