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Wheeling, Ohio County and Belmont County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Monday to 8 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled 16 traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and one miscellaneous call. MONDAY At 8:53 a.m., North Huron Street, follow-up. At 8:59 a.m., Interstate 70, motorist assist. At 9:39 a.m., 14th Street, serve ...

Lecture Series To Focus on Wheeling’s Settlers

The Wheeling Area Genealogical Society has launched a monthly lecture series, Wheeling’s First Families, as part of the year-long Wheeling 250 observance. Lectures are being offered in the auditorium at the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., at 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of each ...

Belmont County Woman Gets 4 1/2 Years for Theft From Cemetery

Belmont County Common Pleas Judge John Vavra sentenced a woman to four and a half years in prison and ordered her to pay almost $300,000 in restitution for stealing money from Belmont Memorial Park Cemetery. Karen Sue Ellen Neff, 48, of 1200 Christine Drive, Powhatan Point was convicted in ...

Ohio County Sheriff’s Office Swears In Two New Deputies

Photo by Scott McCloskey The Ohio County Sheriff’s Office celebrates the swearing-in of two of its newest members, Kile Dailey and Luke Thomas, on Monday. Participating, from left, are Chief Deputy John Schultz, Sheriff Tom Howard, Circuit Judge Michael J. Olejasz, Dailey and ...

West Virginia University Seeking Patients for Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trial

The WVU Cancer Institute is enrolling patients in an innovative clinical trial to treat ovarian cancer. Dr. Valerie Galvan Turner, gynecologic oncologist at the WVU Cancer Institute, will help lead the trial to evaluate the efficacy of varying dosages and combinations of the cancer ...

Wheeling and Ohio County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Monday, officers handled 28 traffic stops, 12 vehicle accidents and three miscellaneous calls. SUNDAY At 12:04 a.m., Sycamore Avenue, motorist assist. At 1:02 a.m., Main Street, suspicious person. At 1:25 a.m., Bethany Pike, ...

Life-Affirming Relationships Celebrated by YSS

The Youth Mentoring Network of Youth Services System Inc. celebrated the life-affirming relationships between mentors and mentees by treating them to a fancy dinner at Wheeling Country Club. On Jan. 23, the Youth Mentoring Network held the recognition event, honoring the volunteer mentors who ...

Martins Ferry Works To Address Problems at Riverview Cemetery

Riverview Cemetery is expected to get needed repairs to retaining walls and other problems in the future, thanks to the city being able to use an endowment fund. Martins Ferry City Council recently rescinded its ordinance related to the Cemetery Endowment Fund and instead created a Cemetery ...

U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson Keeps Track of Railroad Issue in Tiltonsville

Debris left behind on the railroad tracks near Tiltonsville led U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson to visit the village on Friday. Public officials from Tiltonsville met with Johnson, R-Ohio, at 2 p.m. Friday, while the House of Representatives was not in session in Washington, D.C. Also in attendance ...

Three Seek Mayor’s Post in Village of Bethlehem

A former mayor, the former recorder and a current councilman all want to be the next mayor of Bethlehem. The ballot for the city’s municipal election on June 11 is now set, with contested elections taking place for mayor, recorder and 2nd Ward council. Former Mayor Garrett Daniel has filed ...

Ohio County Police Reports

OHIO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE From 4:12 a.m. Saturday to 9:30 a.m. Sunday, deputies handled 12 traffic stops, two vehicle accidents and one miscellaneous call. SUNDAY At 9:30 a.m., Interstate 70 east, exit 10, motorist assist. At 9:12 a.m., Cabela Drive, Valley Grove, burglar ...

Ohio County Students Get Dental Help

WHEELING — There is help available to students in Ohio County Schools who have a toothache, or worse. The dental clinic, located inside Madison Elementary School on Wheeling Island, has been tending to the teeth of toddlers and teenagers in the school district for more than 50 years. It ...

One House Destroyed By Fire, Another One Saved in Bellaire

The Ohio Fire Marshal’s Office has been called in to investigate an early-morning fire that destroyed one duplex and damaged another home in the village of Bellaire. Bellaire Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Tim Bell said his department was dispatched at 12:40 a.m. Friday for a ...

Mestrovic’s Mural Chosen for Kossuth Park in Downtown Wheeling

After a month of public voting, Wheeling artist Sherrie Mestrovic’s design has been chosen for a mural at Kossuth Park. More than 3,400 people cast votes for the public art contest, which is a project of Wheeling Heritage. Mestrovic was one of four finalists in the contest, which asked ...

Senate Passes Bill For Permanent Home Rule

After a committee in the House of Delegates this week tabled a bill making municipal home rule permanent in West Virginia, the Senate on Friday amended and passed a similar bill. Senate Bill 4, making the Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program a permanent program, passed the Senate 30-3. It now ...

Wheeling Coffee Remembers Owner Mary Ann Lokmer

By ALEX MEYER Staff Writer When Mary Ann Lokmer visited the Smithsonian National Museum in Washington, D.C., she didn’t want to hear about what was in the museum. Instead, she told the people there about all the different things that Wheeling has to offer. “She was the best ambassador ...

Police: Man Left Child in Freezing Vehicle in St. Clairsville

A bitterly cold parking lot was the scene of what Belmont County Sheriff David Lucas termed a near-fatal mishap when a 2-year-old boy was left in a vehicle in 5-degree weather for almost a half-hour earlier this week. According to the sheriff’s office, Belmont County 911 received a call ...

Cameron City Council To Discuss Ron Walker’s Future

Following Ron Walker’s conviction for sexual abuse this week, the Cameron councilman’s position representing the city’s 1st Ward will be discussed at a council meeting Monday. Walker, who was found guilty Tuesday of first-degree sexual abuse, was elected in 2016 to represent the south ...