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Injection Well Opponents Address Belmont County

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Richland Township residents voiced opposition to a pair of injection wells which might be coming to Belmont County. Residents and officials of the township visited the Belmont County Board of Commissioners Wednesday, speaking out against the possibility of the two wells, ...

Juneteenth Ceremony Inspires Reflection, Call to Action

While the sky poured rain onto the heads of almost 100 people gathered for the city’s inaugural Juneteenth ceremony Wednesday, the Rev. Marshall Davis consecrated water to bless the spot where slaves were sold decades ago in Wheeling. Davis, of Macedonia Baptist Church, blessed Market Plaza ...

Fisk Sworn In to Triadelphia Council

With the election results canvassed, Tabetha Fisk is to take a seat on Triadelphia City Council on July 1. Fisk received 24 votes for the seat currently held by Jeremiah Gordon, who was brought on to fill an unexpired term left by former council member Cliff Adkins moving out in mid-2018. ...

Ohio Mid-Eastern Government Association Unveils 2020 Funding Priorities

STEUBENVILLE — The Ohio Mid-Eastern Government Association unveiled its funding priority list for 2020 during its June board meeting Tuesday, and its list of 10 projects that are expected to bring the region a big economic development bang for its bucks. OMEGA members want to divvy up $1 ...

Safety Event Teaches Youngsters Lessons

Donning a firefighter’s water rescue helmet, Piper Dobson makes friends with Wheeling firefighter Ryan Teufel. Fire department personnel were special guests Tuesday at the 34th annual Safety Town at Wheeling Hospital. Safety Town teaches youngsters ages 4 and 5 a variety of safety lessons. In ...

Drama Recounts Wheeling Fugitive Slave’s Experience

Lucy Bagby was blunt with her message: “It started right here in Wheeling, Virginia.” A dramatic performance, “The Last Fugitive Slave,” was presented Tuesday to tell the story of Bagby, the final enslaved person returned to a master before the Civil War. The program was offered at ...

Food, Shelter Agencies to Receive Extra Funding

Organizations providing emergency food and shelter in the Ohio Valley will soon receive some additional federal money through the United Way. The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley on Thursday announced that it received $81,607 in funding from the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board ...

Northern Panhandle Schools Awarded Grants for STEAM Programs

More than a dozen schools in the Northern Panhandle and Belmont County were among 43 school districts across West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania to be awarded more than a quarter-million dollars in grants this week for STEAM programs. The “Innovation Grants” program, through a partnership ...

Main Street Sewer Work in Wheeling

The 1000 block of Main Street in Wheeling is being narrowed down to one lane near the Capitol Theatre as a crew with O’Briens Construction works on a sewer line replacement project in the area.

Teen Killed In Fire Identified

WOODSFIELD — The teenager who died in a house fire in Woodsfield early Saturday has been identified as Joseph Cox. Woodsfield fire Chief Mike Young said Cox, 16, was found dead inside the house at 529 Old Brick Road after firefighters were called to the residence about 12:45 a.m. ...

Police Roundups

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Monday to 8 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled 10 traffic stops, one accident and seven miscellaneous calls. At 8:15 a.m., Main Street, flagged down. At 8:28 a.m., North Wabash Street, abandoned vehicle. At 10:41 a.m., National Road, improper ...

West Virginia Senators Lauded for Bipartisanship

Three U.S. senators from West Virginia and Ohio are in the top 12 among 250 senators measured on bipartisanship, according to a report jointly issued by the Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. The updated Bipartisan Index rankings released on June ...

Neon Sign Maintenance a Lost Art

With the Capitol Theatre being one of Wheeling’s crown jewels, it’s not surprising that maintaining some of the elements of the downtown structure require rather unique craftsmanship. As Tim McClellan, owner of McClellan Sign Company of Wheeling, replaced some of the curved neon lighting ...

Study: Exercise Passes on Good Health to Offspring

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Pregnant women are asked to make healthy choices so that their unborn child will exhibit healthy traits, however a new study suggests that men’s lifestyle choices may also affect their unborn children. A recent study performed by Ohio State University Wexner Medical ...

New Commander Takes Over OSHP Post in St. Clairsville

Following James Faunda’s promotion to staff lieutenant at the Cambridge Post, Maurice Waddell was promoted to lieutenant and took over as commander of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s St. Clairsville Post. Waddell, a Cambridge, Ohio, native, began his patrol career in St. Clairsville more ...

Veterans’ Court Coming to Belmont County

Belmont County now has a veterans’ court to offer specialized rehabilitation for criminal offenders. Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato will preside over the program. The court will have a specialized docket similar to the current drug court. He expects the program to last a ...

Vet Center in Wheeling Scheduled to Hold Open House

The Wheeling Vet Center, 1058 E. Bethlehem Blvd. in Bethlehem invites the public to an open house from 12:30-5 p.m. Thursday. This event will mark the 40th anniversary of the Vet Center program that serves veterans and their families. The event is open to all veterans, active duty service ...

Summer Learning Efforts Picking Up in Ohio County

WHEELING — Some discarded cardboard, duct tape, and wooden pieces paired with ingenuity could be creating the next generation of engineers this summer in Ohio County. Students are applying their thought processes to science, technology, engineering, art and math challenges during STEAM ...

Driver checkpoint planned in Belmont County is canceled

ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- The Ohio State Highway Patrol post in St. Clairsville has canceled its planned driver checkpoint that had been scheduled for this evening. According to a dispatcher, concerns about weather conditions prompted the decision to cancel the checkpoint, which was to take place in ...

Proceeds From 18th Annual Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff Benefit United Way

The 18th annual Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff on June 1 produced great chili and a total of $11,000 for the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley. Wheeling officials and cook-off Chairperson Rosemary Humway-Warmuth presented the fundraising check on the city’s behalf to Melynda Sampson, ...