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St. Nick Spotted in Downtown Wheeling

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Photo by Alan Olson The weeklong countdown to Christmas began Monday, as Santa took to Market Street near the Interstate 70 on-ramp to wave to passing travelers. Santa (or in this case, his helper, Bob Briggs) was standing on the sidewalk with a jingle bell in one hand, a wave in the other and ...

Six Northern Panhandle Students Nominated to Service Academies

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U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley, R-W.Va., has nominated six students from the Northern Panhandle to United States service academies. “These young men and women will be the next generation of leaders in West Virginia,” McKinley said while nominating 17 students statewide to the academies. ...

$10 Million First Phase of Wheeling Sewer Project in the Works

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WHEELING — City officials will consider plans today to revamp sewer systems in Wheeling neighborhoods during Wheeling City Council’s last meeting of the year. Council will hold a public hearing on an ordinance regarding improvements to the city’s waterworks and sewer systems at 5:30 p.m. ...

Teenager Indicted for August Fatal Shooting in Toronto

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A Steubenville teenager who was bound over to adult court in connection with an Aug. 18 fatal shooting in Toronto was indicted Monday by a Jefferson County grand jury. Ka’Saun Carlock, 15, of Steubenville, was indicted on one count of murder with a firearm specification, one count of ...

Cynthia Fregiato Appointed Belmont County Clerk of Courts

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Cynthia Fregiato will step into the position of Belmont County clerk of courts in 2019. Fregiato, wife of Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato, was appointed Monday to complete the remainder of David Trouten’s term. Trouten was recently sworn in as Belmont County Eastern District ...

Friday Hearing Set in Belmont County Child Endangerment Case

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Devan Noel Redman, 25, of Neffs, appeared Monday before Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato, who set a Friday hearing to hear a motion to suppress evidence. Her trial is scheduled for Jan. 15. She and Misty Dawn Glasgow, 36, of Bellaire, are accused of ...

St. Clairsville Robbery Suspect May Have Hit Banks in Maryland

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Law enforcement officers in three states are still on the lookout for a Pennsylvania man who allegedly robbed three banks in a span of two days — one in St. Clairsville and two in Maryland. Charles Gibson, 57, of Pennsylvania allegedly robbed the Huntington Bank in St. ...

Wheeling Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:49 a.m. Saturday to 7:59 a.m. Monday, officers handled 12 traffic stops, five accidents and four miscellaneous calls. MONDAY At 7:59 a.m., Chapline Street, fraud. At 2:12 a.m., Eoff Street, overdose. At 1:54 a.m., Kruger Street, suspicious ...

Opportunity a Growth Industry at WATCH Greenhouse in Wheeling

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WHEELING — A greenhouse in Center Wheeling provides a warm, cozy setting for individuals with disabilities to be creative while making or decorating items for the holiday season. Andrea Kleeh, WATCH greenhouse supervisor, said the Greenhouse Retail Operation of WATCH program allows its ...

Christmas Comes Early for Bellaire Public Library

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The Bellaire Public Library received an early Christmas gift in the form of 100 children’s books. The books were given to the library by the Brownstone Book Fund, which is a private foundation based in New York City, said Bellaire Librarian Mary Roberts. She said the library was chosen to ...

Ohio Valley Street Survivors Car Club Helps Local Charities

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It’s a merrier Christmas this year for 10 area charities as officers with Ohio Valley Street Survivors Car Club presented a $500 check to each during a ceremony Friday at the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center. Club President Bill Sandiford said the club was more prosperous in its ...

West Virginia Senate Democrats Outline Priorities for 2019 Session

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CHARLESTON — With Republican leaders in the West Virginia Senate talking about their plans for the next legislative session starting Jan. 9, Senate Democrats have unveiled their priorities for the new year. Senate Minority Leader Roman Prezioso, D-Marion, issued a press release recently with ...

Belmont County Health Board Sets New Food Service Fees

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New environmental fees adopted by the Belmont County Board of Health include annual fees for operating food services. Rich Lucas, director of environmental health, clarified that the state’s share of the licensing fees is $28 for a food service operation or retail food establishment and $6 ...