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Fire Rips Through Business, Apartments in Moundsville

MOUNDSVILLE — Fire swept through several buildings in Moundsville, destroying a business and apartments Friday afternoon as crews battled the stubborn blaze for hours. Firefighters from across the Ohio Valley were called to the scene in the 1000 block of First Street about 12:30 p.m. that ...

WVU Medicine Reynolds Memorial Hospital Prepares For OVMC Patients

GLEN DALE — WVU Medicine Reynolds Memorial Hospital is implementing immediate measures and preparing long-term initiatives to handle an influx of patients from the now-closed Ohio Valley Medical Center. OVMC suspended its acute and emergency medical services in Wheeling late Wednesday ...

Agencies Discuss Solutions for Housing Homeless

WHEELING — Several Ohio Valley organizations are discussing what steps to take after the Salvation Army shelter in Wheeling switched to a men’s only facility this week. At the closed-door meeting held Wednesday night by Youth Services System, 27 local leaders discussed how to meet the ...

W.Va. Revenue Numbers Continue to Decline

CHARLESTON — After months of positive tax collections, August now makes the third month in a row and the second month of the new fiscal year that tax collections came in below estimates. According to preliminary data from the State Auditor’s Office’s WVCheckbook.com, West Virginia ...

Firefighters Battling Multiple Blazes in Moundsville

Fire crews from half a dozen Marshall County fire departments are battling multiple structures on fire at Accessories Limited, 1009 First St., in Moundsville. The fire is between Baker and Washington avenues. Firefighters reportedly rescued a resident from an apartment. Crews are checking ...

Wheeling Officials React to OVMC Ending Services

WHEELING — Wheeling officials considered alternate uses of the Ohio Valley Medical Center on Thursday, the day following the suspension of its acute and emergency medical services the evening prior. City officials are considering what steps to take next given this week’s closure, Mayor ...

Road Closures, Line-Up Announced for Saturday’s 250th Anniversary Parade

WHEELING — The Wheeling 250 Anniversary Parade is set to step off at 1 p.m. Saturday in downtown Wheeling, where the streets are expected to be lined with spectators. The parade will begin at 20th Street and follow the Market and Main streets route of the annual Fantasy in Lights holiday ...

Attorney General Morrisey: Wheeling-Charleston Diocese Lawsuit Must Go Forward

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Thursday that his office filed a response to the Diocese of Wheeling Charleston’s motion to dismiss a civil case calling for more transparency regarding abuse of children. The Attorney General’s Office filed their ...

AG Morrisey Looking Into OVMC Closure

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said Thursday his office is looking into the circumstances behind the suspension Wednesday night of emergency and acute medical services at the Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling. Curtis Johnson, press secretary for the ...

Hillcrest Staff Plans ‘Goodbye Gathering’ Today

WHEELING — Displaced staff from Ohio Valley Medical Center’s Hillcrest behavioral health unit today plan to hold a farewell celebration outside the facility. The event is open to former employees, family, patients and public officials. Hillcrests workers plan to have a covered-dish meal ...

WVU Medicine Ready to Handle Local Medical Care

WHEELING — WVU Medicine CEO Albert Wright is confident its facilities can handle care of patients being displaced by Ohio Valley Medical Center’s closure. OVMC announced Tuesday that it was suspending acute and emergency medical services at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday. OVMC officials have not ...

Longwall Mining Returns to I-70 Near Pennsylvania State Line

WHEELING — Crews are moving the proper monitoring equipment and traffic signage in place along Interstate 70 in Ohio County between the Pennsylvania State Line and the visitors center as the Tunnel Ridge Coal Company is scheduled to move its longwall mining operations beneath the highway in ...

Friends of Wheeling Group Suggests Ways to Curb Misuse of Suspension Bridge

WHEELING — Friends of Wheeling, a local preservation group, is offering suggestions for curbing misuse of the Wheeling Suspension Bridge by overweight vehicles. The recommendations come in response to the organization’s recent informal survey showing that approximately 20 percent of ...

YSS Holds Meeting About Wheeling Salvation Army Shelter Changes

WHEELING — Youth Services System held a closed-door meeting Wednesday night to discuss what steps should be taken after Wheeling’s Salvation Army shelter reopened this week as a men’s only facility. The meeting, called by YSS CEO John Moses, functioned as a way for local stakeholders to ...

W.Va. Receives Grant in Fight Against Opioid Epidemic

CHARLESTON — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday the award of a two-year multi-million-dollar grant to West Virginia to help those suffering from substance addiction receive the help they need. HHS Secretary Alex Azar Wednesday said more than $1.8 billion was ...

Manchin Gives Details on Decision to Stay in U.S. Senate

CHARLESTON — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin said his family was in favor of him trying for another term as West Virginia’s governor, but in the end he felt his place is in the U.S. Senate. “I’m at peace. I’m at ease with this,” Manchin said. “I made a decision yesterday and it was a solid ...

Council Tables Vote on Zoning Change for Bank

WHEELING — City Council will wait another two weeks to make a decision on a proposed zone change in Edgwood after listening to opposition to the plan during a public hearing on the matter Tuesday. Several residents spoke against the zone change at 1154 National Road and 2 Laurel Ave. at the ...

Ohio County Commission Approves Upgrades for 911 Center

WHEELING — The Ohio County Commission on Tuesday approved spending about $172,000 to upgrade equipment and software used by 911 dispatchers in the county. The county will upgrade the computer-aided dispatch, or CAD, system used by the Ohio County 911 Center and purchase new hardware after ...

OVMC To Suspend Acute And Emergency Services

WHEELING — Ohio Valley Medical Center will suspend acute and emergency medical services at 11:59 p.m. today. In a statement released Tuesday, OVMC officials called it an “unwanted, yet unavoidable step,” and blamed the action “upon a lack of interest from potential purchasers” and ...