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Wheeling Feeling Chili Cook-Off Will Have Youthful Flavor This Year

WHEELING — With the city’s 18th annual chili cook-off set to turn up the heat next month, organizers are hoping that children in the area get the “Wheeling Feeling” as well this year. The Wheeling Feeling Chili Cook-Off, scheduled for noon to 6 p.m. June 1 at Heritage Port, now ...

WVU Researcher Seeks Better Treatment for Incurable Blood Disease

MORGANTOWN — Treating a stubborn blood disease that strikes children may come down to tweaking energy production in stem cells, suggests research from West Virginia University. Wei Du, an assistant professor in the School of Pharmacy, is investigating the link between how stem cells make ...

East Ohio Drivers Cautioned To Share Road With Amish Buggies

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Now that the weather is warming up, East Ohio motorists can expect to encounter more than just cars and trucks on local roadways. Horse-drawn buggies operated by Amish residents of the region often are out traveling rural roads. Drivers should use caution in areas where ...

Trump Implores Anti-Abortion Activists To Remain United for 2020 Election

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Alabama’s restrictive new abortion law stirring divisions on the right, President Donald Trump implored anti-abortion activists to stay united heading into the 2020 election even as he laid out where his personal views differ from the legislation. In a series of ...

Ohio County Sheriff Tom Howard Vows To Make I-70 Safer

WHEELING — With an increase in the number of crashes in the Two-Mile Hill section of Interstate 70 in recent years, Ohio County Sheriff Tom Howard said his department and other local officials are looking for ways to make that section of highway as safe as possible. Howard said he continues ...

Students Explore Science at Wheeling Jesuit

WHEELING — Elementary students simulated assembling a lunar rover and programmed it on a mission to explore and gather samples on the surface of the moon Saturday. The students were participants in a Remake Learning Community outreach program at the Challenger Learning Center at Wheeling ...

Hungarian Community Celebrates Heritage

MARTINS FERRY — Hungarian music and smells of food filled Walnut Street Saturday as dozens of locals of Hungarian ancestry, and many more guests, gathered for the City of Martins Ferry’s inaugural Hungarian Festival. The First Presbyterian Church was a center of of activity and hosted ...

Serenity Hills Life Center To Soon Offer Long-Term Care in Wheeling

WHEELING — A new addiction recovery center, the largest facility of its kind in West Virginia, is now just a few weeks away from opening. The Serenity Hills Life Center, located on 149 acres of land near Clearview, will provide long-term care to women recovering from drug addiction in the ...

Ohio County Schools Bids Under Budget

WHEELING — The Ohio County Board of Education on Friday approved the second grouping of bond construction bids, which came in more than $550,000 under budget. The bid to do work at Bridge Street Middle School was awarded to the lowest bidder, Lombardi Construction of Follansbee, who ...

Joseph Kolb Resigns as Bridge Street Middle School Principal

WHEELING — The attorney for teachers suing former Bridge Street Middle School Principal Joseph Kolb for sexual harassment said they don’t know yet how they will proceed following Kolb’s resignation from the job Friday. At a special meeting of the Ohio County Board of Education Friday, ...

Deceased Ohio State Doctor Abused 177, Officials Were Aware

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A now-dead Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students from the 1970s through the 1990s, and numerous university officials got wind of what was going on over the years but did little or nothing to stop him, according to a report released by the school ...

Ohio County BOE Looks at New Way To Certify Teachers

WHEELING — Ohio County Schools is looking to ways to make it easier for those with extensive math and science backgrounds — but not an education degree — to get the training they need to be certified to teach in the school district. Ohio County Schools Human Resources Director Susan ...

Wheeling Board of Zoning Appeals Approves Parking Lot for Art Gallery

WHEELING — The city’s Board of Zoning Appeals approved a variance Thursday that will allow an art gallery in East Wheeling to add a small parking lot with two spaces. Board members voted unanimously to approve a variance for Clientele Art Studio, 43 15th St., to reduce the number of ...