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‘Support for Sweet Chuck’ fundraiser is tonight

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Local tattoo artist is battling cancer MARTINS FERRY — A benefit for a local tattoo artist who has made thousands of people happy with his ink skills and good, sweet nature, is set to take place tonight at River City Ale Works, 1400 Main St., Wheeling. Hot Rod Tattooing owner John Schorr, ...

Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalates

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump angrily escalated his trade fight with China on Friday, raising retaliatory tariffs and ordering American companies to consider alternatives to doing business there. He also blamed Jerome Powell, the man he appointed as chairman of the Federal ...

State probation shifts to county

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — County court systems in Ohio will have a bigger probation-related workload in 2020, but state funding has been released to help meet the demand. Belmont County Common Pleas Judges Frank Fregiato and John Vavra and members of the probation staff described the situation ...

New bishop of Wheeling-Charleston installed

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WHEELING — Seeking God’s light to illumine the world’s darkness, the Most Rev. Mark E. Brennan was installed Thursday as bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. His installation was part of a festive Mass celebrated at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling. The ...

Kasich, Gee group to push opioid settlement toward hospitals

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — West Virginia University President Gordon Gee and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich are creating a nonprofit that will fight to steer cash from any national opioid settlement to hospitals, rather than to local and state governments already sparring for control of the ...

Walmart to revamp, reopen El Paso store

Business

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Walmart plans to reopen the El Paso store where 22 people were killed in a shooting earlier this month, the retail giant said Thursday, but the entire interior of the building will first be rebuilt. The renovated store will include an on-site memorial honoring the ...

U.S. fossil fuel official says tech can help coal industry

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Touring Wyoming at a crucial time for the top coal-mining state, the U.S. official who oversees government research into fossil fuels said Thursday it’s not too late for new technology to help the coal industry. “The Wyoming coal industry is going through a ...

All are welcome at Belmont County Fair

Community

T-L Photo/ROBERT A. DEFRANK Members of the Belmont County Junior Fair Board visit county commissioners and invite the public to attend the county fair Sept. 3-8 at the fairgrounds west of St. Clairsville. They are particularly excited about events on Sept. 5, when the 4-H participants will ...

Salvation Army Shelter in Wheeling to stay open in winter

Community

WHEELING — The Salvation Army’s shelter in Wheeling will now remain open through the winter after the facility’s leaders had initially announced it would temporarily close for renovations beginning next month. After hearing feedback from the community and considering the impending ...

Wheeling Hospital among top hospital for heart attack patients

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WHEELING – Wheeling Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain — MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2019. It is one of only 225 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The award recognizes Wheeling Hospital’s commitment and ...

Newly installed bishop shows willingness to meet public

Community

WHEELING — Demonstrating his desire to meet West Virginians, the Most Rev. Mark E. Brennan took an unscripted walk to greet onlookers Thursday, minutes after being installed as bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. When the installation Mass concluded at the Cathedral ...

Elderly man kills self in hospital exam room

Community

WHEELING — An elderly man shot and killed himself Wednesday afternoon in an examination room at Wheeling Hospital’s emergency-trauma center. The man’s name has not been released. “An 82-year-old man did die from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in an exam room inside the emergency ...

United Dairy truck accident

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Photo Provided This image posted on Facebook by the Belmont County Emergency Management Agency shows a United Dairy truck on its side just north of the Martins Ferry city limits. According to Lt. Maurice Waddell of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around noon Thursday on ...

More water woes in St. C.

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Officials from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency were on-site Thursday at the city’s aging water plant with serious concerns that algae blooms could lead to harmful bacteria. Biologists and engineers met with St. Clairsville officials and water plant operators to ...

`Support for Sweet Chuck’ fundraiser is Saturday

Local News

MARTINS FERRY -- A benefit for a local tattoo artist, who has made thousands of people happy with his ink skills and good, sweet nature, is set to take place Saturday night at River City Ale Works, 1400 Main St., Wheeling. Hot Rod Tattooing owner John Schorr, aka Sweet Chuck, is battling ...

Cases bound over to common pleas court

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By ROBERT A. DEFRANK Times Leader Staff Writer BELLAIRE — Two men accused of violent crimes and endangering others saw their cases bound over to a higher court Thursday. Both Gary Edward Anderson-Myers, 33, of 20202 Regoli Road, Jacobsburg, and Jonathan Michael Sampson, 32, of 125 Carter ...

Truck overturns near Floral Valley in Martins Ferry

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MARTINS FERRY -- In this image posted on social media by the Belmont County Emergency Management Agency, a truck lies on its side just north of the Martins Ferry city limits. The accident occurred around noon Thursday on Ohio 7 southbound at Belmont County Road 4, also known as Floral Valley. ...

DOH District 6 still in need of road workers

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TRIADELPHIA — Much of the needed asphalting and roadwork planned for the Northern Panhandle since January was completed even though West Virginia Division of Highways District 6 in need of about 50 employees. Work was achieved despite manpower shortages, equipment failures and a loss of ...

Trinity Health System holds ‘meet and greet’ in Ferry

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MARTINS FERRY — Representatives of Trinity Heath System visited Martins Ferry on Wednesday, sharing information about what Trinity has to offer as the community braces for the planned closure of two other area hospitals. Meanwhile, a local lawmaker is working in Columbus to find a way to ...