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Toddler’s Death Investigated, Mom in Custody

January 30, 2015 A Mingo Junction woman is in police custody following the death of her two-year-old son, the third of her children to have died in recent years. more »»

Organizations Aid Family Recovering From Fire Losses

January 30, 2015 In the aftermath of a fire which left a family homeless, efforts to get them back on their feet have started with the help of several local organizations. On Jan. more »»

$400K Fire Safety Improvement Project Gets Underway at City-County Building

January 30, 2015 Visitors to the City-County Building in Wheeling are finding there is just one elevator available to lift them to the upper floors, and when they get to the fifth floor they see ceiling tiles are... more »»

Funding for New Ohio River Bridge Discussed at Planning Commission

January 30, 2015 Plans for a new Ohio River bridge continue to move forward, with officials from the Ohio and West Virginia departments of transportation reaching an agreement on funding for its preliminary stages. more »»

Man Faces Child Porn Charge in Conspiracy Case

January 30, 2015 A Bridgeport man who has been in jail since June awaiting the state to proceed with charges alleging he conspired to kidnap and sexually assault a young girl, is now facing a separate federal charge... more »»

Police Reports

January 30, 2015 WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT DUI On Thursday, during a routine traffic stop, police arrested Auzaha Robinson, no age listed, of Wheeling, for driving under the influenc. more »»

Democrats Push West Virginia Tourism Bill

January 29, 2015 Legislators are pushing for more funding for the state’s tourism industry. Senate Democrats introduced Senate Bill 249, the Tourism Promotion Fund, on Wednesday. more »»

Registration Open For ’15 Mock Riot

January 29, 2015 The West Virginia Department of Corrections has opened registration for the Mock Prison Riot for 2015, where new programs will focus on survival and tactical skills for the nation’s corrections teams. more »»

Southwestern Commits $2.6 Billion for Drilling

January 29, 2015 Despite a decrease in natural gas prices, Southwestern Energy plans to spend an additional $2.6 billion for drilling and fracking this year. more »»

Well Pad Permit Transfer Bill Passes

January 29, 2015 State lawmakers have approved a bill letting companies transfer well permits for oil and natural gas drilling. The change would help Southwestern Energy Co. more »»

Ohio County Fire Board Wants to Charge Well Pad Fee

January 29, 2015 The Ohio County Fire Board wants a $1,000 yearly fire fee assessed on all well pads in the county, and will consider other changes to fire tax assessment codes in the coming weeks. more »»

New Members Selected for Chamber

January 29, 2015 Seven new members of the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors officially assumed their duties Wednesday at the Chambers’ first meeting of the yea. more »»

Council Talks Crime, Prostitution Prevention

January 29, 2015 Crime statistics in Steubenville saw a decrease in 2014, but City Council members Tuesday night focused on street prostitution activity and heard a proposal to publicize the male customers... more »»

State Consumer Rep To Be Available

January 29, 2015 Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced that a consumer representative from the Attorney General’s Office will conduct mobile office hours in four local counties. more »»

Police Reports

January 29, 2015 WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Shoplifting At 6:19 p.m. Tuesday, police went to the Mount DeChantal Road Kroger store in response to two people being held by store loss prevention officer. more »»

Brian Lowe Acquitted In Abuse Case

January 28, 2015 A Marshall County jury on Tuesday found Benwood resident Brian Lowe innocent of child abuse. more »»

Police Reports

January 28, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT At 7:45 p.m. Monday, a Tomlinson Avenue resident reported a number of harassing phone calls. At 8:15 p.m. more »»

City Police Stats Deceiving

January 28, 2015 The city of Wheeling’s crime rates improved last year, but some of those numbers may be a little deceiving, Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger believes, and can be attributed to a reduction in manpowe. more »»

Two Are Left Homeless After Fire in Barnesville

January 28, 2015 An attic fire Tuesday afternoon consumed the home of Belmont County residents Jacob Stouffer and Saylee Haslan, who were alerted to the fire by contractors on their road who came to their rescue. more »»

Water Facility Ahead of Schedule

January 28, 2015 Construction of Wheeling’s $35 million new water treatment plant is running a couple months ahead of schedule, according to City Manager Robert Herron. more »»

Monroe Commission Given Update on Emergency Calls

January 28, 2015 Monroe County commissioners on Monday received a report on 911 emergency calls in 2014. more »»

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