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Wheeling Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Monday to 8 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled 10 traffic stops, two vehicle accidents and two miscellaneous calls. MONDAY At 10:25 a.m., River Road, suspicious vehicle. At 11:12 a.m., East Bethlehem Boulevard, motorist assist. At 11:13 a.m., Wood Street, ...

Plans for Old City Building May Include Market Place

If a proposal to turn the old city building into a public market advances, it won’t be the first time government offices and commerce have shared a space. Only two departments remain in Steubenville’s old city building and one of them — the police department — is days away from ...

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office Investigates UTV Thefts in Glen Easton Area

Marshall County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a series of thefts that have resulted in six side-by-side utility vehicles stolen in the last two months. Over the weekend, deputies responded to a location on New Bethel Road, in the Glen Easton area, where a shipping container had been ...

Remedy for Blighted Buildings Eludes Officials in Steubenville

If nothing is being done with a dilapidated property, Steubenville Urban Projects Director Chris Petrossi maintains it’s not for want of trying. The city of Steubenville has been discussing how to tackle the growing problem of dilapidated properties in town. Petrossi said inspectors have to ...

Damage to Graves at Holly Memorial Gardens Near Colerain Upsets Family

When Sharon Dunfee went to visit her loved ones’ graves this past weekend, she discovered someone had driven a heavy vehicle over graves, damaging some markers and flower vases at Holly Memorial Gardens. Dunfee said her parents’ and sisters’ markers were not damaged, but others were. ...

Man Who Drove the Wrong Way on Ohio 7 in Martins Ferry Faces OVI Charge

A man is facing charges after he drove the wrong way on Ohio 7, struck another vehicle head-on and tested positive for OVI. Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Mike Grant said law enforcement and the Belmont County 911 Center received several calls Saturday night about a motorist in a 2016 ...

Trials Delayed in Belmont County Child Porn Case

The trials of two former fugitives from justice and another co-defendant accused of crimes related to child pornography are being postponed to allow attorneys more time to share evidence. Wesley Alan Burdge, 44, of 108 Markatan St., Flushing had been set to go to trial this month, but on ...

Chartiers Township Woman Accused of Starving Horses to Death

A Chartiers Township, Pa. woman was charged Monday with starving two horses to death last month. The Washington Area Humane Society charged Linda Lee Stiles, 74, of 420 Arthur Road, with two counts of aggravated cruelty to animals resulting in death after Smith Township police discovered the ...

Wheeling and Ohio County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Monday, officers handled 42 traffic stops, five accidents and 14 miscellaneous calls. FRIDAY At 8:34 a.m., Eoff Street, meet complainant. At 10:37 a.m., Eoff Street, disorderly juvenile. At 10:59 a.m., Interstate 70, motorist ...

Central Elementary School in Moundsville Collects Items for Webark Estates

A group of fifth graders at a Moundsville school banded together to help Webark Estates care for dogs. Jenna Dompa, counselor for the Kindness Club, said she got the inspiration from Moundsville Middle School to found the club, but the students were the ones who came up with the idea for the ...

First Choice America Credit Union Board Reorganizes

Photo Provided Following the 80th annual meeting of First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union on Feb. 19, the board of directors reorganized for the coming year, electing John R. Thayer as the new chairman. Pictured, from left, are Edward L. Kennedy, board member; Kenneth W. Truax, ...

Ohio County Sheriff’s Reports

OHIO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE From 6:51 a.m. Saturday to 11:45 a.m. Sunday, deputies handled eight traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and two miscellaneous calls. SUNDAY At 11:45 a.m., Fort Henry Road, Valley Grove, hit and run. At 11:07 a.m., Interstate 70 west, mile marker 14, ...

Marshall Prosecutor’s Office Dog Adjusting to Staff Change

MOUNDSVILLE — Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office therapy dog Liberty has been a friendly face to victims and students across the county, but with her handler departing the office she will have another face to learn. Investigator Zachary Allman left the prosecutor’s office last month, ...

Giving Kids in Belmont County a Head Start

BELLAIRE — A local preschool program is all about giving children a Head Start in their lives and education. The federally funded Head Start program has six different sites in Belmont County including Bellaire, Martins Ferry, Barnesville, Flushing, Powhatan and St. Clairsville. Fran ...

Woman Donates Liver To Man Waiting for Transplant

Selfless acts are committed each day by people looking to lend a helping hand. However, none may be quite as serious and touching as the act committed by Middlebourne resident Jodi Holberton. After a fall at the family farm in April 2018, Vance Williams, who is from Burgettstown, Pa., ...

Hearing Set On Church Buildings

The city’s Planning Commission will hold another public hearing Monday on the future of former church buildings in Edgwood set to be torn down to build a bank. The hearing will center on a request to change the zoning for properties at 1154 National Road and 2 Laurel Ave. from a ...