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I've spent the last few days pouring over the data from the second annual Balanced Scorecard report on the performance of West Virginia's schools, and I'm really kind of appalled at the results for the students we're pushing into college or the workforce. This weekend I focused on the high ...

HUD Announces Grant for JMHA in Steubenville

Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority has been awarded $250,000 in federal grant funds to enhance security and monitoring at the John F. Kennedy Apartments and Earl F. Rodgers Plaza in Steubenville. JMHA was one of 23 PHA’s in 15 states to be awarded funding, and one of only 11 to receive ...

Bethany College Special Holds Olympics Field Day

BETHANY — As Bethany College’s inaugural Special Olympics Field Day neared its end on Sunday, Joey Collette stepped to the podium to receive his medal and proudly declared: “I’m the winner.” He wasn’t alone in his sense of accomplishment. Smiles brightened the faces of the more ...

Junior League of Wheeling Celebrates 80 Years of Support

Members of the Junior League of Wheeling stand together after the organization began its 80th year of supporting women and children in the greater Wheeling area. The League appointed new members to its board in May, and it plans to expand its current programming and collaborate with ...

Man Faces Felony Cruelty Charges in Puppy Death

A man has been charged after allegedly killing a puppy by keeping it in a bleach-filled bag inside a Moundsville garage earlier this week. Philip Ewing, 31, of 1001 Sixth Street, Moundsville, was met by police around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, when a neighbor reported that Ewing had tied a dog in ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Thursday to 8 a.m. Friday, officers handled 17 traffic stops, two accidents and four miscellaneous calls. At 8:27 a.m., Fort Henry Bridge, unknown trouble. At 8:58 a.m., Medical Park, hit and run. At 9:04 a.m., Interstate 70, hazardous ...

Two Wheeling Police Officers Certified as Drug Recognition Experts

Two police officers have been officially certified as Drug Recognition Experts, the first within the Wheeling Police Department. Officers Ryan Moore and Gage Parker took part in a rigorous curriculum over the summer, which includes 120 hours total for DRE school and an additional 40 hours of ...

Open House for Belmont Clerk’s New Title Office

The Belmont County Clerk of Courts Title Department will host an open house Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 4:30-6 p.m. at 52180 National Road East, St. Clairsville. The Title Office relocated in July of this year. The new location provides an increase in parking, as well, as additional counter ...

Gas Producer EQT Lays Off Nearly 200 Employees

EQT Corp., the nation’s largest independent natural gas producer, has laid off nearly one-fourth of its workforce. In a news release, the Pittsburgh-based driller confirmed late Tuesday afternoon that it laid off 196 of its approximately 800 employees. EQT said it “is streamlining its ...

Gov. Justice Proclaims West Virginia Heroes Day

The state will pay tribute to police officers, fire fighters, emergency medical responders and 911 dispatchers this weekend in honor of Heroes Day. Gov. Jim Justice signed a proclamation in July naming Sept. 14 as Heroes Day. In a press release Thursday, Justice praised the bravery of the ...

Ohio EPA Puts St. Clairsville On Notice

City leaders are coming closer to a decision over whether to sell St. Clairsville’s aging water and wastewater system just as the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency informed them upgrades are needed soon. On Tuesday, the city council held a special meeting with Kimberly Bojko, attorney ...

Workers Strike at Langeloth Metallurgical

Serenaded by honking vehicles and sustained by good Samaratin-delivered pizza and water, union workers Tuesday picketed for the second day in a row outside the gates of Langeloth Metallurgical Co. The employees, 90 members of United Auto Workers Local 1311, began a work stoppage Monday ...

Wood Joins Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health

Dr. Mathew Wood was sworn in Tuesday as a new member of the Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health. County Clerk Michael Kelly administered the oath of office to Wood, who is a family medicine doctor in Wheeling. The Ohio County Commission appointed Wood to fill the unexpired term of Terry ...

18th Annual Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival Opens Thursday in Wheeling

WHEELING — With the three-day annual Heritage Port Sternwheel Festival slated to begin Thursday, there will be something for the entire family, according to Festival Chairwoman Diane Jordan. In addition to viewing about a half dozen sternwheel vessels docked at the waterfront, visitors can ...

I-70 Patchwork

As preparations for the long-awaited I-70 Bridges Project in Ohio County continue, crews with Swank Construction began temporary bridge deck patch work on Interstate 70, just east of the Wheeling Tunnel Monday. The West Virginia Division of Highways advises that sections of I-70 will be ...

28th United Way Day of Caring Today

The 28th United Way “Day of Caring” happens today across the Ohio Valley. Over 330 volunteers representing 29 local companies and organizations have signed up to volunteer their time and assist local charitable groups, according to Melynda Sampson, assistant director for the United Way of ...

Wheeling Attorneys Named to ‘Lawyers & Leaders’ Class of 2019

Attorneys Patrick S. Casey and Sandra M. Chapman, founding members of Casey & Chapman, PLLC, in Wheeling, have been named to the “Lawyers & Leaders” class of 2019. The Lawyers & Leaders program is a partnership of the West Virginia University College of Law and the WV ...

DHHR Data Shows Slight Decrease in W.Va. Drug Overdoses

CHARLESTON — On the heels of a major federal grant award to combat opioid abuse, Gov. Jim Justice announced that the state saw a slight decrease in drug overdoses in 2018. The information comes from preliminary data from the state Department of Health and Human Resources. According to their ...