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WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Monday to 8 a.m. Tuesday, officers handled 10 traffic stops, two accidents and three miscellanous calls. At 8:54 a.m., Kruger Street, utility problem. At 9:26 a.m., Edgington Lane, fraud. At 10:08 a.m., Eoff Street, follow up. At 10:15 a.m., ...

Steel Going Up For New Life Center in Martins Ferry

Passersby likely have noticed a new structure is rising into the sky on Zane Highway in Martins Ferry. The steel being erected is for Martins Ferry Christian Church and School’s new multi-purpose Life Center. A groundbreaking ceremony was held in June 2018 with work beginning a few ...

Woman Trapped In Drainpipe At Power Plant in Masontown, Pa.

MASONTOWN, Pa. — A Pennsylvania woman was pulled Monday morning from a drainpipe at the closed Hatfield’s Ferry Power Station in Greene County. Trooper Forrest Allison said Pennsylvania State Police are investigating how the 39-year-old woman got stuck in the pipe and how long she was ...

Former York Township Fiscal Officer Dawn Lee Sentenced To 10 Years

Dawn Lee, former fiscal officer for York Township and the York Water Authority will spend a decade behind bars for crimes including theft in office and tampering with evidence. Lee, 48, of Powhatan Point, entered pleas of guilty in March to two counts of theft in office and one count of ...

Wheeling Jesuit Students, American Electric Power Collaborate on Project

Students from the engineering program at Wheeling Jesuit University presented project results from the classes recent energy project to members of the senior team last month. Students worked over several semesters to track energy usage and the negative impact of using old florescent light ...

FITZSIMMONS FOUNDATION DONATES BLEEDING-CONTROL KITS TO SCHOOLS IN OHIO COUNTY

Photo Provided The Fitzsimmons Foundation recently donated bleeding-control kits to schools in Ohio County, and Ohio County Schools staff members received training at Triadelphia Middle School earlier this month. Pictured from left are Fitzsimmons Foundation representatives Sunni Fitzsimmons, ...

Wheeling Traffic Commission Speaks On One-Way Alley, No-Parking Designations

The city’s Traffic Commission approved changing a downtown alley’s one-way designation and other traffic requests at its meeting Wednesday. The body considered four requests for handicapped parking in front of residents’ homes and two requests for no-parking designations. The ...

Gov. Jim Justice And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

The pressure is mounting for Gov. Jim Justice, who was dealt several blows over the last week or so. I wrote about most of these issues over the weekend, so I won’t re-hash them all in great detail. You already knew about the vote of no confidence by the Kanawha County Republican Executive ...

WPHS Band Steps Up Amid Director’s Injuries

By JOSELYN KING Staff Writer WHEELING — The Wheeling Park High School Band stepped it up and marched to a successful season this year, though director David Alfred still limps alongside them following a series of serious injuries over the past two school years. Alfred was the victim in ...

Bank Honors Top Students From Tyler County, Paden City Schools

“Never stop raising your personal bar,” Peoples Bank Senior Vice President and Director of Risk Management Ann Helmick urged students being honored Tuesday, during the 41st annual Tyler County and Paden City Schools Academic Awards Ceremony. Helmick, praising students in grades 5-8, also ...

WVU President Gee To Speak at Annual Boy Scout Dinner

WHEELING — The Ohio River Valley Council Boy Scouts of America will host West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee as keynote speaker at its annualpartnership dinner. The event is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16 at Oglebay Park’s Wilson Lodge, Glessner Auditorium in Wheeling ...

The Health Plan Earns Five-Diamond Employer Award for Second Year in a Row

Wheeling — The Health Plan was awarded the Five-Diamond Employer award by the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce on April 10 at their annual human resources conference in Charleston. This is the second year in a row that THP has received this recognition for their commitment to employee ...

$13.5M Awarded to Modernize West Virginia Public Housing

Thirty public housing authorities in West Virginia were awarded more than $13.5 million in grants through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced Thursday. The funding from HUD’s Public Housing Capital Fund will help ...

St. Clairsville Police Chief Jeff Henry Under Internal Investigation

The city administration is investigating complaints against St. Clairsville Police Chief Jeff Henry. Both Henry and a council member confirmed that police officers have approached city leaders regarding Henry’s alleged treatment of personnel. “There was a complaint made against me by ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Thursday to 8 a.m. Friday, officers handled 20 traffic stops, three accidents and four miscellaneous calls. At 8 a.m., Kruger Street, assault and battery earlier. At 8:55 a.m., Joan Street, serve warrant. At 10:10 a.m., Edington Lane, civil ...