Community

Elks Students of the Month Selected

Wheeling Elks Lodge 28 has announced its Students of the Month for January and February. The January winners are Abreanne Andlinger and Alec Kuskey, both seniors at John Marshall High School. For February, Marissa Garlitz and Derek Dearth, both seniors at Wheeling Central Catholic High ...

Transit Board May Seek Levy for 2019 Election

The Weirton Transit Corp. Board of Trustees plans to seek an excess levy as part of the 2019 Weirton municipal election. The issue was discussed by the board during its meeting Wednesday. Board member Brian Maley noted efforts on the potential operational levy need to begin soon, and ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:25 a.m. Thursday and 7:46 a.m. Friday, officers handled three traffic stops, five vehicle accidents and two miscellaneous calls. FRIDAY At 5:46 a.m., South York Street, abandoned vehicle. At 3:52 a.m., Chapline Street, medical emergency. At 2:16 ...

City Asks for Patience In Snow Removal

WHEELING — As city officials are threatening and levying fines for those who fail to clean the snow from their walks, an interesting situation developed earlier this week, as piles of snow left behind by city plows had blocked parking spaces throughout the central business district. When ...

Wheeling Crews Not Up to Speed on Snow Removal

WHEELING — As city officials are threatening and levying fines for those who fail to clean the snow from their walks, an interesting situation developed earlier this week, as piles of snow left behind by city plows had blocked parking spaces throughout the central business district. When ...

Bellaire Considering New Traffic Cameras to Ticket Wayward Drivers

Village Council is scheduled to meet next week to receive a demonstration of a traffic camera system by Blue Line Solutions. The demonstration is slated for 3 p.m. Wednesday at the village municipal building on Belmont Street. The demonstration is meant to give council members a better ...

Prep Work on New Bridge to Span Ohio River Ongoing

By WARREN SCOTT For The Intelligencer The Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission on Wednesday learned of transportation improvements it will be overseeing in the months ahead. Among those projects are the new Ohio River bridge, reconfiguration of the intersection of ...

Shoplifting $13 in Energy Drinks Nets Moundsville Woman Year in Jail

Circuit Judge David Hummel handed down prison sentences to several people previously convicted, including two drug offenders, and two others charged with property crimes, this week in Marshall County Circuit Court. Amanda Barker, previously convicted of delivery of a controlled substance, was ...

Ohio Valley Jaycees Seek New Members To Keep the Giving Going

The Ohio Valley Jaycees helped more than 160 children during its annual Christmas Kids Project. The project, which has been taking place since 1988, has benefited many different groups of area children over the years. In 2017, the Jaycees partnered with the West Virginia Department of Health ...

Officials Discuss Water Supply at Jefferson County Jail

By MARK LAW For The Intelligencer Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday discussed a grant application to establish a trail in Cross Creek Township and a water intake at the Justice Center that will allow water to be pumped into the building in the event of another ...

Bellaire Officers May Soon Have Second Set of Eyes

BELLAIRE — Bellaire Village Council is scheduled to meet next week to receive a demonstration of a traffic camera system by Blue Line Solutions. The demonstration is slated for 3 p.m. Wednesday at the village municipal building on Belmont Street. The demonstration is meant to give council ...

New Ohio River Bridge Project Nears Start

STEUBENVILLE — The Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission on Wednesday learned of transportation improvements it will be overseeing in the months ahead. Among those projects are the new Ohio River bridge, reconfiguration of the intersection of Ohio 7 and University ...

Prison Terms for Drug, Property Crimes in Marshall County

MOUNDSVILLE — Circuit Judge David Hummel handed down prison sentences to several people previously convicted, including two drug offenders, and two others charged with property crimes, this week in Marshall County Circuit Court. Amanda Barker, previously convicted of delivery of a ...

Ohio Valley Communities in Search of Salt

With Old Man Winter handing the Ohio Valley its share of snow and ice over the past week, many area communities are struggling to stock enough salt to keep the roads clear. “Supplies are getting low. It has been a rough winter already. ... Crews are out plowing and salting. It has been ...

Snow Days Put Spring Break on Ice In Brooke County

The spring break planned for Brooke County Schools has been reduced to the Friday before Easter weekend to make up for snow days. Superintendent Toni Paesano Shute said students were to be off on March 29 and April 2-4, but those days will be used to make up for the canceled school days. With ...

Two Charged in Sex Abuse, Child Porn Case in Wheeling

Two months after West Virginia State Police arrested a Wheeling man on child sex abuse charges, troopers have charged a woman allegedly identified in sexually explicit photos depicting one of the children. State police had arrested Larry Dayton Jr., 35, of Wheeling, as the result of a ...

Belmont County Animal Shelter Volunteer Wants to Return

Jodi Apitzsch, a longtime volunteer at the Belmont County Animal Shelter, said she was told her services were no longer wanted because she went uninvited onto private property in Flushing to provide supplies for two neglected dogs. Apitzsch is asking the Belmont County Board of Commissioners ...

Wheeling Jesuit University Names New Alumni Relations Director

Wheeling Jesuit University has named Ohio Valley native Shannon Payton as its new director of alumni relations. Payton will lead the university’s 10,000-plus alumni, providing guidance and leadership for alumni chapter events, the 50-Year Club and Alumni Council, as well as organizing and ...