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WORK CONTINUES — Natural gas industry workers load pipe onto a truck before going to a construction site in the Upper Ohio Valley. -- File photo

Road’s been rough for Rover Pipeline

WHEELING — Earlier this year, developers of the $4.3 billion Rover Pipeline successfully used eminent domain to obtain land for building the 42-inch-wide conduit through Ohio and West Virginia, with the goal of moving natural gas through at least a portion of the system by the end of this ...

Final seat on parks board filled

NEW CUMBERLAND — The final vacant seat for the Hancock County Parks and Recreation Board has been filled as Hancock County Commissioners made the decision during Thursday’s meeting. The commission approved the appointment of Ian Wilson to the county parks board, filling the final of four ...

One dead, two missing in W.Va., Kentucky flooding

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — One person is dead and two are missing after heavy rains caused flooding in areas of West Virginia and Kentucky, authorities said. In West Virginia, Ohio County Emergency Management Agency Director Lou Vargo said a van rolled into a stream that flows into Wheeling ...

Trump makes W.Va. stop

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday jokingly threatened to fire his health secretary if a crucial vote to repeal “Obamacare” fails. Trump told thousands of Boy Scouts at a national gathering in West Virginia that Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price ...

Trump: Vote is chance to keep vow

WASHINGTON — A peeved President Donald Trump browbeat Republican opponents of his party’s reeling health care bill Monday, asserting that his predecessor’s signature overhaul has meant “death” and saying the Senate’s planned faceoff vote is their chance to keep their pledge to ...

DENIES COLLUSION — White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, center, accompanied by his attorney Abbe Lowell, right, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, to meet behind closed doors before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the investigation into possible collusion between Russian officials and the Trump campaign. -- Associated Press

Kushner denies Russia collusion

WASHINGTON — Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner denied Monday that he colluded with Russians in the course of President Donald Trump’s White House bid and declared he has “nothing to hide.” Behind closed doors, Kushner spoke to staff members of the House intelligence committee ...

Patricia Williams, an employee at Undo’s Sports Bar in Benwood, demonstrates a video lottery machine. — Joselyn King

State bets on changes to LVL regs

WHEELING — A move by the West Virginia Legislature to increase the number of limited video lottery machines permitted at one location — while gradually decreasing the overall number of LVL retail outlets — could mean an additional $20 million for the cash-strapped state this year, and as ...

County’s 911 hiring policies may change

NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Commission discussed the possibility of a change in hirings following the latest resignation of a dispatcher for the county’s 911 Communications Center. During Thursday’s meeting, commissioners accepted the resignation of Kenneth Shuman as a part-time ...

Trump asserts he’s got the power to pardon completely

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Saturday that he has “complete power” to issue pardons, an assertion that comes amid investigations into Russian interference in last year’s presidential election. It was one of many topics that appeared to occupy the president’s mind as the ...

Murray Energy upset by rail delays

Murray Energy Corp. is requesting assistance from the U.S. Surface Transportation Board to resolve “service issues and delays” the coal company claims it is experiencing with the CSX Corp. railroad system. A statement from Robert E. Murray, chairman, president and CEO of the company he ...