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From left are Heart2Heart Volunteers Inc. director Sharon Travis; Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital patient Shawn Thomas; Pride Mobility Corp. representative Dave McGraw; patient Linda Cox; and Heart2Heart Assistant Director Marcia Allen.

Mobility Equals New Lease on Life for Wheeling Residents

Shawn Thomas has a new lease on life today. Linda Cox is smiling a little broader today, too. Both Wheeling residents are the recent recipients of new state-of-the-art electric wheelchairs thanks to the efforts Heart2Heart Volunteers Inc., headed by Sharon Travis of Wheeling. Thomas ...

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John Marshall High School junior and Monarch Industries employee Louis Yoho sells a drink to sophomore Jackson Palkovic.

John Marshall High School Students Learn Career Skills in Glen Dale

John Marshall High School students are learning life skills while saving money with a new responsibility in business classes. Although a student-run school store has been open since the school’s opening in 1959, Monarch Industries, a project of accounting, business and management ...

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John Marshall High School Paws for a Cause advisor Marcie Robbins sorts through donated formal dresses with student members Jourdin Yuncke, left, and Kailey Pettit.

JMHS to Host Prom Dress Event

GLEN DALE — School dances can be a financially difficult ordeal for local families with teenage children. At John Marshall High School, students and staff are working together to make prom and homecoming accessible to students of all economic backgrounds. Paws for a Cause, a John Marshall ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday, officers handled 19 traffic stops, two vehicle accident and two miscellaneous calls. SATURDAY At 4:12 a.m., South Penn Street, battery. At 1:59 a.m., Zane and North Wabash streets, cited Angelo Health, 44, of St. ...

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The annual Ohio Valley Media Day blood drive is set from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday at WesBanco Arena in downtown Wheeling.

Media Blood Drive To Double Staff at Arena

The good people of the Ohio Valley are accustomed to rolling up their sleeves and helping neighbors in need. It will be no different on Monday when the 31st-annual Ohio Valley Media Day Blood Drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at WesBanco Arena. Past Media Day blood drives ...

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Sisters Barb Fehr, left,  and Helen Bundorf display historic documents and pictures of Shadyside.

Bank Donates Historic Photos To the Village of Shadyside

SHADYSIDE — Helen Bundorf was so excited when she heard from Marsha Soos and Mayor Robert Newhart that the First National Bank branch in Shadyside was donating two vintage framed photographs of the village that the one person she had to talk to was her sister, Barbara Fehr. Bundorf and Fehr ...

Attorneys General Work To Reverse Stream Protection Act

WHEELING — As a new administration takes office, several state attorneys general say they’re trying to save the coal mining industry by filing a lawsuit they hope will revoke the outgoing Obama Administration’s Stream Protection Rule. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and ...

Tomb of Unborn Child Rededication Set

STEUBENVILLE — A procession and rededication of the Tomb of the Unborn Child will take place immediately after the 12:30 p.m. Mass on Sunday in Christ the King Chapel at Franciscan University. The Rev. Shawn Roberson, TOR, University chaplain, will celebrate the Mass and lead the procession ...

Archbishop Lori to Celebrate Red Mass in Wheeling

WHEELING —The Most Rev. William Edward Lori, S.T.D., Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Baltimore and Metropolitan, will be the celebrant and homilist for the ninth annual Red Mass at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling. The Most Rev. Michael J. Bransfield, ...

World Marriage Day Celebration Set for Feb. 11

WHEELING — St. Vincent de Paul Parish will once again host a World Marriage Day celebration on Saturday. Feb. 11. The theme for this 20th annual celebration is “Because You Love Me.” The event is open to members of St. Vincent de Paul and other area Catholic parishes to celebrate the ...

Program Offered To Addicts

WHEELING — Heart2Heart ministry in Wheeling will start Turning Point, a 12-step, Christ-centered non-residential program for persons with addictions, beginning at the end of January. This is a three-day a week, eight-hour a day program that focuses on the spirit, the mind and the body in ...

Two Women Arrested In Separate Burglaries

By ALAN OLSON Staff Writer Two women were arrested this week in the investigation of unrelated burglaries in Marshall County. Earlier this week, police arrested Cassandra Weese, 44 of Moundsville in connection with a burglary on First Street. On Jan. 5, police responded to a call that ...

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Wheeling police Sgt. Jason Hupp, left, accepts a plaque from Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger Friday after being named the department’s Officer of the Year for 2016.

Jason Hupp Named Officer of the Year

By JANET METZNER Staff Writer Wheeling police Pfc. Jason Hupp has been named the city’s top officer for 2016. “If I could clone Jason, I’d have the best department in the world,” said Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger. “He’s the leading officer with the number of ...

WPHS Students Weigh In On Inauguration, Election

By JANET METZNER Staff Writer Some students in Ryan Stanton’s Advanced Placement Government and Politics class at Wheeling Park High School weren’t old enough to vote in November, but were still more informed about the general election and President Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday ...

Bomb Threat at Magnolia High School Prompts Lockdown

From Staff Reports The New Martinsville Police Department arrested a juvenile Friday in connection with a bomb threat that put Magnolia High School on lockdown. According to a statement released by the police department, the incident was “nothing more than a hand-written threat on a ...

Ohio County Circuit Judges Set Trial Dates for Cases in Wheeling

Judges set trial dates in Ohio County Circuit Court Thursday for defendants with felony indictments handed down by a grand jury. Among those who saw trial dates set Thursday was Donald Daniels, whose seven-count indictment includes one charge of attempted murder. Daniels was arrested ...

Ohio County School Leaders Tout RESA Benefits in Wheeling

West Virginia’s $3.5 million annual investment in its eight regional education service agencies results in a return of about $60 million in savings and grant funding to the state, RESA 6 Director Nick Zervos told state lawmakers Thursday. Ohio County Schools hosted a legislative breakfast ...

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Proposed Soldiers and Sailors Monument Site Being Examined in Wheeling

Workers are digging deep to examine the downtown site planned for the relocation of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. On Thursday, an excavator from Savage Construction Co. of Wheeling dug a trench in the side yard at West Virginia Independence Hall to determine the composition of the ...

Smithfield Police Chief Convicted in Jefferson County

A Jefferson County Common Pleas Court jury deliberated slightly more than two hours before finding Robert Mieczkowski, 60, of Wintersville guilty of using his position as Smithfield police chief to improperly sell a personal SUV to the village to be used in the police department. Visiting ...