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Steenrod Students’ Artwork Now On Display

WHEELING – The collaborative artistic efforts of Steenrod Elementary School second graders has resulted in a beautiful piece of artwork now on display at the school’s entrance. Over the course of a four-month period during the 2019-2020 school year, Steenrod students in the classes of ...

Man Admits to Molesting, Impregnating 15-Year-Old

WHEELING – An Indiana man allegedly confessed to the molestation of a girl over the course of years, which produced a child while they resided in Wheeling. Kurt Russell Holley, 36 of Muncie, Indiana, allegedly confessed to local police in late August that he had molested three girls. One of ...

Derelict House In Ruins; Martins Ferry Mayor Says Emergency Teardown Possible

MARTINS FERRY – City leaders are trying to determine their next step of action after a vacant house partially collapsed on Center Street. Mayor John Davies on Friday said the home began collapsing last Tuesday. The area around it has since been barricaded and caution tape also is up to ...

Wheeling Health Right to Host Community Health Fair

WHEELING – Wheeling Health Right will wrap up its sixth year of “Farmacy: Prescriptions for Produce,” with a health fair on its grounds Thursday. Free health screenings, giveaways, food demonstrations and health related activities will be available to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ...

Pumpking and Queen Win Barnesville Pumpkin Weigh-Off Again

BARNESVILLE – A couple of Barnesville’s seasoned growers took first place in the King Pumpkin Weigh-Off on Friday with their nearly 2,000-pound pumpkin. Todd and Donna Skinner of Barnesville took home two trophies and nearly $4,000 for their 1,994-pound giant pumpkin. The first-place ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Odds and Ends

I feel like a walking countdown clock, but we are now 36 days away from the Tuesday, Nov. 3, general election. October starts on Thursday. Absentee ballots are already being sent out by county clerks across the state. According to the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office, county clerks ...

Gardening Offering Solace During COVID-19 Pandemic

WHEELING – While there was an increase in the number of area residents interested in learning more about basic gardening skills this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, for two Wheeling gardening enthusiasts, their long-time hobby continues to offer tremendous solace during a ...

Key to Burned Rental Vehicle Found With Body

NEW CUMBERLAND – The key to a rental car was found with a body discovered Sunday in a wooded area along Racetrack Road Hancock County, according to officials. The rental car — a 2020 Range Rover — had been found damaged by fire in Columbiana County the same day. The key, officials said, ...

City of Wheeling Still Planning For Trick-or-Treat

WHEELING – Trick-or-Treat in the City of Wheeling will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31, but will be subject to guidelines handed down by the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department and possibly some guidance from Gov. Jim Justice. City Manager Robert Herron said while ...

‘Trump Train’ Traveling Through Northern Panhandle Today

WHEELING – A caravan of those supporting President Donald Trump and Republican candidates in the Nov. 3 general election will travel down W.Va. 2 this afternoon. The “Trump Train” starts at noon at the Weirton Shopping Plaza, 412 Penco Road, Weirton, and its schedule calls for it to ...

Haunted House Returns to Wheeling for Second Year

WHEELING – The vacant shell of old businesses shudders back to life tonight as the Infernum In Terra haunted attraction rises from its ancient slumber for its second year. The haunt, which opened its doors for the first time last year, returns to find a world in turmoil, with the COVID-19 ...

WVU to Return to In-Person Classes Monday

MORGANTOWN – West Virginia University will resume in-person undergraduate classes on the Morgantown campus Monday after three weeks of remote learning. In-person instruction for undergraduate students was canceled and a temporary shift to online learning was announced Sept. 7 in response to ...

Vehicle Sought in Hancock County Homicide Investigation Found in Ohio

NEW CUMBERLAND – Hancock County investigators are hopeful developments this week will lead to arrests in connection to the discovery of a body in Hancock County on Sunday afternoon. Chief Deputy Art Watson of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that a vehicle of interest ...

New 4-H Educator Announced in Belmont County

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – The Ohio State University Extension Office – Belmont County is welcoming Tracey Dickerson as a 4-H educator. Dickerson, who received her bachelor of science degree from Kent State University, began her career at WTOV9 in production and then as a director of live ...

Bishop Blesses Wheeling Hospital Urgent Care Center Inside Stone Center

Photo by Scott McCloskey The Most Rev. Mark Brennan, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, right, offers a blessing Wednesday morning at Wheeling Hospital’s recently opened Urgent Care Center, located on the Market Plaza in downtown Wheeling. Nearly two dozen local ...

Don Rigby Announces Retirement from Regional Economic Development Partnership

The Regional Economic Development Partnership (RED) announced Wednesday that Don Rigby is set to leave his position as the president/CEO on Dec. 31. The board has named Josh Jefferson as the organization’s next president/CEO and also elevated Craig O’Leary to chief operating officer and ...

Marshall County Schools Increase In-Class Days

Students at Marshall County Schools who have been attending in-person schooling two days a week will be doubling that come October. On Wednesday, Superintendent Shelby Haines announced that schools would be shifting gears from Level 3 -- two days of in-person instruction, with three days of ...

Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Wheeling Upgrades Protective Measures

Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Wheeling is using a federal grant to upgrade technology and other safety measures to protect the health of its residents, staff and visitors during the coronavirus pandemic. Administrator Donald Kirsch announced that the nursing home received about $600,000 in ...

Man Charged With Arson in Wheeling Island House Fire

WHEELING – A suspect has been arrested and accused of arson after a fire Monday night destroyed a house on Wheeling Island. Firefighters were called to 37 S. Penn St. shortly after 10 p.m. when flames and smoke were seen coming from the house by neighbors. As firefighters arrived, the ...