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Photo by Scott McCloskey
Hundreds of Marshall County middle and grade school students participate in an educational solar eclipse event at Grand Vue Park in Moundsville on Monday, including from left, Tate Pelly of Center McMechen Elementary, Xavier Ellis of Hilltop Elementary, Megan Gary and Arionna Frame of Center McMechen, Zach Neilson of Sherrard Middle, and Zack Freeborough of Center McMechen.

Crowds Flock To Grand Vue Park in Moundsville To See Solar Eclipse

Dozens of visitors joined hundreds of local students Monday afternoon to see the first solar eclipse in the U.S. for nearly 40 years, joined by Wheeling’s SMART Centre to maximize the value of the rare occasion. Marshall County middle school students came to Grand Vue Park’s shelters, ...

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Wheeling Country Day School students enjoy a relaxing way to watch the Monday solar eclipse. From top are Zander Kaleum, Anneliese Tennant, Grace Norman, Vivi Slack and Lilly Smith.

Wheeling Country Day School Students Look to the Skies for Solar Eclipse

Wheeling Country Day School students visited the Schrader Environmental Education Center to view the solar eclipse on Monday. Students from kindergarten to fifth grade participated in activities focused on the sun and moon, wildlife education, and the solar eclipse. The eclipse began a little ...

Elm Grove Elementary Students Enlightened by Eclipse

Solar eclipse glasses used Monday shouldn’t be discarded as they’ll be needed again in less than seven years. Students at Elm Grove Elementary learned that fact and many others Monday as they donned the glasses and spent the end of their school day outside viewing the eclipse — a solar ...

Bridgeport High School Students Hurt in ATV Accident

The first day of school can be a happy moment, but for students in the Bridgeport Exempted Village School District, Monday was somber. Two Bridgeport High School students suffered serious injures early Saturday morning in a single-vehicle accident in Belmont County. According to a dispatcher ...

Ohio County Officials Address Sewage Issues

Health and water pollution control officials investigated a weekend sewage spill into Wheeling Creek in the Pleasanton area of Wheeling. A citizen reported seeing sewage floating in the creek in the vicinity of Wheeling Jesuit University on Sunday. “A sewer main just got plugged up. It ...

West Virginia University Gets Funds to Address Opioid Crisis

West Virginia University has been awarded $525,031 in federal funds to address the opioid crisis in rural regions. U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced Monday the new funding for the “Rural West Virginia Responds to Opioid Injection Epidemics: From ...

Town Hall on Flooding Assistance Set for Today in McMechen

There will be a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. today at the McMechen Community Center on Marshall Street to discuss the Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance application process for those affected by the July flooding. For information about registering for assistance, go to ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:02 a.m. Sunday and 7:43 a.m. Monday, officers handled 21 traffic stops and two accidents. MONDAY At 7:38 a.m., 18th Street, flagged down. At 6:59 a.m., McColloch Street, unknown trouble. At 6:04 a.m., 15th Street, false alarm. At 2:22 a.m., ...

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Washington Lands Elementary School student Caysen Morris picks produce from a Grow Ohio Valley pop-up market in Glen Dale.

Grow Ohio Valley Mobile Market Gives Students Tools for Healthy Living

Grow Ohio Valley is working to instill healthy values in the minds of area children. The Wheeling organization hosted a “pop-up” farmer’s market recently at Glen Dale United Methodist Church Child Development Center. Hosted by Grow Ohio Valley and the Marshall County West Virginia ...

Weir High Schoool Student Earns West Virginia Agriculture Award

Photo Provided Weir High School student Devin Price, 14, is shown with West Virginia Agriculture Commissioner Kent Leonhardt, left, and Gov. Jim Justice at the West Virginia State Fair, during which Price served as an “Honorary Commissioner of Agriculture” for the day. He was one of six ...

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Resident Alvin Bandi and physical therapist Lindsey Dobbs add flowers to the Welty Home garden.

Welty Home in Wheeling Sets Open House Hours

The Welty Home in Wheeling will hold an open house from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 2, to give retirees an opportunity to experience the assisted living community. Visitors will be able to tour the building, enjoy refreshments, and talk with residents and staff about the advantages of living at Welty Home. ...

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Ohio County Public Library patrons practice wearing special protective glasses for viewing Monday’s solar eclipse. Astronomer Robert Strong of Wheeling presented a program at the library Thursday night to explain the science of the solar eclipse, share tips for safe viewing and debunk misconceptions about the event.

Monday’s Total Solar Eclipse Will Be Most Visible in U.S. in 40 Years

WHEELING — Planetary scientist Charles Wood of Wheeling plans to see his third total solar eclipse — but his first in the United States — on Monday. Monday’s total eclipse of the sun will be visible on a narrow track stretching across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina. A ...

Photo by Casey Junkins
About 200 rental units are now available at Highland Park, near The Highlands in Ohio County, with the possible construction of more on the way.

Highland Park Rises in Ohio County

TRIADELPHIA —Mere yards from the hustle and bustle of The Highlands, brand new apartments featuring up to three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 1,500 square feet of living space are now open at Highland Park. Located on the south side of Interstate 70, the development is continues to take shape, ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:02 a.m. Friday to 7:57 a.m. Saturday, officers handled 17 traffic stops, six vehicle accidents and zero miscellaneous calls. SATURDAY At 7:07 a.m., South Penn Street, welfare check. At 5:11 a.m., National Road, disorderly adult. At 4:22 a.m., Bell ...

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Four-week-old kittens, fresh arrivals at the Marshall County Animal Shelter, huddle together for a nap.

Marshall County Animal Shelter Faces Influx of Felines in Moundsville

As one of the last remaining animal shelters locally still accepting new arrivals of cats, the Marshall County Animal Shelter has been busier than normal this summer. While spring and early summer are typical times for new arrivals of cats, the number of new cats coming in has remained high, ...

Fatal Bethlehem Shooting Investigation Continues in Ohio County

No charges have been filed to date against Leslie Howard Jones, who West Virginia State Police said shot and killed Steven Headley at Jones’ Bethlehem home on Aug. 2. The shooting occurred at 157 Ridgecrest Road. Trooper First Class C.W. Heckler, the lead investigator on the case, released ...

Moundsville Parks and Rec Board Changes Wouldn’t Impact RV Park Revenue

Moundsville City Manager Deanna Hess said a proposal by city council to relegate the parks and recreation board to an advisory role only wouldn’t impact the distribution of revenue from a city-owned recreational vehicle park under construction. On Tuesday, council’s policy committee ...

Wheeling Lawyer Honored As Youth Services System Good Samaritan

For contributions to making his clients’ lives better that go beyond his work in the courtroom, Youth Services System honored Wheeling lawyer Jay T. McCamic on Friday as its 2017 Good Samaritan. The YSS Board of Directors hosted its annual Good Samaritan Tribute Dinner at Wheeling Park’s ...

WJU Move In

Students Descend on Wheeling Jesuit University Campus

Photo by Scott McCloskey Wheeling Jesuit University juniors Darius Berry and Kayla Klock move supplies into a dormitory as WJU welcomed the class of 2021 to campus Friday during their annual Cardinal Move-In Day. This is a time when employees and student leaders not only welcome new students ...