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W.Va. Senate, House Meet for First Time in 2021

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CHARLESTON — Members of the West Virginia Senate and House of Delegates gaveled in for the first time in 2021 on Wednesday - the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the state. Wednesday's first day of session was mostly ceremonial, with lawmakers adjourning until Wednesday, Feb 10. ...

After 515 Days of Prayer, EORH is Blessed, Dedicated

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MARTINS FERRY – East Ohio Regional Hospital received a blessing Wednesday by local clergy in advance of the anticipated reopening of the facility in the next couple weeks. In addition to clergy, COO Bernie Albertini and owner Dr. John Johnson, the prayer and dedication event was attended by ...

Our Lady of Peace School Expands Preschool Program

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WHEELING – A new addition at Our Lady of Peace School brings with it an expanded preschool program. For decades the Catholic school in Marshall County that sits in the Mt. Olivet section of Wheeling has had a waiting list for its preschool program. Due to lack of space and strict ...

One Apprehended, One Still At Large After High-Speed Chase

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McMECHEN – Police cars littered the southbound side of W.Va. Route 2 around 8:20 p.m. Tuesday evening, as a high-speed chase came to an abrupt end between the road and train tracks in McMechen. One man was in custody and another, believed armed, remains at large. According to Marshall ...

U.S. House Votes to Impeach Donald Trump for 2nd Time

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with "incitement of insurrection" over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office. With the Capitol secured by armed ...

U.S. Rep. David McKinley to Vote ‘No’ on Trump Impeachment

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Congressman David McKinley, R-W.Va., announced Wednesday that – though President Donald Trump bears responsibility for last week's attack on the U.S. Capitol – when the U.S. House of Representatives votes to impeach Trump, he will vote “no.” McKinley said that Wednesday's one-day ...

2 More COVID-Related Deaths in Ohio County

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The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department reported two more deaths related to COVID-19 in its Tuesday night update. Both people who died were hospitalized at the time of their passing, the report stated. The county also announced 22 new positive cases. That brings Ohio County’s totals to ...

W.Va. Capitol Security Officials Prepare For Protests

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CHARLESTON — With the potential for armed protests in all 50 states leading up to the inauguration of former Vice President Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States, the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security and the Capitol Police are prepared. According to the Associated ...

Union: Teachers Concerned Over School Reopening Plans

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CHARLESTON — More than 64 percent of teachers are concerned about new plans to reopen schools in less than one week as COVID-19 cases grow. The West Virginia Education Association released the results of a survey of nearly 3,500 members Tuesday, showing a majority have concerns with ...

Trump Blames Accusers for US ‘Anger’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House rushed ahead Tuesday toward impeaching President Donald Trump for the deadly Capitol attack, taking time only to try to persuade his vice president to push him out first. Trump showed no remorse, blaming impeachment itself for the “tremendous anger” in ...

NAACP, Supporters Call for W.Va. AG’s Removal, Disbarment

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Chapter of the NAACP and its supporters are calling for the removal and disbarment of West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey for his participation in a lawsuit that called into the question the integrity of votes cast in other states during the 2020 ...

Demolition Project of Dilapidated Properties Underway in Wheeling

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WHEELING – A large demolition project focused on revitalizing neighborhoods throughout the city of Wheeling is underway as crews with Raze International Inc. of Shadyside are demolishing and removing three dilapidated houses on 15th Street as part of the project. Raze International Owner ...

East Ohio Regional Hospital to be Blessed During Ceremony

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MARTINS FERRY – In preparation for its future reopening, East Ohio Regional Hospital will be blessed Wednesday. Michael Garrison, hospital spokesman, said the non-denominational blessing will take place with local clergy, hospital officials and media in attendance. It will not be open to ...

More Projects at Washington Lands Elementary Oncoming

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MOUNDSVILLE – The Marshall County School District returned from the holiday break with several projects done or nearing completion, but a larger overhaul to Washington Lands Elementary is just getting started. Facilities Director Michael Price spoke at Tuesday evening’s Board of ...

Grand Jury Indictments Announced in Marshall, Ohio Counties

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A McMechen man accused of fatally shaking his infant son in 2019 was indicted by a Marshall County grand jury this week. Daniel Messner was indicted on one county of death of a child by a parent, guardian or custodian. Messner was originally charged in November 2019, accused of allegedly ...

Parents Speak Out On Return To School in Ohio County

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WHEELING — Parents, staff and and students had their say about the return to five-day in-person education in Ohio County Schools, and most believed it is too soon for to go back to the classrooms. Twenty people addressed the board of education during its meeting Monday night, expressing ...