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Speakers Cite Health Hazards Linked to Petrochemical Industry

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WHEELING — An environmentalist and a physician, who spoke in Wheeling Tuesday, paint a dire picture of health impacts of the petrochemical industry, including oil and gas fracking and ethane cracker plants. Matthew Mehalik, executive director of the Breathe Collaborative in Pittsburgh, and ...

Marshall County Prosecutor Won’t Run For Re-election

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MOUNDSVILLE — Marshall County Prosecutor Rhonda Wade won’t seek re-election in 2020, and at least two attorneys have stepped forward to say they want the job. Delegate Joe Canestraro, D-Marshall, also an assistant prosecutor in Marshall County, said he will enter the race the next year. ...

City Council Passes Drug House Ordinance

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WHEELING — The city will now be able to take more action against properties hosting criminal activity after Wheeling City Council passed a Drug House Ordinance. Council members voted unanimously to approve the ordinance at its meeting Tuesday. The ordinance will allow the city to file ...

Residents Question Future of St. Clairsville Water System

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About two dozen St. Clairsville and area residents rallied outside the city building to voice concerns and objections to the potential privatization of the city’s aging water and wastewater systems. The city leaders have been considering a bid from Aqua Ohio, a private entity, and the ...

Blame My Roots Festival Musical Lineup Packs a Punch

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Although Jamboree In The Hills is no more, the hills will once again come alive with the sound of music this weekend. The Blame My Roots Festival begins Thursday and the three-day event will feature nearly 30 performers on three stages. DJ Daner will provide the after hours entertainment in ...

City to Consider $14.5M Public Safety Building in East Wheeling

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WHEELING — The site of a vacant warehouse in East Wheeling may eventually house the city’s police and fire departments if City Council moves forward with a new proposal for a $14.5 million facility. At a meeting of Council’s Public Safety Committee on Monday, City Manager Robert Herron ...

Bridge Still Closed Following Bus Incident

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WHEELING — The Wheeling Suspension Bridge was still closed to motorists Monday, more than two weeks after a charter bus far in excess of the span’s two-ton weight limit crossed the national landmark causing the structure to be closed for an undetermined amount of time. West Virginia ...

Blame My Roots Festival Ready to Roll

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MORRISTOWN — With the absence of Jamboree in the Hills this summer, the owners of Valley View Campgrounds are hoping to fill the vacuum with their own music festival — Blame My Roots. In recent days, a logo has been erected on the property and people will soon see more signs of a music ...

Senators, Interior Secretary Tour Wildlife Refuge

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DAVIS — State legislators and administrators toured Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge Monday morning to see how work on the new visitors center is progressing as a result of federal funding. West Virginia Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito were joined by along with U.S. ...

Support Strong for Annual Wheeling Nailers Blood Drive

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It is during the summer months the American Red Cross experiences a significant drop in blood donations. So for the dozens of donors who turned out at WesBanco Arena Monday for a blood drive sponsored by the Wheeling Nailers Hockey organization, those donations couldn’t come at a better ...

ACLU Kicks Off Campaigns in Wheeling

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Leaders of the Northern Panhandle chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union met in Wheeling Monday to discuss three goals the organization has, outlining their trajectory for the next three years. Eight local residents attended the meeting, held at the First State Capitol building on Eoff ...

Marble King Heading to White House

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A Paden City business will represent West Virginia at the nation’s capitol, joining others as part of the Made In America Product Showcase. Marble King Inc. was selected to participate in the third annual showcase at the White House, which begins today on the south lawn and continues through ...