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Partial Upgrades Complete on Historic Schoolhouse in Belmont County

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The first series of renovations to a historic schoolhouse in Belmont County is complete. Thanks to “generous donations” from multiple donors, the Great Western Schoolhouse, located on the Ohio University Eastern campus, was able to receive a “facelift.” Schoolmarm ...

Madison Elementary Students Learn Teachings of MLK

The Rev. Darrell W. Cummings, pastor of Bethlehem Temple in Wheeling and Shiloh Apostolic Faith Assembly in Weirton, reads to third-grade students at Madison Elementary School on Wheeling Island last week about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his teachings.

Specialist Dr. Rajai Khoury Joins Wheeling Hospital

WHEELING – Dr. Rajai Khoury, a specialist with 40 years of experience in vascular medicine and surgery, has joined Wheeling Hospital. Khoury’s practice, Wheeling Vein and Vascular, will see patients at his St. Clairsville location at 51520 National Road, Wheeling Clinic, Reynolds Memorial ...

State Fire Marshal Investigating Fatal Blaze in New Martinsville

NEW MARTINSVILLE – The state fire marshal is continuing to investigate a fire that killed a man in his Wetzel County home earlier this month. Firefighters were called to the home at 4401 Doolin Run Road near New Martinsville shortly after 2 a.m. Jan. 11 and found the structure fully ...

Opponents Speak Out Against Fire Code Changes

CHARLESTON — Opponents of a change to a fire code for new-home construction spoke Monday morning during a public hearing before the West Virginia House of Delegates Judiciary Committee. House Bill 4276 is a rules bundle for the State Fire Marshal updating the State Building Code. The ...

No Thanks: Frederick County Rebuffs W.Va.’s Offer to Join Mountain State

WINCHESTER, Va. — The cordial invitation West Virginia extended to Frederick County in Virginia to join the Mountain State won’t likely amount to anything, but the idea of Virginia’s northernmost county jumping the state line certainly has people talking. Online responses to a recent ...

Hobby Enthusiasts Celebrated in January

MARTINS FERRY – January is National Hobby Month, when people are encouraged to recognize pastimes and talk about what attracted them to one hobby or another. Deluxe Toy & Hobby at Martins Ferry is one place that offers a wide selection for people who want to pursue hobbies. Mike Yeso, ...

Szafran to Join Aetna Better Health of W.Va.

WHEELING – The board of directors of Crittenton Services Inc. has announced that Kathy Szafran will be leaving her position as president and CEO of the organization. Szafran is joining Aetna Better Health of West Virginia as senior project manager, a new role overseeing the managed care ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Week Two at the Legislature

While the second week of the 2020 legislative session was going on upstairs on the second floor of the State Capitol Building in Charleston, on the first floor candidates were lining up to get on the May 12 primary ballot and the Nov. 3 general election ballot. According to the West Virginia ...

Interfaith Service Kicks Off Congregations for Caring

Area faithful of all denominations will gather at Temple Shalom to offer prayers and thanks for the work in the community of Wheeling Health Right The service at 6 p.m. Feb. 3 kicks off the fourth year that “Congregations for Caring — Blessings for Health Right” has brought together ...

Hospital in Contract Talks With Emergency Physicians

Wheeling Hospital is negotiating a contract with WVU Medicine for physicians in the hospital’s Emergency-Trauma Department, officials said Thursday. The current contract between Wheeling Hospital and Schmacher Clinical Partners, which provides physicians to the department, has been ...

West Virginia Election Filings on Jan. 17, 2020

U.S. President (Democrat) Joe Biden, Wilmington, Delaware John K. Delaney, Potomac, Maryland U.S. Senate — Republican Shelley Moore Capito, Charleston House of Delegates — District 4 (Democrat) Christian Turak Ohio County Patricia “Patty” Murphy — Magistrate, Division ...

Pieces of Brooke Glass Factory’s Past Unearthed

WELLSBURG – As crews proceeded to raze the front portion of the former Brooke Glass factory, they made an unusual find: hidden in a cement block at the southwest corner were a small ceramic container, a small glass jar, a thin tin box and what appeared to be two thick rolls of papers. Marvin ...

Bellaire Man Acquitted of Kidnapping in Three-Day Trial

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – After about an hour of deliberation, the jury returned a verdict of innocent Thursday for Gary Edward Anderson-Myers, who had been charged with counts of kidnapping and aggravated burglary. This concluded a three-day trial. Anderson-Myers, 33, of 1731 Guernsey St., ...

West Virginia Election Filings on Jan. 16, 2020

U.S. President (Republican) Rocque “Rocky” DeLaFuente, San Diego Donald J. Trump, Palm Beach, Florida U.S. President (Democrat) Bernie Sanders, Berlington, Vermont Governor (Republican) Jim Justice, Lewisburg Governor (Democrat) Ben Salango, Charleston Ron Stollings, ...

Wheeling U. Signs Partnership Agreement with Belmont College

WHEELING — Wheeling University and Belmont College in St. Clairsville have formed a partnership centered around their criminal justice programs. The formal articulation agreement signed Thursday will offer Belmont College students the chance to complete a bachelor’s degree in criminal ...

Be Local by Experiencing Fast and Friendly Service at Miklas Meat Market

Step inside the front door at Miklas Meat Market just once and you are destined to return. This family owned and operated store at 58 Carmel Road in Wheeling in the heart of the Woodsdale neighborhood is anything but small when it comes to filling the wants and needs of its many ...

Clorox to Build New Plant in Berkeley County

MARTINSBURG — Bringing an expected $190 million economic investment and 100 new jobs to the area, officials with the Fortune 500 company Clorox announced Thursday plans to build a manufacturing facility in the southern part of Berkeley County. The Clorox Company officials said, after ...

Accused Bellaire Kidnapper Testifies at Trial

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Gary Edward Anderson-Myers took the stand Wednesday and testified on the second day of his trial for kidnapping and aggravated robbery, claiming that the incident came at the tail end of several days of drug abuse. Anderson-Myers, 33, of 1731 Guernsey St., Bellaire is ...