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Donald Trump Jr. to make campaign stop Thursday in Steubenville

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Matt Parise said he told the Ohio for Trump organization the area was ready for a big event, and Tuesday evening it was revealed he’s getting his wish. Parise, the chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party, confirmed that Donald Trump Jr. will hold an event in the area on Thursday, ...

Wheeling City Officials Put Street Paving Projects on Fast Track

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WHEELING — Members of Wheeling City Council put a significant list of street paving projects on the fast track Tuesday night, agreeing to cut the red tape and finalize contracts immediately in an effort to move forward with paving as many streets as the weather allows before year’s ...

Sen. Maroney Questions Prosecution

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GLEN DALE — West Virginia Sen. Mike Maroney is calling into question the actions of the Marshall County Prosecutor’s office as a case against him for a misdemeanor prostitution charge has now dragged on for more than 14 months. Maroney’s first public statement on the matter since his ...

Moundsville Applying for COVID Response Assistance

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MOUNDSVILLE — Dozens of Moundsville families may receive assistance in making payments toward home ownership. During a meeting held online Tuesday night, council members heard from A.C. Wiethe, a director with Belomar Regional Council, who briefed them on the Community Development Block ...

Registered W.Va. Republicans Close Gap With Democrats

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Republican Party is closer to becoming the majority party in the state than it has been since the Great Depression, according to data released Tuesday by the Secretary of State’s Office. The deadline for state residents to register to vote or update voter ...

Early Voting Starts Today Throughout West Virginia

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WHEELING — Early voting starts today at courthouses across West Virginia. Voters will have 10 days in which to cast a ballot in person prior to the Nov. 3 general election, as early voting takes place on weekdays and on Saturdays through Oct. 31 in the state. Early polling sites will be ...

Brooke Commissioners Plan New Ambulance Site

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Commission has agreed to purchase the second of two properties at the north end of Pleasant Avenue for the planned establishment of a new ambulance station. The commissioners approved the $14,000 purchase of a home at 3029 Pleasant Ave. from Anthony and ...

Gov. Justice Announces New Methanol Plant for Pleasants County

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CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice announced Monday that a $350 million plant would be built-in Pleasants County to produce methanol. West Virginia Methanol Inc. will construct a plant to produce high-purity methanol from natural gas in Pleasants County. The plant is a $350 million investment ...

McCormick Sees Challenge From Abraham in Ohio County

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WHEELING – Current Ohio County Commissioner Tim McCormick is proud of what he has accomplished in 24 years as commissioner, but former board of education president Zach Abraham thinks it's time someone leads Ohio County into the future. The Democrat McCormick faces a challenge from ...

Demonstration at Democratic Presidential Campaign Stop

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MARTINS FERRY – A stop in the city by the Democratic presidential campaign Tuesday proved contentious. The “Battle for the Soul of the Nation” campaign bus in support of presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden and running mate Sen. Kamala Harris stopped at the United ...

Candidates Seeking Seat On Hancock Commission

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NEW CUMBERLAND – Despite differing approaches, both candidates for Hancock County commissioner can agree on one thing: Curb appeal is important when creating job growth, although it isn’t the county’s place to tell businesses how to do it. Eron Chek is challenging Joe Barnabei for ...

Eighth COVID-19 Death Reported in Ohio County

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Tuesday morning, the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department announced an eighth death of an Ohio County resident from complications related to COVID-19. The individual was hospitalized at the time of their death. Currently, the health department reports a total of 462 cases, including 10 ...

Planning Commission Unanimously Denies GC&P Development Request

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WHEELING — Many residents of Woodsdale breathed a collective sigh of relief Monday after lingering concerns over a proposed development above their residential neighborhood came to a pivotal crossroads. After years of planning by GC&P Development LLC and more than a year of discussion ...

Third Marshall County Resident Succumbs To COVID-19

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WHEELING — The Marshall County Health Department received confirmation Monday of the third death of a Marshall County resident from COVID-19 — a 77-year-old male that had been hospitalized on a ventilator. “Our hearts are heavy with the loss of another Marshall County resident ...

Robert Murray Retires as ACNR Chairman, Ends 63-Year Career

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Late Monday, Robert Murray, longtime president and CEO of Murray Energy Corp., announced his retirement as chairman of the board of directors of American Consolidated Natural Resource Holdings Inc., bringing to a close a 63-year career that saw Murray rise to become coal’s ...

Menards at The Highlands Opens Its Doors

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TRIADELPHIA — There was everything available from custom lighting to Cheerios, and 2X4s to Tide when the new Menards store at The Highlands opened its doors Monday. About 20 to 30 customers were in line waiting to get inside when the doors opened at 6 a.m., according to general manager ...

3rd Delegate District Candidates Seek Election

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WHEELING – Ohio County voters will elect two delegates to represent them in Charleston when they go to the polls Nov. 3. Delegates Erikka Storch, R-Ohio, and Shawn Fluharty, D-Ohio, face challenges from Republican Dalton Haas and Democrat Ben Schneider The two candidates that ...

Four Seek Two District 1 House of Delegates Seats

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WEIRTON – On Nov. 3, voters in Hancock and Brooke counties will choose from two Democrats and two Republicans seeking two seats representing the 1st District in the West Virginia House of Delegates. The four candidates are incumbent Pat McGeehan of Chester, a Republican; Mark ...