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WVNCC Grads: Envision Next “Checkpoint” in Life

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WHEELING — Robert Dobkin, WesBanco trust officer, told graduating students of West Virginia Northern Community College to envision the next “checkpoint” in their journeys through life. “This greatness, your greatness, cannot end today. You must not rest your laurels,” Dobkin said to ...

Man Found Guilty of Child Porn Crimes in Moundsville

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A former Moundsville resident was found guilty during a one-day trial earlier this week of distribution of child pornography, which could land him up to three years in prison. Carlos Duncan, 50, who currently lives in Mayse, Clay County, was found guilty at trial Monday on distributing and ...

Jacobsburg Man Charged With Multiple Rapes

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A 72-year-old man accused of multiple rapes over a period of more than 30 years has been arrested and is facing charges. On Thursday, a special session of the Monroe County grand jury returned an indictment against Richard A. Hess Sr. of 59342 Crozier Ridge Road, Jacobsburg. He is charged ...

‘Discover Recovery’ to Help With Addiction in Wheeling Area

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WHEELING — Those in the Wheeling area suffering from drug addiction and their family or friends are welcome to enter a “judgment-free zone” to find resources and learn more information at an upcoming event. A resource fair titled “Discover Recovery” is set for 3 to 7 p.m. May 22 at ...

Justice’s Chief Adviser Bray Cary Leaves EQT Board

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CHARLESTON — A senior adviser to Gov. Jim Justice will not be returning to the board of one of the largest natural gas companies in the country, a position that raised concerns about conflicts of interest. According to a press release, Bray Cary is one of three directors for EQT Corp. who ...

Belmont County Exploring Humane Officer Agreement

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — After months of negotiation, Belmont County is on the path to having a humane officer in the coming months. On Wednesday, Belmont County Commissioners Josh Meyer, J.P. Dutton and Jerry Echemann signed a memorandum of understanding with the Belmont County Animal Rescue ...

High Stakes in Trump’s Showdown With Congress

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WASHINGTON — Democrats call it a “constitutional crisis.” But is it? Stunned by the extent of the White House’s blanket refusal to comply with oversight by Congress, the Democrats warn that the Trump administration is shattering historic norms and testing the nation’s system of ...

Crittenton Services in Wheeling Goes ‘Virtual’ for Annual 5K

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For the past several years, Crittenton Services has held a traditional 5K race, but the event is going virtual this year. The virtual event takes place anywhere, at any time, on Saturday and Sunday. The virtual 5K offers complete flexibility for participants. The start line can be a ...

Flushing, Ohio Man Pleads Guilty In Child Porn Case

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Wesley Alan Burdge, who had been the subject of a manhunt near the end of 2018 on suspicion of activities related to child pornography, pleaded guilty Thursday to two felony counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor. Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato set ...

Plans Revealed for Great American Rail-Trail

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The 3,700-mile Great American Rail-Trail is going to pass through West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle, cut across the Market Street Bridge and then traverse Jefferson County, organizers revealed Wednesday. “It is good to see the potential of a trail to cross this county, much like the ...

Renowned Pathologist Testifies in Football Player’s Lawuit

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Five years ago, the ornate Washington County Courthouse served as a set for scenes in the motion picture “Concussion,” for which actor Will Smith received a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of Dr. Bennet Omalu. On Wednesday, a real-life drama related to football and physical ...