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COVID-19-Related Assistance Is Now Available in Marshall County

MOUNDSVILLE — Marshall County residents seeking aid with delinquent bills as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible for reimbursement through a federal grant. The Marshall County and Moundsville Emergency Payment COVID-19 Assistance programs provide financial assistance to ...

Special Wheeling Police Department Operation Nets 15 Arrests

WHEELING — A three-week special operation during March curbed multiple drug-related issues on Wheeling Island, the Wheeling Police Department announced Friday. The operation netted 15 arrests, many wanted from other jurisdictions, 17 criminal citations, 70 traffic stops, 23 consensual ...

K-9 Jersey on Duty at Belmont County Courthouse

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Jersey, the Belmont County Sheriff’s Department therapy K-9, and handler Jennifer Yuhase did the county proud when they attended training at National K-9 in Columbus. Now 2 1/2 years old, the St. Bernard has been a welcome presence at the courthouse. Regular training of ...

River’s Edge Restaurant Is Back in Business in Downtown Wheeling

WHEELING — Months after the COVID-19 pandemic forced its closure in November, the River’s Edge threw open its doors Wednesday, reopening to better days. The riverside restaurant closed Nov. 14 as the pandemic entered its worst spike, but general manager Debi Showalter said the ...

Route 88 BBQ & Brew Celebrates Grand Reopening at Oglebay Park

WHEELING — Now in its third season at Oglebay Park, Route 88 BBQ & Brew recently celebrated its grand reopening, just in time for outdoor dining. Located at the Par 3 driving range off WV 88, Route 88 BBQ & Brew is serving up house-smoked BBQ from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m, Wednesday ...

Wheeling University Names Top Grads

Kayla Smith of Shadyside has been selected as valedictorian of Wheeling University’s Class of 2021 valedictorian, President Ginny Favede announced Friday. Megan Mangia of Columbus, Ohio, is the class salutatorian. Having earned the highest grade point average in the class, Smith, an ...

Ormet Retirees To Meet

HANNIBAL — The Ormet Retirees Club Local 5724 will have its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. May 11 at the Old Hannibal grade school on Ohio 536. Social distancing requirements will be in effect, and mask will be required to enter the building. All Ormet retirees are welcome. Coffee and doughnuts ...

Ohio University Eastern Sends Off Class of 2021

The 2021 graduates of Ohio University Eastern left school with a message of encouragement and lessons in adaptability gained during the coronavirus pandemic. Angie Woods, executive director of the Augusta Levy Learning Center and a 2007 graduate was the keynote speaker. She said graduates ...

Ohio County Reports 86th COVID-19 Death

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department reported a new COVID-19-related death for the second straight night Thursday. That brought the county’s total to 86 related deaths since the pandemic began. The department also announced 13 new positive COVID cases in its Thursday night update, ...

Marshall County Family Resource Network Summer Food Drive Returns for 6th Year

For the sixth year, the Marshall County Family Resource Network is launching its “Hunger Doesn’t Take A Summer Vacation” food drive, and again donations will be taken virtually. The food drive aims to assist food pantries, soup kitchens and other food assistance programs that benefit ...

Senator Joe Manchin To Deliver Bethany College Commencement Address

Bethany College will return to in-person commencements in May, and the senior United States senator from West Virginia will be on hand to help celebrate. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., will deliver the commencement address at Bethany’s ceremony, at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 8, at Bison Stadium. The ...

Ohio County Officials Report 85th COVID-19 Death

The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department reported one new COVID-19-related death in Ohio County in its Wednesday night update. That marked the 85th such death in the county since the pandemic began. The department also announced eight new positive COVID cases in the county as of Wednesday ...

Summer Band Instruction Will March Forward in Ohio County Schools

Middle school band directors in Ohio County Schools don’t want students to miss a beat due to an instruction year when COVID played the dominant tune. The band directors are striking up a middle school band program this summer for rising seventh and eighth grade band members. The program is ...

Bellaire Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Loses Home in Blaze

A Bellaire assistant fire chief’s house on Fulton Hill Road was a total loss after a fire Tuesday and friends and neighbors are taking up a collection to help the family of six. Assistant Fire Chief Tim Bell of the Bellaire Volunteer Fire Department was on site looking over the shell of the ...

Clayton, Haught Honored as Marshall County’s Stars

Two of Marshall County’s standout school employees were recognized for their efforts Tuesday, as Julia Clayton and Heather Haught were named as the county’s Service Personnel of the Year and Teacher of the Year, respectively. Clayton, cafeteria manager at Glen Dale Elementary, was ...

West Virginia To Resume Using Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine

Following a two-week pause in use, West Virginia will resume using the Johnson & Johnson version of the COVID-19 vaccine as part of its arsenal against the virus, Gov. Jim Justice announced at his Monday briefing. Use of the J&J vaccine was put on hold nationwide on recommendation from ...