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Ohio County Sheriff Tom Howard Vows To Make I-70 Safer

WHEELING — With an increase in the number of crashes in the Two-Mile Hill section of Interstate 70 in recent years, Ohio County Sheriff Tom Howard said his department and other local officials are looking for ways to make that section of highway as safe as possible. Howard said he continues ...

Students Explore Science at Wheeling Jesuit

WHEELING — Elementary students simulated assembling a lunar rover and programmed it on a mission to explore and gather samples on the surface of the moon Saturday. The students were participants in a Remake Learning Community outreach program at the Challenger Learning Center at Wheeling ...

Hungarian Community Celebrates Heritage

MARTINS FERRY — Hungarian music and smells of food filled Walnut Street Saturday as dozens of locals of Hungarian ancestry, and many more guests, gathered for the City of Martins Ferry’s inaugural Hungarian Festival. The First Presbyterian Church was a center of of activity and hosted ...

Serenity Hills Life Center To Soon Offer Long-Term Care in Wheeling

WHEELING — A new addiction recovery center, the largest facility of its kind in West Virginia, is now just a few weeks away from opening. The Serenity Hills Life Center, located on 149 acres of land near Clearview, will provide long-term care to women recovering from drug addiction in the ...

Ohio County Schools Bids Under Budget

WHEELING — The Ohio County Board of Education on Friday approved the second grouping of bond construction bids, which came in more than $550,000 under budget. The bid to do work at Bridge Street Middle School was awarded to the lowest bidder, Lombardi Construction of Follansbee, who ...

Joseph Kolb Resigns as Bridge Street Middle School Principal

WHEELING — The attorney for teachers suing former Bridge Street Middle School Principal Joseph Kolb for sexual harassment said they don’t know yet how they will proceed following Kolb’s resignation from the job Friday. At a special meeting of the Ohio County Board of Education Friday, ...

Deceased Ohio State Doctor Abused 177, Officials Were Aware

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A now-dead Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students from the 1970s through the 1990s, and numerous university officials got wind of what was going on over the years but did little or nothing to stop him, according to a report released by the school ...

Ohio County BOE Looks at New Way To Certify Teachers

WHEELING — Ohio County Schools is looking to ways to make it easier for those with extensive math and science backgrounds — but not an education degree — to get the training they need to be certified to teach in the school district. Ohio County Schools Human Resources Director Susan ...

Wheeling Board of Zoning Appeals Approves Parking Lot for Art Gallery

WHEELING — The city’s Board of Zoning Appeals approved a variance Thursday that will allow an art gallery in East Wheeling to add a small parking lot with two spaces. Board members voted unanimously to approve a variance for Clientele Art Studio, 43 15th St., to reduce the number of ...

A.G. Morrisey Files Suit Against Purdue Pharma

CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey joined his legal counterparts in four other states Thursday to file lawsuits seeking to hold the company that makes OxyContin responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that’s now the leading cause of accidental deaths across ...

Marshall BOE Narrows Search for Superintendent

MOUNDSVILLE — The Marshall County Board of Education will hold a special weekend meeting to interview candidates for the open superintendent’s position, with the hope of hiring a permanent replacement by the end of the month. The board is scheduled to meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the ...