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Country Roads BBQ Feeds Texas-Sized Appetites in Wheeling

Scott Phair said one of the best compliments he ever received was about his brisket from a Texan truck driver. “One of the guys from Texas said it tasted like home,” he said. “If those boys are happy with my food, then everybody else I know is gonna be OK with it.” Phair, who ...

Wheeling Jesuit University Graduates 56 From Physical Therapy Program

Photo by Joselyn King Doctor of physical therapy graduates at Wheeling Jesuit University stand Sunday with their hoods during a pinning and hooding ceremony at the Alma Grace McDonough Center. A total of 56 graduates received doctoral degrees. The pinning ceremony marks the beginning for the ...

Wheeling Police Department Extends Deadline for ‘Explorers’ Program

The Wheeling Police Department has extended the deadline for teens to apply to its Police Explorers Program, and applicants don’t have to live in Wheeling. Wheeling Police Sgt. Josh Sanders said the department has eight applicants so far to the program, and they would like to double that ...

How to Avoid the Holiday Hangover

MARTINS FERRY — With the holiday season underway many adults will be enjoying themselves and indulging in a variety of food and gatherings. And for many Ohio Valley families this means their children will be indulging as well. However, sometimes it can be difficult for a child to handle all ...

More Than $1.9M In Contracts Approved

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners approved Thursday more than $1.9 million in contracts for the Jefferson County Job and Family Services Department, with the bulk going for transportation. Commissioners signed a contract for $1.75 million with Checker Cab of Steubenville to ...

Development, Update of Weirton Area Reuse Plan Discussed

WEIRTON — Efforts to plan for the future of approximately 1,100 acres of former industrial property in the city continue. As part of an informational workshop held Wednesday, members of Weirton City Council received an update on the development of the Weirton Area Reuse Plan — also known ...

2019 CFOV Scholarship Applications Now Available Online

WHEELING — The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley now has 2019 scholarship applications available online at cfov.org by clicking the scholarships tab. The foundation administers more than 70 scholarship funds. Last year, CFOV scholarship funds provided $328,314 in scholarship awards ...

Sharing The Holiday Spirit

FOLLANSBEE — Members of the Follansbee Christmas in the Park committee showed they have the holiday spirit once again by donating $7,800 to local charities the Follansbee City Council meeting Monday. For the past 16 years, the committee has been hosting Christmas in the Park to raise money ...

‘Little Free Library’ Starts at Washington Lands

A pet project by a faculty member at Washington Lands Elementary blossomed earlier this month, bringing a small, community run library program to life. The Little Free Library of Washington Lands consists of two former newspaper racks. One is bursting with children’s books, while the ...

Man Charged With Weapon Brandishing, Burglary

A man allegedly made a memorable entrance to a Moundsville residence that landed him in jail facing felony charges. On Tuesday, Marshall County 911 received a call that a man, identified as Tommie Derrow, 56, had entered the caller’s home uninvited while waving two knives and saying that ...

Twelve Indicted for Cocaine and Heroin Distribution Operation

Twelve people from Ohio and West Virginia have been named in two indictments alleging a cocaine and heroin distribution operation that spanned both states. The indictments include a total of 37 counts of cocaine and heroin sales in Ohio County, sometimes near playgrounds, and properties used ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:58 a.m. Thursday to 7:23 a.m. Friday, officers handled two traffic stops, four accidents and one miscellaneous call. FRIDAY At 7:23 a.m., Indiana Street, suspicious vehicle. At 3:21 a.m., Eagle Court, theft. THURSDAY At 11:50 p.m., Eoff Street, ...

Martins Ferry Boy Scout to Rededicate Refurbished Civil War Cannon

A local Boy Scout’s project to refurbish a Civil War cannon is complete and the public is invited to see the results. Boy Scout Mason Kyer, 17, of St. Clairsville, is scheduled to hold a rededication of the Civil War cannon at noon Sunday in the historic Walnut Grove Cemetery. Kyer ...

Tree Lighting in Moundsville Honors Late Fire Chief Noel Clarke

Photos by Scott McCloskey Nearly 200 people turned out Thursday evening as Gold, Khourey & Turak hosted its 16th-annual community Christmas tree lighting at its law offices at 510 Tomlinson Ave., Moundsville. Santa arrived by fire truck. This year’s 21-foot tree, called “The Chief’s ...

Dollar Tree Will Open in Former Rite Aid in Steubenville

A nationally known discount chain, Dollar Tree, is moving into the old Rite Aid location on North Fifth Street. The Virginia-based chain confirmed the decision, saying the 10,787-square-foot store is scheduled to open in late January. “I’m excited, especially for the people who live ...

Martins Ferry To Begin Enforcing Rental Law

Martins Ferry plans to start enforcing an existing law on its books with the hope of garnering more money for its coffers. During a Martins Ferry City Council meeting Wednesday, council approved an amended version of a 2009 ordinance that states rental property owners must register their ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:19 a.m. Tuesday and 5:06 a.m. Thursday, officers handled seven traffic stops, two accidents and six miscellaneous calls. THURSDAY At 5:06 a.m., Warwood Avenue, suspicious circumstances. At 4:31 a.m., Jacob Street, burglar alarm. At 4:02 a.m., 29th ...

Choir at Wheeling Park High School Warms Up for Festival of Sound

Photo by Scott McCloskey As the Wheeling Park High School Young Patriots prepare for the school’s annual Festival of Sound this weekend at the J.B. Chambers Performing Arts Center, the school choir chose to share holiday cheer this week by singing for the clients of WATCH and Russell Nesbitt ...