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Robert Herron Reinstated As Wheeling City Manager

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WHEELING — Robert Herron will soon return to his job as Wheeling’s City Manager after City Council voted 5-2 to reinstate him on Monday evening. The decision, which will end Herron’s suspension that began on March 11, came one day after he pleaded guilty to DUI in Ohio County Magistrate ...

Jim Justice Coal Companies Hit Back in Federal Court

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CHARLESTON — The coal companies owned by Gov. Jim Justice have been subject to a federal lawsuit, but the Justice companies are striking back. According to a press release from Justice’s Bluestone Energy Group, the governor’s coal operations are seeking a declaratory judgment in federal ...

Tax Fraud Convict Gets Probation

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WHEELING — Jolynn Gilchrist, who was indicted in a tax fraud scheme that originally included suspended Ohio County magistrate Harry Radcliffe, will spend the next two years on probation and have to make restitution of more than $2,000 after being sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District ...

SOUTHWESTERN ENERGY CLEANS UP FOR OGDEN WELLNESS WEEKEND EVENTS

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Southwestern Energy employees completed a clean-up detail on both sides of 29th Street Tuesday, in anticipation of hundreds of runners and walkers traversing the roadway during Ogden Wellness Weekend. The weekend’s events begin and end at Heritage Port in Wheeling on Saturday. Amy Dobkin, ...

Moundsville Middle School Nurse Tammy Riding Wins Award

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Tammy Riding, certified school nurse at Moundsville Middle School, was among 10 winners of the Highmark Foundation’s fifth annual Advancing Excellence in School Nursing Awards. The foundation created the awards program to honor and recognize the important role that school nurses play in ...

Wheeling City Manager Robert Herron Pleads Guilty to DUI

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WHEELING — Suspended City Manager Robert Herron pleaded guilty to non-aggravated DUI in Ohio County Magistrate Court on Monday. Herron will serve 104 hours of community service and pay a $200 fine, according to the plea agreement accepted by Magistrate Patricia Murphy. Per the agreement, ...

Local Agencies Participate in Seatbelt Initiative

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WHEELING — Law enforcement agencies across the region are stepping up their enforcement of seatbelt laws this week to encourage drivers to buckle up. The West Virginia Northern Regional Highway Safety Office announced its participation in the national Click It or Ticket campaign, set for May ...

Work Still Going On Education Reform

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CHARLESTON — Much focus has been on what Gov. Jim Justice and Republican lawmakers are planning for the resumption of the education betterment special session likely next month, but Democratic lawmakers in the House of Delegates and Senate have ideas of their own. Monday’s resumption of ...

Legislature Fixes Vetoed Legislation

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Legislature resumed the special session Monday to fix several bills vetoed by Gov. Jim Justice in March and to make supplemental appropriations. Early Monday, Justice issued an updated proclamation adding an additional bill to the day’s agenda relating to ...

PETERS RUN ROAD WILL BE CLOSED WEEKDAYS

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Photo by Scott McCloskey The West Virginia Division of Highways advises that Peters Run Road will be closed weekdays 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday, June 14 at milepost 0.50, next to Savage Construction. During this time, crews with the Ohio-West Virginia Excavating Company will continue ...

Infant Dead In Suspected Drowning in Jefferson County

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Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said he planned to meet Monday with Prosecutor Jane Hanlin to review details in the suspected drowning death of a 1-year-old boy at a house in East Springfield. The sheriff’s department was called around 7:09 p.m. Saturday to 178 Mill St. about a ...

Former Fugitive to Serve 16 Years for Child Porn

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Wesley Alan Burdge will spend the next 16 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty earlier this month to two counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor. Meanwhile, his girlfriend, Tabitha Gallagher, pleaded guilty Monday to attempted obstruction of justice, a felony of the ...

Herron Pleads Guilty to DUI

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By ALEX MEYER Staff Writer WHEELING -- Suspended City Manager Robert Herron pleaded guilty to non-aggravated DUI in Ohio County Magistrate Court on Monday. Herron will serve 104 hours of community service and pay a $200 fine, according to the plea agreement accepted by Magistrate Patricia ...