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Wheeling 250 Celebration Takes to the Streets

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WHEELING — Saturday’s celebration of the city’s 250th anniversary featured a parade through downtown as part of the year-long series of events marking this milestone. Events began across the Ohio River in Martins Ferry, where Wheeling and Martins Ferry officials honored the region’s ...

Capito Addresses Nature Conservancy at Annual Gala

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CHARLESTON — Can business and conservation go hand-in-hand? According to U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, they can, and West Virginia is a prime example. Capito, R-W.Va., was the keynote speaker Thursday night at the West Virginia chapter of the Nature Conservancy’s Corporate Council for ...

Quirky Facts Revealed About Wheeling’s City Government

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WHEELING — At one time, a person could be fined for flying a kite or rolling a hoop in downtown Wheeling. This fun fact was shared by Erin Rothenbuehler in a presentation on city government last week for the Wheeling 250 series at the Ohio County Public Library. Rothenbuehler, who works ...

McCoy Surprises Long-Time Fan at Bellaire Football Game

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BELLAIRE — Spencer Lay had a big surprise awaiting him Saturday afternoon at Nelson Field. The Bellaire High School senior thought he was there to march in the band as a percussionist and cheer on the Big Reds football team as it entertained Garaway. But little did he know a longtime ...

Attorneys General: Opioid Settlement Discussions Fail

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CLEVELAND — OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is expected to file for bankruptcy after settlement talks over the nation’s deadly overdose crisis hit an impasse, attorneys general involved in the talks said Saturday. The breakdown puts the first federal trial over the opioid epidemic on ...

Fire Rips Through Business, Apartments in Moundsville

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MOUNDSVILLE — Fire swept through several buildings in Moundsville, destroying a business and apartments Friday afternoon as crews battled the stubborn blaze for hours. Firefighters from across the Ohio Valley were called to the scene in the 1000 block of First Street about 12:30 p.m. that ...

Agencies Discuss Solutions for Housing Homeless

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WHEELING — Several Ohio Valley organizations are discussing what steps to take after the Salvation Army shelter in Wheeling switched to a men’s only facility this week. At the closed-door meeting held Wednesday night by Youth Services System, 27 local leaders discussed how to meet the ...

W.Va. Revenue Numbers Continue to Decline

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CHARLESTON — After months of positive tax collections, August now makes the third month in a row and the second month of the new fiscal year that tax collections came in below estimates. According to preliminary data from the State Auditor’s Office’s WVCheckbook.com, West Virginia ...

Firefighters Battling Multiple Blazes in Moundsville

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Fire crews from half a dozen Marshall County fire departments are battling multiple structures on fire at Accessories Limited, 1009 First St., in Moundsville. The fire is between Baker and Washington avenues. Firefighters reportedly rescued a resident from an apartment. Crews are checking ...

Wheeling Officials React to OVMC Ending Services

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WHEELING — Wheeling officials considered alternate uses of the Ohio Valley Medical Center on Thursday, the day following the suspension of its acute and emergency medical services the evening prior. City officials are considering what steps to take next given this week’s closure, Mayor ...

AG Morrisey Looking Into OVMC Closure

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said Thursday his office is looking into the circumstances behind the suspension Wednesday night of emergency and acute medical services at the Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling. Curtis Johnson, press secretary for the ...

Hillcrest Staff Plans ‘Goodbye Gathering’ Today

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WHEELING — Displaced staff from Ohio Valley Medical Center’s Hillcrest behavioral health unit today plan to hold a farewell celebration outside the facility. The event is open to former employees, family, patients and public officials. Hillcrests workers plan to have a covered-dish meal ...

Wheeling Urban Deer Hunt Begins Saturday

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WHEELING — The City of Wheeling announced its 2019 Urban Deer Hunt, in accordance with West Virginia Division of Natural Resources regulations, will begin Saturday and continue through Dec. 31. There also will be a special Urban Deer Hunting Season from Jan. 13-31. Permits to participate ...