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Prosecutors Will Fight Wetzel County Kidnapper’s Plea Deal

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MOUNDSVILLE — Marshall County prosecutors are taking legal action against a senior status judge who upheld a plea deal — even after prosecutors had orphaned it. Prosecutor Rhonda Wade said Monday that her office is filing a writ of prohibition against retired Judge Arthur Recht because the ...

Ohio County Board of Education Talks About Homebound Policy

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Ohio County officials discussed Monday updating the homebound instruction policy to get students back into the classroom. Superintendent Kim Miller invited Student Services Director Raquel Welch McLeod, who oversees the homebound program, to address the school board during its regular ...

Interstate 68 Meetings Continue in Washington

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MOUNDSVILLE — Trump Administration officials are continuing to listen as West Virginia officials push for an expanded Interstate 68 from Morgantown through Marshall County. Marshall County Commissioner Robert Miller led a contingent to Washington, D.C., last week to meet with Brittany ...

Major Water Project Nears Completion in Weirton

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The finishing touches are being made on a long-term water project in the city. During Thursday’s meeting of the Weirton Area Water Board, Steve Hamit of Thrasher Engineering said contractors have completed all but a few final touches and tests for the project. A leak test remains. “Once ...

President Trump Doubts Meddling Reports

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HELSINKI (AP) — In an extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Monday openly questioned his own intelligence agencies’ firm finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to his benefit, seeming to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ...

Village of Bethlehem Accepts Insurance Proposal

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Village Council approved the low bid on the village’s annual liability insurance and received an update on several recent street and waterline repair projects during its regular meeting Monday evening. Mayor Tim Bishop advised council that the lowest bid for the village’s annual liability ...

Judge Halts Immigrant Expulsion

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered a temporary halt to deportations of immigrant families reunited after being separated at the border, as the Trump administration races to meet a July 26 deadline for putting more than 2,500 children back in their parents’ arms. U.S. ...

Lights Out for Elm Grove as Tree Falls on Utility Pole

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Photo by Scott McCloskey Motorists travel Monday along National Road in the Elm Grove section of Wheeling, where a power outage left customers without electricity for most of the day. AEP said a tree fell on a pole that then broke, which caused the power lines to fall and the blackout to ...

Wheeling Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 11:15 a.m. Sunday and 5:58 a.m. Monday, officers handled 10 traffic stops and two vehicle accidents. MONDAY At 7:31 a.m., Bae Mar Place, burglar alarm. At 6:39 a.m., Kruger Street, serve domestic violence papers. At 6:31 a.m., Eoff Street, breaking ...

Power Outage Reported in Elm Grove Area

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UPDATE -- AEP officials said about 2,700 customers remain without power from Washington Avenue east to Elm Grove. About 1,000 customers have had power restored. Power is expected to be restored for 100 percent of the outage area by 6 p.m. AEP spokesman Joelle Connors said a tree fell on a ...

Ohio Valley Firefighters Battle Dangers, Seen and Unseen

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WHEELING — Firefighters soon will be asked to participate in a federal registry seeking to identify links between their job, health and cancer risks. Firefighters in the Ohio Valley, meanwhile, already are taking extra measures to clean, wash off and eradicate the soot and carcinogens ...

Farmers Fearful of Trade War

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Even before the specter of a trade war with China and other countries threatened to cost them billions of dollars, American farmers were feeling the squeeze from fluctuating crop prices and other factors that have halved their overall income in recent years. The ...

Troopers Will Be Out in Force for Jamboree In The Hills

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Jamboree In The Hills is rolling around again, and while lovers of fun and music will converge on Belmont County Thursday through July 22, the greater traffic also will mean a greater potential for danger. Lt. James Faunda with the St. Clairsville post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the ...

Jamboree In The Hills Spans Generations

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MORRISTOWN — Since 1977, thousands of fans have gathered each year in the rolling hills of eastern Ohio to take part in the longest-running country music festival in America — Jamboree In The Hills. Jamboree, often called Jambo or abbreviated as JITH, began as a modest, two-day outdoor ...

Marshall County Clerk Jan Pest To Lead State Group

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Marshall County Clerk Jan Pest has been named president of the West Virginia Association of Counties for fiscal year 2018-19. Pest took office June 4 in Wyoming County at the 2018 WVACo spring board meeting. “County elected officials are the face of government that affects the people ...

Family Crosses Country for Chatauqua Days Festival in Bethesda

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BETHESDA — Tina Khalil drove 22 hours for the Chautauqua Homecoming Days & Bethesda Festival. Khalil and her daughters — Allison, 17, and Samantha, 15 — said they came from Houston to spend their summertime in Bethesda. “I wanted my daughters to enjoy what I was able to enjoy as ...

Wheeling Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Sunday, officers handled 27 traffic stops, five vehicle accidents and seven miscellaneous calls. SUNDAY At 3:42 a.m., 400 block of North Huron Street, disorderly adult. At 2:30 a.m., South Penn Street, disorderly adult. At 2:23 ...

New Rotary Club District Governor Is From Wheeling

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The Rotary Club of Wheeling is home to the club’s district governor for the first time in more than 50 years. Michael A. Davidson, of Wheeling, was named the 2018-19 Rotary International District 7530 Governor during an installation ceremony June 13. It is the first time a Wheeling Rotarian ...