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Arrest Made in Connection With Nighttime Burglaries in Steubenville

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department took into custody a city man in connection with the break-in of two businesses. Deputies were called at about 2:15 a.m. Monday about an alarm call at Buch’s Truck Stop, 828 Kingsdale Road, Pottery Addition. A rear door was found open, and a truck ...

Grand Vue Park in Moundsville to Host ‘Once in a Blue Moon’ Event

The owners of SMART Centre Market will provide the public an opportunity to view two of the three components of a rare astronomical event that hasn’t occurred in the Western Hemisphere in over 150 years called a “super blue blood moon,” during a free viewing event this evening at Grand ...

Glen Dale Residents Seek Help for Collapsing Bridge

Marshall County residents flocked to the county commission Tuesday morning for an update on a collapsing bridge in Glen Dale, just behind St. Jude Park. Commissioners met with representatives from the West Virginia Conservation Agency and the West Virginia Natural Resources Conservation ...

South Korean Firm Joins PTT Global In Cracker Project

Yet another Asian firm is now involved in the process to bring a multi-billion-dollar ethane cracker to Belmont County, as South Korea’s Daelim Industrial Co. joins Thailand’s PTT Global Chemical. With an estimated price tag of up to $6 billion, progress seems to continue on the massive ...

Wheeling Resident Peter Hankish Pleads Guilty to Gun Charges

A Wheeling man found with drugs and weapons in his Elm Grove home in April pleaded guilty to federal charges in U.S. District Court Tuesday. Peter “Pete” Kahil Hankish II, 43, was indicted on one count of unlawful possession of a firearm and one count of possession with intent to ...

Wheeling-Bound Pilot Makes Emergency Landing in Pa.

UNIONTOWN, Pa. — A pilot who escaped from his plane with minor injuries Monday evening was on a flight from Martinsburg, W.Va. to Wheeling, according to Federal Aviation Administration officials. The pilot, Csaba Ladislao Magassy, of McLean, Va., contacted the FAA when the engine of his ...

Former Belmont County Deputy Turns Himself In to Police

Robert Roberts, 45, of Lansing, turned himself in and faces charges of domestic violence and cruelty to animals. Belmont County Sheriff David Lucas reported that his office received a video last week that allegedly shows Roberts assaulting a woman and a dog in Lansing. He said detectives ...

Neighbor’s Cameras Help Identify Moundsville Burglary Suspect

A police investigation sparked earlier in the month was brought to a close Monday evening when police successfully identified a suspect in a home invasion case, thanks to surveillance footage from neighbors. On Jan. 10, police responded to a call from a Seventh Street address in Moundsville. ...

Wheeling, Belmont County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:48 a.m. and 11:13 p.m. Monday, officers handled 19 traffic stops, two vehicle accidents and one miscellaneous call. MONDAY At 11:12 p.m., 15th Street, disorderly adult. At 11:11 p.m., Market Street, disorderly adult. At 10:53 p.m., Eoff Street, ...

Moundsville Store Employees Wary After Three Robberies

While Loading Zone manager Jennifer Johnson said the employee who was threatened at knifepoint last weekend remains rattled, officials are working to increase security options at the Moundsville gas station in the wake of a third robbery in a few years. With numerous security cameras ...

Special Disney Wish Granted to Area Child

Seven-year-old Cooper Aberegg thought he was attending a cookie decorating party at a nearby bakery, but he walked into a wish-come-true trip to Walt Disney World. The surprise was organized by the A Special Wish Foundation, with the reveal held at Tina’ Sweet Celebrations in Martins Ferry ...

Wheeling Police Investigating Possible Home Invasion Call

The Wheeling Police Department will continue investigating a report of a home invasion in the 100 block of Oakland Avenue in the Springdale section of Wheeling. Monday afternoon at about 3 p.m., a teenage boy called police to say he encountered an intruder inside his home upon his return home ...

Martins Ferry Teen Convinced Cancer Diagnosis Saved Her Life

In a speech to her classmates, Samantha Eimer revealed that she believes her cancer diagnosis actually saved her life. Eimer, a student at Martins Ferry High School, was diagnosed last fall with Stage 1A Hodgkins lymphoma. She has since completed her chemotherapy treatment and now is ...

Ohio Rep. Jack Cera of Bellaire Seeks Another Term in House

Ohio Rep. Jack Cera, D-Bellaire, is filing petitions for re-election to the 96th District of the Ohio House of Representatives. “Too many people in our community feel forgotten, and I have worked hard with Democrats and Republicans alike to change that,” Cera said. “I’ve taken on ...

Marshall County Property Transactions

MARSHALL COUNTY PROPERTY TRANSFERS ∫ Dec. 1 - William Kranitz to Thomas and Samantha Croft, property in the Cameron district, $16,000. ∫ Dec. 1 - Evelyn Roth to Jennifer and Joshua Bonar, property in the Union district, $100. ∫ Dec. 1 - Evelyn Roth to Christopher and Amy Gockstetter, ...

Martins Ferry Schools Plan for Making Up Days

When winter weather rolls around, students in the local area eagerly wait for the alerts that seem to bring joy to all — the announcement that their school has been closed due to the weather, giving them an extra day to sleep in, play in the snow and not have to worry about school. But some ...

Jefferson County Court Clerk Releases December Report

Jefferson County Clerk of Courts John A. Corrigan Jr. has released his monthly report for December: Auto Title Department ∫ Vehicle Fees and Taxes — County — $27,254.82; State — $514,150.49; Total — $541,405.31 ∫ Watercraft Fees — $165.52 ∫ Miscellaneous Fees — ...

Belmont County Health Department Promotes Cervical Cancer Awareness

With January designated as Cervical Health Awareness Month, the Belmont County Health Department is offering recommendations on ways to prevent cervical cancer. Each year, more than 11,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer. The human papillomavirus is a common infection that ...

Counting Wheeling’s Homeless

WHEELING — A combination of escalating housing and utility costs, low-wage jobs, drug addiction and other problems left about 105 people in Ohio County without roofs over their heads last year, according to the Greater Wheeling Coalition for the Homeless. Now, Executive Director Lisa ...