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Costine Law Marks a Century in Business

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Small business owners of all types are grateful for whatever successes they are able to achieve during the coronavirus pandemic, but one local law firm has 100 years of living and working in the community to be thankful for. Three generations of attorneys have practiced ...

Wishing Well Gift Shop Celebrates Grand Opening in Martins Ferry

MARTINS FERRY – A former hospital gift shop has expanded and reopened in a new location in the city of Martins Ferry. The Wishing Well, which previously operated inside East Ohio Regional Hospital before the facility’s closure last fall, has reopened on Zane Highway. The shop, which ...

WVU Alumni Association President, CEO To Step Down

MORGANTOWN – The West Virginia University Alumni Association’s President and CEO will leave his post at the end of the academic year to focus on a new mission. Col. Sean Frisbee, USAF (Ret.), who also is vice president for alumni relations, will leave office on June 30, 2021, after more ...

Blood-Alcohol Level Deemed Admissible Evidence in Pa. Trial of Wheeling Man

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. – Blood-alcohol level is admissible evidence in the case of a West Virginia man charged with vehicular homicide while driving under the influence before the death of his son, a Washington County judge ruled last week. Jonathan Brook Gracey, 53, of Wheeling, was taken ...

Belmont Co. Sheriff Investigating Reported Death Near Barnesville

BARNESVILLE — Belmont County Sheriff David Lucas confirmed Thursday that his department is investigating an incident involving a “female victim” near Barnesville but provided few details. Unconfirmed reports received by The Times Leader late Thursday indicate that a woman was found dead ...

Saints and Sinners Score Big for Sled Hockey

WHEELING – The Circus Saints & Sinners recently gave a big boost to the West Virginia Hockey League in developing a new sled hockey program in Wheeling. The group presented WVHL officials with a $10,000 check to fund a program for sled hockey, a version of ice hockey designed for ...

State Auditor Issues Report On Bridgeport Finances

BRIDGEPORT – Ohio Auditor Keith Faber’s office issued findings following an audit of Bridgeport village finances in the wake of former mayor David Smith’s conviction and sentencing in August for theft in office. The state found multiple issues with village finances in recent years, but ...

Businesses, Residents Donate To St. Clairsville Food Pantry

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Community members continue to help those in need, particularly around the holidays during the surging coronavirus pandemic. About 20 people turned out Sunday to assist in filling trucks and vans with food donated by Riesbeck’s Food Markets, Walmart and residents. The ...

Franciscan Square Ice Rink Opens in Steubenville

STEUBENVILLE – Area residents wishing to ice skate will not have to travel out of the area to do so this winter. The Franciscan University of Steubenville cut the ribbon on a skating rink at Franciscan Square Tuesday, with several local officials in attendance. The rink, which community ...

AEP Foundation Gift Fuels WLU Distance Learning Project

WEST LIBERTY – The American Electric Power Foundation recently offered a super-sized helping hand to West Liberty University’s goal of enhancing distance learning at the university. AEP Foundation presented the WLU Foundation with a $25,000 donation to assist in West Liberty’s distance ...

Dimmeydale, Elm Grove Start Path To Historic Register

WHEELING – Dimmeydale and Elm Grove are the next Wheeling neighborhoods being targeted for recognition as national historic districts. Wheeling Heritage recently announced the two communities will be the subject of an upcoming architectural survey to determine whether they qualify for the ...

Section of Carmel Road Paved

Crews with NLS Paving of St. Clairsville pave a section of Carmel Road in the Edgwood section of the city Tuesday as part of the City of Wheeling’s 2020 paving projects.

City of Wheeling Institutes Food for Fines for 4th Year

WHEELING – Those in Wheeling who find themselves the owners of a $10 fine for an overtime parking violation once again will have a choice this holiday season in how to settle it. The city of Wheeling once again will accept a donation of five non-perishable food items in lieu of that $10 ...

Corner Grill & Bar in Triadelphia Hoping to Reschedule Free Dinner

TRIADELPHIA – The free Thanksgiving dinner at the Corner Grill and Bar in Triadelphia won’t happen as scheduled this afternoon, but the dinner’s organizers hope to hold the event at a later date. Mario Jewell, who was helping organize the dinner, said COVID-19 concerns ultimately led ...

Wheeling Police Investigating South Wheeling Stabbing

WHEELING – Wheeling Police are investigating a Tuesday morning stabbing in South Wheeling that left two people injured, one seriously. According to a department news release, police were called to the 3300 block of Jacob Street around 10:40 a.m. for a report of a man stabbed by a woman ...

Wheeling Hospital’s Off-Site COVID Testing Center Closed Thursday and Friday

WHEELING – Wheeling Hospital’s off-site COVID-19 testing center, located at the former Ohio Valley Medical Center, will be closed Thursday and Friday. The OVMC site will open again for testing Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and resume normal operations Monday. The testing center is open on ...

COVID Relief Helps City Reinforce Budget Stabilization Fund

Despite the economic impacts of the COVID-19, the city of Wheeling’s budget has remained fairly solid so far this fiscal year, and the city is prepared to keep finances in the black — even if another pandemic-related shutdown occurs. City leaders noted that, obviously, no one wants to see ...