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Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:18 a.m. Wednesday and 7:52 a.m. Thursday, officers handled nine traffic stops, four vehicle accidents and one miscellaneous call. THURSDAY At 7:52 a.m., Warwood Avenue, overdose. At 6:58 a.m., Market Street, suspicious activity. At 5:11 a.m., 15th ...

Marshall County AP Students Getting a Jump Start on College

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GLEN DALE — John Marshall High School’s Advanced Placement students scored above the state and global average for their tests during last school year. In the spring, 128 John Marshall AP students took the tests, and 67 percent of them scored a 3+ on the exams. That beat the international ...

All’s Fair in Belmont County

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The Belmont County Fair celebrated its grand opening Wednesday during its 169th year. Soon after the noon ribbon cutting, fairgoers were walking among the displays while youth proudly presented their accomplishments in showing the farm animals they have raised. Crystal Antill, 4-H program ...

Flames Engulf Vacant Former Nursing Home in Belmont

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BELMONT — Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire and possible explosion at the old Bell Nursing Home, 42350 National Road, Belmont, that occurred Wednesday. The fire was called in to authorities about 3:01 p.m. Belmont Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bob Mills said when ...

West Virginia Having Trouble Hiring New Commerce Secretary

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CHARLESTON — More than 80 days since Woody Thrasher resigned as commerce secretary amid controversy, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said it is time for a permanent leader at the department. But finding that new leader is proving to be a challenge. Justice addressed questions about the ...

Brooke, Hancock Counties Extend Dispatching Agreement for Weirton

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The Hancock County Emergency 911 Center will continue to handle landline calls from the Brooke County section of Weirton and receive a portion of landline fees collected for the service. The Brooke County commissioners supported Tuesday a renewal of a 2004 memorandum of understanding with the ...

Community Plans Events in Wheeling To Mark 17th Anniversary of 9/11

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Two community-wide events are planned next week to mark the 17th anniversary of tragic losses that resulted from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St., will offer a Day of Remembrance program at noon Tuesday. The Lunch With Books event is free and ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:09 a.m. Tuesday and 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled four accidents, three traffic stops and two miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 7:45 a.m., Market Street, disorderly adult. At 6:41 a.m., Chapline Street, motorist assist. At 4:09 a.m., ...

Former Bell Nursing Home on Fire

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MORRISTOWN — Five local fire departments are headed to the scene of a reported structure fire at the former Bell Nursing Home. According to Belmont County 911, the blaze was reported at 3:01 p.m. today. A witness at the scene said flames and smoke were visible, and that things inside the ...

Suspect in United Bank Robbery in Wheeling Still at Large

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WHEELING — Local, state and federal law enforcement officers scoured the Elm Grove area Tuesday minutes after an afternoon robbery at the United Bank branch office located at National Road and Junior Avenue. The suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, and no one was injured ...

Moundsville City Council Courts Idea for Vacant City-Owned Lot

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Advancing an idea more than 25 years in the making, Moundsville is looking at developing a vacant lot near Garfield Street into a basketball court. City leaders during Tuesday’s council meeting agreed to survey the property at the northeast corner of Ruby and Garfield streets for the half ...

Ohio County Shutting Down Recycling Sites in Wheeling, Clearview

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Garbage has infiltrated two Ohio County Solid Waste Authority public drop-off recycling sites so much that the county is shutting down the collection points. Tammy Bonar, executive director of the OCSWA, announced Tuesday the sites at Oglebay Park and in Clearview will no longer accept ...

Wheeling City Council Approves $900,000 in Paving Projects

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WHEELING — The smell of asphalt and road improvements soon will permeate the air in many Wheeling neighborhoods as the city takes on nearly $900,000 in street paving projects. Wheeling City Council on Tuesday approved three separate ordinances involving 44 total paving projects throughout ...

Wheeling Leaders Adopt New Municipal Flag

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The city of Wheeling has a new official flag approved by city council Tuesday. Mayor Glenn Elliott thanked the Wheeling 250 Committee for its efforts in creating the new banner. A prior flag for the city of Wheeling — adopted in 1968 — hangs in the back of council chambers, but largely has ...