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Salango Calls for Local Control of School Opening Decisions

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CHARLESTON — Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango, the Democratic candidate for governor in the Nov. 3 general election, is calling for local control to return to counties on re-opening decisions. Salango criticized Gov. Jim Justice in a virtual press conference Tuesday morning prior to ...

Northern Panhandle Schools Report Few Call-Offs The First Week

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WHEELING — School districts across the nation are reporting a high number of employee call-offs, but that is not happening in the Northern Panhandle, according to local officials. The number of available substitute employees could be of concern in the future, however, if illness strikes a ...

City Leaders Remember Former Wheeling Councilman Vernon Seals

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WHEELING — City officials tipped their hat Tuesday night to longtime former Wheeling Councilman Vernon Seals, who died Saturday after a long illness. Council met in-person Tuesday night for the first time since a brief return to council chambers in July. Council members welcomed a capacity ...

Police: Accused Child Molester Flashed Gun at Cops

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WHEELING – Police say a man with warrants for child sexual abuse displayed that he had a gun in the process of officers taking him into custody last week. In June, police were informed by a woman that Zebadiah Adam Groves, 36 of Wheeling, had allegedly sexually assaulted her 3-year-old ...

Weaver Named Bethany College V.P. of Advancement

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BETHANY – Bethany College has announced that Lori Weaver is the latest vice president of advancement. “With her significant experience in fundraising at all levels, Lori will be a tremendous asset to Bethany College by engaging our alumni and advancing our rich history toward current ...

IC Care Offers Free Movie Night For Care Workers

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WINTERSVILLE – Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, home care services with IC Care have seen a major spike and now the company wants to celebrate the hard work of all Ohio Valley state-tested nurse’s aides, certified nurse’s aides and home health aides. While it’s still not wise for ...

2 Marshall County Schools Close After 2 Workers Test Positive

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MOUNDSVILLE — A total of 47 students and staff from Sherrard Middle School and McNinch Elementary School in Marshall County are being quarantined after one case of COVID-19 was reported at each of the schools over the weekend. In-class learning is now canceled for the next two weeks at the ...

Hearing on GC&P Development Draws a Crowd

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WHEELING — Scores of people filed into WesBanco Arena on Monday night for the long-awaited public hearing on GC&P Development’s plan to create a mixed-use development on the hill above Woodsdale. More than three dozen citizens waited in socially-distanced lines to speak during the ...

Justice, State Officials Move to Slow Spread of COVID-19 in W.Va.

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CHARLESTON — After constant warnings over the last seven days, Gov. Jim Justice said Monday he is meeting with members of his cabinet and other state officials to look at options at controlling the spread of COVID-19, particularly in the state’s largest counties. “If (counties) remain in ...

Wheeling Park High School Exam Exemption Rescinded

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WHEELING — Wheeling Park High School junior and seniors with top grades and good attendance no longer will be exempted from end of semester exams. The Ohio County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to rescind a regulation giving exemption from exams to junior and senior ...

Barnesville Progressive Home Helpers 4-H Club Celebrates 100 Years

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE – The Barnesville Progressive Home Helpers 4-H Club is celebrating 100 years of empowering young people to make positive changes in their community. The club and its activities were featured throughout the past week at the 4-H barn during the Belmont County Junior ...

A Beautiful Week in the Neighborhood

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Weirton residents Dave and Nancy Turkaly enjoy the cooler temperatures while sitting outside the Market Cafe in the Centre Market section of Wheeling on Monday. Mostly sunny and cooler temperatures are expected through this weekend.

Walker Joins Bethany College as Its First Director of Diversity

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BETHANY – Tahirah J. Walker has been hired to work as Bethany College’s first executive director of diversity, equity and inclusion. “Diversity, equity and inclusion are mission critical elements of Bethany’s work as a community,” she said. “I am excited to serve the students, ...

Wheeling City Council Returns to In-Person Meetings Tonight

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WHEELING – Wheeling City Council will return to in-person meetings tonight for the second time since the COVID-19 pandemic forced officials to hold public meetings in a virtual setting online. City leaders began holding council meetings and other city meetings online this spring when state ...