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Police Seek Suspect In Bridgeport Bank Robbery

BRIDGEPORT — Local law enforcement agencies on Saturday searched the Bridgeport area for a man who robbed the Unified Bank on Howard Street early that morning. Village Police Chief John Bumba said the man was the second customer to enter the bank that day, arriving around 8:15-8:30 a.m. ...

Five Members Join Youth Services System Board

WHEELING — Youth Services System Inc. is welcoming five new members to its volunteer board of directors. Meredith Dailer is a 2001 graduate of Fairmont State University and associate principal at Wheeling Park High School. She was a social studies teacher and varsity girls’ basketball ...

Police Roundups

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:29 a.m. Thursday to 6:53 a.m. Saturday, officers handled 18 traffic stops, eight accidents and one miscellaneous call. SATURDAY At 6:35 a.m., 16th Street, disorderly adult. At 6:14 a.m., Chapline Street, domestic violence verbal. At 5:50 a.m., South ...

Modra Joins Belmont Savings Bank

BELLAIRE — Belmont Savings Bank has named Tom Modra vice president. Modra, a Powhatan Point native, has more than 25 years of experience in the industry. His experience includes lending, management and IRAs. “It’s great to have Tom join our team,” said Todd Cover, president and CEO ...

Bonnie’s Bus Receives $25,000 Grant to Provide Patient Navigation Services

MORGANTOWN — The West Virginia University Cancer Institute is among six organizations to receive an inaugural Medline Breast Cancer Awareness grant, which is awarded to organizations to further the mission to eradicate breast cancer and provide counseling. The $25,000 grant drives awareness ...

Local Students Win ‘I Am Thankful’ Contest

Two Northern Panhandle high school seniors, Kailey Filben of John Marshall High School and Miranda Weekley of Tyler Consolidated High School, were among the 20 winners of an essay contest sponsored by West Virginia First Lady Cathy Justice. They were to write on the subject, “What you are ...

Pats on the Back

n To the Ohio Valley Christian Soldiers, who last week distributed $58,500 in checks to 38 community organizations in our area. Since its inception in 2005, the group has donated about $660,000. “Our members pick up any of our administrative costs, so every dollar we raise, we’re able to ...

Jolly Old St. Nick Takes a Ride Through Martins Ferry During Christmas Parade

Photo by Shelley Hanson Santa Claus waves Friday during the Martins Ferry Christmas parade. Following the parade, the city’s Christmas tree was lit during a ceremony at Fifth and Hanover streets. Today is the second day of Winterfest, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with ice ...

Medical Marijuana Shop Close To Opening in Wintersville

Cresco Labs Ohio offered a sneak peek this week of CY-Plus, the Wintersville medical marijuana dispensary. The preview was just one day before the business at 180 Main St. had its final inspection with the Ohio Board of Pharmacy. The business managers have said they hope to have doors open ...

Students at Wheeling Park High School Picked for Honor Choir

Wheeling Park High School will be well represented in the 2019 West Virginia American Choral Directors Association High School Honor Choir. Patriot students Jonah Henthorne, D.J. Daugherty, Robert Irvin, Amilea Harder, Emma Ihlenfeld, Faith Richter, Emily Loh, Anna Allman and Maddie L’Ecuyer ...

Wheeling Hospital Pioneers Use of Medical Device Tracking System

Wheeling Hospital has become the first U.S. medical facility to use the Matrix IT’s TRACTUS Scanner system to enhance the tracking of surgically implantable devices. Wheeling Hospital was selected to conduct trials of the system. The surgical implantable devices either have tags attached ...

Sheriff’s Office Gets New Drug Sniffing Dog

The Belmont County Sheriff’s Office gained a new member and was introduced with a welcoming ceremony on Monday. The department’s furry new member is Xyrem, a Belgian Malinois, and is a certified drug sniffing dog. XTO Energy and Frio Capital Group teamed up to donate $19,000 to help ...

WLU Foundation Receives $25,000 Check from AEP for STEM Lab

West Liberty University Foundation received a gift of $25,000 from American Electric Power Foundation that will strengthen STEM education for its students. “We are extremely grateful for this generous gift and know it will allow our students to experience even more research opportunities ...

Foot Traffic Heading Back Downtown In Steubenville

At 23, Therese Nelson is far too young to remember Steubenville in its heyday, when the downtown was lined with shoppers and locally owned businesses. That hasn’t stopped her from dreaming big. “I want to stay here, near my parents, and I want all my siblings to stay here, too,” said ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8:12 a.m. Wednesday to 7:21 a.m. Thursday, officers handled 16 traffic stops, two accidents and two miscellaneous calls. THURSDAY At 7:21 a.m., Chapline Street, mutual aid. At 5:48 a.m., Chapline Street, out with subject. At 4:55 a.m., Eoff Street, ...

UMWA Miners Keep Youth Warm Around the Ohio Valley

Students can stay warmer at the bus stop, sled longer when the snow falls and better enjoy watching Christmas parades, thanks to the Winter Warmup for Kids. A program of the United Mine Workers of America Local 1473, Winter Warmup is providing 300 coats to children in need this year. The ...

Belmont County Girl Raising Rare Turkey

Harlee Owens is raising a turkey that could have walked out of an illustration of the first Thanksgiving. Her bird, Nugget, is a Narragansett turkey that made an appearance in September at the Belmont County Fair. Now about 6 months old, the turkey has been thriving at Yudasz Farms, even ...

Brooke County Courthouse Repairs Hit Costly Snag

An ongoing renovation project at the Brooke County Courthouse has run into some additional expenses. During Tuesday’s county commission meeting, Commissioner Stacey Wise explained additional funds would be needed for the lighting and tile replacement project, as not everything was included ...

Grotto in South Wheeling Decked Out for the Christmas Season

Photo by Heather Ziegler Ed Gorczyca is shown at the Polish-American War Memorial at 45th and Eoff streets in South Wheeling in the grotto of the former St. Ladislaus Church property. Gorczyca decorated the grotto for the Christmas season as he has done for many years. Visitors are welcome to ...