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Markos Brothers Remembered As Heroes of Short Creek

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WELLSBURG — Seventy-five years after two of the most decisive battles in both theaters of World War II, a local man still carries the memory of his father and uncle who fought in them. U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Manuel P. Markos was among the first day’s casualties at the Battle of Iwo Jima, ...

Roman Catholic Churches in W.Va. Approved To Resume Mass

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WHEELING — Roman Catholic churches across West Virginia will welcome back parishioners this weekend after a more than two-month hiatus from Mass. All parishes in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston were authorized this week by Bishop Mark Brennan to resume in-person church services beginning ...

West Sports Bar Temporarily Shuttered

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WHEELING — A few months after Ye Olde Alpha in Woodsdale closed its doors to look for greener pastures, owner Charlie Schlegel’s next venture, the West Sports Bar at Stratford Springs, was quashed this week. On Tuesday, Schlegel said the eatery had been shut down when State Police and ...

Justice Declines to Beef Up Virus Rules in Hot Spots

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CHARLESTON, — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Friday declined to strengthen coronavirus restrictions in two eastern panhandle counties where cases spiked this week. The Republican governor said his administration discussed the hot spots in Berkeley and Jefferson counties with local ...

Belmont County Surpasses 400 COVID-19 Cases

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont County’s positive COVID-19 results topped 400 this week, according to Belmont County Health Department Deputy Director Robert Sproul. Sproul reported 411 positive cases with 260 recoveries as of Friday, and a total of 12 people have died while positive with the ...

DELAYED HOMECOMING FOR DOUGHBOY

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Photo by Scott McCloskey Work continues at the site of the World War I Doughboy Monument at Wheeling Park. However, the re-dedication ceremony that had been set for Memorial Day has been rescheduled for Armistice Day on Nov. 11 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The monument has been undergoing ...

Martin Ferry Schools Planning for Graduation

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The Martins Ferry City Schools District is preparing for the close of the school year during the COVID-19 pandemic. During Tuesday’s Zoom conference meeting, Superintendent Jim Fogle reported on graduation and end-of-year activities. He said dates will be set for blizzard bags and ...

Three Convicted In Drug Ring

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Three Wheeling residents and an Ohio man have admitted to their role in a methamphetamine operation. Kayla “Cat” Lallathin, Charles “Mike” Ansley Jr., and Audie “Ott” Fry, all of Wheeling, as well as Duane “Rick” Green of Columbus all pleaded guilty this week to various drug ...

Two Candidates Seeking Brooke Magistrate Post

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Two are competing in a nonpartisan race for Brooke County magistrate in the June 9 primary election. They are challenger Steve Seminsky of Follansbee and incumbent Robin Snyder of Wellsburg. In her 10th year as a Brooke County magistrate, Snyder has presided over the county’s drug ...

WFD Reminds Public To Be Safe During Memorial Day Weekend

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With the Memorial Day holiday weekend here, the Wheeling Fire Department is reminding people to be safe when cooking and spending time outdoors. Outdoor fires are common during the upcoming summer months, and roughly half of injuries involving grills are thermal burns. The Fire ...

Pat Cronin to Continue Ironman Streak

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WHEELING — The Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic was scheduled to stage its 44th annual running Saturday until it was stopped at the starting line by the COVID-19 pandemic. The half-marathon’s cancellation, however, will not stop Pat Cronin from touring the 13.1-mile course early ...

Eastern Panhandle Counties See Surge in COVID-19 Infections

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said a surge this week in COVID-19 infections in the Eastern Panhandle has led him to dispatch the National Guard to Jefferson and Berkeley counties. In Justice’s daily briefing Thursday, the governor reported another death due to coronavirus ...

City of Wheeling’s Ballfields Reopening for Recreational Use Only

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Following closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Wheeling’s ballfields reopened to the public Thursday for recreational use only. No league play is permitted at this time. The re-opening excludes the J.B. Chambers Complex in East Wheeling and the I-470 ballfields, which will ...

Moundsville Reopening Parks June 1

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MOUNDSVILLE – Moundsville’s parks, fields and recreational facilities will be reopened beginning June 1, with more facilities opening on a rolling schedule over the coming weeks. Beginning today, playgrounds across the city are to reopen. Each playground will allow a maximum of 25 people ...

Moundsville to Create Arts and Culture Commission

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MOUNDSVILLE – City leaders have taken the first step toward entrenching the city’s Arts and Culture Committee into its own full-fledged commission. Since beginning in July, the Arts and Culture Committee has been involved with numerous festivities and public events with the city, such as ...