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Task Force to Address Mental Health, Addiction Among West Virginia Lawyers

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has established a task force to combat mental health and substance abuse issues in the legal profession. Chief Justice Margaret Workman issued the order earlier this year. The task force is to report to the Supreme Court by Dec. 31. According to ...

Benwood Man Faces Neglect Charge

A Benwood man, who police said numerous callers reported pushing a child’s stroller down a gravel road while shirtless, now faces felony charges after his arrest Thursday evening. James Lufft, 50, of Benwood, was allegedly seen by several callers wandering down the center of a road while ...

Wheeling Central Catholic High School Gymnasium Gets a New Name

Photo by Scott McCloskey In appreciation for Bishop Michael J. Bransfield’s ongoing support of Wheeling Central Catholic High School and its students, as well as Catholic education throughout the state of West Virgnia, Wheeling Central administrators renamed the CCHS Gymnasium located on ...

Wheeling Hospital To Hold T’ai Chi Event Saturday

Wheeling Hospital’s Howard Long Wellness Center will hold a free workshop and demonstration from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday to celebrate World T’ai Chi and Qigong Day. T’ai Chi instructor Steve Perdok Sr. and students from the wellness center will lead the event that joins with thousands of ...

United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia Awards Grants in Wheeling

The United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia Inc. awarded a $12,500 grant to the House of the Carpenter Inc. in Wheeling to help with construction costs of its new youth center. The youth center will provide space for existing house ministries, as well as safe place for neighborhood ...

JMHS Book Club Finding Success in First Semester

John Marshall High School’s book club is drawing students in and rekindling a love of the nonfiction genre, thanks in part to a pair of $2,500 grants from Penguin Random House publishing company. Teacher and club adviser Jonna Kuskey acquired the grants by applying to Penguin Random ...

Wheeling Jesuit Professor Awarded Fullbright Scholarship

WHEELING — The study of the German military during World War II is a passion for Jeff Rutherford, and he will get the opportunity to learn more behind European campaigns of the Nazis when he goes to Germany this fall courtesy of a Fulbright Scholarship. Rutherford serves as associate ...

Marshall, Ohio County Students Gone Fishin’

For many students in the Ohio Valley, the weekend began early Friday morning with a sunny day on the docks. Schools in Ohio and Marshall counties helped the Division of Natural Resources restock Bear Rock Lake with 4,200 pounds of trout. Students from John Marshall High School and ...

Two McNinch Primary Teachers Earn Certifications

A partnership more than 10 years in the making between two Marshall County teachers eventually led to their national recognition. McNinch Primary School first grade teacher Nicole Majewski began her career under the guidance of 25-year educator Shawna Zervos. They became friends and, in ...

Orthopedic Surgeon Joins Wheeling Hospital

WHEELING — Dr. Stuart Anderson, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, has joined the staff at Wheeling Hospital and will begin accepting patients in April. His office is located in Tower 4, lower level. Anderson was most recently affiliated with facilities in Pennsylvania: UPMC Horizon in ...

Cameron Teams to Defend Title in History Bowl Finals

CHARLESTON — Two teams from Cameron High School will compete in the ninth annual West Virginia History Bowl championship Tuesday at the Culture Center in Charleston. Twenty-four teams of eighth-graders from 15 schools in 12 counties will vie for the championship title. Cameron is the ...

Traffic Stop Results In Four Drug Arrests

West Virginia State Police have arrested four people following the discovery of pills and marijuana during a traffic stop this week. Troopers discovered assorted pills in the vehicle, including clonazepam; alprazolam; buprenorphine; and dextroamphetamine. They also found marijuana, four ...

Take Your Seats at East Wheeling Field

Watching youngsters play lacrosse, soccer and football at the J.B. Chambers Memorial Recreation Park in East Wheeling, it seems difficult to believe that eight years ago, the same block featured dilapidated buildings that sometimes served as hideouts for drug dealers. After years of work and ...

Substance Abuse-Related Grief Group Forming in Glen Dale

An area chapter of Grief Recovery After Substance Passing will hold its first meeting this weekend. The new Upper Ohio Valley chapter of GRASP will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Betty Beebe Habig Room at WVU Medicine-Reynolds Memorial Hospital, 800 Wheeling Ave., Glen Dale. The group is for ...

Coal Truck Driver Injured in U.S. 250 Rollover in Colerain

A coal truck driver was transported to a hospital Thursday afternoon after the truck he was driving rolled on its side and sheared off a utility pole along U.S. 250. Ohio Highway Patrol Sgt. Joe Weaver said the driver suffered a laceration to his head but was coherent and already being treated ...

Grand Opening of New Business in Bellaire May Draw Protesters

A new business in Bellaire that sells “hippie culture” items such as glass pipes, tie-dye shirts emblazoned with marijuana leaves and other items is anticipating a protest to occur today during its first day of business. Tim Alley, owner of Peace Pipes on 3195 Union St., is scheduled to ...

Blood Cancer Survivors Light the Night at Wheeling Jesuit University

Survivors of various blood cancers lift canvas lanterns Thursday toward the ceiling of Wheeling Jesuit University’s McDonough Center. The moment belonged to the annual Light the Night Walk for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The event raised $16,865 for the nonprofit organization, which ...

Federal Disaster Relief Heading to East Ohio

Local counties in East Ohio are expected to receive federal disaster money following heavy storms in February that wrecked bridges, roads and utility lines. U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, announced this week that President Donald Trump signed a federal disaster ...

Wheeling Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:04 a.m. Wednesday and 7:20 a.m. Thursday, officers handled eight traffic stops, five vehicle accidents and one miscellaneous call. THURSDAY At 7:20 a.m., Elm Grove, escort. At 4:36 a.m., Lane H, mutual aid given. At 3:59 a.m., Chapline Street, ...