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The Marshall County Home and Business Expo will be held Friday and Saturday. Pictured are Dave Knuth Jr., left, and Mike Frazier of Replacement Window Company.

Annual Marshall County Home and Business Expo Set for Friday, Saturday

Local consumers will have the chance to meet with area business owners and crafters in Moundsville this coming weekend. The Marshall County Home and Business Expo will be held from 4-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday at the Training Center within the walls of the former West ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 9:21 a.m. Saturday and 7:58 a.m. Sunday, officers handles 19 traffic stops, three miscellaneous calls and one accident. Sunday: At 7:51 a.m. , Grandview Street, parking violation. At 7:46 a.m. , Grandview Street, welfare check. At ...

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Family farming runs strong in the Roberts’ clan of Elk Fork. Back left: John Roberts and wife JoEllen, front left, Jenna Archer and mom Julia. All in all, Roberts and his wife have six children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Farming Is a Way of Life for One Tyler County Family

ELK FORK — A chicken was walking around taking advantage of the warm weather recently at Sarah Midcap’s farm along W.Va. 18. After knocking, the longtime Tyler County woman opened her front door so as to give solid directions for the short drive to the Roberts’ family farm located in a ...

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Wheeling Park High School Speech and Debate Coach Bill Cornforth discusses the upcoming state competition with co-captain Miriam Demasi and division leader Adam Payne.

Wheeling Park Speech Team Talks About Going the Distance

WHEELING — Bill Cornforth stood recently on the J.B. Chambers Performing Arts Center stage speaking with two of his team’s most important competitors. The Wheeling Park High School speech and debate team coach was telling team co-captain Miriam Demasi and division leader Adam Payne that ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:01 a.m. Thursday and 6:31 a.m. Friday, police handled 13 traffic stops, one vehicle accident and three miscellaneous calls. FRIDAY At 6:31 a.m., Interstate 70 east, erratic driver. At 6:09 a.m., North Erie Street, theft earlier. At 5:09 a.m., I-70, ...

Road Closures Slated This Week

In Ohio County, the West Virginia Division of Highways advises that on Monday, County Road 4, Reilly Hill Road (Clearview) will be closed from W.Va. 2 to Maser Lane from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is necessary for Asplundh to trim trees in this area. The altenate route is County Road 3, Cherry Hill ...

Veterans’ Affairs Center Plans To Hold Claims Clinic on March 3

WHEELING — The Wheeling Vet Center at 1058 E. Bethlehem Blvd. will hold a claims clinic for veterans, family members, survivors and the public from noon-3 p.m. Friday, March 3. This clinic, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Regional Office of the Department of Veterans Affairs, is to allow ...

Inquisitive Minds Take Charge at Regional Science Fair

WEST LIBERTY — At Campbell Hall on West Liberty University’s campus, area middle and high school students stood ready in conference rooms kept company with tri-fold display boards and their thoughts of presenting to complete strangers. Saturday marked the 58th annual West Liberty ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 7:10 a.m. Friday to 3:31 a.m. Saturday, officers handled 16 traffic stops, one vehicle accident and two miscellaneous calls. SATURDAY At 3:31 a.m., South Broadway Street, mutual aid given. At 3:08 a.m., North Huron Street, disorderly adult. At 2:24 ...

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Musicians and educators practice their performance at Moundsville Middle School. From left are Kathy Fox, Christie Robison, Hannah Lynch, Isaac Woods and Amanda Rine.

Marshall County Musicians Headed to State Conference

Marshall County students were among the handful selected to participate in the West Virginia State Music Conference in Charleston in early March, and are now diligently preparing for their time to shine. The conference features musical performers from throughout the state. Across the state, a ...

Convicted Murderer Admits to Attacking Guard in Marshall County

A man serving a life sentence for the 2009 murder of a state worker in Charleston now faces further charges which could impact his chances of parole when eligible in eight years. Jimmy Eugene Thompson, 26, formerly of Charleston, was one of two men convicted in 2010 of murdering James Andrew ...

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Garrett Holubeck has been on a medical roller coaster over the past three months after he was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma, a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Blood Drive Will Benefit St. Clairsville Man

Garrett Holubeck’s medical roller coaster ride began back in November when he felt some sharp pain in his back after lifting a heavy television. When severe stomach pains added to the ongoing back pain, Garrett and his parents, Mary and Gary Holubeck, went to the emergency room at Wheeling ...

Steubenville Man Lucky to be Alive After Carbon Monoxide Leak

Steubenville resident Calvin Wicker’s friends had been urging him to get a carbon monoxide monitor for several years. But he always put it off, until he heard the news of the carbon monoxide deaths of James and Carolyn Swearingen in their Lincoln Avenue home earlier this month. The ...

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Fire on the Wheeling Island

Photo by Heather Ziegler Wheeling firefighters retrieve equipment from this house at 18 Maryland St. on Wheeling Island where they quickly extinguished a dryer fire. No one was injured, and damage was confined to the laundry area of the house. Firefighters cleared the scene just after 8:30 ...

Briefing

Pedestrian Injured In Collision WHEELING — A female pedestrian suffered an injured foot after colliding with a semi-truck near the intersection of 12th and Main streets in downtown Wheeling shortly before noon Thursday. Wheeling Police spokesman Philip Stahl said emergency officials took ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 7:19 a.m. Wednesday and 1:21 a.m. Thursday, officers handle 16 traffic stops, two accidents and two miscellaneous calls. THURSDAY At 3:55 a.m., 1300 block of Eoff Street, Najilek Cheak, no age or address listed, was arrested on two counts of domestic ...

Florida Man Injured In Crash with Semi

By SHELLEY HANSON For the News-Register POWHATAN — The driver whose pick-up truck was smashed by a tractor-trailer on Thursday was taken to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh for treatment, said Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Ralph Hendershot. The accident occurred at about ...

Sentences Handed Down in Federal Court

WHEELING – Four local residents were sentenced in federal court this week in three separate cases. ∫ Jeffrey L. Sells Jr., 26, of Moundsville, was sentenced to 41 months incarceration for unlawful possession of a firearm, Acting U.S. Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced. Sells ...

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Johnna Turvey of Wheeling and her 6-year-old daughter, Nevaeh Chambers, enjoy a stroll around Oglebay Park’s Schenk Lake Wednesday.

Warm Weather Good For Some, Bad for Farmers in the Ohio Valley

When February turns to March, the Ohio Valley is headed into the weather record books with above-normal temperatures. According to meteorologist Tom Green at the National Weather Service, January marked the 12th month in a row that Pittsburgh and the local region have experienced ...