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Auto Choice Celebrating 20th Anniversary in Ohio Valley

Auto Choice, with locations on Lafayette Avenue in Moundsville and on East 26th Street in Bellaire, is celebrating 20 years of doing business in the Ohio Valley. Employees at the dealership’s Moundsville location, from front left, are Cayla Doyno, Sherol Rayl, Ruth Wise and Logan Cunningham; ...

Fitzsimmons Family Honored

The Warwood Lions Club recently honored the Fitzsimmons Law Firm as the “Citizen of the Year.” Though the award was presented in the name of the law firm, the honor acknowledges the philanthropy of the firm, the Fitzsimmons Foundation, the Fitzsimmons family and Bob Fitzsimmons. Many years ...

Belmont Soil and Water District Teaches Fishing Tricks to Ohio Valley Youth

With the Ohio River and an abundance of creeks, lakes and other water sources in the area, fishing is a popular summer activity for many Ohio Valley residents. The sport isn’t really that complicated, but knowing some basic tips and guidelines can help maximize the fun on any fishing trip. ...

Faith Communities Join To Raise $18K for Wheeling Health Right

Wheeling Health Right board members, administration and staff honored the Congregations for Caring Committee at a reception at the clinic in Wheeling this week. Chaired by Lynne Exley, this initiative of faith communities aimed to raise support for the continuing need for charitable health ...

Martins Ferry Farmers’ Market Begins Friday

Martins Ferry’s first farmers’ market is set to get underway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Hanover and Fifth streets, featuring produce from farmers and other locally produced items. The market originally was going to occur on Saturdays, but after receiving calls from farmers saying ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:20 a.m. Tuesday and 7:44 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled 13 traffic stops, four vehicle accidents and one miscellaneous call. WEDNESDAY At 7:44 a.m., 1200 block of Chapline Street, gunshot, unfounded. At 6:53 a.m., 1000 block of Eoff Street, ...

Marshall County Animal Shelter Tattoo Day Raises $5,600

Almost 100 people left a permanent mark on the lives of many local animals as they lined up at Hot Rod Tattooing in Martins Ferry on Saturday to get some ink for a good cause. The event, which was a fundraising effort for the Marshall County Animal Shelter exceeded expectations. Expecting a ...

Marshall County Commissioners Approve Hires for New Cameron EMS Department

Local leaders are another step closer to seeing a fully functioning emergency services department in the Cameron area. Marshall County Commissioners Bob Miller and John Gruzinskas on Tuesday gave preliminary approval for 18 new hires for the newly formed Marshall County Emergency Medical ...

Bond Reduction Denied in Bellaire Murder Case

Bond will remain at $1 million for the man accused of shooting Brad McGarry to death in his Bellaire residence. David Carl Kinney, 30, of Brilliant is charged with murder with a firearm specification. His defense attorney, Chris Gagin, brought more than a dozen motions before Judge Frank ...

New Marshall County Schools Superintendent Sworn In in Moundsville

Michael Hince was sent off with fond wishes from his colleagues Tuesday as a 38-year-career in education — capped by four years as Marshall County’s superintendent — came to an end. Hince, who announced his retirement earlier this year, was described fondly by members of the board, many ...

Marshall County Strings Camp Preps Young Musicians for Success

Local students are using their summer to sharpen their skills for a year of upcoming musical performances. The Marshall County Strings program kicked off its annual summer camp this week, allowing students students to learn new techniques and prepare for their fall music courses throughout ...

Lawyers Disagree On Evidence In Ohio County Sex Abuse Case

A pretrial hearing for accused sex offender Matthew William Gates held Tuesday before Ohio County Circuit Judge James Mazzone ended with some terse words between the prosecutor and defense attorney. At the start of the hearing, defense attorney Mark Panepinto asked to speak to the judge in ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:07 a.m. Monday and 7:32 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled 12 traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and one miscellaneous call. TUESDAY At 7:32 a.m., 2200 block of Jacob Street, dead on arrival. At 7:23 a.m., Greenwood Avenue, animal complaint. At ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:07 a.m. Monday and 7:32 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled 12 traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and one miscellaneous call. TUESDAY At 7:32 a.m., 2200 block of Jacob Street, dead on arrival. At 7:23 a.m., Greenwood Avenue, animal complaint. At ...

A Banner Day In Downtown Wheeling: New Signs Promote City

Anyone driving or walking through downtown Wheeling can now get a sampling of the city’s culture and history just by looking up at the new colorful banners displayed throughout the area. “Small Town Community: Big City Opportunity,” one of the signs hanging along Main Street states, ...

Alleged Attack with Vacuum Leads to Charges in Marshall County

A Glen Easton man is facing felony charges for allegedly hitting his girlfriend in the face with a vacuum cleaner during a domestic incident over the weekend. At 11:51 a.m. Sunday, the Marshall County 911 Center received a call reporting a domestic incident at 6851 Fork Ridge Road in Glen ...

Contractor Will Fix Sinkhole at Jaycee Manor Apartments in Martins Ferry

A contractor that recently did work near the Jaycee Manor Apartments in Martins Ferry will fix a massive sinkhole that appeared Friday next to the housing complex, said city Service Director Chris Cleary — and it will be done at no extra cost to the city. At about 3:30 p.m. Friday, after a ...

Ohio County Authorities Warn of Vehicles Stolen with Keys Left Inside

Ohio County law enforcement officials are warning residents to be vigilant after a recent uptick in vehicles stolen from victims who seem to be making it too easy for criminals. Over the last two weeks, there have been multiple reports of stolen vehicles in which the vehicles were left ...

Moundsville Police Department Celebrates New Hire, Promotion

The Moundsville Police Department held a swearing-in ceremony for its newest officer Monday morning at the city building. Austin Pedelose, a Bellaire native and 2015 Shadyside High School graduate, interned at the department prior to being offered a position about two weeks ago. He will begin a ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 7:42 a.m. Saturday to 5:26 a.m. Monday, officers handled 21 traffic stops, two vehicle accidents and nine miscellaneous calls. MONDAY At 5:26 a.m., 800 block of National Road, hazardous condition. At 4:30 a.m., Interstate 70, motorist assist. At 1:53 ...