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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 ...

Man Charged With Delivery

Members of law enforcement in Marshall County arrested a Moundsville man charged with delivering crack cocaine earlier this month Joshua Booth, 30 of Moundsville, allegedly was caught providing a confidential informant with the drugs in June 2017. On that date, Booth allegedly sold .3 grams of ...

Moundsville’s Dungeon of Horrors Returns for Another Season of Fright

MOUNDSVILLE — With Halloween rapidly approaching, the former West Virginia Penitentiary Dungeon of Horrors has faced a better year than last — which was already an award-winning year for the Moundsville horror staple. Moundsville Economic Development Council General Manager Tom Stiles ...

Local Trick-or-Treat Times

Cities, towns, villages and unincorporated areas in the Ohio Valley will hold upcoming trick-or-treat events at the following dates and times: BELMONT ∫ Bannock, from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. ∫ Barnesville, from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. ∫ Barton, from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. Leave your porch ...

Police Roundups

BELMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE At 1:32 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to High Street Extension, St. Clairsville, for an animal complaint. A caller reported raccoons on her porch. The raccoons were removed. At 4:40 a.m. Saturday, units responded to Denny’s, Red Roof Lane, St. ...

Human Rights Series Will Explore Sources, Achievements, Challenges

WHEELING — A new People’s University series will explore what is called collectively “human rights.” The Ohio County Public Library, in partnership with the Wheeling Academy of Law and Science Foundation, has invited a diverse array of scholars from the fields of philosophy, history, ...

City to Host Economic Summit

The Weirton area will receive national attention next week as the city plays host to a Regional Economic Diversification Summit, sponsored by the U.S. Economic Development Administration. The REDS, to take place Monday and Tuesday, is being organized in cooperation with the city of Weirton ...

Three Candidates Vie for W.Va. House District 2

Three candidates are trying to make a run for one seat in the West Virginia House of Delegates 2nd District, which covers Brooke County and part of Ohio County. They candidates are Democrat incumbent Phillip Diserio, Republican Becky Uhlly and independent Trevor Barnhart. In his fifth year ...

Three Seek Two Seats in House of Delegates Fourth District

Three people seek to fill two available seats to represent the West Virginia House of Delegates 4th District, which covers Marshall County and parts of Ohio County. Incumbent Democrat Joe Canestraro is looking to retain his seat, while the other is open because Mike Ferro has decided to ...

Bellaire Murder Featured On Show

A man from Brilliant who was sentenced to life behind bars is being featured on a national TV show. Oxygen’s Criminal Confessions features David Kinney, who was convicted of aggravated murder in February for the shooting of Brad McGarry at his Bellaire home in 2017. Detective Ryan Allar ...

Three Candidates Want Seat in House District 6

By LAUREN MATTHEWS For the Intelligencer Three men are trying to capture a seat in the Wet Virginia House of Delegates 6th District. Republican David L. Kelly, Democrat T. Chris Combs and Scott Beaver, an independent, are hoping to be elected Nov. 6 to the seat that covers Tyler and ...