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AAA offers flood safety advice for motorists, homeowners

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Recent rains have caused flooding throughout much of Ohio. With more rain in the forecast, AAA urges motorists and homeowners to use caution when dealing with rising waters. Avoiding Wet Weather Driving Mishaps: Crash risk increases in wet weather. Heavy rain reduces ...

Wheeling making progress on parking garage, building

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WHEELING — The city is making progress on its two largest projects and aims to finish new rounds of planning within about three weeks. After considering new properties for both a parking garage to supplement the rehabilitation of the Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Building as well as a public ...

Land bank taking down properties and hoping for more funding

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont County’s land bank is helping several communities improve their neighborhoods. For the past several years, the Belmont County Land Reutilization Corp., commonly called the land bank, has helped communities demolish large numbers of dilapidated structures. Last ...

Lawmakers must hash out differences in proposals

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House and Senate agree the next state budget should lower income taxes for individuals, but the size of that cut is among sticking points to be hashed out as they face a June 30 deadline to get a spending plan signed by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine. The GOP-led ...

Portion of Ohio 7 closes after landslide

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STEUBENVILLE — Ohio 7 between Toronto and Empire closed late Wednesday in both directions because of a large landslide that happened during a deluge of rain, the Ohio Department of Transportation said. Ty Justice, ODOT’s Jefferson County administrator, said large rocks, mud and debris ...

UL gets new board member, principal

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MORRISTOWN — The Union Local School District welcomed a new board member and announced the hiring of an additional principal for the middle school/high school complex Thursday. The board appointed Shawn Roe, of Belmont, to fill the the unexpired term of Billy Porter, who had stepped down ...

Wheeling Hospital, WVU Medicine seek to enhance services

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WHEELING — Wheeling Hospital’s board envisions the facility will go to “the next level” as a medical provider under a management services agreement signed with the West Virginia University Health System. The boards of directors of the hospital and WVU Medicine announced Thursday they ...

Walmart to pay $282 million over foreign corruption charges

Business

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Walmart agreed Thursday to pay $282 million to settle federal allegations of overseas corruption, including funneling more than $500,000 to an intermediary in Brazil who was known as a “sorceress” for her uncanny ability to make construction permit problems ...

Carnival lowers profit outlook and cites ban on Cuba cruises

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MIAMI (AP) — Shares of cruise line operator Carnival Corp. fell Thursday after the company reported a 20% drop in quarterly profit and cut its full-year earnings forecast partly because of the Trump administration’s decision to ban cruises between the U.S. and Cuba. Carnival earned $451 ...

Dakota Access pipeline operator plans to double capacity

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The operator of the Dakota Access pipeline is planning to nearly double its capacity. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Energy Transfer Partners plans to expand the pipeline’s capacity from more than 500,000 barrels per day to as much as 1.1 million barrels. ETP ...

McMechen cleans up after flash flood

Community

MCMECHEN — Cleanup was underway in the southern end of McMechen on Thursday morning after flash flooding hit the area overnight. City crews worked to clear mud and debris covering streets near Jim’s Run and Reilly Hill Road throughout the day, the area most impacted by the ...

Sunday sales bill could change process

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New legislation is before the Ohio House of Representatives aimed at making Sunday sales of alcohol a more straightforward feat to achieve. In the state where prohibition began, liquor laws have evolved with the first Sunday sales permitted in 1982 and by 1998 driven by local electorates able ...

McMechen cleans up after flash flood

Community

MCMECHEN — Cleanup was underway in the southern end of McMechen on Thursday morning after flash flooding hit the area overnight. City crews worked to clear mud and debris covering streets near Jim’s Run and Reilly Hill Road throughout the day, the area most impacted by the ...

Steubenville Council faces questions about riverfront development

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STEUBENVILLE — Even Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District Watershed Coordinator Aaron Dodds doesn’t think spending the $100,000 state capital fund grant the city received for a water line extension should actually be spent extending water to the marina and building ...

Suspect rescued from creek before arrest

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WHEELING — An Ohio man wanted on several warrants ran from Wheeling police officers Thursday morning and had to be rescued after he jumped into Wheeling Creek. Officers were called to the Edgwood neighborhood of the city shortly before 9 a.m. for a suspicious man possibly trying to break ...

Ohio farmers: It will take years to recover losses from rain

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PERRYSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Farmers who have been unable to plant their soybeans and corn because of this spring’s never-ending rains told Ohio’s governor on Wednesday that it will take years to recover their losses. They also said the impact will be felt throughout the agriculture industry ...

Bridgeport Oversight Commission accepts Financial Recovery Plan

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BRIDGEPORT — The Village of Bridgeport Financial Planning and Supervision Commission accepted a Financial Recovery Plan on Wednesday. The plan was presented to the commission by financial supervisors Bob Berlinsky and Justin Sloan. A state of fiscal emergency was declared in Bridgeport ...

St. C. water debate turns heated

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A heated argument again broke out Wednesday among members of an advisory committee formed to evaluate a bid to privatize the city’s water and wastewater system. The committee held its third meeting Wednesday, having looked over copies of a bid from Aqua Ohio. Jim ...