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Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Wednesday to 8 a.m. Thursday, officers handled 12 traffic stops, eight accidents and two miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 8:12 a.m., 15th Street, damage to city property. At 8:53 a.m., Richland Avenue, improper parking. At 9:01 a.m., Jacob ...

A Show of Emotion at ‘Show of Hands’ in Wheeling

Art emerged victorious in Wednesday’s Show of Hands showdown between art and science, but in the end representatives of two Wheeling businesses took home some of the money. Clientele Art Studio in East Wheeling and owner Will Wallace won the competition and $5,390 after organizers tallied ...

Couple Gets Special Delivery – Times Three – at Wheeling Hospital

Photo Provided Triplets have made their debut at Wheeling Hospital. Holding their newborns are Wheeling residents Madison Nixon and Matthew Peppard. The babies, from left, are Atticus, Varo and Luna. All three siblings and their mother are doing well. Last year, Wheeling Hospital set a record ...

Steubenville Man Sentenced for Striking Pair of Pedestrians With Car

Ryann E. Geary, 28, of Steubenville was sentenced to a mandatory three years in prison on Tuesday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. after Geary pleaded guilty to striking two pedestrians on Ohio 213 in September and then fleeing the scene. Geary pleaded guilty to two ...

Police: Man Held Captive in Basement for Days in Western Pennsylvania

One man is behind bars for allegedly holding a man captive in the basement of a Masontown home for days and assaulting him with a gun so badly he is hospitalized in intensive care. David M. Clark, 42, of Dilliner, Pa., is facing charges of attempted homicide, kidnap, accepting possession of a ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Tuesday to 8 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled nine traffic stops, nine vehicle accidents and two miscellaneous calls. TUESDAY At 9:01 a.m., Mount de Chantal Road, motorist assist. At 9:23 a.m., 43rd Street, transport. At 9:58 a.m., Kruger Street, ...

Construction Trades Stay Busy With Projects in Wheeling and Around Ohio County

A sports complex at The Highlands, a proposed parking garage for downtown Wheeling and improvements to all Ohio County public schools could keep local construction trades busy in the coming months. Government officials provided updates on upcoming development projects during the Winter 2019 ...

Washington, Pa. School District Consider Four-Day Week

McGuffey School District is considering moving to a four-day instructional week. Erica Kolat, superintendent, said during last week’s school board meeting the district is gathering information and exploring implementing the four-day school week. The length of the school year would remain the ...

Wheeling Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Monday to 8 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled six traffic stops, two vehicle accidents and three miscellaneous calls. MONDAY At 8:03 a.m., Rock Point Road, road hazard. At 8:05 a.m., National Road, motorist assist. At 9:40 a.m., Bethlehem Boulevard, ...

Ohio Valley Media Blood Donor Day Is Big Draw in Wheeling

Area residents demonstrated their hardiness Monday by turning out in large numbers for Ohio Valley Media Blood Donor Day despite frigid temperatures. American Red Cross officials were pleasantly surprised by the warm response to its 33rd annual event, which was held on the main floor of ...

Ohio Valley Youth Lauded for Spreading Martin Luther King Jr.’s Message

Fourteen local students on Monday were honored as winners in a contest to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. YWCA Wheeling held its awards ceremony to honor those selected as winners in the 2019 YWCA Project on Racism contest. The statewide contest asked students to create ...

Belmont County Schools Staying Clean Club Receives $10,000 Donation

The Belmont County Schools Staying Clean club has more resources to work with in encouraging students to stay off drugs and say no, thanks to a donation of $10,000 from the Ayers family. John Ayers and his wife, Brittany Ayers, presented a check for $10,000 to the Belmont County Juvenile ...

Elks Award $1,000 Scholarships to Wheeling Park High School Seniors

Wheeling Park High School seniors Melina McCabe and Luke Phillips have been awarded the Wheeling Elks Scholarships for 2018-19. Each student will receive $1,000 from Wheeling Lodge No. 28, according to Youth Activities Chairman Joe Marchlenski. Both also become eligible for additional state ...

Inspection Set Stage for Major Interstate 70 Project in Ohio County

Photo by Scott McCloskey Consultant crews inspect the Fort Henry Bridge in Wheeling on Monday as the West Virginia Division of Highways District 6 prepares for the Interstate 70 project expected to begin this summer. Division of Highways officials plan to move forward with the project after ...

Wheeling Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Sunday to 8 a.m. Monday, officers handled three traffic stops and two vehicle accidents. SUNDAY At 10:05 a.m., Washington Avenue, meet complainant. At 11:53 a.m., National Road, dead on arrival. At 12:51 p.m., National Road, erratic driver. At ...

Marshall County Board of Education To Discuss Superintendent’s Contract

The employment contract for Jeffrey Crook, superintendent of Marshall County Schools, is up for renewal, a matter which will be addressed at Tuesday’s board meeting. Crook was hired in 2017 after the retirement of former superintendent Michael Hince on a two-year contract, which expires in ...

Zach Collaros Foundation Donates Uniforms to Jefferson County All-Stars

The Jefferson County All-Stars basketball team is holding court with some brand new duds after receiving updated uniforms from the Zach Collaros Foundation. Teammates sported the signature gold and blue apparel for their first home game of the season against the Holmes County Bucks on Jan. 8 ...