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Alecto Seeks Wheeling Hospital’s Removal From OVMC Case

Alecto Healthcare Services is asking the West Virginia Health Care Authority to strike Wheeling Hospital as an “affected person” in Alecto’s intended purchase of Ohio Valley Medical Center and to cancel an April 20 public hearing in the case. Attorney Michael Garrison, representing ...

Morristown Man Allegedly Shared Child Porn Videos

The Belmont County Sheriff’s Department is doing everything it can to determine the origin of child pornography allegedly found at a Morristown man’s home in one of the worst cases of child sexual abuse to date in the county, according to Sheriff Dave Lucas. Russell Conrad, 30, of ...

Missing West Virginia Woman’s Body Found In Stream

Compiled by Staff The body of 42-year-old Melinda “Mendy” Rice of Gilmer County, W.Va., was found in a creek near Wileyville on Thursday. West Virginia State Police confirmed Rice’s body was discovered at about 12:30 p.m. in a stream behind a home on Mountaineer Highway between ...

Man Sentenced In Wheeling Suspension Bridge Wreck

Donald Daniels, who in November led Martins Ferry police on a high-speed chase before crashing on the Wheeling Suspension Bridge, was sentenced Thursday to two-to-10 years in prison. In Ohio County Circuit Court Judge David Sims’ courtroom, Daniels pleaded guilty to two counts of his ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 7:26 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. Thursday, police handled 12 traffic stops, two vehicle accidents and four miscellaneous calls. THURSDAY At 6:52 a.m., Interstate 70 east, motorist assist. At 6:40 a.m., Interstate 70 west, motorist assist. At 6:20 ...

Indoor Sale to Benefit Daily Bread Center

By SHELLEY HANSON For the News-Register MARTINS FERRY — An indoor yard sale of sorts slated Saturday and Sunday at the former Quality Motors car dealership will benefit the Daily Bread Center in the Purple City. Butch Miller, who owns the former dealership on Zane Highway, said he ...

RegattaFest Elects 2017 Board Members

The 2017 New Martinsville RegattaFest has elected its Board of Directors and officers as well as elevated two of the original board members to emeritus status. RegattaFest 2017 is slated for Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 1. From a nominated slate of 12 are six returning members: Brian Rogers, Jae C ...

New Sewage Line to Provide Much-Needed Relief

By SHELLEY HANSON For the News-Register Work to install a long-awaited sewerline is expected to take several weeks, but when finished will provide much-needed relief to residents who have been dealing with the situation. The $54,000 project is being undertaken by Border Patrol ...

Ohio County Clean-Up Now Includes TVs

Spring clean-up is coming to Ohio County communities throughout April and early May, and this year discarded televisions and computers monitors can go in the dumpsters. The first clean-up day is set for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at two locations — the West Liberty Christian Church, and the ...

Security Remains Tight At Wheeling Park High School

Extra safety precautions were put in place at Wheeling Park High School on Wednesday morning after a threat of violence was made against the school via an anonymous message found in a restroom on Monday. Students entering the school in the morning had to pass through a metal detector, and all ...

Straub Automotive Acquires Elm Grove Dealership

A local automotive dealership is under new ownership in Elm Grove. This week, Straub Automotive finalized the purchase of Elm Grove Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, located at 2538 National Road in Wheeling. The dealership served the Ohio Valley for 29 years under previous ownership. According to ...

Man Allegedly Shared Child Porn Videos

Compiled by Staff The Belmont County Sheriff’s Office is doing everything it can to determine the origin of child pornography located at a Morristown man’s home in one of the worst cases of child sexual abuse to date in the county, according to Sheriff Dave Lucas. Russell Conrad, 30, of ...

Steubenville Council Wants Belleview Park Pool to Open

City Council members this week turned down a recommendation from City Manager Jim Mavromatis to close the Belleview Park swimming pool this year for a major repair and renovation project. Instead, the council decided the work should be done prior to their planned Memorial Day weekend opening ...

Search Continues for Woman Last Seen in Wetzel County

A weekend search resulted in no leads as to the location of 42-year-old Melinda “Mendy” Rice of Gilmer County, W.Va. Rice was last seen March 20, walking away from a home on Brock Ridge near Wileyville in Wetzel County. According to Rice’s family, several people searched on April 1 ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 7:54 a.m. Tuesday and 6:54 a.m. Wednesday, police handled nine traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and one miscellaneous call. WEDNESDAY At 6:54 a.m., Warwood Avenue, overdose. At 5:58 a.m., North Huron Street, suspicious person. At 5:08 a.m., ...

Sistersville Man Indicted On Firearms Charges

Jamie Villono, 36, of Sistersville, was indicted on charges of illegal possession of firearms and transporting stolen firearms. A federal grand jury indicted him Tuesday on three counts, according to Acting U.S. Attorney Betsy Jividen of the Northern District of West Virginia. His ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 7:54 a.m. Tuesday and 6:54 a.m. Wednesday, police handled nine traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and one miscellaneous call. WEDNESDAY At 6:54 a.m., Warwood Avenue, overdose. At 5:58 a.m., North Huron Street, suspicious person. At 5:08 a.m., ...

Area Road Work

STEUBENVILLE — The Lawson Avenue Bridge over Ohio 43 in Steubenville is closed to traffic for 90 days. One lane of traffic is being maintained in each direction on Ohio 43. Lawson Avenue traffic is being detoured on Adam Street, to Seventh Street, to Ohio 43, to Ohio Street, to Bellview ...