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YSS Annual Wheeling SleepOut Raises Funds To Fight Homelessness

Wheeling SleepOut participants share basic motivation: They spend a night outside so vulnerable teens don’t have to sleep outdoors. The eighth annual event begins Friday and concludes Saturday morning on the Miracle League Field at the J.B. Chambers Sports Complex in Elm Grove. Individuals ...

Economic Summit Explores Future for Weirton

There have been a lot of changes in Weirton in recent years, and after this week more people will have seen it for themselves. A Regional Economic Diversification Summit, sponsored by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, was held Monday and Tuesday. It drew together local, state and ...

Ohio Valley Kroger Employees Ratify New Contract

Workers at 11 Ohio Valley Kroger stores have approved a new contract and averted a potential strike. The store’s Columbus division released a statement Tuesday saying it had reached an agreement with The United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1776KS. The union represents 1,200 ...

Ferro Challenges Miller for Seat on Marshall County Commission

Two well-known personalities in the Ohio Valley are seeking a spot on the Marshall County Commission, with former Delegate Mike Ferro, a Democrat, seeking the seat held by incumbent Republican Bob Miller. Miller, 63 of Elm Grove, has been the face of the Interstate 68 project. Miller said he ...

Pro-Life Group Visits Wheeling To Urge Yes Vote on West Virginia Issue 1

The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List brought its message to Wheeling while urging a “yes” vote on West Virginia Issue 1. The group rallied Tuesday at Wheeling’s Heritage Port. A large group of supporters wore green shirts and carried pro-life signs. Leading the charge was ...

Valley High School in Pine Grove Locked Down After Gunfire Nearby

Valley High School was locked down for a short time Monday afternoon because of an alleged domestic violence situation that involved shots fired near the school in Pine Grove. James Willis Bright II, 60, of Arkansas, was arrested and faces a charge of attempted murder. Sheriff Michael ...

Wheeling Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:07 a.m. Monday to 7:52 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled three traffic stops, five accidents and two miscellaneous calls. TUESDAY At 7:52 a.m., Mount de Chantal Road, motorist assist. At 7:48 a.m., Main Street, improper parking. At 7:13 a.m., Warwood ...

Linsly Students Learn The Drill on the Oil and Gas Industry in Wheeling

Savannah Adams worked at a station set up in her school’s gymnasium that was designed to teach her about safety and hazards in the oil and gas industry. “It’s fun to learn about,” said Adams, a sixth-grader at The Linsly School. Adams and her classmate, sixth-grader Kaitlin Ortiz, ...

City of Wheeling Public Safety Levy Left Off Voter’s Ballot

A city of Wheeling resident who lives in a neighborhood with a Bethlehem address wanted to vote in favor of Wheeling’s municipal levy, but he noticed the issue wasn’t on his ballot. Pete Holloway told election officials he believed himself to be a resident of Wheeling despite his home ...

Four Candidates Seek Two Seats in West Virginia 1st Delegate District

Four candidates are vying in the Nov. 6 general election for two seats representing Hancock County and northern Brooke County in the state House of Delegates 1st District. Two are Republican incumbents: Pat McGeehan, of Chester, and Mark Zatezalo, of Weirton. The others are Democrat ...

Weirton Woman Names Ms. Mountaineer at West Virginia University

Photo Provided West Virginia University has named Stephen Scott and Mia Antinone the 2018 Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer. A longtime Mountaineer Week tradition, the prestigious award recognizes exemplary academic achievement and extracurricular involvement. Scott and Antinone were announced as this ...

Perkins, Thomas Seek Brooke County Commission Seat

Voters in Brooke County will have two candidates from which to choose for one seat on the county commission. Both candidates on the Nov. 6 ballot are from Follansbee: Republican Don Perkins and Democrat A.J. Thomas. Commissioner Jim Andreozzi has chosen not to seek re-election. Perkins is ...

Davis, Ogden Vie for Spot on Hancock County Commission

Tommy Ogden, a business owner, is challenging incumbent Jeff Davis for his position on the Hancock County Commission. Both Grant District candidates on the Nov. 6 ballot are New Cumberland residents. Ogden, a Republican, said he sees Hancock County as a county in need, while Davis, a ...

Several Levies Will Appear Before Brooke County Voters on Nov. 6

Levies supporting Brooke County’s fire departments and many county agencies will be up for renewal in the Nov. 6 general election. If approved, the county’s ambulance excess levy will generate $1,060,490 per year for five years for the following agencies: The Brooke County Ambulance ...

HealthNet in Glen Dale Earns Re-Accreditation

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services has awarded HealthNet Aeromedical Services a full, three-year re-accreditation for patient transport operations. The program has been continually accredited by the commission since 1995. In late 2017, HealthNet Aeromedical Services ...

Wheeling Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:42 a.m. Sunday to 7:11 a.m. Monday, officers handled two traffic stops, one accident and three miscellaneous calls. MONDAY At 7:11 a.m., River Road, animal destroy. At 6:49 a.m., Main Street, welfare check. At 4:20 a.m, Eoff Street, stolen ...

Motivational Speaker Shares Experience

Bobby Petrocelli was sleeping in his bed next to his wife in their suburban home one night when he was awoken to find himself suddenly out of bed. A drunk driver had crashed through Bobby’s home. The crash killed his wife and changing his life forever. During presentations Friday morning at ...

The New Jim Justice?

Last week, I observed two separate press conferences by Gov. Jim Justice and came away pleasantly surprised. The statehouse press pool usually goes into these press events expecting to see the same patterns. There is usually a hype video that is thick on the Justice praise and thin on any ...

Superintendent Asks for Support of Levy

The voters of Hancock County have shown their support for local education for decades, and county school officials are hoping to see that support continue on Nov. 6. “This community has partnered with us for many years,” Hancock County Schools Superintendent Tim Woodward said. “We want ...