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iPad Giveaway

The Watchdog is giving away a brand new 128GB 2017 IPad with 9.7 inch screen and Wi-Fi! The winner will be drawn Friday, November 10 th during the 5 o'clock hour of The Walkthru. Listen for your ...
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WVU vs. Texas Tech Giveaway

The Watchdog is giving away 2 tickets to the WVU / Texas Tech football game in Morgantown. Winner will be drawn Friday September 8 th in the 5pm hour on the Walkthru. This giveaway is proudly brought ...
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Cedar Point Giveaway

The Watchdog is giving away a trip for 4 to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio with a one night stay in a hotel. For your chance to win this prize, all you have to do is call in and get registered. The ...
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Howard's Commentary - Seriously, Just Stop It

Social media is a great way to share, vent, and debate. But I have noticed lately it's becoming the venue of bitch by the lightly aggrieved. There are always restaurants with occasional bad food, ...
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Howard's Commentary - Do We Learn or Just Keep Digging Deeper?

As WV wrestles with its budget crisis, can we learn from other states efforts? Meg Wiehe from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy was with us on The Watchdog Morning Show and says ...
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Howard's Commentary - You'll Miss Us When We're Gone

Members of the press are like lawyers: everyone hates us until they need us. If we ask questions of officials you think are doing a good job, we're called partisan. If we aren't aggressive ...
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Howard's Commentary - Be Realistic About Parking

City leaders need to address reality as it as and not how they want it to be. Wheeling council's recent increase in overtime parking fines won't do any harm but won't make much difference ...
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Steve Novotney Says, "Mall Memories and the Future"

Belmont County Commissioner Mark Thomas explains the current retail crunch in the country very well, and he doesn't make any excuses. Stores are closing at the Ohio Valley mall -- some big ones ...
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Steve Novotney Says, "A Good Deal That Falls Short"

While I am pleased with Wheeling Council's decision to offer American Legion Post 89 a "last chance," I do not believe the terms of the agreement went far enough. As an East Wheeling ...
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Ipad Air 2 Giveaway

Ipad Air Giveaway 2017 The Watchdog is giving away a 16 gigabyte Ipad Air with Wi-Fi. The winner will be drawn May 5 th on SNL during the 4pm hour. This giveaway is proudly brought to you by ICR ...
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Steve Novotney Says, "It Is That Powerful"

How bad is heroin? So, I heard a story recently about a hospitalized woman who needed surgery to survive, and during her time at the facility the staff discovered that she brought with her everything ...
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Steve Novotney Says, "Help Health; Don't Hurt the Economy"

It is likely none of them have lived paycheck-to-paycheck, and if they have during their respective lifetimes, it was a number of years ago. In Ohio County, we have a medical supply business owner, a ...
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Steve Novotney Says, "Two-Way Is the Right Way"

They've never been that way. They've always been one way. And that's, well, one-way. Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott mentioned several times during his campaign that he believes ...
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Steve Novotney Says, "Alter OVRTA Schedules"

The city manager of Wheeling delivered some good news a little more than a week ago on the Watchdog Network. The headline? " Conversation Taking Place Concerning Bus Schedule in Wheeling." ...
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Steve Novotney Says, "It's All in the 'Word Cloud'"

The second question listed on the online survey offered by Wheeling's ad-hoc Retention and Recruitment Committee was this: "Outside of improving the availability of jobs and affordable ...
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Steve Novotney Says, "To Veto or Not To?"

There's no gambling at The Highlands in Ohio County. Never has been. The Perkins Restaurant in Wheeling has a limited video lottery parlor, and so do most bars and restaurants in the Friendly City ...
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Lawn Mower Giveaway

The Watchdog is giving away high end self-propelled lawnmower just in time for grass cutting season. The winner will be drawn Friday April 14 th in the 5pm hour on SNL. This giveaway is proudly ...
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Steve Novotney Says, "Is He Herman Munster?"

At least during my formidable years the American president has served as something of a father figure beginning with Jimmy Carter and then Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Carter, when I entered ...
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Howard's Commentary - "Meet 'cha At The Cork"

I was more of an Alpha beer drinker in my high school, college, and early working days. I would occasionally foray downtown but stayed mainly "Out The Pike". Alpha, Macs, Whistlestop. But ...
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Steve Novotney Says, "Here's What We Do Know"

But what is really going to follow the Health Plan anyway? No one worked inside the old Stone & Thomas building for a few years, but even now that more than 500 folks walk through the doors each ...
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Steve Novotney Says, "I'm Going to Eat It Anyway"

So, it didn't happen again. Not even a flake. Although it wasn't the storm that crushed the East Coast this week, the National Weather Service predicted initially 4-7 inches for these parts ...
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Howard's Commentary - Who Has the Vision?

How long will WV GOP put the politics of personal destruction ahead of the welfare of the state and the benefit of its working men and women? Governor Jim Justice--and Justice alone--has developed a ...
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Steve Novotney Says, "Want Uber? Here's How."

It's a fun slogan to chant – "38 is Great!" An Uber official already has explained to Wheeling officials that the city does not possess the population density the company requires. ...
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Howard's Commentary - Leadership is Expected to LEAD

We now have an outline of the WV GOP leadership budget—and it is as expected. "Cut and cower" until some magic event makes everything right. Public ed, higher ed, DHHR among those to ...
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Steve Novotney Says, "Caring for Vets Not a Partisan Issue"

It's House Bill 2625. A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new article, designated §5B-2I-1, §5B-2I-2, §5B-2I-3 and §5B-2I-4, all ...
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