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WebEx Video Conferencing Assisting Learning at West Liberty University

Earning an advanced degree or participating in professional development is a common New Year’s resolution for educators and leaders. WebEx is making it easier to accomplish both at West Liberty University. Students attending class via WebEx, a video conferencing software, travel to class ...

Former Colleagues Remember West Virginia Delegate Roy Givens

Former lawmakers say W.Va. 2 between Weirton and Follansbee might not be four-lanes today if it weren’t for the efforts of former Delegate Roy Givens, a “team player.” Givens, D-Brooke, passed away this week at age of 89. He served three different stints in the West Virginia ...

Road Crews, Maintenance Departments in Wheeling Ready for Winter Weather

As local maintenance crews were out treating area roads and sidewalks for the first time this year Wednesday morning following a sudden light snowfall, city and state officials said they are well prepared for the winter season. Wheeling Public Works Director Russell “Rusty” Jebbia said the ...

New Fort Steuben Mall Owner Optimistic

By LINDA HARRIS For The Intelligencer The Fort Steuben Mall’s new owner concedes that turning its sinking fortunes around isn’t a job for the faint of heart. Two of its anchor stores, Macy’s and Sears, are long gone, as are a host of smaller shops. Basic maintenance, such as roof ...

Police: Man Used Drugs With Juvenile at Triadelphia Hotel

A Cameron man faces jail time after being found in an Ohio County hotel room allegedly using drugs with a juvenile. On Oct. 30, Wheeling police, along with Ohio County sheriff’s deputies, responded to a hotel on Fort Henry Road where a caller reported an adult man smoking methamphetamine ...

Online Voting Open for Downtown Wheeling Mural Design

Wheeling Heritage is asking the public to vote now and select a mural that will greet visitors coming into downtown Wheeling. Wheeling Heritage has selected four artists as the finalists to paint a mural at Kossuth Park, located at the base of the Interstate 70 east exit ramp onto Main ...

Belmont County Commissioners Take Steps To Complete Slip Repair Projects

By ROBERT A. DEFRANK For The Intelligencer Belmont County took steps in pursuing costly infrastructure projects Wednesday, and fielded questions from residents. Commissioners J.P. Dutton, Josh Meyer and Jerry Echemann adopted a resolution authorizing the county engineer to sign off on ...

Extortion, Fleeing Cases Heading to Belmont County Grand Jury

Two men, including one whose alleged actions led to the lockdown of a school, will face the next Belmont County grand jury after they appeared in Northern Division Court on Wednesday. Thomas J. Smith, 35, of 207 N. Fifth St., Martins Ferry appeared before Judge Christopher Berhalter in ...

Police Arrest Two Men For Vehicle Break-Ins in Martins Ferry

Martins Ferry police arrested two men who allegedly were breaking into vehicles Wednesday morning in the southern end of the city. Police Chief John McFarland said officers arrested Levi G. Ray, 21, of 522 Bennett St., Bridgeport and Tanner R. Goddard, 22, of 721 N. Fourth Ave., Paden City. ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Tuesday to 8 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled eight traffic stops and three miscellaneous calls. TUESDAY At 8:23 a.m., Kruger Street, disorderly adult. At 8:52 a.m., Warwood Avenue, false alarm (business). At 9:03 a.m., Jacob Street, abandoned ...

Belmont County Judge Revokes Probation for Martins Ferry Threat Suspect

Thomas Smith, accused of sending threatening messages that resulted in a lockdown at Martins Ferry’s public schools, saw his probation revoked this week. Now, Smith will be going back to prison for more than a year. Smith, 35, of 207 N. Fifth St., Martins Ferry, saw his parole revoked and ...

Wheeling-Ohio County Health Board: Keep Vaccine Standards

The Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health on Tuesday endorsed continuation of the state’s requirements for childhood immunization against communicable diseases. The board voted unanimously to reaffirm its previous resolution and position that immunizations be required for school-age ...

West Liberty University Theater Production Selected for Regional Competition

West Liberty University’s Hilltop Players learned recently that its production of “The Secret in the Wings” was picked for competition at the Region Two Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival to be held Jan. 15-20 at Montclair State University in New Jersey. At 7:30 p.m., ...

Former Delegate Mike Ferro Takes Seat on Marshall County Commission

The Marshall County Commission met briefly Tuesday morning, with new commissioner Mike Ferro taking his spot at the table. Ferro defeated former commissioner Bob Miller in November by more than 1,700 votes, and was sworn in before the new year. Ferro, who served as a delegate at the state ...

Country Roads BBQ Opens in Wheeling

Photo by Scott McCloskey Officials with the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce and the St. Clairsville Area Chamber of Commerce gather for the official ribbon cutting of Country Roads BBQ, located at 56 Carmel Road in Wheeling. Owners Scott Phair, center, and his son and daughter, Kyle and ...

Wheeling Police: Man Canes Attacker on Head

A Wheeling woman received a knock on the head with a cane after allegedly attempting to steal an elderly man’s wallet downtown. The woman, Anita Rossi, 35, allegedly attempted to take the man’s wallet last week after he asked her for a ride to Pittsburgh. The two began to struggle when ...

Pennsylvania Woman Escapes Pair of Kidnappers

Two Greene County, Pennsylvania men are jailed on charges they attacked Chasity Forgen and threatened to kill her and dispose of her body by dumping it down an abandoned mine shaft, according to court documents. State police investigators said Demitrius Lamont Davis and Joseph James Dean II ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Monday to 8 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled eight traffic stops, six accidents and four miscellaneous calls. MONDAY At 8 a.m., Interstate 470, motorist assist. At 8:08 a.m., South Broadway Street, suspicious circumstance. At 8:14 a.m., Richland ...