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Prospects for Staging Dean Martin Festival in Steubenville Fading

STEUBENVILLE — With every day that passes, JoJo DiAlbert admits it feels less and less like the Dean Martin Festival will happen this year, though he’s not ready to throw in the towel. “I feel like it’s not going to happen, but I hope I’m wrong,” DiAlbert, the festival organizer, ...

Stonerise Long-Term Care Facility Resumes Visitation in Moundsville

As COVID-19 metrics improve throughout West Virginia, many medical and long-term care facilities have resumed in-person visits. The latest are the Stonerise facilities, which includes Stonerise Moundsville, the former Mound View facility. “We are approaching in-person visits with the same ...

Man’s Body Recovered From Ohio River in Wheeling

The body of an unidentified man was pulled from the Ohio River Thursday morning after being spotted by a pedestrian on the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. Police say the Ohio County 911 Center received a call at 9:45 a.m. from a passerby, who reported the body on the shoreline of the river. The ...

Cameron Man Accused of Molesting Girl Over Period of Years

A man accused of sexually abusing a young girl for years on end through her childhood, spent in his care, will have his preliminary hearing today. West Virginia State Police conducted several interviews with the alleged victim, now an adult, between October 2018 and April 2019. The woman, ...

Neidengard’s Owners Riding Into the Sunset

John and Kim Neidengard said preparing for the Feb. 27 closing of their 115-year-old family business is a bittersweet experience. After selling Harley-Davidson motorcycles and related gear to hundreds of area residents, they are looking forward to spending more time riding together on the ...

West Virginia’s COVID-19 Outlook Keeps Brightening

West Virginia’s outlook on the Department of Health and Human Resources COVID-19 alert map continued to look good Wednesday. None of the state’s 55 counties were in the map’s highest-risk category and less than a fifth were in the second-highest-risk category. There were no red counties ...

Mistrial Is Declared in Brooke County Sex Abuse Case

A trial for a Wellsburg man accused of the sexual abuse of a child was declared a mistrial after its intended jurors heard opening arguments from attorneys on both sides Tuesday afternoon. Returning from a lengthy break, the jury was prepared to hear from the first witness in the trial for ...

Rent, Utility Assistance Could Be on the Way for Marshall County Residents

Local residents can expect to see assistance with their rent and utility bills in the coming months, thanks to a grant to the city and Marshall County. At Tuesday evening’s council meeting, City Manager Rick Healy said the city had received a $250,000 grant from the W.Va. Development Office ...

Wheeling Motorists Can Expect Delays on McColloch Street/Pennsula Off-Ramp

WHEELING -- Motorists traveling the McColloch Street/Peninsula off-ramp from W.Va. 2 North may have experienced slight delays over the past couple of days as Swank Construction crews continue removing sections of concrete deck above the roadway as part of the ongoing I-70 Bridge Project in Ohio ...

Marshall County Reports 62nd COVID Death

The Marshall County Health Department reported one new COVID-19-related death in its Tuesday night report, the 62nd such death since the pandemic began. Tuesday’s reported death was that of a 79-year-old man hospitalized at the time of his passing. The county also reported 16 new ...

Moundsville Firefighters Honored Saving Lives

MOUNDSVILLE — Three members of the Moundsville Fire Department were recognized by city council for applying life-saving CPR to a pair of patients. At Tuesday’s council meeting, firefighter Howard Henry III and firefighter/EMT Justin Williams, along with fire chief and paramedic Gary ...

‘Little Library’ Coming To Cameron Elementary

CAMERON — Little readers at Cameron Elementary are about to get their own “little library” and an outdoor collection of books they can access while learning remotely. The cabinet to house the library has already been constructed, and will be installed once a location has been ...

Free Tax Help Available Again at Ohio County Public Library

The year 2020 was taxing for many, but local residents can get free help on their 2020 tax return again this year from a volunteer group working out of the Ohio County Library. Tax preparers providing services to Volunteer Income Tax Assistance are available this tax season, though there ...

Ohio Looks To Strengthen Distracted Driving Laws

In an effort to make the roadways safer for travel, Gov. Mike DeWine introduced the “Hands-Free Ohio” provision in his Executive Budget proposal that would strengthen distracted driving laws. The provision would make handling any electronic wireless device while driving a primary offense ...

Ohio Valley No Stranger to Major Snow Events

The frequent snowstorms the Ohio Valley has dealt with this winter likely brings back memories of past blizzards experienced by many people in the region. One such infamous storm talked about recently on social media is the “Blizzard of 1978.” The Ohio State Highway Patrol recently ...