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Boo at the Zoo: Halloween Treat for Little Ones

WHEELING — Visitors to the Oglebay Good Zoo are encouraged to wear their favorite costumes and come visit trick-or-treat stations, select zoo animal exhibits, a spooky train ride and a Halloween-themed laser light show as part of this year’s Boo at the Zoo event. As zoo officials ...

National Fire Prevention Week Kicks Off Early in Wheeling

The Wheeling Fire Department is kicking off National Fire Prevention Week — which officially begins Sunday — a little early with department’s interactive fire safety house at Oglebay’s Good Zoo from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today during park’s annual “Oglebayfest” celebration. This ...

Fracking Noise Irks Residents in Bethany

While fracking has stopped for the season at the Sam Jones well pad in Bethany, local residents have complained of excessive drilling noise from the machinery at the site. City officials are hoping to work with Southwestern Energy to provide better relief from the noise, which Mayor Shirley ...

Interfaith Prayer Service Set For Oct. 8 at St. Michael Church in Wheeling

St. Michael Parish and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Wheeling will co-host an interfaith service to pray for families struggling with mental illness. The service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in St. Michael Church, 1225 National Road in Wheeling and all are welcome. This ...

Unified Bank Robbery Suspect Captured

BRIDGEPORT — A man suspected to have robbed Bridgeport’s Unified Bank in June has been captured. Bridgeport Police Chief John Bumba said Daryl Waychoff, 55, of Houston, Pennsylvania was arrested in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia on Wednesday. Waychoff was captured by the Preston ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Thursday to 8 a.m. Friday, officers handled nine traffic stops, six accidents and six miscellaneous calls. At 8:40 a.m., National Road, telephone harassment/threats. At 8:46 a.m., Hil-Dar Street, vandalism to vehicles. At 10:03 a.m., Chapline ...

Woodsdale Community Appreciating Outdoor Classroom

WHEELING – A new outdoor classroom at Woodsdale Elementary School provides students a place to do reading, math and science outside. But something else is happening there, according to principal Ashley Minch. “With this hot weather and this being a shady spot, it’s a nice addition,” ...

Nemacolin Castle Begins Popular Ghost Tours

BROWNSVILLE, Pa. – As the Halloween season approaches, Nemacolin Castle in Brownsville will once again offer its popular ghosts tours. The tours began Sept. 28 and will continue through October. Times are are 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays, 6 to 11 p.m. Saturdays and 6 to 10 p.m. Sundays through ...

Royalty Crowned, Fundraising Goal Surpassed During Bethany Homecoming

BETHANY – Bethany College crowned its royalty and announced the achievement of a major fundraising goal during its homecoming weekend festivities at Bison Stadium. Homecoming Queen Logan Mayhew, a psychology major from Morgantown, and Daniel Gibson, a social work major from Pittsburgh, were ...

Grave Creek Mound Celebrates 27th Annual Archaeology Day on Saturday

MOUNDSVILLE – Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, 801 Jefferson Ave., will feature special displays and activities in celebration of the 27th annual Archaeology Day from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The free program features hands-on activities that include making clay pots with artist ...

Historic Photos Illustrate Wheeling’s Growth

The role of photography in documenting Wheeling’s development was illustrated in a program Tuesday at the Ohio County Public Library. Coinciding with the presentation, a special exhibit opened in the library’s auditorium featuring photographs of the city taken by Dick Cress and his ...

Cameron High School Homecoming Court

Cameron High School’s Homecoming game against Paden City High School will take place at 7 p.m. Friday. During halftime, the 2019 Cameron High School Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned.

Murray Suit Against Ex-Wife Dismissed In Federal Court

Legal matters involving Murray Energy Vice President Jonathan Murray and allegations by his ex-wife that he sexually abused their adoptive daughter are now back in Ohio County Circuit Court. Melissa Saville filed an initial lawsuit against Murray on July 22 — just two days before a July 24 ...

Trinity Taking Up Clinics in St. C, Bellaire

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Trinity Health System on Wednesday announced it is keeping the former East Ohio Regional Hospital outpatient clinics in St. Clairsville open and also starting a new clinic in Bellaire. The spaces will open Oct. 28, hospital officials said. “Welcome to a new chapter of ...

Oglebayfest and Ohio County Country Fair this weekend

Oglebay Park landscaping crews prepare Tuesday for Oglebayfest and the Ohio County Country Fair, scheduled for this weekend. The festival opens at noon Friday, with the Phil Maxwell Artists’ and Gourmet Market located in Mansion Woods next to the Mansion Museum, offering crafts, food ...

Ohio County Hiring Paramedics, EMTs

Ohio County is seeking paramedics to join the county’s coming ambulance service. County Administrator Greg Stewart updated county commissioners Tuesday on the status of the prospective ambulance service. He said county officials are currently seeking to hire at least six full-time ...

Hearing For Sen. Maroney Continued Until End of Month

A preliminary hearing for state Sen. Michael J. Maroney on charges he solicited an alleged prostitute has been continued until Oct. 30. Maroney, 51, a Republican state senator from Marshall County and also a medical doctor, faces charges of conspiracy, house of ill fame and assignation and ...

Suspect Arrested Tuesday in Fairmont Man’s Death

A Monongahela, Pennsylvania man was captured Tuesday as a suspect in a cross-state crime spree that includes a murder in West Virginia, an attempted homicide in Washington County and making armed threats in Fayette County. A Pennsylvania State Police Special Emergency Response Team, assisted ...

Crane Collides With Footbridge Over Route 7

Emergency personnel responded to an accident on Ohio 7 outside Martins Ferry Friday in which a crane struck a footbridge over the highway. Martins Ferry Police Chief John McFarland said a semi-truck hauling a crane was heading north on Ohio 7 and struck the footbridge spanning the highway. ...

Bordas & Bordas Golf Classic Benefits Oglebay Foundation

For the second consecutive year, the proceeds from the Bordas & Bordas Amateur Golf Classic will benefit the Oglebay Foundation’s Access to the Parks program. Bordas & Bordas partner Scott Blass on Monday presented the Oglebay Foundation with a $10,000 check at the Crispin Golf ...