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Elm Grove Stone Arch Bridge To Be Updated

WHEELING — The oldest bridge in West Virginia — which is located in Elm Grove – is scheduled to be rehabilitated by the state Division of Highways early next year after two centuries of deterioration. The division is planning a $5.8 million project to improve the 202-year-old Elm Grove ...

WVU Medicine Takes ‘Bold Step’ by Buying The Health Plan

The head of the West Virginia University Health System believes its purchase of The Health Plan will improve the lives of Mountain State residents. Officials of The Health Plan, an insurance firm based in Wheeling, and the university’s health system, which operates as WVU Medicine, announced ...

‘A Special Taste Of Heaven’

WHEELING — Eva Nagem remembers when her mother Angela Nagem stayed up all night to complete a sewing job so that she could earn the few extra dollars she and her brother Tommy needed the next day for school projects. “My mother is a special taste of heaven here on earth,” Eva Marie said ...

‘Crab Pot’ Among Unique Obstacles At Tough as Nails Urban Challenge

WHEELING – What do you get when you take a heat of 200 adrenaline-filled fitness junkies, toss in a couple large wooden boxes filled with eyebolts and rope laced in a criss-cross pattern, and drop them in Center Wheeling on a Sunday afternoon? Well, if it’s Memorial Day weekend, you get ...

Ohio County Board of Education Seeks Dismissal of Christopher Birch Lawsuit

WHEELING — Attorneys for the Ohio County Board of Education say a civil suit filed by a former student alleging sexual harassment by a teacher should be thrown out of court, as the accusations are too old and Ohio County Schools can’t be held legally liable for employee misconduct. A ...

WVNCC Grads: Envision Next “Checkpoint” in Life

WHEELING — Robert Dobkin, WesBanco trust officer, told graduating students of West Virginia Northern Community College to envision the next “checkpoint” in their journeys through life. “This greatness, your greatness, cannot end today. You must not rest your laurels,” Dobkin said to ...

First Responders Sound the Alarm on Reforms to State Emergency Services

MOUNDSVILLE ­-- First responders from across West Virginia sounded the alarm Friday about plans to reorganize the state's Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and how what one member called the "militarization" of the agency could impact local control of their responses to ...

‘Discover Recovery’ to Help With Addiction in Wheeling Area

WHEELING — Those in the Wheeling area suffering from drug addiction and their family or friends are welcome to enter a “judgment-free zone” to find resources and learn more information at an upcoming event. A resource fair titled “Discover Recovery” is set for 3 to 7 p.m. May 22 at ...

Justice’s Chief Adviser Bray Cary Leaves EQT Board

CHARLESTON — A senior adviser to Gov. Jim Justice will not be returning to the board of one of the largest natural gas companies in the country, a position that raised concerns about conflicts of interest. According to a press release, Bray Cary is one of three directors for EQT Corp. who ...

Belmont County Exploring Humane Officer Agreement

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — After months of negotiation, Belmont County is on the path to having a humane officer in the coming months. On Wednesday, Belmont County Commissioners Josh Meyer, J.P. Dutton and Jerry Echemann signed a memorandum of understanding with the Belmont County Animal Rescue ...

High Stakes in Trump’s Showdown With Congress

WASHINGTON — Democrats call it a “constitutional crisis.” But is it? Stunned by the extent of the White House’s blanket refusal to comply with oversight by Congress, the Democrats warn that the Trump administration is shattering historic norms and testing the nation’s system of ...

General Motors: Lordstown, Ohio Plant Sale to Electric Truck Maker Near

LORDSTOWN — A deal that would breathe new life into the idled General Motors assembly plant is being negotiated, but if an agreement comes to pass it would end all hope of the automaker reopening the facility it made vehicles at for 53 years. GM confirmed Wednesday it is in the early stages ...