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Wheeling Heritage To Host ‘Handmade Holiday’

Wheeling Heritage is set to ring in the holidays and promote local artisans as it hosts its first-ever craft show. A total of 30 vendors have signed on to participate in “Handmade Holiday,” featuring handmade items from Wheeling-area crafters. The event takes place Dec. 1 on the third ...

Holiday Season Set to Kick Off

The holiday season kicks off Tuesday in Steubenville, with the opening of Nutcracker Village, Advent Market and the annual light-up night festivities. “(It’s) huge for our city,” Mayor Jerry Barilla said. “We’ll get several-thousand people down here for light-up night. Our Advent ...

W.Va. Can Learn From Wasteland

Normally, this space is where I brief you on the whispers inside the state Capitol, but this week is the Thanksgiving holiday and you’ll get enough politics around your dining room table on Thursday. Now it’s time for something completely different. For the past few weeks, I’ve been one ...

Trump Says He Has Answered Mueller Questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he had “very easily” answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, though he speculated that the questions had been “tricked up” to try to catch him in a lie. He said he hadn’t submitted his answers to ...

City Ready for Holidays

Final preparations are under way as Weirton plans to light up the night today, which will help to kick off holiday festivities. Mayor Harold Miller on Wednesday reminded residents of plans for this year’s community tree lighting ceremony, which is set for 6 p.m. at the intersection of ...

Trucking Company Eyes West Bellaire Location

BELLAIRE — West Bellaire neighborhood residents may soon get the chance to learn more about a trucking company that wants to open a depot in their neighborhood. During a regular Village Council meeting Thursday, David Ray and Troy Boster, representatives of environmental trucking company ...

Man Faces Sexual Abuse Charges

A Glen Dale man faces sexual abuse charges after allegedly molesting an 11-year-old girl who was staying at his house. In October, police spoke with the alleged victim, who said Robert Osborne, 41, had allegedly touched her inappropriately while she was staying at the home around the time ...

Jefferson Commissioners Delay Transportation Plan

The Jefferson County commissioners delayed Thursday accepting a transportation plan for residents until language in the document is changed. Representatives of the Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association and the Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission presented the ...

Marshall County Deputies: Children Were Living in Squalor in Cameron

A Cameron parent faces child neglect charges after police responded to a call of injuries sustained during a fight, only to find that the home of three children were living in squalor. Around 11 a.m. Oct. 30, Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the home of Ashlyn Allen, 25, of ...

Volunteers Rebuild Collapsed Bridge in Glen Dale

Photo by Alan Olson Crews from Mennonite Disaster Service work in the wet weather Thursday morning to set beams for a new bridge to span Little Grave Creek in Glen Dale. The former bridge, which partially collapsed after heavy rains in the spring, connected the homes of eight families to the ...

Man Pleads Innocent To Child Porn, Rape in Belmont County

Two individuals facing allegations in two different cases, one involving child abuse and the other rape, were arraigned Thursday before Belmont County Common Please Judge John Vavra and saw their court dates set. John Null Garwon III, 43, incarcerated, pleaded innocent to pandering sexually ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports; Federal Court Roundup

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:01 a.m., Wednesday to 7:52 a.m. Thursday, officers handled six traffic stops, four vehicle accidents and three miscellaneous calls. THURSDAY At 7:49 a.m., North 17th Street and River Road, escort. At 5:21 a.m., Eoff Street, possible drug activity. At 5:09 ...

Collapsed Sewer Line Fix Could Be Costly for Steubenville

The collapse of an old brick sewer line between the Jefferson County jail parking lot and the Ohio River could cost more than $100,000 to fix, City Council was told Tuesday. Utility Director Chuck Murphy said the North Street overflow line “has collapsed very badly; it’s completely ...

Police Chase in Cameron Leads to Litany of Charges

A Cameron man faces 20 charges after a car chase earlier in the month led to his arrest. Nathan Anderson, 21, of Cameron, allegedly led police on a high-speed chase across Marshall County while weaving through traffic and around emergency vehicles to do so. Around 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3, ...

Festival of Trees Begins Tonight at Oglebay Park in Wheeling

Photo by Heather Ziegler Ivan and Debbie Myles, of Wheeling, are shown next to their everything-Santa Claus tree they decorated for the Festival of Trees at Stifel Fine Arts Center in Wheeling. It is the 30th year for the event. The festival opens with a free reception from 5-8 p.m. today and ...

Canvass Flips The Script in Hancock County Commission Race

Hancock County Commissioner Jeff Davis has won a fourth, six-year term after defeating Republican challenger Tommy Ogden following a canvass that took place Tuesday at the county election’s office. In just as narrow a margin as the end of the night Nov. 6, Davis defeated Ogden — 5,064 to ...

Belmont County Health Board Awards Contracts for Sewer Work

The Belmont County Board of Health on Tuesday awarded contracts to two professional installers to repair and replace residential sewage treatment systems in a state grant-funded program. The board voted unanimously to contract with Kyle Baldwin and Mark Flowers for the septic system ...