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Main Street Bank Profits Grow by 13 Percent

Main Street Financial Services Corp., parent company of Main Street Bank, posted net earnings of $4.5 million in 2016, reflecting a 13 percent jump from the 2015 earnings of $4 million. Bank officials announced the earnings during a shareholder meeting at Undo’s in Elm Grove, Thursday. At ...

Easter Service A Tradition At Oglebay Park in Ohio County

The dawning of a new day among the rolling hills of picturesque Oglebay Park– the perfect setting for the 89th annual Easter Sunrise Service, the longest running program conducted by the Wheeling Park Commission. Slated for 7 a.m. Sunday at the Anne Kuchinka Amphitheater, the Easter ...

Moundsville Reconsidering Vacant Building Fines

Moundsville city planners discovered the disconnect between their intentions and the city code Tuesday evening when discussing fines levied against owners of structurally sound, yet unoccupied, buildings. While efforts to penalize owners of dilapidated buildings had been effective, some City ...

Belmont County Board of Health Selects Officers

The Belmont County Board of Health accepted the reappointment of two board members and selected new officers this week. Board member James King was chosen as the board’s new president, succeeding Joel Braido who held the position for a year. Board member Dwight Jenewein was named the new ...

Steel Firm Makes Major Donation for Follansbee Ballfields

City officials and leaders and players in the Follansbee Baseball Association were all smiles Wednesday as they accepted a $100,000 donation from Wheeling-Nisshin Inc., a major contribution for the ongoing renovations to the ballfields in the city’s north end. Tanner Okana, chief executive ...

Union Local Teacher Arraigned for Alleged Inappropriate Conduct

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A 27-year-old female Union Local High School teacher was among those arraigned in Belmont County Commons Pleas Court Thursday, as she faces the charge of alleged inappropriate conduct with a male student who was 18 at the time the activity reportedly occurred. Tiffany Ann ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 7:56 a.m. Wednesday and 6:57 a.m. Thursday, officers handled 13 traffic stops, five accidents and four miscellaneous calls. THURSDAY At 3:13 a.m., South Penn Street, loud music. At 12:09 a.m., Eoff Street, followup. At midnight, Greenwood Avenue, ...

Steubenville Man Indicted In Shooting Death of 15-Year-Old

STEUBENVILLE — Donnell I. “Rida” Turner, 23, of Steubenville was indicted by the Jefferson County grand jury on Thursday in connection with Sunday’s shooting of three teens in the area of Ridge Avenue and Carnegie Street. Turner was indicted on single counts of aggravated murder and ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 7:03 a.m. Thursday and 6:12 a.m. Friday, officers handled 32 traffic stops, one accident and one miscellaneous call. FRIDAY At 6:12 a.m., North Huron Street, suspicious person. At 12:49 a.m., Warwood Avenue, hit and run. At 12:33 a.m., Carmel Road, ...

Former Deputy 911 Director Convicted

Belmont County commissioners fired the county’s deputy 911 director Wednesday after he pleaded guilty and was sentenced for stealing items from Cabela’s at The Highlands. According to the Ohio County Prosecutor’s Office, Doyle Crooks, 54, of Barnesville appeared in court Friday and ...

Guilty Plea In Weirton Drive-By Shooting

Pleas were entered and sentences handed down this week for a Steubenville man charged in a drive-by shooting in Weirton and a Wellsburg man who struck three people with his truck outside a local bar. Jevante Childs, 24, of Steubenville, was sentenced to three to 15 years in the state ...

Chemo Bag Project to Help Cancer Survivors

Chemotherapy patients of all ages in the Ohio Valley soon will be able to use toiletries, puzzle books, hats and more following a collaboration between local organizations. The Marshall County Family Resource Network partnered with former employee and colon cancer survivor Jamie Orth and ...

Longtime Public Servant Named Brooke Veteran of the Year

A Korean War veteran and longtime public official will be honored as the Brooke County Veterans Memorial Park Foundation’s Veteran of the Year at the group’s annual dinner on April 29. For many years Tony Paesano has helped the Follansbee American Legion Post and others to honor military ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 7:26 a.m. Tuesday and 6:06 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled 13 traffic stops, two accidents and two miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 6:06 a.m., Valley View Avenue, improper parking. At 2:42 a.m., Indiana Street, battery. At 12:50 a.m., 16th Street, ...

City Police Department Hires Two New Officers

It was a milestone day for several officers at the Moundsville Police Department earlier this week, as two new hires were sworn in while three others were recognized for 20 years of service. The department welcomed Richard Roar and Cody Church as probationary police officers Monday morning at ...

Epic Egg Hunt Set at Bruce Park

New Martinsville Parks and Recreation will host its annual Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bruce Park in New Martinsville. This year, the park board is teaming with the New Martinsville Church of God and Bayer Heritage Federal Credit Union to offer a 28,000-egg hunt. The eggs will be ...

Brooke County Development Group Plans to Market Former School Sites

The Brooke County Board of Education this week agreed to enlist the help of the Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle in marketing the Follansbee and Wellsburg middle school sites to potential new owners. Plans call for the schools to be closed in 2018, after a countywide ...

Moundsville Police: Man Tried to Trade Drugs for A Lap Dance

A Moundsville man is facing possession charges after he allegedly attempted to exchange drugs for lap dances at a local gentleman’s club. At 9:59 p.m. Thursday, a bartender from Godfather’s II on Lafayette Avenue in Moundsville advised a man inside the establishment was attempting to ...

Ohio County Sheriff Investigating Robbery at Oglebay Park

The Ohio County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a report that several people robbed a juvenile Monday afternoon at Oglebay Park. Lt. Nelson Croft said deputies were notified of the robbery at about 5 p.m. Monday. Croft said the juvenile reportedly arrived at the park with two other ...