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TOP 5 PERCENT AT JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL ANNOUNCED

Photo Provided The John Marshall High School Administration is proud to announce the Top 5 percent from the Class of 2019. All 2019 John Marshall High School graduates will be honored at 7 p.m. today at WesBanco Arena during the school’s 51st Commencement Ceremony. Seated from left are the ...

CRASH CLOSES INTERSTATE 70 NEAR DALLAS PIKE

The eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 were closed for several hours Wednesday afternoon following a multi-vehicle crash near the Dallas Pike exit in Ohio County. The eastbound lanes were closed about 3:30 p.m. after two tractor-trailers and an SUV crashed, blocking the interstate, Ohio ...

Marshall County Men Charged In Child Sex Crimes

Two Marshall County men face felony charges in unrelated cases of sexual assault. Last month, James Carney, 47, of Moundsville, was arrested last month after a boy reported to Moundsville police that Carney had molested him as a young child over the course of four years. According to an ...

Belmont County ‘Land Bank’ Acting On Asbestos Removal

The Belmont County Land Reutilization Corp. took another step Tuesday to assist the village of Belmont with asbestos abatement in the former school building there. The corporation, also known as the land bank, will be footing the bill for the abatement, which should allow the village to ...

West Liberty Elementary Students Learn About Natural Gas Industry

With the natural gas industry so prevalent to the region, students at West Liberty Elementary had a unique opportunity Tuesday to learn about energy and the technologies and sciences involved with the industry through a ‘hands-on” traveling exhibit. Sponsored locally by Southwestern ...

Volunteer Group To Be Launched by Wheeling Heritage

A new Wheeling Heritage program aims to bring together volunteers to help improve downtown Wheeling. The organization will launch its Downtown Wheeling Volunteer Group with an initial meeting scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Artisan Center’s third floor. All are welcome to attend and ...

‘Institutionalized’ Robber Sent Back to Prison

The man who robbed two banks in Belmont County has spent the majority of his adult life behind bars, and will return behind bars to serve his sentence. Charles Patrick Gibson Jr., 57, of Bridgeville, Pa., had pleaded guilty last month to robbing the Bridgeport Unified Bank on Nov. 24, then ...

Reservations Still Available For Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce Dinner

Reservations are still available for the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce dinner slated for 6 p.m. today at the White Palace, Wheeling Park. For reservations, go online to wheelingchamber.com or call 304-233-2575. Guest speaker for the dinner is decorated war hero and double amputee Col. ...

DECK BEING REMOVED FROM CHAPEL ROAD BRIDGE

Photo by Scott McCloskey Evening lane closures are expected to be intermittent on Interstate 470 between Elm Grove and W.Va. 2 over the coming weeks as Kokosing Construction Company crews continue removing the concrete deck and performing steel work on the Chapel Road Bridge in Bethlehem. ...

TRIPLETS BORN AT WHEELING HOSPITAL

Photo Provided A second set of triplets has been born this year at Wheeling Hospital. Kimberly and Dennis Miller of St. Clairsville are the proud parents of three daughters, Olivia Rose, Cecilia Elizabeth and Giuliana Ann. The new mom already has experienced being in a family with ...

Belmont County Health Department Sets Up New Fund For Grant Money

Belmont County Board of Health members were informed Monday that the health department is setting up a new fund to present a more accurate accounting of its grant money. Currently, grant money is listed under the county health fund, along with the department’s annual allocation of $370,000 ...

Franciscan University of Steubenville Holds Commencement

“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire,” Curtis Martin, the commencement speaker, told the 71st graduating class of Franciscan University of Steubenville Saturday. Martin, who is the president and founder of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students and 1993 ...

First Hungarian Festival Planned in Martins Ferry

Many Ohio Valley residents likely grew up eating foods with Hungarian roots — such as cabbage rolls and goulash — without even knowing it. In Martins Ferry, members of the First Presbyterian Church, 400 Walnut St., aim to celebrate these foods and their Hungarian heritage during their ...

Moundsville Man Pleads Guilty To Meth Charges

From staff reports A Moundsville man will face nearly three years in prison for distributing methamphetamine, while a Wheeling man entered a guilty plea to a similar, unrelated charge. Last week, John Crow, of Moundsville, was sentenced May 6 to 33 months in federal prison for distributing ...

Cochran Is a Friend of The Marshall County Animal Shelter

Over his long career as a journalist, Jim Cochran has made a special friend in the Marshall County Animal Shelter, which officials said owes its growth to Cochran’s pen. Cochran is a columnist and retired staff writer for The Intelligencer and News-Register The Tiffany Dlesk Spay-Neuter ...