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Wheeling Hospital Recognizes Transplant Recipients

A Donate Life flag-raising ceremony Wednesday at Wheeling Hospital had special meaning for two area residents who are organ transplant recipients. The flag was given by Todd Hood, a Wheeling man who underwent a liver transplant four years ago. Amanda Jenkins, a St. Clairsville woman who ...

JMHS Broadcasting Program Wins State Award

WJMH Media, the Career & Technical Education broadcasting program at John Marshall High School, has earned the title of 2019 West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission Student Broadcasting Program of Year. This is the first year the WVSSAC has given out the award. Ten different ...

Pa. Woman In Jail After Taunting Green County Deputies

A Pennsylvania woman who made the Greene County sheriff’s top wanted list was arrested in West Virginia on Monday after she taunted the sheriff’s department on its Facebook page. Chloe Ellen Jones, 23, of Marianna, was ranked second on the sheriff’s department’s “top wanted ...

Man Arraigned on Charges in 1997 Martins Ferry Rape Case

Stephen L. Vargo Jr., who has been behind bars in federal prison since 2000 with 10 more to go, was in court Thursday facing charges of kidnapping and rape of a 5-year-old child, dating back to 1997. Vargo, 58, appeared before Belmont County Common Pleas Judge John Vavra Thursday and ...

New Soup Shack Owner Adds Own Creative Touch at Wheeling’s Centre Market

The new owner of The Soup Shack hopes to add his personal touch to the quaint Centre Market eatery. After spending more than three decades in the travel agency business in downtown Wheeling, Patrick Viola said it was time for a career change. He said he decided to buy the eatery located in ...

Brooke County Commissioners OK $10,000 for EDA

WELLSBURG—Fund allocations took center stage at the Brooke County Commission meeting Tuesday. In what Commissioner Stacey Wise called an “emotionally charged” meeting last Tuesday with the Brooke County Economic Development Authority, the county commissioners refused the EDA’s ...

$100,000 Bond Stands for Alleged Fake Police Officer

BELLAIRE — A woman accused of posing as an undercover police officer and targeting pain clinic patients for drugs in the St. Clairsville area remains jailed in lieu of $100,000 bond while attorneys work toward a resolution to her case. Marlese A. Lopez, 45, of Woods Lane, Martins Ferry ...

Applications Being Taken For Interest-Free Home Loan

WHEELING — Each year since its inception in 1952, the trust department of WesBanco Bank Inc. uses a bequest of the late Wheeling philanthropist, George A. Laughlin to provide interest-free loans to qualifing families living in Ohio County. Applications are once again being considered ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT From 8 a.m. Tuesday to 9 a.m. Wednesday, officers hanlded eight traffic stops, seven accidents and two miscellaneous calls. At 8:13 a.m., Eoff Street, trespassing. At 8:34 a.m., Highland Avenue, meet complainant. At 9:36 a.m., North Front Street, vandalism ...

Ohio Valley Medical Center Celebrates National Donate Life Month

Ohio Valley Medical Center is joining the Center for Organ Recovery & Education to raise awareness about organ, tissue and cornea donation, and to inspire everyone to register to become an organ donor during Donate Life Month. On Monday, members of CORE, Donate Life and staff from OVMC ...

COLLISION BACKS UP INTERSTATE 70 TRAFFIC IN ELM GROVE

Photo by Scott McCloskey No injuries were reported following a collison between a tractor-trailer and a car Tuesday afternoon int th e eastbound lanes of Interestate 70 between the Elm Grove on-ramp and Washington Avenue exit. Traffic was backed up and narrowed to one lane as local law ...

Work continues on Short Creek Bridge in Ohio County

Photos by Scott McCloskey Crews with Ohio-West Virginia Excavating Co. of Shadyside continue working on the W.Va. 2/Short Creek bridge replacement project in Ohio County on Monday. Two-way traffic continues to be maintained in the northbound lanes of the bridge as crews replace the southbound ...

Hearing Set On West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s Residency

The legal case to determine whether the West Virginia Constitution requires the governor to live in the state capital continues. Kanawha County Circuit Court, the venue for cases brought against the state, scheduled a hearing between Delegate Isaac Sponaugle, D-Pendleton, and attorneys for ...

Makeovers Revealed For Wish Kids, Moms at Ohio Valley Mall in St. Clairsville

Saturday was a special day for area children who are fighting life-threatening conditions. A Special Wish Foundation held a reveal event for a series of makeovers beginning Thursday. A total of 10 wish recipients participated. The winners of the contest will keep the customized shoes and ...

U.S. Rep. David McKinley Named West Liberty University Commencement Speaker

U.S. Rep. David McKinley will deliver the commencement address at West Liberty University’s spring 2019 commencement ceremony, slated for 11 a.m. May 4 in the Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex. WLU President Stephen Greiner will preside at the ceremony and will present McKinley with ...

Tia Benson Arraignment for Robbery, Kidnapping Continued

The co-defendant in a kidnapping case involving an armed hitchhiker was back in court Monday before Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato, who continued the proceedings to allow more time for the defense to prepare. Tia Benson likely will not be arraigned with other scheduled ...