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West Virginia Youth Obesity Ranks Second in Nation

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WHEELING — West Virginia has the nation’s second highest rate of youth obesity, while Ohio weighs in at 10th in the country, according to new data. The Mountain State’s youth obesity rate of 20.9 percent and the Buckeye State’s rate of 17.1 percent exceed the nationwide rate of 15.3 ...

Growing Healthy Kids Columbus Coalition Leads Local Campaign

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COLUMBUS — The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s report on youth obesity also highlights on-the-ground action that several communities are taking to help children grow at a healthy weight. Leaders in Columbus, Boston, San Antonio and Washington state are featured for their innovative ...

West Virginia Candidates Bring In Cash During 3rd Quarter

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CHARLESTON — In the next to last reporting period before the January 2020 candidate filing period, precandidates for Board of Public Works offices are working to get financial support for their potential races. Campaign finance reports for the third quarter of 2019 were due by midnight ...

WLU Homecoming King and Queen Crowned

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WEST LIBERTY— West Liberty University students selected Emily Bender and Daron Weekley, as homecoming queen and king for 2019 on a fall day that started out chilly but transformed into a sunny day, perfect for the festivities at West Family Stadium. “I am so proud to represent my ...

Wheeling Still Mulling Options for Public Safety Building Site

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WHEELING — The city is still pursuing a 3-acre property on 19th Street for the site of a planned public safety building, but is also considering other options, Wheeling officials said Friday. The city remains in negotiations with the owner of the property, home to a vacant warehouse at 19th ...

GC&P Development to Hold Meeting on Proposed Mixed-Use Village

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WHEELING — GC&P Development will hold an informational meeting Monday for residents to learn about its proposed “mixed-use village” project on a hilltop in Woodsdale. The meeting is set for 4-8 p.m. at Oglebay Park’s Wilson Lodge, Banquet Room No. 1 and will include information on ...

Area Counties Among Leaders in Teacher Attendance Rates

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WHEELING — Tyler County teachers had the best attendance rate in West Virginia for the 2018 school year, while Brooke County’s rate was second worst among the 55 school districts, according to data compiled by the West Virginia Department of Education. Ohio County Schools also had the ...

Dungeon of Horrors Welcomes Visitors to Their Nightmares

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MOUNDSVILLE – The former West Virginia Penitentiary once again is inviting thrill-seekers to walk its haunted halls during the seasonal Dungeon of Horrors. The Halloween attraction continues to draw crowds from miles around, and West Virginia Penitentiary General Manager Amanda Wolverton ...

Wheeling Physician Earns Credit for Licensure

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WHEELING – A pioneering Wheeling physician led the fight for licensure of doctors in West Virginia and, by extension, for nationwide requirements. Dr. James Reeves, a highly academic practitioner and distinguished doctor in Wheeling in the mid-1800s, helped transform medicine into a legally ...

Health Dept. Reports Positive Rabies Case

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MOUNDSVILLE – The Marshall County Health Department is warning people to avoid contact with any wild animals after a raccoon tested positive for rabies in the county. A raccoon in the Adams Hill area of Cameron tested positive for rabies on Thursday. This is the first laboratory-confirmed ...

Sheriff’s Office to Stay Put in Ohio County

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TRIADELPHIA — Ohio County Commission President Tim McCormick says there is no plan to move the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office to The Highlands, but more deputies could be stationed there in the future. The idea of moving the sheriff’s office to The Highlands area is one that was ...

Tim Porter Resigns as St. Clairsville Council President

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Tim Porter stepped down as president of the city council effective Thursday, when he hand-delivered his resignation notice at the city building. “Thank you to all the kind people of (this) city who have been so wonderful over the past 20 years of public life. Regretfully, ...

Rally Time: Trump Aims to Make Impeachment a Political Asset

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to convert the impeachment investigation in Washington into a political asset on the campaign trail, telling supporters at the first of three reelection rallies over the next eight days that Democrats want to “erase” their vote by removing ...

Wheeling FD Gets Grant for 6 Firefighters

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WHEELING — The Wheeling Fire Department has received federal funds to hire six additional firefighters as first responders gear up to respond to incidents during Interstate 70 construction. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., announced this week that the Wheeling ...

Lawsuit Alleges Discrimination By Moundsville Housing Authority

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MOUNDSVILLE — A former assistant director of the Moundsville Housing Authority claims she was fired by the authority after she reported alleged incidents of discrimination against numerous classes of people, including disabled, black, Hispanic and young applicants. A civil suit filed in ...