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Celebrating Mother’s Day in the Ohio Valley

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Being a mother is said to be one of the toughest jobs in the world, but also one of the most rewarding. Mother’s Day is a special occasion meant to honor and appreciate those maternal figures who have helped shape us into the people we are today. Whether it’s buying ...

Marshall County Shows Off Public Safety Building to Emergency Officials

Marshall County emergency officials were eager to show off their relatively new public safety building in Moundsville to their counterparts across the state. The $7.3 million facility, which opened in December 2015, was the site of Friday morning’s combined meeting for the Enhanced 911 and ...

Man Found Guilty of Child Porn Crimes in Moundsville

A former Moundsville resident was found guilty during a one-day trial earlier this week of distribution of child pornography, which could land him up to three years in prison. Carlos Duncan, 50, who currently lives in Mayse, Clay County, was found guilty at trial Monday on distributing and ...

Jacobsburg Man Charged With Multiple Rapes

A 72-year-old man accused of multiple rapes over a period of more than 30 years has been arrested and is facing charges. On Thursday, a special session of the Monroe County grand jury returned an indictment against Richard A. Hess Sr. of 59342 Crozier Ridge Road, Jacobsburg. He is charged ...

Crittenton Services in Wheeling Goes ‘Virtual’ for Annual 5K

For the past several years, Crittenton Services has held a traditional 5K race, but the event is going virtual this year. The virtual event takes place anywhere, at any time, on Saturday and Sunday. The virtual 5K offers complete flexibility for participants. The start line can be a ...

Flushing, Ohio Man Pleads Guilty In Child Porn Case

Wesley Alan Burdge, who had been the subject of a manhunt near the end of 2018 on suspicion of activities related to child pornography, pleaded guilty Thursday to two felony counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor. Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato set ...

Plans Revealed for Great American Rail-Trail

The 3,700-mile Great American Rail-Trail is going to pass through West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle, cut across the Market Street Bridge and then traverse Jefferson County, organizers revealed Wednesday. “It is good to see the potential of a trail to cross this county, much like the ...

Renowned Pathologist Testifies in Football Player’s Lawuit

Five years ago, the ornate Washington County Courthouse served as a set for scenes in the motion picture “Concussion,” for which actor Will Smith received a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of Dr. Bennet Omalu. On Wednesday, a real-life drama related to football and physical ...

New Wheeling Summer Events Guide Highlights Regional Music, Festivals

View the Ohio Valley Summer Event Guide WHEELING — Ohio Valley residents will be able to attend free concerts nearly every day of the week this summer. “You can pretty much go to a free concert any day of the week throughout the summer somewhere up and down the river,” Bob Heldreth of ...

Strollers Permitted at Ogden Wellness Weekend 5K Run and Walk for Health

To continue expanding the family friendly atmosphere at the inaugural Ogden Wellness Weekend, the 5K Run and Walk for Health this year will permit participants pushing children in strollers to take part in the event. The 5K is set for an 8:15 a.m. start for the runners and an 8:20 a.m. start ...

Former California University of Pa. Player With ALS Testifies Against NCAA

WASHINGTON, Pa. -- The click-click-click of a keyboard controlled by eye movement was the only sound for minutes at a time as Matthew Onyshko used an electronically-produced voice to testify Tuesday in his civil trial against the NCAA. Onyshko, 38, of Pittsburgh, a former California ...

Ohio University Eastern in St. Clairsville Honors 2019 Graduates

Ohio University’s Eastern Campus honored graduates, student leaders and special guests at the Honors and Recognition Convocation last Friday at the campus’ Health and Physical Education Center in St. Clairsville. Eastern Campus Dean Bob Klein welcomed the graduates and special guests. He ...

Tied Vote for Martins Ferry Council Seat

In the race for Martins Ferry City Council’s 4th Ward seat, the unofficial result is a tie. During Tuesday’s primary election, the lone race was for a 4th Ward Martins Ferry City Council seat. Councilman Rick Rodgers received 24 votes and his challenger, city resident Larry Deaton, also ...

Wild Turkey Federation Awards Scholarships to Marshall County Students

The John E. “Mutt” Martin Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is proud to announce its 2019 class of scholarship recipients. Ten Marshall County students have earned the “Glen Wells Scholarship,” co-sponsored by Michael Pack. Cameron High School senior Shelby ...

Steubenville Man Gets Four Years for Fatal Shooting

Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. on Monday sentenced a city resident to four years in prison for shooting and killing a man in a gun fight at a bar. Tyrelle Gilbert, 36, pleaded guilty to charges of reckless homicide in connection with a fatal shooting at Club 106 on May ...

Wheeling Hospital Auxiliary Awards Scholarships

The auxiliary of Wheeling Hospital is continuing the annual tradition of awarding scholarships to teen volunteers. Nine high school seniors, representing six schools, recently received the honor at the auxiliary’s spring dinner meeting. Peggy Swearingen, auxiliary scholarship chair, ...