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John Marshall High School Graduates Told to Keep Ties at Home

John Marshall High School graduates heard Tuesday from a former student nearly 30 years their senior who urged them to remember their hometown while always striving to look forward. Chris Stadelman, a graduate of the John Marshall Class of 1988, has seen and done much since his graduation, ...

U.S. Attorney Betsy Jividen: Feds Targeting Drugs at Source

Federal officials are going straight to the source — pharmaceutical companies — in the fight against the area’s drug abuse epidemic, Acting U.S. Attorney Betsy Jividen said Tuesday during a forum at Grand Vue Park in Moundsville Jividen spoke of the effect drug abuse is having on the ...

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Ohio County Schools Cuts $1M From 2017 Budget During Wheeling Meeting

Ohio County Board of Education members approved a 2018 budget Tuesday night that’s more than $1 million less than this year’s. Board members convened a mandatory public hearing pertaining to the budget, and announced next year’s spending at about $64.46 million. The 2017 fiscal year ...

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Accuser’s Father: Trust in Daniel Bowman Misplaced

The father of a woman who says a Marshall County man sexually abused her when she was a child told a jury Tuesday he never should have trusted his friend to be alone with his young daughter. That testimony, as well as additional testimony from one of two accusers, came during the second day ...

Show of Hands Is Set for Tonight at the Artisan Center

Wheeling Heritage will be presenting its 11th Show of Hands event at 5:30 p.m. today on the third floor of the Artisan Center, 1400 Main Street. Four projects will pitch their ideas to the crowd, then attendees vote. The project with the most votes gets a check for about $3,000 for their ...

Dallas Acoff Gets New Lawyer; Sentencing Delayed in Ohio County

What was expected to be a sentencing hearing for convicted murderer Dallas Michael Acoff in Ohio County Circuit Court resulted in another delay on Tuesday. The delay came after Acoff submitted a request to Circuit Judge David Sims for a new lawyer. Sims approved the motion for a new lawyer ...

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Broken Pipe Makes a Mess at Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling

Photo by Scott McCloskey Wheeling firefighters respond to the Ohio County Public Library on 16th Street in downtown Wheeling Tuesday afteroon following a report of a water pipe bursting in a ceiling. According to library Director Dottie Thomas, the library sustained some ceiling tile and ...

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Marshall County Commissioners OK Construction Request in Moundsville

Marshall County Commissioners approved additional funding for courthouse restroom renovations Tuesday morning. According to county Administrator Betsy Frohnapfel, commissioners approved a $26,821 change order to an original $90,000 renovation project for the first-floor bathrooms in the ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 7:39 a.m. Monday and 6:26 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled 15 traffic stops, one vehicle accident and six miscellaneous calls. TUESDAY At 6:26 a.m., Schrader Avenue, suicidal subject. At 5:05 a.m., Heritage Trail, follow-up. At 4:08 a.m., Medical ...

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Announcing plans for the fourth-annual Challenge Wheeling scavenger race to benefit Youth Services System, from left, are Christie Contraguerro, Carpet Showcase vice president of sales and marketing; Tammy Kruse, director of development for YSS; and Steve Johnston, business continuity coordinator at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

Youth Services System Challenge Wheeling Race Slated for June 17

The gauntlet has been thrown. The fourth-annual Challenge Wheeling scavenger race to benefit Youth Services System Inc. will be held June 17. A kickoff event to open registrations for teams wanting to be part of the fun was held Monday morning at River City Restaurant at 14th and Main streets ...

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River City Restaurant co-owner Jason Miller, left, and Chef David McCardle display the pasta marinara that will be included on the restaurant’s buffet available for Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic participants this weekend.

River City Restaurant Offering Food for Ogden Half Marathon Race Participants

Whether they’re looking to fuel up before the race or reload after giving it their all, participants in the 41st-annual Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic can enjoy a pasta and specialty wrap buffet this weekend at River City Restaurant as part of the weekend’s activities. River City ...

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Michael Daniel Bowman appears Monday for the first day of his sexual abuse trial in Marshall County Circuit Court.

Sexual Abuse Trial Begins In Marshall County

A jury heard details concerning alleged acts of sexual abuse against two pre-teen girls Monday in Marshall County Circuit Court. The trial of Michael Daniel Bowman, 36, of Moundsville is before Judge Jeff Cramer. Bowman is charged with 13 counts of sexual abuse against two girls between 2006 ...

AT&T Employees Go Back To Work; Still No Contract

AT&T Mobility workers — including call center employees at The Highlands — were back at their jobs Monday following a temporary strike over the weekend. Negotiations, meanwhile, continue between the telecommunications giant and union employees with the Communications Workers of ...

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Adam R. Kelly Memorial Scholarship Winner Chosen in Tyler County

Tyler Consolidated High School senior Courtney Hoder is this year’s recipient of the Adam R. Kelly Memorial Scholarship Award. She is the granddaughter of Sally Ash of Lynn Camp Road near Middlebourne. Hoder plans to attend Fairmont State University in the fall to study nursing, with a ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:20 a.m. Sunday and 4:31 a.m. Monday, officers handled seven traffic stops, one vehicle accident and one miscellaneous call. MONDAY At 3:27 a.m., Warwood, false business alarm. At 12:48 a.m., Market Street, reckless driving. SUNDAY At 11:35 p.m., Market ...

Marshalls Expected to Open In October at Ohio Valley Mall in St. Clairsville

Marshalls is set to open in October at the Ohio Valley Mall, and work is underway inside the former Elder-Beerman department store to make way for the new retailer. Joe Bell, spokesmen for mall parent the Cafaro Co., said demolition work inside the space began earlier this month and is ...

Martins Ferry School District Making Strides with STEM Courses

Martins Ferry City School District is the National Education Foundation’s Science Technology Engineering and Math Academy of the Year — a distinction that was rewarded with a check for $10,000. “We will be investing the monies that we were awarded with for advancement in technologies,” ...

Shots Reportedly Fired in Wheeling

WHEELING — Wheeling police are investigating after shots were reportedly fired Sunday morning. According to a release, officers from the Wheeling Police Department responded to a call of shots being fired in the area of 18th and Jacob Street at 12:37 a.m. Sunday. According to ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday, officers handled 70 calls, including 22 traffic related calls and three miscellaneous calls. At 7:42 a.m. Sunday, Glenhite Avenue, animal destroy. At 4:12 a.m. Sunday, Washington Avenue, assault and battery. At 3:41 ...