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Ohio County Courthouse Work Progressing

WHEELING – Work to update the security area at the main entrance to the City-County Building in Wheeling is progressing, according to Ohio County Administrator Greg Stewart. Stewart updated commissioners on the work, telling them it is currently “about 30 percent complete.” He expects ...

Thalman Cited for Leaving Scene of an Accident

WHEELING – An early Sunday morning accident outside a Wheeling establishment led to city Vice Mayor Chad Thalman being cited by city police with leaving the scene of an accident. According to the Wheeling Police Department, officers were called to the parking lot outside Generations Pub ...

Davies Tops Incumbent in Martins Ferry Mayoral Race

MARTINS FERRY – The city of Martins Ferry has a new mayor — John Davies. According to unofficial vote totals, Davies beat out incumbent Mayor Robert Krajnyak in a 548 to 502 decision. Following Tuesday’s election, Davies said he would “always have an open door.” “I want people ...

Martins Ferry Five-Year EMS Tax Levy Approved

MARTINS FERRY – Martins Ferry voters on Tuesday approved a new 3-mill, five-year tax levy that will help continue operations for the Martins Ferry Emergency Medical Service. According to unofficial vote totals from the Belmont County Board of Elections, 559 voted in favor of the levy while ...

Health Dept. Implements Ohio Healthy Program

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – The Belmont County Health Department is implementing an Ohio Healthy Program grant with two local preschool facilities. Kelli Haney, health educator for the department, said she is “working with teachers to reduce screen time and develop healthier eating” among young ...

Board Game Creator Visits Bethany College, Discusses Path to Publication

BETHANY – The Bethany College Board Game Creator Seminar has a public event set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Bethany Memorial Church on Main Street. UnpubMini, a free EVENT BY Unpublished Game Network, allows attendees to help board game designers improve their games by playtesting ...

Fire Hydrant Damaged

Damaged occurred to a fire hydrant near the corner of 32nd and Jacob streets in South Wheeling around 9:30 a.m. Monday. It was reported a flatbed tractor-trailer, bearing a Florida license plate, stuck the hydrant, shearing it off at ground level. Only a small amount of water was spotted ...

Monroe County Engineer’s Office Hopes for New Trucks

WOODSFIELD – The Monroe County Engineer’s Office is hoping to receive a grant in the amount of $150,000 in order to aid in the purchase of multiple vehicles. Engineer Amy Zwick discussed the potential grant and a loan with the county commissioners at last week’s regularly scheduled ...

Bob Lewis Inducted Into GOP Hall of Fame

BETHESDA – Bob Lewis of Belmont was a guest of honor during the Oct. 28 Belmont County Republican Party Fall Dinner at Shepherd Farm, but he did not know it until he was inducted into the party’s Hall of Fame. Barb Bashline of Flushing, who was honored as a Hall of Fame inductee, ...

OVConnect Becomes Generation Wheeling

WHEELING – OVConnect, a local organization dedicated to attracting, retaining and advancing young talent in the Upper Ohio Valley, has partnered with Generation West Virginia to become the area’s local Generation affiliate. Now officially operating as Generation Wheeling (Gen WHG), the ...

From Math To Economics

Teachers were able to play off news a few weeks ago showing a major problem with teacher absenteeism as “teacher bashing” before leading up to the 2020 election. I’m unsure how they explain away the most recent national reading and math scores. According to test scores from the 2019 ...

Oglebay’s Annual Winter Festival Of Lights Begins Thursday in Wheeling

WHEELING — More than 300 acres of Oglebay’s landscape will come alive with twinkling light displays as the annual Winter Festival of Lights kicks off for the holiday season Thursday evening as park crews are working diligently now to set up displays and stringing lights. As thousands of ...

Christmas Cheer Sign Ups Due By Monday

BETHESDA — Project Manna Christmas will provide Christmas cheer for area families once again this year. The event is held at the Epworth Center, where families who might not otherwise have the means can enjoy a shopping experience to pick out supplies and toys. “We hold it every ...

Screening of West Virginia-Set Christmas Movie to be Held at The Highlands

TRIADELPHIA – A movie about an Italian-American family Christmas in West Virginia will be screened next week at The Highlands. “Feast of the Seven Fishes,” directed and written by West Virginia native Robert Tinnell, will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Marquee Cinemas, 150 Sims ...

YSS Opens Winter Freeze Shelter 1 Month Early for Women

WHEELING – Youth Services System Inc. will open its Winter Freeze Shelter at 87 15th St. a month early on Nov. 15, for women only. It will begin serving both men and women on the regular opening date, set for Dec. 15. Youth Services CEO John Moses said he recently learned about 40 women are ...

Ohio Valley Mall Welcomes Dunham’s Sports Store

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Sporting goods enthusiasts must wait no longer — one of the largest sporting goods chains in the nation held a grand opening Friday morning for its new location at the Ohio Valley Mall. A couple dozen employees and customers attended the Dunham’s Sports ribbon-cutting ...

Wheeling Hospital Earns ACR Reaccreditation

WHEELING – Wheeling Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology. MRI is a noninvasive medical test that utilizes magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of internal body ...

Drugs Dogs Sniff Out Wheeling Park High School

WHEELING – Canines with the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department sniffed out Wheeling Park High School Thursday while on a routine search for drugs. Students were called out of their classrooms for a time in the morning while the dogs did their work, but school officials say the disruption ...

Buckeye Local Teacher Charged with Sex Crimes

STEUBENVILLE – Authorities filed multiple charges Wednesday against a Buckeye Local School District teacher arrested Monday in connection with sex crimes involving male teenagers. County Assistant Prosecutor Jeffrey Bruzzese said Ronald S. Burkhead, 41, of 3169 county Road 15, Rayland, was ...

‘Joe Too Cool To Vape’ Lessons in Woodsdale

WHEELING – “Joe” who was once “too cool to smoke” is now also “too cool to vape.” Dr. William Mercer, Ohio County health officer, brought an enhanced anti-smoking, anti-tobacco and now anti-vaping message to students at Woodsdale Elementary School Wednesday. “We’ve been ...