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DHHR Data Shows Slight Decrease in W.Va. Drug Overdoses

CHARLESTON — On the heels of a major federal grant award to combat opioid abuse, Gov. Jim Justice announced that the state saw a slight decrease in drug overdoses in 2018. The information comes from preliminary data from the state Department of Health and Human Resources. According to their ...

Decision Expected Soon Over St. Clairsville Water

City leaders during their meeting next Monday may be looking at two choices for the future of water and wastewater service: whether to sell the aging system to the privately-owned Aqua Ohio, or to seek options for continued local control. “By our meeting Sept. 16, hopefully … all ...

McKinley Architecture and Engineering Experiencing Growth

McKinley Architecture and Engineering continues to build momentum by announcing that two new major projects have been awarded to the firm in addition to multiple regional projects added this year. To support this growth, the team has grown by more than 30% and added new roles to help channel ...

Wheeling Park High School Getting Industrial Laser

An industrial laser is on its way to Wheeling Park High School. Ohio County Board of Education members during their meeting Monday night approved the purchase of the technology from Boss Lasers of Sanford, Florida. The $15,959 cost through a CTE Modernization Grant received by Ohio County ...

Mobile Medical Unit to Visit Wheeling, Weirton

West Virginia Northern Community College will host a Community Medical Mobile Unit on its Wheeling and Weirton campuses for five dates in the coming months. The mobile unit provides an array of services for both men and women, including testing for sexually transmitted diseases, annual exams, ...

The Democratic Bench

So, looks like U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., won't run for governor in the Democratic primary in May 2020 after all. I should have stuck with my instinct months ago that he wouldn't actually run just like he did in 2016. The problem is I thought for a time he really was going to do it. My ...

Enjoying Heritage Port

Rick Shaddeau of Wheeling frequently enjoys visiting Wheeling’s Heritage Port with his pet Chihuahua “Socks.” Wearing matching black caps, the two were pictured this past weekend sitting in a shaded area during the Vintage Raceboat Regatta.

Fighter Jet Piloted by Wheeling Native To Touch Down at Ohio County Airport

WHEELING — A Wheeling native will return to the Friendly City this week not by highway or airline, but rather piloting a fighter jet. Maj. Jonathon “Cliffy” Alberts of the Maryland Air National Guard plans to land an A-10 Thunderbolt II at the Wheeling-Ohio County Airport on Thursday ...

Belmont County Fair Is a Tradition for Generations of Local Families

For many local people, the Belmont County Fair is a yearly tradition that continues through many generations. The 170th annual fair is underway and continues throughout the weekend with a variety of livestock showings. Friday’s fair events began with the Jr. Fair Dairy Show and the ...

Main Street Bank to Sponsor Upcoming Fantasy in Lights Parade in Wheeling

The city’s annual Christmas parade has a new sponsor, the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday. This year’s Fantasy in Lights Parade, which will kick off the holiday season in Wheeling on Nov. 22, is sponsored by Main Street Bank. “We are thrilled to have Main Street ...

Wheeling Urban Deer Hunt Begins Saturday

WHEELING — The City of Wheeling announced its 2019 Urban Deer Hunt, in accordance with West Virginia Division of Natural Resources regulations, will begin Saturday and continue through Dec. 31. There also will be a special Urban Deer Hunting Season from Jan. 13-31. Permits to participate ...

Special Party Planned for Special Child

This Saturday, it’s time to head to Epworth Park and party like you’re turning 9. That’s exactly what Jacob Murphy of Belmont plans to do — but he has no idea just how special his birthday party is going to be. It’s a surprise for Jacob, and everyone is invited to join him as he ...

Road Work Reminders Issued

OHIO COUNTY: * Interstate-70 is restricted to one lane in each direction, between milepost 13 and the West Virginia/Pennsylvania State Line now through Oct. 11 due to Tunnel Ridge long wall mining activity occurring under the interstate. The speed limit is reduced to 45 mph. This will ...

2019 Belmont County Fair

The 2019 Belmont County Fair officially kicked off Wednesday with the opening ceremony scheduled for noon at the Robinson Stage on the fairgrounds near the Belmont County Carnes Center near St. Clairsville. Tuesday was a day filled with plenty of work and fun, as many participates and ...

Commissioners to Consider Alternative Bid for Monroe County Care Center

The future of the Monroe County Care Center remains uncertain, but commissioners plan to move forward with its sale. Jerusalem resident Carson McCurdy met Tuesday morning with the Monroe County Board of Commissioners to discuss the county-owned facility’s impending sale. McCurdy previously ...

Hurricane Evacuees Offered Free or Discounted Lodging in W.Va.

Coastal residents in the path of Hurricane Dorian who need to evacuate their homes are being offered free, temporary lodging at Oglebay Park this week. Herb Faulkenberry, vice president of sales and marketing at Olgebay, said they already have 11 families staying at the lodge. Rooms will be ...

Police Roundups

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Tuesday to 8 a.m. Wednesday, officers handled six traffic stops, two accidents and four miscellaneous calls. At 8:43 a.m., Ivy Avenue, animal complaint. At 9:44 a.m., North Erie Street, trespassing. At 9:44 a.m., National Road, counterfeit ...

Civil War Veterans Remembered at Brooke Cemetery

WELLSBURG — Civil War re-enactors and area residents gathered Monday at the Brooke Cemetery to honor four Civil War soldiers who made their home in Wellsburg following the war. “That so called ‘civil’ war,” Ruby Greathouse from the Brooke County Museum and Cultural Center said. “I ...