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Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 7:52 a.m. Friday and 8:03 a.m. Thursday, officers handled 12 traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and five miscellaneous calls. FRIDAY At 7:07 a.m., Edgington Lane, wires down. At 4:19 a.m., Main Street, loud music. At 2:18 a.m., Zane Street, DUI ...

Triadelphia Murder Suspect Kills Self

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TRIADELPHIA — Ohio County Sheriff Tom Howard today said Brian Calabrese — a suspect in a Thursday night murder — was found dead in his vehicle from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Howard said Calabrese, 32, of Washington, Pa., was located and positively identified by ...

Some East Wheeling Residents May Get Parking Permits

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Some East Wheeling residents may no longer have to worry about seeing $10 parking tickets attached to their windshields, as long as they pay a $20 monthly permit fee and can show proof of residency. On Thursday, members of the Wheeling Traffic Commission granted initial approval for the ...

Wheeling Park Commission Names Lindelow CEO

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From Staff Reports WHEELING — After an extensive nationwide search, the Wheeling Park Commission today announced that David Lindelow has been chosen as its new president and CEO, effective April 1. Lindelow will take over from Steve Hilliard, who is retiring March 31 to spend more time ...

Trump Signs Budget Deal and Delays Shutdown

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By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump today signed a $400 billion budget deal that sharply boosts spending and swells the federal deficit, ending a brief federal government shutdown that happened while most Americans were sleeping and most government ...

Hearing Delayed in Moundsville Sexual Abuse Case

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After his arrest late last month on charges of first degree sexual abuse, a Wheeling man delayed his preliminary hearing at the advice of his attorney. Nigura Spicher, 36, of Eagle Court, Wheeling, was set to have his preliminary hearing Thursday afternoon. However, his attorney Brett ...

Justice, Trump Bond Over Fast Food Love

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WHEELING — When Gov. Jim Justice stepped into President Donald Trump’s limousine last week when the commander in chief arrived to visit The Greenbrier resort in southern West Virginia, they didn’t talk about the “pork” politicians typically discuss. In fact, the pork Justice ...

Ohio County Board of Education Acts on Levy

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WHEELING — Ohio County Board of Education members acted Thursday to put a $42.2 million bond levy before voters this spring, then discussed recent racism incidents at Wheeling Park High School and the potential for a teacher walkout in the coming days. Board members also recognized a ...

Man Found Dead on Trail Was an Illegal Immigrant

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The Ohio County Sheriff’s Department has released the name of a man whose body was found along the walking trail adjacent to W.Va. 2 in Ohio County. According to Sheriff Tom Howard, the deceased male’s name is Paramjit Singh and he is a native of India. Singh is from the village of ...

Ohio County Deputies Called to Domestic Incident

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TRIADELPHIA — Ohio County Sheriff’s deputies and volunteer fire department EMS personnel responded to a domestic incident at a residence on Point Mills Road in Triadelphia at about 10 p.m. Thursday. A staging area for ambulances was established at Hawk’s Bar. Two people were ...

Man Charged With Burglary

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A disagreement at a McMechen household allegedly led to a series of events that now leaves a Moundsville man facing criminal charges. In late January, McMechen police received a call of an active domestic disturbance, where a man had left the scene before police arrived. According to the ...

Power Restored for Most in Ohio Following Ice Storm

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By SHELLEY HANSON For The Intelligencer Hundreds of residents in various parts of Belmont County went without electric power for several hours Wednesday, thanks to Winter Storm Liam’s icy rain and snow. American Electric Power has since restored power to nearly all residents, but at one ...

Mullholland Center Staff Graduates From Academy

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The Division of Juvenile Services, part of the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety held its 66th Basic Academy graduation last week at the McLure Hotel Ballroom in Wheeling. The Basic Academy training is required for all staff who work in juvenile detention and ...

Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 6:10 a.m. Thursday and 8:46 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled 12 traffic stops and two miscellaneous calls. Thursday At 6:10 a.m., South Penn Street, theft earlier. At 3:06 a.m., Birch Avenue, possible drug overdose. At 2:56 a.m., Market Street, meet ...

Illegal Gambling Found At Jefferson County Clubs

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Agents with the Ohio Investigative Unit recently executed search warrants at two Jefferson County liquor permit premises for illegal gambling violations. Agents charged Local 150, LLC, 244 Smithfield St. in Dillonvale, with four counts of the following charges: acquire, possess, control or ...

Officials on Scene at Point Mills Road

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TRIADELPHIA -- Ohio County Sheriff's deputies and volunteer fire department EMS personnel responded to a report of a domestic incident at a residence on Point Mills Road in Triadelphia at about 10 p.m. today. A staging area for ambulances has been established at Hawk's Bar on National Road. ...

CEO: The Health Plan Is ‘Firecracker’ for City of Wheeling

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WHEELING —It may not be an ethane cracker, but The Health Plan CEO Jim Pennington said his company’s $16 million headquarters — housing nearly 400 full-time employees — is a “firecracker” for economic development in downtown Wheeling. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, Mayor Glenn ...