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Vaccination Drive in Ohio County To See Youth Movement

WHEELING — Ohio County officials are making plans to scale back COVID vaccination opportunities for adults, and to focus instead on inoculating school-age youths. The move comes as federal officials indicate they could move as soon as next week to authorize Pfizer-brand COVID vaccinations ...

Funds for Wheeling Health Right Among McKinley Earmark Requests

WASHINGTON — West Virginia’s congressional lawmakers for northern and southern West Virginia submitted funding requests for projects through the new earmark system. Meanwhile, the congressman for the middle of the state submitted none. Through the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations, ...

Funding in Place for Demolition on 19th Street in Wheeling

WHEELING — The City of Wheeling is getting some funding help from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to clear dilapidated warehouse buildings from the 19th Street property, which the city of Wheeling acquired last year. City Manager Robert Herron reported to city ...

Testimony Gets Underway in Landmark West Virginia Opioid Trial

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Witness testimony has begun in a landmark opioid trial in which local governments in West Virginia have sued three large drug distributors accused of fueling the opioid epidemic. Cabell County and the city of Huntington argue that drug distributors AmerisourceBergen ...

Ohio County Commission Replaces 2 On OCDA — To The Surprise Of 1 Of Them

WHEELING -- Ohio County commissioners made changes to the Ohio County Development Authority Board Tuesday night, replacing two members and appointing two others to take their places. One of those removed, though, said she was unaware she was being replaced. OCDA Vice President Nancy Weeks -- ...

James Blazier Named Next Wheeling Fire Chief

WHEELING — A lifelong resident of the city and a veteran member of the department was named as the next fire chief for the city of Wheeling. Upon the forthcoming retirement of current Wheeling Fire Chief Larry Helms this summer, the new fire chief will be James Blazier, Wheeling City Manager ...

Local Leaders Urge Public to Get Their COVID Shots

WHEELING — Officials in Wheeling and Ohio County are urging citizens to resist “hesitancy” and get a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible so the community can safely return to normalcy. Officials said hesitancy to get vaccinated will only cause the pandemic — and related health ...

Capito Tours Infrastructure Needs in W.Va.

CLENDENIN – U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., made a trip to the small town of Clendenin on Tuesday, a poster child for the infrastructure needs of many communities across the state of West Virginia. Capito joined Clendenin Mayor Kay Summers on a tour of the small Northern Kanawha ...

Charter School Case Gets Hearing Before State Supreme Court

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals heard arguments Tuesday in a case brought by the state's first charter school applicant after two county boards of education denied its application. The West Virginia Academy, a proposed charter school for the Monongalia and Preston ...

Soft Soil Proving Pitfall For New Moundsville City Building

MOUNDSVILLE -- Soft ground beneath the site of Moundsville’s new municipal building is complicating the planning process. At Tuesday evening’s meeting, city leaders heard from Christina Schessler, representing McKinley and Associates, the architects of the project. Schessler said that as ...

Ohio County Reports 88th COVID-19 Death

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department reported one new COVID-19-related death in its Tuesday night update, the 88th such death in the county since the pandemic began. That also marked the third COVID-related death the county had reported since last Wednesday. The department also ...

Capito, McKinley Get High Bipartisanship Marks

CHARLESTON — Once again, U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and 1st District Congressman David McKinley, R-W.Va., came in among the top 10 of members of Congress willing to work across party lines. The nonpartisan Lugar Center — founded by former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar — and ...

Ohio County Schools App Getting the Word Out

WHEELING — The new Ohio County Schools app is getting the word out about happenings in the school system. The app has been up and running for about a month, and feedback thus far has been positive, according to Gabe Wells, director of communication for Ohio County Schools. It is not known ...

Proposed EPA Rule Would Phase Out Gases Used in Refrigerators, Coolants

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first Biden administration rule aimed at combating climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to phase down production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigerators and air conditioners. The ...