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Jolly Old St. Nick Takes a Ride Through Martins Ferry During Christmas Parade

Photo by Shelley Hanson Santa Claus waves Friday during the Martins Ferry Christmas parade. Following the parade, the city’s Christmas tree was lit during a ceremony at Fifth and Hanover streets. Today is the second day of Winterfest, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with ice ...

Medical Marijuana Shop Close To Opening in Wintersville

Cresco Labs Ohio offered a sneak peek this week of CY-Plus, the Wintersville medical marijuana dispensary. The preview was just one day before the business at 180 Main St. had its final inspection with the Ohio Board of Pharmacy. The business managers have said they hope to have doors open ...

Students at Wheeling Park High School Picked for Honor Choir

Wheeling Park High School will be well represented in the 2019 West Virginia American Choral Directors Association High School Honor Choir. Patriot students Jonah Henthorne, D.J. Daugherty, Robert Irvin, Amilea Harder, Emma Ihlenfeld, Faith Richter, Emily Loh, Anna Allman and Maddie L’Ecuyer ...

Wheeling Hospital Pioneers Use of Medical Device Tracking System

Wheeling Hospital has become the first U.S. medical facility to use the Matrix IT’s TRACTUS Scanner system to enhance the tracking of surgically implantable devices. Wheeling Hospital was selected to conduct trials of the system. The surgical implantable devices either have tags attached ...

Sheriff’s Office Gets New Drug Sniffing Dog

The Belmont County Sheriff’s Office gained a new member and was introduced with a welcoming ceremony on Monday. The department’s furry new member is Xyrem, a Belgian Malinois, and is a certified drug sniffing dog. XTO Energy and Frio Capital Group teamed up to donate $19,000 to help ...

WLU Foundation Receives $25,000 Check from AEP for STEM Lab

West Liberty University Foundation received a gift of $25,000 from American Electric Power Foundation that will strengthen STEM education for its students. “We are extremely grateful for this generous gift and know it will allow our students to experience even more research opportunities ...

Foot Traffic Heading Back Downtown In Steubenville

At 23, Therese Nelson is far too young to remember Steubenville in its heyday, when the downtown was lined with shoppers and locally owned businesses. That hasn’t stopped her from dreaming big. “I want to stay here, near my parents, and I want all my siblings to stay here, too,” said ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:12 a.m. Wednesday to 7:21 a.m. Thursday, officers handled 16 traffic stops, two accidents and two miscellaneous calls. THURSDAY At 7:21 a.m., Chapline Street, mutual aid. At 5:48 a.m., Chapline Street, out with subject. At 4:55 a.m., Eoff Street, ...

UMWA Miners Keep Youth Warm Around the Ohio Valley

Students can stay warmer at the bus stop, sled longer when the snow falls and better enjoy watching Christmas parades, thanks to the Winter Warmup for Kids. A program of the United Mine Workers of America Local 1473, Winter Warmup is providing 300 coats to children in need this year. The ...

Belmont County Girl Raising Rare Turkey

Harlee Owens is raising a turkey that could have walked out of an illustration of the first Thanksgiving. Her bird, Nugget, is a Narragansett turkey that made an appearance in September at the Belmont County Fair. Now about 6 months old, the turkey has been thriving at Yudasz Farms, even ...

Brooke County Courthouse Repairs Hit Costly Snag

An ongoing renovation project at the Brooke County Courthouse has run into some additional expenses. During Tuesday’s county commission meeting, Commissioner Stacey Wise explained additional funds would be needed for the lighting and tile replacement project, as not everything was included ...

Grotto in South Wheeling Decked Out for the Christmas Season

Photo by Heather Ziegler Ed Gorczyca is shown at the Polish-American War Memorial at 45th and Eoff streets in South Wheeling in the grotto of the former St. Ladislaus Church property. Gorczyca decorated the grotto for the Christmas season as he has done for many years. Visitors are welcome to ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:22 a.m. Tuesday to 7:57 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled six traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and four miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 7:57 a.m., WesBanco, burglar alarm. At 7:02 a.m., South Huron Street, domestic incident. At 6:35 a.m., ...

Road Hearing Gets Heated in Belmont County

People packed the Belmont County Board of Commissioners’ office Tuesday as residents along McGregor Hill Road in Pultney Township heatedly made their cases for and against vacating a portion of the road. Commissioners J.P. Dutton, Josh Meyer and Mark Thomas heard the petition, but since ...

Tips Offered for a Meatless Holiday Meal

Many holiday dinners are served with turkey as a main dish, but not everyone eats meat. Having someone at the table who doesn’t can raise questions, such as “What can you eat?” or “How do you get the right nutrients?” Rachelle Harr, a nutritionist based in St. Clairsville, said ...

City of St. Clairsville Hears Offer to Privatize Aging Water, Sewer Systems

Faced with an aging and deteriorating water and wastewater systems, St. Clairsville is considering selling to a private outfit and city council entertained the first offer Monday. Anthony C. Mancari, director of corporate development with Aqua Ohio sent the city a letter of interest in ...

Marshall County Family Resource Network in Moundsville Receives A Ton Of Help

Price Gregory employees donated almost 2,700 pounds of food, including turkeys, hams, canned goods and other non-perishable items to the Marshall County Family Resource Network. Price Gregory is an infrastructure services company based in Houston with a focus on pipeline construction. The ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:02 a.m. Monday to 5:05 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled eight traffic stops, five accidents and two miscellaneous calls. TUESDAY At 4:51 a.m., Richland Avenue, suspicious vehicle. At 3:24 a.m., Wetzel Street, suspicious circumstances. At 3:12 a.m., ...