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Future of Wheeling’s Main Street Project Unclear Without BUILD Grant

WHEELING — City planners had big plans for a federal grant to repair heavily trafficked and damaged roads in Wheeling, but that funding never came, sending officials back to the drawing board. On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced $900 million in ...

Trades, Volunteers Unite For Unity Center Remodel in Benwood

BENWOOD — A united effort between skilled trades and volunteers is making the renovation of the Unity Center drug rehabilitation center happen. Members of Project Best have joined Councilwoman Wendy Scatterday, an architect, in facilitating the project. The Unity Center is located at 4850 ...

Report: Oil, Gas Drilling Impacts Housing Prices

PARKERSBURG - Oil and gas exploration in Colorado’s Front Range near the Rocky Mountains negatively impacts house prices, according to study by a professor at the West Virginia University Davis College of Agriculture. Heather Stephens, an assistant professor of resource economics and ...

Construction Continues on Fort Henry Bridge in Wheeling

In addition to demolition crews removing sections of deck on Interstate 70 above Wheeling Island as part of the I-70 Bridges Project this week, crews also were spotted removing sections of railing on the westbound side of the Fort Henry Bridge. Traffic was routed from I-70 westbound onto I-70 ...

Wheeling’s Finest Honored

WHEELING — Wheeling’s police and fire personnel were recognized for their work, the lives they’ve saved and the end of some long careers at a ceremony Friday. The Public Safety Recognition Ceremony saw the chiefs of the police and fire departments recognize the employees for their ...

Wheeling Park High School Teacher Charged With Hitting Student

WHEELING — A teacher at Wheeling Park High School is being accused of striking a student in the shoulder and neck area during class in September. Mary E. Railing, 58, of Valley Grove, was arraigned Wednesday on one misdemeanor charge of battery after Ohio County sheriff’s deputies said ...

Philanthropy West Virginia Honors C.J. Kaiser

PARKERSBURG — Wheeling attorney C.J. Kaiser has received the Lifetime Volunteer Leadership Award from Philanthropy West Virginia. He is one of six 2019 West Virginia Spirit of Philanthropy honorees. Philanthropy West Virginia presented the awards this week at the organization’s 26th ...

New American Citizens Take Oath in Wheeling

WHEELING — New American citizens were praised for coming to America and “doing it the right way” during a naturalization ceremony held Friday in Wheeling. Eleven people were sworn-in as American citizens during the proceedings, which took place before Judge Frederick S. Stamp of the ...

Construction Crews Start Deck Removal

Following the crossover of Interstate 70 westbound into the eastbound lanes between the Wheeling Tunnel and Bridgeport this past Monday, construction crews wasted no time starting the deck removal phase of the I-70 Bridges Project above Exit 0 on Wheeling Island over the past few days. Crews ...

Interstate Wreck Prompts Eastbound Lanes Closure

A crash occurred around 2:40 p.m. Thursday Interstate 70, closing the eastbound lanes for about 45 minutes between the Dallas Pike exit and the Pennsylvania state line. Around 3:30 p.m., one eastbound lane was opened, but traffic remained backed up for hours as far as Elm Grove. The extent ...

Birch Suit Against Ohio County Schools Settled

WHEELING — Ohio County Schools has settled a lawsuit brought by a man who alleges he was mentally and sexually abused by a teacher while a student at Wheeling Park High School and Bridge Street Middle School more than 15 years ago. The relationship between Christopher Birch and the teacher, ...

Charter Schools Policy Placed on 60-day Comment Period

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Board of Education will place a proposed charter schools policy on public comment for the next 60 days. The state board met Thursday in Charleston to review policies and agreed to place Policy 3300: Public Charter Schools on a 60-day public comment period, ...

2 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A student gunman opened fire Thursday at a Southern California high school, killing two students, wounding three others and shooting himself in the head, authorities said. He was in grave condition. The shooting occurred around 7:30 a.m. at Saugus High School ...

West Virginia charter schools policy placed on 60-day comment period

CHARLESTON - The West Virginia Board of Education will place a proposed charter schools policy on public comment for the next 60 days. The board this morning approved placing the 47-page policy on public comment, but doubled the usual amount of time to give both board members and members of ...

W.Va. 2 Widening Project in Moundsville Nears Completion

MOUNDSVILLE — A $15 million road widening project on W.Va. 2 that stretches from Monarch Stadium to the U.S. 250/Jefferson Avenue extension is nearing completion after almost 18 months of lane changes and detours for motorists traveling though the area. The project is in its final stage, as ...

Attorney Says Ohio County Circuit Clerk Wrongly Acted As ‘Gatekeeper’

WHEELING — A lawyer representing a family court case successfully argued Wednesday that the Ohio County circuit clerk erroneously used her position as a “gatekeeper” when she declined to accept a case filing last month. Wheeling attorney Teresa Toriseva had sued Circuit Clerk Brenda ...

New Industrial Training Center Planned in Weirton

WEIRTON — Along with the rise of new industries in the region comes a need to educate those hoping to find employment through the jobs being created in the Ohio Valley. A project announced this week is aimed at helping meet some of that need with the creation of a new training center in ...

Diplomats Accuse Trump as Impeachment Hits Americans’ TVs

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, the Democrats’ case for President Donald Trump’s impeachment streamed from Americans’ TVs Wednesday, including a new contention that he was overheard asking about political “investigations” that he demanded from Ukraine in trade for military ...

Ohio County BOE Probes Project Figures

WHEELING — Unexpected costs are creeping up as Ohio County Schools embarks on $76 million in school improvement projects. This week, members of the board of education discussed the options for heating and ventilation systems at Triadelphia Middle School. The budget for the HVAC system there ...

Eastbound Lanes of I-70 Closed Due to Crash

Ohio County law enforcement and fire departments are on the scene of a vehicle accident that has closed the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 at the West Virginia/Pennsylvania line. A medical helicopter was called to the scene to transport one victim to a Pittsburgh hospital. The victim ...