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I-70 Paving Work Approaches Near Pennsylvania State Line

Motorists traveling Interstate 70 near the West Virginia Welcome Center in Ohio County can expect road resurfacing repairs to begin by next week near where the Tunnel Ridge mining company performed longwall mining beneath the area just a few months ago. According to West Virginia Division ...

Moundsville Leaving Residenital Stormwater Rates Unchanged

A proposed change to stormwater rates for some rented residences in town was nipped in the bud, after a plea from a resident who said the increase would affect renters and landlords disproportionately. Moundsville’s council was set to have its first reading of an ordinance which would raise ...

Bridge Street Middle School To Present ‘Beauty and the Beast Jr.’

They’ve gained confidence about themselves and made friends along the way, and now it’s time for Bridge Street Middle School theatre students to enjoy the spotlight. The students take the stage this weekend for three performances of Beauty and the Beast Jr. Shows are slated for 7 p.m. ...

Ohio County Back to Green on West Virginia COVID-19 Map

The Northern Panhandle’s bouncing through the spectrum of the colors on West Virginia’s COVID alert map continued Wednesday, as Ohio County climbed back into the map’s safest category. Ohio County returned to green on the Department of Health and Human Resources map Wednesday, while ...

Soft Soil Proving Pitfall For New Moundsville City Building

MOUNDSVILLE -- Soft ground beneath the site of Moundsville’s new municipal building is complicating the planning process. At Tuesday evening’s meeting, city leaders heard from Christina Schessler, representing McKinley and Associates, the architects of the project. Schessler said that as ...

Ohio County Reports 88th COVID-19 Death

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department reported one new COVID-19-related death in its Tuesday night update, the 88th such death in the county since the pandemic began. That also marked the third COVID-related death the county had reported since last Wednesday. The department also ...

Rodgers Retains 4th Ward Council Seat In Martins Ferry

MARTINS FERRY -- Martins Ferry City Councilman Rick Rodgers will retain his Fourth Ward seat after defeating his challenger during Tuesday’s primary election. According to unofficial totals, Rodgers received 41 votes and his challenger, Pamela Shrodes, received 20 votes. Both are ...

Steubenville Levies Approved, Mayo Gets Council Nod

STEUBENVILLE — Voters made their voices heard in Steubenville and Cross Creek township Tuesday, approving all three levies on the ballot and unseating an incumbent councilman. In Steubenville, voters renewed two levies: • The city's 0.7 percent income tax, which generates revenue for ...

Laughlin Memorial Chapel Offers a Helping Hand With Hygiene

When the supplies in local blessing boxes started showing a clear pattern, that hygiene products were the first to go, the next step in assisting Wheeling’s needy was clear. The Health & Hygiene Closet opened its doors at Laughlin Memorial Chapel in Wheeling on Monday morning, brought ...

Wheeling Central Catholic High School Announces Prom Court

Wheeling Central Catholic High School has announced its 2021 Prom Court. The prom king and queen will be crowned at the CCHS Prom, which will be held on Friday, May 14 at the White Palace at Wheeling Park. Candidates, from front left, are Brynna Jackson, Andrea Figaretti, Alexis Paras, Rachel ...

Moundsville Man Is Charged With Assaulting Pregnant Woman

Police say a man’s attack on a pregnant woman caused severe damage to her fetus late last month. Around 2:30 p.m. on April 27, police responded to Catholic Charities in Wheeling regarding a physical disturbance. At the scene, police spoke with the alleged victim, who directed them to Justin ...

Tappan Marina Restaurant, Part of $4.4M Renovation, To Open This Summer

Construction is nearly complete on the $4.4 million Tappan Marina building renovation project that began in 2020. Travelers on U.S. 250 have had a front row view of the construction progress, which features the development of a new 250-seat restaurant on the main floor of the marina, ...

Helping Small Businesses Grow is Important at Community Bank

Sponsored Content from Community Bank Whether you’re just starting out or have an established business, Community Bank offers a blend of branch services and digital tools to help you manage your small business banking needs. “We strive to grow with our clients, and we’ve got the ...

Retired Toronto Police Chief Randy Henry Reflects on Long Career

As he reflected on 41 years in the Toronto police department, including 10 as its chief, Randy Henry noted law enforcement wasn’t a field he had originally set out to pursue. But, he added, it’s a job with its ups and downs that he’s glad to have held. Henry said he had been a year ...

South Wheeling To Get ‘Blessing Box’

A “blessing box” is coming to the South Wheeling neighborhood this week. Blessing boxes are outdoor storage closets filled with free food items and hygiene products for those who need them, and the public is encouraged to bring and donate items to the box for its continued use. The ...

Ohio County Reports 87th COVID-19 Death

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department reported another COVID-19-related death Sunday, the third death the department has reported in the last five days. That death marked the 87th in Ohio County since the pandemic began. The department also reported 17 new COVID-19 cases between Saturday ...

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Coming to West Virginia State Parks

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is getting the state parks system involved in the project to get more people vaccinated against COVID-19. Justice announced during his Friday briefing that free vaccination clinics are coming to all West Virginia state parks. The state will start with its ...