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Woodsdale Community Appreciating Outdoor Classroom

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WHEELING – A new outdoor classroom at Woodsdale Elementary School provides students a place to do reading, math and science outside. But something else is happening there, according to principal Ashley Minch. “With this hot weather and this being a shady spot, it’s a nice addition,” ...

Nemacolin Castle Begins Popular Ghost Tours

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BROWNSVILLE, Pa. – As the Halloween season approaches, Nemacolin Castle in Brownsville will once again offer its popular ghosts tours. The tours began Sept. 28 and will continue through October. Times are are 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays, 6 to 11 p.m. Saturdays and 6 to 10 p.m. Sundays through ...

Royalty Crowned, Fundraising Goal Surpassed During Bethany Homecoming

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BETHANY – Bethany College crowned its royalty and announced the achievement of a major fundraising goal during its homecoming weekend festivities at Bison Stadium. Homecoming Queen Logan Mayhew, a psychology major from Morgantown, and Daniel Gibson, a social work major from Pittsburgh, were ...

Grave Creek Mound Celebrates 27th Annual Archaeology Day on Saturday

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MOUNDSVILLE – Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, 801 Jefferson Ave., will feature special displays and activities in celebration of the 27th annual Archaeology Day from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The free program features hands-on activities that include making clay pots with artist ...

City-County Building Entrance Getting Changes

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WHEELING — The smell, sights and sounds of renovation are highly recognizable to those entering the City-County Building in Wheeling. Changes will take place inside the front doors, where security equipment is being repositioned to help increase building safety, according to Ohio County ...

Great Blue Heron Sighting

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Standing on a boulder in Big Wheeling Creek, a great blue heron is framed by one of the small archway openings along the sidewalk of the Elm Grove Stone Arch Bridge in Wheeling this past weekend.

DOJ Review Faults DEA for Letting Opioid Crisis Grow

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CHARLESTON — The Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Justice took the Drug Enforcement Administration to task for not responding quick enough to limit the growth of opioid abuse. According to a review of the DEA’s opioid regulatory and enforcement efforts released Tuesday, ...

Historic Photos Illustrate Wheeling’s Growth

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The role of photography in documenting Wheeling’s development was illustrated in a program Tuesday at the Ohio County Public Library. Coinciding with the presentation, a special exhibit opened in the library’s auditorium featuring photographs of the city taken by Dick Cress and his ...

Cameron High School Homecoming Court

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Cameron High School’s Homecoming game against Paden City High School will take place at 7 p.m. Friday. During halftime, the 2019 Cameron High School Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned.

Murray Suit Against Ex-Wife Dismissed In Federal Court

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Legal matters involving Murray Energy Vice President Jonathan Murray and allegations by his ex-wife that he sexually abused their adoptive daughter are now back in Ohio County Circuit Court. Melissa Saville filed an initial lawsuit against Murray on July 22 — just two days before a July 24 ...

Trinity Taking Up Clinics in St. C, Bellaire

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Trinity Health System on Wednesday announced it is keeping the former East Ohio Regional Hospital outpatient clinics in St. Clairsville open and also starting a new clinic in Bellaire. The spaces will open Oct. 28, hospital officials said. “Welcome to a new chapter of ...

Wheeling Breaks Ground On New Downtown Plaza

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WHEELING — A former alley that has become a pedestrian thoroughfare will see new life as a park that connects Main Street to the Market Street Plaza, city planners announced Tuesday. Construction on the 11th Street Plaza will begin today, according to Mayor Glenn Elliott, and is expected to ...

Wheeling Takes Control of City Parking Facilities

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WHEELING — A decades-old management agreement with the Anthony Wayne Oil Corp. to oversee the city’s parking facilities ended this week, and now Wheeling officials and employees will directly handle operations of the city’s parking garages and surface lots. City officials said they would ...

Police arrest man in East Wheeling after gunshot report

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Wheeling police on Tuesday arrested Michael Shawndale Davis, 35, on charges of wanton endangerment, being a felon in possession of a firearm and escape after receiving a report at about 4 p.m. of a single shot fired in the vicinity of 18th and Jacob streets. More than a half dozen Wheeling ...

Charles Making Most of Second Chances

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STEUBENVILLE — When Matthew Charles speaks about second chances and what they can mean to a person, he knows what he’s talking about. Charles was the first beneficiary of the First Step Act, a provision that shortens sentences for drug offenses, similar to the one he received after he was ...

September Tax Numbers Above Estimates

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CHARLESTON — Monthly tax revenue collections in September came in above estimates for the first time in fiscal year 2020, though officials say the surplus is artificial, due to how collection dates fell. According to the governor’s office, September tax revenue collections came in at ...

Oglebayfest and Ohio County Country Fair this weekend

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Oglebay Park landscaping crews prepare Tuesday for Oglebayfest and the Ohio County Country Fair, scheduled for this weekend. The festival opens at noon Friday, with the Phil Maxwell Artists’ and Gourmet Market located in Mansion Woods next to the Mansion Museum, offering crafts, food ...

Ohio County Hiring Paramedics, EMTs

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Ohio County is seeking paramedics to join the county’s coming ambulance service. County Administrator Greg Stewart updated county commissioners Tuesday on the status of the prospective ambulance service. He said county officials are currently seeking to hire at least six full-time ...