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Ohio County 4-H Says ‘Come to the Garden’

The Edelman Garden, located on Wheeling Island, is partnering with 4-H to offer a new youth development program titled “The Youth Gardening Program.” This program welcomes kids ages 5-12 to learn about the basics of gardening, growing vegetables and harvesting. Other activities, such as ...

Police Reports

BELMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE At 2:26 p.m. Friday, Riesbeck’s Food Market, National Road, Bridgeport, reported a female shoplifter in custody. At 9 a.m. Friday, deputy responded to the Barnesville Food Mart, Barnesville-Hendrysburg Road, Barnesville, where a caller reported a cat ...

Group in St. Clairsville Comes Together for Augusta Levy Learning Center

A group for people with autism came together Friday to help support a similar group across the Ohio River that is trying to move on after a devastating fire. The Silver Lining Group hosts a yard sale every year, but this time around members of the group decided to donate all proceeds to Faith ...

Belmont County Recorder Issues Deed Copy Service Warning

Mail offering a county deed copy service could be a scam — or at least more expensive than it needs to be. Belmont County Recorder Mary Catherine Nixon said Thursday a resident brought in a piece of mail from a company offering a service to get him a copy of his “grant deed and property ...

Making Some ‘Kool’ Cash in Wheeling

Photo by Heather Ziegler Olivia Hudson, 10, sets up shop to sell Kool-Aid and lemonade near her home on Wheeling Island on a steamy, hot Friday afternoon. The daughter of Courtney and Jason Hudson, Olivia said she is saving her money to buy an authentic lemonade stand.

Wheeling Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Thursday to 8 a.m. Friday, officers handled 24 traffic stops, six vehicle accidents and one miscellaneous call. FRIDAY At 4:54 a.m., McLure Hotel, Market Street, 911 hangup call. At 4:14 a.m., 15th Street, domestic incident. At 3:22 a.m., ...

Former Columbiana County Dog Warden Arraigned on Theft Charge

Former Columbiana County dog warden Dawn Croft pleaded not guilty to three felony charges when she made her initial appearance Thursday in common pleas court. The 42-year-old Croft, who lives on Ohio 170 in East Palestine, is charged with theft in office, money laundering and tampering with ...

Wheeling Man Admits To Wire Fraud

Eugene Robert LeClear, of Wheeling, has admitted to wire fraud, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. LeClear, 46, pleaded guilty in U.S District Court to one count of wire fraud. He admitted to defrauding others out of more than $100,000 from August 2016 to December 2017 in Ohio ...

Belmont County Commissioners Look at Preliminary Budget

The Belmont County Board of Commissioners is trying to decide if the county’s budget will remain the same in 2019. Since 2016, the board had frozen the budget at $22.3 million. At this point, the commissioners do not know if that figure will be the same this year. “The budget for the ...

Wheeling’s Sweeper Parking Laws Are Ignored

Deputy Chief Martin Kimball with the Wheeling Police Department said he’s heard every excuse in the book why some people fail to move their vehicles off streets on street sweeping days. “They tell me ‘I overslept, I forgot,’ I’ve heard them all,” Kimball said Thursday. On ...

City Moves Ahead With TIF Application

Weirton Council has authorized the submission of an application for Tax Increment Financing funding as part of a proposed business project within the Park Drive development area. The resolution to submit the application to the state Development Office was approved Monday by a vote of 6-0. ...

Jefferson Approves Justice Center Work

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners approved more air conditioning and heating repairs for the Justice Center and opened one bid to replace the electronic control boards that remotely unlock doors throughout the building. Commissioners by a vote of 2-1 approved the final ...

New Consignment Store Opens in Wheeling; Another Soon To Follow

What’s old is new again as two consignment shops with roots to one that recently closed open in Wheeling. Payton’s Pretties — A Consignment Boutique opened Tuesday at 1994 Lumber Ave., while REStyle Consignment LLC is expected to welcome customers in Centre Market by the end of ...

Northern Panhandle Head Start Program To Receive $1.2M

Northern Panhandle Head Start Inc. will receive more than $1.2 million from federal sources thanks to the state’s U.S. senators. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., announced the funding totals for several Head Start programs throughout West Virginia. The ...

Hancock County 911 Center Hit With Storm Damage

Hancock County’s emergency management services experienced damage to its equipment because of a storm last week. During Tuesday’s meeting with Hancock County Commission, Office of Technology and Communications executive director Bob Vidas discussed the damage that occurred to the ...

Annual Chautauqua Days Homecoming Festival Is This Weekend in Bethesda

A little piece of Epworth Park has been in David Logan’s family for more than a century, and today he is heading up plans for an annual homecoming celebration there. Logan, whose grandfather bought a Victorian cottage at the tranquil site in the center of Bethesda in 1915, is treasurer of ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between noon Tuesday and 7:41 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled seven traffic stops and seven vehicle accidents. WEDNESDAY At 7:14 a.m., Eoff Street, domestic violence. At 5:59 a.m., Mil Acres Drive, false alarm business. At 5:29 a.m., Market Street, domestic ...

Barnesville Mayor Takes the Plunge To Celebrate Upgraded Pool

Barnesville Mayor Dale Bunting took the dip of a lifetime Tuesday as he celebrated the completion of the pool rehabilitation at Memorial Park. The pool is set to reopen to the public Thursday, and the occasion will be celebrated with free admission for the public through Sunday. Bunting had ...