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Strand Theatre in Moundsville Plans Halloween Events

Moundsville’s historic Strand Theatre will host two Halloween-themed events this month designed to please viewers of all ages. The Strand Theatre Preservation Society will continue one of the community’s treasured October traditions with a late-night showing of the cult classic film ...

Bellaire Murder Defendant in Belmont County Court

One of the co-defendants in an alleged home invasion attempt in Bellaire which resulted in the shooting death of Joshua Gorayeb is still awaiting the results of his competency evaluation. Thomas Earl Grubba, 34, of Wheeling, appeared briefly before Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank ...

Crews Search for Person in Ohio River Near Steubenville

STEUBENVILLE —Numerous police and fire departments were searching for a person who reportedly fell into the river at the Steubenville Marina around 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Steubenville fire and police departments were still on scene and searching the river for the person, whom officials did not ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:34 a.m. Monday and 7:37 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled nine traffic stops and two miscellaneous calls. TUESDAY At 7:05 a.m., Eoff Street, mutual aid given. At 6:42 a.m., Interstate 70, motorist assist. At 6:23 a.m., 22nd Street, burglar ...

Marshall County Recovery Center Aids Those Not Helped by FEMA

A local recovery group is utilizing a donation from Marshall County commissioners to assist flood victims. According to Appalachian Outreach Inc. Executive Director Rose Hart, who helps lead the new Marshall-Ohio County Long Term Recovery Committee, a contribution from the commission will ...

The Health Plan Sells Workers’ Comp Divisions

The Health Plan has sold its Managed Workers’ Compensation Program and Workers’ Compensation third-party administrator service lines to Paramount Health Care, officials said Monday. The deal was being finalized Monday. The sale price was not disclosed. Tedra J. White, Paramount’s ...

Wheeling Posts Crime Analyst Position

Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott believes hiring a crime data analyst will help bring the city’s police department into the 21st century. Officials posted the position, which city council voted in July to fund using carryover money from the 2016-17 budget, last week, and the city will accept ...

Steubenville Municipal Court Offers Drug, Alcohol Counseling

Steubenville Municipal Court has partnered with Jefferson Behavioral Health’s Community Outreach Recovery Environment to provide additional counseling to criminal offenders on probation who are addicted to drugs or alcohol. Kim Vich, CORE director, said she has been meeting with Judge John ...

Murray, Leaders Pleased by Pruitt’s Announcement

WHEELING — Even before President Donald Trump’s administration actually revokes the hotly contested Clean Power Plan, Murray Energy Corp. officials and environmental advocates are bracing to continue the legal battle that began under former President Barack Obama’s administration. On ...

Minor Injuries After Car Rollover on 29th Street in Wheeling

The driver of this vehicle suffered minor injuries after striking a utility pole late Monday on Valley Boulevard, near Fairmont Avenue just outside the Wheeling city limits. Bethlehem Police Chief Russ Fehr said the driver, about 20 years old, had already escaped the vehicle when ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:06 a.m. Friday and 7:51 a.m. Monday, deputies handled 26 traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and six miscellaneous calls. MONDAY At 7:51 a.m., North Wabash Street, hit and run. At 6:38 a.m., Stamm Lane, burglar alarm. At 5:12 a.m., Arcadia Avenue, ...

Warwood Resource Officer Earns Award

Wheeling Police Department Sgt. William Criswell recently earned statewide recognition for his work at Warwood School as a prevention resource officer. Criswell recently earned the “Community Service Award” presented by the West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services. The ...

Wheeling Health Right To Hold Health Fair

Wheeling Health Right will hold a community health fair on its grounds at 61 29th St. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. The fair will feature free flu shots, tours of the Strollin’ Colon and colorectal health education, women’s health care information and the Grow Ohio Valley farmstand. A ...

Glen Dale Students Learn Safety Tips

Magic tricks and a few playful puppets instilled safety values in the minds of local students recently. Mike Eakins, known as “Mr. Mike” to area students, presented the Officer Phil Safety Program by Creative Safety Products to Glen Dale Elementary students. The 30-minute program ...

The Rev. Darrell Cummings Ends Term on WVCC Governors Board

The Rev. Darrell Cummings recently ended his tenure as a member of the West Virginia Northern Community College Board of Governors. Cummings served on WVNCC’s board from 2001-04 and served as its chair from 2012-16. He was reappointed in 2007 and served continuously until September, at ...

Wheeling Residents Urged To Make Emergency Plan

As National Fire Prevention Week gets underway, the Wheeling Fire Department is urging everyone to help prevent a potential tragedy by making sure they have two ways out of their home. Wheeling firefighters will hold public meet and greets from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday at ...

Outdoor Classroom a Hit at Middle School

Built by the hands of teachers and friends over the summer, Moundsville Middle School’s outdoor classroom is proving to be a hit with teachers and students alike. Earlier this year, physical education teacher Donnie Gilbert Jr. received a $4,800 grant through the Highmark Foundation, coupled ...

Oil & Gas Leases

Belmont County Mineral Leases For September 2017 ∫ Sept. 1 — Cheryl McClelland entered into an oil and natural gas lease agreement with Gulfport Energy for 167 acres in Washington Township. ∫ Sept. 1 — Terry Pyles entered into an oil and natural gas lease agreement with Gulfport ...