Residents Concerned About Pub Noise

Mozart area resident Tanya Starkey said loud music coming from a nearby bar is causing her to lose sleep and is making it difficult for her to focus on academic studies, but Marshall County Sheriff Chief Deputy Bill Helms said there is little his office can do.

During Marshall County Commission meeting Tuesday, Starkey and neighbor Mary Welton presented a petition of 22 signatures to commissioners asking for them to do something about noise from McGovern’s Pub, which has an address of 200 Ruth Ave., Wheeling. The Mozart area straddles Marshall and Ohio counties, and the bar falls inside the Marshall County border.

“It is causing us damages,” Starkey told commissioners. “We need to put something in place.”

Commissioner Don Mason said there is little the county can do to help because there is no noise ordinance in this unincorporated part of the county. He said Starkey and Welton should contact the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration to file a complaint with the agency.

“I know it is an absolute pain to the people who live out there. But absent a noise ordinance, there really is nothing for us to do,” Chief Deputy Sheriff Bill Helms said.

Contacted after the meeting, McGovern’s owner, Matt McGovern, said the pub is committed to being a friendly neighbor.

“Other than the days on which we have done outdoor benefits, we have not received any noise complaints,” he said.

“We will, however, investigate and attempt to address any complaints from the community to resolve any potential issues and attempt to accommodate the individuals affected.”

Residents Concerned About Pub Noise

Mozart area resident Tanya Starkey said loud music coming from a nearby bar is causing her to lose sleep and is making it difficult for her to focus on academic studies, but Marshall County Sheriff Chief Deputy Bill Helms said there is little his office can do.

During a Marshall County Commission meeting Tuesday, Starkey and neighbor Mary Welton presented a petition of 22 signatures to commissioners asking for them to do something about noise from McGovern’s Pub, which has an address of 200 Ruth Ave., Wheeling. The Mozart area straddles Marshall and Ohio counties, and the bar falls inside Marshall County.

“It is causing us damages,” Starkey told commissioners. “We need to put something in place.”

Commissioner Don Mason said there is little the county can do to help because there is no noise ordinance in this unincorporated part of the county. He said Starkey and Welton should contact the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration to file a complaint with that agency.

“I know it is an absolute pain to the people who live out there. But absent a noise ordinance, there really is nothing for us to do,” Chief Deputy Sheriff Bill Helms said.

Contacted after the meeting, McGovern’s owner, Matt McGovern, said the pub is committed to being a friendly neighbor.

“Other than the days on which we have done outdoor benefits, we have not received any noise complaints,” he said. “We will, however, investigate and attempt to address any complaints from the community to resolve any potential issues and attempt to accommodate the individuals affected.”