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Month: July 2019

Colleagues Recall Slain Pittsburgh Police Officer Hall as Great Servant and Ambassador

Pittsburgh police Officer Calvin Hall died doing what he was most passionate about — protecting and serving the people, the slain officer’s family said Wednesday night. Hall died at UPMC Presbyterian hospital in the city’s Oakland neighborhood earlier in the day, three days after he was shot three times in the back while off-duty Sunday in the city’s Homewood neighborhood. He was 36. Hall’s cousin, Dion Bowles, 37, said that he was at a bar around the corner when he heard that Hall had been shot while at a neighborhood block party. Hall apparently was attempting to deescalate an argument that...

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Man Jailed After Writing Bad Checks to Local Dealerships

A man accused of scheming car dealerships out of vehicles and money has been arrested. Investigators say Michael P. Wilson, of Dillonvale, came to Wintersville July 1 and allegedly wrote a $17,000 check from a closed account to get a 2015 GMC Canyon from State Park Motors on Canton Road. On July 11, police say he headed down Canton Road to the Team Dealership, where he traded in the truck for a 2014 Chevy Sonic — and got a check back for over $900. Wilson was arrested Tuesday on the felony charges of theft and passing a bad check....

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Warwood is One Step Closer to Being Named a National Historic District

Over the next few weeks, a survey will be conducted by Weller and Associates from Columbus, OH, to determine how many buildings in Warwood fit in the historic category. Betsy Sweeny, Historic Preservation Program Manager for Wheeling Heritage, pointed out that although some residents may be concerned about their neighborhood being named a historical district, they will reap the benefits from it, as can future business developers. Betsy Sweeny, Historic Preservation Program Manager for Wheeling...

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Bridgeport House Catches Fire Wednesday Night

A house caught fire on North Lincoln Ave. near the closed Aetnaville Bridge Wednesday night around 9:30. Bridgeport’s Fire Chief says that a couch on the porch reportedly caught fire and appeared to spread to the house. North Lincoln Avenue was closed while crews fought the blaze. No one was hurt. According to fire officials, the house was vacant and the owner lives out of the...

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