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Interstate 70 east exit for Wheeling Hospital Closed After Accident

The Interstate 70 west exit to Wheeling Hospital — exit 2B -1 is closed this morning after a pedestrian apparently was hit by a car on the ramp. No additional information is currently available. Traffic is being diverted to Elm Grove and then back along I-70 East to the Washington Avenue ...

Traffic Accident Closes Exit 2B; I-70 Backed Up

WHEELING -- A traffic accident on Interstate 70 east at Exit 2B at Washington Avenue closed the ramp while police investigated the accident that occurred around 7 a.m. The ramp has now reopened. However, police remain there, and motorists are urged to use caution while traveling in the area. ...

West Virginia University Medicine Performs State’s First Heart Transplant

MORGANTOWN — Surgeons at the West Virginia University Heart and Vascular Institute and the WVU Medicine Transplant Alliance performed West Virginia’s first heart transplant on Saturday. Robert Parsons, 61, of Chesapeake, Ohio, received the transplanted heart in the inaugural procedure. ...

Wheeling Area Takes Flight in Nation’s Early Aviation History

WHEELING — The Wheeling area played an interesting role in the nation’s early aviation history. Erin Rothenbuehler and Dale Rothert shared tidbits from that legacy Tuesday for the Ohio County Public Library’s Wheeling 250 series. Rothenbuehler, who is the library’s webmaster and one ...

Miners’ Pensions Deal Reached

CHARLESTON — A bipartisan agreement has been reached on a bill to help shore up the pension plan for miners, West Virginia’s two U.S. senators announced Wednesday. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said there was bipartisan support for the Bipartisan American ...

The Words President Trump Had to Hear: Investigations, Biden, Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — There were three words President Donald Trump wanted to hear from the Ukraine president: Investigations, Biden, Clinton. That’s according to the transcript, released Thursday, of an impeachment inquiry interview with career State Department official George ...

The Tiu Family is Building Their Legacy

WHEELING — The Tiu family of medical practitioners is taking a leap of faith in their community and future with construction of a freestanding medical office in the same neighborhood in which they were raised. The new medical building will be located at 176 Anthoni Ave. in the Woodsdale ...

Proposal to Keep Wheeling’s Audit Local Voted Down

WHEELING — A vote to have a local firm conduct Wheeling’s annual audit was narrowly defeated at Tuesday’s noon city council meeting. Wheeling-based Kozicki, Hughes and Tinderhoof, PLLC has conducted the city’s audit for at least the past 18 years, City Clerk Brenda Delbert said. ...

State Election Commission Approves Software Changes

CHARLESTON — With just under six months until the May primary election, the State Election Commission approved a software update to move nonpartisan judicial races from the bottom of the ballot. The commission and staff of the Elections Division of the West Virginia Secretary of State met ...

Thalman Carries the Vote in St. C

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A change in leadership is coming to the city with the election of Kathryn Thalman to the mayor’s seat with 618 votes to incumbent Mayor Terry Pugh’s 368 and challenger Bill Brooks’ 481 votes. A total of 1,513 of 3,844 registered voters cast their ballots, or 39.36 ...

New Signage at Wheeling Hospital Ambulatory Surgery Center

Finishing touches are placed on the signage for the new Wheeling Hospital Ambulatory Surgery Center along Ohio 7 near Bridgeport on Monday afternoon. Wheeling Hospital announced in March that it had purchased the former Compassionate Care Center for Surgical Excellence site in the Aetnaville ...

Communities Reflect on Murray’s Philanthropy

BETHESDA — As Robert E. Murray and Murray Energy begin to navigate the bankruptcy process, leaders of communities and organizations that have benefited from his philanthropy over the years are reflecting on his contributions. This past week his company sought Chapter 11 protection and is ...

Armstead Named New Incoming Chief Justice for 2020

CHARLESTON — Justice Tim Armstead — of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, who won a special election a year ago and is up for re-election in 2020 — will take the reins as chief justice starting in 2020. The court, which announced Armstead’s appointment in a press release ...

Toriseva Files Civil Complaint Against Circuit Clerk Miller

WHEELING — A Wheeling attorney has filed a civil complaint against the Ohio County Circuit Clerk, alledging the clerk refused to accept a legal filing she submitted to the office last week. Attorney Teresa Toriseva filed her complaint against Circuit Clerk Brenda Miller Monday in Ohio ...

Vote Deferred on St. Clairsville Water Sale

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The decision to privatize water and wastewater service was delayed Monday night by an absent council member. Council held the third reading of the water and wastewater contract with Aqua Ohio, a private state-regulated entity, but was unable to pass a vote. Council ...

Section of I-70 in Ohio County Near Visitors Center Scheduled for Paving

WEST ALEXANDER, Pa. — As longwall mining moved outside the “highway limits” along Interstate 70 between the Pennsylvania state line and the visitors center in Ohio County nearly a month ago, West Virginia Division of Highways officials expect to begin milling and paving that section of ...

St. Clairsville’s Water System a Struggle

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Regardless of whether city leaders vote to sell St. Clairsville’s water and wastewater treatment and distribution systems on Monday, many repairs and upgrades to the network will have to be made after the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued a series of mandates, ...