News

Wheeling Hospital Tops Off New Continuous Care Center

Community

Photo Provided A crew from Mastech Construction used a crane to lift and place a 7,200 cupola atop Wheeling Hospital’s new Continuous Care Center. The center, a three-story building overlooking Wheeling Hospital, is 107,000 square feet in size and features 144 private patient rooms with ...

Ohio Execution Law Upheld

Top Headlines

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the constitutionality of the state’s three-decades-old death penalty law, rejecting a challenge that argued juries and not judges should impose death sentences. The court ruled against the contention by lawyers for a ...

Wheeling Park High School Announces Prom Court

Community

Photo Provided Wheeling Park High School will celebrate its 2018 prom from 7-11 p.m. April 28 at Wheeling Park’s White Palace. This year’s theme will be “Out of This World.” The prom court includes, from left, front row, Kylie McKennen and Dalton Greene; second row, Beighley Ayers and ...

Wheeling Police Reports

Community

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and 6:47 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled eight traffic stops and five miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 6:47 a.m., Chapline Street, flagged down. At 5:37 a.m., South Huron Street, missing adult. At 4:59 a.m., South Huron Street, ...

Trial Set For Alleged Hunting Violations

Community

By MARK LAW For the News-Register Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Michelle Miller held pretrials on Wednesday for seven people indicted in connection with alleged illegal hunting. The cases were presented to the grand jury on March 9 by attorneys with the state attorney general’s ...

I-70 Traffic Rerouted Due to Accident

Top Headlines

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Eastbound traffic on Interstate 70 is being rerouted this morning due to an accident. At about 11:30 a.m. today, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported that a one-vehicle crash has the eastbound lanes of the interstate temporarily closed. No injuries were reported, ...

Wheeling Offers Grow OV Plum Deal: $100 Rent

Top Headlines

WHEELING — For only $100 per month, Grow Ohio Valley can sell craft beer, tofu, seaweed and other products from the Main Street ground floor of the Robert C. Byrd Intermodal Transportation Center. After the Wheeling City Council meeting Tuesday, Vice Mayor Chad Thalman said “market rate” ...

Andrew Klotz Stepping Down As Bridgeport Police Chief

Community

The village of Bridgeport is saying goodbye to its longtime police chief at the end of the month, as Andrew Klotz is taking a position in St. Clairsville. Mayor David Smith and the rest of village council recognized Klotz’s years of service to the village on Tuesday during the regular ...

Mayor Says Yorkville Didn’t Break Meeting Law

Top Headlines

YORKVILLE — The mayor here said his village is not in violation of the Ohio meeting laws after a village meeting started 30 minutes before its scheduled time and reconvened with a quorum after it passed a motion to adjourn. Council’s regular meeting was scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ...

Wheeling Park High School Grad Awarded Language Scholarship

Community

West Virginia University student and Wheeling resident Adam Craig is one of two students who will study abroad this summer as a recipient of the highly competitive U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship. With the selection of Craig and Brandon Brown — of South Charleston ...

WVU President E. Gordon Gee Visits Wheeling

Top Headlines

WHEELING — Prospective West Virginia University students and their parents got the chance to ask university President Gordon Gee “anything.” Gee was in Wheeling at Oglebay’s Wilson Lodge on Tuesday as part of the final leg of his tour across the state talking to high school students ...

Boy Steps Into Path of Vehicle in Wheeling

Top Headlines

WHEELING — A young Wheeling boy stepped into traffic and was struck by the passenger side mirror of a vehicle in the 400 block of Warwood Avenue at about 7:30 a.m. today, according to Wheeling Police. The boy was taken by Wheeling Fire Department ambulance to Wheeling Hospital for treatment ...

Barnesville Says No to Medical Marijuana

Community

Medical marijuana will not flourish in Barnesville. Village Council members unanimously approved an ordinance that prohibits anyone from cultivating, processing or selling medical marijuana there. “We are not disputing that medically it can do good for people, we’re just worried about the ...

Dozens Are Arrested In Huntington Drug Sweep

Top Headlines

CHARLESTON (AP) — Dozens of people were arrested Tuesday in a major drug trafficking sweep in Huntington, West Virginia, a city hit hard by the opioid epidemic. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart said more than 200 federal, state and local law enforcement officers targeted nearly 100 people for ...

Boy Steps Into Vehicle’s Path

Top Headlines

WHEELING — A young Wheeling boy stepped into traffic and was struck by the passenger side mirror of a vehicle in the 400 block of Warwood Avenue at about 7:30 a.m. today, according to Wheeling Police. The boy was taken by Wheeling Fire Department ambulance to Wheeling Hospital for treatment ...

Staff Make All the Difference In Senior Living Communities

Community

WHEELING — Good Shepherd Nursing Home and Welty Home in Wheeling have always maintained that their staffs are the reason both facilities are highly rated by the government and the first choice of so many area residents. Now they have independent verification. J.D. Power, a global leader in ...

Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

Top Headlines

By MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press HOUSTON — Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday, a family spokesman said. She was 92. Mrs. Bush brought a ...

Ohio Valley Hillsides Are Slip-Slidin’ Away

Top Headlines

WHEELING — After Mother Nature took out her wrath on hillsides and roads throughout the region, officials said Monday that they expected most things to be back to normal by today. Sunday’s heavy rains led to mud sliding Monday morning onto W.Va. 2/U.S. 250 inside the Wheeling city limits ...