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Services Resume at Marshall County Health Dept.

Numerous services offered by the Marshall County Health Department will resume on July 1, after being interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. All clinics are by appointment, and visitors are to remain in their car and call 304-845-7840 ext. 101 to let staff know they have arrived. All visitors ...

Officials Eye 2021 for OSU Extension Construction

WOODSFIELD – Ohio State University Extension officials are hoping to construct a new office building in the coming year. Ohio State University Extension Associate Mary Jo Westfall said the office received approval from the Monroe County Board of Commissioners to set up a new fund for the ...

‘Bee’ Not Afraid

WEST LIBERTY – Short Creek United Methodist Church in Ohio County was abuzz last weekend with activity that included the West Liberty Volunteer Fire Department, a beekeeper and some brave firefighters. Trustees had been working on restoring windows at the Short Creek church that sits along ...

Steubenville Priest Who Impregnated Teen Defrocked

Henry Christopher Foxhoven, the Catholic priest who admitted impregnating a 17-year-old altar girl, has been defrocked. Foxhoven, 46, is serving 12 years in jail after pleading guilty in Athens County, Ohio in November 2018 to three counts of sexual battery. In March, Pope Francis decreed ...

Monroe Care Center Clear of COVID-19

WOODSFIELD – The Stellar Care Center in Woodsfield has announced it is now completely free of COVID-19 after fighting off the coronavirus for more than a month. Earlier this week, the senior living facility announced that all residents and staff of the facility now test negative for the ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Proud To Be A Reporter

As we wrap up the month of June, this will mark two years since I came on board your newspaper as your state government reporter, keeping you abreast of all the goings on underneath the golden (now-wrapped-in-plastic) dome. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the trade of journalism, ...

Democrats, Republicans Name Delegates to National Conventions

CHARLESTON — While the presidential nominees for both parties are set and the coronavirus pandemic creates complications, the executive committees for both the Democratic and Republican parties in West Virginia named delegates to the national conventions. The West Virginia Democratic Party ...

Wheeling Police Investigate DUI Crash

WHEELING — One person was severely injured in an early morning crash Sunday along National Road in the Fulton area of the city. At about 2:06 a.m. Sunday, police were dispatched to the 300 block of National Road for a single vehicle crash involving two people. The driver of the vehicle, ...

Wheeling PD Investigates Shots Fired In Elm Grove

WHEELING — The Wheeling Police Department is seeking information in a shots fired incident in the Elm Grove area of the city. Police were called to Kruger Street near Sycamore Avenue around 11:15 p.m. Saturday night for a report of several gunshots. No one was injured. Several shell ...

Wheeling Park Ice Rink Taking Shape

Crews both locally and from out-of-state worked to renovate the Wheeling Park Memorial Ice Rink as part of a $1.3 million renovation project. The rink is one of the most-used facilities at Wheeling Park, and the renovation work that began this spring will bring the rink, which was over 50 ...

Petition Asks OC Schools to Create Anti-Racism Plan

A petition asking for Ohio County Schools to create a “plan of action regarding anti-racism education and practices” surfaced on social media last week, and its backer is hoping to present it to the board of education soon. The petition was spearheaded by a local Wheeling Park alumnus. ...

Board Making Plans for September’s Belmont County Fair

Plans for the full Belmont County Fair are taking shape, but the fair board is undertaking considerable preparation and work to hold the beloved event this September during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Many issues were debated Thursday evening at the fairgrounds, where board members and ...

Administrative Team in Place at EORH

MARTINS FERRY — While work to get East Ohio Regional Hospital ready for patients is still underway, the facility’s administrative team is now in place. Bernie Albertini, chief operating officer, on Friday said the majority of the work being performed includes repairs to infrastructure. ...

Bellaire Kroger Cleaned After Two Workers Test Positive for COVID-19

BELLAIRE – After learning two of its workers contracted COVID-19, the Kroger grocery store in Bellaire recently received an extra cleaning in an effort to prevent further spread of the virus. “We’ve been informed by two associates at our Bellaire store that they tested positive for ...

Making Progress: Beams Installed on Fulton Bridge along I-70

Large steel beams continue to be delivered and hoisted into place to rebuild the westbound Fulton Bridge as Swank Construction crews move forward on the I-70 Bridges Project. A nine-month closure of westbound I-70 between the Oglebay Park/Exit 2A and 16th Street/W.Va. 2 South Exit began earlier ...

Follansbee Man Arrested After High-Speed Chase

BETHLEHEM – A Brooke County man faces felony charges after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase through two counties at more than 100 mph, which he later told arresting officers was “fun.” Around 4 a.m. Thursday, police say Brooke County deputies attempted to stop a driver for ...

Rescheduled Ohio County Clean-Up Dates Announced

WHEELING – What was previously a “spring clean-up” is now a “summer clean-up” as Ohio County has announced a revised schedule for county residents wishing to dispose of unwanted items. Coronavirus concerns forced the postponement of earlier dates, but it also gave people staying ...

Residents Warned of Ways to Prevent Mosquito-Borne Diseases

WHEELING – The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health are preparing for the potential return of mosquito-borne diseases West Nile virus and La Crosse encephalitis. As infection with West Nile virus and ...

Wheeling Park Pool Reopening

The Wheeling Park swimming pool was scheduled to reopen at 11 a.m. today after being closed for nearly three weeks. Park maintenance crews have been busy repairing areas of the pool shell over the past couple of weeks after spot painting didn’t cure and dry properly, causing park officials to ...

Wheeling Park Day Camp Returns

WHEELING – After initial uncertainty regarding whether summer camps could operate within social distancing guidelines, the Wheeling Park Day Camp opened to campers Monday. The camp’s opening was delayed until Gov. Jim Justice announced on June 8 that summer camps would be permitted to open ...