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School Resource Officer Contract Issues Vex Ohio County Sheriff

WHEELING — Staff and students in Ohio County Schools returned to their school buildings Tuesday, but sheriff’s deputies stationed at several schools did not, county commissioners learned Tuesday night. The contract between the school district and the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department ...

Gov. Justice: School Reopenings Going Smoothly

CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice said Tuesday the first day of in-person school was going smoothly. Tuesday marked the first day of in-person public and private school for Pre-K, elementary and middle schools, as well as high schools as long as their county was not red on the Department of ...

John Marshall High School Students Receive Wheeling Elks Scholarships

A pair of John Marshall High School seniors have earned scholarships from the Wheeling Elks and are now eligible for more. Lakyn Parker and Grant Swift have won the 2020-21 Wheeling Elks Scholarships. Each will receive $1,000 from the group and both now are eligible for further state and ...

Biden To Aim for Unity In Inaugural Address

President-elect Joe Biden will take the stage for his inaugural address at perhaps the most difficult starting point for a president since Franklin Roosevelt began his first term by assuring a nation scarred by the Great Depression that “we have nothing to fear but fear itself.” But ...

What Can Biden Expect With The Senate Divided 50-50?

WASHINGTON (AP) — So what does a 50-50 Senate get President-elect Joe Biden? Washington has barely had time to process the implications of Democratic control after two Georgia runoff elections that are delivering the Senate to Democrats. Hours after the races were decided, a mob of ...

Wheeling City Council Set To Unveil Legislation Supporting Apartment Complex

WHEELING — Following the recent announcement of a planned apartment complex in the downtown Wheeling-Pitt building, Wheeling City Council is set to start on its role in moving the project forward. The council will hold its second regular meeting of the new year tonight beginning at 5:30 ...

Vaccination Rates High, COVID Metrics Lower in West Virginia

Vaccination rates stayed high and significant COVID-19 metrics got lower Monday, both pieces of good news for West Virginia in its battle against the virus. The Mountain State continued to lead the country in rate of vaccination, while the Department of Health and Human Resources’ COVID-19 ...

Triadelphia Firm Earns $2.4M Federal Grant for CFOAM Research

TRIADELPHIA — Buildings in the future may someday be constructed from a West Virginia coal byproduct, with locally made CFOAM blocks replacing concrete blocks. The problem with using CFOAM in mass quantities always has been that it takes a while to produce, and can be costly, explained Rudy ...

Small Protest Groups Gather at State Capitols

(AP) - Small groups of right-wing protesters — some of them carrying rifles — gathered outside heavily fortified statehouses around the country Sunday, outnumbered by National Guard troops and police brought in to prevent a repeat of the violence that erupted at the U.S. Capitol. As ...

United Way Giving Remains Positive Despite Overwhelming Need

WHEELING — Cancellations of most in-person fund-raising events have been the norm since the COVID-19 pandemic took its grip on the Ohio Valley. But local businesses and individuals have stepped up in other ways to ensure the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley remains viable to help those ...

Ohio County Stays in Orange on COVID Map

Ohio County was in orange for the second straight day on the state’s COVID-19 alert map, as there were more counties that weren’t in red than were in red, a rare sight on the map over the last few weeks. Only 21 of West Virginia’s 55 counties were in red on the Department of Health and ...

Local Legislators Hopeful for Harmony with Republican Supermajority

WHEELING — As members look toward the upcoming West Virginia Legislature, they see a new view that changes the landscape. What they will see is more Republican members, and the GOP now constitute a "supermajority" in both chambers at the legislature. This gives GOP caucuses great power to ...

Ohio County Orange on COVID-19 Map for the First Time in Weeks

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department said there were 19 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday in the county. That brings the total cases to 3,195 with 57 deaths in Ohio County. Meanwhile, for the first time in weeks, Ohio County moved from the red designation on the state Department of ...

National Guard Troops Arrive to Protect Nation’s Capital

WASHINGTON (AP) — By the busload and planeload, National Guard troops were pouring into the nation’s capital on Saturday, as governors answered the urgent pleas of U.S. defense officials for more troops to help safeguard Washington even as they keep anxious eyes on possible violent protests ...

Biden to Prioritize Legal Status for Millions of Immigrants

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden’s decision to immediately ask Congress to offer legal status to an estimated 11 million people in the country has surprised advocates given how the issue has long divided Democrats and Republicans, even within their own parties. Biden will ...

State Capitols On Alert This Week

By The Associated Press A double row of chain-link fencing circles the Arizona State Capitol. Windows on the Illinois and Ohio statehouses have been boarded up. National Guard troops in camouflage and flak jackets and heavily armed state troopers were stationed at state capitals across the ...

Notable Arrests From Jan. 6 Riot in Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 125 people have been arrested so far on charges related to the violence at the U.S. Capitol, where a Capitol police officer and four others were killed. Charges from the Jan. 6 riot range from curfew violations to serious federal felonies related to theft and ...