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Justice Blames ‘Bad Actors’ for OVMC Closure

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WHEELING — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice appeared Tuesday at Wheeling Hospital to reaffirm the state’s commitment to health care in the Northern Panhandle. The governor expressed confidence in WVU Medicine’s ability to provide quality health care services and fill gaps in coverage ...

Wheeling Man Indicted on Murder Charge

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WHEELING — An Ohio County grand jury this week indicted Crandall Lee Senkbeil for murder in the shooting death of a teenager in January. Senkbeil, 19, was originally charged in May with first-degree murder by the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office in the Jan. 23 shooting of Caleb Smail, 19, ...

Merits of AG’s Lawsuit Against Diocese Argued

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PARKERSBURG — Attorneys argued Tuesday the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston is being held to a different standard in a lawsuit against it by the West Virginia attorney general. A hearing on a motion by the diocese to dismiss the lawsuit brought by Attorney General Patrick Morrisey earlier ...

At 9/11 Memorial, New Recognition for a Longer-term Toll

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NEW YORK (AP) — When the names of nearly 3,000 Sept. 11 victims are read aloud Wednesday at the World Trade Center, a half-dozen stacks of stone will quietly salute an untold number of people who aren't on the list. The granite slabs were installed on the memorial plaza this spring. They ...

Schools Look at Youth Mental Health Needs After Hospital Closure

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WHEELING — A mental health professional with Ohio County Schools says schools lost their “support system” when adolescent behavioral care ceased at Ohio Valley Medical Center. The Robert C. Byrd Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Center at OVMC was the only facility in the area to ...

I-70 Patchwork

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As preparations for the long-awaited I-70 Bridges Project in Ohio County continue, crews with Swank Construction began temporary bridge deck patch work on Interstate 70, just east of the Wheeling Tunnel Monday. The West Virginia Division of Highways advises that sections of I-70 will be ...

28th United Way Day of Caring Today

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The 28th United Way “Day of Caring” happens today across the Ohio Valley. Over 330 volunteers representing 29 local companies and organizations have signed up to volunteer their time and assist local charitable groups, according to Melynda Sampson, assistant director for the United Way of ...

Wheeling Attorneys Named to ‘Lawyers & Leaders’ Class of 2019

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Attorneys Patrick S. Casey and Sandra M. Chapman, founding members of Casey & Chapman, PLLC, in Wheeling, have been named to the “Lawyers & Leaders” class of 2019. The Lawyers & Leaders program is a partnership of the West Virginia University College of Law and the WV ...

Justice Expresses Confidence in WVU Medicine

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West Virginia Gov.Jim Justice appeared today at Wheeling Hospital to reaffirm the state's commitment to health care in the Northern Panhandle The governor expressed confidence in WVU Medicine's ability to provide quality health care services and fill gaps in coverage caused by the sudden ...

Day of Hope is a Matter of Faith

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WHEELING — Hopelessness comes from feeling alone. Wheeling Councilwoman Wendy Scatterday offered that sentiment during a press conference Monday to announce local events to mark the fifth annual West Virginia Day of Hope, a statewide initiative to bring faith communities together to promote, ...

Hampton Inn Wheeling Earns 2018 Hilton Top Performer Award

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WHEELING — Only three Hampton by Hilton hotels were named this year as a Hilton Top Performer, and one of them is located right here in Wheeling. Hampton Inn Wheeling has won its first-ever Hilton Top Performer Award for its outstanding achievement in guest experience and business ...

Brown, Johnson Ask Alecto To Find Buyers for Hospitals

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MARTINS FERRY — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, sent a letter last week to the executives overseeing the fate of East Ohio Regional Hospital and Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling. In the letter sent Friday and addressed to Lex Reddy, CEO of Alecto ...

WVDOE Starts Charter School Policy Discussions

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WHEELING — County boards of education and local school administrators feel the responsibilities and decisions pertaining to the establishment of charter schools in their county ultimately rest with them, and they want a seat at the table as West Virginia begins its effort to set forth policy ...

DHHR Data Shows Slight Decrease in W.Va. Drug Overdoses

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CHARLESTON — On the heels of a major federal grant award to combat opioid abuse, Gov. Jim Justice announced that the state saw a slight decrease in drug overdoses in 2018. The information comes from preliminary data from the state Department of Health and Human Resources. According to their ...

Decision Expected Soon Over St. Clairsville Water

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City leaders during their meeting next Monday may be looking at two choices for the future of water and wastewater service: whether to sell the aging system to the privately-owned Aqua Ohio, or to seek options for continued local control. “By our meeting Sept. 16, hopefully … all ...

McKinley Architecture and Engineering Experiencing Growth

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McKinley Architecture and Engineering continues to build momentum by announcing that two new major projects have been awarded to the firm in addition to multiple regional projects added this year. To support this growth, the team has grown by more than 30% and added new roles to help channel ...