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‘Workhorse’ Senator Shelley Moore Capito Uses Her Voice in Washington

WASHINGTON — Once the lone Republican member of West Virginia’s congressional delegation, U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., is in the right place and right time as infrastructure becomes a priority for both political parties. Described Wednesday by Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, as a ...

Senator Joe Manchin Using Position To Build Compromise

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin hasn’t let the newfound national attention for his role as a crucial swing vote stop him from putting West Virginians first, but that role could mean the Mountain State benefits from the attention. On Tuesday, Manchin, D-W.Va., had several committees to ...

John Marshall High School Seniors Acting as Good Shepherds at Nursing Home

GLEN DALE — John Marshall High School’s students had been a welcome sight at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, where they’ve been helping as assistants and caretakers during the worst of the pandemic. The first batch of nursing students began their service last year, just as the COVID-19 ...

In Search of a New Model for Addiction Fight

WHEELING — When Operation Warp Speed took aim at a virus that sprang to Goliath-sized in early 2020 — going on to kill more than 500,000 Americans in a single year — the big-funding method seemed to work. Vaccines were generated. Clinics popped up like dandelions. The dying slowed. ...

Justice Gets National Scrutiny for Signing Transgender Athlete Bill

CHARLESTON — Gov. Jim Justice is used to getting positive national media for his COVID-19 vaccine rollout and his personal income tax plan, but a cable news interview Friday took a different turn thanks to his signing of a bill to prevent transgender girls and women from playing in public ...

Manchin: Biden Speech Helped Restore ‘Calmness’

CHARLESTON — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., praised President Joe Biden Friday for restoring some “calmness” during his first joint address to Congress Wednesday, but said Biden’s proposals must be fully vetted through the legislative process. Manchin spoke with the West Virginia ...

Business Is Blooming at Wheeling Park High School

WHEELING — Wheeling Park High School’s student-run greenhouse will be blooming with business starting Monday when it opens its doors to the public. Meanwhile, WPHS Principal Meredith Dailer wants the Patriots’ popular feature to branch out into an even bigger project. Dailer told board ...

New Bethlehem Firehouse Moves Closer to Reality

BETHLEHEM — With a growing need for more space and a more modern facility, Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Department officials are excited that they’re very close to starting construction on a new building that will serve those needs. The VFD will hold an official groundbreaking at 2 p.m. ...

Volunteers Sought To Make Wheeling Shine

WHEELING — Spring cleanups continue in the city of Wheeling, and the Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking volunteers for its third annual Make Wheeling Shine event this weekend. Rochelle Barry, director of Wheeling’s Department of Parks and Recreation, said the annual community ...

Free Pot, Beer Among COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives

Free beer, pot and doughnuts. Savings bonds. A chance to win an all-terrain vehicle. Places around the U.S. are offering incentives to try to energize the nation’s slowing vaccination drive and get Americans to roll up their sleeves. These relatively small, mostly corporate, promotion ...

Capito, Manchin Praise Passage Of Water Infrastructure Measure

WASHINGTON — While negotiations continue between U.S. Senate Republicans, Democrats, and the White House on an infrastructure package, lawmakers got a head start on key drinking water and wastewater legislation that could bode well for future discussions. U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito, ...

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice Signs Transgender Athlete Bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s governor signed a bill Wednesday that bans transgender athletes from competing in female sports in middle and high schools and colleges. The bill was among 38 signed by Republican Gov. Jim Justice. It had narrowly passed the state Senate, which had ...

Expected COVID Baby Boom May Be a Bust

NEW YORK — When most of the U.S. went into lockdown over a year ago, some speculated that confining couples to their homes — with little to entertain them beyond Netflix — would lead to a lot of baby-making. But the statistics suggest the opposite happened. Births have fallen ...

US recovery from pandemic recession is showing momentum

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER and PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writers WASHINGTON (AP) — Powered by consumers and fueled by government aid, the U.S. economy is achieving a remarkably fast recovery from the recession that ripped through the nation last year on the heels of the coronavirus and cost ...

President Joe Biden: America ‘Rising Anew’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden declared Wednesday night in his first address to a joint session of Congress that “America is rising anew,” and pointed optimistically to the nation’s emergence from the pandemic as a vital moment to rebuild the U.S. economy and fundamentally ...

Ohio County Public Library Director Laments Budget Reduction

WHEELING — The Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Education’s vote earlier this week to reduce funding to the Ohio County Public Library by a third is expected to negatively impact the facility’s ability to continue its outreach programs and provide resources, according to the library’s ...

Wheeling Finances on Solid Ground, Despite Revenue Dip

WHEELING — Passing three quarters through the current fiscal year, the city of Wheeling remains on solid ground with its finances, despite a COVID-related shortfall in revenues that is approaching a half-million dollars. Members of the Finance Committee of Wheeling City Council recently ...

Wheeling Park High School Graduate Deanna Crumm Has Bright Future in Business

WHEELING — Current West Virginia University sophomore Deanna Crumm, a Wheeling Park High School graduate, has received an award from WVU for her efforts to socially market a campus organization she co-founded. Crumm was just a freshman last year when she and fellow WPHS alumni Lillian ...

Development of New Wellsburg Bridge Was a Journey in Itself

WELLSBURG — Delivery of the 830-foot main span of the new Ohio River bridge to its piers between WV 2 and Ohio 7 occurred within 12 hours. Yet the journey to the project’s development involved many individuals who pushed and worked to make it a reality. While there’s still more work to ...