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Sen. Manchin Criticizes Gov. Justice’s C.A.R.E.S. Act Plans

CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s lone Democratic U.S. Senator took to the airwaves Tuesday to express his frustrations with Gov. Jim Justice, what he calls the slow pace of distributing funding to local governments and a plan to use coronavirus relief funds for highway projects. Sen. Joe ...

Updated: Five new COVID-19 cases announced in Ohio County

Late Tuesday afternoon, the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department announced it had received confirmation of three new positive COVID-19 cases in the county. Two more positive cases came Wednesday morning, bringing the county's cumulative total of positives to 95 since the start of the ...

‘Meals for Heroes’: Main Street Bank Celebrates First Responders

WHEELING — When COVID-19 canceled Main Street Bank’s plans to honor its shareholders and customers, the bank opted to celebrate local first responders instead. On Tuesday, law enforcement, fire and EMT workers in Brooke, Ohio and Marshall counties were invited to come get free “Meals ...

Holiday Weekend Expected To Be a Scorcher

WHEELING — Summer just arrived, and already it’s bringing the heat. The Ohio Valley has seen temperatures hovering near the 90-degree mark this week, and the holiday weekend promises to offer no relief from the summer sun. Those planning to take part in outdoor activities this ...

State Releases Details on Plans to End Fiscal Year With Balanced Budget

CHARLESTON — As the fiscal year for 2020 came to a close Tuesday, Gov. Jim Justice released two executive orders to ensure the state ended the year with a balanced budget as required by law. The plan is to release further information at today’s coronavirus briefing. In the first ...

Another COVID-19 Spike Expected in Belmont County

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Another surge in new COVID-19 coronavirus cases is expected as the Belmont County Health Department receives more positive results. Deputy Director Robert Sproul reported five new cases Tuesday, bringing the total number of positive tests in the county to 559. The chief ...

Wheeling’s New Sign Rule Goes Into Effect Wednesday

WHEELING — The city of Wheeling’s new ordinance prohibiting signs and outdoor advertisements in public rights of way goes into effect this week, and city officials are advising anyone with signs posted in these areas to retrieve them before they are removed by city crews. The new rule is ...

Officials Urge Caution with Fireworks

WHEELING — As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, the general public is being reminded of the hazards associated with the use of fireworks, and those who plan on celebrating are reminded not to use prohibited fireworks within the city. A city ordinance prohibits any fireworks that propels ...

Young Adults Driving Spike in COVID Cases in W.Va.

CHARLESTON — Much like other states across the nation, West Virginia is seeing a spike in coronavirus cases partly driven by young adults in their 20s. According to data from the Department of Health and Human Resources’ coronavirus dashboard, 17 percent of the state’s positive COVID-19 ...

Gov. Justice: State Active Coronavirus Cases Still Overreported

CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice remained upset Monday about the number of active cases of COVID-19 on the website that tracks the data in West Virginia and again defended the forced resignation of the state’s health officer. Justice, speaking Monday during a coronavirus briefing at the ...

Police Identify Passenger Injured In Sunday Morning Wheeling Crash

WHEELING — Wheeling police have identified the passenger severely injured Sunday morning following an alleged drunk driving crash in the city. A report from the Wheeling Police Department indicates Tanner Young, 26, was in the passenger seat of a car driven by Allison Coen, 23, of Wheeling. ...

Outdoor Activities at Oglebay Institute Popular During Pandemic

WHEELING — As several families participated in Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center’s Salamander Search in a small stream along Falls Drive last week, one thing was quite apparent: Their enjoyment of being outdoors in the midst of nature. While indoor summer ...

Recreational Activities Return as Fourth of July Holiday Approaches

With the Fourth of July less than a week away, there is an extra emphasis on outdoor activities in the age of COVID-19 due to the open air as well as the ability to easily social distance. As such, a number of state parks have already opened while others plan to do so later this week, just in ...

West Virginia Expected to End Fiscal Year With Small Surplus

CHARLESTON — When the 2020 fiscal year ends Tuesday, West Virginia could still end up with a small surplus after sweeping state agencies for cash and utilizing excess Medicaid dollars. Gov. Jim Justice announced Friday how the state plans to avoid a budget deficit due to the economic ...

Wheeling Officials To Look At Homeless Issue in City

WHEELING — Incoming Wheeling City Councilwoman Rosemary Ketchum works with the homeless, and says she and her family were homeless for a short time when she was a teenager. She will be among city officials looking to address the homeless situation in Wheeling in the coming weeks after she ...

Pope Francis, Bishop Monforton defrock convicted priest Henry Foxhoven

STEUBENVILLE — Henry Christopher Foxhoven, the Catholic priest who admitted impregnating a 17-year-old altar girl, has been defrocked. Foxhoven, 46, is serving 12 years in jail after pleading guilty in Athens County, Ohio in November 2018 to three counts of sexual battery. In March, Pope ...