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Spirit of Philanthropy Grants Announced

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The legacy of revered and impactful state leader Susan Stevenson Landis was recently honored by Philanthropy West Virginia with the inaugural Susan S. Landis — WV Spirit of Philanthropy grant awards. These grant awards made possible through the Susan S. Landis — WV Spirit of Philanthropy ...

Nelson Jordan Center Marks 70 Years

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WHEELING — The Nelson Jordan Center is marking its 70th anniversary during this year’s Black History Month. Director Rod Lee said he hopes to draw more attention to all the center offers. “We’re open to having more people come to the facility and participate,” he said. “All our ...

Jerry Jacobs Withdraws as Candidate for Wheeling Mayor

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WHEELING — Jerry Jacobs announced Saturday that he is withdrawing as a candidate for mayor of Wheeling in the municipal election, scheduled for May 12. His withdrawal leaves three candidates seeking the office. They are incumbent Mayor Glenn Elliott, businessman Chris Hamm and Tony ...

Tough As Nails: More Participants Expected for Urban Challenge

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WHEELING — Building on the success of last year’s event, organizers of the Tough As Nails Urban Challenge presented by The Health Plan are anticipating a big jump in numbers as excitement for the Memorial Day weekend event builds. The event, which is part of the Ogden Newspapers Wellness ...

Voters Will Get Chance To Pick Three Justices

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CHARLESTON —While most candidates in the 2020 elections hope to win their primaries in May and continue on to the November general election, the candidates in the races for West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals only have one election on their mind. When voters go to the ballot box on May ...

HOME AND GARDEN SHOW

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Photo by Robert A. DeFrank Kace Conlkle and grandfather Larry Conkle of the Moundsville area make some Valentine’s Day crafts with the help of Lowe’s employee Heather Annett during the 2020 Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce Home and Garden Show at WesBanco Arena. The event will continue ...

Ohio County BOE Looking to Monitor Public’s Words at Meetings

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Ohio County Board of Education meetings are open to the public, but must not be a forum for open public speech including personal attacks, according to board members. A board meeting on Jan. 27 saw five members of the public express to the board their concerns about two separate issues ...

State Grants $20 Million For Cracker Project in Belmont County

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DILLES BOTTOM - JobsOhio is investing another $20 million toward site work completion to facilitate development of a proposed ethane cracker plant in Belmont County. Matt Englehart, spokesman for the state’s private, nonprofit development corporation, announced that the grant had been ...

Moundsville to Begin Background Checks for Coaches

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MOUNDSVILLE — Parents of the youth sports teams in Moundsville can look forward to knowing that the coaches their kids are learning under have been properly vetted. The city’s Parks and Recreation Director John White told council this week of numerous projects the department was working ...

Nighttime I-70 Closures Planned Near Wheeling Island Next Week

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WHEELING — Interstate 70 will be closed in both directions between Wheeling Island and Bridgeport during evening hours for most of next week, the West Virginia Division of Highways announced. According to DOH officials, a full closure of I-70 in both directions is scheduled between 11 p.m. ...

BRAVING THE WEATHER IN WHEELING

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Photo by Scott McCloskey A pedestrian braves the snow and blustery winter conditions while walking near the intersection of Main and 14th streets Friday afternoon.

Two Men Arrested On Drug, Weapons Charges in Moundsville

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Two men face felony charges in unrelated incidents after being found with caches of drugs and having weapons while prohibited from doing so. On Jan. 29, the Marshall County Drug Task Force carried out a search warrant at a room at the Plaza Motel. Inside, John Freshwater, 35, of Moundsville, ...

Crews Prepare for Snow in Ohio Valley

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WHEELING — The first noticeable accumulation of snowfall this year was expected to hit the Ohio Valley today, and plow crews were out Thursday preparing for the weather. A few inches of snowfall were expected to begin accumulating between 2 to 4 a.m. in Ohio and Belmont counties, and ...

Cancer Research Classic Won’t Return in 2021

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WHEELING — After 13 years, the Cancer Research Classic is going dark for 2021. Dr. Gregory Merrick, the event’s founder and director, formally announced the decision this week to put the event on hiatus. “Due to an enormous amount of uncertainties, there will be no CRC in 2021,” ...

Crissy Clutter Seeks Wheeling Council Seat

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WHEELING — Former reporter Crissy Clutter watched local governments in action, and now she wants to participate as an elected official. Clutter, 41, will seek the 4th Ward seat on Wheeling City Council in 2020. Also filing for the seat are businessman Jeff Knierim and attorney Jerry ...