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Investigation Opened Into Death of Belmont County Jail Inmate Elzie Leasure

An investigation is underway after an inmate was reported dead at the Belmont County Jail on Tuesday. Chief Deputy James Zusack of the Belmont County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that 46-year-old Elzie Leasure of Bellaire died earlier this week. “He was found (Tuesday) morning ...

Ohio Valley Farmers’ Market Marks 40th Anniversary

The Ohio Valley Farmers’ Market will celebrate its 40th anniversary Saturday during its annual “Know Your Farmer. Know Your Food!” event. The market is held from 9 a.m. to noon on 32nd Street in Bellaire. Providing the live entertainment beginning at 9:30 a.m. will be local ...

Belmont County Residents Seek County Support Against Well

Belmont County residents were in their commissioners’ office Wednesday, seeking county support against a proposed injection well. Earlier in the week, the Richland Township Trustees took action to block the project, while calling on the commissioners to support their actions at the county ...

Bellaire VFW to Give Local Veterans Free Breakfast

As a small token of thanks for their service to our country, local veterans are being invited to enjoy a free breakfast at the Bellaire VFW Post 626 from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Tom Cottello, post commander, said the breakfast is a way to say thanks to all veterans during the Independence Day ...

BENCHMARK RELOCATES TO NEW OFFICE IN WHEELING

Photo by Bubba Kapral BenchMark Advisor Networks recently relocated to 75 Edgington Lane in Wheeling from its previous location at 1031 National Road. Carrie Bowman, an Investment Advisor Representative for BenchMark who is in charge of the new headquarters, is a veteran in the financial ...

Dr. Kindra Browning Joins Harrison Community Hospital

Dr. Kindra Browning has joined the staff of Harrison Community Hospital. Board certified in internal medicine, Browning is a graduate of Ohio University with degrees in human biology and nutrition, and the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. A native of Shadyside, Browning ...

2019 Great American Main Street Award

Mayor Glenn Elliott represents Wheeling as the winner of the 2019 Great American Main Street Award, and Nicolette Nolte represents Wheeling as America’s Favorite Homecoming Queen. This marks the first time Wheeling has won top positions in GAMSA and America’s Homecoming Queen ...

Volunteers Support Beast of the East

Athletes have come to the Beast of the East tournament for more than three decades, and each year, the same volunteers have been there to greet them. The Elm Grove Civics Association has been supporting the Beast for its 31-year run, and in some cases, the same volunteers have been coming ...

McBee Recognized as Distinguished Administrator

The West Virginia Health Care Association has honored Christopher McBee, executive director of New Martinsville Center-Genesis HealthCare, as the Distinguished Administrator of the Year. During an award ceremonies in Morgantown, McBee received recognition for establishing relationships with ...

Keeping Animals Safe During Festivities

While many people like the lights, sound and spectacle of fireworks displays, most animals do not. The thunderous sounds that accompany the vivid displays can induce anxiety, fear and stress for many animals. On Independence Day, many pet and livestock owners could be in for be a stressful ...

Teen Who Hit 9-year-old Was Driving Without License

It’s possible a teen driver who struck a 9-year-old boy riding a bicycle Monday evening could face additional charges, Police Chief John McFarland said. McFarland said the driver, a 17-year-old girl from Rayland, did not have a driver’s license or a learner’s permit at the time of the ...

CBD Store Opens in Moundsville

Marshall County and city leaders were in high spirits Tuesday afternoon for the grand opening of Your CBD Store Moundsville. The store first opened two weeks ago, at the corner of Lafayette Avenue and Fifth Street, selling CBD oil products. CBD oil is used to treat anxiety and relieve ...

Wheeling Fire Department Honored for Treating Severe Heart Attacks

The city’s fire department received an award from the American Heart Association for providing quality treatment when responding to severe heart attacks. Association representatives presented Wheeling Fire Department Chief Larry Helms, paramedics and emergency medical technicians with the ...

Independence Day Extravaganza

Song leader Sue Pettit and organist Robert Troeger are getting in the spirit for the Independence Day Extravaganza set for at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 1410 Chapline St., Wheeling. The patriotic concert will feature Austrian organist Lukas Hasler and surprise ...

Bloomingdale Child Dies in Two-Vehicle Crash

A 4-year-old girl died following a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 22, between Ohio 43 and Lovers Lane, at about 5:45 p.m. Monday, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported. A trooper said a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Christopher A. Ogden, 25, of Bloomingdale was traveling east at around ...

Eagle Scout Project Hatches Nesting Spot in Woodsdale

A Boy Scout’s idea to improve an outside gathering spot in Woodsdale is nearly complete, and he soon could have both his Eagle Scout badge and a place to celebrate his achievement. About a year ago, Nathan Weekley — a member of Boy Scout Troop 6 in Wheeling — looked out the windows of ...

Tractor-trailer rollover

Representatives of Bill’s Towing work to remove a trailer from a commercial truck from an accident scene on Monday. According to Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. Drew Hertlein, the tractor-trailer was headed east on Interstate 70 at exit 208 at about 5:15 a.m. Monday when it traveled off the ...

Ohio 7 Near Toronto Reopens After Landslide

TORONTO — State Route 7 north of Toronto is open to one lane of traffic in each direction. The Ohio Department of Transportation reported a contractor completed work on a crossover on Saturday, several days ahead of schedule. Shelly & Sands of Rayland began work Wednesday, and the work ...