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Hearing on GC&P Development Draws a Crowd

WHEELING — Scores of people filed into WesBanco Arena on Monday night for the long-awaited public hearing on GC&P Development’s plan to create a mixed-use development on the hill above Woodsdale. More than three dozen citizens waited in socially-distanced lines to speak during the ...

Justice, State Officials Move to Slow Spread of COVID-19 in W.Va.

CHARLESTON — After constant warnings over the last seven days, Gov. Jim Justice said Monday he is meeting with members of his cabinet and other state officials to look at options at controlling the spread of COVID-19, particularly in the state’s largest counties. “If (counties) remain in ...

Wheeling Park High School Exam Exemption Rescinded

WHEELING — Wheeling Park High School junior and seniors with top grades and good attendance no longer will be exempted from end of semester exams. The Ohio County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to rescind a regulation giving exemption from exams to junior and senior ...

Ohio County ‘Yellow’ Under New COVID-19 School Map

WHEELING — The new COVID-19 school map has been released, and Ohio County is yellow, meaning students will be in school this week barring enough cases to turn the county red. The school map contradicts the county-level map issued at 10 a.m. Saturday, which showed the county as orange, ...

Knitting Group Continues to Create Items For Charity

WHEELING — A small group of local women who unofficially refer to themselves as “Ladies of the Knit,” continue to meet and create items for charity in the midst of the pandemic. This past Thursday, the knitting group sat in lawn chairs overlooking the Ohio River near Wheeling’s ...

Dirty Job

A crew member with Badger Daylighting performs hydrovac excavation work around old gas lines beneath Main Street in downtown Wheeling last week as construction workers with Mears Group Inc. continue to install new gas lines for TC Energy over the next few weeks.

Moore Wants to Bring New Ideas to Treasurer’s Office

WHEELING — During a campaign stop last week, a candidate running for West Virginia State Treasurer, Harpers Ferry resident Riley Moore, said he hopes to bring the record of success he experienced while serving in the state legislature to the state treasurer’s office. Moore, 40, is a ...

W.Va. Coal Association Criticizes Brooke County Power Project

CHARLESTON — The trade organization representing the coal that has fired power plants for generations is weighing in on a proposed power plant that would be fueled by natural gas. The West Virginia Coal Association wrote a letter Sept. 8 to the West Virginia Economic Development Authority ...

Dakotas lead US in virus growth as both reject mask rules

By STEPHEN GROVES and DAVE KOLPACK Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Coronavirus infections in the Dakotas are growing faster than anywhere else in the nation, fueling impassioned debates over masks and personal freedom after months in which the two states avoided the worst of the ...

Smoke chokes West Coast as wildfire deaths keep climbing

By ANDREW SELSKY and LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Wildfire smoke that posed a health hazard to millions choked the West Coast on Saturday as firefighters battled deadly blazes that obliterated some towns and displaced tens of thousands of people, the latest in a ...

Trump’s virus debate: Project strength or level with public

By ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." — President Franklin D. Roosevelt. "Men will still say, 'This was their finest hour.'" — British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. "One day, it's like a miracle, it will disappear." — ...

Pence drops plan to go to fundraiser hosted by QAnon backers

By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has canceled plans to attend a Trump campaign fundraiser in Montana following revelations that the event's hosts had expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy theory. President Donald Trump's reelection ...

Antarctica is still free of COVID-19. Can it stay that way?

By CARA ANNA and NICK PERRY Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At this very moment a vast world exists that's free of the coronavirus, where people can mingle without masks and watch the pandemic unfold from thousands of miles away. That world is Antarctica, the only continent without ...

Latest W.Va. COVID-19 map causes confusion for upcoming school week

WHEELING -- Ohio County turned orange this morning when it comes to the number of active COVID-19 cases over the past week. Normally that would mean school would be done remotely and no sports would take place, but now that doesn't appear to be the case. State Sen. Ryan Weld, R-Brooke, said ...

Diocese, WVU Health Set Course For Wheeling Hospital’s Future

WHEELING ­- When the Most Rev. Mark Brennan came to Wheeling in July 2019 to lead the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, he inherited a stand-alone hospital facing the wrath of the U.S. Department of Justice for its past business practices. Brennan recognized quickly that if Wheeling Hospital ...

Wheeling Faith Leaders Call for Unity on Sept. 11 Anniversary

WHEELING — Leaders from numerous faiths came together Friday afternoon to call for unity among a divided country, remembering the unity in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Several dozen people came to Heritage Port for the noon ceremony, which is ordinarily hosted at Temple ...

Biden, Trump Mark 9/11 Anniversary

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — One spent time quietly consoling families. The other proclaimed America’s might. President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden marked the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on Friday at memorial services where their differences in style ...