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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 ...

Trump’s Prayer Breakfast Jibes Jolt Many Faith Leaders

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NEW YORK (AP) — The National Prayer Breakfast - a Washington tradition since 1953 - is by custom a respite from partisan bickering. President Donald Trump shattered that tradition Thursday with aggressive remarks that buoyed his allies but dismayed a wide spectrum of faith leaders. “A ...

Be Local by Attending Annual Home and Garden Show

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WHEELING — There are many reasons to be local in your daily shopping habits and what better way to show off some of the area’s great vendors than by visiting a home and garden show. With the expectation of an early spring just a little more than a month away, the 2020 Wheeling Area ...

Ohio Farm Bureau Membership Campaign Kick-offs Underway

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STEUBENVILLE — Ohio Farm Bureau membership campaign kick-offs have been going on since the middle of January within the state but some counties, including Jefferson, have waited until the first of February. They will meet for a membership drive today with pep talks by Corky Saiter and ...

Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Members Connect

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STEUBENVILLE — Delilah Mukes couldn’t hide her excitement at being part of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Investor-to-Investor event. “It’s my first year here,” said Mukes, owner of Luscious Lippies Cosmetics and Accessories. “I never knew all the things ...

West Liberty University Honors Black History Month

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WEST LIBERTY – West Liberty University is hosting an African American Read-In from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday in honor of Black History Month. Other events also are taking place for students including films, lectures and activities. “The African American Read-In will be a wonderful chance to ...

Moundsville Police Purchase New Cruisers

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MOUNDSVILLE – City police have been using cars older than some high schoolers, but soon will be getting new cruisers to patrol the streets of Moundsville. Two Dodge Chargers were purchased recently for $25,000 each, and are having $7,000 in specialized equipment added. A Ford Interceptor ...

St. Clairsville Confirms Arbenz as Police Chief

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE – The city has a new chief of police with the promotion of longtime officer Matt Arbenz to the position during a special council meeting Thursday. This followed Monday’s meeting, where the new police chief and other matters hotly contended by some council members and by ...

Seniors Expected to Boost Economy in W.Va.

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CHARLESTON — People 50 and older will be prime economic drivers for decades to come, a panelist said Thursday at a legislative breakfast meeting sponsored by the West Virginia Press Association. In 2018, the 50-plus segment contributed $8.3 trillion into the economy, an impact that will jump ...

Not Guilty: Senate Acquits Trump of Charges

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won impeachment acquittal Wednesday in the U.S. Senate, bringing to a close only the third presidential trial in American history with votes that split the country, tested civic norms and fed the tumultuous 2020 race for the White House. With Chief ...

Cummings in Audience at State of the Union Address

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WHEELING — The Rev. Darrell Cummings was in Washington for the State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, and he said he witnessed Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaking “like friends” moments leading up to the event. Cummings was invited to be in the ...

I-70 Bridge Project’s Local Detour Flowing Smoothly

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WHEELING — As the nine-month westbound local detour of the I-70 Bridges Project officially began Monday to allow for the demolition and construction of the Fulton Bridge, local officials believe while a few early adjustments had to be made with traffic signals, for the most part, traffic has ...