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Emergency crews respond to a collision Friday morning between a cement truck and a train on an access road off W.Va. 2 in McMechen.

No Injuries When Cement Truck and Train Collide in McMechen

Drivers along W.Va. 2 in McMechen saw an unusual sight along the train tracks on the west side of the road Friday morning: A cement truck was pushed at a 45 degree angle by a passing train, shoved off the access road. The driver of the truck was uninjured, while a person on the train jumped ...

Young Workers Help Clean Up Bellaire Streets

By SHELLEY HANSON For The Intelligencer Bellaire resident Peggy Cain heard a noise outside her home on Thursday afternoon. When she looked out her door, she saw something that pleased her. It was a group of young men cleaning the curb in front of her home on Noble Street. The youth ...

County Clerk From W.Va. Appointed to Election Commission

Wood County Clerk Mark Rhodes has been appointed to the national commission studying federal elections. Rhodes said he was notified Thursday of his appointment by President Donald Trump to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. One of only two county clerks expected on ...

Elmhurst Receives 2017 Deficiency-Free Rating

Once again, Elmhurst The House of Friendship senior assisted living residence in Wheeling has received a deficiency-free designation for 2017 from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification, according to Jamie Crow, ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:01 a.m. Thursday to 7:57 a.m. Friday, officers handled 21 traffic stops, five vehicle accidents and two miscellaneous calls. FRIDAY At 7:57 a.m., 2200 block of Chapline St., meet complainant. At 7:41 a.m., 2200 block of National Road, burglar ...

New Martinsville Wants $20M For Hydro Plant Damage

The city of New Martinsville has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking a potential $20 million in damages from Liberty Mutual Insurance Company over its denial of a claim from the city’s hydroelectric plant. The suit, filed earlier this month in U.S. District Court in Wheeling, states ...

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Ohio Valley Kids Try to Keep Their Cool in Wheeling

Avah Smith, 3, of Wheeling, is all smiles after donning a plastic fire chief hat during First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union’s “Cool Kids Salute Our First Responders” event Thursday at Sonneborn Shelter at Wheeling Park. Area families had the opportunity to enjoy a free ...

Marshall County Man Returns Home to Find Unwanted Guest in Closet

A Marshall County man had a strange welcome home recently when he returned home after several days away to find a woman he’d never met asleep in his closet. The resident said he arrived at his home to find that his air conditioner and radio were on, before calling for police assistance when ...

Wheeling Hospital Doctor Says Exercise, Healthy Eating Key to Men’s Health

Urologic oncologist Dr. Gregory Merrick believes exercise, healthy eating and preventive screenings are key to ensuring men’s good health. Merrick spoke on that topic Thursday at Wheeling Hospital in observance of National Men’s Health Month. He is director of the hospital’s Schiffler ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 9:05 a.m. Wednesday to 7:09 a.m. Thursday, officers handled four traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and one miscellaneous call. THURSDAY At 7:09 a.m., Eagle Avenue, burglar alarm. At 6:32 a.m., Interstate 470, motorist assist. At 4:01 a.m., ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 9:05 a.m. Wednesday to 7:09 a.m. Thursday, officers handled four traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and one miscellaneous call. MONDAY At 2:30 p.m., 600 block of National Road, domestic incident. At 2:28 p.m., headquarters, civil matter. At 2:22 ...

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West Liberty University President Stephen Greiner announces Wednesday the launch of graduate degree programs in biology, beginning with the upcoming fall semester.

West Liberty University Launching New Masters in Biology Programs in Fall

Beginning this fall, students seeking careers in fields from pharmaceutical research to dentistry and medicine can take the next step in their educational journeys at West Liberty University. The university announced Wednesday it has received approval from the Higher Learning Commission for ...

Rice Energy Donates $30K For New Command Vehicle in Belmont County

Belmont County has received a $30,000 donation from Rice Energy toward the purchase of a new command vehicle. “That’s what we’re planning to do with it,” said Belmont County EMA Director Dave Ivan. “Basically what we’re looking to do is replace the command vehicle that we have ...

Steubenville Still in the Weeds, Councilman Says

The councilman representing Steubenville’s 4th Ward questioned why more isn’t being done about high grass and weeds. Scott Dressel said the city has more maintenance and repair employees this year than it did last year, but the high grass situation is worse. “Are we working on getting ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:32 a.m. Monday to 4:44 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled 44 traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and five miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 3:23 a.m., National Road in Fulton, loud subjects. At 2:08 a.m., 900 block of National Road, motorist ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:32 a.m. Monday to 4:44 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled 44 traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and five miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 3:23 a.m., National Road in Fulton, loud subjects. At 2:08 a.m., 900 block of National Road, motorist ...