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Judge Fregiato Opposes Issue 1

Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato gave his opinion Thursday night on Ohio’s Issue 1 during a We The People Ohio Valley meeting. Fregiato said from the start that he is completely against Issue 1. He said the proposed constitutional amendment would eliminate jail time for ...

Village of Bellaire Will Advertise Administrator Position

The village of Bellaire still is without a full-time administrator. Following a regular Bellaire Village Council meeting Thursday, Mayor Vince DiFabrizio said he plans to advertise the position after two of the candidates he was considering took jobs elsewhere. He said Village Council is ...

Marshall County Chamber of Commerce Honors The Green Tab

The Green Tab was honored Thursday night with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce during the chamber’s annual dinner. Scott Reager, the chamber’s executive director, presented the award to publisher Eric Anderson for the publication’s decades of ...

Former Moundsville Mayor Simms Indicted on Drug Charges

Former Moundsville mayor and council member Kevin Mark Simms was indicted Wednesday on drug distribution charges by a federal grand jury. U.S. Attorney Bill Powell said Simms, 63, was charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute oxycodone, one count of distribution ...

Wheeling Hospital Among 40 Worldwide To Offer Heart Procedure

Wheeling Hospital is one of only 40 hospitals worldwide to replace aortic heart valves using the Transcaval approach for the transcatheter aortic-valve replacement procedure, the hospital reported in a statement released Thursday. No other hospital in West Virginia or Pennsylvania offers the ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:02 a.m. Wednesday to 7:14 a.m. Thursday, officers handled seven traffic stops, two accidents and two miscellaneous calls. THURSDAY At 7:14 a.m., Eagle Court, transport. At 6:52 a.m., Mount Wood Road, suspicious person. At 5:58 a.m., South Penn Street, ...

WLU Earns Most Affordable Rating

College Consensus, a unique new college review aggregator, has recognized West Liberty University in its survey of the Most Affordable Colleges and Universities for 2018. WLU is ranked at the 41st spot out of the 100 Most Affordable Colleges and Universities in the country. “Affordable ...

Opposition to School Levy Heard in St. Clairsville

By ROBERT A. DEFRANK For The Intelligencer ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Residents who oppose a $79.9-million levy for the St. Clairsville-Richland City School District met Wednesday to express anger and concern for future financial hardship and remain determined to stop the levy from passing. More ...

Cameron High School Prepares for Homecoming Festivities

Photo Provided Cameron High School will kickoff its homecoming festivities with a parade at 5:30 p.m. Friday. At 7 p.m., the Dragons will host the Conotton Valley Rockets at Dragon Field and will select a homecoming king and queen during halftime. The 2018 court members are freshmen attendant ...

Follansbee City Council Asked To Reconsider ‘Brunch Bill’

Follansbee City Council was asked Monday to reconsider allowing the city’s limited video lottery establishments to open earlier. Gambling parlor owner Vito “Skip” Cutrone said in August that council voted 3-2 against allowing him to operate his LVL machines on Sunday mornings. But he ...

U.S. Rep. David McKinley Stops at Small Businesses in Moundsville

Photo by Alan Olson U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., second from left, meets Tuesday with representatives of Harvey Goodman Realtor during a walking tour of Moundsville. McKinley spoke to the Realtors about the current business climate and asked what he could do to assist. McKinley also ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 9:08 a.m. Tuesday to 7:37 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled five traffic stops, five accidents and two miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 7:37 a.m., Kruger Street, domestic violence. At 7:30 a.m., 14th Street, disorderly adult. At 6:49 a.m., Main Street, road ...

Wheeling Park High School Names Homecoming Court

Photo Provided The 2018 Wheeling Park High School Homecoming Court members are, from left, front row, Jack Stakem, Natalie Fischer, Morgan Fox, Emily Hudrlik, Emily Pavlic, Maria Davis and Tino Kayafas; middle row, Max Mendelson, Paige Nolte, Maggie Marra, Alexa Crebs, Paige Futey, Shea Wright ...

Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott Wants Report on Fiscal Safeguards

Mayor Glenn Elliott wants to know what safeguards are being put in place against corruption in city offices following a guilty plea to committing wire fraud by a former employee. As part of her plea agreement, former Wheeling Human Resources Director Teresa Hudrlik has agreed to repay the city ...

Judges Deliver Sentences For Drugs in Federal Court in Wheeling

The following cases were heard recently in U.S. District court in Wheeling: ∫ Kevin J. Pugh, 38, of Wheeling, was sentenced to 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to one count of distribution of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of Bloch Playground in Ohio County. Assistant U.S. Attorney ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:39 a.m. Monday to 7:50 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled four traffic stops and three accidents. TUESDAY At 7:50 a.m., National Road, disorderly adult. At 7:17 a.m., Eagle Court, transport. At 3:44 a.m., South Huron Street, suspicious vehicle. At 3:17 ...