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Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:38 a.m. Thursday and 7:43 a.m. Friday, officers handled 19 traffic stops, two vehicle accidents and one miscellaneous call. FRIDAY At 7:37 a.m., Hess Avenue, investigation. At 7:00 a.m., Warwood Avenue, breaking and entering earlier. At 5:36 a.m., ...

Cadiz Museum Will Mark Clark Gable’s Birthday Today

A museum in Harrison County is celebrating the birthday of one of the county’s most famous sons today. William Clark Gable was born in Cadiz in 1901, was raised in Hopedale and eventually set out for Hollywood to become an actor on the big screen. His early work was mostly as an extra in ...

Food Access in Focus in Wheeling

In some Wheeling neighborhoods, the only local options for food are fast-food restaurants, gas stations or convenience stores. Community groups in the city banded together Thursday to cultivate ideas on how to make access to healthy food options more accessible in Wheeling. The Belomar ...

Wheeling Police: Man Admits, ‘I’m a Child Molester’

A Wheeling man turned himself in to police in early January, allegedly admitting to sexually assaulting a young girl over several years back in the early 2000s. According to reports, Nirguna Spicher, 36, of Eagle Court, Wheeling, went to Wheeling Police Department headquarters on Jan. 3 and ...

John Marshall High School ‘Goes Red’ for Heart Association

Students in John Marshall High School’s Certified Nursing Program show off the American Heart Association products and tokens of donations amassed through student participation, as part of the National Go Red for Women Day on Friday. Mackenzie Whorton, a student serving as public relations ...

Wheeling Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 12:13 a.m. Tuesday to 6:51 a.m. Thursday, officers handled 48 traffic stops, four vehicle accidents and eight miscellaneous calls. THURSDAY At 6:51 a.m., Main Street, domestic incident. At 2:51 a.m., East Bethlehem Boulevard, mutual aid given. At ...

Failing Bellaire Village Building Roof Springs Leaks And Concerns

Bellaire Clerk-Treasurer Tom Sable warned village council members Thursday they must get the city’s enterprise funds in line — or they might soon not have a roof over their heads. Council members continue to convene in a chamber in which the ceiling is marked with brown spots and missing ...

Belmont County Officials Inspect Options For Code Enforcement

Belmont County Commissioners J.P. Dutton, Josh Meyer and Mark Thomas announced changes in the county’s system of building inspection Wednesday when they terminated a 2011 agreement to allow Washington County to exercise enforcement authority in accordance with the Ohio Building Code. Belmont ...

Moundsville Man Allegedly Chokes Wife During Argument

A Moundsville man faces serious charges after allegedly choking his wife during a fight at their residence. At about 2:15 p.m. Friday, Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies received a 911 call from a woman saying she was hiding in a nearby barn after her husband allegedly started choking her ...

Elks Lodge 28 Awards Scholarships

Morgan Glass of Wheeling Park High School and Patrick Duffy of Wheeling Central Catholic High School have won the Wheeling Elks Scholarships for 2017-2018. Each will receive $1,000 from Wheeling Lodge 28, according to Youth Activities Chairman Joe Marchlenski. Glass captained her soccer ...

Woodsdale Elementary Students Plan ‘Souper Bowl’ Charity Event in Wheeling

The House of the Carpenter, the Stifel Fine Arts Center and Woodsdale Elementary School are collaborating on a “Souper” charity event. The House of the Carpenter, 200 S. Front St., Wheeling Island, will hold its “Souper Bowl” luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the building’s ...

Burns Lead To Meth Probe in Weirton

Weirton officials are investigating a potential methamphetamine-related incident in the city. Emergency personnel responded at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to a call reporting a possible explosion at a residence on Columbus Way. “Dispatch relayed it as an explosion. There was no ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 12:13 a.m. Tuesday and 7:23 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled 20 traffic stops and four miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 12:43 a.m., 20th Street, suspicious circumstances. At 1:46 a.m., Zane Street, no operator’s license. At 4:24 a.m., South Huron ...

Arrest Made in Connection With Nighttime Burglaries in Steubenville

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department took into custody a city man in connection with the break-in of two businesses. Deputies were called at about 2:15 a.m. Monday about an alarm call at Buch’s Truck Stop, 828 Kingsdale Road, Pottery Addition. A rear door was found open, and a truck ...

Grand Vue Park in Moundsville to Host ‘Once in a Blue Moon’ Event

The owners of SMART Centre Market will provide the public an opportunity to view two of the three components of a rare astronomical event that hasn’t occurred in the Western Hemisphere in over 150 years called a “super blue blood moon,” during a free viewing event this evening at Grand ...

Glen Dale Residents Seek Help for Collapsing Bridge

Marshall County residents flocked to the county commission Tuesday morning for an update on a collapsing bridge in Glen Dale, just behind St. Jude Park. Commissioners met with representatives from the West Virginia Conservation Agency and the West Virginia Natural Resources Conservation ...

South Korean Firm Joins PTT Global In Cracker Project

Yet another Asian firm is now involved in the process to bring a multi-billion-dollar ethane cracker to Belmont County, as South Korea’s Daelim Industrial Co. joins Thailand’s PTT Global Chemical. With an estimated price tag of up to $6 billion, progress seems to continue on the massive ...