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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 6:59 a.m. Wednesday and 8:44 a.m. Wednesday, deputies handled four traffic stops, four vehicle accidents and one miscellaneous call. Thursday: At 6:59 a.m., Hubbard Place, animal. At 5:12 a.m., Florida Street, domestic violence. At 2:53 a.m., ...

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‘Stuff a Cruiser’ Event Lends a Helping Hand in Wheeling

The Gabriel Project of West Virginia and local law enforcement are teaming up to help children and families in need Friday at Target at The Highlands. This is the fourth year for the Gabriel Project’s “Stuff a Cruiser” event, and Northern Panhandle coordinator Faith Hicks says the ...

Attempted Murder Charge Is Dropped in Ohio County

A Cleveland man accused of firing shots at another man in a Wheeling Island alley has been released from jail after the alleged victim failed to appear in court. Walter Kenneth Morgan, 28, was released from the Northern Regional Jail after his appearance for a preliminary hearing this week ...

Marshall County Official Offers Assistance with Moundsville Parks

The Marshall County Parks and Recreation Board this week offered to help Moundsville manage its public recreation facilities after council’s recent decision to relegate the municipal park board to an advisory role. City officials invited Craig White, general manager of Grand Vue Park, to ...

Second Man Arrested in Business Break-ins

Police arrested a second man Wednesday in connection with break-ins at two local businesses earlier this month. Jacob White was arrested just before 1 p.m. Wednesday — just hours after an arrest warrant was issued — after a Moundsville police officer saw him on Third Street. At about ...

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Water Line Repair Complete on Main Street in Downtown Wheeling

Photo by Casey Junkins Wheeling Water Department employees flush this fire hydrant on Main Street late Wednesday while working to repair a 20-inch main water line in the street. Main Street traffic was detoured onto Water Street at 12th Street for a few hours. Public Works Director Russell ...

Health Board Recommends Flu Shots for Health Care Workers

By LINDA COMINS Staff Writer The Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health again is recommending that health care workers receive annual influenza immunization. During a special meeting Tuesday, the board voted to recommend that health care workers in the county obtain flu shots. Dr. John ...

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Bethlehem Fire Department Schools Elementary School Kids

Photo by Scott McCloskey Jeff Johnson, left, Fire Chief Jacob Howard and Becky Walters of the Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Department speak to students at Bethlehem Elementary School Wednesday as part of National Fire Prevention Week. The visit helps familiarize students with what firefighters ...

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Moundsville Still Considering Recreation Complex

After considering the impact of a proposed privately-funded recreation complex at Moundsville’s East End Park, city council’s policy committee agreed to continue exploring the opportunity. In September, resident Eric Tucker approached council, seeking to lease land at the park for the ...

Wheeling Woman Accused of Sending Sexual Video to Minor in Marshall County

A Wheeling woman is facing a felony charge for allegedly sending pornographic videos of herself and others to a minor in Marshall County. The Moundsville Police Department received a complaint from a local mother on Sept. 15, regarding a video sent to her 12-year-old son from an unknown ...

Wheeling Woman Accused of Sending Sexual Video to Minor

A Wheeling woman is facing a felony charge for allegedly sending pornographic videos of herself and others to a minor in Marshall County. The Moundsville Police Department received a complaint from a local mother on Sept. 15, regarding a video sent to her 12-year-old son from an unknown ...

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Tiffany Ann Cordes, a teacher at Union Local School District, appears Tuesday in Belmont County Common Pleas Court.

Union Local Teacher Pleads Guilty To Sex Charge in Belmont County Court

A Union Local School District teacher pleaded guilty Tuesday to gross sexual imposition involving a student. Tiffany Ann Cordes, 27, of 201 Burton Drive, Cadiz, had been accused of having a sexual relationship with a male student and charged with sexual battery in connection with a Feb. 3 ...

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West Liberty University Now Offering ‘Bear Necessities’

West Liberty University added a convenience store this fall that is changing the routines of students. The Bear Necessities store, located in the College Union, held its grand opening Tuesday. It is operated by Sodexo, which provides food service on campus. “When I arrived on campus in ...

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Strand Theatre in Moundsville Plans Halloween Events

Moundsville’s historic Strand Theatre will host two Halloween-themed events this month designed to please viewers of all ages. The Strand Theatre Preservation Society will continue one of the community’s treasured October traditions with a late-night showing of the cult classic film ...

Bellaire Murder Defendant in Belmont County Court

One of the co-defendants in an alleged home invasion attempt in Bellaire which resulted in the shooting death of Joshua Gorayeb is still awaiting the results of his competency evaluation. Thomas Earl Grubba, 34, of Wheeling, appeared briefly before Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank ...

Crews Search for Person in Ohio River Near Steubenville

STEUBENVILLE —Numerous police and fire departments were searching for a person who reportedly fell into the river at the Steubenville Marina around 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Steubenville fire and police departments were still on scene and searching the river for the person, whom officials did not ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:34 a.m. Monday and 7:37 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled nine traffic stops and two miscellaneous calls. TUESDAY At 7:05 a.m., Eoff Street, mutual aid given. At 6:42 a.m., Interstate 70, motorist assist. At 6:23 a.m., 22nd Street, burglar ...

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Appalachian Outreach Inc. founder Rose Hart plans casework for local flood victims at the Marshall-Ohio County Long Term Recovery Committee center, located within the former Bishop Donahue High School.

Marshall County Recovery Center Aids Those Not Helped by FEMA

A local recovery group is utilizing a donation from Marshall County commissioners to assist flood victims. According to Appalachian Outreach Inc. Executive Director Rose Hart, who helps lead the new Marshall-Ohio County Long Term Recovery Committee, a contribution from the commission will ...