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Police Pursuit Ends in Crash in Martins Ferry

Martins Ferry police are searching for the driver of a vehicle that crashed into an electrical pole after he allegedly stole an ATM machine from inside the Hanover Fuel Stop at about 4 a.m. Monday. Officer George Shreve responded to a break-in alarm at the gas station, located on First ...

Man Sentenced to 1-5 Years for Sex Assault in Ohio County

A Wheeling man accused of having sexual contact with a girl younger than 16 entered a guilty plea and accepted a one- to five-year sentence Monday morning in Ohio County Circuit Court. Aaron Michael Cross, 22, entered a guilty plea to a charge of third-degree sexual assault before Circuit ...

Belmont County Residents Get Whiff Of Septic Program

Public interest is growing for the Belmont County Health Department’s septic remediation grant program. Rich Lucas, county director of environmental health, said 12 applications for the program were requested last week. The grant funds are designated to assist qualifying property owners ...

Wheeling Park High School Will Have Additional Resource Officer

A second law enforcement officer will be on duty at Wheeling Park High School when the school year begins Thursday. Ohio County Board of Education members on Monday approved an agreement between the Ohio County Schools Prevention Resource Officer and the Ohio County Commission for five ...

Wheeling, Martins Ferry Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 9:42 a.m. Sunday and 5:26 a.m. Monday, officers handled 12 traffic stops, two accidents and two miscellaneous calls. Monday At 4 a.m., North Huron Street, suspicious person. At 1:40 a.m., Eoff Street, juvenile incident. Sunday At 11:55 p.m., ...

Arielettes Get It Done at World Dance Championships in New Jersey

By LISA SUMMERS For The Intelligencer Dancers from Arielettes had placed in the top 10 for a world competition before, but they had never brought home a first-place trophy. This year, the team from Marshall County did just that. “This was one of the best moments of my life,” said Missi ...

Bethany College Hires New Faculty

Bethany College has hired three new faculty members who will begin teaching in the 2018-19 academic year. Anna Edlund of Easton, Pennsylvania, is Bethany’s new associate professor of biology. Katrina McNally of Adelphi, Maryland, and Kayce Mobley of Pittsburg, Kansas, are new assistant ...

Vocelli Pizza of Wheeling, Moundsville Honored at Convention

Photo Provided Vocelli Pizza in Wheeling and Moundsville recently received several awards as the stores celebrated the company’s 30th anniversary. At the Vocelli Pizza Annual Convention held July 31 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania, the Wheeling store won awards for ...

Wheeling Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 10:55 a.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday, officers handled 18 traffic stops and three miscellaneous calls. SUNDAY At 4:51 a.m., Interstate 70 west, welfare check. At 4:16 a.m., 400 block of South Huron street, possible drug activity. At 3:55 a.m., Ohio ...

Nail City Records Will Get You Into the Groove

WHEELING — A new record store in downtown Wheeling isn’t just about the music, but also about local culture, history and making Wheeling a destination location for serious album collectors. Nail City Record opened last fall in Elm Grove, and has moved to the third floor of the McLain ...

Dance Students Earn Division 1 College Spots

As LDT Dance Centre celebrates 30 years of excellence this year, it also bids farewell to their two beloved senior dancers, Gianna Swan and Caton Kadylak. Following in the footsteps of their former LDT teammates Sarah Zink, Annie Fox and Ashley Visnic, both girls have earned spots on Division ...

Regattafest Announces Major Event Sponsors

NEW MARTINSVILLE — The 2018 RegattaFest, scheduled for Sept. 28-30 at the Fireman’s Park on RegattaFest Way, in downtown New Martinsville, announces tts first group of major sponsors. Major community partners are the Wetzel County Commission, Wetzel County Convention & Visitor’s ...

DOH Headquarters Holds Active Shooter Exercise Saturday

MOUNDSVILLE — City, county and state agencies came together on Saturday to conduct a training exercise to better prepare personnel to response to an active shooter situation. Personnel from the West Virginia Department of Highways, the Moundsville Police Department, Moundsville City Fire ...

Jefferson County Fair Set to Open Tuesday In Its 147th Year

SMITHFIELD — It takes many ideas, a good work ethic, an ability to take criticism and many able hands to bring a county fair together each year, and the Jefferson County Fair is a good example. The fair, now in its 147th year, started in Smithfield on 12 acres with little expectation of ...

Steubenville Man Sentenced to 360 Months in Drug, Firearms Case

CLARKSBURG – Emory Chiles, 43, of Steubenville was sentenced last week to 360 months incarceration for drug and firearms charges. “When illegal drug distribution is combined with firearms it represents a clear and present danger to the citizens of this district and won’t be tolerated. ...

Blues Fans Satisfy Their Appetites in Wheeling

Photo by Scott McCloskey The Taste of the Blues kicked off the 18th-annual Heritage Music Bluesfest on Friday at Wheeling’s Heritage Port. Shown is musician Stan Stazinski playing the guitar for a lunchtime crowd on a stage in front of WesBanco Arena. The festival begins at noon today with ...

Last of Three Superloads Moves From Weirton to Hopedale Sunday

The third and final superload is set to move through Brooke, Jefferson and Harrison counties beginning at 5 a.m. Sunday. Sunday’s superload — which is 16-feet wide; 17-feet, 4-inches tall; and about 200-feet long — will leave Weirton and cross the Veterans Memorial Bridge into ...

Minimal Budget Changes Expected in Belmont County

Belmont County Auditor Roger Conroy has given commissioners a financial forecast for 2019. During their regular meeting Wednesday, Conroy gave them a heads-up about what to expect during budget hearings this year. The final certification and those hearings with various department heads are ...

Brooke County Board of Education May Revisit School Consolidation Plan

A new member of the Brooke County Board of Education has encouraged the panel to revisit plans to merge the county’s primary schools. Stacy Hooper, the board’s new vice president, has suggested the board form a committee to revisit the comprehensive educational facilities plan. “I ...

American Electric Power Donates $1,000 to Fort Henry Days

Photo by Scott McCloskey American Electric Power presented a $1,000 check Friday to Fort Henry Days at Oglebay Park’s Site One. The celebration, which pays tribute to Wheeling’s frontier era, takes place Labor Day weekend at Oglebay’s Site One and Levenson Shelter. Taking part in the ...