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Fitness Center Coming to The Highlands Sports Complex in Ohio County

A 12,000-square-foot fitness center will be the next amenity coming to The Highlands Sports Complex, and work on the project is about to start. The center’s most prominent feature will be an outdoor terrace, said Greg Stewart, manager of The Highlands. The terrace will serve as a place for ...

Despite Pandemic, Ohio Valley Trail Partners Still Pedaling Away

While the pandemic has created challenging times for the Ohio Valley Trail Partners organization, it continues advocating for local trails in Ohio Valley communities through its fundraising efforts. The organization’s fundraising has enabled it to maintain and improve the region’s ...

Leadership Roles Shift at WVU Health System

Leadership roles are shifting in the northern markets of the West Virginia University Health System, following a Friday announcement. WVU Medicine Reynolds Memorial Hospital will have its first chief operating officer, as Tony Martinelli — senior administrator and assistant vice president ...

Arrest on Wheeling Island Leads To Felony Drug Charges

WHEELING — A Cleveland, Ohio, man faces felony drug charges after his arrest during a Wednesday traffic stop on Wheeling Island, the Wheeling Police Department said. According to WPD, at around 10:35 p.m. Wednesday, police pulled over a vehicle around Zane and N. Broadway streets. When ...

Martins Ferry Mayor John Davies: Bright Future Ahead for City

MARTINS FERRY — For Mayor John Davies seeing the reopening of East Ohio Regional Hospital was just a jumping-off point to a brighter future for the city of Martins Ferry. The day EORH reopened after being shut down since September 2019, Davies celebrated on his Facebook page, noting that ...

Sharing Some Love: St. Clairsville Officials Spread Valentine’s Day Cheer

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The city and its police department delivered Valentine’s Day wishes to local businesses and individuals who might be alone or suffering hardship during the holiday. Officer Greg Clark and Ann Marie McConaghy of St. Clairsville, the mayor’s niece, visited elderly ...

Niche.com Recognizes Wheeling University for Value

WHEELING — Wheeling University has been named the Best Value College in West Virginia by Niche.com – the second collegiate ranking and review service this year to make this distinction. “Once again, a national ranking service is recognizing Wheeling University for what so many already ...

Jefferson County Commissioners Address Issues With Smithfield Sewer Takeover

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners received correspondence from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, and among the projects included was the ongoing back-and-forth discussion concerning the Smithfield sewer system. The county was asked by the OEPA to take over the system ...

Richardson Joins Trinity Health System Leadership Team

STEUBENVILLE — Dwayne Richardson has been named as president of Trinity Health System’s Twin City Medical Center in Dennison, officials announced Thursday. Richardson, a Philadelphia native, also will be responsible for the health system’s overall outpatient services in all outlying ...

Longtime Monroe County Auditor Pandora Neuhart Set To Retire

WOODSFIELD — Monroe County will soon say goodbye to Auditor Pandora Neuhart, who announced her plans to retire early next month. Due to ongoing health issues, Neuhart said she has decided to retire from the office she’s held for more than 20 years. “I’ve had a lot of health issues ...

Uniontown Man To Stand Trial Over Capitol Attack

The Kentucky man accused of pepper spraying police officers during the Jan. 6 insurrection texted an acquaintance afterward that he “got some of their blood, and (was) proud of it” during the attack on the U.S. Capitol, according to evidence presented at his preliminary hearing ...

Martins Ferry Firefighters Receive Training on How To Save One of Their Own

Firefighters learn how to save civilians from burning structures, but what happens if one of their own needs saving? There is no one to call for help. They must do it on their own. With that in mind, the Martins Ferry Volunteer Fire Department’s Liberty Engine 3 and Ladder 1 companies ...

Wheeling Park High School Honored for Behavioral Outreach

Wheeling Park High School has earned recognition from a state agency for its behavioral outreach efforts to students. WPHS has been named a 2020 West Virginia PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) Spotlight School by the West Virginia Behavior/Mental Health Technical ...

Marshall County Schools Dealing With Lack Of Hands-On Time

The COVID-19 pandemic has kept students from completing hands-on learning, but the class work continues regardless. At Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting, Marshall County’s CTE and Adult Education Director Scott Varner spoke to the board regarding the recent landscape of its programs. ...

Wheeling Health Right Fundraiser To Crown Valley’s Best Wings

Chicken wing aficionados can get their fix and help crown the top wing in the Ohio Valley, all for a good cause. Wheeling Health Right is holding its new fundraiser, JUST WING IT!, featuring local restaurants that will present their wings in five categories to area judges. Those judges will ...

Wheeling Park Victory Rally at Ohio Valley Mall Delayed by Weather

Due to the weather, the Ohio Valley Mall has postponed its victory rally that will honor student athletes from Wheeling Park High School. The event was set for yesterday, but at the request of the school administration it was postponed. The event will now be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in the ...

Drier, Colder Weather in Weekend Forecast for the Ohio Valley

As Ohio Valley residents continue digging themselves out of several days of snow, the forecast becomes a bit clearer this weekend. With the exception of a half-inch of snow predicted for Saturday, residents can expect to see drier conditions accompanied by colder temperatures through the ...

New Athletic Field in the Works for Wheeling Park High School

Ohio County Schools will spend almont $600,000 on turf for a new multi-use athletic field at Wheeling Park High School. The new field will be placed to the left of the baseball field, and not in “The Pit” over the hill from the field as was originally proposed. Board of education members ...

Members Named to New Wheeling Municipal Tree Board

Creation of a new Municipal Tree Board in Wheeling was approved late last year, members were recently appointed to serve on the city’s newest board, and that board meets for the first time today. In December members of Wheeling City Council passed a resolution establishing the new Municipal ...