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Steubenville Council Discusses Costly Repairs to Water Plant

City Council is going to have to decide soon whether to proceed with putting a new roof on the old filtration plant or spending as much money — or maybe more — relocating pipes that are still in use from the basement. Either way, it’s going to cost a lot of money, Water Superintendent ...

Second Annual Strawberry Festival Returns to Martins Ferry

The second annual Martins Ferry Strawberry Festival this weekend will feature food, music, a craft fair, a car show, bounce houses and more. The event is slated from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday in the downtown area, centered around Fourth and Walnut streets. To kick off the day, the Elks Lodge, ...

Dance Factory to Build New Martins Ferry Studio

Passersby likely have noticed a new construction site on Fourth Street in the downtown business district, helping to fill a gap left by a massive fire more than two years ago. Earth work is underway to make room for a brand new building for the Dance Factory, a dance studio that currently is ...

Color Me Au-Some 5K To Raise Autism Awareness in Wheeling

The Color Me Au-Some 5K run and walk to benefit the Augusta Levy Learning Center begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The course starts at the waterfront, goes south to 20th Street, up Market Street to 10th Street, across the Wheeling Suspension Bridge, around Wheeling Island, back over the ...

Wheeling Police Reports

Wheeling Police Department Between 8 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Monday, Wheeling Police responded to 16 traffic stops, three miscellaneous calls and four vehicle accidents. Monday At 7:56 a.m., North Wabash Street, abandoned vehicle. At 7:54 a.m., Kruger Street, transport. At 6:32 a.m., ...

Tabitha Gallagher Gets 18 Months in Jail in Child Pornography Case

By ROBERT A. DEFRANK For The Intelligencer Tabitha Gallagher, who fled the area with her boyfriend and their two children last year when police were seeking him for questioning related to child pornography, was sentenced to 18 months in prison Monday. Gallagher, 38, appeared before ...

WORKING ON THE WATERFRONT

Photo by Mike Jones Workers from Over & Under Concrete in Martins Ferry lay concrete Monday afternoon on the edge of Wheeling Heritage Port as the rising Ohio River laps at the edge of the wharf. The crew is working this week to replace grass sections on the edges of the area with concrete.

Ohio Valley Mall in St. Clairsville Undergoing Renovations

The Ohio Valley Mall is undergoing a multitude of changes and upgrades. The construction of sporting goods retailer Dunham’s at the site of the old Kmart is “progressing nicely,” according to Joe Bell, spokesman for Cafaro Co., the mall’s parent company. The demolition is now ...

Deja Vu All Over Again

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before. One body of the West Virginia Legislature unveils a massive 100-plus page bill out of nowhere and passes it in about a week. I could be talking about the birth of Senate Bill 451, the education omnibus bill, which made its debut Jan. 24 during the ...

Wheeling Hospital Invites All To Fall Prevention Program

Wheeling Hospital is offering a fall prevention program to help area seniors adjust their lifestyles to reduce the chances of slips and falls. The free program is slated for July 19 in the hospital auditorium. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided, with attendees ...

WHEELING ROTARY CLUB TASTE OF THE MARKET RETURNS TO CENTRE MARKET IN WHEELING

Photo provided The sixth annual Taste of the Market organized by Wheeling Rotary Club was held Thursday night at Centre Market in Wheeling. The event benefited Youth Services System Inc. and the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley Lace Up for Kids. Pictured in the front row, from left, are ...

Steubenville Frontier Days Combines History With Fun

Judy Bratten likes to think of Historic Fort Steuben’s signature event, Frontier Days, as a little bit of history wrapped up in a whole lot of fun. “The festival is our annual gift to the community,” said Bratten, executive director of the fort. “We don’t charge much, we don’t ...

Sean Hanley Named St. Clairsville Rec Center Director

Sean Hanley has stepped into the role of recreation director for the city after serving as program supervisor for three years. Since former director Lindsay Piccolini left in mid-May for other employment, Hanley is carrying on the recreation center’s busy summer schedule and said he intends ...

Belmont County Commissioners OK Senior Contract, Industrial Parks Filling

Economic growth and a new contract for Belmont County Senior Services were among the issues touched upon at Wednesday’s commissioners’ meeting. The commissioners approved a new contract with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees’ union representing the ...

PAVING SET FOR CHAPLINE STREET IN WHEELING

Photo by Scott McCloskey As the section of Chapline Street next to the Wheeling City-County Building between 14th and 16th streets, employees with City of Wheeling Operations Department prepared the street for paving, which is scheduled for Monday, weather permitting. A subcontractor for the ...