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Rowland Gives Thanks During Trying Time

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WEIRTON — Chad Rowland said following the deaths of his wife, Melissa, and stepdaughter, Madison “Flo” Crowe, he often experiences conflicting emotions. “One day you’re angry and one day you’re sad. Sometimes you’re just going through the motions,” he said. A case is pending ...

Trump, Biden to Meet for Final Debate

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are set to square off in their final debate Thursday, one of the last high-profile opportunities for the trailing incumbent to change the trajectory of an increasingly contentious campaign. Worried about ...

Trump Jr. to Make Stop in Steubenville

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STEUBENVILLE — Matt Parise said he told the Ohio for Trump organization the area was ready for a big event, and Tuesday evening it was revealed he’s getting his wish. Parise, the chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party, confirmed that Donald Trump Jr. will hold an event in the ...

Body Found Along U.S. 250 in Harrison County

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STOCK TOWNSHIP — The body of a female adult was discovered along a roadway early Wednesday morning near Tappan Lake. Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. Robert Bodo said the body was discovered by a passerby at approximately 7:30 a.m. along U.S. 250 in Stock Township near the lake. "911 ...

Incumbent Maroney, Challenger Gary Seek Senate District 2 Seat

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MOUNDSVILLE – An embattled state senator seeks to retain his seat after his first term in office representing West Virginia Senate District 2. Dr. Michael Maroney, a Republican, is the current state senator representing the district. He faces a challenge from Democrat Josh Gary in the ...

Commissioners Give Money to Oglebay Institute, Town of West Liberty

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WHEELING — Ohio County commissioners will provide $10,000 to Oglebay Institute for its project to renovate the Stifel Mansion, and another $30,000 to the town of West Liberty to pay off its police cruiser. The commissioners met by phone Tuesday night, and County Administrator Greg Stewart ...

Virus spikes have officials looking to shore up hospitals

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By LISA MARIE PANE, CARLA K. JOHNSON and DANIELLA PETERS Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Hospitals across the United States are starting to buckle from a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, with several states setting records for the number of people hospitalized and leaders scrambling to ...

Donald Trump Jr. to make campaign stop Thursday in Steubenville

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Matt Parise said he told the Ohio for Trump organization the area was ready for a big event, and Tuesday evening it was revealed he’s getting his wish. Parise, the chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party, confirmed that Donald Trump Jr. will hold an event in the area on Thursday, ...

Wheeling City Officials Put Street Paving Projects on Fast Track

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WHEELING — Members of Wheeling City Council put a significant list of street paving projects on the fast track Tuesday night, agreeing to cut the red tape and finalize contracts immediately in an effort to move forward with paving as many streets as the weather allows before year’s ...

Sen. Maroney Questions Prosecution

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GLEN DALE — West Virginia Sen. Mike Maroney is calling into question the actions of the Marshall County Prosecutor’s office as a case against him for a misdemeanor prostitution charge has now dragged on for more than 14 months. Maroney’s first public statement on the matter since his ...

Moundsville Applying for COVID Response Assistance

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MOUNDSVILLE — Dozens of Moundsville families may receive assistance in making payments toward home ownership. During a meeting held online Tuesday night, council members heard from A.C. Wiethe, a director with Belomar Regional Council, who briefed them on the Community Development Block ...

Registered W.Va. Republicans Close Gap With Democrats

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Republican Party is closer to becoming the majority party in the state than it has been since the Great Depression, according to data released Tuesday by the Secretary of State’s Office. The deadline for state residents to register to vote or update voter ...

Early Voting Starts Today Throughout West Virginia

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WHEELING — Early voting starts today at courthouses across West Virginia. Voters will have 10 days in which to cast a ballot in person prior to the Nov. 3 general election, as early voting takes place on weekdays and on Saturdays through Oct. 31 in the state. Early polling sites will be ...

Brooke Commissioners Plan New Ambulance Site

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Commission has agreed to purchase the second of two properties at the north end of Pleasant Avenue for the planned establishment of a new ambulance station. The commissioners approved the $14,000 purchase of a home at 3029 Pleasant Ave. from Anthony and ...

Gov. Justice Announces New Methanol Plant for Pleasants County

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice announced Monday that a $350 million plant would be built-in Pleasants County to produce methanol. West Virginia Methanol Inc. will construct a plant to produce high-purity methanol from natural gas in Pleasants County. The plant is a $350 million investment ...

McCormick Sees Challenge From Abraham in Ohio County

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WHEELING – Current Ohio County Commissioner Tim McCormick is proud of what he has accomplished in 24 years as commissioner, but former board of education president Zach Abraham thinks it's time someone leads Ohio County into the future. The Democrat McCormick faces a challenge from ...