Retired nurse finds healthy hobby in tune with nature
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Retired nurse Marsha Boissy of Wheeling has allowed little grass to grow under her feet since wrapping up her career last year. Grass, however is very much a part of Boissy’s daily life. So are squirrels, birds, flowers and deer.
Boissy and her husband Leo, a retired ...
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Federal government intervenes in hospital whistleblower suit
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The federal government is joining a lawsuit against a West Virginia hospital, alleging it improperly issued payments and kickbacks to physicians under the direction of the chief executive officer and management firm.
The lawsuit was unsealed and made public for the ...
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A new circuit judge has been sworn in during a private ceremony in West Virginia.
The state Supreme Court said Michael J. Olejasz was sworn in at the Ohio County Courthouse on Wednesday as a First Judicial Circuit judge. First Circuit Judge David J. Sims administered ...
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — One person has died and dozens of others were left homeless due to an apartment fire in West Virginia.
Wheeling Police Department spokesman Philip Stahl told news outlets the blaze was reported Tuesday afternoon at North Park Apartments. Stahl did not release the ...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two more West Virginia ski resorts have opened their slopes for the winter season.
Canaan Valley Resort in Davis and Winterplace Ski Resort in Raleigh County began offering skiing, snowboarding and snowtubing on Saturday.
Snowshoe Mountain in Pocahontas ...
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been indicted on charges he discharged sewage from a treatment plant he owned into the North Branch of the Potomac River.
A federal prosecutor says 55-year-old Timothy Peer of Springfield was indicted last week by a grand jury in ...
West Virginia nurse, now 80, was part of MASH unit
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — It was a U.S. Army recruiter on campus at WVU who convinced the Mount de Chantal Visitation Academy alumnae she could see an exciting world if she joined the military.
“I always wanted to see California, so I said ‘why not’ and joined the Army,” said Faso, now 80 and ...
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W.Va. fencing contractor accused of not starting projects
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia home improvement contractor is accused of never starting fencing projects despite pocketing more than $11,000 in down payments.
A lawsuit filed by Attorney General Patrick Morrisey seeks to block Precision Fence and Floors operator Adam Parsons from ...
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West Virginia diocese releases names of accused priests
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s Roman Catholic archdiocese released the names Thursday of priests or deacons who it said have been credibly accused of child sexual abuse since 1950.
Eleven of the 18 accused clergy are deceased, the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston said in a news ...
4 doctors agree to pay $1.5M for Medicare lab fee kickbacks
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A federal prosecutor in West Virginia says four physicians have agreed to pay more than $1.5 million to the government for their roles in a kickback scheme.
A statement from U.S. Attorney Bill Powell of West Virginia’s northern district says the doctors caused false ...
New judge appointed to vacant West Virginia Circuit Court
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Michael Olejasz has been appointed a circuit judge in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle.
Gov. Jim Justice announced the appointment Monday to the 1st Judicial Circuit. Olejasz fills a vacancy created by the retirement of James Mazzone.
Olejasz most recently ...
Dunlevy appointed to West Virginia Board of Education
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former West Virginia Board of Education member Robert Dunlevy has been appointed to the board again.
Gov. Jim Justice appointed the Wheeling resident to the board late last week. Dunlevy replaces Frank Vitale, whose term expired earlier this month.
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Traditionally, the autumn harvest signals the end of the growing season, but that isn’t the case anymore in the Wheeling area.
In fact, leaders of Grow Ohio Valley and several local farmers are demonstrating that vegetables and herbs can be grown locally throughout ...
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Judy Rice operated the first modern computer in the City-County Building. Karen Grimes remembers when women were not permitted to wear slacks to work. Barb Janetski said it was an acceptable practice to terminate a woman’s job if she got married.
It might sound like ...
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Charleston Gazette on President Donald Trump visiting Huntington:
The last time Donald Trump visited West Virginia, way back in late August, media reports, including an article from The New York Times, stated ...
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Court officials say retired judge Arthur Recht, who ordered West Virginia to overhaul public education funding, has died after suffering a stroke. He was 80.
The state Supreme Court says in a news release Recht died Sunday at Wheeling Hospital.
Recht served as ...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump is returning to West Virginia to rally for Republican U.S. Senate nominee Patrick Morrisey.
Morrisey’s campaign said in a statement Sunday that Trump will attend a rally at the Tri-State Airport near Huntington on Friday.
It’s the third ...
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) _ WesBanco Inc. (WSBC) on Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $32.5 million.
The bank, based in Wheeling, West Virginia, said it had earnings of 64 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for costs related to mergers and acquisitions, were 81 cents per ...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Roman Catholic archdiocese in West Virginia announced Wednesday it plans to release the names of all priests and deacons who have been “credibly accused” of child sexual abuse since 1950.
