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Thomas Grubba Awaits Competency Evaluation in Bellaire Murder Case

Thomas Earl Grubba has yet to learn whether he’ll be declared competent to stand trial for his alleged role in a home invasion in which he and another man were shot. Grubba, 34, of Wheeling appeared briefly Monday before Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato to update the ...

Wet Roads Leads to Rollover Crash Monday on Interstate 470

Photo by Casey Junkins Wheeling police said wet roads contributed to this Monday afternoon rollover crash in the westbound lanes of Interstate 470, about a mile from the Veterans Memorial Bridge. Officers said the driver of the Chevrolet Cobalt declined medical treatment, and likely would not ...

Wheeling Police Find Wanted Man Hiding in Crawl Space

Wheeling police on Sunday arrested a man wanted in two counties after finding him in a crawl space at a McColloch Street home. Robert Thomas Sayre, 52, was wanted in Ohio County for failure to appear on charges of driving while revoked for DUI, possession of a controlled substance and ...

Animal Shelter Pets Are Waiting for Homes

The Belmont County Animal Shelter has no shortage of dogs waiting for homes, including some cases in need of a heart big enough to take two dogs when a pair is inseparable. Among the dogs housed in the animal shelter is a pair the shelter has taken to calling Bonnie and Clyde. They are an ...

Skinners’ Pumpkin Smashes Scales

Some local growers are setting records every time they pluck a pumpkin from their field. Todd and Donna Skinner, who claimed the title of King Pumpkin in Barnesville for the seventh time in September, just broke another growing record in a different part of the state. They surpassed last ...

Excitement and Growth Abound at Brooke Hills Park

WELLSBURG — Brooke Hills Park bills itself as “Brooke County’s best kept secret,” but with all the excitement and growth surrounding the park over the past year, it may not be such a secret anymore. Over the past year the park, located along the rolling hills of Washington Pike just a ...

Moundsville Native Gives Back Through Trendy Shop

MOUNDSVILLE — In the fall of 2015, Marshall County native Greta Zukoff embarked on a trip in various exotic locales, eventually settling on a seven month stay in Australia. During her travels, Zukoff said she developed a love for the Australian culture and developed a business model based ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:16 a.m. Friday to 8:52 a.m. Saturday, officers handled 13 traffic stops, eight vehicle accidents and six miscellaneous calls. SATURDAY At 8:52 a.m., 15th Street, suspicious circumstance. At 8:50 a.m., North 16th Street, disorderly adult. At 6:38 a.m., ...

Chef Sam Kaufman Makes a Splash at Casino

Chef Sam Kaufman has been on the food scene for almost 20 years and has worked all over the country before landing at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino as The Point’s new executive chef. Long before Kaufman was an experienced chef, he was working at the Philadelphia University campus where he ...

Buyer Sought for Mackey Community Center

After decades of hosting birthday parties, meetings, wedding receptions and more, the Mackey Avenue Community Center will soon be sold. Members of the Mackey Community Association, which was established in 1950, are looking to sell their community building as the association no longer ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:20 a.m. Thursday and 7:59 a.m. Friday, officers handled five traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and six miscellaneous calls. FRIDAY At 7:59 a.m., 16th Street, follow-up. At 7:57 a.m., Interstate 70, motorist assist. At 5:15 a.m., Eoff Street, ...

Center to Host Clothing Drive for Veterans

For the fourth consecutive year, one area resident is teaming up with the Millsop Community Center to make sure local veterans and their families are able to stay warm throughout the winter months. Beginning Monday and lasting through Oct. 28, a clothing drive will be held at the center, ...

South Wheeling Confrontation Leads to Weapon and Fleeing Charges

A Wheeling man faces charges of having a concealed deadly weapon and fleeing from an officer after allegedly attempting to confront another man in South Wheeling. On Wednesday, police received a call from a woman stating a man named “Carlos” came to her home in search of her son. The man ...

Special Olympics Athletes Compete in 30th Year in Marshall County

Students and alumni from across Marshall County returned to compete in the 30th-annual Marshall County Special Olympics on Thursday at Moundsville’s Four Seasons Pool. Current athletes from each school in Marshall County, from kindergarten to adults, as well as those who have since ...

Flanagan Defends Condemning Homes in Bellaire

New Bellaire Code Enforcer Richard “Dick” Flanagan spoke out Thursday night, providing village council members the often gruesome details of why he condemned a home on Vine Street. A group also approached council during the meeting seeking to develop a medical marijuana dispensary in ...

Police Respond To Disputes Involving Guns

People in two Northern Panhandle counties are facing charges after allegedly brandishing guns during disputes with current or former partners. Harry Edgar Farmer, 65, of Benwood has been charged with wanton endangerment and being a felon in possession of a firearm after police said he held a ...

Olney Friends School Prepares for 180th Anniversary Celebration

A local school is gearing up to celebrate 180 years in operation with a homecoming event on Saturday. The Olney Friends School in Barnesville has been established near Barnesville since 1837, and has prided itself on education and service since it first opened its doors. According to ...

Local Haunted Attraction Voted Best by Ohio Scare Factor

The Wells Township Haunted House has been named the top haunted attraction in Ohio by the Scare Factor, a national haunted attraction review organization. Sean Norman, Wells Township Haunted House president, said the group also placed the haunted house at No. 10 in the United States and as one ...

Brooke BOE Hears Update On Middle School Sites

The Brooke County Board of Education met this week with Pat Ford of the Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle to discuss efforts to sell the Follansbee and Wellsburg middle school sites. In May the board agreed to pay the economic development organization $3,000 per month for a ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:04 a.m. Wednesday and 7:36 a.m. Thursday, officers handled six traffic stops, five vehicle accidents and three miscellaneous calls. THURSDAY At 7:36 a.m., 23rd and Main streets, suspicious circumstance. At 3:13 a.m., 16th Street, mutual aid given. At ...