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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, ...

Ohio Valley Medical Center Receives Gold Plus Achievement Award

Ohio Valley Medical Center has received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according ...

Hemp Market Grows As Farmers Secure Permits

It’s buyer beware of products labeled to contain CBD in a market that is exploding across the state, the Pennsylvania Hemp Industry Council warns. Its president, Geoffrey Whaling, said there are many unscrupulous suppliers who mislabel the homeopathic products that are supposed to contain ...

Belmont County Board Of Elections Making Its Move

After months of planning and preparation, the consolidation of county offices in buildings formerly owned by The Health Plan began with the Belmont County Board of Elections being the first agency to move in this past week. County Commissioner Josh Meyer said the elections office started ...

Deadly Shadyside Flood Anniversary a Reminder of Weather Dangers

SHADYSIDE — Emergency management officials are advising local residents to be prepared for severe summer weather, and those who recall the Flood of Tears understand exactly why they need to heed that advice. Twenty-nine years ago today, steady rain falling on ground that was already ...

West Virginia Week Social Media Challenge Kicks Off

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Day is next week, and Gov. Jim Justice wants all West Virginians and those who love the state to help celebrate on social media. From today through June 20, Justice and the Tourism Office will be leading the official West Virginia Week Challenge, a seven-day ...

Boil Advisory in Elm Grove

Crews with the City of Wheeling Water Department worked Thursday to repair a 10-inch water main break in the Elm Grove business district after the rupture occurred earlier in the morning. A 48-hour boil order was put in place Thursday for odd number addresses from 2075 to 2129 National Road. ...

I-470 eastbound Friday closure announced

The West Virginia Division of Highways announced that Interstate 470 eastbound will be closed and I-470 westbound will be reduced to one lane from exit 5 to exit 2 from 6 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Friday. The onramp to I-470 eastbound from the US 250/W.Va. 2 interchange will also be closed to ...

Company Fined for Explosion Which Killed W.Va. Worker

HOUSTON, Pa. — The federal Department of Labor intends to fine a Marathon Petroleum Corp. subsidiary and a West Virginia company tens of thousands of dollars each for failing to follow safety procedures and other violations at the MarkWest Houston natural gas processing plant, where a fire ...

Mobile Unit to Bring Family Planning Services to Wheeling

WHEELING — The Mobile Community Health Center is bringing family planning services to area women this week. The mobile unit will be parked on 15th Street outside of Youth Services System Inc. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Services will include testing for sexually transmitted diseases, ...

Harrison Officials Eye New Facility to House County Jail

CADIZ — Harrison County has officially accepted a new property in hopes of converting it into a new jail and law enforcement center. The SSG George J. Conaway U.S. Army Reserve Center property was given to Harrison County, at no cost to the county, to potentially hold a jail, sheriff’s ...

Jefferson County Clerk of Courts Releases Report for May

Jefferson County Clerk of Courts John Corrigan has released his report for May. The auto title department collected vehicle fees and taxes of $750,022, with $35,592 going to the county and $714,430 going to the state. Miscellaneous fees were $5,750 and watercraft fees $711. Total fees and ...