None of the individuals who will be listed are in active ministry, ...
Lottery official: More casinos work to get sports betting
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia lottery official says more casinos are working to start offering sports betting.
Lottery Deputy Director Doug Buffington told Lottery Commission members Tuesday that the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort in Chester has paid the $100,000 ...
Former mayor indicted on drug distribution charges
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a former mayor in West Virginia on drug distribution charges.
A U.S. Attorney’s office news release says 63-year-old Kevin Mark Simms was charged with offenses that include one count of distribution of oxycodone and three counts of ...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The parent company of two West Virginia casinos says they will launch sports betting this fall.
Delaware North says in a news release it has chosen Miomni Gaming to handle sports books at Wheeling Island Casino in Wheeling and Mardi Gras Casino in ...
WHEELING, W. Va. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and his rally in West Virginia (all times local):
President Donald Trump is turning his embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh into a rallying cry for Republicans to vote in November. He said at a West ...
Trump on Kim: Tough talk ... ‘and then we fell in love’
WHEELING, W. Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump told a cheering crowd at a campaign rally that there was once tough talk “back and forth” between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “and then we fell in love.”
Trump said at the Saturday night rally in West Virginia: “He wrote me ...
Trump urges supporters to vote in wake of Kavanaugh hearing
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday turned his embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh into a rallying cry for Republicans to vote in November, saying they can reject the “ruthless and outrageous tactics” he says Democrats used against the judge.
“We see this ...
2 casinos in West Virginia delay launching sports betting
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Lottery says sports betting launches at two casinos have been delayed.
Lottery spokesman Randy Burnside
Trump holding a campaign rally in West Virginia Saturday
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is holding a campaign rally in West Virginia on Saturday.
The president will rally for a slate of Republican candidates in Wheeling, including the GOP Senate nominee Patrick Morrisey.
Trump has remained very popular in West Virginia, where he ...
Conductor candidate builds community while making music
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Building community while making music remains a hallmark of conductor Timothy Hankewich’s approach to the arts.
Hankewich, the current music director of Orchestra Iowa, is one of five candidates for music director of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra.
He is ...
Ohio doctor sentenced for writing fake prescriptions
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — An Ohio doctor has been sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison for writing fraudulent prescriptions at his West Virginia practice.
The U.S. Attorney’s office says Dr. Tod Hagins, of Wintersville, Ohio, was sentenced Monday. He pleaded guilty in April to ...
West Virginia resort offers shelter for Carolina residents
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia resort is offering shelter for people who have had to leave their homes because of Hurricane Florence.
Oglebay Resort and Conference Center executive Herb Faulkenberry said people in West Virginia and other locations have also been through ...
The Latest: West Virginia AG plans review of allegations
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The latest on the sex abuse and cover-up scandal rocking the Vatican (all times local):
West Virginia’s attorney general says allegations that a U.S. Roman Catholic bishop sexually harassed adults warrant “a close review” by the state.
Publishing company sells assets, including Observer-Reporter
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A family-owned media company that has operated for 116 years in western Pennsylvania has been sold.
The Observer Publishing Company, in Washington, Pennsylvania, announced Wednesday it will sell its assets to Wheeling, West Virginia-based Ogden Newspapers.
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Health officials in a northern West Virginia community are expressing concern about an increase in HIV cases.
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Minor to moderate flooding is forecast along parts of the Ohio River in West Virginia after several days of rain.
The National Weather Service says the river is expected to crest Tuesday morning in the state’s Northern Panhandle. Several inches of rain have fallen ...
West Virginia man sentenced to 90-plus years in carjacking
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has been sentenced to more than 90 years in prison in a carjacking that left a woman severely injured.
WTOV-TV reports 38-year-old Clifton ...
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Retired FBI Agents From Wheeling Still Fight Crime
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — It’s been more than a few years since Thomas Burgoyne and Richard “Dick” Ferda retired their FBI badges, but the two former colleagues have never lost the itch for the excitement their careers brought, nor for their friendship.
Both Wheeling residents spent time in ...
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia authorities say a police K-9 has died after being pulled from a cruiser with a malfunctioning air conditioner.
The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post Monday that 4-year-old Midas was in his vehicle kennel when the cruiser’s air ...
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Division of Highways documents show that bids for the first major “Roads to Prosperity” highways construction project have exceeded estimates by more than $100 million.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports documents ...
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has used a stop in West Virginia to boast about border security, the economy and conservative judges and plug the state’s GOP congressional delegation and lend support to the Republican nominee seeking to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe ...