Brooke County Solid Waste Authority Must Repay Grant Funds


In an effort to ensure the future of the county’s recycling program, the Brooke County Commission will provide a loan to the county’s solid waste authority. On Tuesday the commissioners agreed to lend $25,383 to the board for two state grants it must repay because the money was used to ...

Knife Found in County Courthouse Restroom


Charges are pending against a St. Clairsville man after Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies found a knife under a trash bag in a trash can at the Toronto county courthouse Tuesday. David Howard, 28, of St. Clairsville is being held in the Jefferson County jail after the knife was ...

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Mark Thomas Indicted on Embezzlement Charge in Ohio County

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WHEELING — An Ohio County grand jury has indicted local attorney Mark A. Thomas on a charge of embezzlement by fiduciary for allegedly misappropriating $36,000 from the estate of a deceased client. Thomas also serves as a Belmont County commissioner. According to the indictment, the ...

The number of children exposed to laundry detergent packets continues to rise, despite efforts by manufacturers to make containers more child resistant.

The Latest Social Media Fad? Teens Eating Laundry Detergent Pods

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WHEELING — A dangerous new craze known as the “Laundry Pod Challenge” is gaining popularity among teenagers, but doctors say it could lead to hospitalization. In the latest social media fad, teens record themselves eating laundry pods. Medical experts warn that swallowing the contents of ...

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West Virginia Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns, R-Ohio, looks on during an interim committee meeting in Charleston in October.

Legislators Look at Elections for W.Va. School Board

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WHEELING — Members of the West Virginia Board of Education would be elected by the state’s voters under a bill introduced during the first week of the West Virginia Legislature’s annual session. There are 12 members of the state board, nine of whom are appointed by the governor. They ...

Anti-Trump protesters line the sidewalks as President Donald Trump's motorcade returns to Mar-a-Lago in West Palm Beach, Fla., Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, after Trump played golf at Trump International Golf Club. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump Marks MLK Day; Calls Out Sen. Durbin on Comment

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday spoke out against the Democrat in the room where immigration talks with lawmakers took a coarse turn, saying Sen. Dick Durbin misrepresented what he had said about African nations and Haiti and, in the process, undermined the trust ...

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Laughlin Chapel in Wheeling Marks MLK Jr. Day


Dozens of students from Ohio County Schools are keeping the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. alive through the annual Project on Racism Contest, formerly known as the Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest. Winners of the contest got to share their work Monday during the Laughlin Memorial ...

Steubenville Restoring Downtown Water Service


Water was being restored Monday morning to some downtown Steubenville residents and businesses as water department officials continued to watch for leaks. The water department started charging the high-pressure system downtown early this morning and will be monitoring possible line breaks. A ...

Wheeling Police: Man Fired Shot During Home Invasion


Police are investigating after a man fired a single shot inside a North Wheeling apartment during a home invasion early Monday. Shortly after midnight, officers received a call from the 800 block of Main Street regarding a home invasion. When officers arrived at the scene, they were ...

Pursuit From Wheeling to Bridgeport Leads To Drug Possession Charge


Police arrested a Wheeling man for possession of crack cocaine after he allegedly fled into Ohio when an officer attempted to pull him over. According to a report, a Wheeling Police Department officer attempted to stop a vehicle for having an obstructed rear view near South Huron and Zane ...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2017, file photo. the U.S. Capitol in the early morning in Washington. Buoyed by a string of Republican retirements and President Donald Trump’s persistently low approval rating, Democrats are increasingly hopeful about their chances for a midterm election wave that would give them control of the House and could deliver a shattering blow to the president. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Democrats Aim For Big 2018 Gains

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Buoyed by a string of Republican retirements and President Donald Trump’s low approval rating, Democrats are increasingly hopeful about their chances for a midterm election wave that would give them control of the House. The number of Republicans bowing out rather than ...

Remembering George Creegan


Growing up with George Creegan was never a problem for the Creegan children. He may have been the man on television known as the star of the “Creegan and Crow” show and the father who took his children to work at the Creegan Co., but he was also a constant entertainer. The 81-year-old ...

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petroleum technology instructor Curt Hippensteel demonstrates a plunger lift, which is 
commonly found at natural gas wells that have already been drilled.

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Local Jobless Rates Have Improved

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WHEELING —As the Upper Ohio Valley waits to learn whether a $6 billion Belmont County ethane cracker will bring hundreds of permanent jobs, officials at West Virginia Northern College are training students to work in a wide range of petroleum technology careers. According to WorkForce West ...

Retiring Wheeling City Clerk Janice Jones, right, who will record her final city council meeting Tuesday, works Friday with new Clerk 
Brenda “B.J.” 

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Mayor, Council to Hear Pay Raise Ordinance


WHEELING —After hundreds of meetings and countless pages of notes, City Clerk Janice Jones will record her last Wheeling City Council meeting on Tuesday, while current council members will hear the first reading of an ordinance to raise the pay of future members. Up for first reading during ...

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Students representing Wheeling Jesuit University’s Black Student Union march down Wheeling Hill during the Interfaith  March For Peace And Justice Sunday. The event was one of among many set to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. weekend by WJU and faith-based community partners.

Wheeling Remembers Martin Luther King Jr.

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WHEELING — Martin Luther King Jr. can be best remembered for challenging the notions of decency and justice in our society, and redefining them, according to Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott. Elliott spoke during an interfaith service Sunday at Fourth Street United Methodist Church. The event ...

River Students Raise $2,000 For Hurricane Harvey Victims


River High School students recently showed their support for victims of Hurricane Harvey — a storm that devastated students and faculty at Kingwood High School back in September — by sending them more than $2,000. In a letter to the Texas-based school district, River High Principal Ed ...