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Construction Of Splash Pad Underway

MARTINS FERRY — Martins Ferry’s swimming pool is receiving an upgrade with construction of a new splash pad set to open next week. Mayor John Davies announced Monday that workers had begun constructing the new recreation area with completion expected Thursday. Residents will be able to ...

Brooke Sheriff Hospitalized After Being Struck By Vehicle

WELLSBURG — Brooke County Sheriff Rich Beatty was transported for evaluation at a local hospital after his police truck was struck by another vehicle on U.S. Route 22 Tuesday afternoon. The sheriff’s department said Beatty had been dispatched to the highway between the Main Street and ...

American Queen Makes Its Way Through Ohio Valley

The American Queen, the world’s largest steamboat, comes into port Saturday in Marietta. The steamboat, which spans 418 feet, traveled along the river through the Hannibal Locks & Dam later that night. (Photo Provided)

Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston Offering Tuition Assistance Program

Families of students in the 24 Catholic schools across West Virginia now have another chance to receive help with tuition. The Most Rev. Mark Brennan, Bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, has announced the establishment of a third phase of tuition assistance available to both ...

Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack Makes Donation To Madison Elementary

Madison Elementary School is again the recipient of “spare change” left this summer by patrons and employees at the Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack. Track officials on Monday presented Principal Andrea Trio with a check for $4,276.72. Much of the money came from guests at the ...

Bellaire Village Administrator Post Is Still Vacant After 14 Months

Bellaire Village Council continues its search for a new village administrator more than a year after its former employee retired. The topic was discussed during last week’s meeting. Clerk Mary Nixon said the village had not received any new applications from interested parties. She said ...