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Wheeling Moving Forward on Transfer of Market Street Buildings

WHEELING — The city is moving forward with plans to transfer a row of mostly-vacant buildings that it owns on Market Street to two developers interested in rehabilitation. Wheeling City Council’s Development Committee on Tuesday directed city staff to draft a memorandum of understanding ...

Senator Manchin Calls for Action on Miners’ Pension Legislation

CHARLESTON — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and other senators called upon Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to put legislation up for a vote to protect the pensions of 1.5 million retired miners. Manchin held a press conference Wednesday morning in front of a room filled with ...

Wheeling Man Charged with Homicide by Vehicle in Crash that Killed Son

WASHINGTON, Pa. — A West Virginia man was charged Thursday with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol stemming from an April crash that killed his son on Interstate 70 near Washington. Pennsylvania State Police also charged Jonathan Brook Gracey, 52, of Wheeling, ...

Lawmakers Hear Concerns About At-Risk Dams and Streams in Panhandle

CHARLESTON — A state official warned legislators Wednesday that many of West Virginia’s dams are in danger and the conditions of streams could lead to another major flood. The Joint Legislative Committee on Flooding met Wednesday afternoon at the Capitol in Charleston. Lawmakers heard ...

W.Va.’s Billionaire governor’s family farms get subsidy

LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A farming business owned by the family of West Virginia's billionaire governor has received $125,000 in soybean and corn subsidies, the maximum allowed from a federal program meant to help American farmers through the U.S. trade war with China. There is no evidence ...

I-70 Traffic Pattern Changes Scheduled Between Wheeling Tunnel and Bridgeport

WHEELING — Beginning next week, motorists can expect more delays on Interstate 70 as Swank Construction begins to divert westbound traffic onto the eastbound side of the highway between the Wheeling Tunnel and the Marion Street exit in Bridgeport. The work is part of the ongoing I-70 ...

Updated: WesBanco Arena Installs Modular Ice After System Failure

Editor's note: The headline and lead of this story have been updated to reflect that the new ice system at WesBanco Arena is modular, not temporary. WesBanco Arena Executive Director Dennis Magruder said the system, which is the same the NHL uses to host its outdoor Winter Classic games, could ...

Ohio EPA and St. C. Talk Water Needs

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Ohio Environmental Protection Agency officials spoke to city leaders during an executive session Wednesday as part of a special council meeting to discuss the water system and to address the vacant council president’s seat, but two council members opposed the executive ...

Acuity Specialty Hospital’s Area Sites Remain Open

WHEELING — While other medical facilities have closed or undergone significant changes, Acuity Specialty Hospital of Ohio Valley continues to provide long-term acute care for area residents. Acuity Specialty Hospital offers inpatient care at three local sites: in the former Belmont Community ...

Trump to Speak at Pittsburgh Shale Event

PITTSBURGH — President Donald Trump will be coming to Pittsburgh next Wednesday. Trump will be the keynote speaker at the Shale Insight conference, a natural gas industry-related event, the Marcellus Shale Coalition reported Wednesday morning. The conference will run Oct. 23-24 at the David ...

Vacant House Where Mozart Fire Began Was in Violation of City Code

WHEELING — A vacant house in the Mozart section of Wheeling that caught fire early Tuesday had been in violation of the city’s property maintenance code for more than a year and was slated for demolition. The owner of the property at 10 S. Frazier Ave., Stephen Rodocker, was summoned to ...

Council Approves Transfer of East Wheeling Properties to New Developers

WHEELING — City-owned properties that once housed the former Keg Und Kraut restaurant in Wheeling are set to be transferred to new developers after a proposed development project didn’t pan out. Wheeling City Council voted to approve a resolution Tuesday to convey the Keg Und Kraut ...

W.Va. Governor Justice, State Officials Unveil ‘Jobs and Hope’ Program

ELEANOR — State officials announced Tuesday the re-branding of a program to help people recovering from drug addiction to receive job training and enter the workforce. Gov. Jim Justice, joined by representatives with the Department of Health and Human Resources, WorkForce West Virginia, the ...

I-70 Delays Worry Highlands Businesses

WHEELING — Ohio County Commission President Tim McCormick reminded area residents they still can travel to The Highlands despite construction happening along Interstate 70. During Tuesday’s commission meeting, McCormick said he already has heard from businesses at The Highlands their ...

Fire Destroys Two Homes, Damages a Third

WHEELING -- A two-alarm fire destroyed two houses and damaged a third home along South Frazier Avenue in the Mozart area of Wheeling early Tuesday. No injuries were reported. Wheeling firefighters were called to the scene at 10 S. Frazier Ave. at about 3:15 a.m. Assistant Fire Chief Tony ...

GC&P Development Meets with Residents On Planned Woodsdale Hilltop Project

WHEELING — Woodsdale residents observed plans and asked questions at an informational meeting about a planned hilltop development in their neighborhood. The company GC&P Development hosted the meeting Tuesday at Oglebay Park’s Wilson Lodge to inform residents, receive feedback and ...

Public Market Grand Opening, Harvest Festival Set for Saturday

WHEELING — Grow Ohio Valley will celebrate the opening of its Public Market on Saturday with an autumnal event featuring local food, music and family activities. The Public Market Grand Opening and Grow OV Harvest Festival is set for noon to 7 p.m. on the corner of 14th and Main streets ...

State of WVU: Gee Touts Transformation of Higher Education

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The wisdom of the past, especially as articulated by Abraham Lincoln, provides a guidepost for the future, especially for the land-grant universities he signed into law, West Virginia University President Gordon Gee said Monday in his annual State of the University ...

Triadelphia Middle School to Get ADA Bathroom Improvements

WHEELING — Restrooms at Triadelphia Middle School will be made handicapped accessible following an act by Ohio County Board of Education members Monday night. The board voted to accept the lowest bid for the project, which was submitted by Jarvis, Downing and Emch of Wheeling for $504,000. ...

Historic Preservation Office Presents Awards in Wheeling

WHEELING — Historic preservationists from Wheeling and around West Virginia gathered at the West Virginia Independence Hall on Sunday for an awards ceremony recognizing those who helped further the state’s legacy and future. The State Historic Preservation Office of the West Virginia ...