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Wheeling Urged to Consider Carcinogens On Calabrese Property

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WHEELING — Based on the former usage of the property Wheeling is considering for its proposed Public Safety Building, a local businessman with experience at the location urged city leaders to look elsewhere. The property at the corner of 19th and Jacob streets has been idle for years, but ...

Impeachment Trial Begins

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Tuesday with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two late-night sessions and Democrats arguing for more witnesses to expose Trump’s “trifecta” of ...

Foster Care Bill of Rights Legislation Goes Through Committees

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CHARLESTON — A bill aimed at clarifying the rights of foster children and foster parents passed the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, but the House Finance Committee will need to review it before the full House can vote on it. House Bill 4092 creates the foster children’s bill of rights ...

Senator Weld Seeks to Make ‘Shelter Dogs’ the State Dog

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WHEELING — It’s said that every dog has its day, and shelter dogs soon could get “top dog” status in West Virginia. A resolution proposed by Senate Majority Whip Ryan Weld, R-Brooke, and Sen. Stephen Baldwin, D-Greenbrier, would designate canines adopted from West Virginia animal ...

House GOP Spar Over Changes To Certificate of Need Exemptions

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CHARLESTON — A bill to make changes to certificate of need exemptions unanimously passed the House of Delegates on Tuesday, but not before a Northern Panhandle lawmaker accused Republican leadership of not pushing for a full certificate of need repeal. House Bill 4108, which passed 99-0, ...

Chick-fil-A at The Highlands Nearing Completion

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TRIADELPHIA – You can’t taste the waffle fries or get a drink of freshly brewed sweet tea there yet, but the new Chick-fil-A at The Highlands should be ready for customers within a month. Manager Shawn Diamond is anticipating opening the doors Feb. 20 to those anxious for the ...

Ohio Valley Media Day Blood Drive Set For New Venue

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WHEELING – The Ohio Valley Media Day Blood Drive has a new venue this year. The 34th annual event will be conducted at Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Racetrack from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday. Previously, the blood drive was held at WesBanco Arena. The blood drive is dedicated to the ...

Bridges Project Continues

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Swank Construction crews remove concrete slabs Tuesday from the eastbound section of an Interstate 70 bridge that stretches above Lumber Avenue in Elm Grove as part of the I-70 Bridges Project. While crews have been primarily working on bridges on the westbound side of the highway between ...

West Virginia Election Filings Jan. 18-21

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U.S. President — Democrat Tom Steyer, San Francisco Elizabeth Warren, Cambridge, Massachusetts U.S. Senate — Republican Allen Whitt, Kenna U.S. House — West Virginia, District 1 (Democrat) Natalie Cline, Wheeling Governor — Democrat Jody Murphy, Parkersburg Stephen Smith, ...

Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8 a.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday, Wheeling police conducted 12 traffic stops and responded to 5 miscellaneous calls and one vehicle accident. TUESDAY At 5:52 a.m., View Street, suspicious person. At 3:21 a.m., 25th Street, fugitive. At 2:05 a.m., ...

Legislators Question Plan for Mobile Voting App

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CHARLESTON — A mobile phone app used by deployed military service members to vote overseas could be the answer for helping people with disabilities and the blind to vote absentee, though concerns were raised Monday about potential hacking. Senate Bill 94 was introduced Jan. 8 by Senate ...

Area Students Celebrate Life, Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King

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WHEELING — As part of celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, area students participated in two separate events held at the YWCA and Youth Services Systems Winter Freeze Shelter in Wheeling to give back to the community and learn more about civil rights ...

Group Asks Wheeling to Stop Prayers at City Council Meetings

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WHEELING — A formal objection was raised earlier this month to Wheeling City Council’s practice of opening meetings with prayer. In a letter dated Jan. 9 addressed to Mayor Glenn Elliott, attorney Brenda Johnson, on behalf of the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, asked ...

Marshall Delegate Pushing for Middle School CTE Programs

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CHARLESTON — Democrats in the West Virginia Legislature are calling for students statewide to participate in career and technical education at an earlier age. Delegate Lisa Zukoff, D-Marshall, Sen. Glenn Jeffries, D-Kanawha, and Delegate Andrew Robinson, D-Kanawha announced Monday they will ...

Partial Upgrades Complete on Historic Schoolhouse in Belmont County

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The first series of renovations to a historic schoolhouse in Belmont County is complete. Thanks to “generous donations” from multiple donors, the Great Western Schoolhouse, located on the Ohio University Eastern campus, was able to receive a “facelift.” Schoolmarm ...

Madison Elementary Students Learn Teachings of MLK

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The Rev. Darrell W. Cummings, pastor of Bethlehem Temple in Wheeling and Shiloh Apostolic Faith Assembly in Weirton, reads to third-grade students at Madison Elementary School on Wheeling Island last week about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his teachings.

Specialist Dr. Rajai Khoury Joins Wheeling Hospital

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WHEELING – Dr. Rajai Khoury, a specialist with 40 years of experience in vascular medicine and surgery, has joined Wheeling Hospital. Khoury’s practice, Wheeling Vein and Vascular, will see patients at his St. Clairsville location at 51520 National Road, Wheeling Clinic, Reynolds Memorial ...

State Fire Marshal Investigating Fatal Blaze in New Martinsville

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NEW MARTINSVILLE – The state fire marshal is continuing to investigate a fire that killed a man in his Wetzel County home earlier this month. Firefighters were called to the home at 4401 Doolin Run Road near New Martinsville shortly after 2 a.m. Jan. 11 and found the structure fully ...

Opponents Speak Out Against Fire Code Changes

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CHARLESTON — Opponents of a change to a fire code for new-home construction spoke Monday morning during a public hearing before the West Virginia House of Delegates Judiciary Committee. House Bill 4276 is a rules bundle for the State Fire Marshal updating the State Building Code. The ...