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Wheeling, Ohio County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 9:04 a.m. Saturday and 6:16 a.m. Monday, officers handled 35 traffic stops, four vehicle accidents and seven miscellaneous calls. MONDAY At 5:12 a.m., Elm Street, improper parking. At 2:35 a.m., National Road, suspicious activity. At 1:18 a.m., West ...

Nonprofit Offers Reward In March 2017 Stabbing Death in Steubenville

A nonprofit organization is offering a reward for information in the case of the stabbing death of a woman a year ago. Latoria Magsby, 26, who was from Chicago but living in Steubenville, was stabbed more than four dozen times in the early morning hours of March 26, 2017. She was found on ...

John Marshall High School Auto Repair Program Gets Careers Into Gear

Facing four challenging certification tests, two John Marshall High School students received certification from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence earlier this month. The four tests for certification cover: painting and refinishing, structural repair, non-structural ...

Wheeling Park High School Speech Team Individual Results

The Wheeling Park High School Speech and Debate team took home 10 first place awards while winning its 39th consecutive state championship last week. All 33 WPHS students participating came home with trophies or recognition. ∫ Katherine Leary: 1st place Impromptu; 2nd place Extemporaneous ...

Wheeling Hospital Offers Rehab Program for Peripheral Artery Disease

A supervised exercise program for patients with peripheral artery disease is now offered by Wheeling Hospital. Provided at the hospital’s Howard Long Wellness Center, the PAD program is the only one of its kind in the area. PAD is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries ...

Ohio County, Belmont County Property Transactions

OHIO COUNTY PROPERTY TRANSFERS ∫ Feb. 1 — David Croft to J.S.C. Properties, property in Wheeling for $250,000. ∫ Feb. 2 — Scott Naum to Jon Greer, property in Wheeling for $405,000. ∫ Feb. 5 — Lee Paull III to Paull Capital, property in Wheeling for $300,000. ∫ Feb. 5 — ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:14 a.m. Friday and 8:43 a.m. Saturday, officers handled 17 traffic stops and two accidents. Saturday: At 8:43 a.m., Eoff Street, suspicious person. At 8:41 a.m., Carmel Road, improper parking. At 7:02 a.m., Washington Avenue, false alarm. At 4:18 ...

Greyhound Denies Plan to Move Bus Stop Back to Wheeling’s Intermodal

Amid the ongoing controversy of the Greyhound bus stop in Wheeling, a spokeswoman for the company’s corporate office said there are no plans to return the station to the Robert C. Byrd Intermodal Transportation Center on Main Street. “We don’t have plans at this time to move to the ...

Marshall County Grand Jury Indicts 18

Eighteen people were indicted by the Marshall County grand jury, with violent and property crimes overtaking the previously prevalent drug crimes in the county. In contrast to previous terms of court, only three of the indicted were charged with drug crimes. Arson, sexual assault, and ...

Wheeling Police Addressing Crime at Mount Wood Overlook

Mount Wood Overlook in North Park is known for its spectacular view of the city, yet it also has been a troubled area, riddled with misdemeanor crimes ranging from underage consumption to drug use. “Over the past several months and years, misdemeanors like drinking and marijuana have taken ...

Trial Set for Mark Thomas in Embezzlement Case

The embezzlement case involving Belmont County Commissioner Mark A. Thomas will go to jury trial April 10 in Ohio County Circuit Court. Thomas has been indicted on one felony count of embezzlement by a fiduciary. According to the indictment, the alleged crime involves the estate of ...

Man Charged With Heroin Possession, Petit Larceny

A man is behind bars for allegedly possessing heroin after two parents made a 911 call about their daughter being in danger. Law enforcement officers arrested Travis Scott Ross, 39, of Wheeling on multiple charges, including possession of heroin, petit larceny and three counts of entering ...

Powhatan Point Murder Suspect to Return to Belmont County

A woman accused of using money taken from her stepfather’s bank accounts to pay another man to murder him is headed back to Belmont County to face charges. Meredith Broome, 35, also known as Meredith McLeod, appeared Thursday before Ohio County Circuit Judge James Mazzone and waived her ...

New Wellsburg-to-Brilliant Bridge Construction Could Begin This Summer

Construction of a bridge spanning the Ohio River between Brilliant and south of Wellsburg is expected to begin in mid-summer, according to Gus Suwaid, West Virginia Division of Highways District 6 engineer. Suwaid provided updates on the bridge and other road projects on Wednesday while ...

Warm Thanks for Volunteers at YSS Winter Freeze Shelter in Wheeling

As a way to thank the many individuals, churches, businesses and groups who have helped make the eighth Winter Freeze Shelter season successful, Youth Services System Inc. held a soup social at River City Restaurant Tuesday evening for volunteers and donors of the annual program. Since 2009, ...

Warrant Issued in Wheeling Gas Station Assault

The Wheeling Police Department issued a warrant for Stacey Davis, 33, of Wheeling, after she allegedly assaulted a woman at a local gas station late Sunday. Davis faces one charge of battery after allegedly hitting a woman who was with her daughter. Davis allegedly struck the woman with her ...

RosalieKimball Is Re-Elected As Wheeling Elks Exalted Ruler

Rosalie Kimball has been re-elected exalted ruler of Wheeling Elks Lodge 28. Kimball will serve a full year in office. Kimball is an employee of Altmeyer Funeral Homes. She is a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Church and has a son, a daughter and a grandson. Her husband, Martin, serves as ...

Wheeling, Ohio County and Moundsville Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 9:20 a.m. Wednesday and 7:50 a.m. Thursday, officers handled 14 traffic stops and four vehicle accidents. THURSDAY At 7:50 a.m., Lynwood Avenue, disorderly subject. At 3:36 a.m., National Road, suspicious person. At 2:03 a.m., South Wabash Street and ...

Chamber, EDA Set Goals in Revitalization Efforts

Members of the Wellsburg Chamber of Commerce and Brooke County Economic Development Authority have set several goals in efforts to revitalize the downtown Wellsburg business district. Plans were made Wednesday to identify owners of vacant buildings and lots who may work with the groups to ...