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Outstanding 4-H Members Selected in Ohio County

Photo by Alec Berry West Virginia University Extension Agent Lewis Honaker, left, stands with, from the left, Victoria Saseen, Victoria White and Rachel Boring. The three were celebrated as 2017 Ohio County Outstanding 4-H members at a recent awards banquet at Grace Lutheran Church in Bethlehem.

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Wheeling 16th Street Salvation Army Thrift Store Employee Cheyenne Walton sorts clothes in to the proper place inside the store. The store receives a larger number of donations throughout the holiday season.

Proper Donation Drop-off Is Essential for Area Thrift Stores

WHEELING — The sight of workers clearing broken bags of clothes from the sidewalk behind the Salvation Army’s 17th Street warehouse, or a mattress left next to a clothes bin outside the St. Vincent de Paul Society Thrift Store in Fulton, is not uncommon to see during the early morning ...

Brooke County Library Plans To Open Columbarium

WELLSBURG — Some area book lovers soon will have the opportunity to spend eternity in close proximity to a treasure trove of books. The bibliophile’s dream destination is actually a columbarium erected outside a building addition that is under construction at the Brooke County Public ...

Student Athletes Honored for Success

WHEELING — Saturday, area middle and high school student athletes were recognized by the West Virginia Super Six Athletic Conference for their achievements in the classroom. At the Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, organizers held a brief ceremony to bestow their recognitions. ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:38 a.m. Friday to 7:51 a.m. Saturday, officers handled 20 traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and two miscellaneous calls. SATURDAY At 7:51 a.m., Main Street, suspicious vehicle. At 6:55 a.m., Eagle Court, assault. At 5:27 a.m., North Broadway ...

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Executive director of Youth Services System, John Moses, looks to Dr. William Mercer of the Ohio County Health Department for free examinations for the homeless that stay with them during the Winter Freeze Shelter.

YSS to Open Winter Shelter to Homeless

Youth Services System, located in East Wheeling, will open its doors at 10 p.m. Dec. 15 to give those without a place to rest their head nightly until March 15. This program has been offered by YSS for about eight years, and the majority of staffing for it is done with volunteers, ...

New Martinsville Woman Is Facing Child Neglect Charge

A New Martinsville woman has been arrested after allegedly pushing a baby in a stroller along a busy road while intoxicated, according to Ohio County Magistrate Court records. Ohio County Sheriff’s Office deputies received a call Friday concerning a woman pushing a baby in a stroller on ...

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Future of Green Bank Observatory Uncertain

GREEN BANK, W.Va. — For nearly 60 years, travelers along W.Va. 92 through Pocahontas County were greeted with a marvel of modern science and engineering: huge, gleaming telescopes towering above a field that listened to radio waves from space. Not only did the sheer size and scopes of the ...

Moundsville Man Faces Drug Charges

A Moundsville man faces drug charges after police said they discovered drugs at his residence during a welfare check on his child. In October, police received an anonymous tip that David Strope, 23, was selling drugs out of his trailer. The same day, police met with Strope at his residence, ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 7:12 a.m. Friday and 8:14 a.m. Thursday, officers handled 29 traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and eight miscellaneous calls. Friday At 7:12 a.m., Mount Wood Road, suspicious vehicle. At 6:40 a.m., Mayo Street, disorderly juvenile. At 1:55 ...

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Holocaust Survivor to Speak at Wheeling Jesuit

Holocaust survivor Howard Chandler will share stories of survival and courage during a public talk in Wheeling Jesuit University’s Troy Theater at 7:30 p.m. Monday. The 89-year-old will share how he survived the slave labor camp and concentration camps in Nazi-occupied Poland during World ...

Man Arrested on Battery Charge

A Martins Ferry man has been arrested and charged with battery after allegedly striking a woman in the face, and theft from a Warwood store. Local police were dispatched to Virginia Street on Wednesday regarding a 24-year-old woman who flagged them down at the intersection of South Penn ...

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Ralph Baxter: Opioids Impacting Local Workforce in Ohio Valley

WHEELING — Democrat U.S. House candidate Ralph Baxter said he brought Orrick Global Operations Center to Wheeling in 2002 after seeing labor data showing West Virginia’s workforce was among the most dependable in the nation, with many workers seldom missing a day of work. Fifteen years ...

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Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack Gives $30K To Local Charities

Almost a dozen local charities collectively received more than $30,000 Thursday from Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack for the annual Wheeling Island Sharing Hope event. “The donations for this program have grown each year, with this year reaching a total of $32,372.85,” said Kimberly ...

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Augusta Levy Learning Center in Wheeling Names Angela Wood New Director

Kathy Shapell, founder and executive director of Augusta Levy Learning Center in Wheeling, on Thursday named longtime employee Angela Wood of Wheeling as her successor. Wood started as an intern at Augusta Levy during its first year of operation while she was an undergraduate student at Ohio ...

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Ohio County Magistrates Honor Bonnie Bonar for 18 Years of Service

Bonnie Bonar, middle, is honored Wednesday upon her retirement after 18 years of service as a security officer for Ohio County Magistrate Court. Participating in the celebration are, from left, Magistrate Charles Murphy; Magistrate Patricia Murphy; Bonar; her daughter, Leesha Bonar Roush, and ...

Hancock County Board of Education Welcomes Shaw as New Board Member

NEW CUMBERLAND — The newest member of the Hancock County Board of Education cast his first votes Monday, while a former board member was honored for his dedication to the county schools. Monday’s meeting was the first with new board member Larry Shaw, who was appointed by the board at the ...