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Victorian Mansion Museum in Barnesville Will Reopen Doors

The Victorian Mansion Museum is opening its doors in 2021. Emery Stewart, president of the Belmont County Historical Society, said it has been a long and unwanted pause. “I had so many people this past year say ‘we missed the museum.’ We miss the museum. We love that place. It’s ...

More Than 500,000 Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19 in West Virginia

West Virginia now has more than 500,000 residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19. According to the Department of Health and Human Resources website Sunday, there are now 506,965 people in the state who now are fully vaccinated from the virus. That makes up 28.3% of the state’s ...

Eastern Hellbender Project Pitched to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine

The Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation district went through a long road to get a proposal to take over a piece of land and protect the eastern hellbender on the governor’s desk. Now, thanks to some help from state Rep. Ron Ferguson, R-Wintersville, Gov. Mike DeWine’s signature is the ...

Bridge Inspection Set on Interstate 470 in Wheeling

Motorists are advised that lane closures will occur on I-470 eastbound and westbound in the vicinity of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge between the hours of 7 p.m and 5 a.m. Monday and Tuesday as crews perform bridge inspections, according to the West Virginia Division of Highways. ...

Prosecutor’s Mistake Lets Marshall County Man Go Free

MOUNDSVILLE — A man who faced decades behind bars is a free man after the court found that the prosecution followed improper procedure in his indictment. Michael Daniel “Dan” Bowman, now 41, was initially convicted in July 2017 of sexual abuse by a custodian, sexual assault, and three ...

Brooke County Slips to Gold on West Virginia COVID-19 Risk Map

Brooke County went for gold Friday, but not in a way the county wanted. The county fell to gold on the Department of Health and Human Resources COVID-19 alert map after sitting at yellow the last few days. Hancock and Marshall counties remained at yellow, the second-safest category on the ...

‘Blessing Box’ Program Unveiled in Warwood

WHEELING — A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Warwood’s Garden Park Wednesday for a program that provides access to a variety of household essential items for those in need. Officials with Grow Warwood Pride, the Ohio County Family Resource Network, and UniCare Health Plan gathered to ...

IDEA Center in Warwood Helps Keeps Young Minds Sharp

WHEELING — A little storefront in Warwood is ready to help students finish out their school year, and is prepping to keep young minds engaged over the summer. The IDEA Center in Warwood serves as an after-school center for students to come and receive assistance during the week. For the ...

Still Time for Spring Cleanup in Ohio County

Residents of Ohio County still have several chances to take advantage of spring clean-up sites that will pop up throughout the area until May 1. Eight sites will be available in the five days left for the events — the West Liberty Christian Church parking lot and Clearview Community Center ...

More Than 675,000 in West Virginia Have at Least One COVID-19 Shot

The number of West Virginians who have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine has now topped 675,000. According to the Department of Health and Human Resources, there are now 675,344 who now have received their first dose of vaccine. There are 480,324 who are now fully vaccinated. ...

Northern Regional Jail Inmate Accused of Sexually Assaulting Cellmate

An inmate at the Northern Regional Jail is charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting his cellmate over a period of about a week earlier in the year. On March 1, jail officials told West Virginia State Police of a string of incidents between two inmates: Cameron Edward Armstrong, 26 of South ...

Long-Awaited Slip Repairs To Be Completed in Belmont County

Some long-awaited slip repairs are coming to Belmont County. The Belmont County Board of Commissioners adopted the final resolutions for three Ohio Department of Transportation projects, with local shares to be paid using license plate fees. On Wednesday, Belmont County Engineer Terry ...

Wheeling Park High School Set To Host Job Fair

Wheeling Park High School students will get a taste of the jobs that await after graduation at the school’s annual job fair today. The Wheeling Park Job Fair will be held 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., outside of the school to allow for proper social distancing. Wheeling Park Teen Parent ...

Labcorp Opens New Office in Wheeling

The Health Plan of West Virginia Inc. announced its expanded access and continued partnership Wednesday with the recently opened Labcorp patient service center Wheeling’s Woodsdale neighborhood. Officials with Labcorp, The Health Plan and The Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce, gathered in ...

Northern Panhandle Still Mostly Yellow on COVID-19 Map

The Northern Panhandle remained mostly yellow Wednesday on the Department of Health and Human Resources COVID-19 alert map. Three of four counties were in the second-safest category on the map. Hancock, Brooke and Marshall counties all were yellow, and Ohio County was alone in green, the ...

National Drug Take Back Day Event April 24 In Wheeling

Those looking to dispose of expired prescription drugs will have their chance to get rid of them April 24 at locations around Ohio County. The Community Impact Coalition, the Wheeling Police Department and the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office are coming together to sponsor a Drug Take Back Day ...

Demolition Continues On I-70 Bridges Project

BRIDGEPORT — Traffic on Ohio 7 South near the village of Bridgeport was delayed intermittently throughout the day Tuesday as demolition crews with Swank Construction removed large steel bridge beams from the eastbound side of Interstate 70 as part of the on-going $215 million I-70 Bridges ...

Three COVID Deaths Reported in Marshall County

MOUNDSVILLE — Two deaths linked to COVID-19 were reported out of Marshall County, both hospitalized at the time of their death. Two men, one 89-years-old and one 53-years-old, reportedly died between Saturday and Monday night, when the Marshall County Health Department released its daily ...