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Harvey Goodman Realtor Honors Top Agents

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Harvey Goodman Realtor recently held its 2020 Kickoff and Convention at Belmont Hills Country Club in St. Clairsville. “This is our one day a year where we ask our agents to reschedule their day, and join us to celebrate last year and focus on what improvements we are ...

Rev. Sharon Watkins To Speak at Founder’s Day at Bethany College

BETHANY – The new pastor of Bethany Memorial Church (Disciples of Christ), the Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, will serve as Bethany College’s Founder’s Day speaker. Founder’s Day at Bethany College is observed on the first Thursday of March. This year’s event is 11 a.m. March 5 in ...

AARP WV Leaders Discuss 2020 State Legislative Agenda

CHARLESTON — AARP West Virginia state leaders have detailed the organization’s legislative agenda for the 2020 West Virginia Legislature, with a focus on legislative action addressing rising prescription drug prices, caregiving services and support, financial and retirement security, ...

Week Six at The Legislature

Starting today there are three weeks left in the 2020 legislative session. After last week, this session can’t end soon enough for me. Last Tuesday was the last day for bills to be introduced in the House of Delegates. Today is the last day for new bills to be introduced in the Senate. ...

Locals Share a Passion for Model Trains

WHEELING — Mike Greenwood said he still has fond memories of being a youth decades ago and riding on a freight train that was hauling coal from Bellaire to Holloway with his father serving as an engineer for the Chessie System. Those memories continue to this day as Greenwood, a disabled ...

Weather Affecting W.Va. 2 Slip Repair

BEECH BOTTOM – State highway officials are hoping for dry weather so crews can address a slip that has forced state Route 2 between Beech Bottom and Wellsburg to be reduced to one lane. Mike Witherow, district construction engineer for the state Division of Highways’ district office, said ...

Hospital Holding Seminar on Workplace Violence

WHEELING – A free seminar on workplace violence will be held at Wheeling Hospital from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on March 20. Registration deadline is March 15. The event is being presented by the hospital’s safety and security department, the McKeen Group and WVU Medicine’s Barnesville ...

Ohio State Launches Hotline To Connect People Who Vape With Help

COLUMBUS — The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has launched a new hotline to help connect people who are vaping with diagnostic and treatment options and cessation programs. The Ohio State E-Cigarette/Vaping Associated Lung Injury hotline number is 614-366-VAPE (614-366-8273). ...

Wheeling Police Officers, Firefighters Ready for ‘Guns & Hoses’ Game

Wheeling firefighters and police officers will be facing off in the annual “Guns & Hoses” three-on-three hockey game during the Wheeling Nailers hockey organization’s second annual “Protect and Serve Night” Saturday evening. The police officers and firefighters will face off ...

Another Municipal Election in 2020 For Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM – The next election of city officials in the village of Bethlehem will take place on May 12 — primary election day in West Virginia. Bethlehem last held a municipal election in the spring of 2019, with winning candidates serving just one-year terms. But Bethlehem now will ...

Two Wetzel Men Plead Guilty to Drug Trafficking

PITTSBURGH – Two Wetzel County men have pleaded guilty to drug trafficking-related charges in federal court in Pennsylvania. Michael Broglie, 51, and Jesse Tedrow, 27, both of Hundred, each entered guilty pleas Wednesday to one count of conspiracy to distribute or possession with the intent ...

Valentine’s Day Hillside Message Displayed Near Steubenville

STEUBENVILLE — Some people might send cards or flowers in observance of Valentine’s Day, but there’s a larger-than-life hillside Cupid greeting visible to travelers of state Route 213 in the Pleasant Hill/rural Steubenville area. And that message is about 170 feet tall and 70 feet wide, ...

Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas

Valentine’s Day is here, but there’s still time left for love birds looking to buy a last-minute gift for their significant other. Whether it’s chocolates, treats or a wine tasting, Be Local if you’re looking for that perfect Valentine’s Day gift. While most people consider roses ...

Hannibal Lock and Dam Fest Announced

WOODSFIELD – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers representatives spoke to the Monroe County commissioners this week, promoting their upcoming Hannibal Lock and Dam festival May 16. The facilities are located at Hannibal along Ohio 7, across the Ohio River from New Martinsville in West Virginia. ...

Slide Closes One Lane of W.Va. 2 Near Wellsburg

Officials with the West Virginia Division of Highways announced Tuesday this section of W.Va. 2 between Beech Bottom and Wellsburg has been reduced to one lane, with traffic regulated by temporary signals throughout the day, through April 1. State highway officials have been monitoring the area ...

Council Approves Monument, Murals

WELLSBURG – Wellsburg Council Tuesday approved a monument noting the former location of Miller’s Tavern and authorized a Brooke High School senior to paint murals at multiple city parks. Council had been approached by resident Walter Ferguson about establishing a monument to the historic ...

‘Party Gamecast’ Podcast Moderator to Speak at Bethany College

BETHANY – The moderator of the podcast “The Party Gamecast featuring the Party Game Cast” will speak at Bethany College at 11 a.m. Feb. 27. Bruce Voge III will present “Board Games Are Products: Marketing Wisdom for Game Designers” in Richardson Hall Room 110. Voge has been a ...

‘Defend the Guard’ Act Faces Uncertain Future

CHARLESTON — A day after a House of Delegates committee approved a bill that would limit the West Virginia National Guard’s involvement in foreign conflicts, lawmakers chose Wednesday to let the bill continue on to the House Judiciary Committee over the objections of the bill’s ...

Unified Bank Makes Donation to United Way

MARTINS FERRY — Unified Bank employees raised $5,399 for charities through the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley’s employee giving plan last year. The giving plan allows employees of companies to donate to their special causes through a deduction to their payroll. The amount determined by ...