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Augusta Levy Shows Off Its New Space

WHEELING — With children playing and parents laughing in a new therapy space, it seems hard to believe that the same center for children with autism endured a devastating fire just more than two months ago. “We’ve had so many people donate to help us out,” said Staci Stephen, ...

Retired Detective Takes on New Role as Police Chief

Don DeWitt’s years of experience as a Moundsville detective have earned him a top spot on McMechen’s police force. DeWitt, who retired after 20 years with the Moundsville Police Department just before his 50th birthday, officially stepped into the role as McMechen’s police chief on ...

ArcelorMittal Employees Plan to Vote on Strike

WEIRTON — Members of United Steelworkers Local 2911 at ArcelorMittal Weirton are being asked to attend one of two meetings Monday to take a strike authorization vote. Local 2911 President Mark Glyptis said the vote, which will be taken at meetings at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the union hall, ...

Mingo Junction Man Charged in Moundsville Beating of Two Others

A fight at a Moundsville club led to felony charges against a man accused of sending two others to the hospital after an early morning argument last weekend. Around 1 a.m. Sunday, Moundsville police responded to a call of a fight at Godfathers II. When police responded, they allegedly ...

WVU Hospitals, Wetzel County Hospital Team Up

Wetzel County Hospital has entered into a management agreement with WVU Hospitals effective Oct. 1. The hospital has been a clinical affiliate of the West Virginia University Health System since 2016. Under terms of the management agreement, Dr. David Hess, president and CEO of WVU Medicine ...

Opening Delayed For Mall Road Bridge

Although there had been some hope that the Mall Road bridge over Interstate 70 would be open for limited use Saturday, utility delays have pushed back the date into unknown territory. The Ohio Department of Transportation had informed officials of the city of St. Clairsville last week that an ...

Marshall EMS Garage Bids Awarded

A $461,000 bid to build a garage for Cameron-area first responders was accepted in a special session of the Marshall County Commission. Four bids for the work were submitted Tuesday, with the low bid of $461,000 submitted by Shinnston-based Lee Reger Builds Inc. Glenn Savage — who was ...

St. Louis apartment with kitchen-bathroom combo creates stir

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man is the new tenant of a tiny apartment with a unique layout — the kitchen and bathroom are in the same place. Yep. The toilet, bathtub, oven and sink are all in one room. The 200-square-foot (18.5-sq. meter) apartment is in St. Louis' tony Central West ...

Iowa DOT leader poses as ‘Star Trek’ captain in spoof video

By RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The director of the Iowa Department of Transportation is boldly inviting his employees to go where they've gone many times before: a work meeting. An official video produced by DOT staff features Director Mark Lowe and six other ...

Moundsville Councilman Comes to Former City Manager’s Defense

Moundsville’s former city manager Deanna Hess retired at the end of last week, leaving city leaders to plan to fill the role by next Tuesday. Hess retired last Friday, after City Council met behind closed doors in executive session to discuss personnel on Sept. 4. Hess was not present at ...

Steubenville City Council To Receive ‘Asset Management Plan’

A long-awaited asset management plan that will steer the course of anticipated utility rate increases will be presented to Steubenville City Council next Tuesday. Water and Wastewater Superintendent Chuck Murphy told council this past Tuesday evening that representatives of Arcadis, the ...

Student Drivers in Martins Ferry Get Vehicle Checkups

Students at Martins Ferry High School got their vehicles checked for maintenance and safety concerns during a AAA car care event on Wednesday at the school. AAA noted the reason it conducts such school events is to help teens stay safe on the road. Car crashes, according to AAA, remain the ...

Man Dies in Crash on County Road 4 in Neffs

A Moundsville man is dead and two Neffs men have suffered apparently minor injuries after a two-vehicle collision on Willow Grove Road, or Belmont County Road 4, on Wednesday morning. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the accident is still under investigation but a description of ...

Moundsville Save A Lot Will Be Closing Soon

Photo by Miranda Sebroski The Save a Lot grocery store at 311 Lafayette Ave. in Moundsville is expected to close by the end of this week. A produce manager on duty Wednesday evening, who identified herself only as Tina, said the store will be closing soon; however, she said she could not ...

Wheeling Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 7:57 a.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, officers conducted 14 traffic stops and responded to one vehicle accident. WEDNESDAY At 7:57 a.m., National Road, meet complainant. At 7:38 a.m., Market Street, meet complainant. At 7:35 a.m., Mount de ...

Wheeling Pauses to Reflect, 17 Years After 9/11 Attacks

On Tuesday, people throughout the Ohio Valley honored the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with commemorative events, from flag raisings to patriotic assemblies in schools. Here, members of the Wheeling Fire and Police Honor Guard gather outside Temple Shalom in ...

Town of Bethany Raising Sewage Rates

Bethany Town Council last week moved forward with plans to raise the town’s sewer rate. Council approved the second reading in August for the 25 percent rate hike, which will bring the average monthly bill for customers who use up to 3,000 gallons of water per month from $31.73 to ...