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OV Street Survivors Car Club Donates to Area Charities

WHEELING – In an effort to assist area charities with helping local families over the Christmas and holiday season, the Ohio Valley Street Survivors Car Club donated over $1,100 worth of toys to the House of the Carpenter and presented eight local charities each with a $300 check during a ...

Marshall County Fire Departments Receive Grants from Chevron

McCLELLANDTOWN, Pa. – Nearly a dozen Marshall County volunteer fire departments received individual grants from Chevron last that will enable them to purchase new equipment. The fire departments from Benwood, Cameron, Dallas, Forks Ridge, Glen Dale, Limestone, McMechen, Moundsville, Mt. ...

Moore Gets Life Sentence for Killing Marvin Brown

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – The man who admitted to murdering former Powhatan Point mayor and businessman Marvin Brown learned his sentence Monday. Common Pleas Judge John Vavra imposed a sentence of life in prison for Steven Moore, for aggravated murder. Moore will not have an opportunity for parole ...

Nutcrackers Draw Foot Traffic to Downtown Businesses

STEUBENVILLE – Downtown merchants are hoping the increased foot traffic they’ve seen on Fourth and Market streets since dozens of nutcrackers took up residence there will translate into more sales. About 80 nutcrackers, overflow from Steubenville’s Nutcracker Village, are now in ...

Health Department Set to Distribute Car Seats

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Health Department has been asked to take over a program that provides car seats to area families. Linda Mehl, director of nursing, said the department managed the program until 2012, when East Ohio Regional Hospital and Ohio Valley Medical Center assumed ...

Programs at Wheeling Park Benefit to Students’ Mental Health Needs

WHEELING – Wheeling Park Mental Health Counselor Jill Maloney has organized weekly meetings for high school students who may be dealing with stress or anxiety leading up to Ohio County Schools holiday break. Students who choose to take part in the sessions have the opportunity to do so each ...

West Liberty University’s Fall Commencement Planned for Saturday

WEST LIBERTY – West Liberty University will hold its fall 2019 commencement ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex. President Stephen Greiner will preside at the ceremony and confer degrees upon graduates, which includes those completing requirements ...

Ya’ll Means All?

Last week I attended a rollout for the Fairness Act, which even before it truly gets out of the gate is already a political football. The Fairness Act is a new name for something old that has largely been introduced every year since 1993 (or as far back as the West Virginia Legislature’s ...

Hotel Evacuated; Threat Proves Unfounded

WHEELING – The Springhill Suites Hotel was evacuated late Saturday night as police investigated a threat that proved to be unfounded. Philip Stahl, public information officer for the Wheeling Police Department, said at 10:40 p.m. Saturday, the Ohio County 911 center received a threatening ...

Trinity Opens Primary Care Office in Bellaire

BELLAIRE — Trinity Health System celebrated the grand opening of its primary care health office in Bellaire on Friday. The celebration included a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the St. Clairsville Area Chamber of Commerce, Trinity officials and other dignitaries. The opening comes on the ...

‘Secret Santa’ Delivers Six Bikes to Area Children

Everyone can remember their first bike as a child and the freedom it brought. With that in mind, a “Secret Santa” with the help of Ziegenfelder Co. and Wheelcraft, gave away six children’s bicycles Friday just in time for Christmas. “It’s the world,” Wheelcraft owner Andrew ...

Riley Moore Brings West Virginia Treasurer Campaign to Wheeling

Riley Moore started his adult life as a welder. Now he wants to forge a future for West Virginia as the next state treasurer. Moore — the eldest grandchild of former Gov. Arch Moore and the nephew of U.S. Sen. Shelly Moore Capito — has announced he will run for treasurer in 2020 on the ...

Elizabethtown Festival Offers Holiday Respite

MOUNDSVILLE – A number of special events will take place today and Saturday at the Elizabethtown Festival to be held at the former West Virginia Penitentiary at 818 Jefferson Ave. in Moundsville. The doors will open at 4 p.m. today and while there is a small admission fee today, admission ...

Wheeling Symphony on Ice

WHEELING – Skaters from Pittsburgh clubs joined in for Wheeling Symphony On Ice, with John Devlin conducting the symphony. Featured guests for the evening were 2008 Grand Prix Final champion figure skater Jeremy Abbott, and Team USA figure skater Katie McBeath. Robert Morris University ...

Former Buckeye Local Teacher Indicted on Charges

STEUBENVILLE – The Jefferson County grand jury on Wednesday returned indictments against a former Buckeye Local School District teacher and a Rayland-area mother who is charged with causing serious injuries to her infant child. Ronald S. Burkhead, 41, of 3169 county Road 15, Rayland, a ...

Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Traffic Cameras

EAST LIVERPOOL – When the county Board of Elections met Tuesday to release the results of the East Liverpool traffic camera ballot issue vote, it was likely one of the most anticipated and predictable outcomes in the city’s recent history To no one’s surprise, residents voted ...

Follansbee Christmas Festival Benefits Many Organizations

FOLLANSBEE – Kathy Santoro, co-chair of the Follansbee Christmas in the Park committee, has often said key to the Christmas season is a spirit of giving so it’s appropriate to share proceeds from the festival with others. “When we look on the faces of the people we have helped - ...

Wellsburg to Receive $1 Million in Federal Funds for Storm Sewer Improvements

WELLSBURG – West Virginia’s two U.S. senators, Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito, announced $1,073,250 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be used to increase the capacity of storm sewers in Wellsburg. Wellsburg officials said the grant will be used for an engineering ...

Sherrard Middle Student to Vie For State Ag Championship

WHEELING – A Marshall County middle school student has been named a finalist in the fifth annual West Virginia Agriculture Technology & Innovation Student Competition sponsored by the Robert C. Byrd Institute at Marshall University and a group of statewide partners. Category winners ...