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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 ...

Woodsdale Elementary School Playground Project Raises More Than $100,000

There could be a new sliding board and monkey bars awaiting Woodsdale Elementary School students when they return to the school’s playground in the fall. A drive to raise money for playground improvements has surpassed the $100,000 mark, meaning plans can start to purchase and install new ...

Monroe Officials Say New Jail ‘Vital’

A new jail under construction in Monroe County is expected to reduce expenses for housing prisoners and perhaps even become a “money maker” by housing female inmates. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department currently has no operational facility in which to house those charged with crimes ...

‘Conlin’s Corner’ Project Is Underway at J.B. Chambers Field

WHEELING — Baseball fans at the J.B. Chambers I-470 ballfields in Wheeling soon will have a shady place to take in a game and remember a local coach and mentor who meant much to many. “Conlin’s Corner,” a tribute to the late Wheeling Central Catholic High School baseball coach Jamey ...

Senior Living Facility Taking Shape at St. Clair Commons

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The planned senior living facility at St. Clair Commons is taking shape and should be completed this winter. Christopher Bailey, president of Premier Healthcare Resources, Solutions for Senior Care Providers, said the project is moving forward as planned — or perhaps at ...

Two Face Firearms Charges

WHEELING —Police arrested a pair of local residents Friday after on firearm charges after a routine traffic stop on Wheeling Island. Officers arrested Kiana Wallace, 24, of Bellaire, and Eban Beyah, 44, of Wheeling. They are being charged with felon in possession of a firearm after the ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:01 a.m. Thursday to 7:57 a.m. Friday, officers handled 14 traffic stops, 10 vehicle accidents and 5 miscellaneous calls. SATURDAY At 7:46 a.m., 620 National Road, false alarm. At 7:42 a.m., 1300 Richland Ave., destruction of property. At 5:30 a.m., ...

Auto Choice Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Moundsville

MOUNDSVILLE — Auto Choice, one of the fastest growing General Motors-franchised dealerships in the Ohio Valley, is celebrating 20 years in business. Since 1997, Auto Choice has been serving the people of the Ohio Valley, owned and operated by the Hunnell family of Moundsville, as with a ...

No Injuries When Cement Truck and Train Collide in McMechen

Drivers along W.Va. 2 in McMechen saw an unusual sight along the train tracks on the west side of the road Friday morning: A cement truck was pushed at a 45 degree angle by a passing train, shoved off the access road. The driver of the truck was uninjured, while a person on the train jumped ...

Young Workers Help Clean Up Bellaire Streets

By SHELLEY HANSON For The Intelligencer Bellaire resident Peggy Cain heard a noise outside her home on Thursday afternoon. When she looked out her door, she saw something that pleased her. It was a group of young men cleaning the curb in front of her home on Noble Street. The youth ...

County Clerk From W.Va. Appointed to Election Commission

Wood County Clerk Mark Rhodes has been appointed to the national commission studying federal elections. Rhodes said he was notified Thursday of his appointment by President Donald Trump to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. One of only two county clerks expected on ...

Elmhurst Receives 2017 Deficiency-Free Rating

Once again, Elmhurst The House of Friendship senior assisted living residence in Wheeling has received a deficiency-free designation for 2017 from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification, according to Jamie Crow, ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:01 a.m. Thursday to 7:57 a.m. Friday, officers handled 21 traffic stops, five vehicle accidents and two miscellaneous calls. FRIDAY At 7:57 a.m., 2200 block of Chapline St., meet complainant. At 7:41 a.m., 2200 block of National Road, burglar ...

New Martinsville Wants $20M For Hydro Plant Damage

The city of New Martinsville has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking a potential $20 million in damages from Liberty Mutual Insurance Company over its denial of a claim from the city’s hydroelectric plant. The suit, filed earlier this month in U.S. District Court in Wheeling, states ...

Three Safe After Kayak Accident in Rough Water

WHEELING — Saturday, emergency officials rescued three kayakers on Big Wheeling Creek in the area of the Mount de Chantal Road Kroger. The kayakers lost control and went overboard upstream near Greenwood Cemetery. All were uninjured. The Wheeling Fire Department urges all who wish to kayak ...

Ohio Valley Kids Try to Keep Their Cool in Wheeling

Avah Smith, 3, of Wheeling, is all smiles after donning a plastic fire chief hat during First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union’s “Cool Kids Salute Our First Responders” event Thursday at Sonneborn Shelter at Wheeling Park. Area families had the opportunity to enjoy a free ...

Marshall County Man Returns Home to Find Unwanted Guest in Closet

A Marshall County man had a strange welcome home recently when he returned home after several days away to find a woman he’d never met asleep in his closet. The resident said he arrived at his home to find that his air conditioner and radio were on, before calling for police assistance when ...

Wheeling Hospital Doctor Says Exercise, Healthy Eating Key to Men’s Health

Urologic oncologist Dr. Gregory Merrick believes exercise, healthy eating and preventive screenings are key to ensuring men’s good health. Merrick spoke on that topic Thursday at Wheeling Hospital in observance of National Men’s Health Month. He is director of the hospital’s Schiffler ...