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Dashing All The Way

A young deer with velvet antlers dashes across W.Va. 88 in Wheeling earlier this week.

Weaver Named Bethany College V.P. of Advancement

BETHANY – Bethany College has announced that Lori Weaver is the latest vice president of advancement. “With her significant experience in fundraising at all levels, Lori will be a tremendous asset to Bethany College by engaging our alumni and advancing our rich history toward current ...

IC Care Offers Free Movie Night For Care Workers

WINTERSVILLE – Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, home care services with IC Care have seen a major spike and now the company wants to celebrate the hard work of all Ohio Valley state-tested nurse’s aides, certified nurse’s aides and home health aides. While it’s still not wise for ...

Barnesville Progressive Home Helpers 4-H Club Celebrates 100 Years

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – The Barnesville Progressive Home Helpers 4-H Club is celebrating 100 years of empowering young people to make positive changes in their community. The club and its activities were featured throughout the past week at the 4-H barn during the Belmont County Junior ...

A Beautiful Week in the Neighborhood

Weirton residents Dave and Nancy Turkaly enjoy the cooler temperatures while sitting outside the Market Cafe in the Centre Market section of Wheeling on Monday. Mostly sunny and cooler temperatures are expected through this weekend.

Walker Joins Bethany College as Its First Director of Diversity

BETHANY – Tahirah J. Walker has been hired to work as Bethany College’s first executive director of diversity, equity and inclusion. “Diversity, equity and inclusion are mission critical elements of Bethany’s work as a community,” she said. “I am excited to serve the students, ...

Wheeling City Council Returns to In-Person Meetings Tonight

WHEELING – Wheeling City Council will return to in-person meetings tonight for the second time since the COVID-19 pandemic forced officials to hold public meetings in a virtual setting online. City leaders began holding council meetings and other city meetings online this spring when state ...

Ohio County Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Nearly $350k From Her Employer

WHEELING – An Ohio County woman pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges accusing her of embezzling nearly $350,000 from her employer. Cindy Shearer, 58, of Clearview, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and one charge of filing false income tax returns in connection with her work as ...

Belmont County Junior Fair Comes to a Close

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – The Belmont County Junior Fair wrapped up its animal showing events Friday at the fairgrounds. While the COVID-19 pandemic dashed hopes for a full fair, the junior fair board and youth rose to the occasion and put on a successful event. Jenna Duvall of Barnesville was ...

Symphony Auxiliary Seeks Student Volunteers

WHEELING – The Wheeling Symphony Auxiliary is accepting students in grades 9 through 12 for its Student Volunteer Program. Volunteering for the symphony is a great way to help our community, gain good social experience, meet new people, and enjoy wonderful music! The auxiliary recognizes ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Let The Games Begin

Start the countdown, folks. We’re just 50 days away from the Nov. 3, general elections. Labor Day traditionally marks the official start of campaign season, so expect to see your TVs and radio bombarded with ads, your mailboxes full of mailers, and your streets lined with signs. According ...

Junior Fair Kids Show Off Their Animals in Belmont County

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Caelyn Crooks enjoys caring for and riding her palomino painted horse named Daisy. Crooks, 12, of Morristown, was among the hundreds of youngsters participating in junior fair competitions and auctions Thursday at the Belmont County Fair. The fair, which continues ...

Jefferson Health Board Fires Commissioner

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Board of Health fired Health Commissioner Nicole Balakos during a special meeting Thursday that left those in attendance with more questions than answers. The announcement, made by board chairman Terry Bell after an executive session that lasted nearly ...

Catholic Groups Seek Apology From Brennan and Removal of His Enablers

WHEELING — A letter addressed to the Most Rev. Mark Brennan, bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, from two groups representing lay Catholics seeks further action taken in the wake of disgraced former bishop Michael Bransfield’s ignoble resignation. The letter, which was sent ...

Weirton Sailor Remembered During ‘Lost 74’ Ceremony

WEIRTON – James Robert Baker was only 22 years old when a collision at sea between the USS Frank E. Evans and the HMAS Melbourne resulted in the loss of his life and those of 73 of his fellow American sailors. Wednesday morning, a memorial honoring the Weirton native and another West ...

Political Opponent Seeks Transparency in Sen. Maroney’s Trial Delays

MOUNDSVILLE – A newcomer to state politics has thrown down the gauntlet to his opponent in the November election by calling for transparency into the incumbent senator’s legal troubles for allegedly soliciting a prostitute. Josh Gary spoke before a small gathered crowd Wednesday morning ...

In The (School) Zone

A Wheeling police officer helps to direct traffic on National Road near Triadelphia Middle School this week as Ohio County Schools students returned to in-person classes for the first time mid-March.

Artworks Around Town on Display at Centre Market

People who haven’t seen the two special shows on display at Artworks Around Town in the Centre Markethouse’s upper building still have the rest of the month of September to view them. The Associated Artists of Hancock and Brooke Counties present a varied and colorful show full of bold ...

Man Arrested On Warrant Near Wheeling Creek

Wheeling police arrested an unidentified man wanted on an outstanding warrant Thursday afternoon near Wheeling Creek. Multiple officers chased the man and arrested him near 20th Street, witnesses said. Police did not identify the man or say why he was wanted.

President Trump’s Son Campaigns in Washington, Pa.

WASHINGTON, Pa. — The crowd erupted and motorcycle engines revved as Eric Trump, son of President Donald Trump, took the stage at the American Legion Post in Washington during a campaign stop Thursday afternoon. As the noise dimmed, the faint chanting of “Biden” could still be heard ...