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Crews Taking Core Samples At Wheeling Suspension Bridge

WHEELING — Crews with HDR Engineering of Weirton have been inspecting the northeast vault of the Wheeling Suspension Bridge and taking underground core samples in the surrounding area to help West Virginia Division of Highway officials study options for maintaining the structural integrity ...

Dems Say Oust Trump or He’ll Betray Again; ‘He Is Who He Is’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Closing out their case, House Democrats warned Friday in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial that the president will persist in abusing his power and endangering American democracy unless Congress intervenes to remove him before the 2020 election. “He is who he is,” ...

Manchin: Senate Needs Witnesses, Documents for Impeachment Trial

CHARLESTON — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said Friday he has never before on a jury before, but now sits as one of 100 jurors in the third impeachment trial in U.S. history, the trial of President Donald Trump. “I have never been called for jury duty, so this is a truly unique opportunity ...

Pittsburgh Pirates Charities Care-A-Van

The Pittsburgh Pirates Charities Care-A-Van made visits to Wheeling and Weirton Thursday. The Miracle League of the Ohio Valley Fantasy Camp and Laughlin Memorial Chapel’s youth baseball clinic were both held at the J.B. Chambers YMCA in Elm Grove, in partnership with volunteers from Bordas ...

Mayor to Visit White House For Economic Discussion

WHEELING — Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott will join mayors from across the nation at the White House today for a discussion on transforming America’s communities. The White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs invited Elliott to be present as they discuss “opportunity zones” and ...

Emergency Management Council Supports Changes to Agencies

CHARLESTON — A bill changing how the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety functions has the backing of county emergency services managers. Dean Meadows, president of the emergency management council, said Thursday Senate Bill 586 — reorganizing and re-designating the ...

‘Bogus’ Ukraine Theory Led to Trump’s Abuse, Democrats Tell Trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic House prosecutors argued in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial Thursday that he was swept up by a “completely bogus” Ukraine theory pushed by attorney Rudy Giuliani that led to his abuse of presidential power and then impeachment. As the Democrats ...

Bakery 49 Tastes Sweet Victory at Show of Hands

WHEELING — Bakery 49 prevailed at Wednesday’s Show of Hands competition in Wheeling, with the icing on the cake being an $11,350 check for owner Corey Kidd. The amount presented to Kidd was the largest ever awarded through Show of Hands, a business presentation event sponsored by Wheeling ...

Fun At The Public Market

Amanda Tennant, of Wheeling, shops with her son, Silas, on Wednesday at the recently-opened Grow Ohio Valley’s Public Market located inside the Robert C. Byrd Intermodal Transportation Center in downtown Wheeling. The nonprofit market features locally-grown fruits, vegetables, eggs and meats ...

U.S. House Members File for Re-election

CHARLESTON — The remaining incumbents to the U.S. House of Representatives from West Virginia filed for re-election on Wednesday. U.S. representatives David McKinley, R-1st, and Carol Miller, R-3rd, filed in the office of the Secretary of State to run in the May 12 Republican primary for the ...

Farmers’ Market Idea Pitched to Ohio County Commissioners

WHEELING — A local resident approached Ohio County commissioners on Wednesday about a potential farmers’ market being eyed for The Highlands. Although he is still in the planning stages of the operation, local grower Eric Blend asked commissioners their thoughts on opening a once-a-week ...

Democrats Appeal for GOP Help to Convict ‘Corrupt’ Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats launched into marathon arguments in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial Wednesday, appealing to skeptical Republican senators to join them in voting to oust Trump from office to “protect our democracy.” Trump’s lawyers sat by, waiting their ...

Wheeling Urged to Consider Carcinogens On Calabrese Property

WHEELING — Based on the former usage of the property Wheeling is considering for its proposed Public Safety Building, a local businessman with experience at the location urged city leaders to look elsewhere. The property at the corner of 19th and Jacob streets has been idle for years, but ...

Impeachment Trial Begins

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Tuesday with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two late-night sessions and Democrats arguing for more witnesses to expose Trump’s “trifecta” of ...

Foster Care Bill of Rights Legislation Goes Through Committees

CHARLESTON — A bill aimed at clarifying the rights of foster children and foster parents passed the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, but the House Finance Committee will need to review it before the full House can vote on it. House Bill 4092 creates the foster children’s bill of rights ...

Senator Weld Seeks to Make ‘Shelter Dogs’ the State Dog

WHEELING — It’s said that every dog has its day, and shelter dogs soon could get “top dog” status in West Virginia. A resolution proposed by Senate Majority Whip Ryan Weld, R-Brooke, and Sen. Stephen Baldwin, D-Greenbrier, would designate canines adopted from West Virginia animal ...

House GOP Spar Over Changes To Certificate of Need Exemptions

CHARLESTON — A bill to make changes to certificate of need exemptions unanimously passed the House of Delegates on Tuesday, but not before a Northern Panhandle lawmaker accused Republican leadership of not pushing for a full certificate of need repeal. House Bill 4108, which passed 99-0, ...