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Santa Set to Visit Stone Church VFD

Santa will visit children in the Stone Church Volunteer Fire Department area on Dec. 23 starting at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Sand Hill Road and Stone Church Road. He will be escorted by the Stone Church fire trucks and will travel Stone Church Road back to their firehouse, and then ...

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Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato swears in K-9 deputy Copper, as his handler Jason Schwarck speaks on his behalf.

Newest Belmont County K-9 Deputy Sworn In

The Belmont County auditor, the sheriff’s department and Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato met Tuesday to award the first dog registration tag of 2018 to some of the county’s four-legged employees. Auditor Roger Conroy presented K-9 handler Deputy Jason Schwarck and his partner, Copper ...

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Marshall County Sheriff Kevin Cecil speaks before the county commission to approve the hire of a new deputy.

New Sheriff’s Department Hires Brought on in Marshall County

For the second week, the Marshall County Commission approved a new hire to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, as well as another employee as a dispatcher at the county’s 911 center. Sheriff Kevin Cecil received permission to hire Moundsville police officer Cody Church as a deputy, as ...

Brooke County Commissioners Enter Into Gas Drilling Lease

The Brooke County commissioners on Tuesday agreed to lease three small county-owned parcels in McKinleyville for natural gas drilling. Commission President Tim Ennis said the county will receive $2,646 for signing the lease with Southwestern Energy and 18 percent of royalties from natural gas ...

Wheeling Police Investigating Death of Pet Dog

Police are investigating the death of a pet dog on the 700 block of North Huron Street over the weekend after several stories have been reported by people on the scene. According to officials, a small pet dog was killed early in the day on Friday, which led to a physical altercation involving ...

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Rover Pipeline representatives Susan King, left, and Alexis Daniel, right, present checks to Marshall and Hancock County OEM directors Tom Hart, center-left, and Jeremy Oberman, center-right.

Rover Pipeline Donates $50,000 to W.Va. First Responders in Northern Panhandle

As part of a 27-county initiative across four states, the Rover Pipeline donated $10,000 to emergency management offices in Marshall, Hancock, Tyler, Wetzel and Doddridge counties Tuesday morning. Rover representative Alexis Daniel presented Marshall County Office of Emergency Management ...

Ohio County Armed Robbery Suspect Found in Maryland

A suspect in a stabbing and attempted robbery case in Wheeling has been discovered by police in Frederick County, Md., and will be transported back to West Virginia by the Wheeling Police Department. The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office discovered Daniel Lee Wilson, 26, on Sunday in ...

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This photo shows Larry Paul Cork, who is accused of robbing several churches in New Martinsville.

New Martinsville Church Burglary Suspect Apprehended by Police

According to New Martinsville Police Chief Tim Cecil, burglary suspect Larry Paul Cork was apprehended by law enforcement at about 7 p.m. Tuesday in New Matamoras. Cork will be extradited to West Virginia to face multiple charges in connection with seven breaking and entering cases in Wetzel ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 6:45 a.m. Tuesday and 8:06 a.m. Monday, officers handled 12 traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and three miscellaneous calls. Tuesday At 3:16 a.m., Market Street, domestic violence. At 1:36 a.m., Main Street, welfare check. At 1:17 a.m., ...

Person of Interest Named in New Martinsville Church Break-Ins

The New Martinsville Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Larry Paul Cork, named as a “person of interest” in seven recent breaking and entering investigations. Those crimes include late-Wednesday break-ins at three New Martinsville churches. Cork has been ...

Robbery Suspect Waives Hearing In Ohio County Magistrate Court

Court proceedings for a robbery suspect who allegedly tried to escape police by jumping into the Ohio River earlier this year have been delayed. According to court officials, Dwayne Conaway Jr., 24, has waived his right to a preliminary hearing on a felony robbery charge. A pretrial hearing on ...

Man Sentenced For Involuntary Manslaughter in Bellaire Shooting Case

The man described as the ringleader of an attempted Bellaire home invasion that resulted in the fatal shooting of one of its participants will spend the next 11 years behind bars. It was also revealed during James McMasters’ sentencing hearing Monday that he allegedly attempted to divert ...

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Wheeling YWCA Celebrates the ‘Spirit of Giving’

Photo by Joselyn King Mary Kay beauty consultants Meleah Wood, from left, Aili Vcelka, Stacy Gibson and Terriann Bonifin strike a pose in front of the Christmas tree at the Wheeling YWCA at the start of a “Spirit of Giving” event Monday night. The consultants adopted 15 families selected ...

Glen Easton Man Arrested After Incident in Marshall County

Police responding to two calls about the same domestic disturbance last week allegedly arrived to find a man — and the inside of his house — covered with blood. On Thursday, police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a Glen Easton residence. While police were en route, ...

Belmont County Health Board Approves Permit Change

The Belmont County Board of Health on Monday approved 2018 environmental fees, which include a change to temporary food permits. The measure establishes a per-event fee schedule. The board passed the third reading of the food fees, with board member Dwight Jenewein abstaining from the vote ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:05 a.m. Saturday and 7:47 a.m. Monday, officers handled 35 traffic stops, seven vehicle accidents and eight miscellaneous calls. MONDAY At 7:47 a.m., North 18th Street, suspicious person. At 5:46 a.m., Eoff Street, assault and battery earlier. At 3:46 ...

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Jerney Fox, left, a seventh-grader at Barnesville Middle School, works with teammate Olivia Toliver, an eighth-grader, to prepare their robot for a final round of competition at the school on Saturday.

Barnesville Middle School Hosts Ohio Robotics Competition

BARNESVILLE — Do you remember completing your class assignments in middle school? You probably were expected to learn and use basic concepts of algebra and geometry, read literary works and write structured essays using appropriate vocabulary words and correct grammar and spelling. Maybe you ...

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The day after receiving a free total knee replacement, Richard Thompson of Wheeling walks down the hall with Shannan Lawrence, a physical therapist at WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

Wheeling Man Receives Free Knee Surgery at West Virginia University

A Wheeling man is one of two people who are receiving the gift of mobility this holiday season. Richard Thompson of Wheeling and Cynthia Lawrence of Lost Creek, W.Va., underwent free total knee and hip replacements, respectively, at WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown ...

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New banners are on display in St. Clairsville, thanks in large part to a donation from Hull & Associates. Shown from left are Mayor Terry Pugh; Pam Carman Rine, marketing and event coordinator with the St. Clairsville Area Chamber of Commerce; Wendy Anderson, director of the chamber; and A.J. Smith, office manager with Hull & Associates.

St. Clairsville Decks the Streets

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The city of St. Clairsville has put its best face forward for the holidays, with garland, trimmings and banners proclaiming the Yuletide season. The latest addition to the city’s ambiance is a series of banners, thanks to support from Hull & Associates. The business ...