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Ohio County Advances Common Core System

September 19, 2014 Common Core standards are helping Ohio County students achieve higher scores on standardized tests, district officials said Thursday. more »»

Market Plaza Work, At Last, Is Underway

September 19, 2014 The sight of cracked concrete, construction equipment and orange traffic barrels in downtown Wheeling mean one thing: Work on a new-look Market Plaza, at long last, is underway. more »»

AEP Starts Power Line Restorations

September 19, 2014 Earthwork in Ohio and Marshall counties is all part of a major American Electric Power transmission line restoration project, officials said this week. more »»

Iconic Downtown ‘Flatiron’ Building Sells After Years of Vacancy

September 19, 2014 One of downtown Wheeling’s most recognizable structures that has been vacant for years has new owners and, quite possibly, a new futur. more »»

County Court Dockets Light

September 19, 2014 With only 20 indictments returned by the Sept. 8 grand jury, the criminal dockets for the September term of court will be light for circuit judges James Mazzone and David Sims. more »»

New Police Chief Selected

September 19, 2014 Weirton police Sgt. Rob Alexander was selected as the new chief of the Weirton Police Department at a special City Council meeting Wednesday. more »»

Children at Least Six Months Old Are Eligible for Flu Shot

September 19, 2014 With the annual influenza season just around the corner and school already under way, it is not too early for parents to get their children vaccinated against the seasonal flu. more »»

Police Reports

September 19, 2014 WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Self Inflicted Wounds At 7:15 a.m. Thursday, police went to Lane A, between Water and Main streets, in regard to a man who appeared to be bleeding. more »»

WesBanco Signs Pledge of Support for Troops

September 18, 2014 WesBanco President and CEO Todd Clossin said his company is always open to hiring members of the military and supporting them in their times of nee. more »»

Murder Case Set for Trial

September 18, 2014 The trial for a Burgettstown, Pa., man charged in the shooting death of Jason Lee Pratz is set for Nov. 17. more »»

Fair to Help Homeless Veterans Back on Feet

September 18, 2014 Homeless veterans who need help finding a place to live, a job and a health care checkup can get it during the Veteran Stand Down, the first event of its kind to be held in the Ohio Valley since the... more »»

Thirty-Four Linsly Students Named AP Scholars

September 18, 2014 Thirty-four Linsly students, including 15 from the graduated Class of 2014 and 19 from the Class of 2015, have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their... more »»

Chambers of Commerce Team Up for Event

September 18, 2014 Marshall County’s newest banquet hall was the site for the first-ever joint gathering of the Marshall County and Wheeling Area chambers of commerce Wednesday. more »»

Kappel Receives Taylor Liberal Arts Award

September 18, 2014 Gary H. Kappel, a history professor at Bethany College, has been named the recipient of the John R. Taylor Award in the Liberal Arts at the college, according to Bethany President Scott D. Miller. more »»

City Discusses Furthering Public Smoking Ban

September 18, 2014 Moundsville city officials are discussing ways to further implement a smoking ban in the city, which will also bring city code in line with county regulations. more »»

Police Reports

September 18, 2014 WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Burglary Warrant At 5 p.m. Tuesday, police arrested Dondie Williams on Wheeling Island on an active burglary warrant. BELMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT At 2:13 p.m. more »»

Commissioners Negotiating New Contract for BCARL

September 18, 2014 Belmont County commissioners continue to work to negotiate a new contract with the Belmont County Animal Rescue League, but Wednesday they voted to give 90-day termination notice of the county’s... more »»

Region Briefs

September 18, 2014 No household waste collection WHEELING — The Ohio County Solid Waste Authority’s household waste collection was held Sept. 13 in Wheeling. There is no collection this weekend. more »»

Police Are Reviewing Video in Shooting Case

September 18, 2014 What may have begun as an argument over money Tuesday evening ended with a city man being shot at least twice in the upper leg and torso. Officers were called about shots fired at 7:32 p.m. more »»

Stockings for Troops Deadline Approaches

September 18, 2014 By DREW PARKER Staff Writer Ohio Valley residents will once again have the opportunity to brighten the Christmas season for deployed service men and women, thanks to Gail “Boatsie” Van Vranken’s... more »»

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