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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 ...

U.S. Attorney William J. Powell Announces Senior Leadership Team

William J. Powell, U.S. attorney for the North District of West Virginia, has announced his senior leadership team. Those appointed to the team bring a combined 109 years of service to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District, and are assisting Powell in the management of the ...

Think Spring at Wheeling Chamber of Commerce’s Home and Garden Show

Those looking to renovate their homes may enjoy the 49th-annual Home and Garden Show, presented by the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce, at WesBanco Arena this weekend. With almost 100 vendors in planned crafters will also be present throughout the weekend. Denoon Lumber and WTOV-9 are ...

Options for Glen Dale Bridge Under Consideration

After last week’s outpouring of community concern over an unusable and collapsing bridge near St. Jude Park, Marshall County Emergency Management Director Tom Hart returned to say the matter was actively being pursued. During the Tuesday Marshall County Commission meeting, Hart said he spoke ...

Ohio County Voter Info is Reviewed

The deadline for Ohio County voters to update their voting information passed on Feb. 1, Ohio County Administrator Greg Stewart told county commissioners Tuesday. Last month, county voters who had not turned out for recent elections received the National Change of Address postcard, asking them ...

Cruiser Theft in Wheeling Leads to Charges For Toronto Woman

An Ohio woman faces a slew of charges after she allegedly assaulted several Wheeling police officers and stole a cruiser early Tuesday. According to reports, Wheeling police officers responded to the 600 block of Market Street for a domestic disturbance, possibly involving someone with a ...

Construction Project on U.S. 250 in Moundsville Will Be Delayed

A letter to Moundsville City Council read Tuesday indicated that proposed road work to U.S. 250 has been delayed, though city leaders are breathing a sigh of relief for the news. The road work aimed to, among other things, bring the U.S. 250-Jefferson Avenue extension to a right angle with ...

Brooke Magistrate Faces Charges

A Brooke County magistrate has been accused of mishandling a case involving alleged vicious dogs. The state Supreme Court 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 a defendant the ...

Trailer Burglar Sentenced to 2-25 Years in Marshall County

A Marshall County woman who pleaded guilty to breaking into several Fish Creek trailers last year learned her sentence, as did several others in Circuit Court on Monday. Robyn Cox Parker, 27, entered a guilty plea to grand larceny and burglary before Circuit Judge David Hummel, in relation to ...

Bethlehem May Change Municipal Election Timing

Bethlehem Village Council continued discussions Monday regarding the village’s general municipal election to coincide with state and county elections to cut down on costs. Village Solicitor T.C. McCaarthy said, he drafted a proposed ordinance according to directions from council members ...

Wheeling, Ohio County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:11 a.m. Monday and 6:26 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled 18 traffic stops and one miscellaneous call. TUESDAY At 6:26 a.m., Eoff Street, improper parking. At 6:21 a.m., 16th Street, malicious wounding. Malicious wounding with an unknown victim or ...

Fish Creek Burglar Sentenced to 2-25 Years

A Marshall County woman who pleaded guilty to breaking into several Fish Creek trailers last year learned her sentence, as did several others in Circuit Court on Monday. Robyn Cox Parker, 27, entered a guilty plea to grand larceny and burglary before Circuit Judge David Hummel, in relation to ...