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Rescued Therapy Dog Is Everyone’s Best Friend

December 21, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Wagging her tail, Sky quickly snuggled up at the feet of two residents at a skilled nursing facility in St. Clairsville. more »»

Santa Claus Puts Smiles on Faces at the WATCH Center

December 21, 2014 WHEELING — Dozens of faces lit up as a familiar Christmas figure walked into the Wheeling Area Training Center for the Handicapped, or WATCH center, on Wednesday at the organization’s annual... more »»

Woodsdale Student Is a Top ‘Stacker’

December 21, 2014 WHEELING — Woodsdale Elementary School student Max Morgan has the knack to stack. Morgan was recently selected to join the U.S. sport stacking team (Team USA). more »»

Head Start Volunteers Honored

December 21, 2014 WHEELING — The Northern Panhandle Head Start recognized the top parent volunteers for the 20-13-12 program year. Parents are their child’s first teacher. more »»

Deputy Clerk ‘Jury Voice’ Henke Retires

December 20, 2014 The gravelly voice on the phone that for more than two decades informed Ohio County residents of their call to jury duty has retired. more »»

New Brewpub’s Soft Open Not a Hard Sell

December 20, 2014 Those looking to quench their thirsts can now do so by enjoying a “McColloch’s Wheat” or a “Panhandle Pale Ale,” as the Wheeling Brewing Co. now makes fresh beer on site in Centre Market. more »»

Environmental Group Honors JMHS Teacher

December 20, 2014 A national environmental organization applauded John Marshall High School teacher Mark Swiger for his efforts to turn Marshall County Schools “gree. more »»

Judge Denies Bond Revocation for Ex-Corrections Officer

December 20, 2014 Circuit Judge James Mazzone denied a prosecutor’s request to revoke bond for a former juvenile corrections officer accused of sexual contact with an inmate, despite evidence showing the woman has... more »»

Registered Sex Offender Facing Child Pornography Charges

December 20, 2014 State Police on Friday arrested registered sex offender Bernie George Baier for possession of child pornography. Troopers arrived at Baier’s 126 1/2 14th St., Wheeling, residence about 7 a.m. more »»

Gun Altercation Ends in Arrest

December 20, 2014 A Wellsburg man was charged with wanton endangerment, destruction of property and resisting arrest following a reported altercation outside a Follansbee bar early Thursday. John M. more »»

Police Reports

December 20, 2014 WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Fugitive On Thursday, during a traffic stop at 26th and Chapline streets, police arrested Ashley Nicole Spencer, 27, of Wheeling on a warrant out of Belmont County. more »»

Hess Corp. Stopping New Athens Gas Well Flaring

December 19, 2014 Residents of New Athens may sleep a little better tonight, as a spokesman for Hess Corp. said the driller stopped flaring natural gas from a nearby Utica Shale operation. more »»

Fifty Monroe County Residents Still Displaced by Magnum Hunter Gas Leak

December 19, 2014 As it has for nearly a week, Utica Shale natural gas continues leaking from the Triad Hunter Stalder well pad near Sardis — while about 50 nearby residents continue waiting for their lives to return... more »»

$30,000 Painting Project Shaping Up Courthouse

December 19, 2014 Stained glass within the dome of the Belmont County Courthouse now beams brightly after long-forgotten lighting meant to illuminate it was discovered during recent renovation efforts. more »»

Funding Plan Moves Ahead for Ohio 331 Project

December 19, 2014 The Ohio Department of Transportation announced Thursday a project to reconfigure the roadway and traffic patterns along Ohio 331 in Belmont County will soon receive the final $4 million needed for... more »»

Zoning Board OKs Signs

December 19, 2014 Wheeling Board of Zoning Appeals members will allow Ohio Valley Medical Center to keep a pair of large banners hung without prior city approval on its skywalk over Chapline Street for 18 month. more »»

WLU Joins With Belmont College for New Internship

December 19, 2014 West Liberty University officials signed an agreement with Belmont College Thursday to offer internships to students enrolled in the Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning technology program at... more »»

Police Reports

December 19, 2014 WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Petit Larceny At 9:54 a.m. Wednesday, police took a petit larceny report at headquarters. Battery At 8:29 p.m. more »»

Collision Hospitalizes One

December 19, 2014 A two-vehicle accident on W.Va. 88 in Marshall County just before noon Thursday sent one driver to the hospital. A Ford Expedition pulling out from Mount Olivet Road onto W.Va. more »»

Cocaine Sold Near Ritchie School

December 19, 2014 Samuel J. Pete and Patrick A. Groves admitted in federal court this week that they sold cocaine near Ritchie Elementary School in Wheelin. more »»

Residents Near Well Leak Hope To Be Home for Holiday

December 18, 2014 After Wild Well Control’s initial attempt to stop the Triad Hunter Utica shale well from continue to leak natural gas failed, residents of about 30 nearby homes are hoping they can permanently go... more »»

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Ho Hos and To-Do Lists

December 2, 2014 Ho, ho, ho! Mmm... Hostess HoHos. ... Oh man, I’m the hostess for that party next weekend. more »

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