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Steubenville Council Discusses Garbage Collection

City officials urged patience this week while answering questions about Steubenville’s new garbage collection system. Third Ward Councilman Eric Timmons said he has heard mixed reactions from his constituents so far and noted several elderly and handicapped residents have issues with the new ...

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Bellaire Sons of Italy members Phil Pata, left, and Larry Seibieda present a check for $1,000 to Helen Paes, community development coordinator with the Alzheimer’s Association, for Alzheimer’s disease research.

Bellaire Sons of Italy Donates To Alzheimer’s Research

For six years, Phil Pata watched as Alzheimer’s disease slowly took his wife away from him. Looking forward to a day when families won’t have to deal with that pain anymore, Pata and his fellow Bellaire Sons of Italy members donated $1,000 to the Alzheimer’s Association during a check ...

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Melissa Braun is surrounded by some of the various framing materials she makes available to customers at Braun’s Custom Framing in Bethlehem.

New Framing Store is Picture Perfect in Bethlehem

When one door closed for Melissa Braun, another one opened. Braun, a longtime employee at the now-closed Ben Franklin store at Elm Terrace, spent more than a decade in the floral arrangement department at the store. Later, she was trained to do professional picture framing at the store, and ...

Wheeling Hospital Again Receives National Award for Cardiac Care

Once again, the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Wheeling Hospital has been recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation for its quick and effective treatment of the deadliest type of heart attack, an ST Elevation Acute Myocardial Infarction. The hospital earned the Gold Plus STEMI ...

Wellsburg City Hall Clock Tower Set to Return

The clock tower that sat atop Wellsburg City Hall for years before it was removed late last year due to deterioration will be replaced, thanks to a donation from a Wellsburg native. Mayor Sue Simonetti said Dr. Patricia McCreary, a Wellsburg native who recently returned to the city following ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:01 a.m. Tuesday and 7:17 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled 12 traffic stops, five vehicle accidents and two miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 6:56 a.m., Valley View Avenue, motorist assist. At 6:46 a.m., Market Street, animal complaint. At 5:14 ...

Fighting for the Union: The Career of Captain Tappan Wright Kelley

By Dr. Joseph Laker Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series featuring Civil War veterans with Wheeling connections. The series will lead up to the planned movement of Wheeling’s Soldiers and Sailors Monument from Wheeling Park to the side yard of West Virginia Independence ...

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Aaron and Rhoda Edelman formerly of Wheeling were honored Tuesday by The Seeing Hand Association for the donation of a lot on Wheeling Island. They are pictured in front of the garden with their daughters and Seeing Hand Executive Director Karen Haught. From left are: Marsha Harvey, Joyce Edelman, Rhoda and Aaron Edelman, Faye Greenlee, and Haught.

Wheeling Island Urban Garden Aims To Help Visually Impaired

By donating a vacant lot on Wheeling Island to the Seeing Hand Association, former Wheeling residents Aaron and Rhoda Edelman left behind a gift that will provide opportunities for the blind and visually impaired. Surrounded by dozens of family members and friends, the Seeing Hand Association ...

Police Investigating Possible Kidnapping on Wheeling Island

No arrests have been made as the Wheeling Police Department continues to investigate an apparent kidnapping on Wheeling Island late Monday. Police received a report of a missing adult around 9:15 p.m. The victim was last seen at a house on Wheeling Island and sent cryptic text messages to a ...

Mozart Man Charged With Sexual Abuse in Marshall County

A Marshall County man is facing charges of sexual abuse against a juvenile. At 6:20 p.m. Friday, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department responded to Carl Street, Mozart, to assist the Wheeling Police Department with a call. According to a criminal complaint, three juveniles alleged Lester ...

Donations Still Accepted for School Supply Give-Away

By HEATHER ZIEGLER Associate City Editor At 10 a.m. Saturday, hundreds of school children and their families will line Main Street at the North Wheeling Community Dream Center to receive much-needed school supplies through the Adopt-A-Student program. This annual school supply giveaway is ...

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Wheeling Park Commission Honors Employees

Photo by Scott McCloskey Wheeling Park Commission President and CEO Steve Hilliard, left, recognizes three employees for 50 or more years of service Tuesday at Oglebay Park’s Hess Shelter during the park’s annual employee appreciation picnic. Receiving gold pocket watches to commemorate ...

Marshall County Awaits Word on Flood Funding

Although National Guard members departed McMechen Sunday following several flood relief projects, efforts are still ongoing in the community. Marshall County Emergency Management Director Tom Hart addressed county commissioners Tuesday morning, informing them National Guard members finished ...

Weirton CIty Council Approves New Contract, Raises for Cops

Weirton City Council on Monday finalized a new contract with the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 84 that includes pay raises for the union’s membership. During previous discussions, City Manager Travis Blosser explained the ordinance would adjust the hourly pay of probationary patrolmen ...

Ethics Seminar for Health Care Professionals Set

Ethical issues related to truth telling, trust building and disclosure will be discussed at a seminar scheduled at Wheeling Hospital. “The Truth Hurts: Learning to Communicate Both Honestly and With Compassion” will be held Sept. 30 in the hospital auditorium. The half-day seminar will ...

Johnson Speaks to Monroe County Constituents

By JANELL HUNTER For the News-Register WOODSFIELD — U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, believes his constituents have reason to be optimistic about what has been going on in Washington, D.C. since the installation of President Donald Trump and the new Congress. While Congress is not in ...

West Virginia Oil and Gas Group Names President

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Bowles Rice law firm partner Marc Monteleone has been selected to lead the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia as its president for 2017-2018. Joining Monteleone on the leadership team are Vice President Brett Loflin of Northeast Natural ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 9:04 a.m. Monday to 7:38 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled 13 traffic stops and four vehicle accidents. TUESDAY At 5:54 a.m., 43rd Street, false business alarm. At 5:43 a.m., Kentucky Street, drug activity. At 12:44 a.m., South Huron Street, out with ...

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Wheeling police believe the resident of this 15th Street home ran a drug and prostitution ring there, leading to a total of eight arrests during the weekend.

Eight Arrested on Multiple Charges in Wheeling

Wheeling police believe an East Wheeling resident operated a drug and prostitution ring out of his 15th Street home, as they arrested him and seven others over the weekend. Wheeling police spokesman Philip Stahl said officers believe Michael Riester, 65, is the owner of the 104 15th St. home ...