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BEAM ME UP: BRIDGE WORK CONTINUES ON I-70

Photo by Scott McCloskey While several bridges are being completely replaced as part of the on-going I-70 Bridges Project near Fulton, many others are being renovated, such as this area beneath the westbound side of the highway near the Wheeling Tunnel.

Bethlehem Primary Election Happening Again

Bethlehem voters may experience “deja vu” this election season as they again head to the polls to elect a mayor, recorder and council members. It was just one year ago that the city’s residents selected its current slate of officials — but only for a one-year term. Bethlehem officials ...

Heck, Palmer, Beatty, Wright Vying for Brooke County Sheriff

Brooke County voters will be asked to choose from two Democratic candidates and two Republican candidates in primary races for the county’s sheriff. Vying for the office on the Democratic ticket are challenger Kevin L. Heck of Follansbee and incumbent Larry C. Palmer Jr. of Wellsburg. ...

Remembering Veterans Buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery

In honor of the 121 veterans buried in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, families from Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church placed American flags on the graves for Memorial Day. The Quinlin and Allman families spent the time teaching their children respect for the men and women who sacrificed for the ...

‘Moundsville’ Documentary Scheduled to Air on PBS

MOUNDSVILLE – The story of Moundsville’s history and future will be told statewide on PBS this evening. Moundsville represents the archetypal “post-industrial town,” according to co-director and journalist John Miller, who wrote about several such towns for the Wall Street Journal ...

Reporter’s Notebook: We Remember

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I published this column last Memorial Day. This coming Memorial Day will be quite different, with most events and parades canceled. Even Alumni Weekend in St. Marys is canceled, where I would have celebrated the 20th anniversary as a member of the Class of 2000. The ...

Emergency 911 Levy on Brooke Ballots

WELLSBURG – As the June 9 primary election approaches, Brooke County voters are being asked to consider a four-year levy to support improvements to the county’s emergency 911 center. If approved, the levy will raise $570,296 per year for four years “to operate, maintain and improve and ...

No Bus, Van Service by OVRTA on Memorial Day

There will be no bus or van service by the Ohio Valley Regional Transit Authority and Eastern Ohio Regional Transit Authority today due to the Memorial Day holiday. Service will resume Tuesday.

Markos Brothers Remembered As Heroes of Short Creek

WELLSBURG — Seventy-five years after two of the most decisive battles in both theaters of World War II, a local man still carries the memory of his father and uncle who fought in them. U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Manuel P. Markos was among the first day’s casualties at the Battle of Iwo Jima, ...

DELAYED HOMECOMING FOR DOUGHBOY

Photo by Scott McCloskey Work continues at the site of the World War I Doughboy Monument at Wheeling Park. However, the re-dedication ceremony that had been set for Memorial Day has been rescheduled for Armistice Day on Nov. 11 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The monument has been undergoing ...

Martin Ferry Schools Planning for Graduation

The Martins Ferry City Schools District is preparing for the close of the school year during the COVID-19 pandemic. During Tuesday’s Zoom conference meeting, Superintendent Jim Fogle reported on graduation and end-of-year activities. He said dates will be set for blizzard bags and ...

Three Convicted In Drug Ring

Three Wheeling residents and an Ohio man have admitted to their role in a methamphetamine operation. Kayla “Cat” Lallathin, Charles “Mike” Ansley Jr., and Audie “Ott” Fry, all of Wheeling, as well as Duane “Rick” Green of Columbus all pleaded guilty this week to various drug ...

Two Candidates Seeking Brooke Magistrate Post

Two are competing in a nonpartisan race for Brooke County magistrate in the June 9 primary election. They are challenger Steve Seminsky of Follansbee and incumbent Robin Snyder of Wellsburg. In her 10th year as a Brooke County magistrate, Snyder has presided over the county’s drug ...

WFD Reminds Public To Be Safe During Memorial Day Weekend

With the Memorial Day holiday weekend here, the Wheeling Fire Department is reminding people to be safe when cooking and spending time outdoors. Outdoor fires are common during the upcoming summer months, and roughly half of injuries involving grills are thermal burns. The Fire ...

City of Wheeling’s Ballfields Reopening for Recreational Use Only

Following closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Wheeling’s ballfields reopened to the public Thursday for recreational use only. No league play is permitted at this time. The re-opening excludes the J.B. Chambers Complex in East Wheeling and the I-470 ballfields, which will ...

Moundsville Reopening Parks June 1

MOUNDSVILLE – Moundsville’s parks, fields and recreational facilities will be reopened beginning June 1, with more facilities opening on a rolling schedule over the coming weeks. Beginning today, playgrounds across the city are to reopen. Each playground will allow a maximum of 25 people ...

Moundsville to Create Arts and Culture Commission

MOUNDSVILLE – City leaders have taken the first step toward entrenching the city’s Arts and Culture Committee into its own full-fledged commission. Since beginning in July, the Arts and Culture Committee has been involved with numerous festivities and public events with the city, such as ...

The Linsly School Celebrated Senior Tradition

WHEELING – It has been more than eight weeks since members of Linsly’s graduating Class of 2020 have been on campus, but Linsly seniors had the opportunity on Wednesday to return in small groups to continue the tradition of senior brick-laying and shirt-signing. While many of the events ...