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Seven Springs Hosts Fireworks, Food Trucks Festival

Fireworks. Food trucks. Seven Springs. For those with a discriminating palate who enjoy seeing the mountain-top sky lit red, white, green and blue, not much more needs to be said. Seven Springs Mountain Resort is hosting Saturday its first-ever Fireworks & Food Trucks Festival. The event, ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:44 a.m. Monday and 7:47 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled six traffic stops, five vehicle accidents and two miscellaneous calls. TUESDAY At 7:47 a.m., Bethany Pike, meet complainant. At 7:32 a.m., 14th Street, disorderly adult. At 5:52 a.m., Chapline ...

Wheeling Chamber Graduates Leadership, Youth Programs

The Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce recently graduated the 2018 Leadership Wheeling and Youth Leadership Wheeling programs. Leadership Wheeling, which began this year on Jan. 9 was comprised of 19 area professionals representing many different business sectors in the community. This was ...

Patriotic Quilts Presented to Veterans by Ohio Valley Quilts for Valor

Photo Provided Members of the “Ohio Valley Quilts for Valor” presented these patriotic quilts to veterans with the Moundsville Veterans Honor Guard during a recent meeting at American Legion Post 3 in Moundsville. Deceased members’ widow of Don Loy and Gene Miller also were presented ...

Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office Receives Support Dog for Victims

The newest face at the Marshall County Prosecutor’s Office is also the one who likely will be rushing to meet new arrivals as they walk in the door. Liberty, who was brought on as the county’s facility animal, serves a specialized role in the office: comfort. Prosecutor Rhonda Wade, ...

Belmont County Judge Lifts Couple’s No-Contact Order

Belmont County Common Pleas Judge John Vavra ruled Monday to release the no-contact order on a husband and wife accused of stealing nearly $100,000 from York Township and the York Water Authority. Dawn Lee, 47, and Ryan Reed Lee, 49, may have contact with each other as a result of the ruling. ...

Weirton City Manager Travis Blosser Says He’ll Step Down

The city of Weirton soon will begin the process of searching for a new city manager. Travis Blosser, the city manager, has announced his plans to step down from the position and accept a job as assistant executive director of the West Virginia Municipal League. Blosser explained during an ...

Belmont County Health Board Begins Process of Putting Levy on Ballot

The Belmont County Board of Health took the first step toward possibly putting a tax levy up for a vote during the November election. During a regular meeting held Monday, board members Elizabeth Glick, James King, Irene Louda and Dr. Renato DelaCruz approved a motion to begin the process of ...

Annual Marx Toy and Train Collectors’ Show in Wheeling Is This Weekend

The 20th Annual Marx Toy and Train Collectors’ Show will take place Friday and Saturday at the Kruger Street Toy and Train Museum. The show began in 1998 and continues to preserve the history of the Louis Marx & Co., a toy factory that operated in Glen Dale during the 20th century. The ...

Wheeling Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 9:20 a.m. Saturday and 5:42 a.m. Monday, officers handled 28 traffic stops, three accident and two miscellaneous calls. MONDAY At 5:42 a.m., Hazlett Avenue, stolen auto. At 2:42 a.m., Kruger Street, domestic. At 2:14 a.m., W.Va. 2 north, mutual ...

Bellaire VFD Restores Monuments

The Bellaire Volunteer Fire Department is restoring neglected war monuments as a way to give back to the community. Ben McKenzie said he and other firefighters have been working to restore a fountain in front of the fire station. They also plan to move two cannons and a World War I monument, ...

Flash Floods Close Roads Around the Ohio Valley

Heavy storms Sunday evening brought bouts of creek flooding to some areas of the Ohio Valley. There were reports of flooding on Short Creek in Dillonvale that covered Jefferson County Road 7. Some sections of Rayland and Tiltonsville also saw flooding. In Brooke County, some areas of ...

Firefighters in Moundsville Hand Out Helmets

An initiative by the Moundsville Professional Firefighters Local 543 aims to ensure fewer children get hurt this summer. In their first year, Moundsville Professional Firefighters President Kevin Kimple said they gathered nearly $600 in donations from local sponsors to distribute bicycle ...

‘Challenge Wheeling’ Scavenger Hunt To Start Off With a Bang

The sound of cannon fire Saturday will mark the new 10 a.m. start of the Challenge Wheeling 5K Scavenger Race. Challenge Wheeling racing teams will take off to find Wheeling hot spots using a set of written clues. In its fifth year, there are changes to Wheeling’s 5K Scavenger Race. ...

St. Clairsville Asking Residents To Pass Police Levy

St. Clairsville is asking residents to renew an operating levy for the police as law enforcement continues to look to upgrading equipment and increasing manpower. During its June 3 meeting, council passed a motion to place renewal of a five-year, 0.95-mill police levy on the ballot Nov. 6. ...

Summer Camp Offers More Ways to Play at the YMCA

WHEELING — It’s not just about sports anymore at the annual summer day camp at the J.B. Chambers YMCA in Elm Grove. The motto for the YMCA’s Camp “Y” Adventures this year is “Experience more ... Achieve more!” The camp, which is loaded with a full slate of activities through ...

Car Show Draws a Crowd

Moundsville began a weekend of events Friday evening with the 31st annual Greg Yoho Memorial Car Show, which occupied several blocks on Jefferson Avenue. More than 170 entrants cruised in to have their handiwork maintaining their classic cars admired. Scott Reager, executive director of ...

Alleged Abuser Stabbed In Self-Defense

A man who went bloody and injured to his neighbor’s for help landed a spot in a jail cell once more details about how he became injured came to light. Around 11:40 p.m. Thursday night, Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call about a stabbing. Emergency medical personnel ...

Seven Requests To Be Presented to Traffic Commission

The Wheeling Traffic Commission will consider seven traffic change requests during its monthly business meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The meeting will be held in City Council Chambers, Room 103, First Floor, City-County Building, 1500 Chapline St., Wheeling. The following requests will be ...

Jimmy John’s to Open Soon at The Highlands

Jimmy John’s sub shop plans to open soon at The Highlands, and the national chain hopes the Ohio Valley “freaks out” about its sandwiches. “It takes a freak to make a sandwich that will make you freak,” according to Jimmy John’s motto. “We’re freaks about quality, speed and ...