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Wheeling Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 9:09 a.m. Monday and 7:55 p.m. Tuesday, officers handled eight traffic stops, three accidents and two miscellaneous calls. TUESDAY At 6:48 a.m., Ridgewood Avenue, burglar alarm. At 5:38 a.m., South Penn Street, suspicious circumstance. At 4:06 a.m., ...

Building Renovation a Bridge to a Rejuvenated Downtown Wheeling

Photo by Scott McCloskey Progress is being made at the Bridge Tavern and Grill building at 10th and Main streets in downtown Wheeling where motorists were detoured around 10th Street on Monday morning to accommodate roof work being performed by crews from Kalkreuth Roofing & Sheet Metal ...

Man Arrested in Alleged Pistol-Whipping in Wheeling

A Wheeling man who allegedly pistol whipped another local man at a North Wheeling bar was arrested on wanton endangerment with a firearm charge over the weekend. Patrick Carney, 44, of Wheeling was arrested late Sunday after city officers were sent to an altercation that began at Carney’s ...

Juvenile Suspects in Toronto Murder in Court in Steubenville

Charges were amended Monday against two juveniles arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in Toronto on Aug. 18. Juvenile Court Judge Joseph Corbi held a hearing Monday to explain the charges to suspects Ka’Saun Carlock, 15, of Steubenville and Jacob A. Gill, 16, of Toronto. Carlock ...

Ohio Auditor Candidate Zack Space Talks NAFTA, Outlines Plan

Zack Space, a former United States congressman and Democrat nominee for Ohio auditor, on Monday talked about his “Working Families First” plan during a campaign stop at the United Steelworkers Hall in Martins Ferry. Joining Space to speak during the stop were Ohio Rep. Jack Cera, ...

Four Admit To Federal Drug Charges in Wheeling

Three men and a woman admitted in federal court in Wheeling on Monday to their involvement in methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin distribution that spanned multiple states. They include: ∫ Alex King, 33, and Matthew Jackson, also known as “Matt-Matt,” 22. Each pleaded guilty to one ...

Wheeling Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:42 a.m. Sunday and 7:35 a.m. Monday, officers handled 14 traffic stops, one vehicle accident and four miscellaneous calls. MONDAY At 7:35 a.m., Orchard Circle, theft earlier. At 7:26 a.m., Chapline Street, hit and run. SUNDAY At 11:18 p.m., ...

Large European hornets’ nest removed from car in Ohio

ALLIANCE, Ohio (AP) — European Hornets have been removed after building a large nest in a car in Ohio, in a scene that looked like a horror movie. Travis Watson, who owns The Bee Man, was called into action after the nest was found inside the El Camino on Sunday. Watson tells WJW-TV ...

Slithering surprise found under hood of SUV in Wisconsin

OMRO, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin motorist was having car trouble when he pulled over to find a slithering surprise. Chris Nguyen opened the hood of his mother's SUV. Inside, he found a 4-foot-long ball python. Police in Omro responded. They tried to wriggle the snake free and called Menasha ...

Planting Seeds of Growth on Wheeling Island

New Life United Methodist Church plans to turn a property it owns along South Huron Street into a large botanical garden. Wheeling Island resident Marty Wach said plans are in the works to create the garden, known as the “Almost Heaven Biblical Botanical Garden,” from medicinal mountain ...

Marshall County Commissioner Hopeful for Road Work

While road work continues in northern Marshall County along W.Va. 2, work in the southern part of the county has commissioner Bob Miller hopeful for the future. During a recent Marshall County Commission meeting, Miller talked about a meeting he attended recently with the West Virginia ...

Jefferson County Depletes Indigent Defense Funds

Crime is taking a bite out of Jefferson County’s budget. County commissioners were informed Thursday the fund to pay attorneys who represent indigent criminal defendants is nearly depleted. Commissioners approved attorney fees for August in the amount of $59,563. The auditor’s office ...

Wheeling Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:22 a.m. Saturday to 7:50 a.m. Sunday, officers handled 11 traffic stops, one vehicle accident and one miscellaneous call. SUNDAY At 7:50 a.m., South York and Ohio streets, possible drug activity. At 5:26 a.m., 33rd Street, domestic incident. At 4:50 ...

Regatta Will Roar Past Wheeling’s Heritage Port Labor Day Weekend

Vintage hydroplane raceboats — several capable of speeds in excess of 120 mph — will be roaring up and down the Ohio River in Wheeling again this Labor Day weekend. Four dozen of the fast craft already have registered for the annual Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta presented by WesBanco. ...

Labor Day Brings Bevy of Activities to the Ohio Valley

As Labor Day approaches next weekend, area parks and attractions are gearing up for festivities, with a focus on the historical side. With the Woodstock music festival having celebrated its 49th anniversary this month, the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra is bringing back the classic feeling. Guest ...

United Bankcorp Board Declares Third Quarter Dividend Payment

MARTINS FERRY — United Bankcorp Inc.’s board of directors declared the third quarter dividend payment of $0.13 per share will be on Sept. 10, with the payment date on Sept. 20, according to a statement the bank released last week. With the upcoming dividend payment, United will have paid ...

Police Roundups

BELMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE At 12:17 a.m. Saturday, units were dispatched to the parking lot outside of Walmart, Ohio Valley Plaza, St. Clairsville, for a report of a fight. At 11:43 p.m. Friday, a deputy responded to the parking lot outside of Lowe’s Home Improvement, Ohio ...

Moundsville Paving Projects Total $252,540 Up for Bid

Moundsville City Council approved a paving list through the rest of the year while approving $252,540 for resurfacing work on six city streets. At the recommendation of the city’s traffic committee — Ginger DeWitt and David Haynes — council approved the paving list to go out to bid. ...

West Liberty University Expects Student Enrollment Increase This Fall

More students are returning to class and campus this weekend as West Liberty University students arrive to move in. “We are expecting an increase in enrollment this fall and we are looking forward to the hustle and bustle of students back on campus and getting settled,” said Stephen ...

Yorkville First Responders Celebrate Saving Life of a Toddler

YORKVILLE — What could have been a tragic event led to a happy moment shared by Yorkville officials and a family who is celebrating the fact that their toddler is still alive. Corey Smith Jr.’s family and Yorkville EMS, fire department and village council members celebrated Smith’s ...