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Wheeling Moving Forward on Transfer of Market Street Buildings

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WHEELING — The city is moving forward with plans to transfer a row of mostly-vacant buildings that it owns on Market Street to two developers interested in rehabilitation. Wheeling City Council’s Development Committee on Tuesday directed city staff to draft a memorandum of understanding ...

Murray Energy Extends Lender Payments

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Murray Energy Corp. announced Wednesday that the company will have until near the end of the month to make payments to lenders. In early October the coal company announced a forbearance agreement giving them until Oct. 14 to make payments to lenders holding in excess of 50 ...

Reynolds Memorial Hospital Recognized as ‘Most Wired’

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GLEN DALE – Nine WVU Medicine hospitals, including Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale, have earned 2019 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired recognition. Reynolds and the other facilities were recognized as certified level 9, the second highest achievable recognition, on the domestic and ...

W.Va.’s Billionaire governor’s family farms get subsidy

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LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A farming business owned by the family of West Virginia's billionaire governor has received $125,000 in soybean and corn subsidies, the maximum allowed from a federal program meant to help American farmers through the U.S. trade war with China. There is no evidence ...

Updated: WesBanco Arena Installs Modular Ice After System Failure

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Editor's note: The headline and lead of this story have been updated to reflect that the new ice system at WesBanco Arena is modular, not temporary. WesBanco Arena Executive Director Dennis Magruder said the system, which is the same the NHL uses to host its outdoor Winter Classic games, could ...

Ohio EPA and St. C. Talk Water Needs

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Ohio Environmental Protection Agency officials spoke to city leaders during an executive session Wednesday as part of a special council meeting to discuss the water system and to address the vacant council president’s seat, but two council members opposed the executive ...

Acuity Specialty Hospital’s Area Sites Remain Open

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WHEELING — While other medical facilities have closed or undergone significant changes, Acuity Specialty Hospital of Ohio Valley continues to provide long-term acute care for area residents. Acuity Specialty Hospital offers inpatient care at three local sites: in the former Belmont Community ...

Trump to Speak at Pittsburgh Shale Event

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PITTSBURGH — President Donald Trump will be coming to Pittsburgh next Wednesday. Trump will be the keynote speaker at the Shale Insight conference, a natural gas industry-related event, the Marcellus Shale Coalition reported Wednesday morning. The conference will run Oct. 23-24 at the David ...

Education Chancellor Tours Belmont College

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner toured Belmont College on Wednesday as part of his tour of all of Ohio’s colleges. College President Paul Gasparro took Gardner on a guided tour of facilities and programs. Gardner also met and spoke with some ...

New Tobacco Law in Effect Thursday

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STEUBENVILLE – Ohio’s new Tobacco 21 law takes effect today, raising the age to purchase cigarettes, other tobacco products and alternative nicotine products, such as e-cigarettes and vaping products, from 18 to 21. It also will become illegal to give such products to people under age ...

Clothing Drive Set for Fire Victims

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WASHINGTON, Pa. – A clothing drive will be held Saturday in Washington County, Pennsylvania, for the family whose Wheeling home was destroyed by fire early Tuesday. Ben and Megan Dunaway, and their young son, Keegan, escaped uninjured after a vacant home next door to theirs in the Mozart ...

OCDA Starts on Second Highlands Interchange

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WHEELING – Preliminary planning for a second interchange at The Highlands is now underway. Ohio County commissioners this month secured a $14 million bond that will cover costs to begin the work, County Administrator Greg Stewart told Ohio County Development Authority members ...