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Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health Welcomes New Member Laura Chapman

Laura Chapman of Wheeling was sworn in Tuesday as a new member of the Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health. Ohio County Clerk Michael Kelly administered the oath of office to Chapman. She was appointed by Wheeling City Council to replace David Croft, who had to resign from the board after ...

Youth Invited To Learn More About Police Explorer Program in Wheeling

Youths with an interest in someday having a job in law enforcement can learn more about starting the journey at an event today in Wheeling. The Wheeling Police Department will host an open house for its new Police Explorer Program from 6:30-8:30 p.m. today inside the main lobby of WesBanco ...

Marshall County Grand Jury Returns 18 Indictments

A Marshall County grand jury returned indictments against 18 people this week, with sex crimes alleged against several of them. Shadoe Stewart, 28, of Moundsville faces a 10-count indictment including three counts of sexual abuse by a guardian, two of sexual assault, four of sexual abuse, and ...

Wheeling Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 9:54 a.m. Monday to 7:10 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled seven traffic stops, one vehicle accident and two miscellaneous calls. TUESDAY At 7:10 a.m., Kruger Street, burglar alarm. At 6:34 a.m., National Road, false alarm. At 5:39 a.m., Market Street, ...

Students at St. Michael Parish School in Wheeling Sing the Praises of Veterans

Photo by Scott McCloskey The St. Michael Parish School student choir performs Monday to open the school’s annual Veterans Day service, during which students and others came together to commemorate military heroes in song and prayer. Special guests included keynote speakers retired Lt. Col. ...

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Planning Memorial for K-9

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office lost a furry member of the force earlier this month and plans to honor his memory on Sunday. On Nov. 4, Sheriff Charles Black Jr. received a call from Sgt. Brandon Peska. The sergeant informed Black that his K-9 partner, Nemo, had fallen ill. Nemo, 7, was ...

Wheeling Police Make Arrests In Two Separate Burglaries

Two men face felony charges after each allegedly committed burglary, netting each less than $300 each. On Nov. 6, numerous officers responded to a Wabash Street residence in response to a possible burglary in progress, where a homeowner had allegedly found a man inside his house and was ...

Wheeling Hospital Auxiliary Garners Statewide Recognition

The Wheeling Hospital auxiliary came away with three major awards at the recent annual luncheon held by the auxiliary of West Virginia Hospital Association. The local auxiliary won the top honor in the Northern District, as well as the entire state, for its Memory Box service project, and ...

Students at Bethany College Salute Veterans

Photo Provided The Bethany College Office of Student Life and brothers of Phi Kappa Tau sponsored a 24-hour vigil over Veterans Day weekend to raise awareness and show support for veterans. The vigil, called “STAND WATCH,” featured volunteers standing by the campus flag pole to honor ...

Wheeling Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 9:50 a.m. Saturday and 7:47 a.m. Monday, Wheeling police handled 21 traffic stops, three accidents and eight miscellaneous calls. MONDAY At 7:47 a.m., National Road, follow-up. At 7:27 a.m., Interstate 70, motorist assist. At 4:28 a.m., Market ...

Sewer Bills on the Rise in Martins Ferry

Starting Dec. 1, Martins Ferry residents will see an increase on their sewer bills. A $5 increase will be applied to the sewerline fund on one’s bill, raising it from $10.40 to $15.40. And on the sewer debt fund listed on one’s bill, it will be raised by $1, from $3 to $4, said Service ...

Twin Sisters From Wheeling Team Up for Hurricane Relief

Judy Nesbitt and JoEllen Teufel are identical twins who chose nursing as their career. But their devotion to their fellow man is also something they have in common. Nesbitt and Teufel purchased a Thorn Class A RV motor home and had planned a vacation to visit the New England states in October ...

Barnesville Resident Shares Books About the Great War

Barnesville — A Barnesville man has found interest in two books handed down to him from his father that provide insight into what has been referred to as the “Great War.” Elijah Kennedy, of Barnesville, said a book titled “Liberty’s Victorious Conflict — A Photographic History of ...

Holiday Cooking Advice: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

WHEELING — With a swell of fire calls nationwide during the holiday season, Wheeling firefighters are urging would-be chefs and culinarians to keep safety a top priority. In 2015, U.S. fire departments responded to 1,760 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving, a rate four times higher than the ...

Police Roundups

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 9 a.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Wheeling Police handled nine traffic stops, eight vehicle accidents and three miscellaneous calls. SATURDAY At 8:30 a.m., Eoff Street, disorderly adult. At 7:20 a.m., Jonse Street, destruction of property. At ...

Officials Reflect on Summit, Projects

WEIRTON— City officials feel the recent Regional Economic Diversification Summit already is paying dividends for the community. During an informational workshop Wednesday morning, Weirton City Manager Joe DiBartolomeo said there were multiple potential projects in the city as a result of ...

Grand Jury Returns Several Indictments

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County grand jury returned seven indictments on Wednesday, including charges against a Mingo Junction man who allegedly hit a woman in the head with a brick. ∫ Christopher Wood, 39, of 257 Hallock Ave., Mingo Junction, was indicted on two counts of felonious ...

Reynolds, Other WVU Medicine Hospitals Recognized as ‘Most Wired’

GLEN DALE — WVU Medicine Reynolds Memorial Hospital has been named to the 2018 College of Healthcare Information Management Executives HealthCare’s Most Wired list. Also named to the list were seven other WVU Medicine hospitals: Berkeley Medical Center, Camden Clark Medical Center, ...

Public Hears From Federal Officials On HTS Settlement

EAST LIVERPOOL — Federal officials met with members of the public last week to explain a recent settlement reached with a local company that operates a hazardous waste incinerator. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as well as ...

Fines, Laws to be Tightened for Junkyards, Land

CHESTER – By the beginning of December, Chester city officials will look to tighten its laws and fines regarding unsightly properties and junkyards in the city. On Monday, city council approved a motion to enter into legislation an amended property maintenance and junkyard ordinance, which ...