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Opponent of School Levy Makes Case to St. Clairsville City Council

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A city resident has objected to a proposed school levy and any support city leaders may show for it. Bill Brooks, a resident of St. Clairsville since 1967, appeared Monday night before City Council with a sign opposing the proposed 8.56-mills levy that would raise $79.9 million for the St. ...

FOP Supports Levy For Safety Building

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Falling in line with city firefighters, the Wheeling Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 38 is throwing its support behind the city’s efforts to provide a new Public Safety Building for its first responders. Firefighters pledged their support earlier this summer. Members of the police lodge ...

Four Indicted Receive December Trial Date

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Four of five people scheduled to appear received a trial date of Dec. 6 before Circuit Judge Jason Cuomo during Ohio County docket day. Three people identified by the grand jury last week appeared Wednesday morning. John Herring, 24, of Wheeling; Brittany Bennett, 22, of Weirton; and Cody ...

Five Dogs Removed From Partially Collapsed Warwood House

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WHEELING — The Ohio County dog warden removed five dogs from a home in Warwood after emergency officials responded to a call Wednesday afternoon to a partially collapsed structure. Dog Warden Doug McCroskey said he came to the scene after Wheeling firefighters called him regarding the ...

Gunman Shoots Four at Pennsylvania Magistrate’s Office

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MASONTOWN, Pa. — The man who shot four people at the office of a Fayette County, Pennsylvania, magistrate was facing charges of strangulation and assault in relation to an August domestic violence incident. State police and District Attorney Rich Bower did not identify the man, but said ...

Experts: Raise Steubenville Water Rates by More Than 29 Percent

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STEUBENVILLE — Water system consultants recommended Tuesday evening to City Council a more than 29 percent rate increase in the city’s water rates to begin fixing a system that is nearing the end of its projected service life. The report from Arcadis, a state-required asset management ...

Surplus Given to Homeless Veterans Dwindling

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An annual event to help homeless veterans in Wheeling will take place next month, but it might be the last one. The Veteran Stand Down Resource Fair is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 10 at the West Virginia Northern Community College Education Building, 1704 Market St., Wheeling. Free ...

Early Diagnosis Remains Key To Surviving Prostate Cancer

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Leading a healthy lifestyle and undergoing screening for early detection of prostate cancer are keys to men’s health, said Dr. Gregory Merrick, director of Wheeling Hospital’s Schiffler Cancer Center. Merrick, a urologic oncologist, spoke Tuesday at the hospital’s press conference for ...

Former Moundsville Fire Chief Honored on Memorial Wall

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Former Moundsville Fire Chief Noel Clarke’s memory will live on among his fellow firefighters in Colorado on the Fallen Fire Fighters Wall of Honor. Clarke, who died of colon cancer in November 2017, had served with the city’s fire department since 1997. Clarke developed the cancer ...

Sponaugle Files Second Suit Over Justice’s Residency

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A petition to compel the West Virginia governor to reside in Charleston was refiled Tuesday by a member of the House of Delegates. Delegate Isaac Sponaugle, D-Pendleton, asked the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to order Gov. Jim Justice to reside in the seat of government as required ...

Wheeling Police Arrest Man Climbing Suspension Bridge Cables

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WHEELING -- City police officers this morning responded to the Suspension Bridge for a a man climbing the cables on the downtown side of the bridge. Police briefly closed the bridge and the man climbed down. Gregory Tyler Alderson, 26 of Fairmont was arrested for public intoxication and trespassing.

Wheeling City Council Pictures A Mural to Welcome Visitors

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WHEELING — A mural to greet visitors entering Wheeling from Interstate 70 is in the works. Wheeling City Council heard the first of two readings Tuesday night of an ordinance authorizing the creation of a mural in Kossuth Park. The park is situated at the base of the I-70 eastbound exit ...

Rise West Virginia Program Makes Slow, Steady Progress

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CHARLESTON — Since June, the West Virginia National Guard has made progress in getting people who lost their homes during 2016 flooding into houses and trailers, but it acknowledged it remains months from meeting every need. That’s according to Adjutant Gen. James Hoyer, who gave a ...

Top Health Officer Leaving West Virginia DHHR

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CHARLESTON — Dr. Rahul Gupta, who headed the West Virginia Bureau of Public Health and supervised the Office of Drug Control Policy, is the next high-profile Justice Administration official leaving. However, Gov. Jim Justice said Tuesday afternoon he was able to fill one of those ...

Moundsville City Clerk To Serve As Manager

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MOUNDSVILLE — City Clerk Sondra Hewitt will pull double duty for the immediate future while temporarily serving as Moundsville’s city manager. Hewitt was appointed Tuesday as interim city manager until the job could be posted and filled through proper channels. Mayor Allen Hendershot ...

Audits Find Issues With State Mine Safety Agency, Parks System

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By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS For The Intelligencer CHARLESTON — The state agency that performs mine inspections is unable to explain increases in mine jury rates, while another agency in charge of state parks doesn’t have the resources to keep up on maintenance. Those were the determinations of ...

Wheeling PD Backs New Safety Building

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WHEELING — Falling in line with city firefighters, the Wheeling Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 38 is throwing its support behind the city’s efforts to provide a new Public Safety Building for its first responders. Firefighters pledged their support earlier this summer. Members of the ...

Mineral Owners Hear Ideas About Future of Natural Gas

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WHEELING — Predicting the future of the natural gas industry is a bit like following Alice through the looking-glass, according to an independent energy analyst, but he believes the story will become easier to read by 2022. Jim Halloran, who holds degrees in business and accounting, spoke ...