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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. ...

Wheeling City Council Lauds New Housing Developments

WHEELING — New affordable housing developments received support from members of Wheeling City Council, who on Tuesday night applauded efforts of private investors to bring these developments to fruition. During Tuesday night’s virtual meeting of city council, members heard the first ...

Ohio County Commissioners OK School Contract With Sheriff’s Department

WHEELING — Ohio County commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved a prevention resource officer contract between the county and Ohio County Schools — but with an added twist they see as beneficial to the school district. Commission President Randy Wharton asked that commissioners include ...

Two Dead in Jefferson County Murder-Suicide

STEUBENVILLE — A man still angered over his breakup with a Bloomingdale-area woman several years ago brutally executed her current boyfriend early Tuesday morning, then took his own life, Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said. Abdalla said the victim, 69-year-old Richard Miser of ...

West Virginia House passes charter school expansion bill

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia House of Delegates passed two education bills Tuesday, with much debate over an effort to expand the state’s public charter school pilot program. The House passed HB 2012, making changes to the state’s public charter school pilot program. The bill passed ...

Dem’s lawsuit accuses Trump of inciting deadly Capitol riot

By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Homeland Security chairman accused Donald Trump in a federal lawsuit Tuesday of inciting the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and conspiring with his lawyer and extremist groups to try to prevent Congress from certifying ...

More than 2,000 without power in Northern Panhandle from overnight ice storm

A storm that initially called for 6-9 inches of snow ended up instead producing several hours of freezing rain in the Ohio Valley Monday into Tuesday, making travel overnight tricky. The morning commute -- at least on the main roads -- is an easy one as of now, though 2,000 residents in Ohio ...