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McMECHEN — Passengers on a 10-day river cruise from St. Louis to Pittsburgh stopped this morning in McMechen.

Photo by Brian Clutter

McMECHEN — Passengers on a 10-day river cruise from St. Louis to Pittsburgh stopped this morning in McMechen.

The Queen of the Mississippi is nearing the end of its current cruise, which will end in Pittsburgh. The ship stopped in the region this morning.

The tour is part of the ship’s “Ohio River Cruise.”

The paddle-wheel riverboat is owned by American Cruise Lines. According to the company’s website, “the riverboat accommodates 150 passengers in a total number of 78 cabins. … The staterooms feature a private bath, window, interior entrance and Wi-Fi. Queen of the Mississippi boasts the most spacious staterooms in river cruising industry with more space per guest than the other riverboats. An all-American crew provides carefully personalized service.”

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10 December 2019

Marshall County Fire Departments Receive Grants from Chevron

Two firefighters listen to a speaker after more than 50 volunteer departments received a portion $241,000 grant Chevron distributed during a Dec. 3 ceremony in McClellandtown, Pa.

 

McCLELLANDTOWN, Pa. – Nearly a dozen Marshall County volunteer fire departments received individual grants from Chevron last that will enable them to purchase new equipment. 

The fire departments from Benwood, Cameron, Dallas, Forks Ridge, Glen Dale, Limestone, McMechen, Moundsville, Mt. Olivet, Roberts Ridge, Sherrard and Washington Lands joined dozens of their counterparts from Pennsylvania to receive a portion of the $241,000 grant the natural gas producer gave out to emergency responders Dec. 3.

In all, more than 50 volunteer fire departments were honored during the ceremony in McClellandtown, Pa. Each department received up $5,000 to fund equipment purchases. The Marshall County Firefighters Association also received a grant.

“We are proud to continue our support for first-responders in and around the communities where Chevron’s privileged to operate,” said Trip Oliver, Corporate Affairs Manager of Chevron. “Many departments are volunteer forces with limited budgets, so we are grateful for the opportunity to help ensure they have the resources necessary to protect and serve the communities in which we live and work.”

Chevron has long partnered with local first-responders across its operating area, including many all-volunteer departments in rural areas, to support training and equipment purchases.

Since 2016, Chevron has donated more than $700,000 to local volunteer fire departments and emergency responders. Such funding has provided necessities such as AED equipment, stop-bleed kits and body cameras.

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10 December 2019

McMECHEN — A man was arrested Tuesday, having allegedly killed his infant child by shaking the boy last month.

Daniel Jacob Messner, 25, of 45 E. Eighth St., McMechen, was charged with death of a child by a parent by child abuse after allegedly shaking the 3-month-old child, causing brain bleeds which eventually killed the child over three days.

On Nov. 18, police responded to a call at his home, where Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputy Nate Klempa was on scene, providing CPR to the unconscious child. According to Messner, the child vomited during feeding and went limp, which prompted the call to police.

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10 December 2019

Braden Coming to McMechen To Promote Virtual Reality Racing

WHEELING — Travis Braden is a rising star in the world of race cars. The Wheeling native is 25 years old and is already a two-time ARCA/CRA Super Series champion.

Braden is also a major player in a movement that would change the eSports landscape in West Virginia. Possible legislation is in the talking stages in the Mountain State on whether to adopt virtual reality betting in restaurants and bars.

Braden is championing the cause throughout the state. This coming weekend he will be in McMechen at Jerry’s Bar to promote virtual reality racing. Jerry’s Bar is owned by Jake Padlow, who is also the co-founder, along with Dave Ealy Jr., of PropMe LLC, an online gaming company.

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