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Tie Vote in New Martinsville 4th Ward City Council Race

City council candidates in New Martinsville’s 4th Ward ended up getting the same number of votes. Steve Pallisco and Debra Robers each got 128 votes Tuesday during the primary election. However, Wetzel County Clerk Carol Haught said absentee and provisional ballots had not been counted ...

Goddard Elected McMechen Mayor; Council Seats Filled

By ALAN OLSON Staff Writer Following McMechen mayor Gregg Wolfe’s decision not to seek re-election, voters selected council member David Goddard to fill the position starting in July. Unofficial counts Tuesday night indicate that Goddard got 333 votes in the three-way race for mayor, ...

Retired Superintendent Elected to Hancock County Board of Education

By STEVE RAPPACH For The Intelligencer NEW CUMBERLAND — Two incumbent candidates and a retired teacher/superintendent were selected by voters Tuesday to fill the three seats up for grabs in the six-way Hancock County Board of Education race. According to unofficial results from the ...

Brooke BOE Incumbents Voted Out

By WARREN SCOTT For The Intelligencer Three newcomers will replace three sitting members of the Brooke County Board of Education. In a crowded race of eight candidates vying for three seats on the board, the top vote-getters Tuesday were Chris Byers, of Weirton, with 1,764 votes; Stacy ...

Smith, Archer to Square Off for Tyler County Commission Seat

STAFF REPORTS Republican Mike Smith will face off against Democrat Julia A. Archer in November for a vacant seat on the Tyler County Commission. Smith was a clear frontrunner compared to other Republicans. He received 415 votes, while Archer received 305 in the Democratic primary. The ...

Belmont County Voters Approve Most Levies

From Staff Reports BELLAIRE — Voters in various townships voted overwhelmingly in favor of tax levies with the exception of an additional levy in Flushing Township that failed by just two votes. Voters in Pultney Township who live outside of Bellaire voted in favor of a 0.5-mill emergency ...

Harrison Levy Passes

Harrison County residents on Tuesday passed a 1-mill levy to fund the county’s Board of Developmental Disabilities, which provides assistance to individuals living with disabilities. The vote was 1,617 in favor to 504 against. The levy was proposed for five years, and the money was to be ...

Bellaire Home Invasion Leads to 11-Year Sentence

Thomas Earl Grubba nearly lost his life when he conspired with several others in an attempted home invasion that resulted in the death of one person. Instead, he will spend 11 years of his life behind bars. Grubba, 34, of Wheeling, was the final defendant of four charged in the Bellaire ...

St. Clairsville Council Discusses Potential Dangers on Bike Trail

Weather has not been kind to the city’s bicycle trail tunnel, but council wants to ensure it will remain open. Council members passed an ordinance Monday to apply for a grant of about $40,000 from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to fix the tunnel’s damage. The city’s Service ...

Wheeling Murder Trial Delayed Until August

The murder trial for one of two Wheeling men charged last year in a shooting death of a Cleveland resident has been continued until later this summer while the trial of the other man involved remains scheduled for June. A trial for Jordan Davis, which had been scheduled to begin Monday after ...

Driver Killed in Construction Zone Accident in Wetzel County

A driver who crashed Monday afternoon in a construction zone on W.Va. 2 has died. West Virginia State Police in Moundsville said north and southbound lanes were closed for several hours following the two-vehicle crash that occurred early afternoon in Wetzel County. The road reopened later in ...

Wheeling Couple Donates $5,000 to WVU Professor

Photo Provided Dr. James and Karen Caveney, of Wheeling, flank West Virginia University professor Lesley Cottrell who received an award for excellence and $5,000 in professional development money from the James and Karen Caveney Alumni Association. Cottrell is director of the Center for ...

Wheeling Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 9:22 a.m. Sunday and 7:53 a.m. Monday, officers also handled 16 traffic stops, three miscellaneous calls and two accidents. MONDAY At 7:53 a.m., Chapline Street parking garage; breaking and entering of vehicle. At 7:27 a.m., Interstate 70 exit 2A, public ...

Rabies Case Reported By Wheeling Ohio County Health Department

A domestic cat found in North Wheeling has tested positive for rabies, officials at the Wheeling Ohio County Health Department said today. The cat was found in the Market Street area in North Wheeling. The cat died Thursday and tested positive for rabies on Monday. Health officials said ...

Freemasons May Donate Cornerstone for New School in Cadiz

The Harrison Hills City School District Board of Education recently discussed the installation of a cornerstone for its new school building. The board met at the construction site of the new school complex just off of Ohio 9, along with representatives from Hammond Construction, Randall L. ...

Marshall County Commissioners Reel In Solution for Dunkard Fork Lake

After the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources informed the Marshall County Commission that conditions were not favorable to restock a local fishing hole, the commissioners paid out of pocket to see Dunkard Fork Lake stocked this year. In January, commissioners were approached by ...

Wheeling Hospital Holds Ethics Discussion

Photo Provided Fielding questions during a recent showing at Wheeling Hospital of “My Name is Bill W.” are co-moderators Dr. Valerie Satkoske, director of ethics at the hospital, and Dr. E. Phillips Polack, chairman of the hospital’s Committee on Ethics. The movie, based on the true ...

Morrisey Makes Weekend Campaign Stops in Wheeling

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey sees Tuesday’s race for the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate as being between him and Don Blankenship. Morrisey campaigned in Wheeling over the weekend and paused at Centre Market to give his insight on the remaining few days before ...

HealthNet Gets New Child Restraints for Base in Moundsville

HealthNet Aeromedical Services is going to install an Ambulance Child Restraint System at its aircraft base at the Marshall County Airport. The organization received 10 of the child restraint systems, which allows one to be placed at each aircraft base. “In just a few days, the equipment ...

Oglebay’s Natural Beauty Garden And Grounds Crews Busy

WHEELING — Whether it’s picnicking on a grassy hillside or walking through Bissonette Gardens to view the rows of colorful tulips or nearby flowering trees, the recent snap of warm weather has not only attracted thousands of visitors to the park, it has kicked off that time of year that ...