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Sears at Ohio Valley Mall in St. Clairsville Is Closing

Sears at the Ohio Valley Mall is expected to close this summer, said Joe Bell, Cafaro Co. spokesman. Bell said while the Cafaro Co. has been preparing for years for a possible closure of the store, they were somewhat surprised to learn the news. Initially, Sears said the mall store would be ...

Zoning Board Approves Variances for Haunted House, Two Houses

The city’s Board of Zoning appeals approved variances for a planned haunted house in South Wheeling and two other properties at its meeting April 16. The board unanimously approved a request to reduce the amount of required off-street parking for a building at 4302 Jacob St., where property ...

Scholarship Offered by Wheeling Parks & Rec, J.B. Chambers Foundation

Wheeling youth will now have better access to recreational activities thanks to a partnership between the city and the J.B. Chambers Foundation. Jesse Mestrovic, director of Parks & Recreation, explained that the foundation is providing funding that will help to defray the cost of summer ...

Nemacolin Castle Getting a Facelift

Workers on scaffolding at Nemacolin Castle in Brownsville loomed above the ground, repointing masonry on the east wing and front of the building — the side of this historic National Road landmark in Fayette County that faces the Monongahela River. “So far, it’s going good,’’ said ...

Push for I-68 Expansion in Marshall County Continuing

Bob Miller admits West Virginia’s secondary roads need immediate attention, but state officials still should move quickly to capitalize on opportunities and contacts made through the Trump administration if the expansion of I-68 to Marshall County is to happen in the future. A meeting with ...

Brooke Board of Education Reduces Central Office Workers

The Brooke County Board of Education listened to concerns regarding the reorganization of the central office during the Monday meeting, but agreed to reduce the number of workers. The board accepted Interim Superintendent Jeffrey Crook’s recommendation, by a 3-2 vote, for personnel changes ...

Grant Announced for Brooke, Hancock Counties by Gov. Jim Justice

WELLSBURG — Brooke and Hancock counties are receiving assistance in the development of broadband internet service in the area. During a press conference Monday at the Brooke County Courthouse, Gov. Jim Justice announced a $125,000 Community Development Block Grant to fund a joint study for ...

WHEELING CENTRAL PROM COURT

Photo Provided Wheeling Central Catholic High School’s 2019 Prom is set for April 26 at White Palace in Wheeling Park where the prom royalty will be crowned. This year’s prom court candidates include from left front, Kenadee Wayt, Marta Bos, Kaitlyn Ferns, Nicole Billie, Madelyn Tiu and ...

WHEELING’S KAIN CLUB CATCHES FIRE

Photo by Scott McCloskey No injuries were reported after Wheeling firefighters quickly extinguished a small fire late Monday afternoon inside a vacant structure located at the corner of 36th and Jacob streets in South Wheeling, which is the location of the former Kain Club. Firefighters said ...

Morrisey Warns of Social Security Scams Targeting Residents

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrissey is warning consumers of an effort by con artists who are posing as Social Security Administration workers and stealing personally identifiable information. The increasingly prevalent scam relies upon unsolicited phone calls and various excuses ...

Patrick Latos Music Scholarships Are Awarded to Wheeling Park Students

During the recent Wheeling Park Strings Orchestra concert, three highly talented musicians were awarded the Patrick Latos Memorial Scholarship. Robert Irvin, Vance Mazure and Emily Loh will continue to pursue their music training as they begin college studies this fall. These scholarships ...

Wheeling Heritage Taking Applications for “Show of Hands”

Entrepeneurs with business ideas for Wheeling will have the opportunity to present their plans at Wheeling Heritage’s next Show of Hands event in May. Through May 1, Wheeling Heritage is accepting applications for its “community-supported, crowd-funding” event that provides money for ...

Wheeling Rage 9U Team Scores Home Run in Community

Wheeling Rage 9U Baseball team in partnership with local business sponsors hit a home run in the hearts of charities right here in their own community. Over the last few months, the team prepared food baskets with blankets delivered them to the soup pantry, provided dog food for the animal ...

PROGRESS CONTINUES AT THE HIGHLANDS IN OHIO COUNTY

Progress continues to be evident at several different sites throughout The Highlands in Ohio County over the past few weeks as construction crews have been busy at various locations. Crews are pictured working at the new Taco Bell restaurant site, as the structure’s framing is beginning to ...

My Millionaire Can Beat Up Your Billionaire

Over the next 12 months, expect to see a pretty epic race between Gov. Jim Justice and former Department of Commerce secretary Woody Thrasher. I predicted in December that Thrasher was thinking about getting in, though I had no way of knowing which party he’d pick. I knew he was a Democrat ...

Ramp Festival Set for Mason-Dixon Park in Monongalia County

The ramp will get the star treatment once again at the 29th Annual Ramp Festival this weekend at Mason-Dixon Park in Monongalia County. The festival, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, promotes the tasty wild plant and will feature annual favorites such as ramp ...

Oglebay Park Good Zoo Treasure Hunt Attracts Dozens of Families

Despite dark clouds and scattered rain showers, Oglebay Park’s Good Zoo was brightened with the colors of the Easter season Friday morning as dozens of area families turned out for the facility’s annual Treasure Hunt. Dressed in brilliant colors, dozens of children walked with their ...