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Marshall County’s Tree Auction is Thursday

MOUNDSVILLE – Christmas decorations will find good homes as their new owners contribute to a worthy cause Thursday at Marshall County’s 26th annual Christmas Tree Gala charity auction. At the Training Center building at the former West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville, 18 Christmas ...

Commissioners Take Final Steps to Sell Monroe Care Center

WOODSFIELD – The Monroe County Board of Commissioners took the final steps Tuesday in selling the Monroe County Care Center to a private interest. Commissioners Carl Davis and Tim Price voted in favor of a purchase and sale agreement and an operations transfer agreement with Bryan Casey, ...

Health Department’s Mobile Medical Unit Set to Arrive

WHEELING – The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department’s mobile medical unit will be launched soon. Speaking at the Board of Health meeting Tuesday, department administrator Howard Gamble said the new unit will be picked up in Columbus next week and driven to Wheeling, where finishing work ...

Veterans Honored During Wheeling Veterans Day Service

WHEELING – A crowd of nearly 150 people attended a Veterans Day service in the front lobby of WesBanco Arena in downtown Wheeling Monday as American Legion Post #1 hosted the event honoring and remembering those in the United States Armed Forces who have faithfully served their ...

Harvard Students Conclude State Tour in Wheeling

WHEELING – Students from Harvard University spent the weekend visiting towns across West Virginia, concluding their tour by meeting with local representatives and community leaders in Wheeling. West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner said the group of 27 students had been visiting ...

Rhonda Wade Named Most Loyal WVU Alumni

MORGANTOWN — Each year, West Virginia University honors its “Most Loyals” during Mountaineer Week. On Saturday, during halftime of the WVU-Texas Tech football game, Marshall County resident and admitted WVU super fan Rhonda Wade got the call. West Virginia University named Wade, who ...

Berry, Bippus, Chison and Foose Joins Glessner Group

WHEELING — Glessner, Wharton & Andrews Insurance, LLC, announced earlier this month that Berry, Bippus, Chison & Foose Insurance has joined GWA as part of The Glessner Group. BBCF was formed in 1874, and acquired by Edward “Bud” Bippus in 1950. Ten years later, along with George ...

Bethany College Students Volunteer at Soup Kitchen

BETHANY – Six Bethany College students and a faculty member traveled to the Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling earlier this month for a service project planned by the Student Activities Council. “Showing up to help the Soup Kitchen workers shows the community that Bethany College is here, ...

Phillips Assumes Marketing Role for Top of West Virginia

NEW CUMBERLAND – Terri Phillips, a marketing and public relations professional with over 35 years’ experience, has been selected as the new executive director of the Top of West Virginia Convention & Visitors Bureau. Phillips spent 23 years at the Capital Music Hall promoting the ...

2019 Main Street Bank Fantasy in Light Parade

The 2019 Main Street Bank Fantasy in Light Parade which will step off at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 in downtown Wheeling. The ornaments will be placed on a large Christmas tree that is bring erected on bank property. The lighted night parade is in its 35th year and will have over 2,000 ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Lessons From Kentucky

Can we extrapolate any lessons for West Virginia from the recent elections in Kentucky? Yes and no. According to unofficial election results, incumbent Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin lost re-election to state Attorney General Andy Beshear in a close race. Beshear had 49.2 percent of the ...

Veterans Honored At Bethlehem Elementary

Bethlehem Elementary School hosted its fifth annual “Breakfast with Veterans” Thursday. As part of the event, Bethlehem students invited family members or friends who have served in the United States armed forces to take part in the breakfast and be recognized.

Bridge Street Middle School Unveils New Gymnasium Floor

Bridge Street Middle School has a bright, shiny new floor in its gymnasium, and students have been encouraged to take care of it. School officials called an assembly Friday to unveil the new floor, which was damaged by water in August. A clogged roof drain had caused the gymnasium to ...

Neal McCoy Set To Play Blame My Roots Fest

MORRISTOWN — Blame My Roots Fest, which held its inaugural country music event last July, today announced that Neal McCoy will be the Friday evening closer for the 2020 event. McCoy, a crowd favorite and staple at many Jamboree In The Hills concerts, will return to Belmont County next ...

Man Charged With Abusing Girl

A Marshall County man is facing felony sex abuse charges after investigators said he molested a young girl for several years. Todd Eli Long, 33, of 665 Chesterfield Drive, Wheeling, was charged Monday with sexual assault and six counts of sex abuse after Marshall County deputies said he ...

EQT Foundation Gifts Symphony On Ice Show

WHEELING – Wheeling Symphony Orchestra was presented with a $25,000 check by EQT Foundation toward sponsorship of the annual Symphony On Ice event set for Dec. 5. On hand at the Capitol Theatre on Thursday to present the check was Ellen Rossi, foundation manager. Each year, Symphony On Ice ...

Internet Access a Priority for Ohio Rep. Johnson

RAYLAND – A lack of internet access has been a major issue for U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R, Ohio, who said much of Ohio’s 6th Congressional District is underserved. On Thursday afternoon, Johnson invited Commissioner Mike O’Rielly, of the Federal Communications Commission, to hear ...

Steubenville Murder Suspect Faces Arson Charge

STEUBENVILLE – A Jefferson County grand jury on Wednesday added an arson charge to the murder charge facing a city man. Jason C. Twiley, 27, of Steubenville now faces an aggravated arson charge in connection with the Aug. 12 murder of 32-year-old Brittany Littlejohn. Twiley, Littlejohn’s ...

XTO Energy Hosts ‘Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day’

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – One by one, small groups of middle school girls from Shadyside, Bellaire and Powhatan anxiously awaited the outcome to see how many pennies they could float on a miniature “raft” each created from only two sheets of tin foil and four straws. The winning group walked ...