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Moundsville Man Facing Animal Cruelty, Domestic Abuse Charges

A Moundsville man faces charges after allegedly picking up his dogs and swinging them by the collar during a fight with his wife late Wednesday. At about 6 p.m., Moundsville police responded to a domestic disturbance on Seventh Street. Knocking on the door yielded no results, but inside, a ...

‘Chief’s Tree’ Lit in Downtown Moundsville

Photo by Alan Olson Acting Moundsville Fire Chief Gary Brandon, back left, shows his family the fire truck that carried Santa Claus to the Gold, Khourey and Turak annual Christmas tree lighting on Thursday. The tree is named “The Chief’s Tree” in honor of former Moundsville Fire Chief ...

Toronto to Buy School Building for $1

Toronto City Council recently approved the purchase of the Karaffa Elementary School building from the Toronto City School District for $1. Members agreed last week to approve the request, noting Mayor John Parker and Attorney Michael Calabria will finalize the agreement, according to ...

Wheeling Soup Kitchen Gets Donation

Photo by Scott McCloskey The owners of Commonwealth Financial Services of Wheeling donate $2,500 to The Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling Wednesday. Participating in the presentation, from left, are Commonwealth Financial owners Joyce and Todd Kimpel, Soup Kitchen Executive Director Becky ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 7:05 a.m. Wednesday and 6:34 a.m. Thursday, officers handled 16 traffic stops, six vehicle accidents and five miscellaneous calls. THURSDAY At 6:34 a.m., W.Va. 2, animal complaint. At 3:28 a.m., South Huron Street, battery. At 2:57 a.m., Chapline Street, ...

Interstate 70 in Ohio County Shut Down Due to Vapor in Wheeling Tunnel

Traffic in the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 came to a halt Wednesday morning due to vapor from a fallen fire extinguisher hampering visibility inside the Wheeling Tunnel. Drivers began exiting their vehicles in an effort to discover what occurred in the tunnel. A few drivers put their ...

Ohio County Murder Suspect Indicted on Federal Drug Charges

A suspect in a murder on Wheeling Island earlier this year is facing new charges after a federal grand jury indicted him on several counts related to the alleged distribution of cocaine. U.S. Attorney William Powell announced that DeAndre Davis, 27, of Wheeling was indicted this week on one ...

Steubenville Council OKs Conservation District Issue

Steubenville City Council approved the Garfield Avenue Neighborhood Conservation District Tuesday night during a relatively quiet meeting. Council’s approval of the designation means the city will accept no new registrations of single-family dwellings for rental purposes within in the ...

‘Nutcracker’ Dances into Capitol Theatre in Wheeling

Photo by Scott McCloskey The Moscow Ballet performs its “Great Russian Nutcracker” at the Capitol Theatre in Wheeling on Wednesday. The performance is part of the ballet’s 25th-anniversary North American tour and features a Moscow setting, lavish costumes and professional Russian dancers ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 7:07 a.m. Tuesday and 5:32 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled one traffic stop, four vehicle accidents and one miscellaneous call. WEDNESDAY At 5:32 a.m., Main Street, domestic incident. At 4 a.m., South Huron Street, verbal domestic incident. At 2:43 a.m., ...

Possession Charges Are Filed in Wetzel County

Ryan Richmond, 24, of New Martinsville, has been arrested and charged with alleged drug-related offenses, according to the Wetzel County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office said they received a tip of the activity at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday. Chief Deputy Rob Hayes and Deputy Mike Neff ...

Christmas Parades Set for Saturday in Wetzel County

Short Line’s annual Christmas parade is set for 1 p.m. Saturday. Walking units and parade marshals are to line up at the Church of Christ. Motorized units will line-up along the road on Alley Addition, and in the camping area, if needed. The rest of the Saturday Short Line events are as ...

Alabama Man Convicted Of Sex Crimes With Minor in Ohio County Court

An Ohio County jury deliberated for about three hours Tuesday before finding an Alabama man guilty of sex crimes against a 12-year-old girl in 2013. The jury of six women and six men convicted Lamont Dees, 45, on one count of third-degree sexual assault and one count of sexual abuse by a ...

St. Clairsville City Council Tables Medical Marijuana Ban

St. Clairsville City Council has tabled a proposed ordinance that would prohibit the cultivation, processing and retail sale of medical marijuana within city limits. Councilman Mike Smith made the request to table the measure, saying he wished to consult the city map further and determine the ...

Signs of the Season Abound at Warwood Light-Up Night

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus enjoy the festivities during the Warwood Lions Club’s annual Light-Up Warwood Night on Tuesday at Garden Park. The event included a tree lighting, hot chocolate and cookies and music by Corpus Christi School and Wheeling Central High School students. Wheeling ...

Wheeling Symphony Hits the Ice for Show

Lisa Borzillari skates to the musical selection “Canon” during the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra’s “Symphony on Ice” Tuesday at WesBanco Arena. The event brought the orchestra together with championship skaters, area skate teams and clubs, local middle and high school choirs and ...

New Sheriff’s Department Hire Approved in Marshall County

Facing a staff shortage due to some recent departures, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office received permission from county commissioners Tuesday to hire a new deputy. Sheriff Kevin Cecil spoke before the commission, seeking to hire Matt McClelland, currently employed as an officer with the ...

Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce Opts Out Of Insurance Program

The Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce will not be participating in a health insurance program it helped to unveil Friday, after concerns were raised in recent days. The decision was announced in a statement issued late Monday by chamber President Brenda Mull. “After further review, the ...