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Comic book genius Stan Lee, Spider-Man creator, dies at 95

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By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comic book genius Stan Lee, the architect of the contemporary comic book, has died. He was 95. The creative dynamo who revolutionized the comics by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four and ...

Wheeling Man, 94, Recalls 1931 Dedication of World War I Memorial

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WHEELING — Joseph Gompers was just 7 years old when the city’s World War I monument and “Doughboy” statue were unveiled at Wheeling Park on Memorial Day in 1931. Gompers, of Wheeling, said he doesn’t recollect what was said that day, but he does remember being excited about a very ...

Sewer Bills on the Rise in Martins Ferry

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Starting Dec. 1, Martins Ferry residents will see an increase on their sewer bills. A $5 increase will be applied to the sewerline fund on one’s bill, raising it from $10.40 to $15.40. And on the sewer debt fund listed on one’s bill, it will be raised by $1, from $3 to $4, said Service ...

Poor Management in West Virginia Leads to FEMA Controls

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CHARLESTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has been penalizing the state of West Virginia since 2015 for “deficiencies in internal control and management” in the state’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management over how it has handled federal grant ...

Twin Sisters From Wheeling Team Up for Hurricane Relief

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Judy Nesbitt and JoEllen Teufel are identical twins who chose nursing as their career. But their devotion to their fellow man is also something they have in common. Nesbitt and Teufel purchased a Thorn Class A RV motor home and had planned a vacation to visit the New England states in October ...

Local Nurse Was In Charge of MASH 4077 In Korea

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WHEELING — When Wheeling native Helen Faso completed nursing school at Ohio Valley General Hospital and nursing studies at West Virginia University, she didn’t have a clue what she really wanted to do with her life. It was a U.S. Army recruiter on campus at WVU who convinced the Mount de ...

Powhatan Point Holds Christmas Festival

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POWHATAN POINT — People spent time Saturday getting ready for holiday festivities during the 13th annual Christmas In The Village in Powhatan Point. Children had the chance to start their morning by enjoying a pancake breakfast with Santa. After meeting the jolly old elf, those youngsters ...

Supreme Court Justice Loughry Resigns

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CHARLESTON — Days before lawmakers were scheduled to hold another special session to draw up a new article of impeachment, Justice Allen Loughry saved them the trouble and has resigned. Gov. Jim Justice announced Loughry’s resignation Saturday evening, a day after he called a special ...

Barnesville Resident Shares Books About the Great War

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Barnesville — A Barnesville man has found interest in two books handed down to him from his father that provide insight into what has been referred to as the “Great War.” Elijah Kennedy, of Barnesville, said a book titled “Liberty’s Victorious Conflict — A Photographic History of ...

Holiday Cooking Advice: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

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WHEELING — With a swell of fire calls nationwide during the holiday season, Wheeling firefighters are urging would-be chefs and culinarians to keep safety a top priority. In 2015, U.S. fire departments responded to 1,760 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving, a rate four times higher than the ...

Police Roundups

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 9 a.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Wheeling Police handled nine traffic stops, eight vehicle accidents and three miscellaneous calls. SATURDAY At 8:30 a.m., Eoff Street, disorderly adult. At 7:20 a.m., Jonse Street, destruction of property. At ...

Officials Reflect on Summit, Projects

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WEIRTON— City officials feel the recent Regional Economic Diversification Summit already is paying dividends for the community. During an informational workshop Wednesday morning, Weirton City Manager Joe DiBartolomeo said there were multiple potential projects in the city as a result of ...

Grand Jury Returns Several Indictments

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STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County grand jury returned seven indictments on Wednesday, including charges against a Mingo Junction man who allegedly hit a woman in the head with a brick. ∫ Christopher Wood, 39, of 257 Hallock Ave., Mingo Junction, was indicted on two counts of felonious ...