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Martins Ferry Couple Remains Missing

Belmont County Sheriff’s Office investigators still are trying to find a man and woman who went missing in June. Brian Goff, 64, and Joni Davis, 55, of Martins Ferry, have been missing since June 10. That was the date they were seen leaving a Pizza Hut at the Wetzel Springs Plaza on National ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:08 a.m. Wednesday and 7:54 a.m. Thursday, officers handled five traffic stops, three accidents and five miscellaneous calls. THURSDAY At 8:18 a.m., Chapline Street, theft. At 8:30 a.m., 15th Street, shots fired. At 5:57 a.m., Warwood Avenue, ...

Classic Cars Will Be On Display at The Highlands in Ohio County on Labor Day

Labor Day holds many traditions in the Ohio Valley, with one in particular that brings hundreds of car, truck and bike enthusiasts to The Highlands. The annual Dan Dague Memorial District 29-L Lions Club Car and Bike Show for Sight will be held Monday in the parking lot south of J.C. Penney ...

WVNCC Expands HVAC Program Offerings in Wheeling

Thanks to a grant from the West Virginia Northern Community College Foundation, one of the college’s programs is able to expand its offerings. WVNCC’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning program will now be increasing the focus to more commercial training, in addition to the ...

Extending Sewer Service to Monroe County Communities Could Cost Almost $21M

The lack of adequate septic systems in Hannibal, Sardis and Duffy topped the agenda for the Monroe County commissioners’ regular meeting Monday. Ohio and Lee Township Water and Sewer attorney James Peters, and Thrasher Group project engineers Scott Wangler and Steven Hamit attended the ...

Wheeling Hospital Plans Seminar on Workplace Violence

A seminar on workplace violence will be held Sept. 14 at Wheeling Hospital for public and private sector employees responsible for a safe work environment. “Be Prepared for the Unthinkable” is being presented by the hospital’s Emergency-Trauma Center and the McKeen Group. Continuing ...

Dog Death Case Continued Again in Marshall County Magistrate Court

A defendant’s medical issues caused a preliminary hearing in the case of a woman accused of killing her neighbor’s dog to be continued Wednesday morning for the fifth time in the past six months. Connie Tedrow stands accused of fatally shooting the dog in the head in October 2017 outside ...

Wheeling Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:22 a.m. Tuesday and 7:01 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled eight traffic stops, three accidents and three miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 7:01 a.m., Washington Ave., improper parking. At 6:36 a.m., Zane Street, disorderly adult. At 5:54 a.m., Lynwood ...

Melegari Named YSS Director of Operations

Jason D. Melegari has been appointed as director of operations of Youth Services System, a 44-year-old nonprofit agency. Melegari is an experienced health care executive with seven years of leadership and management in both the public and private sectors. As director of operations, he will ...

Ohio County Schools Focusing on Students’ Mental Health

Classrooms in Ohio County Schools now have “calm down boxes,” complete with crayons, a feather, a scented candle and whatever else helps students to regulate their energies. Ohio County Schools hosted Tuesday a “mental health open house” at Middle Creek Elementary School, during which ...

Creek Repair in Glen Dale Begins Next Month

Bank repair work on Little Grave Creek will begin in mid-September now that the Marshall County Commission has authorized agreements for property access. Commissioners authorized Tuesday six access points at various points in Glen Dale for the repair work on the banks of Little Grave Creek, ...

Bethany College Assault Suspect’s Bond Modified

A Bethany College student who is accused of engaging in a “full-out fight” with Brooke County sheriff’s deputies has several new conditions for his bond. Brandon L. Jackson, 21, of Norcross, Georgia, appeared Monday before Brooke County Magistrate Robin Snyder. Snyder agreed to a bond ...

State Investigation of Fatal Police Shooting in Martins Ferry Nears Completion

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation into the shooting death of a Martins Ferry man by law enforcement agents is nearing completion, said Jill Del Greco, spokeswoman with the Ohio Attorney General’s office. Kevin Nickle, 59, was fatally shot May 16 by police who were responding to an ...

Wheeling Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 9:09 a.m. Monday and 7:55 p.m. Tuesday, officers handled eight traffic stops, three accidents and two miscellaneous calls. TUESDAY At 6:48 a.m., Ridgewood Avenue, burglar alarm. At 5:38 a.m., South Penn Street, suspicious circumstance. At 4:06 a.m., ...

Building Renovation a Bridge to a Rejuvenated Downtown Wheeling

Photo by Scott McCloskey Progress is being made at the Bridge Tavern and Grill building at 10th and Main streets in downtown Wheeling where motorists were detoured around 10th Street on Monday morning to accommodate roof work being performed by crews from Kalkreuth Roofing & Sheet Metal ...

Man Arrested in Alleged Pistol-Whipping in Wheeling

A Wheeling man who allegedly pistol whipped another local man at a North Wheeling bar was arrested on wanton endangerment with a firearm charge over the weekend. Patrick Carney, 44, of Wheeling was arrested late Sunday after city officers were sent to an altercation that began at Carney’s ...

Juvenile Suspects in Toronto Murder in Court in Steubenville

Charges were amended Monday against two juveniles arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in Toronto on Aug. 18. Juvenile Court Judge Joseph Corbi held a hearing Monday to explain the charges to suspects Ka’Saun Carlock, 15, of Steubenville and Jacob A. Gill, 16, of Toronto. Carlock ...

Ohio Auditor Candidate Zack Space Talks NAFTA, Outlines Plan

Zack Space, a former United States congressman and Democrat nominee for Ohio auditor, on Monday talked about his “Working Families First” plan during a campaign stop at the United Steelworkers Hall in Martins Ferry. Joining Space to speak during the stop were Ohio Rep. Jack Cera, ...

Four Admit To Federal Drug Charges in Wheeling

Three men and a woman admitted in federal court in Wheeling on Monday to their involvement in methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin distribution that spanned multiple states. They include: ∫ Alex King, 33, and Matthew Jackson, also known as “Matt-Matt,” 22. Each pleaded guilty to one ...