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Vermont Street Fire Under Investigation in Wheeling

At about 5:35 a.m. Wednesday, the Wheeling Fire Department responded to a residential fire at 16 Vermont St. on Wheeling Island. A person living inside the dwelling managed to escape the flames after waking up to the sound of a window shattering from the heat. An unknown person made the call ...

Belmont County Commissioners Discuss Water, Wastewater Departments

The Belmont County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday accepted the resignation of Brian Ware, full-time distribution manager at the Belmont County Sanitary Sewer District, effective Nov. 22. Ware has worked in the department for nine years. Commissioner Mark Thomas added that Ware has taken ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 7:46 a.m. Wednesday and 8:21 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled 20 traffic stops, six vehicle accidents and three miscellaneous calls. Wednesday: At 7:46 a.m., Washington Avenue, animal. At 7:29 a.m., South Huron Street, found item. At 6:32 a.m., Chapline ...

Man Sentenced for Assault on Amish Girls in Belmont County

A former Amish community member previously convicted of rape of a minor, is going to prison again for sex crimes involving two Amish girls. Jacob Weaver, 65, of Jerusalem appeared before Belmont County Common Pleas Judge John Vavra on Monday and was sentenced on two counts of gross sexual ...

Marshall County Commission Gives to Moundsville’s Sanford Center

Marshall County Commissioners on Tuesday again pledged their support to Moundsville’s Sanford Center which sought financial assistance from the county on behalf of its tenants. Sanford Center financial secretary Allen Hendershot spoke before the commission in a brief meeting Tuesday morning, ...

Sentences Handed Down In Marshall County Court

Two sentences were handed down Tuesday morning by Marshall County Circuit Judge Jeff Cramer. Taylor Timmins, 22, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of unauthorized use of an access device. Timmins was charged with using a bank card with make two withdrawals, totaling $73.92, with two other ...

Third Martins Ferry Break-In Defendant Sentenced in Belmont County

The last of three men who participated in a home invasion attempt in Martins Ferry that ended in gunfire will spend the next seven years behind bars for burglary, a felony of the second degree occurring March 28, 2016. Derion Becker, 23, of 57262 Glenns Run Road, Martins Ferry, heard his ...

Police Investigating Chester Cafe Robbery

A man who reportedly robbed a local cafe early Monday morning remains wanted by city police. Police were called at about 1:56 a.m. to Mary’s Cafe, 529 Carolina Ave., following reports of a man who held up the business in attempt to get cash. According to police, an employee at the cafe ...

Home Invasion Call Results in Drug Arrest in Wheeling

The Wheeling Police Department arrested a Wheeling man after discovering marijuana, heroin and crack cocaine in his possession. According to the complaint, officers received a call on Saturday morning regarding two males unlawfully inside of a woman’s home on the 400 block of South York ...

Police Reports

MOUNDSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT At 4 p.m. Tuesday, Lafayette Avenue, theft. At 2 p.m. Tuesday, Lafayette Avenue, shoplifting. Christmas tree taken and paid for after being stopped. At 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Tomlinson Avenue, hit-and-run. At 4:30 p.m. Monday, Seventh Street, juvenile ...

McMechen Gets Funds

The city of McMechen will be receiving $6,650,000 in federal funds for water system improvements, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin’s office announced this week. Manchin, D-W.Va., said the city will receive federal Rural Development program funds. The money will be used to construct a new water ...

Wheeling Suspension Bridge Has Special Place in History

November is Historic Bridge Awareness Month, and Wheeling’s Suspension Bridge is one of the most historic bridges in the United States, according to civil engineer Emory Kemp, Ph.D. Kemp has spent more than four decades as a civil engineer and is the founder and director of the Institute ...

Marshall County Officials Seek Answers on Proposed Power Plant

A long-promised project to bring a natural gas-fired power plant just south of Moundsville was in the works for years, but in recent months, Marshall County leaders say they’re frustrated with a lack of communication. First making plans for the facility in 2014, the Moundsville Power plant ...

Cadiz Residents Waiting for Temporary New Post Office

The village of Cadiz is preparing for a new temporary post office, an establishment that is eagerly awaited by community officials and residents alike. The postal woes began for Cadiz over the summer, as the front wall of the former post office building was found to be separating from the ...

Cause of Warwood Structure Fire Under Investigation by Wheeling Fire Department

No injuries were reported after a structure fire that began on the second floor and spread to the attic of a duplex at 1901 Warwood Ave. just after 4 p.m. Monday. According to Wheeling Fire Chief Larry Helms, the fire was knocked down quickly after crews arrived on the scene. Both residents ...

Arrests Made Following Domestic Disturbances in Marshall County

Domestic violence reports resulted in three people charged in unrelated crimes from earlier in the month in Marshall County. Last week, police responded to a disturbance in Washington Lands, where a man and woman had been separated after an alleged fight. On the scene, the alleged victim said ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:04 a.m. Saturday and 7:11 a.m. Monday, officers handled 38 traffic stops, four accidents and two miscellaneous calls. Monday: At 6:35 a.m., Interstate 70 east, civil complIant. At 3:49 a.m., Warwood Avenue, welfare check. At 2:37 a.m., Chapline Street, ...

Wheeling Police Search for Suspect

A man accused of stabbing and robbing another man last month is wanted by the Wheeling Police Department. Authorities are looking for Daniel Lee Wilson, 26, a white male with brown hair, blue eyes, 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 135 pounds. Wilson reportedly attacked a young man riding ...