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Wheeling Jesuit to Hold Discussion Thursday on Combating Opioid Crisis

Panelists from Wheeling Jesuit University and the community will address how to help those suffering from drug addiction during a panel discussion at the university this week. Alumni, faculty and a student from WJU, along with a reporter from the Huntington Herald-Dispatch, will take part in ...

Ohio Valley Groups Receive Nearly $55,000 in Wheeling

Leaders from organizations including the YWCA, Oglebay Institute and Wheeling Health Right came together last week at The Greater Wheeling Coalition for the Homeless to accept grants totaling $54,775 from the Women’s Giving Circle. Debbie Bloomfield of the Community Foundation for the Ohio ...

West Liberty University Fraternity Raises $7,000 for Playground

West Liberty University’s largest Greek organization, Phi Delta Theta, successfully raised $7,000 to assist nearby West Liberty Elementary School in its efforts to remodel and resurface the existing playground by hosting a Night at the Races. “The event went very well and the cooperation ...

South Wheeling Residents Catch a Bad Break

Photo by Alan Olson Wheeling Water Department crews enter the final phase of repair work on a water line near Wheeling Middle School which broke late Saturday. Water department supervisor Steve Elaski said the break disrupted service to many residents in South Wheeling for several blocks, but ...

Ohio County and Belmont County Deeds and Leases

OHIO COUNTY PROPERTY TRANSFERS ∫ Jan. 2 — Michael Bowman to Richard Materkoski, property in Wheeling for $237,000. ∫ Jan. 2 — Helen Potter to Joelle Connors, property in Wheeling for $225,000. ∫ Jan. 4 — Sharen Farkas to Thomas Greaves, property in Wheeling for $159,000. ∫ ...

Charities in Wheeling Continue Meeting Needs Long After the Holiday Season

WHEELING — It is particularly difficult following the Christmas season for two Wheeling charitable agencies to assist individuals or families in need of hot meals, groceries, clothing or other valuable resources. Typically, donations and volunteers drop off after the holiday season. ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:17 a.m. Friday to 5:04 a.m. Saturday, officers handled 24 traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and one miscellaneous call. SATURDAY At 3:57 a.m., Chapline Street, false alarm. At 2:02 a.m., Zane Street, motorist assist. At 1:38 a.m., Wood Street, ...

Wheeling Homeless Outreach Program Offers Healthy Dose of Hope

When Wheeling Jesuit University senior nursing major Devyn Nickerson began working at Project HOPE, little did she know how the experience would impact her life — both personally and professionally. “I knew I wanted to work in the medical field, and nursing seemed the perfect combination ...

Alleged Convenience Store Robber Indicted in Jefferson County

A man who allegedly robbed a convenience store and led authorities on a lengthy chase, as well as a man who was involved in a domestic standoff were indicted this week by the Jefferson County grand jury. Steven A. Johnson, 27, of Jewett was indicted on charges of aggravated robbery, robbery, ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 7:52 a.m. Friday and 8:03 a.m. Thursday, officers handled 12 traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and five miscellaneous calls. FRIDAY At 7:07 a.m., Edgington Lane, wires down. At 4:19 a.m., Main Street, loud music. At 2:18 a.m., Zane Street, DUI ...

Some East Wheeling Residents May Get Parking Permits

Some East Wheeling residents may no longer have to worry about seeing $10 parking tickets attached to their windshields, as long as they pay a $20 monthly permit fee and can show proof of residency. On Thursday, members of the Wheeling Traffic Commission granted initial approval for the ...

Hearing Delayed in Moundsville Sexual Abuse Case

After his arrest late last month on charges of first degree sexual abuse, a Wheeling man delayed his preliminary hearing at the advice of his attorney. Nigura Spicher, 36, of Eagle Court, Wheeling, was set to have his preliminary hearing Thursday afternoon. However, his attorney Brett ...

Man Charged With Burglary

A disagreement at a McMechen household allegedly led to a series of events that now leaves a Moundsville man facing criminal charges. In late January, McMechen police received a call of an active domestic disturbance, where a man had left the scene before police arrived. According to the ...

Power Restored for Most in Ohio Following Ice Storm

By SHELLEY HANSON For The Intelligencer Hundreds of residents in various parts of Belmont County went without electric power for several hours Wednesday, thanks to Winter Storm Liam’s icy rain and snow. American Electric Power has since restored power to nearly all residents, but at one ...

Mullholland Center Staff Graduates From Academy

The Division of Juvenile Services, part of the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety held its 66th Basic Academy graduation last week at the McLure Hotel Ballroom in Wheeling. The Basic Academy training is required for all staff who work in juvenile detention and ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 6:10 a.m. Thursday and 8:46 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled 12 traffic stops and two miscellaneous calls. Thursday At 6:10 a.m., South Penn Street, theft earlier. At 3:06 a.m., Birch Avenue, possible drug overdose. At 2:56 a.m., Market Street, meet ...

Illegal Gambling Found At Jefferson County Clubs

Agents with the Ohio Investigative Unit recently executed search warrants at two Jefferson County liquor permit premises for illegal gambling violations. Agents charged Local 150, LLC, 244 Smithfield St. in Dillonvale, with four counts of the following charges: acquire, possess, control or ...

Brooke County Magistrate Accused of Mishandling Case

A Brooke County magistrate stands accused of mishandling a case involving alleged vicious dogs. The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has given Brooke County Magistrate Robin Snyder 30 days to respond to charges that she violated the state’s code of judicial conduct, including denying ...