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Tammy Kruse, director of development at Youth Services System, rappels down the Stone Center during the Wheeling YWCA’s Over the Edge event last year.

Supporters to Go ‘Over The Edge’ for YWCA of Wheeling


Don’t be alarmed at the unusual sight of people rappelling from the top of the Stone Center in downtown Wheeling on Saturday. It’s all for a good cause. “Over the Edge,” in its fourth year, supports the YWCA of Wheeling by inviting area residents to jump off the seven-story building ...

New Wheeling Hospital Autism Series Aimed at Area Parents


A free series is being offered to help area parents navigate and understand their children’s diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders. The new monthly series is being presented by Wheeling Hospital’s Center for Pediatrics Rehabilitation Services, Marshall County Schools and the West Virginia ...

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Woodsdale Elementary School Principal Ashlea Minch, left, and teacher’s assistant Nancy Schell greet students as they arrive for the first day of school on Thursday.

School Bells Ringing Again in the Ohio Valley

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WHEELING — The notebook pages are blank and the crayon tips are still pointy. Friends are greeting one another with stories from camp or vacation, and bright yellow buses are cruising the streets. The familiar sights and sounds mean one thing: Summer break is over and classes are back in ...

One Killed In ATV Accident in Marshall County


Police identified Sand Hill resident Thunder Joseph Storch as the man killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident just before midnight Wednesday. Marshall County Sheriff Kevin Cecil said Storch, 21, was driving south on Sand Hill Road when he lost control going up an embankment, briefly going ...

Urologist’s Trial Postponed


By ROBERT A. DEFRANK For the News-Register A St. Clairsville urologist accused of drug trafficking saw his trial continued on Thursday. Rodney Lee Curtis II, 64, of St. Clairsville, appeared before Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato, who agreed to delay Curtis’ trial ...

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Bellaire Mayor Vince DeFabrizio recites the Pledge of Allegiance during council’s Thursday meeting. On the wall in the background is a clock containing a camera that has caused controversy.

Camera Issue On The Clock In Bellaire

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BELLAIRE — Not much was said about an apparent covert camera installed inside Bellaire Village Council chambers during the group’s regular meeting on Thursday except this: Village Solicitor Joe Vavra said he learned about the camera about a month ago and he still is researching the ...

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Wheeling resident Ron DiProsperis enjoys a BLT sandwich Thursday at Uncle Pete’s restaurant on Main Street.

Patrons Sad to See Wheeling Restaurant Uncle Pete’s Go


Enjoying a BLT sandwich while overlooking the Ohio River Thursday afternoon, Ron DiProsperis said he will be among the hundreds who will miss the food and atmosphere of Uncle Pete’s restaurant once it closes this weekend. “It’s just such a nice place. The location here is so wonderful, ...

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Mountaineer Brewfest founder Jeff Hayes taps a keg during a past event.

Something’s Brewing in Wheeling: Mountaineer Brewfest on Tap

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WHEELING — Hundreds of craft beer fans will get their choice of more than 150 varieties Saturday at Heritage Port, all in the name of supporting Habitat for Humanity, during the fourth-annual Mountaineer Brewfest. “I wanted to have a festival like this because of the craft beer craze, and ...

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Vehicle Goes Over Hill in Ohio County

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Photo by Casey Junkins Firefighters representing volunteer departments in Triadelphia, Valley Grove and Stone Church respond to a single-vehicle accident in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 near The Highlands late Thursday. Stone Church Fire Chief Joe Hall said it appeared the driver of a ...

Mylan Finalizes $465M Settlement With Government

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — EpiPen maker Mylan has finalized a $465 million government agreement settling allegations it overbilled Medicaid for its emergency allergy injectors for a decade — charges brought after rival Sanofi filed a whistleblower lawsuit and tipped off the government. It’s ...

In this Aug. 9, 2017, photo, Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp looks through papers in his office in Toledo, Ohio. Police and rescue crews say drivers overdosing on heroin and other drugs are driving up the number of car crashes. Tharp says drivers in his county overdose on opioids so powerful it requires multiple doses of opiate antidote naloxone in order to revive them. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)

Overdoses on the Road: Drugged Driving Rises

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, grabbed the steering wheel after his grandson lost consciousness while driving. Police in the city of 30,000 responded to 11 other overdose ...

Homeowner Identified In Bethlehem Shooting

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BETHLEHEM — No charges have been filed to date against Leslie Howard Jones who State Police said shot and killed Steve Headley at Jones’ Bethlehem home on Aug. 2. The shooting occurred at 157 Ridgecrest Road. Lead investigator Trooper First Class C.W. Heckler released a statement this ...

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 9:28 a.m. Wednesday and 7:59 a.m. Thursday, officers handled 11 traffic stops and one vehicle accident. THURSDAY At 7:59 a.m., Interstate 70 east, animal complaint. At 7:45 a.m., North 19th Street, motorist assist. At 5:31 a.m., Wood Street, false ...

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The charred remains of a car sit in the median of Interstate 70 just east of Morristown following a fiery rollover crash Wednesday morning.

One Fatality Reported in Two Belmont County Crashes


One person died and another was seriously injured in a head-on crash on Ohio 9 in St. Clairsville at Wednesday. Lt. Michael Troullos of the St. Clairsville Police Department said at about 3:18 p.m. Wednesday, a Chrysler Town & Country mini van was traveling north on Ohio 9, also known ...

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Moundsville to Consider Dilapidated Building Code


Moundsville City Council will consider amending its dilapidated and vacant building ordinance to impose harsher penalties for dangerous building owners while easing the burden on owners of vacant buildings in good condition. During a meeting in April, local business owners James and Eitnia ...

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A West Virginia delegation on a recent tour of the marijuana industry in Colorado learned legalized cannabis adds $3.1 billion annually to Colorado’s economy.

West Virginia Leaders Get a Look At Pot Industry in Colorado

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WHEELING — It takes a lot of light and power to grow a marijuana plant, and legalizing recreational cannabis in West Virginia could result in a boon to the state’s coal and power industries, according to Delegate Shawn Fluharty. Fluharty, D-Ohio, was one of among 22 members of a delegation ...