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Three Seek Mayor’s Post in Village of Bethlehem

A former mayor, the former recorder and a current councilman all want to be the next mayor of Bethlehem. The ballot for the city’s municipal election on June 11 is now set, with contested elections taking place for mayor, recorder and 2nd Ward council. Former Mayor Garrett Daniel has filed ...

Ohio County Police Reports

OHIO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE From 4:12 a.m. Saturday to 9:30 a.m. Sunday, deputies handled 12 traffic stops, two vehicle accidents and one miscellaneous call. SUNDAY At 9:30 a.m., Interstate 70 east, exit 10, motorist assist. At 9:12 a.m., Cabela Drive, Valley Grove, burglar ...

Ohio County Students Get Dental Help

WHEELING — There is help available to students in Ohio County Schools who have a toothache, or worse. The dental clinic, located inside Madison Elementary School on Wheeling Island, has been tending to the teeth of toddlers and teenagers in the school district for more than 50 years. It ...

One House Destroyed By Fire, Another One Saved in Bellaire

The Ohio Fire Marshal’s Office has been called in to investigate an early-morning fire that destroyed one duplex and damaged another home in the village of Bellaire. Bellaire Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Tim Bell said his department was dispatched at 12:40 a.m. Friday for a ...

Mestrovic’s Mural Chosen for Kossuth Park in Downtown Wheeling

After a month of public voting, Wheeling artist Sherrie Mestrovic’s design has been chosen for a mural at Kossuth Park. More than 3,400 people cast votes for the public art contest, which is a project of Wheeling Heritage. Mestrovic was one of four finalists in the contest, which asked ...

Senate Passes Bill For Permanent Home Rule

After a committee in the House of Delegates this week tabled a bill making municipal home rule permanent in West Virginia, the Senate on Friday amended and passed a similar bill. Senate Bill 4, making the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program a permanent program, passed the Senate 30-3. It now ...

Wheeling Coffee Remembers Owner Mary Ann Lokmer

By ALEX MEYER Staff Writer When Mary Ann Lokmer visited the Smithsonian National Museum in Washington, D.C., she didn’t want to hear about what was in the museum. Instead, she told the people there about all the different things that Wheeling has to offer. “She was the best ambassador ...

Police: Man Left Child in Freezing Vehicle in St. Clairsville

A bitterly cold parking lot was the scene of what Belmont County Sheriff David Lucas termed a near-fatal mishap when a 2-year-old boy was left in a vehicle in 5-degree weather for almost a half-hour earlier this week. According to the sheriff’s office, Belmont County 911 received a call ...

Cameron City Council To Discuss Ron Walker’s Future

Following Ron Walker’s conviction for sexual abuse this week, the Cameron councilman’s position representing the city’s 1st Ward will be discussed at a council meeting Monday. Walker, who was found guilty Tuesday of first-degree sexual abuse, was elected in 2016 to represent the south ...

Bids for Belmont County Office Consolidation Come In Low

The plan to consolidate Belmont County offices at the former site of The Health Plan is taking shape at a lower cost than expected. On Wednesday, Belmont County Commissioners Josh Meyer, J.P. Dutton and Jerry Echemann awarded the project to Bedway Development Corp. as the lowest and best ...

Woodburner Is Blamed for House Fire in Dallas

While numerous fire agencies were fighting a blaze at The Ziegenfelder Co. building in Wheeling, Dallas and Bethlehem volunteers battled a house fire on Mustang Lane. Dallas VFD Assistant Chief J.J. Murrin said no one was injured in the fire at the older house. The blaze was believed to have ...

Relocated Glass Museum in Washington, Pa. Pushes for Early April Opening

WASHINGTON, Pa. — The finish line is a couple of months or so away, but everyone involved with the Duncan & Miller Glass Museum relocation is seizing the window of opportunity. “I see this as a real community asset in the future,” said Kathy Grant, a volunteer with the nonprofit ...

Wheeling, Ohio County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Wednesday to 8 a.m. Thursday, officers handled 12 traffic stops, two vehicle accidents and two miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 8:37 a.m., Richland Avenue, out with vehicle. At 8:59 a.m., Medical Park Road, transport. At 10:16 a.m., Burkham ...

Several Locations in Wheeling Open for Those Seeking Shelter from Cold

The Salvation Army in East Wheeling is offering a place for people to stay warm as temperatures remain in the single digits today. The Army is operating a warming center in its building at 140 16th Street through Friday. Those who are nearby and need a place to get warm can visit the center ...

Home Rule Bill in West Virginia Legislature Not Home Free Just Yet

A West Virginia House of Delegates committee on Wednesday put the brakes on a bill to make permanent a program that gives cities more freedom to govern and tax themselves. The House Government Organization Committee tabled House Bill 2728, which would make the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program ...

Future of Pat Catan’s Store in St. Clairsville Is in Doubt

The parent company of Pat Catan’s Arts & Crafts announced Wednesday it plans to close all the company’s 36 stores and rebrand and reopen 12 of them as Michaels locations. Just how this will impact the Pat Catan’s at the Ohio Valley Mall remains to be seen. According to a release ...

Gas Tank Removal Clears Way for Development in Steubenville

Jefferson County has the state record so far for the most gasoline tanks removed from one site under a state grant program. The Jefferson County Port Authority contacted the Ohio Development Services Agency on behalf of the Ohio Motor Group concerning gasoline tanks buried on property on South ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Tuesday to 8 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled six traffic stops, one vehicle accident and two miscellaneous calls. TUESDAY At 8 a.m., South Broadway Street, abandoned vehicle. At 8:27 a.m., 15th Street, arraignment. At 8:45 a.m., South Penn ...