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Applebee’s Restaurant Closes at The Highlands

TRIADELPHIA – A sign posted on the door of the Applebee’s restaurant at The Highlands on Wednesday informed the public the restaurant is permanently closed. “Please visit our locations in St. Clairsville and Zanesville, Ohio,” the sign stated. “Thank you for your patronage.” Phone ...

Harrison County Fair Underway With Safety Measures

CADIZ – Officials with the 173rd Harrison County Fair have been making final touches on the fair that will be nothing like originally planned or as listed in the program book. Fair Vice President Richard Eberhart and Director Chris Kellar said the fair books can still be enjoyed, but there ...

COVID-19 to Have Long-Term Impact on Belmont

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – The COVID-19 coronavirus will have a long-term impact on Belmont County, especially with the Census count, the board of commissioners said Wednesday. Commissioner J.P. Dutton said the county’s response to the 2020 Census has been uneven, with St. Clairsville having the ...

Day at the Park

With the first full week of the summer season underway, many outdoor enthusiasts took advantage of activities at area parks. Cathy Cowan of Charlotte, N.C., is pictured enjoying kayaking at Oglebay Park’s Schenk Lake.

St. Clairsville Making Progress on Water Service

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – The future of water service and other long-range future projects were up for discussion among St. Clairsville city leaders Monday. St. Clairsville is continuing preparations to discontinue the aging water treatment plant according to Ohio Environmental Protection Agency ...

Wheeling Woman Charged in Stabbing Last Week

WHEELING – A woman faces felony charges after allegedly stabbing a man in Wheeling last week. Francina Zervos, 58, of Wheeling, was charged with malicious wounding after allegedly stabbing a man several times around 11 p.m. last Wednesday. The victim was found by police with four knife ...

Moundsville Woman Charged with Embezzling From Wheeling Company

WHEELING – State Police have charged a woman with embezzling over $10,000 from a business in Wheeling. Donna Hudson, 65, of Moundsville, was arrested Thursday after an investigation allegedly turned up nearly $10,375 missing from A.D. Baker Construction and A.D. Baker Properties, where she ...

Jefferson County Clerk of Courts Releases May Report

STEUBENVILLE – Jefferson County Clerk of Courts John Corrigan has released his report for May. The auto title department collected vehicle fees and taxes of $694,124, with $29,551 going to the county and $664,573 going to the state. Miscellaneous fees were $2,052 and watercraft fees ...

Sponaugle Concedes in W.Va. Democratic Attorney General Race

CHARLESTON (AP) — Isaac Sponaugle conceded the Democratic primary for West Virginia attorney general to labor lawyer Sam Petsonk on Tuesday, capping a close race decided by fewer than 200 votes weeks after election day. Sponaugle, who represents Pendleton County in the West Virginia House ...

WLU Theater Faculty Creates Masks for Returning Staff

WEST LIBERTY – In an effort to supply masks to West Liberty University staff as they return to campus during the COVID-19 pandemic, the school has a willing seamstress busy stitching up protection. Longtime Technical Director of Theatre Meta Lasch and her husband Richard Deenis have been ...

Summer Food Basket Giveaway Planned

WHEELING – With many businesses forced to furlough or lay off workers due to closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, some families in Wheeling are facing new financial hardships this summer. Bethlehem Apostolic Temple will hold its second drive-through food basket giveaway of the year on ...

Catholic Schools Prep For In-Person Classes

WHEELING – Catholic grade schools in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston are expected to reopen for in-person classes in August. West Virginia Catholic Schools Superintendent Mary Ann Deschaine said each school in the state will have its own start date, but all are expected to be back in ...

Ohio County Officials Announce Upcoming Rabies Clinics for 2020

Rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats will take place across Ohio County beginning next week. The clinics are sponsored by Ohio County Animal Control and the Ohio County Commission, and will take place starting June 30 through July 7. Clinics are scheduled take place from 5-7 p.m. at the ...

Brick Sales For New Monument Underway in Martins Ferry

MARTINS FERRY – A campaign is underway to erect a new $24,000 memorial to honor all veterans and more at Riverview Cemetery. Leading the campaign is Terry Wildman, a Vietnam War veteran and city resident. Wildman said the solid granite memorial will be 6 feet tall and have engravings on all ...

Work Continues on ‘Dough Boy’ Memorial at Wheeling Park

Justin Gallagher from Randall L. Gallagher Memorials Inc., applies a cleaning solution to the base of the Dough Boy monument at Wheeling Park on Friday. The company is donating its services to cleaning the base in preparation for the return of the Dough Boy statue which is being restored in ...

Brooke County Public Library Reopens With Some Changes

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library and its Follansbee branch have reopened following shelter-in-place orders while implementing some temporary safety procedures and preparing for a big change that will make more books and other materials available to their patrons. Alex Schneider, ...

Consol Drops Motion to Change Murray Energy’s Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filing

CANONSBURG, Pa. – Consol Energy has withdrawn its motion to change Murray Energy’s filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to Chapter 7. Canonsburg-based Consol filed for withdrawal June 9, which U.S. bankruptcy Judge John E. Hoffman Jr. signed that day. A hearing scheduled for May 18 had been ...

Osiris Shriners Creating Small Park at ‘Witness Tree’

After the Wheeling Osiris Shriners made the tough decision last year to remove a 300-year-old sycamore tree from the corner of their Elm Grove Monument Place lot over safety concerns, the organization is now reaching out to anyone interested in becoming a “part of history” by purchasing a ...