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North Eighth Street in Martins Ferry Reopens

North Eighth Street is now so smooth and nice, the residents who live there might want shut down the road to celebrate with a block party — but having it open is the real celebration. It has been about two years since the road closed following a massive slip that occurred there. A ...

Campaigns Offer Up Financial Reports

The three candidates in the May primary election for state representative spent more than $23,000, and the committee to get a bond issue approved for the Indian Creek Local School District spent more than $8,000, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Jefferson County Board of ...

Case Continued For McGovern’s Bar Owner

Court proceedings that have been ongoing since February still have not yet resolved as of Thursday, as the man charged with helping burn down his Mozart bar had his preliminary hearing continued again. Michael McGovern, 50, of Wheeling, was charged in February of allegedly assisting ...

Barnyard Bash in Wheeling Offers Fun, Introduction to Banking

Megan Lyle said she brought her son to the Cool Kids Barnyard Bash to have fun, but she ended up getting more out of it. “I came today for Nate to enjoy the bounce houses and have fun, but I did open a savings account for him as well,” said Lyle about the First Choice America’s ...

Mountaineer Brewfest in Wheeling Benefits Sex Assault Help Center

The Upper Ohio Valley Sexual Assault Help Center has been selected as the recipient of funds from the 2018 Mountaineer Brewfest in Wheeling. Brewfest founder Jeff Hayes said the committee had received six applications for charities seeking consideration to be the sponsored charity, but the ...

Three Charged In Guernsey County Death

Three people are facing charges and a fourth remains under investigation after a Kansas man was found dead Monday near Seneca Lake. Guernsey County Sheriff Jeff Paden announced Wednesday that Rot Tran, 42, of California; Bi Tran, 42, of Canal Fulton; and Thomas Raybould, 54, of North Canton, ...

Main Street Bank Marks Anniversary With Cookout in Wheeling

Main Street Bank celebrated its 17th anniversary with an All American cookout at its downtown location today. Customers, shareholders and employees enjoyed “cookout” food and atmosphere as the bank recognized its opening date of June 20, 2001. Main Street Bank chose June 20, West ...

Rollover Crash Kills One on I-70 Near St. Clairsville

A rollover crash cost a passenger his life Thursday morning and blocked westbound traffic on Interstate 70 in Belmont County. According to the highway patrol, the incident involved two eastbound vehicles at mile marker 214. Sgt. Joe Weaver, of the Ohio State Highway Patrol in St. Clairsville, ...

Wheeling Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 12:01 p.m. Wednesday and 5:30 a.m. Thursday, officers handled 15 traffic stops, four vehicle accidents and one miscellaneous call. THURSDAY At 6:22 a.m., Chapline Street, burglar alarm. At 1:58 a.m., 14th Street, panhandling. At 1:43 a.m., National ...

Celebrating West Virginia Statehood

Photo by Linda Comins Tour guide Ed Phillips, of Wheeling, welcomes guests to West Virginia Independence Hall for Statehood Day festivities at noon Wednesday. The state marked 155 years since its inception during West Virginia Day.

New Equipment Helps Save Man’s Life in Cameron

A man who suffered a life-threatening heart attack last month managed to make a full recovery thanks to the effort and equipment of Marshall County Emergency Medical Service. Last week, two members of Marshall County EMS — paramedic Jeff Johnson and EMT Andrew Locke — were awarded the ...

Brookside Murder Suspect’s Hearing Is Continued

The Bridgeport man accused of fatally shooting his wife and leaving her on their Brookside driveway one week ago had his proceedings delayed until next month. Meanwhile, his bond remains set at $1 million. Rudolph Galberth, 37, of 11 Driggs Lane, appeared briefly in Belmont County Northern ...

Marshall County Must Put Work Back Out For Bid

Ongoing oil and gas work was the reason contractors gave for not submitting bids for proposed work at two Marshall County facilities. During Tuesday’s meeting of the Marshall County Commission, county administrator Betsy Frohnapfel said renovation work to the Veterans Plaza — on the ...

Belmont County Health Department Makes Its Case for Levy

The Belmont County Health Department is taking more steps toward placing a countywide levy on the November ballot. Robert Sproul, deputy health commissioner with the health department, appeared before the county board of commissioners during its regular Wednesday meeting. “I’m asking ...

Immigration Raid at Salem Meat Processing Plant Nets More Than 100

SALEM — One of the city’s largest employers became the site of a large raid Tuesday by federal immigration officials who removed more than 100 Fresh Mark workers by the bus loads after arresting them for immigration violations. A press release issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:20 a.m. Tuesday and 2:50 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled 15 traffic stops, seven accidents and five miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 6:08 a.m., Chapline Street, out with subject. At 4:30 a.m., 5th Street, suspicious circumstance. At 4:22 a.m., ...

Wheeling City Council Reimburses WesBanco Arena for Improvements

The next time the West Virginia University basketball team holds an exhibition game at WesBanco Arena, players will be permitted to dunk. The former standards — the posts, backboard and hoops needed for basketball — used at WesBanco did not meet NCAA requirements, according to Wheeling ...

Ohio Liquor Board Cites Businesses at Loop Fest in Shadyside

The state Liquor Control Board cited three businesses with alcohol-related infractions during the Loop Festival in Shadyside. Tiger Pub and American Legion Post 521 each received citations during Shadyside’s 10th Annual Loop Festival on Friday, which agent-in-charge Erik Lockhart said were ...

Moundsville Council Approves Deal With AEP

Moundsville City Council has agreed to give American Electric Power two supplemental construction easements and right-of-way agreements so the utility can upgrade towers and power lines. Caitlyn Fithen, spokeswoman for AEP, said the company was asking for the city’s cooperation on two pieces ...

Customers Approve of Updates to Moundsville Wendy’s

Wendy’s restaurant in Moundsville has remodeled to include self-order kiosks, a Coca-Cola freestyle machine and an updated decor with a fireplace and lounge area. “This is part of Wendy’s brand transformation to reinvent Wendy’s restaurant environment” said franchisee Tim Thompson, ...