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Bank Reps Explain Plans Ahead of Zone Change Vote

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WHEELING — Bank representatives hoping to build a branch in Edgwood explained their plans and accommodations of residents’ concerns ahead of an upcoming zone change vote this week by Wheeling City Council. Council is set to hold a long-awaited vote Tuesday on a proposed zoning amendment to ...

Mobile Oilfield Learning Unit Offers Hands-on Learning Session

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — County leaders have lamented that the most valuable export from the Belmont County area is its youth. Businesses, elected officials and educators are meeting with the goal of building local talent among students and giving them the tools to take advantage of the oil and gas ...

Idle Mines Portend Dark Days for Top U.S. Coal Region

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GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — At two of the world’s biggest coal mines, the finances got so bad that their owner couldn’t even get toilet paper on credit. Warehouse technician Melissa Worden divvied up what remained of the last case, giving four rolls to each mine and two to the mine supply ...

3rd Veteran’s Death at VA in Clarksburg Considered Suspicious

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PARKERSBURG — An autopsy would likely have been done had the circumstances been disclosed of how a patient died at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, said an attorney representing the families of veterans who died at the hospital under suspicious means. John Hallman, 87, passed away in ...

2020 Candidates File Early In West Virginia

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WHEELING — Pre-candidate filings in West Virginia provide a glimpse at how the 2020 primary election ballot might look in the Mountain State. While candidates for office can’t officially file to be on the 2020 ballot until mid-January, there already are 14 pre-candidates wanting to be ...

Marble Fest Event Returns to Sistersville

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SISTERSVILLE — Downtown streets will be lined with marble displays, food vendors and other attractions Sept. 27-29 when thousands of visitors attend the 20th annual Sistersville Marble Festival. The event has been known to draw national and international attention while providing a fun ...

Dunce Cap

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I've spent the last few days pouring over the data from the second annual Balanced Scorecard report on the performance of West Virginia's schools, and I'm really kind of appalled at the results for the students we're pushing into college or the workforce. This weekend I focused on the high ...

HUD Announces Grant for JMHA in Steubenville

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Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority has been awarded $250,000 in federal grant funds to enhance security and monitoring at the John F. Kennedy Apartments and Earl F. Rodgers Plaza in Steubenville. JMHA was one of 23 PHA’s in 15 states to be awarded funding, and one of only 11 to receive ...

Bethany College Special Holds Olympics Field Day

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BETHANY — As Bethany College’s inaugural Special Olympics Field Day neared its end on Sunday, Joey Collette stepped to the podium to receive his medal and proudly declared: “I’m the winner.” He wasn’t alone in his sense of accomplishment. Smiles brightened the faces of the more ...

A Day Of Hope in Wheeling

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WHEELING — More than two dozen people turned out to participate in the Wheeling Day of Hope March in Wheeling Saturday. Prior to the march, which was part of a statewide initiative to bring faith communities together to promote, educate and advocate for substance abuse recovery and ...

Wheeling Hospital Pulmonologist Warns Of Vaping Risks

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WHEELING — An area pulmonologist has joined other experts in warning about the danger of electronic cigarettes, amid a nationwide spate of vaping-related deaths and illnesses. Use of vaping devices “is definitely a big NO,” said Dr. Aarthi Ganesh, a pulmonologist at Wheeling ...

Balanced Scorecard Shows West Virginia Schools Below Standards

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CHARLESTON— The second year of the state Department of Education’s Balanced Scorecard gives teachers, administrators, parents and the public an opportunity to track progress in English, math and many other categories. While high schools were able to improve on some of the standards ...

Junior League of Wheeling Celebrates 80 Years of Support

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Members of the Junior League of Wheeling stand together after the organization began its 80th year of supporting women and children in the greater Wheeling area. The League appointed new members to its board in May, and it plans to expand its current programming and collaborate with ...

Man Faces Felony Cruelty Charges in Puppy Death

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A man has been charged after allegedly killing a puppy by keeping it in a bleach-filled bag inside a Moundsville garage earlier this week. Philip Ewing, 31, of 1001 Sixth Street, Moundsville, was met by police around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, when a neighbor reported that Ewing had tied a dog in ...

Cameron’s ‘Teacher of the Year’ Overwhelmed by Honor

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CAMERON — After a tumultuous two years that included a couple of statewide strikes and the introduction of charter schools, Jennifer Schwertfeger said she’s proud of the role educators play in society after she was named West Virginia’s “Teacher of the Year” this ...

Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Thursday to 8 a.m. Friday, officers handled 17 traffic stops, two accidents and four miscellaneous calls. At 8:27 a.m., Fort Henry Bridge, unknown trouble. At 8:58 a.m., Medical Park, hit and run. At 9:04 a.m., Interstate 70, hazardous ...