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Direct Loan For Brooke County Power Project Approved

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Economic Development Authority approved the Brooke County Power project for a direct loan to help the natural gas plant become closer to a reality. According to the West Virginia Department of Commerce, the board of directors for the West Virginia Economic ...

Trump Holds Rally at Pittsburgh Airport

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — President Donald Trump predicted Tuesday that in 42 days, he will repeat his performance of 2016 and win Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes. “I’m all for fracking,” he told the crowd.” My opponent is against oil, guns and God.” The Republican incumbent ...

Ohio County Business Owners Tell Their Pandemic Tale

WHEELING — They’ve struggled to stay in business during the COVID-19 pandemic, and now they have filed legal action against state orders financially affecting their business. Several Wheeling businesses last week filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West ...

Free COVID-19 Testing Clinic Held Monday at The Highlands

WHEELING — The Ohio County Health Department conducted a one-day COVID-19 drive-through testing clinic at The Highlands on Monday as coronavirus cases in the county are on the rise. The clinic was in response to a recent state mandate calling for additional testing when a county’s numbers ...

Positive COVID-19 Cases Still Going Up in West Virginia

CHARLESTON — The number of infections caused by the novel coronavirus continues its upward climb in West Virginia, but some indicators show the virus might be slowing down. Gov. Jim Justice and state officials gave a COVID-19 briefing Monday at the State Capitol Building. “This is a ...

Ohio, Brooke Counties Working Together on Radio System

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Commission recently announced it will form a partnership with the Ohio County Commission to improve communications between the county’s 911 call center and emergency departments. Last week, the Brooke County Commissioners approved a resolution calling for the ...

Firefighters battling blaze on Wheeling Island

WHEELING - The Wheeling Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire reported just after 10 p.m. Monday at 37 S. Penn St. on Wheeling Island that produced smoke visible in the downtown area. Fire department spokesman Philip Stahl said the first crews on scene encountered heavy fire on ...

Brooke County Man Wins Region’s ‘Farm of the Year’ Award

WELLSBURG — Brooke County resident Eric Freeland, who owns and operates a produce and berry farm near Windsor Heights, has been chosen as West Virginia Northern Panhandle Soil Conservation District 2020 “Farm of the Year” — a distinction he takes great pride in for his family’s ...

Salango Sees COVID-19 Getting Worse in W.Va.

WHEELING — West Virginia Democratic nominee for governor Ben Salango sees COVID 19 cases in the state continuing to increase this fall as current leadership sits on $1.25 billion in federal federal sent to West Virginia to help stop spread of the virus. Salango arrived by Humvee Saturday to ...

Ohio County ‘Gold’ in Latest COVID-19 Map

WHEELING — The new COVID-19 school map has been released, and Ohio County is gold, meaning students will be in school four days next week barring enough cases to turn the county red. The school map contradicts the county-level map issued at 10 a.m. Saturday, which showed the county as ...

Wheeling Stabilizes City Finances With CARES Funds

WHEELING — The city of Wheeling has received $3 million in CARES Act reimbursements for municipalities, and the relief funding is being used to help bolster different pillars of the city’s fiscal structure as the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact municipal finances. Members of the ...

Biden to GOP Senators: Don’t Jam Through Ginsburg Nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden on Sunday slammed President Donald Trump and leading Senate Republicans for trying to jam through a replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and urged more senators to stand with a pair of GOP colleagues who oppose the election-season rush. The ...

New State Resiliency Officer Briefs Legislative Flood Committee

CHARLESTON — The state of West Virginia is fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, but lawmakers received a briefing Friday from the office working to fight other kinds of emergencies and disasters, such as flooding. The Joint Legislative Committee on Flooding met Friday in the House of Delegates ...

Trump Says He Will Pick Woman to Replace Ginsburg

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday promised to put forth a female nominee in the coming week to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pushing the Republican-controlled Senate to consider the pick without delay. Taking the stage ...

Candidate Salango Sees COVID-19 Getting Worse for West Virginia

By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer WHEELING -- West Virginia Democratic nominee for governor Ben Salango sees COVID 19 cases in the state continuing to increase this fall as current leadership sits on $1.25 billion in federal federal sent to West Virginia to help stop spread of the ...

Ginsburg’s Death Could Reshape 2020 Campaign

NEW YORK (AP) — A presidential campaign that was already tugging at the nation’s most searing divides has been jolted by the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, potentially reshaping the election at a moment when some Americans were beginning to cast ballots. For months, ...

AP source: Envelope addressed to White House contained ricin

By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials intercepted an envelope addressed to the White House that contained the poison ricin, a U.S. law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Saturday. The letter appeared to have originated in Canada, ...

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a towering women's rights champion who became the court's second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87. Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic ...