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Ohio County Schools Hosts First Trunk-Or-Treat

Many happy ghosts and goblins turned out Tuesday for Ohio County School’s first ever Trunk-Or-Treat event at Steenrod Elementary School for children with special needs. The students trick-or-treated for allergy-free treats, visual supports and activities. Children of special needs of all ...

Sprowls Brings Back Monster-Movie Spirit

WASHINGTON, Pa. – Anyone who is of a certain age and spent too much of their childhood in front of a television set will probably wax nostalgic about Saturday afternoons watching horror and monster movies on TV. Back in the 1960s and 1970s, kids who probably should have been outside burning ...

Fallen Firefighters Honored at Ceremony in Wheeling

WHEELING – Wheeling firefighters and community members gathered at Heritage Port on Tuesday afternoon to honor the city’s firefighters who gave their lives in the line of duty. The annual Fallen Firefighter Memorial Ceremony was held by Wheeling Firefighters Local 12 at the site of the ...

Delays Continue on Interstate 70

Motorists traveling on Interstate 70 between the Wheeling Tunnel and the Bridgeport exit can continue to expect delays as Swank Construction continues to perform crossover construction and shoulder reconstruction work in that area. This work is in preparation for the anticipated traffic ...

Gas Line Rupture Causes Evacuation

MOUNDSVILLE – Marshall County and Moundsville fire crews responded to a report of a natural gas line rupture about 4 miles outside Moundsville on Big Grave Creek in Marshall County early Tuesday afternoon. According to Marshall County Chief Deputy Bill Helms, a tree fell on a 3-inch gas ...

Mayoral Candidates Discuss Issues

MARTINS FERRY – City residents had the chance to meet and question the mayoral candidates Tuesday as the Nov. 5 election approaches. They gathered at the recreation center. The Rev. David Stammerjohn of First Presbyterian Church acted as moderator. Challenger John Davies is a three-time ...

New Truck Route Signs, Maps Helping ‘Tremendously’

MARTINS FERRY – New truck route signs are keeping tractor-trailer drivers on the right path in the city, Martins Ferry Service Director Scott Porter said. Following a recent Martins Ferry City Council meeting, Porter said the new signs were installed a few months ago and have helped ...

Ohio County Schools Plans ‘Parent Connections’ Event

WHEELING – Ohio County Schools is inviting parents to come share their ideas at a parenting networking event next week. The school district is sponsoring the “Parents Connection” gathering from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the Ohio County Public Library. A light dinner ...

Dunham’s Sports to Open New Store at Ohio Valley Mall

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Dunham’s Sports, one of the nation’s largest sporting goods chains, will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony and various events this weekend to open its new store in St. Clairsville. The opening of the St. Clairsville location is the 23rd Dunham’s Sports in Ohio and marks ...

Picnic for local emergency medical personnel

The recent crisp fall weather was perfect for a picnic celebrating local emergency medical personnel at Wheeling Hospital. Police, firefighters and emergency medical technicians were treated to lunch earlier this month to thank them for their hard work and dedication to keeping the community safe.

Military Ball at River City in Wheeling Is Expanding

An annual military ball to honor the Marine Corps is expanding this year, with a high turnout of service personnel and supporters in the public expected at the Friday non-profit event. “This is to honor all the military and all the first responders. This is all non profit,” Belmont County ...

West Liberty University Rated No. 1 in Safety

West Liberty University has the safest campus in West Virginia, according to the rankings for 2020 compiled by the website, niche.com. “This is great news that we are pleased to share with the community,” said President Stephen Greiner. “Our campus police maintain a high level of safety ...

Elm Grove Elementary School Celebrates Red Ribbon Week

WHEELING — Elm Grove Elementary School students learned the benefits of healthy choices during “Red Ribbon Week” with the help of the Youth Services System’s Community Impact Coalition. As part of Red Ribbon Week, Dragon students were presented Tuesday with blankets from the ...

Matthew Charles Shares Message of Redemption, Hope in Steubenville

Finding God behind bars didn’t blind Matthew Charles to what he sees as injustice in the 35-year sentence he received for selling crack. But it did give him the impetus to turn his life around — completing more than 30 Bible study classes, mentoring other inmates, taking college ...

Labor Council President Inducted in Labor Hall of Fame

Raymond “B.B.” Smith, a 50-year union member and president of the Marshall-Wetzel-Tyler Labor Council, was inducted into the Southwestern District Labor Council Hall of Fame during a ceremony this month in Huntington. “I am tremendously honored to be included among the many West ...

Parlin Trust Benefits Special Education at Ohio County Schools

Ohio County Schools is again benefiting from a generous contribution from a local trust. The Martha Parlin Trust recently provided the Ohio County Schools Special Education Department with a $5,000 donation. School system Special Education Director Leah Stout said the donation will be used ...

Police Reports

BELMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE At 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, an officer detained a driver on a traffic stop at Ohio 7 and Interstate 470 after marijuana was seen on his lap. The small amount of marijuana was confiscated, and the male was released on a warning, according to the report. At ...

Special Olympics Basketball Event Held at John Marshall High School

GLEN DALE – More than 130 Special Olympians gathered at John Marshall High School’s gymnasium on Thursday for a day of basketball and fun. Students from all Marshall County elementary, middle and high schools participated in the basketball competition run by Marshall County Special ...

W.Va. Energy Company Plans Solar Field in Greene County

MAIDSVILLE, W.Va. – One of the largest solar facilities in the Appalachian Basin, and perhaps the largest in Western Pennsylvania, is planned for Greene County. Greene Commissioner Blair Zimmerman said Monday morning that Longview Power LLC, based in Maidsville, West Virginia, is in the ...

Bethlehem Test Results Prompt a ‘Cool’ Celebration

BETHLEHEM – Bethlehem Elementary students and teachers had a very “cool” surprise on Thursday. As a reward for school’s successful scores on the West Virginia Balanced Score Card, Principal Stacy Dietz surprised the students and staff members with the Traveling Kona Truck and its Vita ...