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The cab of a tractor-trailer rests beneath the trailer of another semi-truck that it struck from behind on Interstate 70 east at St. Clairsville early Tuesday. The trailer that was attached to the cab can be seen in the background, where it went over an embankment.

Pigs Trapped After Wreck on Interstate 70 in Belmont County

The eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 were closed for several hours near St. Clairsville Tuesday after two tractor-trailers and a Jeep collided, trapping dozens of pigs inside one of the trucks. Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. Joe Weaver said traffic on I-70 east was stopped at about 8:15 a.m. ...

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Marshall County Commissioners Assist With Flood Relief in McMechen

Marshall County commissioners have agreed to assist a community still battling in the aftermath of flash flooding in late July. Commissioner Scott Varner and Commission President Bob Miller approved a $250,000 contribution to the city of McMechen during their meeting Tuesday. Commissioner ...

Moundsville City Council Approves New Zoning Measures

With reassurance from the city’s building inspector that the measure would not discourage future business development, Moundsville City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved updating the city’s 43-year-old zoning ordinance. The updated ordinance, assembled with the help of West Virginia ...

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Posing for a photo after Tuesday’s announcement of the Freedom Tree Initiative between Thomas Auto Centers of St. Clairsville and the Wheeling Nailers, from left, are Nailers Director of Media and Community Relations D.J. Abisalih, Nailers head coach Jeff Christian and Robert Thomas, vice president of Thomas Auto Centers of St. Clairsville, and his wife, Robin Thomas.

Wheeling Nailers and Thomas Auto Centers Team Up for Veterans

The Wheeling Nailers are joining forces with Thomas Auto Centers of St. Clairsville for its Freedom Tree Initiative this holiday season. The public is being asked to donate nonperishable food items, coats, new shoes and gift cards by placing them under Christmas trees either at the car ...

Man Arrested After Report of Gunshot in South Wheeling

Police arrested a Wheeling man after a report of shots fired in the 4400 block of McColloch Street in South Wheeling late Monday. According to Wheeling Police Department spokesman Philip Stahl, at about 10:52 p.m. Monday, officers responded to a call regarding a gunshot. Wheeling police ...

New $6M Belmont County Senior Center Opens Doors in St. Clairsville

Tuesday marked the long-awaited grand opening of the new Belmont County Senior Center, which welcomed residents from across the county to tour the facilities. Construction of the building took almost two years and cost more than $6 million. It offers an updated headquarters, an efficient ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 6:55 a.m. Tuesday and 10:19 a.m. Sunday, officers handled eight traffic stops and five vehicle accidents. TUESDAY At 6:55 a.m., Main Street, abandoned vehicle. At 6:49 a.m., Jefferson Avenue, threat. At 6:27 a.m., Zane Street, welfare check. At ...

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Marshall County Students Begin Reading Program

Elementary school students in Marshall County began a countywide event dedicated to group reading this week. According to Marshall County Schools literary facilitator Jeannie Blake, Jumpstart’s “Read for the Record” will be observed across the nation on Thursday, although students in ...

Jefferson County Judge: Jury Can Hear Toronto Murder Suspect’s Statement

Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Michelle Miller ruled Monday a jury can hear taped statements Michael Shane made to a detective who was investigating the disappearance of Stephanie Pytash. Authorities believe the 35-year-old Pytash was choked to death at a home off of County Road 42, ...

Roger Conroy Named Auditor In Belmont County

Interim Belmont County Auditor Roger Conroy will be taking up the post on on an interim basis, Belmont County Democratic Party officials decided Monday. The party’s central committee met in special session Monday to review and vote on applicants for the position, left open after the ...

Bellaire Home Invasion Suspect in Belmont County Court

A judge ruled Monday that attorneys for a Bellaire man accused in an alleged home invasion that led to the shooting death of Joshua Gorayeb should be kept updated on plea negotiations with all defendants in the case. That was among several motions Belmont County Common Pleas Judge John Vavra ...

Bellaire Police Investigating Slashed Car Tires

Bellaire police are investigating the slashing of tires on at least nine vehicles early Monday — including those belonging to the Disabled American Veterans organization, said Police Chief Michael Kovalyk. “The veteran service vehicles provide a vital service to disabled veterans to see ...

Police on Both Sides of the Ohio River Kept Busy Over the Weekend

Area police were busy over the weekend, from an attempted robbery and alleged domestic battery in Wheeling to two separate shots-fired incidents in Steubenville. At about 8:40 p.m. Sunday, Wheeling police were called after a man attempted to rob the Smith Oil gas station at 1805 Warwood Ave. ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Monday, the Wheeling Police Department handled 12 traffic stops and five miscellaneous calls. MONDAY At 7:43 a.m., Jacob Street, burglar alarm. At 7:16 a.m., Oglebay Drive, erratic driver. At 7:12 a.m., Main Street, burglar ...

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Richard “Dick” Flanagan cuts grass at a West 23rd Street resident’s property in Bellaire on Friday. Flanagan is a lieutenant with the Bellaire Police Department and the code enforcer for the village.

23 Homes Ordered to Clean Up in Bellaire

Since starting his new code enforcer duties last month, Bellaire police Lt. Richard “Dick” Flanagan has visited more than 44 homes to talk to residents about possible code violations. Of that number, 23 homes received official orders to clean up or make repairs. “Quite a few of them ...

Boo Bash Set For Saturday In Bellaire

Ghosts, goblins and maybe even a caged gorilla will come out to celebrate Halloween in Bellaire as the village’s second-annual “Boo Bash” is set this weekend. Festivities will take place from 6-9 p.m. Saturday in Imperial Plaza, and are free and open to all children ages 12 and under ...

City Kicks Off 5-Mill Operating Levy Renewal Campaign

Steubenville Mayor Domenick Mucci has one more campaign to run before he retires on Dec. 31 and he started that effort recently at the Historic Fort Steuben Visitor Center. “Our 5-mill operating levy renewal campaign has already received the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:27 a.m. Friday and 7:04 a.m. Saturday, officers handled 15 traffic stops and one miscellaneous call. Saturday: At 7:04 a.m., Chapline Street, lost or stolen license place. At 6:27 a.m., First State Capitol Building, suspicious circumstance. At ...