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Signs of the Season Abound at Warwood Light-Up Night

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus enjoy the festivities during the Warwood Lions Club’s annual Light-Up Warwood Night on Tuesday at Garden Park. The event included a tree lighting, hot chocolate and cookies and music by Corpus Christi School and Wheeling Central High School students. Wheeling ...

Wheeling Symphony Hits the Ice for Show

Lisa Borzillari skates to the musical selection “Canon” during the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra’s “Symphony on Ice” Tuesday at WesBanco Arena. The event brought the orchestra together with championship skaters, area skate teams and clubs, local middle and high school choirs and ...

New Sheriff’s Department Hire Approved in Marshall County

Facing a staff shortage due to some recent departures, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office received permission from county commissioners Tuesday to hire a new deputy. Sheriff Kevin Cecil spoke before the commission, seeking to hire Matt McClelland, currently employed as an officer with the ...

Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce Opts Out Of Insurance Program

The Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce will not be participating in a health insurance program it helped to unveil Friday, after concerns were raised in recent days. The decision was announced in a statement issued late Monday by chamber President Brenda Mull. “After further review, the ...

Former NBA Player Speaks to Ohio County Students

Photo Provided Former NBA player Chris Herren speaks to students at Triadelphia Middle School in Wheeling on Tuesday as part of The Project Purple, an initiative of The Herren Project, a nonprofit foundation established by Herren that assists individuals and families struggling with addiction. ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 7:19 a.m. Monday and 6:11 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled 17 traffic stops, five vehicle accidents and one miscellaneous call. TUESDAY At 6:11 a.m., North Front Street, suspicious individual. At 2:22 a.m., 1200 block of Warwood Avenue, welfare check. At ...

Holocaust Survivor Speaks To Marshall County Students in Glen Dale

A man who lost many of his family members in Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust shared his story with Marshall County students Monday, recounting the deaths he witnessed and warning such horrors could happen again if people are not careful. Howard Chandler, who celebrates his 89th ...

Interfaith Chapel Celebrates 50 years at West Liberty University

Photo Provided Two Weirton natives, West Liberty University President Stephen Greiner, left, and retired professor David Javersak attend a celebration last week at the WLU Interfaith Chapel, marking the 50th anniversary of the chapel’s establishment on campus. The event included performances ...

Bethlehem Council Says No to Seismic Testing on Village Property

Bethlehem Village Council voted unanimously Monday to request a natural gas company’s request to perform seismic testing on village property. Following a recommendation from Village Solicitor T.C. McCarthy against allowing SWN Production Company LLC of Triadelphia to perform testing on ...

Two Face Charges In Nutcracker Theft Case in Steubenville

The “Starman” nutcracker inspired by the late rock music icon David Bowie has been returned to the Nutcracker Village at Historic Fort Steuben after taking a short trip out of Steubenville Saturday. Steubenville Mayor-elect Jerry Barilla, president of Historic Fort Steuben, said the ...

Man Granted Early Release in Martins Ferry Shooting Case

A judge granted early release Monday to one of the men convicted of burglary in connection with a fatal November 2015 shooting at the Jaycee Manor Apartments in Martins Ferry. Jacob Aaron Lynch, 28, of McMechen appeared before Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato on Monday. He had ...

Car Chase Ends With Fight, Arrest in Marshall County

A man allegedly led Moundsville police on a vehicle chase early Sunday that ended in a fight with officers and, ultimately, his arrest. At about 3 a.m. Sunday, police responded to a report of a fight at the Trophy Club on Baker Avenue, where a bouncer said the two men involved had left the ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:21 a.m. Sunday and 6:28 a.m. Monday, officers handled six traffic stops and three vehicle accidents. MONDAY At 6:28 a.m., 45th Street, mutual aid given. At 6:11 a.m., 45th Street, mutual aid given. At 5:24 a.m., 2000 block of Eoff Street, out with ...

Workers Begin Pleasanton/Lennox Bridge Demolition in Wheeling

Photo by Scott McCloskey City of Wheeling workers removed a small section of the Pleasanton/Lennox walking bridge that spans Wheeling Creek near Wheeling Jesuit University last week in an effort to keep pedestrians and bicyclists off the deteriorating span that city officials closed last week. ...

Ohio County Sheriff’s Office Looking to Fill Positions

The Ohio County Sheriff’s Office is searching for applicants to fill a part-time armed building security position. There are several positions open for applicants and the 20-hour work schedule will include half days in addition to full days of operation. If hired, applicants will not work ...

Natural Gas Industry Offers Opportunities in Belmont County

A booming oil and natural gas industry is attracting a variety of professionals to the local area, including a lawyer who is taking advantage of the trend to return to her Belmont County roots. The U.S. will be the “undisputed leader for oil and gas production for decades,” according to ...

Wheeling Fire Officials Urge Caution With Holiday Decorations

The Wheeling Fire Department is partnering with Osiris Shriners to help prevent Christmas tree fires, especially with live trees, this holiday season. “We advise that to keep your home safe be sure to cut a half inch off the bottom of your tree, consistently water it and once the needles ...

Outstanding 4-H Members Selected in Ohio County

Photo by Alec Berry West Virginia University Extension Agent Lewis Honaker, left, stands with, from the left, Victoria Saseen, Victoria White and Rachel Boring. The three were celebrated as 2017 Ohio County Outstanding 4-H members at a recent awards banquet at Grace Lutheran Church in Bethlehem.

Proper Donation Drop-off Is Essential for Area Thrift Stores

WHEELING — The sight of workers clearing broken bags of clothes from the sidewalk behind the Salvation Army’s 17th Street warehouse, or a mattress left next to a clothes bin outside the St. Vincent de Paul Society Thrift Store in Fulton, is not uncommon to see during the early morning ...

Brooke County Library Plans To Open Columbarium

WELLSBURG — Some area book lovers soon will have the opportunity to spend eternity in close proximity to a treasure trove of books. The bibliophile’s dream destination is actually a columbarium erected outside a building addition that is under construction at the Brooke County Public ...