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Recognizing the ‘Best of the Ohio Valley’

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WHEELING — If you’re a local business owner, then you know the key to your company’s long-term success is, quite simply, taking care of your customers. On Tuesday, more than 400 local businesses had that personal service and attention they show year-round to local residents returned, as ...

Unidentified Girl Laid to Rest, Honored in Committal Service

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WHEELING — An unidentified girl — who unknowingly aided the education of generations of local nurses — was laid to rest with dignity on Tuesday. A short service was held to honor the young woman’s memory and to mark the ending of another part of the Ohio Valley’s medical history. The ...

Report: State Projects Don’t Help Local Tax Revenue

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CHARLESTON — Cities and towns in West Virginia are being stiffed on tax revenue by subcontractors working on state projects, according to the Legislative Auditor’s Office. In a letter released Tuesday to Senate President Mitch Carmichael and House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, Post Audit ...

Ohio Man Convicted of Operating Drug House

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WHEELING – An Ohio man was convicted Tuesday morning of maintaining a residence to serve as a drug distribution center in South Wheeling. Diego L. “Rico” Hansard, 33, of Canal Winchester, Ohio admitted to his role in a cocaine and heroin distribution operation that spanned two states, ...

No Police Chief in Bethesda

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BETHESDA – The question of who will step up as police chief remains unanswered despite calls for action or explanation Tuesday, and next month could see a larger crowd call for action. During the September meeting, council chose not to appoint acting police chief Pete Busack into the ...

WHS Washington Hospital Receives Award for Safety

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WASHINGTON, Pa. – Washington Health System recently announced that WHS Washington Hospital has received recognition for excellence in patient safety by the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania. HAP is a leading voice for the health community of Pennsylvania. As a member ...

“Best of the Ohio Valley” Honored at White Palace Gala

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WHEELING — If you’re a local business owner, then you know the key to your company’s long-term success is, quite simply, taking care of your customers. On Tuesday, more than 400 local businesses had that personal service and attention they show year-round to local residents returned, ...

Senior Apartment Complex Proposed in South Wheeling

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WHEELING — A zoning change for an industrial lot in South Wheeling could pave the way for a new senior apartment complex. The Wheeling Planning Commission voted unanimously Monday night to change four parcels in the 3700 block of Jacob Street from I-2 industrial into R-4 residential zoning ...

Revenue Secretary Says Budget Cuts Not Definite

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CHARLESTON — The administration has yet to decide on mid-year budget cuts despite drops in coal and natural gas severance tax revenue, lawmakers were told Monday. Executive branch agencies have been working on contingency plans since September should a 4.6 percent mid-year budget cut of as ...

Questions Raised Over Last-Minute Special Session

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Legislature passed two bills Monday night for its second special session of 2019, but one bill that could affect tourism projects started by Gov. Jim Justice’s companies was postponed and state officials were chided for waiting until the last minute to bring ...

Young Life Fundraiser Held Monday at Oglebay Park’s Wilson Lodge

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Young Life Ohio Valley leaders welcomed guests to Young Life’s fundraiser Monday night in Glessner Auditorium at Oglebay Park’s Wilson Lodge. Young Life leaders serve as role models in their high schools, and money raised at the event Monday goes toward sending students to Young Life camp ...

‘Filling the Vessel’ on Display at West Liberty’s Art Gallery

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WEST LIBERTY – Artist Eric Pardue and his clay works exhibition entitled “Filling the Vessel” is on display at West Liberty University’s Nutting Gallery. “I like the work here because it’s not only ceramics but it also has elements like drawing and painting on it, so you must ...

Grow Ohio Valley Seeking Regional Food Security

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BETHANY – Regional food security is a goal which can spur the economy and improve the health of residents, according to Danny Swan, co-founder of Grow Ohio Valley. It was part of the message Swan presented to Brooke County officials during the Brooke County Economic Development ...