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Wheeling Area Takes Flight in Nation’s Early Aviation History

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WHEELING — The Wheeling area played an interesting role in the nation’s early aviation history. Erin Rothenbuehler and Dale Rothert shared tidbits from that legacy Tuesday for the Ohio County Public Library’s Wheeling 250 series. Rothenbuehler, who is the library’s webmaster and one ...

Miners’ Pensions Deal Reached

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CHARLESTON — A bipartisan agreement has been reached on a bill to help shore up the pension plan for miners, West Virginia’s two U.S. senators announced Wednesday. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said there was bipartisan support for the Bipartisan American ...

XTO Energy Hosts ‘Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day’

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE – One by one, small groups of middle school girls from Shadyside, Bellaire and Powhatan anxiously awaited the outcome to see how many pennies they could float on a miniature “raft” each created from only two sheets of tin foil and four straws. The winning group walked ...

Spruce Street Bridge Work Continues

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The concrete deck of Spruce Street Bridge in Bethlehem has been removed as the span is scheduled to be closed to traffic through Feb. 1 as part of refurbishing the structure. In addition to replacing the concrete deck, crews with Kokosing Construction Company of Westerville, Ohio are ...

Straub Automotive Aids Breast Cancer Patients

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TRIADELPHIA — Fighting breast cancer is tough enough. Trying to stay positive, feel and look better during treatment and recovery are challenges as well. With that in mind, Brian Fato, executive manager, and the employees at Straub Automotive near The Highlands, decided to do something to ...

Managed Care Contract Awarded for Foster Care Program

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CHARLESTON – A long-awaited contract to manage health services for West Virginia’s foster care program was awarded Tuesday. A member of the House of Delegates questioned the costs of legal services to defend the program in federal court. The Department of Health and Human Resources ...

The Tiu Family is Building Their Legacy

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WHEELING — The Tiu family of medical practitioners is taking a leap of faith in their community and future with construction of a freestanding medical office in the same neighborhood in which they were raised. The new medical building will be located at 176 Anthoni Ave. in the Woodsdale ...

Proposal to Keep Wheeling’s Audit Local Voted Down

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WHEELING — A vote to have a local firm conduct Wheeling’s annual audit was narrowly defeated at Tuesday’s noon city council meeting. Wheeling-based Kozicki, Hughes and Tinderhoof, PLLC has conducted the city’s audit for at least the past 18 years, City Clerk Brenda Delbert said. ...

State Election Commission Approves Software Changes

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CHARLESTON — With just under six months until the May primary election, the State Election Commission approved a software update to move nonpartisan judicial races from the bottom of the ballot. The commission and staff of the Elections Division of the West Virginia Secretary of State met ...

Thalman Carries the Vote in St. C

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A change in leadership is coming to the city with the election of Kathryn Thalman to the mayor’s seat with 618 votes to incumbent Mayor Terry Pugh’s 368 and challenger Bill Brooks’ 481 votes. A total of 1,513 of 3,844 registered voters cast their ballots, or 39.36 ...

Ohio County Courthouse Work Progressing

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WHEELING – Work to update the security area at the main entrance to the City-County Building in Wheeling is progressing, according to Ohio County Administrator Greg Stewart. Stewart updated commissioners on the work, telling them it is currently “about 30 percent complete.” He expects ...

Thalman Cited for Leaving Scene of an Accident

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WHEELING – An early Sunday morning accident outside a Wheeling establishment led to city Vice Mayor Chad Thalman being cited by city police with leaving the scene of an accident. According to the Wheeling Police Department, officers were called to the parking lot outside Generations Pub ...

Davies Tops Incumbent in Martins Ferry Mayoral Race

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MARTINS FERRY – The city of Martins Ferry has a new mayor — John Davies. According to unofficial vote totals, Davies beat out incumbent Mayor Robert Krajnyak in a 548 to 502 decision. Following Tuesday’s election, Davies said he would “always have an open door.” “I want people ...

Martins Ferry Five-Year EMS Tax Levy Approved

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MARTINS FERRY – Martins Ferry voters on Tuesday approved a new 3-mill, five-year tax levy that will help continue operations for the Martins Ferry Emergency Medical Service. According to unofficial vote totals from the Belmont County Board of Elections, 559 voted in favor of the levy while ...

New Signage at Wheeling Hospital Ambulatory Surgery Center

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Finishing touches are placed on the signage for the new Wheeling Hospital Ambulatory Surgery Center along Ohio 7 near Bridgeport on Monday afternoon. Wheeling Hospital announced in March that it had purchased the former Compassionate Care Center for Surgical Excellence site in the Aetnaville ...

Communities Reflect on Murray’s Philanthropy

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BETHESDA — As Robert E. Murray and Murray Energy begin to navigate the bankruptcy process, leaders of communities and organizations that have benefited from his philanthropy over the years are reflecting on his contributions. This past week his company sought Chapter 11 protection and is ...

Armstead Named New Incoming Chief Justice for 2020

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CHARLESTON — Justice Tim Armstead — of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, who won a special election a year ago and is up for re-election in 2020 — will take the reins as chief justice starting in 2020. The court, which announced Armstead’s appointment in a press release ...

Toriseva Files Civil Complaint Against Circuit Clerk Miller

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WHEELING — A Wheeling attorney has filed a civil complaint against the Ohio County Circuit Clerk, alledging the clerk refused to accept a legal filing she submitted to the office last week. Attorney Teresa Toriseva filed her complaint against Circuit Clerk Brenda Miller Monday in Ohio ...