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Clorox to Build New Plant in Berkeley County

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MARTINSBURG — Bringing an expected $190 million economic investment and 100 new jobs to the area, officials with the Fortune 500 company Clorox announced Thursday plans to build a manufacturing facility in the southern part of Berkeley County. The Clorox Company officials said, after ...

Accused Bellaire Kidnapper Testifies at Trial

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Gary Edward Anderson-Myers took the stand Wednesday and testified on the second day of his trial for kidnapping and aggravated robbery, claiming that the incident came at the tail end of several days of drug abuse. Anderson-Myers, 33, of 1731 Guernsey St., Bellaire is ...

Sen. Ihlenfeld To Push Ethics Reform During Session

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WHEELING — West Virginia Sen. William Ihlenfeld wants to focus on ethics reform during the current session. Ihlenfeld, D-Ohio, already has introduced Senate Bill 112, which would prohibit legislators and part-time public officials from having a financial interest in state contracts. Last ...

Bruce Out as President of EGCC

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YOUNGSTOWN — A “lack of leadership, particularly over the last five months” brought the curtain down on Jimmie Bruce’s four-and-a-half year tenure as president of Eastern Gateway Community College, Chairman of the Board James Gasior said Wednesday. Gasior, addressing reporters after a ...

Project HOPE Grows as Need Increases

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WHEELING — The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department’s Project HOPE continues to grow and now provides medical outreach to more than 100 homeless people on a regular basis. To promote awareness of the homeless population’s needs and to raise funds for the program, Project HOPE will hold ...

Manchin, Morrisey Trade Barbs Over Healthcare Continuity Act

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CHARLESTON — The 2018 U.S. Senate election might be over, but U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Republican Attorney General Patrick Morrisey continue to fight over the Affordable Care Act, now focused on a proposal by Morrisey to protect coverage for people with pre-existing ...

Trial Begins for Bellaire Kidnapping Suspect

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE – The trial of a man accused of kidnapping and aggravated burglary began Tuesday before Belmont County Common Pleas Judge John Vavra. Gary Edward Anderson-Myers, 33, of 1731 Guernsey St., Bellaire is accused of abducting Jamie L. Jackson, 35, after an apparent domestic ...

Personnel Changes Discussed at Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health

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WHEELING – Personnel changes and staffing issues were addressed Tuesday at the Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health meeting. Health department administrator Howard Gamble said nursing director Elizabeth Fowler and nurse Kelly Fitzpatrick have joined the staff following the retirement of ...

West Virginia Election Filings on Jan. 15

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Governor Doug Six (Republican) — Burton Circuit Judge — District 1 (Unexpired Term) Michael Olejasz House of Delegates — District 1 (Republican) Mark Zatezalo Brooke County Kimberly M. Barbetta (Democrat) — County Clerk (Unexpired Term) Joseph E. Barki (Democrat) — Prosecuting ...

W.Va. State Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Right-to-Work Law

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CHARLESTON — Nearly four years after it first passed the West Virginia Legislature, the state Supreme Court of Appeals heard arguments Wednesday on the Right to Work law. Justices Margaret Workman, Beth Walker, Evan Jenkins and John Hutchison asked questions of attorneys representing the ...

WVU Medicine to Take Ownership Of Wetzel County Hospital

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NEW MARTINSVILLE — Wetzel County Hospital has signed a letter of intent to join the West Virginia University Health System. WVU Hospitals will file a Certificate of Need application with the West Virginia Health Care Authority seeking approval to operate the hospital. A letter of intent ...

Maroney at Capitol For First Time Since Prostitution Charge

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CHARLESTON — State Senator Mike Maroney, R-Marshall, arrived in Charleston on Monday for the start of the second week of the 2020 legislative session, the first time the Glen Dale radiologist has been seen in the state Capitol since his arrest in August on charges of soliciting ...

Wheeling Experiencing ‘Abnormally Warm’ Winter Weather

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WHEELING — The average temperature during the early stages of winter in the Wheeling area has been about 39 degrees, making it one of the warmest on record for this time of the year, according to the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh. Meteorologist Jason Frazier said temperatures in the ...

Mike Folk Candidate for West Virginia Governor

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WHEELING — Former Delegate Mike Folk has ideas on how to shore up funding for the Public Employees Insurance Agency in West Virginia, and they came from Indiana. Folk, a Republican from Martinsburg, this week officially filed to seek the GOP nomination for governor. West Virginia’s annual ...

Local Teachers Get McDonald’s MAC Grants

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WHEELING – McDonald’s has awarded four Ohio Valley middle school teachers with funding for classroom projects. The educators each received $500 MAC grants, which were presented Tuesday at the McDonald’s in Elm Grove. Receiving the awards were Justin Jones of Sherrard Middle School, Eric ...