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Edison Local One Step Closer to New Field House

The Edison Local Board of Education approved the hiring of Hively Construction for the field house portion of their athletic facilities upgrade project last week. Hively put in a bid of $6.4 million for the project, which was below the $7 million estimate. Demolition to make room for the field house will begin on October 26 and the field house is expected to be completed by December 2021. A bid will go out next week for the construction of the concession stands, restrooms, and locker rooms. Photo credit:...

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Ruling Allows Wheeling to Remove Homeless Camps

Judge John Bailey ruled last week that the city of Wheeling can remove 4 homeless camps, as long as they give two weeks notice prior to the removals. The ACLU of West Virginia had previously filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Wheeling to prevent the removals. The new deadline for the removal of the 4 homeless camps is October...

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Wheeling Businesses file lawsuit against Governor Justice

Wheeling attorney Paul Harris filed a federal lawsuit against West Virginia Governor Jim Justice on behalf of 6 businesses in Wheeling last week. The lawsuit claims that executive orders mandating restrictions of constitutionally protected activities have harmed businesses. The 6 businesses including in the lawsuit are Eden Family Restaurant, Fulton Fun Factory, Hinebaugh Athletics, The Rejuvenation Center, Hinebaugh Enterprises, and Noah’s Ark Child Care and Learning Center. Photo credit:...

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Ohio Attorney General’s Office to Investigate Balakos

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office will be brought in to investigate the hiring, employment, and termination of former Jefferson County Health Commissioner Nicole Balakos. Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr approved the request from Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin to use the Ohio Attorney General’s Office last week. It is believed that the investigation relates to questions about Balako’s status as a health board member when she was hired as Commissioner. Photo credit:...

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Hancock, Brooke, and Ohio County Schools in Yellow Phase

Hancock, Brooke, and Ohio County Schools will remain in the yellow phase of the state’s Coronavirus Management Protocol this week. Ohio County briefly moved into the orange phase on Saturday, but that was due to the WVDE School Alert System Map and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources County Alert Map using different data. Schools in the yellow phase can continue to have in-person classes, as well as sporting events and practices. Photo credit: West Virginia Department of...

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