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‘Shedding Light on Mental Health’ at Highlands Event Center

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TRIADELPHIA — West Liberty University’s College of Education and Human Performance is partnering with the National Alliance of Mental Illness to present a mental health conference today and Friday at the Highlands Event Center. Keynote speakers are mental health activist Gabe Howard today ...

D-DAY’S FIGHTERS, HELPERS, VICTIMS

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The D-Day invasion that helped change the course of World War II was unprecedented in scale and audacity. As veterans and world leaders commemorate the 75th anniversary of the operation, here’s a look at some details of D-Day: WHO TOOK PART Nearly 160,000 Allied troops landed in ...

Report: Bransfield Paid $350,000 to Fellow Priests, Cardinals

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WHEELING -- A Washington Post report, citing confidential Vatican records, shows that former Wheeling-Charleston Diocese bishop Michael Bransfield paid $350,000 to other clergy -- some of whom he allegedly harassed -- from his personal account and then was reimbursed by the diocese. The Post ...

Lori: Bishop’s Residence in Wheeling to Be Sold

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Read Archbishop Lori's letter here WHEELING -- Following Tuesday's revelation that former Wheeling-Charleston Diocese bishop Michael Bransfield had used diocesan funds for his personal gain, Archbishop William Lori said the bishop's residence, located in Wheeling's Parkview neighborhood ...

As D-Day anniversary approaches, veterans remember, go back

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By REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press As the wave of troops sailed toward Omaha Beach in the early morning of June 6, 1944, Frank DeVita could hear the German machine gun fire striking the outside of his landing craft . His job was to lower the ramp when the craft got to the beach and then ...

Robert Herron Returns to City Manager Role in Wheeling

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WHEELING — City Manager Robert Herron was once again seated with Wheeling City Council at the body’s meeting Tuesday after being reinstated in his position with the city following his DUI arrest nearly three months ago. Herron resumed his duties as city manager May 28 after council voted ...

New Program To Discourage Opioid Abuse by College Athletes

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PARKERSBURG — Education officials throughout West Virginia are teaming up to help students “Be A Game Changer” in the fight against opioid addiction. Officials held a press conference Tuesday at the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission to announce the WVSSAC-MVB Bank ...

Tri-State Men Fill Ranks of Seventh West Virginia Infantry

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WHEELING — Belying its name, the Seventh West Virginia Infantry drew its Civil War membership from a tri-state area: western Virginia, eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. Authors David W. Mellott and Mark A. Snell spoke Tuesday at the Ohio County Public Library about their new book, ...

State Tax Revenue Numbers Continue to Climb in May

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CHARLESTON — With a month left in the fiscal year, tax collections for May continue a 14-month streak of surpluses. Tax collections for May were $380.9 million, which was $46.4 million above the updated revenue estimates released two weeks ago. The May numbers also were 15.8 percent above ...

Weirton Man Dies In Accident in Outer Banks

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KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. — Police are investigating a fatal accident Monday morning involving a Weirton man. Police were called shortly after 9 a.m. Monday about a pickup truck, driven by Harvey Sourbeer, 90, of Point Harbor, N.C., which struck and killed Robert Rawlings, 82, who was a ...

Going Back: Faces of the men who fought at Normandy

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The men who fought on D-Day, June 6, 1944, are now in their 90s or 100s, wrinkled and often moving with the help of a cane or wheelchair. Their hands often tremble and their voices shake as they labor to speak. But 75 years ago they were young men, many in their teens, preparing to go to ...

Annual C3 Soccer Camp Opens Sunday in Wheeling at The Linsly School

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Covenant Community Church will celebrate it 16th year of bringing the C3 Soccer Camp to Wheeling when the annual camp opens Sunday and continues through Tuesday on the campus of The Linsly School. The camp, which is a tri-state fixture, will draw more than 400 children for the three-night ...

Wheeling Reenactor Greg Smith To Portray 19th Century Newspaperman

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In celebration of Wheeling’s 250th birthday, Pop-Up History will bring historical figures back to life, as reenactors will be reliving their lives at their places of work every other week throughout the coming months. Wheeling Island resident Greg Smith, a Friends of Wheeling board member, ...

Gas Station in Elm Grove Robbed at Knifepoint

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The Wheeling Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that happened early Tuesday at the Marathon Gas Station at 2060 National Road in the Elm Grove neighborhood. The store clerk told police the suspect robbed the business at knifepoint a few minutes before 2 a.m. According to ...