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Coat Closet Gets $10,000 for Coat Purchases

August 6, 2014 The Belmont County Coat Closet will continue operation this year following a $10,000 donation from Belmont Savings Bank. The coat closet opens for the season on Oct. more »»

Zoning Board Chairman Is Stepping Down

August 5, 2014 Martin Sheehan has resigned as chairman of the Wheeling Board of Zoning Appeals, citing professional obligations as the reason for his decision. more »»

Benwood to Build Community Center at Park Site

August 5, 2014 Benwood residents will soon say goodbye to the turtle, whale and other creatures at Benwood City Park as city officials plan to eliminate the miniature golf course there and build a community center... more »»

Chase Ends as Stolen Car Runs Out of Gas

August 5, 2014 A Wheeling man ran out of luck Monday when the car he had allegedly stolen ran out of gas as he was fleeing from polic. more »»

Motorcyclist Dies After Colliding With Vehicle

August 5, 2014 A 33-year-old Arkansas man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Saturday at 3:17 p.m. on U.S. 250 near Harrisville in Jefferson County. more »»

Warwood Lions Festival Promises Good Food, Fun

August 5, 2014 Award-winning pork barbecue, wings, funnel cakes, pizza, hot sausage sandwiches, roasted corn, cotton candy, shaved ice, hot dogs, hamburgers and french fries will be among the food and beverages... more »»

United Way Making an Impact

August 5, 2014 Beth Rupert-Warren believes the United Way of Jefferson County is about more than just giving money to local agencies. more »»

Battery, Animal Cruelty Charged

August 5, 2014 A Moundsville man was arrested Sunday for allegedly attacking the mother of his child and slamming a couch on her dog. Robert Alex West, 25, of 109 Sycamore Ave. more »»

Police Reports

August 5, 2014 WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Dispute At 6:10 p.m. Sunday, police investigated a reported verbal dispute at the Belle Isle Park. Stolen Firearm At 5 p.m. more »»

Ferry Fire Dept. Making Good Use of $150K Grant

August 5, 2014 Thanks to a Federal Emergency Management Agency and Homeland Security grant, the Martins Ferry Fire Department will be able to replace gear and purchase new equipment for the department. more »»

Man Pleads Guilty To Bank Robbery

August 5, 2014 The man charged with robbing the Bridgeport Citizens Bank on May 27 entered guilty pleas Monday. James Oberman Jr. more »»

Legion Working To Stay Out of the Gutter

August 4, 2014 The American Legion Martins Ferry Post 38 is looking for people who like to play in the alley — bowling alley, that is. more »»

Fairs’ Queen Whinnery Is Enjoying Whirlwind Lifestyle

August 4, 2014 It’s a good thing that Ohio Fairs’ Queen Kathryn Whinnery enjoys traveling, because she’s already attended about 30 county fairs and intends to go to 35 more. Whinnery, a 2014 graduate of St. more »»

Bobcat Sightings on the Rise

August 4, 2014 Bobcats are elusive but more of them apparently are roaming in Ohio with Belmont County being second in the state in the number of verified bobcat sightings in 2013. more »»

Man Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Car, Fleeing Officers

August 4, 2014 A Wheeling man who allegedly stole a car and was chased into Belmont County by Wheeling Police is being held in the Belmont County Jail on two charges. more »»

Motorcyclist Dies After Colliding with Vehicle

August 4, 2014 CADIZ — A 33-year-old Arkansas man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Saturday at 3:17 p.m. on U.S. 250 near Harrisville in Jefferson Count. more »»

Police Reports

August 4, 2014 WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Theft At 3:30 p.m. Saturday, officers were dispatched to a North Huron Street address to a theft of a bicycle. At 6:14 p.m. more »»

Dark Ages Shown In A New Light by Local Living History Group

August 3, 2014 WHEELING — Knights in shining armor, archers firing in tournaments, blade-wielding dancers and grand feasts attended by finely-dressed lords and ladies are no fantasy for members of the Society for... more »»

Club Offers Students Incentives to Stay Drug Free

August 3, 2014 WHEELING — A small piece of plastic and a clean urine test can earn hundreds of high school students free food and other perks in Ohio and Marshall counties. more »»

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