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Officials: Changes Could Save Mingo Junction Water Dept. Millions

Major changes are in the works for the Mingo Junction Water Department, changes that will end up saving the village millions of dollars, Village Administrator Bob Smith said during Tuesday night’s Village Council meeting. Smith stated the village is estimating it will cost $5 million to ...

Taking a Bite Out Of The Biscuit Business

WHEELING — Entrepreneurship takes a lot of work to get right, and there are countless variables that ultimately affect how successful a business becomes. Coming up with a vision, developing products, figuring out distribution and crafting a sustainable business model is tricky for anyone, ...

Evidence To Be Decided in Brookside Murder Case

The question of whether to suppress evidence in the murder case of a Brookside woman will be decided soon. Rudolph R. Galberth, 37, of 11 Driggs Lane, Brookside, was back in court Friday for a brief hearing before Belmont County Common Pleas Judge John Vavra. Vavra is in the process of ...

Juvenile Suspect Arrested In Bridgeport Robbery

Village of Bridgeport police are searching for a second suspect in an armed robbery that occurred Monday at a Lee Street apartment. Officer Brad Mackey said one of the suspects involved in the robbery is a juvenile who already has been arrested. The juvenile, who was taken to Sargus Juvenile ...

Civil War Roundtable Plans to Hold Lecture Series

WHEELING — The Ohio Valley Civil War Roundtable is presenting a special lecture series this year to coincide with the Wheeling 250 observance. Wheeling 250 is a year-long, community-wide celebration of the 250th anniversary of the city’s founding. The roundtable’s series, which ...

New Crayfish Discovery Honors WLU Professor Loughman

West Liberty University now has a unique honor thanks to some of its students and alumni from the College of Sciences. The distinction is in the form of a crustacean, named after WLU professor Dr. Zachary Loughman. “It’s awesome that I have a crayfish named after me! It’s an all blue ...

CVS Drugstore in Downtown Wheeling Target of Three Separate Crimes

A Wheeling man remains jailed after allegedly being caught on camera smashing his way into a Wheeling CVS store, where he went inside for just a few minutes before being apprehended. Darin Browning, 31, of Wheeling was arrested after city police responded to a motion alarm at the CVS Pharmacy ...

Mock Court Session at Union Local Middle School No Laughing Matter

Students at Union Local Middle School got a glimpse of the court system Thursday as mock trials unfolded before their eyes. Belmont County Juvenile and Probate Judge Al Davies conducted the mock trials to show students how juvenile court cases work. Cases included those of a teen who had ...

St. Clairsville Police Seize Suspected Meth, Make Arrests

Two arrests involving methamphetamine occurred in St. Clairsville this week with one incident involving one of the largest amounts of the drug ever found in the city, Police Chief Jeff Henry said. “That’s the most meth St. Clairsville’s ever seen in one period,” Henry said of the ...

Investigators Probe Pipeline Blast in Noble County

Investigators worked Thursday to determine the cause of a natural gas pipeline explosion near Summerfield, Ohio, that injured two people earlier in the week. Black smoke still rose from the charred remains of two homes and a barn Tuesday, following the explosion Monday that injured two family ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Wednesday to 8 a.m. Thursday, officers handled 12 traffic stops, eight accidents and two miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 8:12 a.m., 15th Street, damage to city property. At 8:53 a.m., Richland Avenue, improper parking. At 9:01 a.m., Jacob ...

A Show of Emotion at ‘Show of Hands’ in Wheeling

Art emerged victorious in Wednesday’s Show of Hands showdown between art and science, but in the end representatives of two Wheeling businesses took home some of the money. Clientele Art Studio in East Wheeling and owner Will Wallace won the competition and $5,390 after organizers tallied ...

Couple Gets Special Delivery – Times Three – at Wheeling Hospital

Photo Provided Triplets have made their debut at Wheeling Hospital. Holding their newborns are Wheeling residents Madison Nixon and Matthew Peppard. The babies, from left, are Atticus, Varo and Luna. All three siblings and their mother are doing well. Last year, Wheeling Hospital set a record ...

Steubenville Man Sentenced for Striking Pair of Pedestrians With Car

Ryann E. Geary, 28, of Steubenville was sentenced to a mandatory three years in prison on Tuesday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. after Geary pleaded guilty to striking two pedestrians on Ohio 213 in September and then fleeing the scene. Geary pleaded guilty to two ...

Police: Man Held Captive in Basement for Days in Western Pennsylvania

One man is behind bars for allegedly holding a man captive in the basement of a Masontown home for days and assaulting him with a gun so badly he is hospitalized in intensive care. David M. Clark, 42, of Dilliner, Pa., is facing charges of attempted homicide, kidnap, accepting possession of a ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Tuesday to 8 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled nine traffic stops, nine vehicle accidents and two miscellaneous calls. TUESDAY At 9:01 a.m., Mount de Chantal Road, motorist assist. At 9:23 a.m., 43rd Street, transport. At 9:58 a.m., Kruger Street, ...

Construction Trades Stay Busy With Projects in Wheeling and Around Ohio County

A sports complex at The Highlands, a proposed parking garage for downtown Wheeling and improvements to all Ohio County public schools could keep local construction trades busy in the coming months. Government officials provided updates on upcoming development projects during the Winter 2019 ...