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Shelly Co. Wants To Establish Site in Tiltonsville During Bridge Construction

Shelly Co. proposed to Tiltonsville Village Council last week to have a site in based here while it works on a three-year bridge project. The company is providing concrete for the bridge that will span the Ohio River to make a connection between Brilliant and Wellsburg. The Shelly Co. site in ...

Harrison County Commissioners Want Broadband Solutions

Harrison County commissioners are trying to broaden broadband services in the area. During a regular county commission meeting on Wednesday, Sheriff Ronald J. Myers asked that a letter requesting use of the Multi-Area Radio Communication System towers be used to better broadband services. The ...

Steubenville Police Seek Help Identifying Suspect in Bank Robbery

Steubenville police are asking businesses in and around the Hollywood City Center to check security cameras for any images of a man who reportedly robbed the First National Bank branch on Tuesday morning. Police reported the alarm call came from the bank at 10:15 a.m. Officials described ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8 a.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled six traffic stops three miscellaneous calls and two vehicle accidents. WEDNESDAY At 7:37 a.m., Garden Court, improper parking. At 4 a.m., Market Street, flagged down. At 3 a.m., Mount Wood Overlook, ...

Marshall County Board of Education Awards $1.8M Bid For Monarch Stadium

Marshall County Schools awarded a $1.8 million bid for front end construction work of the district’s Monarch Stadium. While the structure itself is still scheduled to be completed by its August deadline, work on the renovated stadium’s concessions, restrooms and ticket booth buildings may ...

McDonald’s Offers Gateway to Diploma

A 27-year-old mother of six now has her high school diploma, thanks to McDonald’s. Kayla Rush, who works full-time at the restaurant on Cabela Drive, received the diploma through her company’s Archway to Opportunity program. According to the company, she is the first person in the Ohio ...

Garbage Fee Hike Moves Forward in Weirton

Following two months of discussions, Weirton City Council passed Monday the first reading of an ordinance aimed at increasing sanitation rates in the city with a goal of providing benefits for 10 employees. After removing the ordinance from the table with a 6-0 vote, council approved its ...

No One Hurt as House Near St. Clairsville Burns

A fire on Jug Run Road in the Provident area north of St. Clairsville was quickly extinguished Tuesday evening. The fire started in a crawl space beneath the home, but Cumberland Trail Fire Chief John Slavik said he is not sure what started the blaze. Because of that, the fire is under ...

Seven Springs Hosts Fireworks, Food Trucks Festival

Fireworks. Food trucks. Seven Springs. For those with a discriminating palate who enjoy seeing the mountain-top sky lit red, white, green and blue, not much more needs to be said. Seven Springs Mountain Resort is hosting Saturday its first-ever Fireworks & Food Trucks Festival. The event, ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:44 a.m. Monday and 7:47 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled six traffic stops, five vehicle accidents and two miscellaneous calls. TUESDAY At 7:47 a.m., Bethany Pike, meet complainant. At 7:32 a.m., 14th Street, disorderly adult. At 5:52 a.m., Chapline ...

Wheeling Chamber Graduates Leadership, Youth Programs

The Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce recently graduated the 2018 Leadership Wheeling and Youth Leadership Wheeling programs. Leadership Wheeling, which began this year on Jan. 9 was comprised of 19 area professionals representing many different business sectors in the community. This was ...

Patriotic Quilts Presented to Veterans by Ohio Valley Quilts for Valor

Photo Provided Members of the “Ohio Valley Quilts for Valor” presented these patriotic quilts to veterans with the Moundsville Veterans Honor Guard during a recent meeting at American Legion Post 3 in Moundsville. Deceased members’ widow of Don Loy and Gene Miller also were presented ...

Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office Receives Support Dog for Victims

The newest face at the Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office is also the one who likely will be rushing to meet new arrivals as they walk in the door. Liberty, who was brought on as the county’s facility animal, serves a specialized role in the office: comfort. Prosecutor Rhonda Wade, ...

Belmont County Judge Lifts Couple’s No-Contact Order

Belmont County Common Pleas Judge John Vavra ruled Monday to release the no-contact order on a husband and wife accused of stealing nearly $100,000 from York Township and the York Water Authority. Dawn Lee, 47, and Ryan Reed Lee, 49, may have contact with each other as a result of the ruling. ...

Weirton City Manager Travis Blosser Says He’ll Step Down

The city of Weirton soon will begin the process of searching for a new city manager. Travis Blosser, the city manager, has announced his plans to step down from the position and accept a job as assistant executive director of the West Virginia Municipal League. Blosser explained during an ...

Belmont County Health Board Begins Process of Putting Levy on Ballot

The Belmont County Board of Health took the first step toward possibly putting a tax levy up for a vote during the November election. During a regular meeting held Monday, board members Elizabeth Glick, James King, Irene Louda and Dr. Renato DelaCruz approved a motion to begin the process of ...

Annual Marx Toy and Train Collectors’ Show in Wheeling Is This Weekend

The 20th Annual Marx Toy and Train Collectors’ Show will take place Friday and Saturday at the Kruger Street Toy and Train Museum. The show began in 1998 and continues to preserve the history of the Louis Marx & Co., a toy factory that operated in Glen Dale during the 20th century. The ...

Wheeling Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 9:20 a.m. Saturday and 5:42 a.m. Monday, officers handled 28 traffic stops, three accident and two miscellaneous calls. MONDAY At 5:42 a.m., Hazlett Avenue, stolen auto. At 2:42 a.m., Kruger Street, domestic. At 2:14 a.m., W.Va. 2 north, mutual ...

Bellaire VFD Restores Monuments

The Bellaire Volunteer Fire Department is restoring neglected war monuments as a way to give back to the community. Ben McKenzie said he and other firefighters have been working to restore a fountain in front of the fire station. They also plan to move two cannons and a World War I monument, ...

Flash Floods Close Roads Around the Ohio Valley

Heavy storms Sunday evening brought bouts of creek flooding to some areas of the Ohio Valley. There were reports of flooding on Short Creek in Dillonvale that covered Jefferson County Road 7. Some sections of Rayland and Tiltonsville also saw flooding. In Brooke County, some areas of ...