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Shadyside Man Shoots Teen; Police Say Incident Appears To Be Accidental

A man who apparently was involved in an accidental shooting Saturday had his day in court this week. Michael Christy, 27, of Shadyside, appeared in Belmont County Eastern Division Court on Tuesday. Belmont County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Kevin Flanagan said Christy faced a charge of ...

Ohio County Holding Rabies Vaccination Clinics This Month

Pet owners brought their dogs and cats to be vaccinated Monday at Madison Elementary School during the first of eight Ohio County Rabies Vaccination Clinic being held this week. Tom Oberdick, Ohio County’s Assistant Dog Warden, said pet owners do not have to be from Ohio County to take part ...

Ohio County Board of Education Swears In New Members

The Ohio County Board of Education welcomed two new members during a special session held Monday. Molly Aderholt and David Croft were sworn in by First Judicial Circuit Court Judge David J. Sims during the board’s reorganizational meeting held at the Ohio County Board of Education Office. ...

Wheeling Police Make Multiple Drug Arrests

Police are still searching for a person they said led them on a brief chase during one of four drug-related incidents over the weekend. The Wheeling Police Department said Monday that it issued an arrest warrant for Jermaine D. Smith, 25, of Detroit, Michigan, following a brief pursuit through ...

Bellaire Officials Say Things Are Looking Up

Things are looking up in the village Bellaire, but more work still needs to be done, village council members said. Village council has made strides during the last six months to get much-needed projects done, Councilwoman Nikki Liberatore said. She said some of those accomplishments include: ...

Wheeling Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:34 a.m. Sunday and 5:53 a.m. Monday, officers handled 18 traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and four miscellaneous calls. MONDAY At 6:21 a.m., National Road, overdose. At 4:14 a.m., Market Street, theft of jewelry. At 4:07 a.m., Chapline ...

Dock Dogs Will Make a Splash at Marshall County Co-Op in Moundsville

With Cabela’s not hosting the DockDogs event this summer, athletic pups and their owners will instead be drawn to the Marshall County Co-Op for their competition. Co-Op manager Dave Voithofer has been working with Marshall County Animal Rescue League co-founder Barb Scanlon and dog ...

Car Show Heats Up Heritage Port in Wheeling

Photo by Alan Olson Almost 100 classic cars were on display Sunday at the 2018 City of Wheeling Heritage Port Car Show. Twenty cars were recognized with best in show awards while many of their owners huddled under any scrap of shade available in the mid-afternoon sun.

WVU Alumnus From Wellsburg Gives $200K for Building

As CEO of American Campus Communities, Bill Bayless understands how learning and living environments shape the student experience. Bayless, an alumnus of the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics, is helping to shape that experience for business students. He and his wife, ...

Wheeling Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Sunday, officers handled 60 traffic stops, nine vehicle accidents and nine miscellaneous calls. SUNDAY At 5:18 a.m., Interstate 70 east, near weigh station, traffic pursuit. At 5:01 a.m., I-70, motorist assist. At 4:42 a.m., ...

Fourth of July Celebrations Planned in Ohio Valley Communities

From car shows to concerts, face painting to fireworks, the Ohio Valley is gearing up to celebrate the birth of this nation. The Fourth of July may fall on a Wednesday this year, but celebrations are planned today through July 8 at various venues. Pick your favorites or attend them all, but ...

Fireworks Safety a Must

The National Council on Fireworks Safety offers the following fireworks safety tips: - Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Save your alcohol for after the show. - Know your fireworks. Read the warning labels and performance descriptions before igniting. - Have a designated shooter organize ...

Citywide Moves to New Elm Grove Location

WHEELING — Citywide Insurance & Real Estate held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday at its new Elm Grove location at 2066 National Road. Citywide offers insurance & real estate services. It is an independent insurance agency that represents several carriers, such as Progressive; ...

Unity Center Launches Shoe Drive Fundraiser

BENWOOD — The Unity Center’s board of directors is conducting a shoe drive to raise funds for the center. The Unity Center will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently-worn, used and new shoes collected, as Funds2Orgs will issue a check for the collected shoes. That ...

Farmacy Helps Fill Need for Healthy Food in Wheeling

WHEELING — Wheeling Health Right has begun its third year of “Farmacy” on the clinic’s grounds at 61 29th St. The Farmacy is open to Wheeling Health Right clients from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays. The “prescriptions for produce” program has yielded positive health outcomes for ...

National Guard to Deploy To Baltic Region in Spring

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — About 450 National Guard troops from northcentral Pennsylvania will spend a year in Poland next spring as a means of countering Russian aggression in the Baltic states. Many of those soldiers went through training exercises in California and are attached to the 3rd ...

Heat Wave Forecast For The Ohio Valley

With a heat wave forecast to begin today, Ohio Valley residents may be planning ways to stay cool. For those who don’t have adequate air conditioning or the means to hit the pool, the Belmont County Emergency Management Agency has released a list of cooling centers located across the ...

Robert Klein Picked To Lead OUE

A new leader is taking the helm of the Ohio University Eastern Campus. Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Elizabeth Sayrs and Executive Dean of Regional Higher Education Bill Willan have appointed Robert Klein as interim dean of OUE, effective Sunday. Klein, an associate professor ...

Tractor-Trailer Rollover Knocks Out Power

The driver of a tractor-trailer escaped serious injury but left 88 customers without power Friday after the rig he was driving flipped over into Stone Church Cemetery and sheared off a utility pole. Wheeling firefighters extracted the driver from the rig that sported a Pennsylvania license ...

Grow Ohio Valley Mobile Market Back on the Road for Summer

The Grow Ohio Valley mobile farmers market will be back on the road starting Wednesday. Heading up the 2018 season is Maddie Sheinfeld, Grow Ohio Valley’s new food hub manager. Sheinfeld holds a master’s degree in food studies from Chatham University and served as an intern for the ...