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Senator Joe Manchin Addresses Wheeling Park Graduates

The 335 graduates of the Wheeling Park High School Class of 2018 received their diplomas before a large and proud audience of family, friends and community members at the commencement ceremony held Sunday at WesBanco Arena. Class President Grace Myers welcomed the audience and offered words ...

Ogden Half Marathon in Wheeling Offers Several New Features

Although the 42nd Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic will be familiar to race participants when they hit the streets Saturday, race organizers have said they also can expect to see a few changes. In addition to River City Restaurant serving as the headquarters for this year’s race, ...

West Liberty University Honors Medical Lab Science Graduates

West Liberty University’s Medical Laboratory Science seniors were on the other side of the needle recently as they enjoyed their first pinning ceremony earlier this month in the Interfaith Chapel. “It was a happy moment for our graduating seniors who graduate this spring and we ...

Memorial Day Events Planned in Wheeling

WHEELING — Memorial Day weekend in the Ohio Valley will offer something for everyone —whether your interest is in athletic events, patriotic observances, entertainment or other fun-filled celebrations. Here is a sampling of the many activities taking place next weekend: For the ...

Marshall County Students Net a Goal

Inspired by a fellow student struggling with illness, students at two schools in Marshall County raised $4,809.41 for the Make a Wish Foundation in the past month. Moundsville Middle School student Raymond Steed recently had his wish granted when he had a chance to skate with the ...

Progressive Bank Converts to Community Bank

The parent company of Community Bank announced Friday that Progressive Bank N.A. will be converted to Community Bank by open of business Monday morning. Employees of the former Progressive Bank worked after hours Friday to convert the offices and customer accounts to Community Bank. The ...

United Bank Sponsors Ogden Half Marathon

United Bank is proud to sponsor the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic, which will be held Saturday, May 26. The Ohio Valley course is well known for its changes in elevation and often referred to as the “Toughest Half Marathon in America.” United is a longtime supporter of this ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:17 a.m. Thursday and 7:20 a.m. Friday, Wheeling police conducted 15 traffic stops, responded to four miscellaneous calls and five accidents. FRIDAY At 7:20 a.m., 14th Street, domestic violence. At 6:18 a.m., W.Va. 2, animal call. At 5:50 a.m., ...

John Marshall High School Graduates 272

As the 272 graduates of John Marshall High School sat awaiting their diplomas, they were wished well going forward by local country music artist and fellow John Marshall graduate Lionel Cartwright. Cartwright, who served as their honored speaker, is a 1978 graduate of JMHS and was raised in ...

Moundsville Chase Suspect Now Accused in Robbery

Soon after Wheeling resident Randy Whipkey was arrested Wednesday after a car chase-turned-foot chase, he found himself facing additional felony charges from having allegedly held up the Benwood Gumby’s earlier in the week. Whipkey, 37, of Wheeling, was arrested early Wednesday morning ...

Ohio County Public Library To Hold Grand Reopening Saturday in Wheeling

The Ohio County Public Library will hold a grand reopening celebration Saturday to mark the 45th anniversary of the library’s original opening. Festivities will begin at 2 p.m. outside the 16th Street entrance, at the same time and place where the first ribbon-cutting ceremony occurred on ...

Bellaire Village Council Could Seek VFD Levy

Bellaire Village Council still is trying to decide whether to spend up to $5,000 to put a proposed tax levy on the November ballot for the Bellaire Volunteer Fire Department. Council on Thursday again heard from VFD member Ray Penyak, who answered questions regarding the proposed levy that ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:15 a.m. Wednesday and 7:53 a.m. Thursday, Wheeling police conducted six traffic stops and responded to five vehicle accidents. THURSDAY At 7:53 a.m., Hawk Court, escort. At 6:45 a.m., Wood Street, burglar alarm. At 2:45 a.m., Market Street, ...

Ogden Ironmen Have Logged a Lot of Miles

WHEELING — Ogden Newspapers Half-Marathon Ironmen Larry Jones continues to run at least 40 miles per week preparing for the annual race over each of the past 42 years. When multiplied out, he he has trekked a distance equal to more than three trips around the world. And retired Ironmen Mitch ...

William Ihlenfeld: West Virginia Missing Out on Opioid Funds

William Ihlenfeld says he made past West Virginia officials aware of federal dollars available to fight the state’s growing opioid epidemic when he was U.S. attorney, but they weren’t interested at that time. “I was told at the end of the day, ‘We don’t need your help. Thanks, but no ...

Wheeling City Council Mulls $1.16M CDBG Spending Plan

City Manager Robert Herron has drafted a proposal for spending $1.16 million in Community Development Block Grant funds that Wheeling is receiving this year from the federal government. He presented the proposed CDBG budget to Wheeling City Council at its regular meeting Tuesday night. The ...

Martins Ferry Council OKs Additional Method for Employee Retirement Savings

Employees of the city of Martins Ferry now have another way to save money for retirement, thanks to the adoption of the Ohio Public Employees Deferred Compensation plan by city council on Wednesday. Council already was slated to consider adoption of a related resolution but first heard from ...

Alleged Shoplifter Leads Cops on Chase in Moundsville

A man allegedly attempting to steal merchandise from the Moundsville Walmart led police on a brief chase before he was apprehended in the woods just after midnight Wednesday, damaging both civilian and police cars in the process. Marshall County sheriff’s deputies, West Virginia State ...

St. Clairsville Municipal Website Now Up and Running

St. Clairsville’s new website went live May 1 with the goal of getting information about the city to potential investors and residents. Roberta Mertz, assistant to the safety and service director, also serves as editor for the site. She said the site — stclairsville.com — would be the ...