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Longterm Care Hospital to Open in Morgantown

MORGANTOWN — The West Virginia Health Care Authority has approved a certificate of need for Acuity Healthcare to develop a 25-bed, long-term acute care hospital at Mon Health Medical Center. The specialty hospital will be located on the fourth floor of Mon Health Medical Center in ...

No Love Lost Between Justice and Carmichael

There was a time when it was believed that Gov. Jim Justice and Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, were close. After last week, I’d say those days are very much over. How that plays out for the Republican Party’s control of most of state government in 2020 remains to be ...

Vintage Raceboats Ready to Roar Up The Ohio River in New Martinsville

NEW MARTINSVILLE — More than 30 vintage hydroplane raceboats — some capable of speeds approaching 140 miles per hour — will be roaring up and down the Ohio River at New Martinsville on Father’s Day weekend, leaving high, long “roostertails” of spray in their wakes. The boats, no ...

Martins Ferry Youth Celebrates Final Day Of Cancer Treatment With Baseball

BRIDGEPORT — Leo Zambori was the starting third baseman for Martins Ferry Black and listed as its cleanup hitter Wednesday night at Gould Park when it met Bridgeport Blue in Ohio Valley Junior Sports Pinto baseball action. That’s nothing out of the ordinary for the 8-year-old. What ...

Wheeling Hospital Touted for Treating Severest Heart Attack

Wheeling Hospital again has been recognized as one of the top hospitals in the United States for its fast and effective treatment of the most severe type of heart attack, known as ST Elevation Acute Myocardial Infarction, or STEMI. The hospital has earned the American Heart Association’s ...

Jefferson County to Receive Nearly $1 Million in FEMA Aid for Rain Damage

The Jefferson County Engineer’s Department informed the commissioners Thursday the county is set to receive $967,764 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for damages associated with the heavy rainfall in 2018. Clay Merrin, chief deputy engineer, said the money is a reimbursement ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Thursday to 8 a.m. Friday, officers handled eight traffic stops, six accidents and six miscellaneous calls. At 8:29 a.m., North Erie Street, flagged down. At 9:39 a.m., South Penn Street, welfare check. At 9:40 a.m., Water Street, meet ...

Urban Garden on Wheeling Island Continues to Provide Benefits for Blind

Five years after the creation of a quaint urban garden between a row of houses on Wheeling Island, the venture continues to provide tremendous benefits for blind and visually impaired clients of The Seeing Hand Association. While Edelman Garden continues to be a “work in progress” each ...

Belmont County Sheriff David Lucas Warns of Scam

Belmont County Sheriff David Lucas is warning Belmont County residents about a telephone scam where callers pretend to be with the sheriff’s department to extort money from victims. He said residents have received phone calls and messages to a recording claiming to be the civil processing ...

Brooke County Commissioners Hear Updates on Properties

WELLSBURG — Brooke County Commissioners received an update Wednesday on infrastructure and economic development around the area. Pat Ford, executive director of the Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle, announced that the former Follansbee Middle School will be up for ...

Council Discusses Measures to Keep Martins Ferry Clean

MARTINS FERRY— Mayor Robert Krajnyak wants to make residents aware that the mess left behind last week was from a state crew and not from the city, however the city will clean up the mess. The state crews were in towards the middle and end of Ohio 7, Mayor Krajnyak said. The state ...

‘Overdose Spike Alerts’ Now Available to Wheeling Residents

A new system designed to notify Wheeling residents when upticks in drug overdoses occur in the city went live Wednesday. Such spikes, or when three or more overdoses happen in a 24-hour period, occurred about once a month for the past year, Wheeling Police Department Crime Analyst John Wroten ...

Judge to Consider Motion to Dismiss In Gov. Justice Residency Case

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS For The Intelligencer A Kanawha County judge is still considering a motion by attorneys for Gov. Jim Justice to dismiss a case asking the court to force him to live in Charleston, but granted a motion Wednesday to halt discovery of documents and evidence. Kanawha ...

Man Sentenced in Marshall County to 3 Years For Child Pornography Crimes

By ALAN OLSON Staff Writer Circuit Judge David Hummel wrapped up his sentencing hearing by denouncing Carlos Duncan as “probably the sickest dude I’ve ever seen in this court” and ordered him to serve three years in prison for possessing child pornography. Duncan, 50, currently ...

‘Shedding Light on Mental Health’ at Highlands Event Center

TRIADELPHIA — West Liberty University’s College of Education and Human Performance is partnering with the National Alliance of Mental Illness to present a mental health conference today and Friday at the Highlands Event Center. Keynote speakers are mental health activist Gabe Howard today ...

Annual C3 Soccer Camp Opens Sunday in Wheeling at The Linsly School

Covenant Community Church will celebrate it 16th year of bringing the C3 Soccer Camp to Wheeling when the annual camp opens Sunday and continues through Tuesday on the campus of The Linsly School. The camp, which is a tri-state fixture, will draw more than 400 children for the three-night ...

Wheeling Reenactor Greg Smith To Portray 19th Century Newspaperman

In celebration of Wheeling’s 250th birthday, Pop-Up History will bring historical figures back to life, as reenactors will be reliving their lives at their places of work every other week throughout the coming months. Wheeling Island resident Greg Smith, a Friends of Wheeling board member, ...

Gas Station in Elm Grove Robbed at Knifepoint

The Wheeling Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that happened early Tuesday at the Marathon Gas Station at 2060 National Road in the Elm Grove neighborhood. The store clerk told police the suspect robbed the business at knifepoint a few minutes before 2 a.m. According to ...

Martins Ferry Police Investigating Reported Abduction Attempt

Martins Ferry police are investigating a report of an reported abduction attempt of a woman Monday in an alleyway beside Kroger. Police Chief John McFarland said this morning that the victim was standing in a gravel alley alongside Kroger at about 9 p.m. when the incident occurred. “A ...