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Two Jailed After Chase Ends With Wreck on Interstate 79

WAYNESBURG, Pa. — A high-speed chase on Interstate 79 that began near Waynesburg ended when the stolen car being pursued by state police crashed in Washington County early Wednesday. State police on patrol in Franklin Township ran the vehicle’s license plate and learned it was stolen, ...

Wheeling Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Tuesday to 8 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled 15 traffic stops, one vehicle accident and one miscellaneous call. TUESDAY At 8:19 a.m., Stone Boulevard, destroy animal. At 8:44 a.m., 15th Street, welfare check. At 9:11 a.m., Main Street, hit and ...

Family Escapes House Fire Near Moundsville

Photo by Alan Olson Numerous emergency agencies responded Tuesday afternoon to a house fire on Tom’s Run Road, near Moundsville. The residence of the Knuth family — two adults and a dog — were standing on the road watching firefighters put out remnants of the fire by 3 p.m., after the ...

Decision Near on Wheeling City Council’s 3rd Ward Vacancy

Wheeling City Council is getting closer to filling its vacant 3rd Ward seat and plans to make a final decision on Friday. After interviewing seven candidates for the position last week, council members entered executive session during Tuesday’s meeting to discuss who will replace former ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Monday to 8 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled six traffic stops, four vehicle accidents and four miscellaneous calls. MONDAY At 9:48 a.m., Brook Avenue, domestic battery. At 9:49 a.m., Wood Street, motorist assist. At 11:10 a.m., Indiana Street, petit ...

Frosty Bleeds Black and Gold in Dimmeydale Area

Photo by Scott McCloskey Many area families took advantage of this weekend’s snowfall to create winter-time works of art such as this Pittsburgh sports-themed snowman located on the front lawn of a Dimmeydale residence.

New Life Methodist Church Donates $100,000 for Mobile Medical Unit in Wheeling

Sharing a generous gift, New Life United Methodist Church has donated $100,000 to Project HOPE for the purchase of a mobile medical unit to serve the community’s homeless population. The Rev. Dr. Earnest Watkins, pastor of the Wheeling Island church, made the presentation Monday. Project ...

Brooke BOE Wants Probe

WELLSBURG — Community rancor over how taxpayer money is being spent as well as administrative actions continued Monday, prompting the Brooke County Board of Education to call for an investigation into “allegations levied against the superintendent,” Toni Paesano Shute. Emerging from a ...

Tim Cogan, Elissa Gross To Receive Martin Luther King Jr. Award in Wheeling

Two Wheeling residents who have long worked to eliminate racial inequity will be honored by the Martin Luther King Celebration Committee. Elissa Gross will receive the Rosa Parks Award and Tim Cogan will be given the Martin Luther King Award. They are being honored for their contributions ...

Woodsdale Elementary School Students’ ‘Souper’ Bowls up for Auction

Woodsdale Elementary School student council members strive to “be the good” that impacts their community, and their latest project partners them with Oglebay Institute and the House of the Carpenter in Wheeling. Most students wore shirts stating, “Believe there is good in the world,” ...

Wheeling Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 9:08 a.m. Saturday to 6:01 a.m. Monday, officers handled 13 traffic stops and four vehicle accidents. MONDAY At 6:01 a.m., Market Street, disorderly adult. At 5:31 a.m., Ohio Street, domestic incident. At 5:09 a.m., Market Street, burglar alarm. At ...

Wheeling Hospital Sees Record-Setting Baby Boom

Wheeling Hospital broke its previous record for the number of babies in a year with 1,315 little ones delivered in 2018. That topped the previous record, set in 2017 with 1,236. In the past 10 years, the hospital has helped deliver more than 11,800 babies. “The obstetricians-gynecologists ...

Project HOPE Plans Spa Day in Wheeling for Homeless Women

Project HOPE, Wheeling’s street medicine team, will hold a day of pampering for local women who are experiencing homelessness. The theme for this event will be “Hope is Stronger Than Fear.” The spa day event will be held from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday at the McLure Hotel ballroom, ...

Wheeling Firefighters Respond To High Number of Overdose Calls

WHEELING — As the opioid addiction crisis has continued to grow locally and on the national level over the past few years, Wheeling firefighter and paramedics have been responding to a much larger number of drug overdose calls, Assistant Chief Jim Blazier said. According to Blazier, the ...

Votes for Downtown Mural Are Adding Up

As of Friday, 3,000 votes had been cast for which mural will be placed at Kossuth Park on Main Street in downtown Wheeling, according to Alex Weld, project and outreach manager for Wheeling Heritage. The winning mural will serve as a greeting to visitors entering Wheeling by traveling south ...

Ojeda Resigns To Focus on Presidential Bid

Giving what’s likely to be his last floor speech in the West Virginia Legislature, a state senator who lost a race for a U.S. House of Representatives seat and quickly filed to run for president will resign next week to focus on his national race. State Sen. Richard Ojeda, D-Logan, ...