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Straub Automotive Acquires Ohio Valley Ford in Moundsville

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Straub Automotive officials have announced they have finalized the purchase of the Ohio Valley Ford dealership, located at 20 Jefferson Ave. The new Straub Ford will continue to serve both new and used vehicle customers throughout the Ohio Valley area. Straub Ford will offer customers new ...

Ohio County Employee Pedals for a Cure

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WHEELING — Ohio County Commission employee Bruce Teachout has rolled his way to achieving $3,600 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Teachout earned the contribution by biking 150 miles over two days — July 21-22 — through Wisconsin along the west coast of Lake Michigan. The issue ...

Ohio County Schools Prep For New Year

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Ohio County Schools leaders will gather today and Wednesday in preparation for the start of a new school year. The Ohio County Schools Leadership Summit will be held at the West Liberty University Center at The Highlands. The conference was organized by Superintendent Kimberly Miller and ...

Travis ‘The Terror’ Clark Shows Off His Softer Side

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — It’s no secret that Travis “The Terror” Clark loves kids. Sometimes they love him back. That was such the case Thursday afternoon, when Clark met 4-year-old Easton Holden during a Sparkle of Joy event sponsored by A Special Wish Foundation. Clark, who has partnered ...

Thousands Expected For Annual Betty Zane Days in Martins Ferry

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MARTINS FERRY — Old favorites and new additions will be on display as the city celebrates the days-long community event of Betty Zane Days, honoring a local heroine of the Revolutionary War who risked British gunfire to retrieve needed gunpowder for Revolutionary War soldiers. According to ...

Wheeling Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday, officers handled 30 traffic stops. SATURDAY At 4:34 a.m., 12th Street, suspicious circumstances. At 3:57 a.m., 2200 block of Chapline Street, suspicious person. At 3:53 a.m., Baltimore Street, domestic incident. At ...

Deputies Injured in Fight With Bethany College Student

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By MATT SAXTON City Editor BETHANY — A Brooke County sheriff’s deputy came away from a “full-out fight” with a broken nose, fractured sinus, busted glasses and a lot of bumps and bruises, but she also said it could have been a lot worse. Kristen Richmond was one of two deputies ...

Oglebay Brings the Fun for 90th Year

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SUNDAY EVENTS ∫ Free historical property tours of Oglebay, departing from the Oglebay Mansion at 11 a.m. ∫ Free tours of the Good Zoo Vet Hospital, departing from the zoo lobby at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. ∫ Free admission to Oglebay Institute’s Mansion Museum and Glass Museum from 10 ...

Vendors Concerned for Their Future At Italian Festival

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WHEELING — While crowds gathered on a cool Saturday evening at Heritage Port, some vendors were left with empty booths, scratching their heads at a perceived drop in business at Undo’s Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival. Meanwhile, others said they were doing well this ...

Honoring An Airman

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MOUNT PLEASANT — As members of American Legion McCook Post 529 fired their weapons for a 21-gun salute and played taps on a bugle, more than 75 people inside the Mount Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department remembered U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Brett Davidson. “He was intense, passionate, ...

Morristown Fire Destroys Garage, Cars

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MORRISTOWN — Some property was destroyed but no one was injured in an early morning Saturday blaze. The occupant of a home at 304 Church St. in the village awoke to the smell of smoke and looked outside to find the garage on the property in flames, Fire Chief Doug Harris said. The Morristown ...

Wheeling’s Urban Gardens Experiencing A Good Growing Season

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WHEELING — While it was a slow start to the growing season for several local urban gardens, the August-like temperatures in June and July helped provide that needed boost to create bountiful summer produce, according to several area garden and farming workers. Danny Swan, executive ...

Marshall County Fair Brings Families A Little Bit Closer

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Surrounded in decades tradition, the annual Marshall County Fair features something for the entire family. As it wraps up today, fairgoers will get one last shot at such things that make a county fair a family event: a pie eating contest, auction of baked goods and cowpatty ...

Interstate 70 Bids $74 Million Over Budget

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WHEELING — “Roads to Prosperity” projects to rehabilitate bridges along Interstate 70 in Ohio County could cost the state more than expected after bids for the work submitted this week exceeded anticipated costs by about $74 million. West Virginia voters last year approved a $2 billion ...

Annual Italian Festival Kicks Off in Downtown Wheeling

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WHEELING — Sausage sandwiches, steak hoagies, wine, beer and even fireworks can be found at Wheeling’s Heritage Port this weekend. The 36th annual Undo’s Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival kicked off at noon Friday with a ribbon cutting on the main stage. Wielding the ...

Post-Flood McMechen Grateful Year Later

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McMECHEN — Dozens people came together Friday evening to give thanks to the mutual support that let them make leaps and bounds toward recovery from flooding that devastated the town one year ago. People gathered at Riverfront Park for a dinner where they remembered the floods that ...

West Virginia Supreme Court’s Spending Reviewed

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CHARLESTON — After a marathon session Thursday, members of the House Judiciary Committee had no major witnesses Friday, choosing to review invoices and travel records of justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Hearing from legislative attorneys and auditors, the committee ...

Oglebay Foundation Honors Gary West, G. Randolph Worls

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WHEELING — Gary West was 14 when he and G. Randolph “Randy” Worls, then 16, became golfing buddies as well as lifelong friends and advocates of Oglebay and Wheeling parks. West went on to business success through his operations and sale of Valley Welding Supply in South Wheeling ...