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Locals Connected by Puzzle Fun As National Puzzle Day Approaches

WHEELING — While there are a large variety of puzzles that come in many shapes and forms that exercise the mind — one thing is for sure — folks of all ages around the area find puzzles are just plain fun. And what better way to celebrate as National Puzzle Day day approaches at the end ...

Ryan Weld Introduces Veterans Court Bill

West Virginia Sen. Ryan Weld has introduced his bill to re-establilsh veterans courts in the state. Senate Bill 40 establishes a Military Service Members Court program within the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, with the Supreme Court’s administrator charged with overseeing the ...

Woman Found Guilty In Cemetery Theft Case

Karen Neff was found guilty Friday on all counts related to the theft of almost $300,000 from the Belmont Memorial Park Cemetery. After a four-day trial, the jury deliberated for about two hours and returned guilty verdicts for one count of forgery, one count of theft, and one count of ...

Martin Luther King Day Events Set in Wheeling

Wheeling will celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with events planned for Sunday and Monday. Martin Luther King Jr. day is a federal holiday being observed on Monday, and schools, banks and government offices will be closed that day. Events start at 2 p.m. Sunday ...

Wheeling Board of Zoning Appeals OKs Parking Lot

The Wheeling Board of Zoning Appeals on Thursday approved changes to a downtown lot intended to be used for employee parking. At the meeting, board members considered variances for parking at the corner of 21st Street and Market Street, where owner Straub Collision Center plans to construct a ...

Senators Capito, Portman To Serve as Deputy Whips

Senate Majority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., announced that Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., will continue to serve as a deputy whip for the 116th Congress. In addition to Capito, several other members will serve as deputy whips, including Sens. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., John Cornyn, R-Texas, Cory ...

Moundsville Man Faces Additional Child Sex Charges

A Moundsville man who claims to have 21 different personalities and already is facing a sexual abuse charge in Marshall County now has additional charges against him for allegedly soliciting a minor online and also for forcing a 13-year-old girl to have sex with him. Moundsville police in ...

Wheeling Island Stadium Turf Gets a Deep Cleaning To Get Rid of Flood Mud

The remnants of a wet and flood-prone 2018 have a water-logged Wheeling Island Stadium still drying out in early 2019. With the stadium not in use during winter months, Astro-Turf — manufacturers of the fake grass at Wheeling Island Stadium — have set in use their plan to help the ground ...

Ohio County Schools Touts Pre-K Program

The most important year in a child’s development may be the year the child spends in preschool. That’s why Ohio County Schools Universal Pre-K Program is a top priority for the school system, and Student Services Director Raquel McLeod said the program is the finest in West Virginia. She ...

Remains of WWII Airmen From W.Va., Pa. Identified at German Crash Site

U.S. Army Air Forces Sgt. Vernon L. Hamilton of Monongahela was serving as a gunner during World War II aboard a light bomber plane when it fell out of formation and turned over above Germany. Also on board the plane carrying Hamilton was Sgt. John Kalausich, 19, of Charleston. Witnesses in ...

Martins Ferry Leaders Look Forward to a Productive Year

MARTINS FERRY — From providing the incentive to repair one’s sidewalk to revitalizing a neighborhood’s infrastructure, city leaders are looking ahead to projects big and small for 2019. Mayor Robert Krajnyak said the city did realize some successes during 2018 including the final repair ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Wednesday to 8 a.m. Thursday, officers handled 12 traffic stops, three accidents and three miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 8:04 a.m., National Road, welfare check. At 8:20 a.m., 15th Street, mutual aid given. At 8:29 a.m., Interstate 70, mutual ...

Steubenville City Council Sticks With Vacant Building Law, for Now

Steubenville City Council has decided to stick with the city’s vacant structures ordinance as written, at least for now. Concerns were raised, however, over how property owners are notified of their responsibilities to register properties that can be classified as vacant. “In order for ...

City of Wheeling Adds ‘311’ Feature to Its Website for Non-Emergencies

Wheeling residents now have a new way to request services from the city thanks to an added feature on its website. Starting this month, city residents can request non-emergency services online through Wheeling 311, a tab on the city’s website located at wheelingwv.gov/311. “The system is ...

Girl, 7, Honored for Alerting Family to Fire

Nevaeh Ellis’ first name is “Heaven” spelled backward. The 7-year-old Canonsburg girl provided divine intervention Jan. 9 when she alerted her family to an early morning house fire, enabling them to escape their home unharmed. Nevaeh was presented with the Lifesaving Award for Heroism ...

Two Jailed After Chase Ends With Wreck on Interstate 79

WAYNESBURG, Pa. — A high-speed chase on Interstate 79 that began near Waynesburg ended when the stolen car being pursued by state police crashed in Washington County early Wednesday. State police on patrol in Franklin Township ran the vehicle’s license plate and learned it was stolen, ...

Wheeling Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Tuesday to 8 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled 15 traffic stops, one vehicle accident and one miscellaneous call. TUESDAY At 8:19 a.m., Stone Boulevard, destroy animal. At 8:44 a.m., 15th Street, welfare check. At 9:11 a.m., Main Street, hit and ...

Family Escapes House Fire Near Moundsville

Photo by Alan Olson Numerous emergency agencies responded Tuesday afternoon to a house fire on Tom’s Run Road, near Moundsville. The residence of the Knuth family — two adults and a dog — were standing on the road watching firefighters put out remnants of the fire by 3 p.m., after the ...