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Manchin, Morrisey Trade Barbs Over Healthcare Continuity Act

CHARLESTON — The 2018 U.S. Senate election might be over, but U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Republican Attorney General Patrick Morrisey continue to fight over the Affordable Care Act, now focused on a proposal by Morrisey to protect coverage for people with pre-existing ...

Trial Begins for Bellaire Kidnapping Suspect

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – The trial of a man accused of kidnapping and aggravated burglary began Tuesday before Belmont County Common Pleas Judge John Vavra. Gary Edward Anderson-Myers, 33, of 1731 Guernsey St., Bellaire is accused of abducting Jamie L. Jackson, 35, after an apparent domestic ...

Attempted Murder, Sexual Assault Cases Among 16 Indictments in Ohio County

WHEELING – Indictments were handed down Tuesday in Ohio County Circuit Court against 16 people, one of whom allegedly beat his girlfriend near death, and another allegedly sexually assaulted a six-year-old. Zachary Mather, 34 of Wheeling, was charged with attempted murder, malicious ...

Personnel Changes Discussed at Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health

WHEELING – Personnel changes and staffing issues were addressed Tuesday at the Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health meeting. Health department administrator Howard Gamble said nursing director Elizabeth Fowler and nurse Kelly Fitzpatrick have joined the staff following the retirement of ...

West Virginia Election Filings on Jan. 15

Governor Doug Six (Republican) — Burton Circuit Judge — District 1 (Unexpired Term) Michael Olejasz House of Delegates — District 1 (Republican) Mark Zatezalo Brooke County Kimberly M. Barbetta (Democrat) — County Clerk (Unexpired Term) Joseph E. Barki (Democrat) — Prosecuting ...

W.Va. State Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Right-to-Work Law

CHARLESTON — Nearly four years after it first passed the West Virginia Legislature, the state Supreme Court of Appeals heard arguments Wednesday on the Right to Work law. Justices Margaret Workman, Beth Walker, Evan Jenkins and John Hutchison asked questions of attorneys representing the ...

Local Teachers Get McDonald’s MAC Grants

WHEELING – McDonald’s has awarded four Ohio Valley middle school teachers with funding for classroom projects. The educators each received $500 MAC grants, which were presented Tuesday at the McDonald’s in Elm Grove. Receiving the awards were Justin Jones of Sherrard Middle School, Eric ...

Suspect Charged in Convenience Store Smash and Grab

MOUNDSVILLE – One of two men seen on camera driving a pickup truck through a Cameron storefront to steal a cash machine is facing felony charges. On Nov. 6, a pickup truck was caught on security cameras at Mrs. D’s Hoagie Shack, near Cameron, circling the building before smashing through ...

Funding Sought for Septic Remediation

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – The Belmont County Board of Health on Monday authorized an application for a $195,000 state loan program to replace failing home sewage treatment systems in the county. Voting for the resolution were board president Elizabeth Glick and members Joel Braido, Dwight Jenewein, ...

W.Va. Resolution Invites Frederick County to Join Mountain State

CHARLESTON— The West Virginia Senate adopted a resolution Monday reminding Frederick County, Virginia, of a 158-year-old invitation to become the state’s 56th county. State Sen. Charles Trump, R-Morgan County, introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 2 Friday requesting that citizens of ...

West Virginia Election Filings on Jan. 14

President Michael Bloomberg (Democrat) — New York David Lee Rice (Democrat) — Parkersburg Governor Shelby Fitzhugh (Republican) — Martinsburg Woody Thrasher (Republican) — Bridgeport Secretary of State Mac Warner (Republican) — Morgantown Treasurer John Perdue (Democrat) ...

School Bus Driver Accused of On-Duty DUI

EAST LIVERPOOL — A city school bus driver was arrested on drunk driving charges Saturday shortly after he began transporting the East Liverpool High School boys varsity basketball team to an away game in Carrollton that evening. Donald E. Goodwin, 62, Northside Ave., East Liverpool, was ...

International Student Association Returns to Bethany College

BETHANY — As many universities across the country struggle to attract international students, Bethany College has seen a big enough increase in international enrollment to re-establish its International Student Association. Narbada Budathoki, a sophomore from Nepal whose family settled in ...

Uniontown Hospital Announces Intent to Join WVU Medicine

UNIONTOWN, Pa. – Uniontown Hospital announced Monday morning that it has signed a letter of intent to join the West Virginia University Health System, deepening a relationship with the health system that began when the hospital parted ways with University of Pittsburgh Medical Center last ...

Balancing Act

Demolition workers are pictured on Interstate 70 west just above Wheeling Island on Monday. Motorists can expect continuing daily single-lane closures in both directions on Ohio 7 between the north and southbound Bridgeport exits between the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Jan. 27 as part of ...

Human Trafficking to Be Discussed at Forum

WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University is sponsoring an informative program on human trafficking at 6 p.m. Friday. The forum is free and open to the public, and will take place in the Boyle Conference Center, located in the Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex. “We are planning ...

Ye Olde Alpha Customers Donate $5K to YSS in Ugly Server Contest

WHEELING – For the fourth year straight, Ye Olde Alpha server Catrina Tuckosh garnered the most votes - a.k.a. tips - in the Alpha’s annual Ugly Server Contest that benefits children’s programs at Youth Services System Inc. This year, customers donated $5,000 to their servers from Dec. ...

Week One at The Legislature

Last week was the first week of the 2020 legislative session. Really, it was just three days, but I’m counting Monday and Tuesday since January legislative interim meetings started then. While it remains to be seen how the next 55 days of the 60-day session will go, last week was a bit ...

Bethany College Adds Scholarship For Disciples of Christ Students

BETHANY — Bethany College is strengthening its longstanding ties to the Disciples of Christ with a new scholarship to be awarded beginning in fall 2020. The Disciples Regional Minister Nomination Award allows DOC regional ministers to nominate a student from their respective areas for a ...