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Eighth COVID-19 Death Reported in Ohio County

Tuesday morning, the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department announced an eighth death of an Ohio County resident from complications related to COVID-19. The individual was hospitalized at the time of their death. Currently, the health department reports a total of 462 cases, including 10 ...

Planning Commission Unanimously Denies GC&P Development Request

WHEELING — Many residents of Woodsdale breathed a collective sigh of relief Monday after lingering concerns over a proposed development above their residential neighborhood came to a pivotal crossroads. After years of planning by GC&P Development LLC and more than a year of discussion ...

Third Marshall County Resident Succumbs To COVID-19

WHEELING — The Marshall County Health Department received confirmation Monday of the third death of a Marshall County resident from COVID-19 — a 77-year-old male that had been hospitalized on a ventilator. “Our hearts are heavy with the loss of another Marshall County resident ...

Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling Closes as ‘Precautionary Measure’

WHEELING — The Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling announced Monday it was closed this week “as a precautionary measure” after an employee there tested positive for the COVID-19 virus over the weekend. The closure comes just a day after Wheeling Park High School closed due to three ...

Robert Murray Retires as ACNR Chairman, Ends 63-Year Career

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Late Monday, Robert Murray, longtime president and CEO of Murray Energy Corp., announced his retirement as chairman of the board of directors of American Consolidated Natural Resource Holdings Inc., bringing to a close a 63-year career that saw Murray rise to become coal’s ...

Menards at The Highlands Opens Its Doors

TRIADELPHIA — There was everything available from custom lighting to Cheerios, and 2X4s to Tide when the new Menards store at The Highlands opened its doors Monday. About 20 to 30 customers were in line waiting to get inside when the doors opened at 6 a.m., according to general manager ...

Bob Murray retires as chairman of ACNR Holdings

ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Late Monday, Robert Murray, longtime president and CEO of Murray Energy Corp., announced his retirement as chairman of the board of directors of American Consolidated Natural Resource Holdings Inc. A new company, ACNR Holdings was formed to acquire the former Murray Energy ...

Third Marshall County resident succumbs to COVID-19

WHEELING -- The Marshall County Health Department received confirmation Monday of the third death of a Marshall County resident from COVID-19 -- a 77-year-old male who had been hospitalized on a ventilator. “Our hearts are heavy with the loss of another Marshall County resident associated ...

Wheeling Planning Commission Denies GC&P Development Proposal

WHEELING -- By a unanimous vote, members of the Wheeling Planning Commission Monday denied a requested change to the city's Comprehensive Plan that would have allowed GC&P Development LLC to take the next step toward a planned mixed-use village above Woodsdale. Representatives of ...

Three New COVID Cases Close WPHS

Editor's note: The story has been clarified to reiterate that quarantined Wheeling Park High School students that are members of sports teams will not be participating in upcoming sports contests. WHEELING — Wheeling Park High School is closed this week after three new positive COVID-19 ...

I-70 Bridges Project Moves Along On Schedule

WHEELING — The Interstate 70 bridges project continues to move along ahead of schedule, as crews with Swank Construction are expecting to reopen the Mount de Chantal Bridge section of Interstate 70 west in Wheeling by the end of this month. West Virginia Division of Highways District 6 ...

McKinley, Cline Square Off for U.S. House Seat

WHEELING — Rep. David B. McKinley sees a challenge this election cycle from Democrat Natalie Cline as the two Wheeling residents seek a two-year term in Congress. McKinley, a Republican, is seeking a sixth term in the U.S. House. After a tight race to win the seat in 2010, he has easily ...

Planning Commission Set to Vote on GC&P Project

WHEELING — Developers of the proposed GC&P Development mixed-use village project planned for the hilltop above Woodsdale could learn today if they can move forward, as the Wheeling Planning Commission is set to vote on whether to allow an amendment to the city’s Comprehensive Plan that ...

COVID-19 pushes Wheeling Park High School remote this week

Due to a positive COVID-19 test Saturday of a student and a reported positive Sunday of a staff member, Ohio County Schools officials have moved all learning this week at Wheeling Park High School to remote platforms. As of now, all other schools in the county will remain at four-day in-person ...

Wheeling Park High School Student Tests Positive for COVID-19

On Saturday, the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department announced a student at Wheeling Park High School had tested positive for COVID-19. The health department and school officials have investigated and identified students and staff that were direct contacts. Those individuals were contacted ...

Conservatives Staging Free-Speech Rally Attacked in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A free speech demonstration staged by conservative activists quickly fell apart in downtown San Francisco on Saturday after several hundred counterprotesters surged the area, outnumbering and attacking those gathered, including knocking one in the mouth. A photographer ...

Trump Plays Down Virus as He Steps Up Run for Second Term

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gone are the days when President Donald Trump held forth daily at the White House podium flanked by members of his coronavirus task force. And the days when Vice President Mike Pence and other task force officials would head to Trump’s office to brief him immediately after ...

Ex-Ohio House Speaker Seeks Re-Election Despite Fed Charges

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The race in the rural Ohio district of disgraced ex-Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder now includes four write-in candidates attempting to unseat the once-powerful politician ,who has refused to step aside from his reelection bid despite facing charges in a $60 million ...