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HEPC Starts New Search for Interim Chancellor

CHARLESTON — The search is on for a new interim chancellor after the Higher Education Policy Commission accepted the resignation of Carolyn Long. The HEPC held an emergency meeting Friday morning with commissioners dialing in to the HEPC’s conference room in downtown Charleston. The ...

Steenrod Elementary Students Learn About Water Conservation

WHEELING — Members of the West Virginia Public Service Commission stopped by Steenrod Elementary School in Wheeling to teach children about finding leaks and conserving water on Thursday. The commission visited multiple schools in the state as part of its “Fix A Leak Week,” with the ...

Disaster Declaration Means More Storm Damage Funding in Ohio

Another round of storms last month has resulted in a disaster declaration by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine for Belmont County and 36 other counties in the state. According to a press release from DeWine’s office, the declaration will allow the Ohio Department of Transportation and local governments ...

Band Fest Raises More Than $2K for Teacher

Hundreds flocked to John Marshall High School last weekend in support of a local teacher afflicted with breast cancer, raising nearly $2,100 at the Steel Band Fest. Band Director Tracey Filben said the turnout was “fantastic” for the event, which occurred last Saturday. JM’s band was ...

Wheeling and Ohio County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Wednesday to 8 a.m. Thursday, officers handled 26 traffic stops, seven accidents and 1 miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 8:50 a.m., Medical Park Road, meet complainant. At 9:29 a.m., National Road, motorist assist. At 10:20 a.m., 14th Sreet, found ...

East Ohio Sees Mixed Results in County Health Rankings

Four area counties rank lower than many of Ohio’s counties in the 2019 County Health Rankings data released Tuesday. The state-by-state report was released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Monroe and Harrison counties are in ...

Family of Five Escapes House Fire in Triadelphia

Photo by Scott McCloskey No injuries resulted from a structure fire Wednesday afternoon at a home on Amasa Avenue in Triadelphia. According to an Ohio County sheriff’s deputy, the fire was contained to one room on the second floor of the house following a quick response from Triadelphia, ...

Wheeling and Ohio County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Tuesday to 8 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled 13 traffic stops, four vehicle accidents and five miscellaneous calls. TUESDAY At 9:14 a.m., Mozart Road, disorderly juvenile. At 9:22 a.m., 18th Street, fight. At 9:50 a.m., Indiana Street, mutual ...

Wheeling Park High School Graduate Shot, Killed in Texas

Former Wheeling Park High School student-athlete Donnie Evans Jr. was shot and killed during a large fight at an apartment complex in south Fort Worth, Texas on Sunday. Evans, 19, a native of Texas, spent the remainder of his junior year and completed his senior year at Park in 2018. He ...