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GROW Greenhouse Holds Saturday Sale, Prepares for Winter Growing in Wheeling

Clients of Russell Nesbitt Services welcomed community members to the Wheeling Area Training Center for the Handicapped on Saturday, where they sold offerings from the organization’s GROW Greenhouse. GROW, which stands for Greenhouse Retail Operation at WATCH, is a fairly new program for ...

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St. Clairsville Namesake Making a Hit in Scotland

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Arthur St. Clair, namesake of St. Clairsville, has largely been forgotten by history — but thanks to the work of some enterprising historians, his accomplishments are becoming known both in the United States and in his native Scotland, where he would fit in with their ...

Jay Billiter of Paden City, who was last year’s WLU homecoming king, surprised girlfriend Olivia Blazer of Glen Dale with a marriage proposal and diamond ring during halftime of Saturday’s game. She said “yes.”

West Liberty University Homecoming Includes a Diamond on the 50-Yard Line

WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University students selected Desi VanCuren of Laurelville, Ohio and Jeremiah Ortiz of Rochester, N.Y. as Homecoming Queen and King 2017. The crowning took place in an official ceremony at halftime during Saturday afternoon’s homecoming football game against ...

aKathy Szafran, president and CEO of Crittenton Services in Wheeling, left, attends the National Crittenton Foundation conference, “In Solidarity,” with residential therapist Laura Smith, right, and Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, founder and CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness.

Wheeling Businesswomen Make Impact in Washington, D.C.

A pair of Wheeling businesswomen represented growth and change in the Mountain State in the nation’s capital this week. Kathy Szafran, president and CEO of Crittenton Services and Lisa Allen, president and CEO of the Ziegenfelder Co., attended separate conferences in Washington, D.C. to ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday, officers handled three traffic stops, seven vehicle accidents and two miscellaneous calls. FRIDAY At 5:33 a.m., Park View Lane, burglar alarm. At 5:27 a.m., Mount de Chantal Road, burglar alarm. At 4:21 a.m., 1300 ...

Have You Ever Wanted To Be Holy?

Think back to when you were a teenager (if you are still a teenager, then, just think). On your list of career possibilities and life dreams did any of you list holiness? Have you ever talked among your friends, either as a teen, a young man or woman, or a maturing adult, about being holy? I ...

Laughlin Chapel Receives Meat Donation

WHEELING — Children at Laughlin Memorial Chapel will enjoy some tasty meals thanks to a generous donation of pork from the Piney Fork Presbyterian Church. The donation was given in frozen form and site coordinator Yolanda Hairston and kitchen coordinator Patricia Mayfield enthusiastically ...

Catholic Charities Fall Gathering Is Oct. 27

CHARLESTON —Catholic Charities West Virginia’s seventh annual Autumn Gathering will be held on Friday, Oct. 27 at St. John XXIII Pastoral Center, 100 Hodges Road in Charleston, W.Va. The evening begins with Mass at 5:30 p.m. in the chapel at the Center, a brief reception begins at 6:30 p.m. ...

Methodist Foundation Awards Grants

The United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia Inc. has awarded grants totaling more than $90,000 this year to several different programs and ministries around West Virginia. Foundation president Jeff Taylor said the Grants Committee meets quarterly to review applications to help fund ...

New Video Honors Legacy of Rev. Scanlan

STEUBENVILLE —An inspiring new video, “A Father to Us All,” pays tribute to the legacy of the Rev. Michael Scanlan, TOR, who as president from 1974-2000, transformed Franciscan University of Steubenville from a struggling regional college into a world-renowned leader in Catholic higher ...

Church of Christ to Hold Ladies Inspiration Day

WHEELING — The 53rd annual Ladies Inspiration Day at the Church of Christ, 1310 National Road in Wheeling will be held Saturday, Oct. 21 with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. The theme is “Strength in the Storm.” The program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with lunch provided and served ...

Amsterdam Man Pleads Guilty to Rape Involving 8-Year-Old Girl

An Amsterdam man pleaded guilty before Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Michelle Miller this week to four counts of rape involving an 8-year-old girl. Per an agreement with his defense attorney, the Jefferson County Prosecutor’s Office will recommend that David M. Kausky, 35, be sentenced ...

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Traffic Commission Eyes Byron Street Changes

Surging enrollment at Wheeling Central Catholic High School is making it more difficult to find parking spaces in the area, Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston spokesman Bryan Minor told members of the city’s Traffic Commission during the Thursday meeting. After some discussion and ...

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Leadership and human performance specialist Alan Mallory speaks during the St. Clairsville Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner on Thursday. He urged members to face challenges head-on in order to achieve success.

Man Who Conquered Everest Speaks at Dinner

Overcoming challenges is an important part of life and business, and on Thursday members of the St. Clairsville Area Chamber of Commerce heard from a man who conquered one of the biggest challenges on the planet. Alan Mallory, an international speaker, author and human development trainer, ...

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The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection REAP program is sponsoring a tire collection Saturday for West Virginia residents to avoid unlawful disposal of old tires like this one pictured in Big Wheeling Creek.

Wheeling Residents Can Turn in Old Tires At The Highlands

For West Virginia residents looking to throw out old tires, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection REAP program is sponsoring a tire collection from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the vacant paved lot between Cabela’s and Best Buy at The Highlands. Ohio County Solid ...

Additional Charges for Man Allegedly Living in Vacant Cabin

When police made the arrest of a man in late September, they allegedly came across a reason to charge him with additional crimes when he was said to have been found in a vacant cabin he did not own. Police said he had broken into the cabin months earlier. Police executing arrest warrants ...

Hospital Hosting Motivational Speaker

WHEELING — The Auxiliary of Wheeling Hospital is bringing to Wheeling nationally acclaimed motivational speaker and author Donna Tyson, who will speak on “Life’s Balance Wheel.” The Oct. 24 event, open to the public, will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the White Palace at Wheeling Park. ...

It’s Homecoming Weekend At West Liberty University

WEST LIBERTY — Today, homecoming candidates will take part in a community service project and clean up the Town of West Liberty. The 2017 King and Queen candidates and the organizations they represent include: - Desi VanCuren, Laurelville, Ohio, and Billy Teufel, Wheeling, Chi Omega and ...

Six Plead to Charges in U.S. District Court

- Jamie Villono of Sistersville in recent proceedings, admitted to illegally possessing firearms in U.S. District Court in Wheeling. Villono, 36, pled guilty to one count of felon in possession of a firearm. He, having previously been convicted of breaking and entering in Tyler County Circuit ...