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Wright: Joining WVU A ‘Win’ For Hospital

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NEW MARTINSVILLE — The West Virginia University Health System’s planned purchase of Wetzel County Hospital represents a natural progression of the existing management agreement between the two entities. Albert L. Wright Jr., president and CEO of the WVU Health System, views the move as ...

Groups Join Forces to Hold Drive for Hunger and Literacy

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WHEELING — Grow Warwood Pride joined forces with the House of the Carpenter Saturday for a Feeding and Reading Drive in the Warwood Shopping Plaza. By hosting a food drive in January, Grow Warwood Pride and the House of the Carpenter aim to replenish supplies for their programs that ...

Interfaith Service Kicks Off Congregations for Caring

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Area faithful of all denominations will gather at Temple Shalom to offer prayers and thanks for the work in the community of Wheeling Health Right The service at 6 p.m. Feb. 3 kicks off the fourth year that “Congregations for Caring — Blessings for Health Right” has brought together ...

Ex-Democratic Party Chairman Donated to Justice Campaign

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CHARLESTON — Larry Puccio, the former chairman of the West Virginia Democratic Party Executive Committee and a long-time adviser to Democratic campaigns, resigned as an at-large member of the state party committee in November shortly after donating to the campaign of ...

Hospital in Contract Talks With Emergency Physicians

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Wheeling Hospital is negotiating a contract with WVU Medicine for physicians in the hospital’s Emergency-Trauma Department, officials said Thursday. The current contract between Wheeling Hospital and Schmacher Clinical Partners, which provides physicians to the department, has been ...

West Virginia Businesses Look To Wagering Partner

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WHEELING — West Virginia bars and restaurant owners have partenered with the creator of a wagering app on legislation that would give them the means to capitalize on betting opportunities in the state. House Bill 4191 would expand legalized wagering in West Virginia by allowing bars and ...

West Virginia Election Filings on Jan. 17, 2020

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U.S. President (Democrat) Joe Biden, Wilmington, Delaware John K. Delaney, Potomac, Maryland U.S. Senate — Republican Shelley Moore Capito, Charleston House of Delegates — District 4 (Democrat) Christian Turak Ohio County Patricia “Patty” Murphy — Magistrate, Division ...

W.Va. Honors High Voter Registration Among High School Seniors

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HUNDRED — Seniors at Hundred High School are planning a field trip in early May to the courthouse to cast early ballots in the 2020 primary election. Elsewhere in Wetzel County, seniors at Paden City High School are excited to head to the polls to vote for their civics teacher — a ...

Ohio County Hosts First DARE Officer Training in West Virginia

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WHEELING — Law enforcement agents wanting to be DARE officers now are being trained in West Virginia. “DARE” stands for “drug abuse resistance education,” and 13 officers have spent the last two weeks getting their own education on the subject during training classes at The ...

Suspect Indicted in Hancock County Shooting Spree

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NEW CUMBERLAND — The man who allegedly went on an August shooting spree that injured four people in Hancock County was indicted on numerous felony charges this week, but has been cleared in the death of his girlfriend — who authorities now say died by suicide. Michael A. McClanahan Sr., ...

Trump’s Trial Begins, Senators Vowing ‘Impartial Justice’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with quiet ceremony Thursday — senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of “impartial justice” as jurors, House prosecutors formally reciting the charges and Chief Justice John Roberts ...

Justice, Trump File Election Paperwork for 2020

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice filed his and President Donald Trump’s reelection paperwork on Thursday, ratcheting up his alignment with the president as he formally enters the 2020 campaign season. The Republican highlighted his relationship with Trump as he submitted ...

Knierim Seeks 4th Ward Council Seat

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WHEELING — Wheeling businessman Jeff Knierim terms himself “pro-business” and a “fiscal conservative,” and he wants to bring his 47-year resume of business experience to Wheeling City Council. Knierim, a Woodsdale resident, filed this week for the 4th Ward seat on council. “I ...

Pieces of Brooke Glass Factory’s Past Unearthed

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WELLSBURG – As crews proceeded to raze the front portion of the former Brooke Glass factory, they made an unusual find: hidden in a cement block at the southwest corner were a small ceramic container, a small glass jar, a thin tin box and what appeared to be two thick rolls of papers. Marvin ...

Bellaire Man Acquitted of Kidnapping in Three-Day Trial

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE – After about an hour of deliberation, the jury returned a verdict of innocent Thursday for Gary Edward Anderson-Myers, who had been charged with counts of kidnapping and aggravated burglary. This concluded a three-day trial. Anderson-Myers, 33, of 1731 Guernsey St., ...

West Virginia Election Filings on Jan. 16, 2020

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U.S. President (Republican) Rocque “Rocky” DeLaFuente, San Diego Donald J. Trump, Palm Beach, Florida U.S. President (Democrat) Bernie Sanders, Berlington, Vermont Governor (Republican) Jim Justice, Lewisburg Governor (Democrat) Ben Salango, Charleston Ron Stollings, ...

Wheeling U. Signs Partnership Agreement with Belmont College

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WHEELING — Wheeling University and Belmont College in St. Clairsville have formed a partnership centered around their criminal justice programs. The formal articulation agreement signed Thursday will offer Belmont College students the chance to complete a bachelor’s degree in criminal ...