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Three Days Packed With Fun Set for Wheeling on Memorial Day Weekend

WHEELING — A wide variety of activities and services are planned throughout the Ohio Valley for Memorial Day weekend. For a new event, a Memorial Day walk through Greenwood Cemetery, 1526 National Road, will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, May 27. The event, which is free and open to the public, ...

Oglebay to Host Memorial Day Events May 24-27

- Fireworks Extravaganza — Saturday, May 25 at 9:15 p.m. fireworks display over Schenk Lake. Bring a blanket. Memorial Day 5K — Monday, May 27 at 9 a.m. 5K run/walk. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the main entrance of the Oglebay Good Zoo. There is a cost to register. The first 30 ...

Crew Clearing Captina Creek Log Jams For Flood Prevention

A grant-funded crew of men and women has been clearing old trees and debris from Captina Creek since last summer as a flood-prevention measure. They use a Gator utility vehicle, chain saws and muscle to complete the work. Belmont County Commissioners Josh Meyer and J.P. Dutton learned about ...

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra Announces 90th Anniversary Season

Under new leadership, the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming 90th anniversary season will feature seven subscription concerts and another edition of Symphony on Ice. The WSO board of directors soon will announce the symphony’s new music director and conductor, who will then select ...

Ohio County Schools Holds “TIP” Graduation

The Ohio County Schools Teacher Induction Program, or TIP, seeks to provide beginning educators with the classroom skills they need today and give them a head start on the cutting-edge instruction they’ll implement in the future. Ohio County Schools held its TIP graduation Tuesday at ...

GRAND VIEW ROAD IN MOUNDSVILLE TO BE CLOSED

Photo by Scott McCloskey Grand View Road in Moundsville will be closed for the next two weeks as crews with the West Virginia Division of Highways began making repairs Wednesday to a slip near the bottom of the hill. An alternate route to Grand Vue Park is U.S. 250, as signs are posted along ...

Construction Begins On New $1.3B Power Plant in Wellsville

WELLSVILLE — While trucks and heavy equipment moved dirt and building supplies around the construction site that surrounded them, South Field Energy LLC held an official groundbreaking Wednesday for the $1.3 billion power plant project north of Wellsville. Collin Brown, manager and ...

HICKS, SCHLENKER NAMED VETERANS OF THE YEAR

Photo by Alan Olson Tom Hicks, left, and Russ Schlenker are honored as Veterans of the Year at the Helping Heroes “Night to Remember” fundraiser, which was held Friday night at River City Restaurants & Banquets in downtown Wheeling. By 6 p.m. Friday, Helping Heroes co-founder and ...

Large Swarm of Bees Removed From McArdle Law Office in Wheeling

Around lunchtime Thursday, workers at McArdle Law Offices in Wheeling looked out their window and were greeted with an unusual sight — about 15,000 honeybees swarming just outside their window. “It was surreal, lawyer Elgine McArdle said. “Right before I left, about 11:30, 11:45, I heard ...

WVU Psychologists Receive Award For Work on Brain Injuries

MORGANTOWN — With more than 2.8 million occurring annually, traumatic brain injuries are one of the most pressing challenges facing the medical community. Survivors of TBI often experience chronic psychiatric symptoms such as increased risky decision-making and impulsivity, yet there are not ...

HauntedCon Slated to Scare Up Fun on Saturday in Waynesburg

By DAVE ZUCHOWSKI For The Intelligencer WAYNESBURG, Pa. — Something spooky is happening Saturday at Greene County’s first-ever Haunted Conference at the EQT Rec Center. Five of the region’s most experienced and well-known paranormal investigators will give presentations from 10 a.m. ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Wednesday to 8 a.m. Thursday, officers handled seven traffic stops, four accidents and three miscellaneous calls. At 8:05 a.m., Jacob Street, improper parking. At 8:12 a.m., Wood Street, burglar alarm. At 8:43 a.m., National Road, grand ...

Wheeling Hospital Teaching Importance of Healthy Lifestyle

Students from Bridgeport learned some valuable lessons Tuesday that may help them remain healthy throughout the summer and the rest of their lives. Wheeling Hospital hosted an educational seminar focused on living a healthy lifestyle for 74 third-grade students from Bridgeport Elementary on ...

TOP 5 PERCENT AT JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL ANNOUNCED

Photo Provided The John Marshall High School Administration is proud to announce the Top 5 percent from the Class of 2019. All 2019 John Marshall High School graduates will be honored at 7 p.m. today at WesBanco Arena during the school’s 51st Commencement Ceremony. Seated from left are the ...

CRASH CLOSES INTERSTATE 70 NEAR DALLAS PIKE

The eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 were closed for several hours Wednesday afternoon following a multi-vehicle crash near the Dallas Pike exit in Ohio County. The eastbound lanes were closed about 3:30 p.m. after two tractor-trailers and an SUV crashed, blocking the interstate, Ohio ...

Marshall County Men Charged In Child Sex Crimes

Two Marshall County men face felony charges in unrelated cases of sexual assault. Last month, James Carney, 47, of Moundsville, was arrested last month after a boy reported to Moundsville police that Carney had molested him as a young child over the course of four years. According to an ...

Belmont County ‘Land Bank’ Acting On Asbestos Removal

The Belmont County Land Reutilization Corp. took another step Tuesday to assist the village of Belmont with asbestos abatement in the former school building there. The corporation, also known as the land bank, will be footing the bill for the abatement, which should allow the village to ...

West Liberty Elementary Students Learn About Natural Gas Industry

With the natural gas industry so prevalent to the region, students at West Liberty Elementary had a unique opportunity Tuesday to learn about energy and the technologies and sciences involved with the industry through a ‘hands-on” traveling exhibit. Sponsored locally by Southwestern ...

Volunteer Group To Be Launched by Wheeling Heritage

A new Wheeling Heritage program aims to bring together volunteers to help improve downtown Wheeling. The organization will launch its Downtown Wheeling Volunteer Group with an initial meeting scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Artisan Center’s third floor. All are welcome to attend and ...

‘Institutionalized’ Robber Sent Back to Prison

The man who robbed two banks in Belmont County has spent the majority of his adult life behind bars, and will return behind bars to serve his sentence. Charles Patrick Gibson Jr., 57, of Bridgeville, Pa., had pleaded guilty last month to robbing the Bridgeport Unified Bank on Nov. 24, then ...