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Gulf War Missile Attack Recalled, 30 Years Later

As evening fell on Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, on Feb. 25, 1991, U.S. and British troops were inside a corrugated metal barracks eating dinner, working out or sleeping. They were deployed to the region as part of the effort by the United States and its allies to evict Iraqi forces from Kuwait. In ...

175,000+ Now Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19 in West Virginia

The state of West Virginia hit another significant — and good — milestone in the battle against COVID-19. According to the Department of Health and Human Resources website Thursday, more than 175,000 are now fully vaccinated from the virus. The state database has 175,181 people who have ...

Water Line Will Be Relocated for New Wheeling Park High School Turf Field

The city of Wheeling is working with Ohio County Schools to remove a major underground utility line where a new artificial turf field is to be constructed. Earlier this month, officials with the Ohio County Schools approved the purchase of a new fiber turf surface for Wheeling Park High ...

Community Bank Consolidation Attributed to Shift to Online Banking

Two local Community Bank office branches will be consolidated into others some distance away in a move which its president and CEO attributed to the changing landscape of the banking industry. John Montgomery said Thursday that the decision to consolidate the Bellaire branch into the ...

Wheeling’s Finances Remain on Solid Footing

The financial outlook for the city of Wheeling continues to be rock solid as pages of the new calendar year begin to turn and figures in the city coffers remain in the black more than halfway through the current fiscal year. Members of the Finance Committee of Wheeling City Council met this ...

Community Bank To Merge Offices, Close Bellaire and Wellsburg Locations

Two local Community Bank branches will be folded into nearby branches as part of a larger consolidation plan across the region. Community Bank recently announced that the Bellaire office would merge with the location at 809 Lafayette Ave. in Moundsville. Meanwhile, the Wellsburg branch would ...

Local Business Owner Justin Seibert Appointed to Wheeling Park Commission

Local business owner Justin Seibert was appointed Wednesday by the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors to a seat on the Wheeling Park Commission. Seibert, founder and president of Direct Online Marketing, will take the seat of Wilbur S. Jones Jr., whose term ends Feb. 28. At ...

Bedillion Lane Sewer Project on Schedule

WHEELING — The $2.1 million Bedillion Lane sewer improvement project expected to alleviate basement flooding and sewage backflow in various sections of Edgwood and Woodsdale following hard rains is nearly half-complete and on schedule, according to City Public Works Director Russell ...

Acts of Kindness Honored in Contest

WHEELING — As tough as the last year has been for the Ohio Valley, that did not dampen the spirit of so many around the community. They shouldered the hard times, yet still worked as hard as they could to make their corners of the world a better place. The Intelligencer, Wheeling ...

Moundsville Police Officer Sworn In

MOUNDSVILLE — The city police department will be reaching its full staffing once its newest hire — who was sworn in today — finishes his training. Two longtime Moundsville officers were also promoted to higher ranks within the department at the swearing-in ceremony Tuesday morning at ...

Local COVID Case Increases Stay Small

From STAFF REPORTS While positive COVID-19 cases increased in Ohio and Marshall counties, that rise wasn’t nearly as steep as seen earlier in the pandemic. The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department reported nine new positive cases in its Tuesday night update. That brought the county’s ...

Weirton Man Charged in Wellsburg Death

WELLSBURG — A 69-year-old Wellsburg man was bludgeoned to death by a man who crawled through a window early Saturday morning to get inside his home, Police Chief Richard Ferguson said. The victim, Daniel Gilchrist, was pronounced dead at the scene. Ferguson said a 27-year-old Weirton ...

Fulton Bridge Is Coming Down in Wheeling

Swank Construction crews continue the demolition and construction process of the I-70 East Fulton Bridge sections of the I-70 Bridges Project this week. As part of the second phase of the project, I-70 eastbound is closed between Exit 1B (the W.Va. 2 South -16th Street exit) to Exit 2A (Mount ...

COVID-19 Numbers Keep Dropping in West Virginia

West Virginia continues to see drops on COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths due to a successful vaccination effort. According to data from the Department of Health and Human Resources, the number of positive cases over a 14-day period between Feb. 8 and Feb. 21 was 4,751, which was a ...

Bridge Street Middle School To Mark Black History Month With Virtual Event

Bridge Street Middle School will honor “the past, present and future of our local Black community” with a virtual event tonight. The school will stream a Black History Month Program at 6:30 p.m. tonight, featuring speeches from local leaders in the Black community. The event can be ...

Wheeling Police Identify Body Found Near Ohio River

The man found dead on the banks of the Ohio River last week has been identified as Wheeling resident Brandon C. Snyder, the Wheeling Police Department announced Monday. Snyder, 31, was found dead near the river Thursday morning, after a pedestrian on the Wheeling Suspension Bridge reported ...

Two Charged With Child Neglect in Cameron After 3 Children Removed From Home

Cameron police retrieved three children from a house described as “overwhelmingly” reeking of garbage, mold and cat urine last month, with felony charges for the people charged with their care. On Jan. 27, Cameron police assisted Marshall County Child Protective Service workers with a ...

Local Officials Discuss Benefits of Oil and Gas Industry in Region

Local officials met Friday to discuss the benefits the oil and natural gas industry has brought to local communities, including providing funding for community projects, schools and road repairs, among others. In response to a recently published report by the Ohio River Valley Institute that ...

Active COVID-19 Cases in West Virginia at Lowest Level in 3 Months

Active cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia have dropped to their lowest levels in three months. The Department of Health and Human Resources said there were 8,954 active COVID-19 cases statewide on Saturday. The last time active cases were below 9,000 was on Nov. 12. Active cases have been ...