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Democrats: Trump Impeachment Charges Must Come Swiftly

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats moved aggressively to draw up formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Thursday, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying he “leaves us no choice” but to act swiftly because he’s likely to corrupt the system again unless removed before ...

Police Offer Traffic and Safety Advice Ahead of Super Six

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WHEELING — Local police are expecting an increase of traffic through the Friendly City this weekend, while local businesses are looking forward to a surge in customers from the West Virginia Super Six High School Football Championship. Three games will take place today and Saturday at ...

Photo of Correctional Officers Causes Controversy, Outrage

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CHARLESTON — A photo showing a graduating class of correctional officers giving a Nazi salute is resulting in suspensions and possible firings after news of the photo came out Thursday. Gov. Jim Justice issued a statement Thursday after multiple media outlets reported a memo issued ...

Elizabethtown Festival Offers Holiday Respite

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MOUNDSVILLE – A number of special events will take place today and Saturday at the Elizabethtown Festival to be held at the former West Virginia Penitentiary at 818 Jefferson Ave. in Moundsville. The doors will open at 4 p.m. today and while there is a small admission fee today, admission ...

Wheeling Symphony on Ice

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WHEELING – Skaters from Pittsburgh clubs joined in for Wheeling Symphony On Ice, with John Devlin conducting the symphony. Featured guests for the evening were 2008 Grand Prix Final champion figure skater Jeremy Abbott, and Team USA figure skater Katie McBeath. Robert Morris University ...

Former Buckeye Local Teacher Indicted on Charges

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STEUBENVILLE – The Jefferson County grand jury on Wednesday returned indictments against a former Buckeye Local School District teacher and a Rayland-area mother who is charged with causing serious injuries to her infant child. Ronald S. Burkhead, 41, of 3169 county Road 15, Rayland, a ...

Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Traffic Cameras

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EAST LIVERPOOL – When the county Board of Elections met Tuesday to release the results of the East Liverpool traffic camera ballot issue vote, it was likely one of the most anticipated and predictable outcomes in the city’s recent history To no one’s surprise, residents voted ...

Clothing Donation Drive Held in Memory of Slain Man

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WHEELING — Members of Caleb Smail’s family and friends gathered Wednesday to make a large clothing donation to Youth Services System’s Winter Freeze Shelter with the help of the community as a way remember the slain man. Through the help of social media, Jen Stricklin of Wheeling, ...

McMechen Man Charged In Infant Child’s Death

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McMECHEN — A man was arrested Tuesday, having allegedly killed his infant child by shaking the boy last month. Daniel Jacob Messner, 25, of 45 E. Eighth St., McMechen, was charged with death of a child by a parent by child abuse after allegedly shaking the 3-month-old child, causing brain ...

W.Va. Ag Commissioner Kent Leonhardt Testifies on Capitol Hill

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt Wednesday testified about a disease affecting parts of the state’s deer population before a committee of the U.S. Senate. Leonhardt was among three experts before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public ...

Follansbee Christmas Festival Benefits Many Organizations

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FOLLANSBEE – Kathy Santoro, co-chair of the Follansbee Christmas in the Park committee, has often said key to the Christmas season is a spirit of giving so it’s appropriate to share proceeds from the festival with others. “When we look on the faces of the people we have helped - ...

Sherrard Middle Student to Vie For State Ag Championship

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WHEELING – A Marshall County middle school student has been named a finalist in the fifth annual West Virginia Agriculture Technology & Innovation Student Competition sponsored by the Robert C. Byrd Institute at Marshall University and a group of statewide partners. Category winners ...

Man Ejected, Public Speaks Out Over Purchase Option

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WHEELING — Voices were raised — and one man was ejected — at the council meeting Tuesday, where first reading of an ordinance regarding the potential purchase of land for the city’s public safety building was heard. Wheeling resident and mayoral candidate Jerry Jacobs asked council if ...

WVU Medicine ‘Pushing Reset’ on Purchase of The Health Plan

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WHEELING — Executives from WVU Medicine and The Health Plan are stepping back from an agreement for WVU to purchase the Wheeling firm in order to re-evaluate the terms of purchase. Tony Condia, vice president of marketing at WVU Medicine, said the two entities mutually decided to reassess ...

Commissioner Salango Sees Potential for West Virginia

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Editor's note: Due to a reporter's error, the original story had an incorrect first name for Ben Salango. WHEELING — Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango has focused on improving the Kanawha Valley’s economy, and he says he now wants to do that for all of West Virginia. The Democratic ...

Candidate Stephen Smith Tells Supporters to ‘Take Risks’

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BETHANY — If West Virginians want a government that works for them, they’re going to have to take risks, according to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stephen Smith. Smith addressed supporters — many of them college students — during his “West Virginia Can’t Wait” workshop and ...