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New Wheeling Human Rights Commission Member Sworn In

The Wheeling Human Rights Commission saw a change of face Tuesday, swearing in a new member at the first meeting run by its newly chosen chairman, Frank Calabrese. At the meeting, the commission swore in Rosemary Ketchum as a new member of the body. Ketchum has worked for the past five years ...

Hancock County Superintendent’s Contract Remains Up for Discussion

The future of Hancock County’s superintendent of schools will not be known publicly for another week, following a special meeting Monday of the Hancock County Board of Education. Following an executive session of two hours and 49 minutes, board members returned to announce no decision would ...

One Lane of Ohio 7 Open After Mudslide Near Shadyside

Work to remove debris caused by a mudslide along Ohio 7 in Shadyside is expected to resume today. Meanwhile, efforts to repair a major sewer line break in the city of Martins Ferry continues. The hill slide occurred over the weekend, forcing the closure of both southbound lanes of the highway ...

Repairs to City-County Building in Wheeling Get Boost From State

Ohio County is getting $100,000 to make the outside of the City-County Building look better. The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals announced that Ohio County is the recipient of a $100,000 grant from the State Courthouse Facilities Improvement Authority. The funding is to be used to ...

Wheeling City Council To Consider Lease of Property on Wheeling Island

Wheeling City Council today will consider leasing city-owned land on Wheeling Island to help the House of the Carpenter complete a $2 million construction project. Council will hold a public hearing at its meeting at 5:30 p.m. today on a plan to temporarily lease city-owned property, the site ...

Upgrades Coming to Epworth Park in Bethesda

The village of Bethesda is paving the way for residents to have a better place to enjoy outdoor recreation. Epworth Park, also known as the Garden of Oaks, in the center of Bethesda is in the process of upgrading and paving its walking trail and replacing bridges on the trail that cross the ...

Help Available for Suspended License Fees in Ohio

Ohioans with a suspended driver’s license have the opportunity to have their reinstatement fees reduced or forgiven and get back on the road. The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles began offering a fee debt reduction and waiver program on Jan. 31 for offenders whose driver’s licenses have been ...

Wheeling and Ohio County Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 9 a.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday, officers handled six traffic stops and four miscellaneous calls. SATURDAY At 9:54 a.m., Market Street, burglar alarm. At 10:07 a.m., Washington Avenue, loud subject. At 10:31 a.m., Lounez Avenue, improper parking. At ...

Scrappy Pappy’s Owner Aims to Make Friendly City More Recycling-Friendly

WHEELING — Recycling is Scott Ludolph’s passion. He’s spent years taking in Wheeling residents’ discarded junk — plastic, glass, cans, paper, metal— and processing it at his recycling center, Scrappy Pappy’s. The center, which might look like a junkyard to some, features a ...

Interactive Panel Discussion, ‘Just Work’ Set for Feb. 21

WHEELING — An interactive panel discussion, “Just Work,” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Center for Educational Technologies’ recital hall at Wheeling Jesuit University. The discussion will focus on the opportunities and challenges facing men and women seeking employment ...

Four Vying for West Virginia University Mascot Job

MORGANTOWN — The four finalists vying for the title to represent the student body as the 67th West Virginia University Mountaineer Mascot come from a variety of academic backgrounds and are involved in an array of extra-curricular activities. All West Virginia natives, they will compete ...

Councilmen Seek Pay Raises for All Workers

Councilman Gay Lucci on Friday said he wants to clarify his stance regarding potential pay raises for village employees. Lucci said he is not against giving pay raises to all of the village’s workers. However, he believes it would be better to first give a $1 per hour pay raise to the ...

City Seeking to Hire New Council Clerk

The city of Martins Ferry is seeking a new clerk of council to fill a pending vacancy following the planned resignation of the current clerk. The city is taking resumes until next Friday. During last week’s City Council meeting, in a letter to council members Council Clerk Laura Zupko ...

University Alumnus Al Roszczyk Builds Endowment with $25,000 Gift

West Liberty University alumnus and former basketball standout Al Roszczyk ‘80 will be honored for his recent $25,000 gift at the Saturday men’s basketball game when the Hilltoppers take on the Charleston Golden Eagles at 4 p.m. in the Academic, Sport and Recreation Complex. “We are very ...

Tentative Settlement Reached In Class Action Lawsuit

EQT Corp., the defendant in a class-action lawsuit against West Virginia landowners, reached a tentative $53.5 million settlement with the West Virginia landowners who filed the suit. The lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia in 2013, ...