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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 9:05 a.m. Wednesday to 7:09 a.m. Thursday, officers handled four traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and one miscellaneous call. MONDAY At 2:30 p.m., 600 block of National Road, domestic incident. At 2:28 p.m., headquarters, civil matter. At 2:22 ...

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West Liberty University President Stephen Greiner announces Wednesday the launch of graduate degree programs in biology, beginning with the upcoming fall semester.

West Liberty University Launching New Masters in Biology Programs in Fall

Beginning this fall, students seeking careers in fields from pharmaceutical research to dentistry and medicine can take the next step in their educational journeys at West Liberty University. The university announced Wednesday it has received approval from the Higher Learning Commission for ...

Rice Energy Donates $30K For New Command Vehicle in Belmont County

Belmont County has received a $30,000 donation from Rice Energy toward the purchase of a new command vehicle. “That’s what we’re planning to do with it,” said Belmont County EMA Director Dave Ivan. “Basically what we’re looking to do is replace the command vehicle that we have ...

Steubenville Still in the Weeds, Councilman Says

The councilman representing Steubenville’s 4th Ward questioned why more isn’t being done about high grass and weeds. Scott Dressel said the city has more maintenance and repair employees this year than it did last year, but the high grass situation is worse. “Are we working on getting ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:32 a.m. Monday to 4:44 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled 44 traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and five miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 3:23 a.m., National Road in Fulton, loud subjects. At 2:08 a.m., 900 block of National Road, motorist ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:32 a.m. Monday to 4:44 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled 44 traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and five miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 3:23 a.m., National Road in Fulton, loud subjects. At 2:08 a.m., 900 block of National Road, motorist ...

Gas and Oil Leases

Ohio County Property Natural Gas Leases For May 2017 ∫ May 23 — Douglas Shuman entered into an oil and natural gas lease agreement with Southwestern Energy Co. for 5.14 acres in the Triadelphia District. ∫ May 23 — Steve Whitmire entered into an oil and natural gas lease ...

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Celebrating West Virginia’s Birthday at Birthplace

A small, but enthusiastic, audience gathered at West Virginia Independence Hall Tuesday to celebrate the Mountain State’s 154th birthday. Several visitors noted the hall’s significance as the birthplace of the state. The hall, built as a federal customs house in the mid-1800s, is ...

West Liberty University Implements Wireless Updates

West Liberty University officials say students returning to campus in the fall should experience faster, more reliable wireless internet access. “There is probably nothing more important than safe, reliable computer access. We are aware of that and are now embarking on a complete update to ...

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Taylin Holt, 9, of Wheeling, foreground, and her brother, Blaise Holt, 7, wear top hats while enjoying West Virginia Day activities Tuesday at West Virginia Independence Hall in downtown Wheeling.

Northern Panhandle Residents Celebrate West Virginia’s Birthday

A small, but enthusiastic, audience gathered at West Virginia Independence Hall Tuesday to celebrate the Mountain State’s 154th birthday. Several visitors noted the hall’s significance as the birthplace of the state. The hall, built as a federal customs house in the mid-1800s, is ...

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Johnnie Carroll is sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday for the December robbery of a toy store in Martins Ferry which left the clerk injured.

Martins Ferry Robber Sentenced to Three Years in Belmont County

A judge has sentenced the man who robbed the Deluxe Toy & Hobby store in Martins Ferry and assaulted the clerk last year to three years in prison. Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato imposed that sentence, the maximum allowed by law, on Johnnie Carroll, 39, of 322 Poplar ...

Man Sentenced to Six Years For Steubenville Gunfight

A man involved in a downtown Steubenville shootout the day after Christmas learned Tuesday he’ll spend the next six years behind bars. Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. sentenced Justyn J. Hendricks, 24, in connection with a gunfight on Dec. 26 outside Speedway on North ...

Plans Progressing for New Indian Creek Elementary, High Schools

The Indian Creek Local Board of Education is taking the next step in its plans to build two new schools and renovate a third within the district. During a recent board meeting, members approved several resolutions to submit to the state and county in an effort to construct new elementary and ...

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EQT Corp. Buying Rice Energy for $6.7 Billion

EQT Corp. is buying Rice Energy Inc. for $6.7 billion and will become the largest natural gas producer in the nation. In the deal announced Monday, EQT will buy all outstanding shares of Rice common stock for about $6.7 billion and assume $1.5 billion in net debt and preferred equity. The ...

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Water Line and Paving Projects Highlight Bethlehem Council Meeting

Water line and paving projects highlighted discussion during Bethlehem’s Monday evening council meeting. Village council members unanimously approved a motion from Mayor Tim Bishop to spend $20,000 toward the Mount Lebanon Drive water line project, which is expected to begin within the next ...

Monroe County on Track to Close on Jail Loan Refinancing in July in Woodsfield

Monroe County Auditor Pandora Neuhart told commissioners Monday she was “shocked” to learn the county may not have a loan in place to permanently finance its new $15.5 million jail. The new jail is on track to be completed by December and, according Christine Crowell of the U.S. Department ...

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Belmont Mayor Stan Sobel looks over new concrete that was poured around the firehouse last week. The new driveway and sidewalk make the building handicapped accessible, which means it can now serve as the village’s polling place so residents do not have to drive to St. Clairsville to vote.

Belmont County Elections Board Approves Belmont Polling Place

Village of Belmont residents no longer have to travel to St. Clairsville to vote, as the Belmont County Board of Elections approved a new polling place at the Belmont Volunteer Fire Department station on Barrister Street. In order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, election ...