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Month: May 2021

Wheeling Area Strategic Action Plan set to be released

After 18 months of work, the Wheeling Area Strategic Action Plan is set to be unveiled tomorrow. The plan is the centerpiece of a series of reports designed to focus economic development efforts in the multi-county Wheeling region. The plan unveiling will be held via a Zoom hosted by the WVU Bureau of Business and Economic Research at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow. The zoom link to join is here: Community members are also welcome to attend the release at the Wheeling Area Chamber, at 1100 Main Street in Wheeling, in the 3rd Floor Conference Room. Researchers at West Virginia...

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Marshall County residents gather to show support for Mitchell Power Plant

People came out Tuesday evening to speak on the Mitchell Power Plant and its uncertain future. A town hall meeting took place at the Moundsville Fire Department to discuss the future of the power plant titled ‘Save the Mitchell’. The event was hosted by Delegate Charlie Reynolds. Last year, American Electric Power filed an application with the West Virginia Public Service Commission to provide the plant with two options: invest in modifications to comply with federal regulations governing the disposal of coal and effluent limitation guidelines allowing the plant to operate till 2040 or retire the plant in 2028....

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School board hears mascot argument

The push to save a controversial Weir High mascot took another step, Monday evening. One week ago, a rally to save the cartoon “Red Rider” logo drew both sides to downtown Weirton. Michael Keffer, who organized the rally, spoke to the board – asking them to sign a pledge. The pledge called for the board to “stop political correctness in Weirton” and “stop all changes to the mascots used by Weir High School.” “The pledge is a general, generic pledge. We’re asking to let us keep the Native American Mascot, whether that would be the one in question (the...

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Bond continued for Steubenville Catholic Central teacher charged with sexual battery

A Steubenville Catholic Central teacher charged with sexual battery of a 15-year-old student appeared in court on Tuesday. Bond was continued at $100,000 in Harrison County Common Pleas Court on 21-year-old Corissa McCalister. She was charged back in April with two counts of sexual battery and was placed on administrative leave from her position at the high school. She was ordered not to have unsupervised contact with minors except for...

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Moundsville man charged with child abuse, neglect, assault

A Moundsville man is in jail on charges of child abuse, child neglect and malicious assault in connection with his 3-month-old baby. According to a criminal complaint, the child is being treated in a Pittsburgh hospital for brain bleeds and retinal hemorrhages in both eyes. On April 27, Moundsville police received a 911 call that a 2-month-old baby was having trouble breathing. When officers arrived on scene, they were told the baby had been taken to the hospital by family members. At the emergency room, a sergeant spoke with the baby’s father – Randy Hall — who said he...

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    ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – The Biden administration is monitoring the impacts of Hurricane Ian on the insurance industry, a senior U.S. official told reporters. Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Deanne Criswell made the comment to reporters traveling aboard Air Force One with President Joe Biden, who is set to tour storm-damaged Puerto Rico. […]
  • Ukrainian forces burst through Russian lines in major southern advance October 3, 2022
    By Tom Balmforth KYIV (Reuters) -Ukrainian forces achieved their biggest breakthrough in the country’s south since the war began, bursting across Russian lines on Monday and advancing rapidly along the Dnipro River, threatening supply lines for thousands of Russian troops. Kyiv gave little information about the gains, but Russian sources acknowledged that a Ukrainian tank […]
  • U.S. military says it killed al-Shabaab leader in Somali air strike October 3, 2022
    By Abdiqani Hassan BOSASO, Somalia (Reuters) -The U.S. military said it killed a leader of the Islamist militant al-Shabaab group with an air strike in Somalia over the weekend, while the insurgents claimed responsibility for a new attack. Somalia’s government said the leader was one of the co-founders of the al-Qaeda linked movement that has […]

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