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Main Street Ramp Onto Fort Henry Bridge Closed Until 2021

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WHEELING — Motorists looking to merge onto Interstate 70 from Main Street will need to circle around for the next four months, as ongoing road work has closed the ramp onto Fort Henry Bridge. The ramp closed late Monday evening and is expected to remain closed for 120 days — roughly until ...

City Officials Ponder Future of Nelson Jordan Center

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WHEELING — The only city-operated recreation center in Wheeling marked its 70th anniversary this year, and with needed improvements in mind, city leaders are pondering options for the future of the facility and the programs it offers to the community. Later this week, members of Wheeling ...

Gov. Justice: Public Heeding Call to Get Tested for COVID

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CHARLESTON — Despite higher numbers of COVID-19, Gov. Jim Justice was encouraged by the increased number of West Virginians getting tested. “It seems like, and even feels like, this thing is starting to move our way,” Justice said Monday during his COVID-19 briefing at the State Capitol ...

$10M in Loans Approved for East Ohio Regional Hospital

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MARTINS FERRY — $10 million in loans has been approved to help East Ohio Regional Hospital take the necessary steps to reopen and improve the building located in Martins Ferry, local lawmakers said Monday. The money approved at Monday’s Controlling Board meeting will help finance the ...

Suspect in Cross-State Flight Arrested

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Shad Boccella, 24, was arrested Monday and is being held in Belmont County Jail on a charge of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a felony of the fourth degree, after reportedly leading multiple agencies in a pursuit that apparently began in ...

Steenrod Students’ Artwork Now On Display

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WHEELING – The collaborative artistic efforts of Steenrod Elementary School second graders has resulted in a beautiful piece of artwork now on display at the school’s entrance. Over the course of a four-month period during the 2019-2020 school year, Steenrod students in the classes of ...

Man Admits to Molesting, Impregnating 15-Year-Old

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WHEELING – An Indiana man allegedly confessed to the molestation of a girl over the course of years, which produced a child while they resided in Wheeling. Kurt Russell Holley, 36 of Muncie, Indiana, allegedly confessed to local police in late August that he had molested three girls. One of ...

Wheeling Health Right to Host Community Health Fair

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WHEELING – Wheeling Health Right will wrap up its sixth year of “Farmacy: Prescriptions for Produce,” with a health fair on its grounds Thursday. Free health screenings, giveaways, food demonstrations and health related activities will be available to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ...

High-speed chase spans three states, ends in Belmont County

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More than two dozen police vehicles chased a stolen truck from Pittsburgh to near St. Clairsville today, with the suspect apprehended just past the split with Interstate 70 and Interstate 470 near the Ohio Valley Mall. Police units from Pittsburgh, the Pennsylvania State Police, Allegheny ...

Marshall Co. Health Department Expected to Reopen Doors

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MOUNDSVILLE — Two weeks after an employee at the Marshall County Health Department tested positive for COVID-19, the office is once again allowing walk-ins. On Sept. 14, health officials announced that an employee had been found to have COVID-19, and several others inside the department had ...

NY Times: Trump Paid $750 in U.S. Income Taxes in 2016, 2017

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(AP) — President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for president and in his first year in the White House, according to a report Sunday in The New York Times. Trump, who has fiercely guarded his tax filings and is the only president in modern times not to ...

Patriotism Through a Pandemic

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New Martinsville American Legion Marine Post #28 Commander Carl Kernan’s patriotism is on full display as he raises the American Flag at Alumni Field at Bill Stewart Memorial Stadium prior to the Magnolia High School varsity football game against Frontier on Friday night. The Magnolia Blue ...

Ohio County Green, Marshall Yellow in Latest School Map

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s latest COVID-19 school map shows Ohio County as green for the coming week while Marshall County is at yellow. All other local counties also are green. For the first time in the past few weeks, there are no counties currently red, meaning increased community ...

Pumpking and Queen Win Barnesville Pumpkin Weigh-Off Again

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BARNESVILLE – A couple of Barnesville’s seasoned growers took first place in the King Pumpkin Weigh-Off on Friday with their nearly 2,000-pound pumpkin. Todd and Donna Skinner of Barnesville took home two trophies and nearly $4,000 for their 1,994-pound giant pumpkin. The first-place ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Odds and Ends

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I feel like a walking countdown clock, but we are now 36 days away from the Tuesday, Nov. 3, general election. October starts on Thursday. Absentee ballots are already being sent out by county clerks across the state. According to the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office, county clerks ...

Ohio County green in latest COVID map; Marshall County yellow

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West Virginia's latest COVID-19 school map shows Ohio County as green for the coming week while Marshall County is at yellow. All other local counties also are green. For the first time in the past few weeks, there are no counties currently red, meaning increased community transmission. Only ...