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Deadline Looms for Gov. Jim Justice To Name New 1st Judicial Circuit Judge

With a deadline looming this week, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has yet to appoint a new judge for the 1st Judicial Circuit. However, Justice is expected to be in Wheeling this morning to discuss land and water grants and recycling assistance grants. It was unclear Tuesday if the governor ...

Still No Timetable for Dog Park To Reopen in Wheeling

Even before snow lightly covered the ground this week, Wheeling's dog park had closed because it’s been raining cats and dogs in the Ohio Valley. The gates to the Fitzsimmons Family Dog Park: A PetSafe Park in East Wheeling have been shut since Nov. 5, when Wheeling officials determined the ...

Efforts Continue To Rebuild Software After Cyberattack on OVMC, EORH

Ohio Valley Medical Center and East Ohio Regional Hospital won’t have to pay “ransom” to counter a cyberattack on the hospitals’ computer system, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. “We are not paying a ransom,” said Karin Janiszewski, director of marketing and public relations for OVMC ...

Hancock County Mulls Changing High School Scheduling

With a change in class scheduling formats being considered for Hancock County’s high schools next year, Superintendent Tim Woodward met with some students and talked about their approval and concerns. Woodward addressed his discussions with students from the Honors English course of Oak Glen ...

Wheeling Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:39 a.m. Monday to 4:24 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled seven traffic stops, six accidents and four miscellaneous calls. TUESDAY At 4:04 a.m., Centre Market, foot patrol. At 2:44 a.m., Center Wheeling, serve warrant. At 12:47 a.m., 16th Street, mental ...

OVMC, EORH Hope To Have Emergency Rooms Back Online

Officials of Ohio Valley Medical Center and East Ohio Regional Hospital hope to have their emergency rooms fully operational today as efforts continue to remedy a cyberattack on the hospitals’ computer system. “We’ve made great progress but we are not there yet,” Daniel Dunmyer, CEO of ...

Belmont County Man’s Child Pornography Trial May Be Continued

A Flushing man accused of distributing child pornography appeared in court Monday, while two co-defendants in the case are expected to make their first Ohio court appearances today. John Null Garwon III, 43, incarcerated on a bond of $250,000, appeared before Belmont County Common Pleas Judge ...

Needed Road Work May Complicate Budget Process in Steubenville

Steubenville leaders should keep funding needs for several major road projects in mind as they finalize the 2019 budget, city Engineer Mike Dolak said. The Sunset and Lovers Lane intersection upgrade — adding or extending turning lanes at the busy intersection — will get under way around ...

Almost 20 Show Up for Canceled Meeting on Building Sale in Bellaire

Members of the West Bellaire neighborhood turned out Monday night to learn more about the potential sale of the Forest Hills Community Center only to find out the meeting was canceled. Joe Anastasia, son-in-law of the building’s owner, Sarah Marling, arrived at 5:30 p.m. to open the doors, ...

Wheeling Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 10:03 a.m. Sunday to 7:42 a.m. Monday, officers handled three traffic stops, three accidents and one miscellaneous call. MONDAY At 5:42 a.m., National Road, welfare check. At 3:20 a.m., South Front Street, welfare check. At 3:03 a.m., Wilson Street, ...

Warwood Is Ready To Make the Season Bright

The ninth-annual Light-up Warwood Night, conducted by the Warwood Lions Club, will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 in Garden Park. The Christmas tree and lighted displays will be turned on to begin the holiday season. The trees will be decorated with handmade ornaments by the students from Warwood ...

WVU Tries New Approach to Treating Pain

The Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute at West Virginia University has enrolled the first patient in a randomized clinical trial that will test the effectiveness of an injectable non-opioid, non-steroid micropellet to treat sciatica. The phase III clinical trial uses a clonidine micropellet, ...

Village of Mingo Junction Welcomes Holiday Season With Special Event

Mingo Junction will welcome in the holiday season today with its annual light-up night celebration. The events begin at 6 p.m. and will be held next door to the village building on Commercial Street. The night kicks off with Jefferson County Commissioner Tom Gentile leading the crowd in the ...

Wheeling Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 9:12 a.m. Saturday to 8:07 a.m. Sunday, officers handled five traffic stops, two vehicle accidents and two miscellaneous calls. SUNDAY At 8:03 a.m., Eoff Street, dead on arrival. At 7:49 a.m., South Broadway Street, domestic incident. At 6:09 a.m., ...

Officer’s Efforts Return Food Program to Central Elementary

MOUNDSVILLE — In October, Moundsville police officers promised they were swearing off the razor for a month to raise funds for Central Elementary School’s Weekend Backpack meal program. Thanks to their efforts, the school was able to send its needy students home with big bags of food to ...

Residents in the Ohio Valley Shop Small

WHEELING— People weary from Black Friday sales at large retailers had a chance to “shop small” as businesses in the Ohio Valley took part in Small Business Saturday. Shops at Centre Market in Wheeling marked down their items 20 percent to 50 percent Saturday to entice customers. The ...

Police Seek Suspect In Bridgeport Bank Robbery

BRIDGEPORT — Local law enforcement agencies on Saturday searched the Bridgeport area for a man who robbed the Unified Bank on Howard Street early that morning. Village Police Chief John Bumba said the man was the second customer to enter the bank that day, arriving around 8:15-8:30 a.m. ...

Five Members Join Youth Services System Board

WHEELING — Youth Services System Inc. is welcoming five new members to its volunteer board of directors. Meredith Dailer is a 2001 graduate of Fairmont State University and associate principal at Wheeling Park High School. She was a social studies teacher and varsity girls’ basketball ...

Police Roundups

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:29 a.m. Thursday to 6:53 a.m. Saturday, officers handled 18 traffic stops, eight accidents and one miscellaneous call. SATURDAY At 6:35 a.m., 16th Street, disorderly adult. At 6:14 a.m., Chapline Street, domestic violence verbal. At 5:50 a.m., South ...

Modra Joins Belmont Savings Bank

BELLAIRE — Belmont Savings Bank has named Tom Modra vice president. Modra, a Powhatan Point native, has more than 25 years of experience in the industry. His experience includes lending, management and IRAs. “It’s great to have Tom join our team,” said Todd Cover, president and CEO ...