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Steubenville Bishop Releases Names of Priests Accused of Abuse

Compiled by Staff STEUBENVILLE – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville today voluntarily released the names of 16 priests and a seminarian who have been credibly accused or admitted to sexual abuse of a minor and removed from active ministry. At least two of the priests named — H. ...

Party Leaders Rally Their Base at Ohio County GOP Headquarters in Wheeling

WHEELING — Republicans in West Virginia “have the Trump card” to play this election year, according to U.S. Senate GOP nominee Patrick Morrisey. Morrisey joined other Republican candidates on the ticket in next week’s election for a get-out-the-vote event at the Ohio County Republican ...

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STEUBENVILLE – The Diocese of Steubenville has released this morning the names of 16 priests and a seminarian who have been credibly accused or admitted to sexual abuse of a minor and removed from active ministry. The list dates back to the beginning of the formation of the diocese in 1944, ...

Bell Tolls in Wheeling for Fallen Firefighters

WHEELING — The Wheeling firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered Monday afternoon with a ceremony by the Wheeling Fire Department. Following a prayer of remembrance by the Rev. Darrell Cummings, Wheeling Fire Chief Larry Helms spoke briefly of the dangers ...

Senior Status Judge Arthur Recht of Wheeling Dies at 80

WHEELING — The late Judge Arthur Recht’s peers remember him as a man with a strong force of personality alongside a strong mind. Recht died Sunday night at Wheeling Hospital after suffering a stroke at the age of 80. After receiving news of Recht’s passing, U.S. Magistrate Judge James ...

Diocese of Steubenville Suspends Priest, Says He Admitted Sex Abuse

STEUBENVILLE — A priest who served multiple areas of East Ohio is suspended from the ministry after he admitted to sexual contact with and abuse of a minor, according to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville. Bishop Jeffrey M. Monforton revoked all ministerial faculties from the Rev. ...

Wheeling Officials Make Final Push for Public Safety Levy

WHEELING — City officials made one last push Monday night for a $22 million levy that would lead to the construction of a public safety building in downtown Wheeling. With the Nov. 6 general election just one week away, the Wheeling police and fire departments hosted a town hall forum at ...

Censured Justice Beth Walker Tapped as High Court’s Next Chief

CHARLESTON — The only justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to face an impeachment trial will be the new chief justice starting next year. Justice Beth Walker will take over as chief justice of the state’s highest court starting Jan. 1. She was chosen by her fellow justices ...

PEIA Task Force Subcommittee Looks at Drug Costs, Border Issues

CHARLESTON — A subcommittee of the task force looking at how to reform the Public Employees Insurance Agency has the unenviable job of looking at ways to improve health plans to save money but also deliver the services public employees expect. The Coverage and Plan Subcommittee of the PEIA ...

Arkansas Man Arrested After Shots Fired In Pine Grove

PINE GROVE — Valley High School was locked down for a short time Monday afternoon due to an alleged domestic violence situation that involved shots fired in Pine Grove, near the school. James Willis Bright II, 60, of Arkansas, was arrested and faces a charge of attempted murder. Sheriff ...

Faith Community, City Leaders: ‘We Are Not Alone’

WHEELING — Hundreds packed a standing-room only Temple Shalom to remember 11 members of a temple 60 miles away who were slain by a gunman the day before. Law enforcement from Wheeling Police Department, Ohio County Sheriff’s Office and West Virginia State Police stood watch with leaders of ...

Senior Status Judge Arthur Recht Has Died

Compiled by Staff WHEELING -- Funeral arrangements are pending for Senior Status Judge Arthur Recht who died Sunday in Wheeling Hospital after suffering a stroke. He was 80. In addition to his nearly two years serving as a Supreme Court Justice, Recht served the First Judicial ...

Synagogue Survivor Recounts Terror

PITTSBURGH — A survivor of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre described Sunday how he and other terrorized worshippers concealed themselves in a supply closet as the gunman stepped over the body of a man he had just shot and killed, entered their darkened hiding spot and looked around. “I ...

McKinley, Fershee Seek U.S. House Seat

WHEELING — U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley describes himself an an engineer who strives to build working relationships in Washington, D.C., while Kendra Fershee sees herself as a law school professor and mother who seeks resolutions in everyday life. McKinley, a Republican, and Fershee, a ...

Resolution Expected In Chief Smith Case

BETHESDA — After several months of work, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said the investigation of suspended Bethesda Police Chief Eric Smith is complete. In April, DeWine confirmed that his office was investigating allegations that Smith misused the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway, a ...

Police Investigating Parking Garage Death

WHEELING — Wheeling Police are investigating an apparent suicide that happened Sunday evening after someone jumped from the parking garage of the Robert C. Byrd Intermodal Transportation Center. Public Information Officer Philip Stahl confirmed the death occurred at the parking garage about ...