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Butler, Pa. resident Brian Herold, co-owner of Herold’s Kettle Korn, finishes a fresh batch of the popular treat Friday during Oglebayfest.

Oglebayfest Gets Popping

Whether it involved watching a 3,000-degree flame at Brian Riley’s blacksmith stand or waiting for the soybean oil to reach the right temperature for Herold’s Kettle Korn, the first day of Oglebayfest warmed the spirits of the hundreds who ventured to the hilltop Friday. The 40th-annual ...

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Gary Lingaman of BK Construction works to renovate the inside of the former Bill’s Hamburger building at the corner of 10th and Main streets in downtown Wheeling. Soon, the structure will be home to J. Jones Evening Wear.

Formal Wear Business Moving To Downtown

More than two decades after the grill went cold at the former Bill’s Hamburger building, a new business soon will occupy the pre-Civil War structure situated between the Capitol Theatre and the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. Specializing in formal attire for all occasions, J. Jones Evening ...

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Levin Furniture and Mattress celebrated he grand opening of their new store at the Ohio Valley Mall on Friday.

Levin Furniture and Mattress Officially Opens New Store

Levin Furniture and Mattress at the Ohio Valley Mall hosted its official grand opening Friday and also made a significant donation to a good cause. Company President Robert Levin and Senior Vice President of Merchandising, Marketing and Sales Chris Pelcher joined employees of the new store, ...

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40th Annual Oglebayfest On Tap This Weekend

Despite the rainy weather Thursday afternoon, artisans were setting up tents along the hilltop next to the Oglebay Mansion Museum, while Ohio County Country Fair officials prepared Site One near the Good Zoo in preparation for the 40th-annual Oglebayfest The events get underway today and ...

Wheeling Man Charged With Assault on Ex-Girlfriend

A Wheeling man has been charged with strangulation and malicious assault against his ex-girlfriend. On Sept. 26, Daryl Wayne Smith, 42, allegedly arrived at the complainant’s home to confront her about a relationship with another man. After she denied Smith’s accusations, Smith slashed ...

W.Va. AG Discusses Labor And Drug Issues

MOUNDSVILLE — Several area business and tourism leaders met with West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in Moundsville Thursday to discuss both paths to success and obstacles — primarily, drug and labor issues. Morrisey met with a handful of local representatives, including ...

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Bellaire Council Mulls Garbage Fee Increase

Bellaire Village Council is another step closer to increasing monthly sanitation collection rates by about $3. The ordinance was introduced last month, but the first reading was not heard until Thursday’s regular meeting. It calls for increasing residential garbage collection rates from ...

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Steubenville Bruzzese Happy ‘To Be Back in The Saddle’

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. returned to his courtroom on Thursday, seven weeks after he was shot outside the courthouse. “I’m glad to be back. It feels good to be back in the saddle,” Bruzzese said. He presided over a sentencing ...

Oktoberfest raises nearly $11k for charity

Photo by Casey Junkins City of Wheeling officials present a check for $10,777 to the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley, representing proceeds from Saturday’s inaugural Oktoberfest event at Centre Market. Gathered, from left, are Vice Mayor Chad Thalman, United Way Executive Director George ...

Town Buys Flood Insurance for Sewage Plant

After a close call during flash flooding in July, Bethany council members this week voted to purchase flood insurance for the town’s wastewater treatment facility. Council agreed to allocate $4,950 in its wastewater fund for three policies establishing an $8,500 deductible for any claims ...

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Wheeling Island Fire

Island Fire Wheeling firefighters battle a fire shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday at this vacant house at 105 S. Huron St. on Wheeling Island. Firefighters from Engines 2, 4, 5, Ladder 1, Rescue 1 and Squad 2 responded, as well as several off duty firefighters. There were no injuries. A fire ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:16 a.m. Wednesday and 7:39 a.m. Thursday, officers handled 20 traffic stops, four vehicle accidents and one miscellaneous call. THURSDAY At 7:39 a.m., National Road, burglar alarm. At 7:12 a.m., Interstate 70, motorist assist. At 6:17 a.m., ...

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Downtown Wheeling Farmers’ Market Still in the Works

Living in the Boury Lofts at the corner of 16th and Main streets, Michelle Dougherty now drives to a store to purchase groceries, so she hopes Grow Ohio Valley succeeds with a downtown market in the vacant portion of the Robert C. Byrd Intermodal Transportation Center. Dougherty joined about ...

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Driver Removed from Vehicle After Wreck on Bethlehem Boulevard in Wheeling

Photo by Ian Hicks The driver of this sport-utility vehicle had to be extricated after a collision with a conversion van late Wednesday on East Bethlehem Boulevard, just west of Evelyn Avenue. According to Cpl. Raymond Clouston of the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office, the drivers of both ...

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Sherrard Middle School Teacher Recognized as Leader

Sherrard Middle School teacher Cassie Cox was caught unaware Wednesday afternoon as a lunchroom full of her students joined school and county administration in celebrating her recognition as a superior educator. Chevron, in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Steelers, selected Cox, a ...

Man Allegedly Strikes Pedestrian With Car in Moundsville

A Moundsville man is facing a felony charge for allegedly striking a pedestrian and leaving the scene while under the influence of marijuana. Justin Wayne Wade, 23, of 317 Poplar Ave. is charged with driving under the influence involving serious bodily injury, a felony, as well as leaving the ...

Another Arrest Made In Ohio County Robbery Case

A Wheeling woman has been charged with driving the vehicle used in an alleged robbery at gunpoint last month. Josi Marie Baker, 21, faces one count of being an accessory before the fact. According to a criminal complaint, 27-year-old Deondre Markell Henry — who has been arrested and charged ...

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Oversized Truck Turns the Lights Off in Wheeling

Photo by Scott McCloskey Several utility poles were sheared off or knocked down along Fulton Street late Wednesday morning after an oversized load struck utility lines, causing a domino effect involving at least four poles in that area. Police advise residents to use alternative routes as the ...

Health Plan Sells Service Lines

WHEELING — Paramount Health Care, a member of ProMedica, has acquired The Health Plan’s Managed Workers’ Compensation Program and Workers’ Compensation third-party administrator service lines. The sale of the two service lines is not expected to affect the number of employees working ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:12 a.m. Tuesday and 7:58 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled five traffic stops, two vehicle accidents and three miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 7:58 a.m., Viking Drive, traffic control. At 7:49 a.m., National Road, disorderly adult. At 7:01 ...