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Alleged Serial Robbery Case Is Heading to Grand Jury

The Pennsylvania man believed by law enforcement to be a serial bank robber who struck in Maryland, Bridgeport and St. Clairsville late last year will be heading to the grand jury. Charles Gibson, 57, of Pennsylvania, appeared Wednesday in Belmont County Northern Division Court before Judge ...

Police Search for Missing Bridgeport Man

Police are asking for the public to help them locate a village resident who hasn’t been seen since March 22. Bridgeport Police Chief John Bumba said Thursday that Jerry L. Bowman was officially reported as a missing person on Wednesday. He said Bowman lives at Bridgeport Manor and was last ...

Research Symposium Awards Students

Students at West Liberty University participate in a chance for real world experience as they compete and present in the annual RECAP symposium. The competition was open to all students and rewards outstanding achievement in scholarly Research, Creative Activity, and Performance (RECAP). It ...

Wheeling and Ohio County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Tuesday to 8 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled 14 traffic stops, four vehicle accidents and four miscellaneous calls. TUESDAY At 8:05 a.m., South Wheeling, sweep. At 8:31 a.m., National Road, welfare check. At 9:49 a.m., Cherry Hill Road, welfare ...

Wheeling, Ohio County and Belmont County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Monday to 8 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled seven traffic stops, five vehicle accidents and one miscellaneous call. MONDAY At 8:50 a.m., Wheeling Artisan Center, Main Street, false alarm. At 9:03 a.m., Nuttal Avenue, improper parking. At 10:01 a.m., ...

Bridge Over Interstate 470 in Bethlehem Closes for Deck Replacement

Photo by Scott McCloskey The 47-year-old Chapel Road Bridge — which stretches approximately 100 feet above Interstate 470 in Bethlehem — was closed to traffic Monday as crews are expected to begin replacing the deck on aging structure this week. Some nighttime lane closures on I-470 are ...

Ohio County Schools Officials Propose Aug. 15 Start Date

Ohio County Schools is suggesting an Aug. 15 start to the 2019-20 school year. The proposed school calendar for the next school year was presented Monday night during a public hearing convened prior to the start of the regular meeting of the Ohio County Board of Education. The calendar has ...

New Business, OV Power Yoga, Opens in Elm Grove Area of Wheeling

Located at 2210 National Road in the Elm Grove area, the newly opened OV Power Yoga provides exciting blend of aerobic, strength building and core exercises in a mindful atmosphere, according to Owner Laura Hitchman, The “all-power” yoga studio offers energetic Power Vinyasa Flow Yoga ...

Belmont County Firefighters Honored at Dinner for Achievements

Firefighters from across the county were honored Saturday night during the annual Belmont County Fire & Squad Officers Association dinner. Three accomplished firefighters with ties to the area received the Valley Boy Award in honor of their work. David Whiting a retired fire chief from ...