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Congress Allocates $1.4 Million To Fix Road Slips in Wetzel County

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Wetzel County will see more than two dozen slips repaired in the coming months as a result of funding provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s public assistance grant program. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced this ...

Belmont County Child Rape Case Headed for Grand Jury

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The case against a Jacobsburg man accused of two counts of rape of a child younger than 12 is likely heading to the grand Jury this April. Thomas K. Sawyer, 33, of 60565 West Pipe Creek Road, Jacobsburg, appeared for a brief preliminary hearing Thursday before Belmont County Eastern Judge ...

No Injuries in Rollover Crash on W.Va. 88 Near Bethlehem

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Photo by Scott McCloskey No injuries were reported as a result of a car rollover along W.Va. 88 between Bethlehem and Elm Grove Thursday morning. Bethlehem police reported the driver was the only occupant of the vehicle. The Bethlehem Fire and Wheeling Police departments also responded.

Wheeling, Ohio County and Belmont County Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Wednesday to 8 a.m. Thursday, officers handled 15 traffic stops, three accidents and one miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 8:34 a.m., Leawood Avenue, possession of drugs. At 8:42 a.m., 15th Street, arraignment. At 9:10 a.m., Fifth Street, ...

Interstate 70 Bridge Project in Ohio County Will Span Years

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WHEELING — Dozens of people looked over charts and displays as officials with the West Virginia Division of Highways answered questions about the scheduled “I-70 Bridges Project” on Wednesday. An informational meeting about the work was held at West Virginia Independence Hall. The ...

Erin Go Bragh: Wheeling Celtic Celebration Is Saturday

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Ohio Valley residents will have the opportunity to listen to Irish pub music while eating dishes like Scotch eggs and colcannon at a celebration of Celtic culture Saturday. Now in its 23rd year, the Wheeling Celtic Celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the Wheeling Artisan ...

Drug-Trafficking Doctor Jailed for a Year in Belmont County

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St. Clairsville urologist Rodney Lee Curtis II was back in Belmont County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday and learned that since the appeal of his conviction was denied, he will serve his one-year sentence for three counts of trafficking in drugs and two counts of possession of drugs. Curtis, ...

West Virginia House Votes To Lower Severance Tax on Steam Coal

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CHARLESTON — With coal miners looking on from the galleries, the House of Delegates passed a tax reduction on the type of coal that feeds power plants in West Virginia and across the nation. House Bill 3142, relating to reducing the severance tax on thermal or steam coal, passed 88-11 and ...

Campus Carry Bill Passes West Virginia House

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CHARLESTON — Despite multiple attempts by delegates — including the Republican judiciary committee chairman — to amend a bill to alleviate concerns of the state’s colleges and universities, the House of Delegates passed a bill to allow students to carry concealed handguns on ...

Wheeling Hospital Adds Pilates to Physical Therapy

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Physical therapy at Wheeling Hospital now incorporates Pilates into its lineup to provide dynamic low-impact movements that are more comfortable than some traditional exercises. Outpatient physical therapist Dr. Danielle Keyser specializes in Pilates. “Pilates provides core-focused training ...

David H. McKinley Appointed to Wheeling Park Commission

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WHEELING — The Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors today appointed David H. McKinley to the Wheeling Park Commission. McKinley will assume the seat of G. Ogden Nutting, whose term ends Thursday. “David H. McKinley has shown a commitment to Wheeling. He has invested, ...