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Longhorn Steakhouse on Its Way to The Highlands

Some additional sizzle is coming to restaurant options at The Highlands. The Ohio County Development Authority on Tuesday night approved a leasing deal that will bring Longhorn Steakhouse to the development. Longhorn Steakhouse will locate in the same lot that once housed Logan’s ...

Feedback Mixed on Proposed Rental Inspection Program in Wheeling

Wheeling officials received a mixed bag of comments Monday night from local landlords and tenants both for and against a proposed rental inspection program. The Public Safety Committee of council met Monday night after initial public discussion about the proposal was continued from a meeting ...

Ohio 7 Chomped by Litterbugs

WOODSFIELD — Ohio Department of Transportation crews collected more than160 bags of garbage in one day last week along Ohio 7 in Monroe County. Ashley Rittenhouse, public information officer for ODOT District 10, said littering is a growing problem across the state with many roadways lined ...

Northern Panhandle in Safest Categories on COVID-19 Map

The Northern Panhandle’s four counties found themselves Sunday in the safest categories on the Department of Health and Human Resources COVID-19 alert map. Hancock, Brooke and Ohio counties all were green, the safest category on the five-color-coded map. Marshall County was yellow, the ...

Steubenville Summer Concert Series Is Returning

STEUBENVILLE — The Summer Concert Series is back. Beginning May 31 and continuing each Thursday through July, Historic Fort Steuben will serve as the backdrop to concerts under the stars at the Berkman Amphitheater — kicking off with a pair of oldies bands and fan favorites, The ...

Sanford Center in Moundsville Locked Up Pending Demolition

MOUNDSVILLE — Debris crunched underfoot as eerie murmurs could be heard echoing off the filthy walls of the Sanford Center on its last day before being locked up and slated for demolition. Crumbling ceilings, warped floorboards, and uncomfortably soft flooring marked the rooms, while ancient ...

Kalkreuth Golf Events Return to Oglebay Park in July

WHEELING — Kalkreuth Roofing & Sheet Metal officials announced Friday that their charity golf events, canceled last year due to COVID-19, will return this summer at Oglebay Park, and that Easterseals Rehabilitation Center once again will benefit. Despite making the tough choice to ...

West Virginia Officials Look for New Ways To Spur COVID-19 Vaccinations

The state of West Virginia soon will try some new methods to spur more people in the state to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Gov. Jim Justice said during his Friday COVID-19 briefing that the particulars are still being ironed out, but very soon, the state will announce a new initiative to get ...

‘Random Acts of Kindness’ Contest Winner Announced

Main Street Bank President and CEO Rich Lucas, center, hands checks to Chris Doty, left, president of the Ohio County Virtual Lions Club, and Matt Rafa, right, winner of the Random Acts of Kindness/Essential Workers contest, sponsored by Main Street Bank and the Intelligencer and Wheeling ...

Ohio County Farmers’ Markets Prepare To Open for the Season

WHEELING — Warmer weather brings fresh produce, and farmers markets in Ohio County have announced their plans to open for the summer season. The Wheeling Farmers Market starts first on Saturday, May 29. The market will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday through October in the ...

Steubenville Catholic Central Teacher Charged With Sexual Battery

STEUBENVILLE — A Steubenville Catholic Central teacher is on administrative leave after allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old student, authorities reported Friday. Corrissa McCalister, 21, who also serves as Central’s head cross country coach and assistant track coach, was charged ...

Barnesville Woman Testifies Before Congress on Environment

BARNESVILLE — Jill Hunkler of Barnesville testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Environment on Thursday — Earth Day 2021 — opposing government subsidies to the natural gas and oil industry. Her appearance was virtual, using an online platform rather than an in-person visit ...

Elm Grove Elementary Students Plant Trees To Mark Earth Day

WHEELING — Today’s fourth grade students at Elm Grove Elementary Elementary, if they wait 30 years, can come back as adults and see how the four trees they planted this week grew to be as much as 80 feet tall. The planting of the trees took place in the front yard of the school on ...

Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum Offers Springtime Activities

WHEELING — Now in its 23rd year of operation, Elm Grove’s Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum is hosting two springtime outdoor community events. First comes the museum’s annual springtime community yard sale on May 8. Then it will host a whimsical “secret fairy garden” event ...

Elm Grove Civics Seek Volunteers, Donations

WHEELING — The Elm Grove Civics Association has been an active service organization in the local community for many decades, but this past year the COVID-19 pandemic has really taken some of the wind out of its sails. Officers with the Elm Grove Civics have recently been meeting, and they ...

Marshall County Returns to Gold on West Virginia COVID-19 Risk Map

Marshall County’s stay at yellow on the Department of Health and Human Resources COVID-19 alert map was short-lived, and the county fell a rung lower to gold on Thursday morning’s map. The rest of the Northern Panhandle’s four counties remained where they were on Wednesday’s map, with ...

Two Men Charged in Separate Burglaries in Wheeling

One man was charged with burglary and another with attempted burglary over the last week. Around 9 p.m. April 14, Wheeling police were called to a disturbance on North Wabash Street, where a 10-year-old child said his mother and her boyfriend were fighting at their residence. At the scene, ...

Warwood Lions Club Helps Easterseals

A recent Warwood “roadblock” allowed the Warwood Lions Club to hand Easterseals the largest donation it ever collected from the event. The Warwood Lions Club presented Easterseals with an $1,800 check Thursday at the Easterseals headquarters. According to the club, it was the largest sum ...

Senior Farmers’ Market Set To Open in May in Belmont County

Area senior citizens will have the chance to get some fresh produce from local farmers this summer and fall. Belmont County Senior Services Director Dwayne Pielech told commissioners Wednesday that the Senior Farmers’ Market will operate May 1 through October for eligible seniors. Pielech ...