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From left, Morgan McCormick, Doug Hennen, Sonya Fedorko and Bill Brooks stand in WesBanco Arena with the Carl Carenbauer Grand Champion Award given to the vendor with the best combined rib and chicken judging scores.

Ohio Valley Rib and Chicken Cook Off Ignites Excitement in Wheeling

Meat-lovers and barbecue fans are looking forward to one of Wheeling Heritage Port’s most popular annual events: the Ohio Valley Rib & Chicken Cook Off. On June 23-24, five competing barbecue vendors will line Heritage Port from noon to 11 p.m., trying to win over the judges and patrons ...

Monroe County Discusses New Jail Debt Financing in Woodsfield

Monroe County commissioners must determine how they will proceed with financing construction of a new jail by Sept. 10. Joseph Robertson IV, managing director of Ohio capital markets at Ross, Sinclaire and Associates, spoke to commissioners this week about debt financing for the new Monroe ...

Playground Project

Woodsdale Elementary School Playground Project Ongoing

Ohio County Schools Maintenance Director Brian Harto, center, visits Woodsdale Elementary School on Monday with staff members Lowell Thomas, left, and Christopher Peluchette. They are observing work done to improve the school’s playground. Fencing that enclosed the current playground was ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:01 a.m. Monday and 4:11 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled 13 traffic stops and one vehicle accident. TUESDAY At 4:11 a.m., Eagle Avenue, suspicious vehicle. At 2:38 a.m., Market Street, shoplifting. At 2:34 a.m., Woodsdale area, suspicious activity. At ...

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To recognize the efforts of the city’s police officers, including William Castilow, left, and Robert Agostino, Wheeling officials on Monday painted this blue line between the double yellow line in the middle of Chapline Street in front of the City-County Building.

Blue Line in Middle of Chapline Street Honors Wheeling Police Officers

Every day when they report to work, Wheeling police officers will cross a blue line in the middle of Chapline Street as a reminder of how much city leaders appreciate their efforts. City employees painted the blue line Monday in the middle of the double yellow line running on Chapline Street ...

Moundsville Police Make Arrests Over Weekend

Local authorities dealt with several cases over the weekend, including a fight and another involving heroin and prescription pills. At 3:15 a.m. Sunday, the Moundsville Police Department responded to 1413 Purdy Ave. regarding a fight. While speaking to the complainant and resident, Lacey ...

Motorcycle Wreck (1)

Man Taken to Hospital After Motorcycle Crash in Wheeling

A man was transported to a local hospital Monday afternoon after the motorcycle he was driving was involved in a two-vehicle collision near the W.Va. 2-Interstate 470 interchange. Wheeling Police Department spokesman Philip Stahl described the man’s injuries as non-life-threatening. No other ...

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Ohio Siblings Finish First, Second at Soap Box Derby

MARTINS FERRY — The 25th Great Race Soap Box Derby is now in the history books, with the event ending as a family affair Sunday with siblings Peyton Johnson, 8, and Demitris Briggs, 11, finishing first and second, respectively. The 25th running also marks the end of an era locally as the ...

Soldiers, Sailors

Bids Being Sought for Soldiers and Sailors Monument Relocation in Wheeling

The Wheeling National Heritage Area Corp. is asking contractors to submit sealed bids for the relocation of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. The structure, which is currently located at Wheeling Park, will be moved to the lot beside West Virginia Independence Hall at 16th and Market streets ...

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 Eric Freeland examines the fruits of his labor in one of the berry gardens at his Windsor Heights farm.

It’s a ‘Berry’ Good Day On the Farm

WINDSOR HEIGHTS — High atop Windy Hill in Windsor Heights, Eric Freeland is working a little magic on a couple of acres once farmed by his grandparents. For 40 hours a week, Freeland works a construction job. He is known for building some of the best model railroad displays in the tri-state ...

Brenda Crow, co-founder of the Marshall County                 Childhood  Cancer            Awareness Group, right, helps volunteer Brynna White prepare hot dogs at                 an Alex’s Lemonade Stand          fundraiser in Moundsville. 

Photo by                Drew Parker

Local Cancer Group Turns Lemons Into Research

MOUNDSVILLE — Last summer, a school secretary and local mother united to combat childhood cancer and remember a young life lost. This winter, their goals came to fruition when they presented a sizable donation to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a national organization dedicated to finding a ...

Color Me Au-Some 5K Run/Walk participants approach the finish line at Heritage Port Saturday.

Wheeling Events Raise Awareness And Funds for Childhood Disorders

WHEELING — Through recreation, people from the Ohio Valley and beyond brought attention Saturday to autism and juvenile diabetes with their support of two local organizations. Early Saturday, almost 800 people took part in Augusta Levy Learning Center’s annual Color Me Au-Some 5K ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 7:43 a.m. Thursday and 6:42 a.m. Friday, officers handled 16 traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and four miscellaneous calls. FRIDAY At 5:22 a.m., Industrial Park, false alarm. At 4:41 a.m., Eoff Street, civil matter. At 3:32 a.m., Market ...

ST. MARK LUTHERAN CELEBRATES 100TH ANNIVERSARY

WHEELING — St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church is celebrating its 100th anniversary as a congregation of the Gospel this year. Many special worship services and events are planned including a “Grand Celebration Sunday” on June 11, which will be highlighted by guest preacher and ...

Churches Provide Free Haircuts, Meals and Smiles

WHEELING — The smiles were apparent as two local hair stylists began trimming locks during a free haircut event sponsored by Sand Hill United Methodist Church and Dallas United Methodist Church last Saturday. The free haircuts offered to those in need were given by stylists Ruthie McWhorter ...

Groundbreaking for New Labyrinth at Mount St. Joseph

WHEELING — A groundbreaking ceremony for a new prayer labyrinth was held recently at Mount St. Joseph off Pogue Run Road in Wheeling. A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. The ...