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Special Party Planned for Special Child

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This Saturday, it’s time to head to Epworth Park and party like you’re turning 9. That’s exactly what Jacob Murphy of Belmont plans to do — but he has no idea just how special his birthday party is going to be. It’s a surprise for Jacob, and everyone is invited to join him as he ...

Road Work Reminders Issued

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OHIO COUNTY: * Interstate-70 is restricted to one lane in each direction, between milepost 13 and the West Virginia/Pennsylvania State Line now through Oct. 11 due to Tunnel Ridge long wall mining activity occurring under the interstate. The speed limit is reduced to 45 mph. This will ...

WVU Medicine Ready to Handle Local Medical Care

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WHEELING — WVU Medicine CEO Albert Wright is confident its facilities can handle care of patients being displaced by Ohio Valley Medical Center’s closure. OVMC announced Tuesday that it was suspending acute and emergency medical services at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday. OVMC officials have not ...

2019 Belmont County Fair

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The 2019 Belmont County Fair officially kicked off Wednesday with the opening ceremony scheduled for noon at the Robinson Stage on the fairgrounds near the Belmont County Carnes Center near St. Clairsville. Tuesday was a day filled with plenty of work and fun, as many participates and ...

Longwall Mining Returns to I-70 Near Pennsylvania State Line

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WHEELING — Crews are moving the proper monitoring equipment and traffic signage in place along Interstate 70 in Ohio County between the Pennsylvania State Line and the visitors center as the Tunnel Ridge Coal Company is scheduled to move its longwall mining operations beneath the highway in ...

Hurricane Evacuees Offered Free or Discounted Lodging in W.Va.

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Coastal residents in the path of Hurricane Dorian who need to evacuate their homes are being offered free, temporary lodging at Oglebay Park this week. Herb Faulkenberry, vice president of sales and marketing at Olgebay, said they already have 11 families staying at the lodge. Rooms will be ...

YSS Holds Meeting About Wheeling Salvation Army Shelter Changes

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WHEELING — Youth Services System held a closed-door meeting Wednesday night to discuss what steps should be taken after Wheeling’s Salvation Army shelter reopened this week as a men’s only facility. The meeting, called by YSS CEO John Moses, functioned as a way for local stakeholders to ...

W.Va. Receives Grant in Fight Against Opioid Epidemic

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CHARLESTON — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday the award of a two-year multi-million-dollar grant to West Virginia to help those suffering from substance addiction receive the help they need. HHS Secretary Alex Azar Wednesday said more than $1.8 billion was ...

Police Roundups

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Tuesday to 8 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled six traffic stops, two accidents and four miscellaneous calls. At 8:43 a.m., Ivy Avenue, animal complaint. At 9:44 a.m., North Erie Street, trespassing. At 9:44 a.m., National Road, counterfeit ...

Manchin Gives Details on Decision to Stay in U.S. Senate

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CHARLESTON — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin said his family was in favor of him trying for another term as West Virginia’s governor, but in the end he felt his place is in the U.S. Senate. “I’m at peace. I’m at ease with this,” Manchin said. “I made a decision yesterday and it was a solid ...

Council Tables Vote on Zoning Change for Bank

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WHEELING — City Council will wait another two weeks to make a decision on a proposed zone change in Edgwood after listening to opposition to the plan during a public hearing on the matter Tuesday. Several residents spoke against the zone change at 1154 National Road and 2 Laurel Ave. at the ...

Ohio County Commission Approves Upgrades for 911 Center

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WHEELING — The Ohio County Commission on Tuesday approved spending about $172,000 to upgrade equipment and software used by 911 dispatchers in the county. The county will upgrade the computer-aided dispatch, or CAD, system used by the Ohio County 911 Center and purchase new hardware after ...

OVMC To Suspend Acute And Emergency Services

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WHEELING — Ohio Valley Medical Center will suspend acute and emergency medical services at 11:59 p.m. today. In a statement released Tuesday, OVMC officials called it an “unwanted, yet unavoidable step,” and blamed the action “upon a lack of interest from potential purchasers” and ...

Civil War Veterans Remembered at Brooke Cemetery

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WELLSBURG — Civil War re-enactors and area residents gathered Monday at the Brooke Cemetery to honor four Civil War soldiers who made their home in Wellsburg following the war. “That so called ‘civil’ war,” Ruby Greathouse from the Brooke County Museum and Cultural Center said. “I ...

Dock Dogs Put On a Show at All Breed Dog Show

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Clearly, Oscar didn’t want to get out of the water. The 2-year-old English black lab had jumped off the dock at the Labor Day Weekend Friendship Cluster AKC All Breed Dog Show with enthusiasm, anxious to get his paws on the toy his owner had tossed into the water. And once he had it, Oscar ...

Man Stabbed In Moundsville Residence

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A man was stabbed in the chest Tuesday morning inside a Moundsville house, and investigators are still looking for the suspects. Moundsville police Chief Tom Mitchell said officers responded to a house in the city shortly before 6 a.m. and found the 27-year-old man with a stab wound that ...

Two-vehicle collision Tuesday morning

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No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle collision at the bottom of the westbound off-ramp to W.Va. 2 late Tuesday morning. A SUV flipped onto its roof as a result of the collision with a pick-up truck. The Wheeling Police and Wheeling Fire Departments responded to the call.