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Four Vie for Open 3rd Ward Seat on Wheeling Council

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WHEELING — Four candidates are in a race for the open seat as 3rd Ward Wheeling City Council member. The winning candidate after the June 9 municipal election will fill the council seat currently occupied by Councilwoman Melinda Koslik. In January of last year, Koslik was appointed ...

As Summer Begins, Fair Organizers Weigh Options

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While Memorial Day weekend typically marks the unofficial beginning of summer for most Americans, fair season almost always signifies the conclusion of the same period as people gather in August and September for livestock auctions, carnival rides, outdoor concerts and fair food. With the ...

Memorial Day Even More Poignant as Veterans Die from Virus

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ATLANTA — One was a 94-year-old veteran of World War II who was the first of his 11 brothers to enlist in the military. One was a Vietnam veteran who lost his leg overseas and was always touched when people thanked him for his service. Another was drafted into the military at 18 and was ...

BEAM ME UP: BRIDGE WORK CONTINUES ON I-70

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Photo by Scott McCloskey While several bridges are being completely replaced as part of the on-going I-70 Bridges Project near Fulton, many others are being renovated, such as this area beneath the westbound side of the highway near the Wheeling Tunnel.

Bethlehem Primary Election Happening Again

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Bethlehem voters may experience “deja vu” this election season as they again head to the polls to elect a mayor, recorder and council members. It was just one year ago that the city’s residents selected its current slate of officials — but only for a one-year term. Bethlehem officials ...

Heck, Palmer, Beatty, Wright Vying for Brooke County Sheriff

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Brooke County voters will be asked to choose from two Democratic candidates and two Republican candidates in primary races for the county’s sheriff. Vying for the office on the Democratic ticket are challenger Kevin L. Heck of Follansbee and incumbent Larry C. Palmer Jr. of Wellsburg. ...

‘This Is Not Going To Be A Holiday That Is Forgotten’

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CANONSBURG, Pa. — In most places across America, there may not be mass gatherings with hats off or hands saluted this Memorial Day. There also may not be a sea of red, white and blue marking the grave stones that stretch for miles across hillsides. But despite the restrictions that the ...

Signs Memorialize Fallen Shadyside Natives

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SHADYSIDE — Bob Bell has been noticing more and more communities doing their part to pay homage to their native veterans. A village councilman, Bell decided it was time that Shadyside got involved, too. “You walk past the honor rolls that are in front of the American Legions or VFW, see ...

Thalman Faces Bishop in Race for 1st Ward Council Seat

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WHEELING — Vice Mayor and incumbent 1st Ward Councilman Chad Thalman is squaring off against fellow city resident John Bishop in the city of Wheeling’s only two-candidate race. City voters will decide between the two candidates during the upcoming municipal election on June 9. Thalman, ...

Remembering Veterans Buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery

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In honor of the 121 veterans buried in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, families from Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church placed American flags on the graves for Memorial Day. The Quinlin and Allman families spent the time teaching their children respect for the men and women who sacrificed for the ...

‘Moundsville’ Documentary Scheduled to Air on PBS

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MOUNDSVILLE – The story of Moundsville’s history and future will be told statewide on PBS this evening. Moundsville represents the archetypal “post-industrial town,” according to co-director and journalist John Miller, who wrote about several such towns for the Wall Street Journal ...

Reporter’s Notebook: We Remember

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AUTHOR’S NOTE: I published this column last Memorial Day. This coming Memorial Day will be quite different, with most events and parades canceled. Even Alumni Weekend in St. Marys is canceled, where I would have celebrated the 20th anniversary as a member of the Class of 2000. The ...

Emergency 911 Levy on Brooke Ballots

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WELLSBURG – As the June 9 primary election approaches, Brooke County voters are being asked to consider a four-year levy to support improvements to the county’s emergency 911 center. If approved, the levy will raise $570,296 per year for four years “to operate, maintain and improve and ...

W.Va. Early Vote Starts Wednesday

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WHEELING — Early voting for the June 9 primary election in West Virginia starts Wednesday across the state, though there are signs both voters and poll workers may be reluctant to come to the polls this election season. Early voting starts just as election officials continue to process a ...

Elliott, Hamm, Domenick Seek Wheeling Mayor Post

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WHEELING — Three candidates vying for mayor of the city of Wheeling each presented their vision for the Friendly City. Incumbent Mayor Glenn F. Elliott Jr. is facing opposition from fellow Wheeling residents Tony Domenick and Chris Hamm in the June 9 election. This weekend, each of the ...

Dem Candidates For Governor Navigate New Campaign Waters

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CHARLESTON - The winner of the Democratic primary for governor of West Virginia will not only have to face a Republican opponent in November, but the victor will have to rebuild the state’s economy and deal with the medical crisis started by COVID-19. Five Democratic candidates are on the ...