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SouthWestern Explains Plans For Laydown Yard in Bethlehem

Two Southwestern Energy officials explained plans for a water truck laydown area on several acres of private property located along East Bethlehem Boulevard during Bethlehem Village Council’s Monday night meeting. Speaking on behalf of Southwestern Energy, Amy Dobkin, community ...

Weirton Doctor Sentenced For Drugs

Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp Jr. on Monday sent a strong message when he sentenced a local doctor to prison time for abusing his medical oath and illegal drug distribution. Stamp sentenced Dr. Tod Hagins, 52, of Wintersville, to 57 months incarceration for writing ...

Accused Murderer Among Grand Jury Indictments

An Ohio County grand jury returned indictments against 20 people, chief among them Branden Ensminger, accused of murdering his girlfriend on Wheeling Island. Ensminger, 27, of Wellsburg, faces charges of murder, robbery, gross child neglect and fraud after his arrest earlier this year in ...

New Ferry Service Director Tackling New Duties, Projects

While learning the ins and outs of a new city, Martins Ferry’s recently hired service director Scott Porter got members of city council up to speed on a variety of issues during a recent meeting. “I’ve been going around and have been meeting with some of the residents and business ...

Steelworkers Are Poised to Strike

By PAUL GIANNAMORE For The Intelligencer The United Steelworkers have given authorization to strike ArcelorMittal USA if negotiations fail to reach an agreement. With nearly 400 total attending any one of three meetings held Monday at USW Local 2911 hall on West Street, unanimous ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 7:35 a.m. Monday and 8:29 a.m. Saturday, Wheeling police conducted 17 traffic stops, responded to six miscellaneous calls, and seven accidents. Monday: At 7:04 a.m., Eoff Street, entering without breaking. At 6:54 a.m., Market Street, meet ...

Troop 29 Annual Car Show Scheduled At Elm Grove Church This Saturday

Boy Scout Troop 29 will hold its third annual car show at Elm Grove United Methodist Church, 125 Kruger St. in Elm Grove from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Dash plaques will be presented to the first 50 cars. Trophies will be presented for the best cars. Scouts will select the winners at 2 ...

John Marshall High School Names Homecoming Court

Photo Provided The 2018 John Marshall High School Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned Friday during halftime when the Monarchs host Parkersburg South at Monarch Stadium, Moundsville. Kickoff is 7 p.m. The annual homecoming dance, sponsored by the John Marshall High School Student ...

Merry: Industrial Parks Thriving in Barnesville

The two industrial parks in the Barnesville area are thriving with the influx of oil and gas interests. Belmont County Port Authority Director Larry Merry presented an update on progress at the parks to Belmont County commissioners J.P. Dutton, Josh Meyer and Mark Thomas last week. He said ...

Next ‘Show of Hands’ Planned Sept. 26 in Wheeling

Four Wheeling small businesses have plans to expand and will compete this month to convince the public why their proposals are worthy of investment. The fall “Show of Hands” event, organized by Wheeling Heritage, is set for 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Wheeling Artisan Center. The businesses ...

Jefferson County Court Clerk Releases Report for August

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County Clerk of Courts John A. Corrigan Jr. has released his monthly report for August: Auto Title Department ∫ Vehicle Fees and Taxes: County — $37,432.47; State — $734,151.10; Total — $771,583.57 ∫ Watercraft Fees — $654.79 ∫ Miscellaneous Fees — ...

7 injured when startled camel bucks at Pittsburgh circus

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Seven people, most of them children, were injured when a startled camel started bucking during a Pittsburgh circus. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that two children and an adult were riding the camel during an intermission Sunday at the Shrine Circus at PPG Paints ...

West Liberty University Moves Up in Magazine Rankings

WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University moved up in this fall’s U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges publication. WLU moved up one place to the No. 6 spot in Top Public Schools in Regional Colleges in the South, a list that includes schools from small liberal arts colleges to large ...

Urban Mission Launches ‘Who Is My Neighbor’ Community Survey

STEUBENVILLE — Urban Mission Ministries wants to make like Mr. Rogers and know its neighbors. The effort is taking the form of a community survey launched this month as part of a desire not only to better serve their needs but to better know who they are and their potential. It will ...

Local Continuous Care Center Receives National Accreditation

WHEELING — The Bishop Michael J. Bransfield Continuous Care Center at Wheeling Hospital has been recognized for meeting new regulations established by Providigm LLC, an independent accreditor. The center’s accomplishment has earned it Providigm’s Basic Quality Assurance and Performance ...

Survey and Planning Grants Announced By Preservation Office

CHARLESTON — Applications are now being accepted for historic preservation survey and planning grants through the State Historic Preservation Office of the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History. Applications must be postmarked by Oct. 31. Approximately $100,000 will be ...

Bootin’ Up For Boatsie’s Boxes

WHEELING — Although summer isn’t yet over, now is the time planning starts for making the holiday season a little brighter for U.S. soldiers serving overseas. Gail “Boatsie” Van Vranken and the “Boatsie’s Boxes” program are beginning their 15th annual campaign to send stockings ...

RegattaFest Celebrates 8o Years Of APBA Powerboats Racing

NEW MARTINSVILLE — The 2018 New Martinsville Area RegattaFest scheduled for Sept. 29-30 is the direct descendant of the New Martinsville Regatta, which originated in 1938. As an integral part of the area’s culture for all these years, the event was originally started by a group of ...