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GOP Senators up for Re-Election in 2020 Ponder Proximity to President Trump

DENVER (AP) — Republican Sen. Cory Gardner helped mastermind the GOP’s midterm strategy of pushing Senate candidates closer to President Donald Trump. But heading into his own 2020 re-election bid in Colorado, he’s allowing more distance with the president. And he’s not alone. Sen. ...

Trump’s Offer To End Shutdown Falls on Deaf Ears

WASHINGTON — Thirty-one days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out at his opponents after they dismissed a plan he’d billed as a compromise. Trump on Sunday ...

Giuliani: ‘So What’ if Trump, Cohen Discussed Testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani left open Sunday the possibility that Trump and former personal attorney Michael Cohen might have discussed Cohen’s congressional testimony. But, he added, “so what” if he did? Giuliani told CNN’s “State of the ...

Kamala Harris Jumps Into 2020 Presidential Race

WASHINGTON — Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump’s nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race today. Harris, a daughter of immigrant parents who grew up in Oakland, California, is ...

City Contemplating User Fee for Public Safety Buidling

By ALEX MEYER Staff Writer WHEELING — After seeing voters in November reject a proposed property tax levy to fund a new public safety building downtown, city officials are now considering a new plan to enact a user fee to fund the building’s construction. The user fee being discussed ...

Henline Returns To Develop City History Museum

By ALEX MEYER Staff Writer WHEELING — For Travis Henline, being hired to create a concept and eventually oversee a Wheeling history museum is serving as a homecoming, of sorts. Henline is the former site manager of West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling, serving in that capacity ...

Wheeling City Council Appoints Melinda Koslik to Fill Vacant Seat

WHEELING — City council has a new member after the body appointed East Wheeling resident Melinda Koslik Friday to the vacant 3rd Ward seat. At a special council meeting, members unanimously approved Koslik’s appointment, left vacant after former councilman Brian Wilson resigned in ...

Proposed Moundsville Response Fee Not Supported by City Council

An ordinance to institute a fee to insurance companies covering vehicles involved in accidents within city limits died before Moundsville City Council this week when members refused to move it to second reading. In December, city fire Chief Gary Brandon proposed the fee as a means to ...

Speaker Nancy Pelosi Cancels Afghanistan Trip, Citing Trump ‘Leak’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The allegation, if true, was extraordinary: The White House, in leaking the travel plans of members of Congress, put the safety of the speaker of the House in jeopardy. Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday canceled her plans to travel by commercial plane to visit U.S. troops ...

Koslik Appointed to Fill Vacant Council Seat

WHEELING -- Wheeling City Council appointed Melinda Koslik as its newest member at a special council meeting this morning. Koslik, a resident of East Wheeling involved with volunteer efforts in the city, will fill the 3rd Ward seat left vacant after former councilman Brian Wilson resigned ...

Valley Gets Ready For Weekend Winter Blast

WHEELING — With predictions ranging from a few inches of snow to about a foot in the region’s higher elevations, Ohio Valley residents are making plans now for a wet and snowy weekend that extends through Monday, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. For many, those plans will include a ...

Trump Grounds Pelosi for Trying To Shut Down State of the Union

WASHINGTON (AP) — She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad. The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing out as a surreal game of constitutional brinkmanship, with both flexing their political ...

DeWine: Keep Line Rolling at General Motors Plant in Lordstown

WARREN, Ohio — Gov. Mike DeWine’s message to General Motors CEO Mary Barra is direct: Ohio is ready and willing to put together an incentive package to keep the firm making vehicles at its plant in Lordstown. But if General Motors continues with its intent to idle the facility in March, ...

Red Cross Urges Donors To Roll Up Their Sleeves at Media Blood Donor Day

WHEELING — Despite dire weather predicted for the holiday weekend, the American Red Cross is prepared to hold its 33rd annual Ohio Valley Media Blood Donor Day on Monday at WesBanco Arena. The blood drive is set from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the arena’s main floor. Donors can register in ...

Wheeling City Leaders Respond To Criticism of Garage Plans

WHEELING — City officials maintain they are being transparent about plans to construct a new parking garage downtown after hearing criticism on the matter at this week’s council meeting. Mayor Glenn Elliott and other city officials said any decisions regarding the planned parking garage, ...