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Repeated Weight Limit Violations Close W.Va. Suspension Bridge

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WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Vehicles exceeding the weight limit of a West Virginia suspension bridge have led officials to close it indefinitely. News outlets report the Wheeling Suspension Bridge closed Tuesday morning and won’t be open to vehicular traffic for at least a year. Pedestrians can still walk or bike across. A charter bus weighing… Read More

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West Virginia’s New Catholic Bishop Set to be Installed

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WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s new Roman Catholic bishop is set to be installed this week. A ceremony is scheduled for Thursday at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling for the Most Rev. Mark Brennan, who previously was auxiliary bishop of Baltimore. The Wheeling-Charleston diocese includes nearly 75,000 Catholics and 95 parishes and… Read More

Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Shuttering West Virginia Hospital Owes City $415k

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WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – A closing West Virginia hospital owes the city of Wheeling more than $415,000. Wheeling City Manager Robert Herron says Ohio Valley Medical Center owes almost $47,900 for fire service and $368,000 in parking fees to subsidize use of a city garage. Herron said city officials thought they had negotiated a payment… Read More

Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, West Virginia.

W.Va. Governor Says He’s Moving to Help Shuttering Hospital

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says he’s asked his administration to see what it can do to prevent the closure of Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling. The Republican governor issued a statement Thursday evening saying that saving the hospital’s jobs must be a top priority. The Ohio Valley Medical Center… Read More

Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, West Virginia.

CEO: Hospitals in Ohio and W.Va. Closing After $37M Loss

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WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – Heavy financial losses are forcing the closure of two rural hospitals, one in West Virginia and one in Ohio. The Intelligencer reports the hospitals’ President and CEO Daniel C. Dunmyer said in a statement on Wednesday that Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, West Virginia and East Ohio Regional Hospital in… Read More

Trump Celebrates at W.Va. Fundraiser After Mueller Hearings

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WHEELING, West Virginia (AP) — A triumphant President Donald Trump celebrated Wednesday evening after Robert Mueller’s testimony, telling attendees at a closed-door fundraiser in West Virginia that the former special counsel’s appearance was a dud. Trump, who arrived at the fundraiser energized and excited, told a crowd at the WesBanco Arena that Mueller’s testimony was… Read More

President Trump touted coal’s “comeback” at a WV rally.

Trump Expected in West Virginia for Private Fundraiser

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WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – President Donald Trump is expected to visit West Virginia later this month for a reelection fundraiser. The Intelligencer reports Wednesday that the private fundraiser is being hosted by Robert E. Murray, the president and CEO of Murray Energy. It is scheduled to take place at WesBanco Arena on July 24. The… Read More

West Virginia Private College Cutting Programs

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WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – A private West Virginia college in financial crisis says it is cutting more than half its programs next year. The Intelligencer reports Wheeling Jesuit University offered about 30 academic programs this year; next fall, it will offer only 11. Officials said sports programs will remain. The university said in a statement… Read More