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West Virginia House of Delegates Pumps Brakes on Education Savings Account Bill

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia House of Delegates moved Friday to send a bill it passed the day before creating education savings accounts to the House Finance Committee after concerns about its price tag. House Majority Leader Amy Summers, R-Taylor, moved to have the House reconsider its ...

Gov. Jim Justice eases some COVID-19 restrictions in West Virginia

CHARLESTON - Gov. Jim Justice announced Friday that COVID-19 regulations and rules for restaurants, bars, businesses, grocery stores, and schools will be eased due to plummeting coronavirus cases and increased vaccinations. Justice said he was issuing a series of executive orders Friday to ...

Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott: Justice’s Income Tax Plan Not The Answer

WHEELING — Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott voiced strong opposition this week to West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s recent call for a phase-out of the state’s income tax. Justice most recently in his State of the State address urged legislators to take steps to repeal the income tax in an ...

Pennsylvania Murder Suspect Found Dead in Wheeling Home

WHEELING — A man who was wanted for a homicide last month in Washington, Pennsylvania, and a separate shooting in Donora, Pennsylvania, was discovered dead Thursday in a relative’s residence in Wheeling. Washington police Chief Robert Wilson said his department was still investigating the ...

Poor People’s Campaign Calls Out Senator Joe Manchin on Minimum Wage

WHEELING — The Poor People’s Campaign is calling out U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin for his stated opposition to the Biden Administration’s request to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Manchin, D-West Virginia, has instead suggested raising the minimum wage over time in increments, ...

Wheeling Police Investigating Death of Washington, Pa., Murder Suspect

The Wheeling Police Department is investigating after a Pennsylvania man was found dead on Wheeling Island early Thursday morning. Police were called to a house on North Broadway Street around 6:30 a.m. Thursday for an initial medical emergency. The person involved was taken to the hospital, ...

Wheeling police find body in Ohio River

Wheeling police detectives are investigating the death of a person after a man’s body was found on the shoreline of the Ohio River mid Thursday morning. Around 9:45 a.m., the Ohio County 911 Center was notified of the body by a pedestrian on the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. Shortly after ...

Rep. David B. McKinley To Continue Fight for Fossil Fuels

WHEELING — U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley wonders what will happen to communities such as Cadiz if gas, coal and fossil fuel production is stopped by Biden administration policies. McKinley, R-West Virginia, serves as ranking member of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and ...

Wheeling City Council Approves Small Business B&O Tax Credit

WHEELING — The city of Wheeling’s COVID-19 Small Retail Business B&O Tax Credit was approved this week, and city leaders are hopeful a new federal stimulus package will provide additional funds the city can use to help struggling local retailers. During this week’s meeting of ...

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice: State May Ease Some COVID-19 Restrictions

CHARLESTON — The governor may discuss easing pandemic restrictions on schools and businesses Friday, he said during Wednesday’s COVID-19 briefing. Gov. Jim Justice also announced additional dosages of the vaccines next week and changes to the state coronavirus information dashboard to ...

More Snow Predicted Today for Ohio Valley

Old Man Winter might not be done just yet with the Ohio Valley. After several inches of snow fell last week and Monday, followed by freezing rain Monday night, the Valley could see yet another bout of snow today. The National Weather Service bureau in Pittsburgh has issued a winter weather ...

West Virginia House of Delegates Approves Education Savings Account Expansion

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS For The Intelligencer CHARLESTON — An amendment offered on the floor of the House of Delegates on Wednesday by a freshman lawmaker could expand the scope and price tag of a proposed education savings account program up for passage today. The House approved two ...

West Virginia House of Delegates Creates Cabinet-Level Offices

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia House of Delegates approved a bill Wednesday to prioritize economic development and tourism in the state after a lengthy debate over whether the bill was needed or not. House Bill 2019, elevating the West Virginia Development Office and the Division of Tourism ...

Rush Limbaugh, ‘voice of American conservatism,’ has died

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rush Limbaugh, the talk radio host who ripped into liberals, foretold the rise of Donald Trump and laid waste to political correctness with a merry brand of malice that made him one of the most powerful voices on the American right, died Wednesday. He was 70. ...