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McMechen couple Judy and Paul Broski agreed to disagree when it came to presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Locals give Trump mixed reviews

WHEELING — Some of President Donald Trump’s past comments on women that came to light during the 2016 campaign drove McMechen resident Judy Broski to oppose the New York billionaire, but her husband Paul supported the real estate mogul because of his promise to reinvigorate the ...

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The intersection at Interstate 70 exit 208 near Morristown has new traffic signals on the eastbound ramp. The new lights are set to operate on flash for several days, so motorists are advised to use caution and stay alert while using the intersection.

ODOT installs new signals

MORRISTOWN — A local intersection is getting an upgrade in hopes of making residents’ daily commutes a little easier. Last week, the Ohio Department of Transportation began working on installing new traffic signals to the eastbound off-ramp of exit 208 of Interstate 70. According to ...

Scout to make picnic tables for Flushing Park

FLUSHING - Boy Scout Troop 23 member Justin Hamilton planned his Eagle Scout project with Flushing Village Council and other officials during council’s meeting last Thursday. Hamilton said, with council’s permission, he would make three picnic tables for the village’s Schuler Park as ...

Portman announces CARA Grant for Addiction Recovery Services now available

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, announced Wednesday that Ohio is eligible to receive $150,000 for addiction recovery services under a new grant program authorized as part of his bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act — which President Obama signed into law ...

Push is on to save Four Seasons Pool in Moundsville

MOUNDSVILLE — After a recent push by Moundsville’s new City Council members to re-examine the Four Seasons Pool as a viable financial entity while examining measures to save costs, residents and users of the pool have spoken out against the proposed closure. Councilman Phil Remke, who ...

Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Melania Trump looks on during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Trump takes charge: Sworn in as nation’s 45th president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pledging to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington. His victory gives Republicans control of the ...

Cadiz Village Council discusses issues, projects

CADIZ — Members of Cadiz Village Council discussed several issues and upcoming projects at their meeting Thursday. Mayor Ken Zitko and other council members heard from representatives from Kinder Morgan and South Central Power, who spoke about a project to upgrade electric transmission ...

President-elect Donald Trump pumps his fist as he arrives during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump takes oath as 45th president of the United States

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump takes the oath of office as the 45th president of the United States, a combative billionaire businessman and TV celebrity elected to lead a profoundly divided country. The unorthodox politician and the Republican-controlled Congress are charting a newly ...

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BELMONT COUNTY Sheriff Dave Lucas, right, poses with Donald Trump at a campaign stop during his June 2016 presidential campaign at Ohio University Eastern. Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States was held at noon today.

President Trump sworn in

MARTINS FERRY — Local and state government officials are reflecting on their connections with and impressions of President Donald Trump and what they see in the future for his administration. Trump was scheduled to take the oath of office at noon today to become the nation’s 45th ...

Trump supporters flock to Washington, D.C., for inauguration

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump, the real estate mogul and reality television star who upended American politics and energized voters angry with Washington, was sworn today as the 45th president of the United States, putting Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in eight ...

Bishop Donahue alumni react to news of closure

McMECHEN — Years before winning elected office, Marshall County Assessor Christopher Kessler and his older brother, former West Virginia state Sen. Jeff Kessler, scored points and dished out assists as members of the Bishop Donahue High School boys’ basketball team. For the Kessler ...

FERC approves Leach XPress Pipeline

WHEELING — TransCanada, the same company behind the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, hopes to move 1.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day through Marshall and Monroe counties by the end of this year via the 36-inch diameter Leach XPress pipeline. On Thursday, officials with ...

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A TWO-car accident at Walmart Drive and W.Va. 2 caused one car to roll over on its side, and two were transported to the hospital.

Two-car collision sends two to OVMC

MOUNDSVILLE — Two people were transported to to Ohio Valley Medical Center after a two-car collision in Moundsville on Wednesday evening. The accident involved a Honda Fit and a Jeep, and occurred at the intersection of Walmart Drive and W.Va. 2 at about 6:25 p.m. The Moundsville ...

SEABRIGHTS RAZE

Burned house razed on Seabrights Lane

PASSERSBY may have noticed on Wednesday the razing of a house at 712 Seabrights Lane, shown here at center, where a fire and suspected natural gas explosion occurred last Thursday. Edgco Inc. of Lansing is conducting the work on behalf of the property’s owner, Wilmer Logsdon of ...

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Dolph and Lora Kay Santorine of Wheeling hold up the tickets they’ve received to the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump on Friday in Washington, D.C.

Ohio Valley Trump supporters attending inauguration Friday

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — City resident Amy Pelegrini is a “true-blue, dyed-in-the-wool” supporter of President-elect Donald Trump — from the toboggan on her head right down to her socks. Wheeling residents Dolph Santorine and Dalton Haas, meanwhile, both shopped for tuxedos this week in ...

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Rebecca Kiger, center, shares a warm moment with her husband David Camilo, left, and daughter Olivia. Kiger and Olivia will travel to the nation’s capital this weekend to participate in the “Women’s March on Washington” in opposition to President-elect Donald Trump.

Pull-Out: “We feel the election was so tragic — my husband, daughter and I do.” anti-Trump marcher Rebecca Kiger

Local women to march against Trump

Local women to march against president-elect Trump

WHEELING — Wheeling resident Rebecca Kiger believes in the power of “we the people” — so much so she has been leaving copies of the U.S. Constitution in spots around the Wheeling area just to remind the public of its sentiments. The results of the 2016 presidential election proved ...

Two local 4-H teens to witness inauguration

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Two local teens will witness President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday thanks to their 4-H program. The teens — Megan Garrison, 14, of Belmont and Grace Detling, 14, of Barnesville — will attend the ceremony with their advisor, Jane Keyser. Garrison is ...

Belmont County commissioners approve salary increases

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – The Belmont County Board of Commissioners elaborated on salary increases for three departments as part of the 2017 budget. During a prior meeting it was noted that the county auditor had certified a $22,360,207 budget. In addition, three-year union contracts have been ...

Wheeling Hospital buys Harrison Community Hospital

CADIZ — Wheeling Hospital has completed its acquisition of Cadiz-based Harrison Community Hospital, a move that all parties agree will enhance health care for the residents of Harrison County and the surrounding area. When plans for the acquisition were first announced last year, HCH ...