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Steubenville Man Gets More Than Six Years for Running Heroin Ring

David McShan, 39, of Steubenville was sentenced in federal court in Columbus, Ohio, on Thursday to six years and two months in prison for his role in running a Steubenville-area heroin-trafficking ring, U.S. Attorney Benjamin C. Glassman reported. Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin was ...

Friendship Cluster Dog Show Coming Soon

The St. Clairsville Ohio Kennel Club has moved its dog show to a new location near Smithfield and joined with the Fort Steuben Kennel Association and the Beaver County Kennel Club to form the new Friendship Cluster Dog Show. The show is being held at Friendship Park near Smithfield in ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT THURSDAY At 6:41 a.m., Knox Lane, loud subjects. At 6:41 a.m., W.Va. 2 south, motorist assist. At 2:26 a.m., 14th Street, out with subjects. At 1:37 a.m., Ohio Street, civil matter. At 1:34 a.m., National Road, suspicious vehicle. At 1:27 a.m., Viking ...

Former Bookkeeper Sentenced for Embezzlement

A former Bridgeport law office employee convicted of stealing almost $200,000 from the firm over a decade was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday. Jayne Sliva, 54, of Adena appeared before Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato, who imposed the maximum penalty of 36 months ...

Wheeling Hospital Earns Award for Saving Lives

Once again, the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Wheeling Hospital has been recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation for its quick and effective treatment of the deadliest type of heart attack, a ST Elevation Acute Myocardial Infarction. The hospital earned the Gold Plus STEMI Award ...

W.Va. High Court to Hear Arguments in Wheeling

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals will return to the institution’s roots when justices hear oral arguments in the third-floor courtroom at West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling next week. According to state records, the court’s original members organized in the building at ...

New Benwood Flagpole in Place

With more than 100 cubic yards of concrete poured and an estimated $45,000 spent, a 100-foot flagpole in Benwood is now in place. But there is no flag atop the pole just yet. After it was set with help from a crane from Savage Construction Wednesday afternoon, it was discovered there were some ...

Cameron School Threat Case Continued

A former Cameron High School student who allegedly threatened to blow up the school saw his case continued again Wednesday. Brady McCort, 22, appeared for a status hearing in Marshall County Circuit Court after Judge Jeff Cramer ordered a mental health evaluation in the case earlier this ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT WEDNESDAY At 6:52 a.m., Storch Avenue, improper parking. At 5:46 a.m., Marshall Avenue, found item. At 1:59 a.m., Kentucky Street, fight. At 1:37 a.m., Elm Grove, erratic driver. At 1:30 a.m., Water Street, suspicious activity. At 1:30 a.m., Interstate 470, ...

Wheeling Man Charged With Burglary and Vehicle Theft

An Ohio County man has been arrested after allegedly breaking into a home and stealing a resident’s vehicle on Clearview Avenue in Wheeling. Gage Machine, 25, of Wheeling was booked into the Northern Regional Jail in Moundsville at 10:33 a.m. Tuesday. Machine has been charged with one ...

Zack Space Will Run For Ohio Auditor

Zack Space was among friends as he officially kicked off his campaign for Ohio state auditor Tuesday at the United Steelworkers Hall in Martins Ferry. Space, a former congressman from Dover, Ohio, followed his visit to Martins Ferry with a series of campaign stops in Zanesville, East Columbus ...

Ohio County Couple Charged With Child Neglect, Abuse

An Ohio County couple is behind bars after a concerned neighbor called authorities because she heard a child crying for days. The 2-year-old child in the couple's home was found with serious injuries including fractures and bruises, according to a criminal complaint filed in Ohio County ...

Marshall County Commissioners Approve Airport Funding, Community Projects

The Marshall County Commission will provide $75,000 in funding to the county’s airport authority to allow the facility to house a helicopter. Commissioners approved the funding, which will be matched by a state grant, during their meeting Tuesday. The airport plans to build a hangar needed ...

Bellaire Council Discusses Garbage Rates

Bellaire Village Council discussed large discrepancies in the village’s commercial garbage collection rates during a work session Tuesday. Members also discussed whether to raise the village’s own garbage collection rates or go with an outside company as inconsistencies in billing are ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 7:44 a.m. Tuesday and 6:56 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled 18 traffic stops, one vehicle accident and five miscellaneous calls. TUESDAY At 4:40 a.m., National Road, suspicious circumstance. At 4:07 a.m., Jones Street, disorderly adult. At 3:10 ...

Upper Ohio Valley Legion Riders Donate to Helping Heroes

The Upper Ohio Valley Legion Riders raised and donated $2,500 to Helping Heroes this year. Shown from left front are, Allen Hall, assistant director; John Powell, director Jeremy Harrison, co-founder of Helping Heroes; Keith Miller, Lee Miller, sergeant of arms; second row, Michelle Hall, ...

Shadyside Couple to Help Texas Town Hit by Flood

As residents of Texas struggle to emerge from the devastation brought by Harvey over the weekend, a local man and his wife are preparing for a journey to a community in need, hoping to help however they can. Paul Smathers of Shadyside, a retired medical corpsman with the U.S. Navy, and his ...

Ohio County Couple Charged With Child Neglect and Abuse

An Ohio County couple is behind bars after a concerned neighbor called authorities because she heard a child crying for days. The 2-year-old child in the couple’s home was found with serious injuries including fractures and bruises. Apollo Rice, 26, of Wheeling has been charged with three ...