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Seven-year-old twins Dominic and Luchia Fato, operate a lemonade stand near Wheeling Park on Thursday to benefit flood victims in McMechen as their babysitter, Emily Armstrong, supervises.

Seven-Year-Old Twins’ Lemonade Stand Benefits Flood Victims in Wheeling

Seven-year-old twins Luchia and Dominic Fato opened their first-ever lemonade stand Thursday. But they decided not to keep their earnings for themselves. Instead, they will donate them to nearby flood victims in McMechen. In about four hours, the stand had brought in more than $200, which ...

Chase Ends With Crash Into Home in Marshall County

A Pennsylvania man’s attempt to evade authorities in Marshall County Wednesday evening ended with a crash into a home and a near head-on collision with a police vehicle. According to a criminal complaint filed by Deputy Nate Klempa of the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, he was ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 10 a.m. Wednesday and 5:35 a.m. Thursday, officers handled 11 traffic stops, one vehicle accident and three miscellaneous calls. THURSDAY At 5:35 a.m., South Broadway Street, suspicious vehicle. At 5:35 a.m., Warwood Avenue, disorderly juvenile. At ...

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The Rev. Darrell Cummings, senior pastor of the Bethlehem Apostolic Temple, and his wife, Latisha, make preparations at the North Wheeling Community Dream Center for the church’s Adopt-a-Student program.

Donations Sought For Stuff the Bus Program in Wheeling

It’s almost time for students to head back to the classroom, but many area families don’t have the funds to purchase all the necessary school supplies for their children. That’s why the Bethlehem Apostolic Temple is hosting its annual Adopt-a-Student program, which will begin Saturday ...

Police Respond To Intimidation Accusations by Steubenville Councilman

Steubenville Councilman Bob Villamagna said Tuesday night there has been “a lot of miscommunication between City Manager Jim Mavromatis and the police department” regarding parking issues on Cunningham Lane. Villamagna said he plans to meet with Mavromatis when the city manager returns ...

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Ohio County Sheriff’s Deputy Laid to Rest in Wheeling

Dozens of deputies from the Ohio County and Nicholas County, W.Va. sheriff’s offices bid farewell to one of their own Wednesday as a large crowd turns out at Altmeyer Funeral Home in downtown Wheeling, where Ohio County Deputy Dean Motta’s funeral service was held. Motta, 50, died ...

Man Faces Domestic Assault Charges in Moundsville

A Moundsville man is facing several charges after allegedly attacking his girlfriend and her father. At 11:18 p.m. Sunday, the Moundsville Police Department received a complaint of a fight in a gas station parking lot. Upon arrival, officers reportedly found Robert Daymond Burgy III, 25, of ...

Kids Day, Golf Scramble Set At Brooke Hills Park in Wellsburg

It continues to be a busy season for Brooke Hills Park, with improvement efforts underway and two popular events to be held in the next few weeks. Janice McFadden, the park’s manager, said National Kids Day again will be observed at the park, with free swimming at the pool and other ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:08 a.m. Tuesday and 7:08 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled six traffic stops and two vehicle accidents. WEDNESDAY At 7:08 a.m., North Wabash Street, improper parking. At 5:54 a.m., National Road, road hazard. At 5:31 a.m., Warwood Avenue, disorderly ...

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Betty Zane Days Festival Chairman and Martins Ferry firefighter Cody Engleman, left, poses with longtime festival food vendor Dwight Jenewein at the festival’s kickoff on Tuesday.

Food, Fun and More At Betty Zane Days Festival in Martins Ferry

Martins Ferry City Park was the scene of community festival fun as Betty Zane Days officially kicked off on Tuesday. The festival, named after the legendary local Revolutionary War heroine, opened with live music from Tim Ullom and Jason Tremman, carnival rides and games for children, and ...

Drug Nuisance Order Mulled In Brooke County

Attorneys preparing a multi-county lawsuit against opioid manufacturers on Tuesday asked Brooke County commissioners to consider declaring opioid abuse a public nuisance. The commissioners tabled the request, pending review by Brooke County Prosecutor Joseph Barki III, while remaining hopeful ...

Wheeling Landlords Oppose Rental Inspection Plan From City Council

Wheeling landlords Alex Coogan and Morgan Wood said the city’s planned rental inspection program will force them to raise rates on tenants, but Councilman Dave Palmer said Wheeling officials need to ensure apartments meet health and safety codes. Also during a Tuesday Public Safety ...

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The Health Plan Puts New Sign in Place

Photo by Ian Hicks Progress continues on The Health Plan’s new headquarters in downtown Wheeling. On Tuesday, crews installed a sign bearing the company logo on the Market Street side of the building. Construction of the new building, which is expected to house about 450 employees, is set ...

Moundsville Woman Facing Domestic Battery Charges in Marshall County

A juvenile’s 911 call to the Moundsville Police Department resulted in charges against a local woman Monday afternoon. At 4:18 p.m., a juvenile witness at a Moundsville residence informed dispatch that Rachel Danielle Richardson, 33, of Center Street was fighting with her boyfriend, and ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:06 a.m. Monday and 5:07 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled nine traffic stops, two vehicle accidents and three miscellaneous calls. TUESDAY At 5:07 a.m., Warwood Avenue, disorderly juvenile. At 2:44 a.m., Eoff Street, disorderly adult. At 2:42 a.m., ...

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Monroe County Care Center Interim Administrator Michele Rohr updates county commissioners Monday on the status of the facility, which was recently recertified to care for Medicare and Medicaid patients.

Progress Being Made At Monroe County Care Center in Woodsfield

Monroe County Care Center Interim Administrator Michele Rohr told county commissioners Monday that the facility now has a total of 26 residents, more than it’s had since its Medicare/Medicaid certification was revoked in late 2015. Rohr said the nursing facility received its first Medicaid ...

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Michael Scott Posey will be evaluated for competency.

Competency Evaluation Is Ordered in Belmont County Murder Case

A competency evaluation was ordered Monday in the case against one of several co-defendants in an alleged Bellaire home invasion that resulted in the death of one of the participants. Michael Scott Posey, 33, of Bellaire, requested and was granted the evaluation. He is accused of robbery, ...