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Busy Spring Set For The Highlands

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TRIADELPHIA — The Chick-Fil-A restaurant is set to open later this month at The Highlands, kicking off a string of anticipated openings there in the coming months. A sign outside the Chick-Fil-A tells hungry passers-by it will open Feb. 27. “Chick-Fil-A is a gigantic hit,” said Ohio ...

Vets’ Banners Almost Ready to Fly

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MARTINS FERRY — Banners honoring veterans and other community members are expected to be lining the Purple City’s streets by July 4. In November, Councilman Tom Burns began forming a committee to research a veteran banner program for the city. He said the banners could be purchased by ...

New Stimulating Device May Prevent Migraine

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MORGANTOWN — If your bank account balance looks nail-bitingly low and you won’t get paid for days, you might agonize over every dollar you spend. Maybe you’ll scrutinize grocery-store ads more closely than usual or brew your own coffee instead of ordering it from a barista. Migraine ...

Telemedicine Promises Insight into Stroke Cases

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A patient walks into an emergency room in rural West Virginia and complains of confusion, facial numbness and a severe headache. The doctor, suspecting a stroke, has to make a quick decision: should she treat the patient herself, or should she have the patient transferred to a stroke center ...

Harvey Goodman Realtor Honors Top Agents

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Harvey Goodman Realtor recently held its 2020 Kickoff and Convention at Belmont Hills Country Club in St. Clairsville. “This is our one day a year where we ask our agents to reschedule their day, and join us to celebrate last year and focus on what improvements we are ...

Rev. Sharon Watkins To Speak at Founder’s Day at Bethany College

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BETHANY – The new pastor of Bethany Memorial Church (Disciples of Christ), the Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, will serve as Bethany College’s Founder’s Day speaker. Founder’s Day at Bethany College is observed on the first Thursday of March. This year’s event is 11 a.m. March 5 in ...

AARP WV Leaders Discuss 2020 State Legislative Agenda

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CHARLESTON — AARP West Virginia state leaders have detailed the organization’s legislative agenda for the 2020 West Virginia Legislature, with a focus on legislative action addressing rising prescription drug prices, caregiving services and support, financial and retirement security, ...

Week Six at The Legislature

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Starting today there are three weeks left in the 2020 legislative session. After last week, this session can’t end soon enough for me. Last Tuesday was the last day for bills to be introduced in the House of Delegates. Today is the last day for new bills to be introduced in the Senate. ...

Locals Share a Passion for Model Trains

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WHEELING — Mike Greenwood said he still has fond memories of being a youth decades ago and riding on a freight train that was hauling coal from Bellaire to Holloway with his father serving as an engineer for the Chessie System. Those memories continue to this day as Greenwood, a disabled ...

Getting a Jump Start On College Classes

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WHEELING — High school students across the Ohio Valley are able to get a big jump start on their post-secondary educational careers, thanks to college credits they are able to earn while still enrolled in high school. One of the most attractive incentives of participating in programs like ...

Rig Dogs Supports Local Animal Shelters

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The local Rig Dogs organization is using its social media network and influence to help further the goals and missions of four local non-profit animal rescues, according to the group’s co-founders Jarrod Miller and Chip Lockwood. Several hundred people turned out ...

WVU Extension Helping Farmers Grow State’s Agritourism Industry

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From pick-your-own patches and interactive farm tours to corn mazes and unique lodging experiences, West Virginia University Extension Service is helping tout agritourism to preserve and promote West Virginia’s diverse and historic culture. Simply put, agritourism combines agriculture and ...

Wheeling Makes Its Pitch For an HGTV Makeover

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WHEELING — The City of Wheeling has made its pitch to HGTV in an effort to score a high-profile makeover in areas of town that can use some extra attention and a little “TLC.” Many communities across the nation recently developed videos for submission to HGTV’s “Home Town Takeover” ...

Grants Breathe New Life Into Northern Panhandle Projects

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From Wheeling to Williamson, West Virginians will gain new and improved options to get active with a leisurely stroll or bicycle ride, thanks to a statewide project involving West Virginia University. The Center for ActiveWV has announced a slate of inaugural grant funding for 13 projects ...

Reynolds Candidate For 4th District House Seat

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MOUNDSVILLE — Charlie Reynolds calls himself “an easy going guy,” but he says he is ready to mix it up at the West Virginia Legislature for what he believes. Reynolds, a Republican from Moundsville, has filed as a candidate for the 4th District House of Delegates seat. Two are to be ...

Vulnerabilities Of Mobile Voting App Denied by State Officials

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CHARLESTON — A new report detailing possible issues with a mobile voting app that could be rolled out to voters with certain physical disabilities this election cycle received pushback from West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner Friday. According to a team of researchers at the ...

Weather Affecting W.Va. 2 Slip Repair

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BEECH BOTTOM – State highway officials are hoping for dry weather so crews can address a slip that has forced state Route 2 between Beech Bottom and Wellsburg to be reduced to one lane. Mike Witherow, district construction engineer for the state Division of Highways’ district office, said ...

Hospital Holding Seminar on Workplace Violence

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WHEELING – A free seminar on workplace violence will be held at Wheeling Hospital from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on March 20. Registration deadline is March 15. The event is being presented by the hospital’s safety and security department, the McKeen Group and WVU Medicine’s Barnesville ...

Ohio State Launches Hotline To Connect People Who Vape With Help

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COLUMBUS — The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has launched a new hotline to help connect people who are vaping with diagnostic and treatment options and cessation programs. The Ohio State E-Cigarette/Vaping Associated Lung Injury hotline number is 614-366-VAPE (614-366-8273). ...

DOH Crews Scramble to Repair Potholes After Cars Damaged

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WHEELING — Workers were scrambling Thursday morning to toss “cold patch” asphalt to fill large potholes that formed recently in the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 near the The Highlands exit at the top of Two-Mile Hill that caused tire damage to multiple vehicles traveling through the ...