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Wheeling FD Gets Grant for 6 Firefighters

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WHEELING — The Wheeling Fire Department has received federal funds to hire six additional firefighters as first responders gear up to respond to incidents during Interstate 70 construction. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., announced this week that the Wheeling ...

Lawsuit Alleges Discrimination By Moundsville Housing Authority

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MOUNDSVILLE — A former assistant director of the Moundsville Housing Authority claims she was fired by the authority after she reported alleged incidents of discrimination against numerous classes of people, including disabled, black, Hispanic and young applicants. A civil suit filed in ...

Gregg McKenzie to Trade Badges

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WHEELING – When Wheeling Police Sgt. Gregg McKenzie retires his badge today, he won’t be far from the work he has known and cherished for the past 25 years. McKenzie, who began his career in law enforcement in Wheeling on Oct. 11, 1994 as a patrol officer, will retire from the post of ...

Intermittent Interstate Closures

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WHEELING – The West Virginia Division of Highways announced that there will be four separate intermittent closures from 7 a.m.to 11 a.m. Sunday, each lasting up to 15 minutes on Interstate 70 east of the Wheeling Tunnel. The West Virginia State Police will conduct rolling roadblocks to ...

Rape, Child Endangerment Cases in Belmont County Court

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Several cases involving alleged child victims were in court Thursday morning. Dylan Bryan Baird, 26, of 20 Maple St., Bridgeport appeared before Belmont County Common Pleas Judge John Vavra. Baird pleaded innocent to a count of endangering children, a felony of the third ...

West Virginia to Give Teachers $500 Attendance Incentive

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WHEELING — The comprehensive education bill passed by West Virginia lawmakers this year will give all teachers in the state a $500 attendance bonus if they call off fewer than four days during the school year. In Ohio County, the $500 will be in addition to the $1,350 attendance incentive ...

New Coffee Shop Brewing in Downtown Wheeling

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WHEELING – Downtown Wheeling’s distinctive Flatiron Building on Main Street is now home to a coffee shop that its owners hope will brew some lively conversations. “Our main goal is to create a space that welcomes the community and gives people a forum to express themselves, to have ...

Ohio County BOE Looking at Later Start Time at WPHS

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WHEELING – Ohio County Schools is considering the pros and cons of starting school later at Wheeling Park High School. The issue was addressed during a board of education work session Wednesday morning, though before any change is made a lot more discussion must take place, according to ...

Challenger Learning Center Hosts ‘Girls in Space’

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WHEELING – The Challenger Learning Center at Wheeling University will host a Girls in Space Day this weekend with visiting classes from regional schools. In these interactive STEM learning experiences, students work together in teams to learn core scientific principles and develop their ...

Woman Sentenced for Rebranding, Selling Drugs from China

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SHADYSIDE — A former Shadyside resident has been sentenced in federal court after being convicted of mislabeling weight loss drugs from China and re-selling them. Crystal Ware, 33, formerly of Shadyside and now an Alabama resident, was sentenced this week in U.S. District Court in Columbus ...

Firefighters respond to report of loose debris from building

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The Wheeling Fire Department responded to a call of loose debris falling from a building at the 1400 block of Market Street Wednesday evening. Firefighters said they were called by a concerned passerby, who said loose shingles were falling from the vacant property, which is owned by the ...

Elliott Wants State to Reconsider Bridge Closure

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WHEELING — Mayor Glenn Elliott sent a letter Friday to the West Virginia Department of Transportation requesting that it reconsider its decision to indefinitely close the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. In the letter, addressed to Transportation Secretary Byrd White, Elliott suggests that the ...

Poll Workers Needed For Nov. 9 Special Election in Ohio County

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WHEELING — Additional poll workers are needed to help conduct the Nov. 9 special election in Ohio County, when voters will be asked to renew an excess levy for Ohio County Schools. Toni Chieffalo, coordinator of elections for Ohio County, said at least 180 poll workers are needed to work ...

Killer’s Lifetime of Evil Backed Up by a Prodigious Memory

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(AP) — Samuel Little’s depravity is matched only by his prodigious memory. Little, a California inmate considered by the FBI to be the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history, has confessed to 93 slayings committed across the country between 1970 and 2005, recounting the crimes with ...

Setback in Asbestos Abatement for Belmont School

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE – The long-planned asbestos abatement and demolition of a former school building dating from 1915 has hit another snag, since the plan to halve the cost of asbestos abatement may not be permissible. However, the Belmont County Land Reutilization Corp., commonly called the ...