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As Other Retail Outlets Struggle, Boscov’s Prepares to Expand

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Although many department stores are closing their doors, one retailer continues to expand — and its chief executive said private ownership, personality, pricing and positive shopping experiences all contribute to that success. Boscov’s department store will open its ...

President Trump, Pelosi Square Off Ahead of Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi faced off Sunday ahead of his impeachment trial, as she said senators will “pay a price” for blocking new witnesses and he quickly retorted that she and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff should both testify. ...

Home and Garden Show Welcomes Lowe’s As Title Sponsor

The 2020 Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce Home and Garden Show welcomes Lowe’s of Wheeling as this year’s title sponsor. The show will be held Feb. 7-9 at WesBanco Arena in downtown Wheeling. Booth spaces for vendors and crafters are still available by calling Mary Fahey or Kristi Long at ...

Lung Disease Clinic to Open at WVU Medicine Reynolds

GLEN DALE — A Respiratory and Occupational Lung Disease Clinic is set to open in early February at WVU Medicine Reynolds Memorial Hospital. The new program replaces a black lung clinic that operated at East Ohio Regional Hospital prior to the Martins Ferry hospital’s closure in ...

Reduced Speed Limit on I-70 in Wheeling Being Enforced

WHEELING — The 45 mph speed limit recently implemented on Interstate 70 in areas well beyond work sites is for safety precautions and part of an effort to get motorists more accustomed to slowing down ahead of construction sites during the I-70 Bridge Project in Ohio County, according to ...

When Physical Activity Extends Beyond PE Class

MORGANTOWN — Children are supposed to get an hour of physical activity a day, but fewer than a quarter of them do. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, classroom-based physical activity can boost their activity levels and is associated with longer attention spans, ...

Suspension Bridge Concerns Discussed During Town Hall in Wheeling

WHEELING — While Wheeling Island residents received some answers Friday evening at the Island Christian Church about the future of Wheeling’s historic Suspension Bridge, many questions still remain. More than 75 people turned out as the Wheeling Island Community Association sponsored the ...

Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott to Seek Re-Election

WHEELING — Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott said Friday he will seek re-election in 2020, and he plans an official announcement in the coming week. Elliott’s decision comes as prospective candidates for office in West Virginia begin submitting candidacy filings Monday, officially kicking off ...

Ye Old Alpha Closes Permanently in Woodsdale

WHEELING — Those who dined at Ye Olde Alpha Monday evening will go down as the establishment’s final customers at the Carmel Road location. On Tuesday, a recurring plumbing problem led the Ohio County Health Department to temporarily close the business. On Friday, Ye Olde Alpha owner ...

Fairness Act Introduced, But Could Be Dead in Water

CHARLESTON — A much-anticipated bill to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s housing and employment non-discrimination statutes was introduced in the state Senate Friday, but the bill could already be in trouble. Senate Bill 270 — creating the Fairness Act — ...

Glenn Elliott Says He Will Seek Re-Election as Wheeling Mayor

WHEELING -- Mayor Glenn Elliott said Friday he will seek re-election in 2020, and he plans an official announcement in the coming week. Elliott's decision comes as prospective candidates for office in West Virginia begin submitting candidacy filings Monday, officially kicking off the 2020 ...

Schlegel: Ye Olde Alpha Won’t Reopen at Carmel Road Location

WHEELING — Those who dined at Ye Olde Alpha Monday evening will go down as the establishment's final customers at the Carmel Road location. On Tuesday, a recurring plumbing problem led the Ohio County Health Department to temporarily close the business. On Friday, Ye Olde Alpha owner Charlie ...

Hill Air Force Base in Utah Launches 52 F-35s

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Hill Air Force Base launched more than four dozen F-35s earlier this week — an effort base officials say had been planned for months, but one that nonetheless showed the world the military power of the United States Air Force. Hill’s 388th and 419th Fighter ...

Gov. Justice Faces Pushback After Speech

CHARLESTON — Members of the Democratic minority in the West Virginia Legislature and candidates looking to unseat the governor in the May primary and November general elections were critical of Jim Justice’s State of the State address Wednesday night. Sen. William Ihlenfeld, D-Ohio, and ...

New Mobile MRI Unit Utilized by 2 Area Hospitals

GLEN DALE — A new mobile magnetic resonance imaging unit, utilizing the latest technology and offering expanded availability, is now serving patients at WVU Medicine Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale and Wetzel County Hospital in New Martinsville. A large trailer housing the equipment ...

1 Dead, 1 Injured In Ohio Chase, Shooting

POWHATAN POINT — Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers shot a man who was holding a woman at gunpoint following a high-speed chase on Ohio 7 on Thursday morning. Sgt. Nathan Dennis, public information officer with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, said the woman, idenfitied as Kristen Lee McCoy, ...

Western Leaders: ‘Highly Likely’ Iranians Shot Down Airliner

WASHINGTON (AP) — It is “highly likely” that Iran shot down the civilian Ukrainian jetliner that crashed near Tehran late Tuesday, killing all 176 people on board, U.S., Canadian and British officials declared Thursday. They said the fiery missile strike could well have been a mistake ...