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Main Street Ramp Onto Fort Henry Bridge Closed Until 2021

WHEELING — Motorists looking to merge onto Interstate 70 from Main Street will need to circle around for the next four months, as ongoing road work has closed the ramp onto Fort Henry Bridge. The ramp closed late Monday evening and is expected to remain closed for 120 days — roughly until ...

City Officials Ponder Future of Nelson Jordan Center

WHEELING — The only city-operated recreation center in Wheeling marked its 70th anniversary this year, and with needed improvements in mind, city leaders are pondering options for the future of the facility and the programs it offers to the community. Later this week, members of Wheeling ...

Gov. Justice: Public Heeding Call to Get Tested for COVID

CHARLESTON — Despite higher numbers of COVID-19, Gov. Jim Justice was encouraged by the increased number of West Virginians getting tested. “It seems like, and even feels like, this thing is starting to move our way,” Justice said Monday during his COVID-19 briefing at the State Capitol ...

$10M in Loans Approved for East Ohio Regional Hospital

MARTINS FERRY — $10 million in loans has been approved to help East Ohio Regional Hospital take the necessary steps to reopen and improve the building located in Martins Ferry, local lawmakers said Monday. The money approved at Monday’s Controlling Board meeting will help finance the ...

Suspect in Cross-State Flight Arrested

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Shad Boccella, 24, was arrested Monday and is being held in Belmont County Jail on a charge of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a felony of the fourth degree, after reportedly leading multiple agencies in a pursuit that apparently began in ...

High-speed chase spans three states, ends in Belmont County

More than two dozen police vehicles chased a stolen truck from Pittsburgh to near St. Clairsville today, with the suspect apprehended just past the split with Interstate 70 and Interstate 470 near the Ohio Valley Mall. Police units from Pittsburgh, the Pennsylvania State Police, Allegheny ...

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. to purchase ArcelorMittal; Weirton tin plant part of deal

ArcelorMittal has entered into an agreement with Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. that will see Cleveland-Cliffs purchase 100% of the shares of ArcelorMittal USA for a combination of cash and stock valued at $1.4 billion. ArcelorMittal Weirton is included in the transaction. According to a release from ...

Marshall Co. Health Department Expected to Reopen Doors

MOUNDSVILLE — Two weeks after an employee at the Marshall County Health Department tested positive for COVID-19, the office is once again allowing walk-ins. On Sept. 14, health officials announced that an employee had been found to have COVID-19, and several others inside the department had ...

Tennant Pushes For More Technology In Secretary of State’s Office

WHEELING — Democratic West Virginia Secretary of State nominee Natalie Tennant says innovation in the office has stopped over the past four years, and she wants to move it forward again. Tennant previously served two terms as secretary of state, being elected to the office in 2008 and again ...

NY Times: Trump Paid $750 in U.S. Income Taxes in 2016, 2017

(AP) — President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for president and in his first year in the White House, according to a report Sunday in The New York Times. Trump, who has fiercely guarded his tax filings and is the only president in modern times not to ...

Patriotism Through a Pandemic

New Martinsville American Legion Marine Post #28 Commander Carl Kernan’s patriotism is on full display as he raises the American Flag at Alumni Field at Bill Stewart Memorial Stadium prior to the Magnolia High School varsity football game against Frontier on Friday night. The Magnolia Blue ...

Ohio County Green, Marshall Yellow in Latest School Map

CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s latest COVID-19 school map shows Ohio County as green for the coming week while Marshall County is at yellow. All other local counties also are green. For the first time in the past few weeks, there are no counties currently red, meaning increased community ...

Ohio County green in latest COVID map; Marshall County yellow

West Virginia's latest COVID-19 school map shows Ohio County as green for the coming week while Marshall County is at yellow. All other local counties also are green. For the first time in the past few weeks, there are no counties currently red, meaning increased community transmission. Only ...

Trump caps judiciary remake with choice of Barrett for court

By ZEKE MILLER, LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will ...

How it happened: Coney’s journey from law professor to high court in 4 years

By ZEKE MILLER, COLLEEN LONG and MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Four years ago, Amy Coney Barrett was a little-known law professor in Indiana. Within weeks, she is likely to be the newest associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Barrett's fast-track rise, set to ...

Late night protest in Portland, Oregon, declared unlawful

By GILLIAN FLACCUS and SALLY HO Associated Press PORTLAND (AP) — Law enforcement declared an unlawful assembly late Saturday, forcing protesters from downtown Portland, Oregon, and making several arrests, just hours after demonstrations earlier in the day ended without many reports of ...

Some Breonna Taylor protesters out past curfew, fires set

By DYLAN LOVAN Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A diverse crowd of hundreds marched in Louisville's streets chanting "Black Lives Matter" on Saturday night, the fourth night of protests after a grand jury declined to charge officers in the fatal shooting of Breonna ...

President Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his reelection effort. Republican ...

Wheeling, Locals Are Recognized For Preservation

WHEELING — Wheeling’s heritage stands proud in 2020, thanks to the work of local architects, cultural committees and city leaders, who were recently recognized by the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia for their efforts. The city of Wheeling and the Wheeling Historic Landmarks ...