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  1. Former U.S. Attorney outlines new tool for fighting drug abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 8 | West Virginia Metro

    BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - There is often a common refrain among the average citizen who attends a forum, conference, or meeting pertaining to substance abuse: "When can we stop talking and start doing?" "A new application that can be used to track overdoses, fatal and non-fatal," Bill Ihlenfeld, the former U.S. Attorney for West Virginia's Northern District, said Tuesday night.

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  2. West Virginia Business College removed from state grant programRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 3 | West Virginia Metro

    The state Higher Education Policy Commission approved a resolution Friday excluding West Virginia Business College from a key financial aid program following the current semester. Acting on a report showing a number of problems with disbursement, the commission voted WVBC students at campuses in Nutter Fort and Wheeling would no longer receive awards from the state Higher Education Grant Program in the remainder of the 2016-17 award year.

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  3. Alecto Healthcare Services purchases Ohio Valley Medical, East Ohio Regional facilitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 27 | West Virginia Metro

    The Oho Valley Health Services and Education Corporation has agreed to sell Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling and East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry, Ohio, to Alecto Healthcare Services. "We are very excited about the potential acquisition and partnership with Alecto Healthcare Services," said Michael Caruso, president and chief executive officer of OVHS&E.

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  4. Accreditation still up in air for West Virginia Business CollegeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 26 | West Virginia Metro

    West Virginia Business College will be under continued scrutiny the next few months as the school's accreditation is in jeopardy of being yanked permanently in April. The Accrediting Council For Independent Colleges and Schools issued a report on Dec. 22 that included findings of 48 serious concerns related to accreditation.

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  5. Former Hancock County deputy sentenced to 18 months in federal prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    WHEELING, W.Va.- A former Hancock County Sheriff's Deputy was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison Monday after using excessive force against an arrestee. Mark Cowden of Weirton was found guilty in October of deprivation of rights for using excessive force against Ryan Hamrick in January 2015.

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  6. Fire tears through 5 Wheeling homesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 2, 2017 | West Virginia Metro

    WHEELING, W.Va. - As many as four houses could be declared a total loss in connection with a rapidly spreading fire along Virginia Street on Wheeling Island early Monday morning, authorities said.

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  7. Nardone a fighter to the endRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    WHEELING, W.Va . - A beloved former coach and community figure in Wheeling has died after a long battle with a dreaded illness.

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  8. St. Marys with breakthrough Class A state championship winRead the original story

    Dec 3, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    WHEELING, W.Va. - St. Marys completed a perfect season on Saturday night, winning its first football championship, beating East Hardy 23-8 from Wheeling Island Stadium.

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  9. The dynasty is back: Martinsburg wins 5th AAA title in 7 yearsRead the original story

    Dec 3, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    WHEELING, W.Va. - Martinsburg returned to the top of Class AAA on Saturday afternoon from Wheeling Island Stadium with a 49-7 win over No.

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  10. Miner Mountain to the Island: Mingo Central stays perfect for AA titleRead the original story

    Dec 2, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    WHEELING, W.Va. - Mingo Central, in just its sixth year as a school, won its first football championship on Friday night, completing a 14-0 perfect season with a 32-7 win over No.

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  11. WVSSAC director excited about live television for Super SixRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    This weekend's Super Six High School football championships in Wheeling will be available to a much wider audience. In addition to the traditional MetroNews coverage on radio stations across the state, television coverage of the games will be streamed to the Metronews Channel at WVMetronews.com and the Class AA game Friday night and the Class AAA game Saturday at noon will be carried live on Root Sports.

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  12. WV Dot releases statement on alleged 'pay for play' schemeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    The West Virginia Department of Transportation is saying very little about this week's announcement of charges stemming from an alleged pay for play scheme involving a former Division of Highways supervisor. Federal prosecutors revealed charges against two former DOH employees along with two other individuals and a corporation for skirting normal bidding practices and steering lucrative contracts to South Carolina based Dennis Corporation.

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  13. First Lady Tomblin unveils 2016 Governor's Mansion holiday ornamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin introduced the ornament, along with an eight-piece box set, Wednesday afternoon at the state Culture Center. "We've done this now for seven years and it's such a wonderful way to exhibit our artist creativity in the state," First Lady Tomblin said.

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  14. Foul play ruled out in deadly Wheeling house fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    A mother, her two young children and the family dog may have been asleep when the fire that claimed their lives started late Sunday night on Wheeling's McColloch Street. "Anytime you have one fatality, it's not a good story, but three brings a heavy heart to, not only the family there, but it affects the firefighters, it affects the neighbors," said Philip Stahl, public information officer for the Wheeling Police Department.

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  15. Three dead in Wheeling fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    The blaze broke out just after midnight this morning along McCulloch Street in Wheeling. Authorities say one person was able to escape.

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  16. Tomblin says last overseas mission worth itRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said Thursday he's been on the go since his investment mission to the United Kingdom and Ireland began last weekend. "We're trying to get us more jobs in West Virginia and hoping to get additional investment from those in West Virginia," said Tomblin, who is scheduled to return to the U.S. on Saturday.

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  17. Rubio, Heck provide assistance at Wheeling area wreckRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    Two members of Congress traveling on Interstate 70 near Wheeling Thursday night helped at the scene of a deadly crash. Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Joe Heck had been at an event in nearby St. Clairsville, Ohio, and were traveling back to their hotel when they saw the wreck that involved a tractor-trailer that had hydroplaned and three other vehicles.

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  18. Ohio Co. man convicted of second degree murder, other charges in bar death last fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    WHEELING, W.Va. - An Ohio County man was convicted Thursday afternoon of several charges related to the murder of a man outside an East Wheeling bar last October.

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  19. Kanawha Scales and Systems acquires Wheeling-based OV ShaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    KSS, based out of Poca, currently operates 11 facilities in West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Alabama. The company is a leading provider of measurement, control and data management products and services.

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  20. Goal of new program is help save the lives of veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2016 | West Virginia Metro

    Joined by W.Va. Dept. of Veterans Assistance Deputy Secretary Billy Wayne Bailey, Tomblin announced the Mountain State 22 program, which gets its name from the number of vets who end their lives on a daily basis.

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