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House Speeding to Impeach Trump

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Poised to impeach, the House sped ahead Monday with plans to oust President Donald Trump from office, warning he is a threat to democracy and pushing the vice president and Cabinet to act even more quickly in an extraordinary effort to remove Trump in the final days of his ...

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics in Ohio County Fill Up Quickly

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WHEELING — At 8:30 a.m. Monday morning, the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department had opened its phone lines to book the next four days of COVID-19 vaccine clinics. By 9:30, they were booked solid. The intense public interest in the vaccine, now being distributed to the 80-years-and-older ...

COVID-19 Vaccinations in West Virginia Continue at Rapid Pace

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia's efforts to vaccinate healthcare workers, teachers, essential workers and the elderly continue to lead the nation, but the state's COVID-19 cases reached a grim milestone over the weekend. According to new data made available by the Department of Health and Human ...

Bedillion Lane Sewer Project Moving Along

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WHEELING – The City of Wheeling’s multimillion-dollar Bedillion Lane sanitary and storm sewer improvement project is moving along as work crews moved from National Road onto Elm Street over the past week. A section of National Road between Elm Street and Edgington Lane continues to be ...

Woman Charged with Arson in York Street Fire

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WHEELING – A Bellaire woman faces felony charges after allegedly starting a fire last week at a residence on Wheeling Island. At around 2:45 p.m. on Jan. 3, police and firefighters responded to a 911 call from an occupant, saying that the property at 315 South York St. was on fire. ...

Planning Commission Supports New Projects

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WHEELING – Members of the Wheeling Planning Commission held their first meeting of the new year on Monday night, approving recommendations for a handful of proposed development projects in the city. The Planning Commission met virtually and welcomed Jessica Barclay and Vanessa Craig, owners ...

Explosion Leads to Bellaire House Fire, Two Deaths

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BELLAIRE – Two people died in a fire that officials believe started with an explosion on Friday. Belmont County Coroner Dr. Amanda Fisher on Monday confirmed Roberta Ponsetti, 75, and Annette Ponsetti, 54, died in the fire at a home 65720 McGregor Hill Road, Bellaire, Pultney ...

W.Va. Legislature Planning For ‘Socially Distanced’ Session

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WHEELING — The one thing certain about the upcoming session of the West Virginia Legislature is it will look and work differently during the age of COVID. Some members of the House of Delegates may be sitting in the House galleries during the session, and there is still uncertainty about ...

W.Va. GOP Leader Potter Resigns, Citing Family Health Issues

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CHARLESTON — Melody Potter, the first woman to lead the West Virginia Republican Party into legislative supermajorities, the re-election of the Democrat-turned-Republican governor, and an all-Republican Board of Public Works, resigned Monday evening. "I am resigning my position as ...

Justice: Games for high school winter sports can begin March 3

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Monday, Gov. Jim Justice said, following conversations with the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission and his medical experts, that winter sports -- basketball, swimming and wrestling -- could begin practice on Feb. 14, with games getting underway March 3. The start of ...

WVU-Baylor Men’s Basketball Game Postponed

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MORGANTOWN – The Big 12 Conference announced Monday that the West Virginia University men's basketball game at Baylor scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed in accordance with the Big 12 game interruption guideli4nes. West Virginia is unable to meet the required COVID-19 thresholds Monday, ...

Trump faces ‘incitement of insurrection’ impeachment charge

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As the House prepares for impeachment, President Donald Trump faces a single charge — "incitement of insurrection" — over the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol, according to a draft of the articles obtained by The Associated Press. Lawmakers are set to introduce the ...

Crews Returning to I-70 Bridges Project Following Extended Break

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WHEELING — Motorists should expect to see Swank Construction crews out working once again on the $215 million I-70 Bridges Project in Ohio County by the end of January, according to West Virginia Division of Highways Area Engineer Mike Witherow. That return comes after a several-week break ...

Danger of Capitol Assault Comes Into Clearer View

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Under battle flags bearing Donald Trump’s name, the Capitol’s attackers pinned a bloodied police officer in a doorway, his twisted face and screams captured on video. They mortally wounded another officer with a blunt weapon and body-slammed a third over a railing into ...

W.Va. Delegate Arrested in Capitol Breach Resigns

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CHARLESTON — Derrick Evans, the newly elected Republican House of Delegates member from Wayne County facing charges for illegal entry into the U.S. Capitol, resigned Saturday. In a one-sentence resignation letter, Evans notified Gov. Jim Justice of his resignation just days before the ...

OCDA Keeps The Highlands Humming

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WHEELING — In the late 20th century, the Ohio County Commission acquired 450 acres of property near Dallas Pike at a cost of $471,000. They planned to turn the land into an industrial park, but the project would evolve into something more — a retail and industrial hub also with academic ...

W.Va. Passes 100K COVID-19 Cases

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The state of West Virginia passed 100,000 positive COVID-19 cases Sunday morning, a major jump in cases within the state in the last month. The Department of Health and Human Resources reported Sunday that there have now been 101,212 positive cases in West Virginia since the pandemic began. ...

Wheeling Planning Commission To Consider New Developments

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WHEELING – The Wheeling Planning Commission will hold its first meeting of the new year to consider action on a number of different ventures being proposed in the city. The Planning Commission will meet at 5 p.m. today, and the meeting will take place virtually. It will be live-streamed on ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Reviewing a Terrible Week

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This past week will go down as one of the worst weeks, not only for what occurred in our nation's capital, but also for our newspapers. Last week we lost Mike Myer, the executive editor of the Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register, an accomplished columnist, and a giant in West Virginia ...