Community

City of Wheeling’s Revamped Website Now Online

The city of Wheeling’s revamped website went “live” Tuesday, with new features designed to benefit residents and visitors alike. Tom Connelly, the city’s director of planning and development, and Jesse Mestrovic, director of parks and recreation, introduced the updated website — ...

Flood Damage to Roads in Marshall County Totals $20 Million

West Virginia Division of Highways District 6 Engineer Dave Brabham estimates that nearly $20 million in damages may have been inflicted on Marshall County roads from the February flooding. Four months after February saw flooding throughout Marshall County, the Federal Emergency Management ...

Two Arrested for Allegedly Threatening Monroe County Deputies

Two people were arrested and lodged in the Monroe County Jail on unspecified charges after a standoff with sheriff’s deputies Tuesday. According to information released by Sheriff Charles Black via social media, two Monroe County sheriff’s deputies attempted to serve an arrest warrant ...

Wheeling City Council Reduces Current Budget by $64,173

Wheeling City Council approved a budget revision Tuesday to make a $64,173 net reduction in the current spending plan for the year ending June 30. Mayor Glenn Elliott and council members Ken Imer, Dave Palmer, Wendy Scatterday, Chad Thalman and Ty Thorngate voted for the revision. Councilman ...

Need For Fire Levy Still Questioned in Bellaire

Members of Bellaire Village Council’s finance committee still aren’t certain a 4.5-mill levy being requested by the volunteer fire department is justified, and Tuesday night they asked for outside guidance. The committee questioned former councilman Jerry Olack, retired from the former ...

Marshall County Schools Continue Free Lunch Through Summer

Although Marshall County’s students will be leaving their classes behind Thursday for their last day this school year, some will find themselves returning throughout the summer to receive a hot meal. The Summer Food Service Program, funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will ...

No One Injured In Fire At Well Pad

Firefighters responded to a well pad fire just outside the village Monday afternoon. Bethesda Volunteer Fire Department Chief Neil Hunt said his department was the first on scene of the Iron Warrior well, located off Noon Road and owned by EQT. Hunt said company workers already had closed a ...

No Medical Marijuana Dispensary for Belmont County

LANSING — A local businessman’s plan to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Lansing has been dashed. Ron Naylor’s plan to open Ohio Valley Med Can was not approved by the Ohio Board of Pharmacy. But two locations were approved to open in Wintersville. Naylor, who owns and operates ...

Conservation Workshop Set

The Northern Panhandle Conservation District, in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, will convene a local workgroup meeting at 6:30 p.m. June 20 at the USDA Service Center, 1 Ball Park Drive, McMechen. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss conservation programs for ...

Bethlehem Council Discusses Waste Management Services

Community waste management service and the renewal of a continued lease agreement for the use of a village ball field highlighted the agenda at the Village of Bethlehem Council meeting Monday evening. During the meeting, 7th Ward Councilman Stanley Wojcik expressed concern about village ...

Moundsville Author Aims to Encourage Civic Engagement

Hilary Kinney hopes a book she’s written will get young people excited about civic engagement and their government. The John Marshall High School and West Virginia University graduate recently started a Kickstarter campaign for her new children’s book, “Penelope’s Petition.” The ...

Water To Be Turned Off During Repairs in Bellaire

BELLAIRE — Water service to the entire village of Bellaire is scheduled to be turned off starting at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday through 11 p.m. Thursday to allow for the installation of three new valves on Washington Street, said Village Administrator Scott Porter. Porter said the work is being ...

Trial for Accused Murderer Continued Until September

Deondre Davis’ newly hired attorney petitioned the court to continue his client’s murder trial until September, a motion which was granted this morning in Ohio County Circuit Court. Davis’ attorney, Edward Gillison, told Circuit Judge David Sims that he was contacted last week and ...

Festival in Martins Ferry To Celebrate All Things Strawberry

Strawberry ice cream. Strawberry shortcake. Strawberry pancakes. Are you getting hungry yet? If strawberries are your thing, then Martins Ferry is the place you want to be Saturday for the Strawberry Festival. The festivities officially kick off at noon and continue until 10 p.m. The majority ...

Wheeling Health Right Expands Its FARMacy Initiative in Wetzel County

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture has partnered with Wheeling Health Right and Food Justice Lab of West Virginia University to expand its FARMacy program to Wetzel County this summer. Participants in Wetzel County — as well as outside participants — can pick up produce from 9 ...

McDonald’s at The Highlands Seeks To Modernize Customer Experience

The McDonald’s restaurant at the The Highlands will undergo renovations that will modernize the fast-food ordering experience. Bob Stoltz, owner of the restaurant at 210 Cabela Drive, said the technology — the first of its kind in Ohio County — is expected to improve the customer ...

St. Clairsville Gets $200K for New Water Tower

St. Clairsville’s plan to construct a new water tank at St. Clair Commons to upgrade the current tower system and prepare for future growth took another step toward realization when the Appalachian Regional Commission approved a $200,000 grant for the project. Safety and Service Director Jim ...

Wheeling Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:29 a.m. Friday and 8:36 a.m. Sunday, officers handled 43 traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and four miscellaneous calls. SUNDAY At 8:36 a.m., South Penn. Street, welfare check. At 3:58 a.m., 3500 block of Jacob Street, overdose. At 3:22 a.m., ...

West Liberty University Opens Small Business Center

WHEELING — West Liberty University’s Small Business Center, at the WLU Downtown Center, is open for business. Offering resources to business start-ups, the center is part of the vision of President Stephen Greiner and is in the West Liberty University Foundation offices at 1100 Main ...