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Accused Repeat Sexual Abuser Waives Hearing

A Benwood man convicted of sexual abuse more than a decade ago faces new accusations of molesting children as young as 4 years old. Thomas Glenn Hammerstone Jr., 35, of Benwood, was convicted in 2005 of one count of third-degree sexual abuse. He was in Marshall County Magistrate Court this ...

Drug Test Leads to DUI Charge in Fatal Accident

MOUNDSVILLE — A Moundsville woman faces charges in connection with a fatal accident in July, after she allegedly tested positive for several drugs. Jodi Mae Woodburn, 42, is charged with DUI resulting in death. She was booked into the Northern Regional Jail in Moundsville Oct. 5 with bond ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 7:58 a.m. Friday and 8:02 a.m. Thursdsy, deputies handled 12 traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and three miscellaneous calls. FRIDAY At 7:58 a.m., Main Street, motorist assist. At 3:15 a.m., Interstate 70, abandonded vehicle. At ...

Discs Are Flying At Wheeling Island Marina

Long known as a destination for boating, fishing or gambling, Wheeling Island now features a new activity: disc golf. The sport, which combines elements of golf and throwing a flying disc, is available for anyone who wants to play at the new 18-hole course, which city Director of Parks and ...

WJU Students Stand Against Sexual Abuse

Students and community members held glow sticks on Wheeling Jesuit University’s campus Thursday to shine light on the severity and prevalence of sexual assault and domestic violence. The vigil, titled “Take Back the Night,” was part of a global campaign. WJU hosted a day-long series of ...

Two Killed in Accident on Ohio 7

A vehicle accident near Dilles Bottom claimed the lives of two Powhatan Point residents on Thursday, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The accident occurred at about 11:45 a.m. on Ohio 7. According to the patrol, a 2008 Buick traveling north on Ohio 7 attempted to turn left on Mead ...

100 U.S. Flags to Fly At Game Tonight in Yorkville

Rival football teams Harrison Central and Buckeye Local meet tonight at Memorial Stadium in Yorkville, and Adena American Legion Post Commander Dirk Harkins wanted to do something to promote unity, sportsmanship and patriotism between the teams while honoring veterans and active-duty ...

Hearing Continued for Man in Firearm Case

A Benwood man accused of holding a gun to his former partner’s head during a confrontation saw his preliminary hearing delayed because he doesn’t yet have an attorney. Harry Edgar Farmer, 65, did not appear in the Ohio County Magistrate Court as scheduled on Thursday due to a lack of ...

Fire Chief Seeks County Water Pressure Standard

Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday agreed to accept the assistance of a local fire chief in setting a countywide standard for water pressure and flow needed in fighting fires. Robert Herrington, Wintersville Fire and Rescue chief, sent a letter to the commissioners about the issue ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:08 a.m. Wednesday and 4:22 a.m. Thursday, officers handled 12 traffic stops, seven vehicle accidents and two miscellaneous calls. THURSDAY At 4:22 a.m., Main Street, false alarm. At 4:18 a.m., River Road, burglar alarm. At 3:05 a.m., Warwood Avenue, ...

Memorial to Fallen State Highway Workers Unveiled

Forty-nine names adorn the West Virginia Fallen Worker Memorial unveiled Wednesday at the Williamstown Welcome Center in honor of state Division of Highways employees who died on the job. “Our mission today, going forward, is not to add any names to this memorial,” said Randy Damron of the ...

Woman on Mission to Help Some Unlucky Ducks

A Wetzel County resident is seeking assistance for ducks affected by an Oct. 14 oil spill. Jennifer Shuman of Jacksonburg said approximately 70 wild ducks are covered in oil, stemming from a spill that has affected the creek in front of her home. “I only feed them,” she said, but added ...

Burglary, Vehicle Entries Probed

Police are investigating the nighttime burglary of a home in the 400 block of Broadway Street in Martins Ferry, as well as the entry of at least 24 vehicles. Martins Ferry police Sgt. Bob Walton said based on video surveillance obtained from cameras in the area, it is believed the house ...

Damon’s Grill and Sports Bar to Close Its Doors on Saturday

Damon’s Grill and Sports Bar will close at the end of the business day Saturday, ending a 20-year operation at its University Boulevard site. Prospera Hospitality, the Pittsburgh-based management company for the restaurant, announced the closing this week and cited a lack of corporate ...

Alleged Steak Thief Wanted For Sexual Assault

Wheeling police arrested a man Tuesday for allegedly shoplifting steaks from a grocery store, but soon discovered the suspect was wanted in Colorado on much more serious charges. Loss prevention employees at Kroger on Mount de Chantal Road called police about the shoplifting incident at about ...

OVI Sobriety Checkpoints To Be Present Halloween Weekend

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has announced that troopers will operate an OVI checkpoint this week to intercept impaired drivers. OVI checkpoints are aimed at deterring and stopping drivers from operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Patrol Lt. James Faunda said these ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:17 a.m. Tuesday and 7:06 a.m. Wednesday, deputies handled seven traffic stops and four vehicle accidents. WEDNESDAY At 7:06 a.m., National Road, domestic violence. At 7:04 a.m., Warwood Terrace, attempted breaking and entering. At 5:01 a.m., Garland ...

Ohio County BOE Discusses Employee Attendance

The first quarter of the 2017-18 school year is now complete, and attendance figures show 50 percent of Ohio County Schools employees have perfect attendance so far. Superintendent Kim Miller touted the attendance numbers as the county board of education met Tuesday at Bethlehem Elementary ...

Man Dies After Truck Collision in Tyler County

A tanker truck driver has died after a Monday afternoon collision with a tractor-trailer near Alma, the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office reported Tuesday. Michael A. Pack of Woodsfield died early Tuesday of injuries sustained in the accident, the sheriff’s office said in a press release. ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:08 Monday and 7:01 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled five traffic stops, seven vehicle accidents and two miscellaneous calls. TUESDAY At 6:43 a.m., Warwood Avenue, disorderly adult. At 6:31 a.m., Medical Park Road, welfare check. At 5:51 a.m., ...