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Oglebay Breaks the Ice With First WinterFest

WHEELING — The temperatures of late may have felt more like spring, but don’t worry, there’s plenty of winter left. And why not celebrate the season at the inaugural WinterFest celebration slated for Jan. 24 and 25, at the area’s crown jewel of recreational facilities — Oglebay ...

West Liberty Elementary Gets Grant

West Liberty Elementary School’s STEM program is “ready to roll” thanks to a generous contribution from Williams, a local natural gas infrastructure company. West Liberty Principal Stacy Dietz was presented on Thursday with a $6,000 grant from Williams’ representative Jeremie Detling, ...

Pat McCune Comes Back From Retirement at Community Bank

Pat McCune, literally, rode into retirement 13 months ago, relocating to Sheridan, Wyoming, with his wife and sons. It’s horse country and they had their own quadrupeds. So it was appropriate, in a figurative sense, that he said Thursday afternoon: “I’m back in the saddle at ...

Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:26 a.m. Thursday and 6:57 a.m. Friday, officers handled 19 traffic stops, two accidents and two miscellaneous calls. Friday: 6:57 a.m., Water Street, suspicious person. At 6:16 a.m., Interstate 470, motorist assist. At 6:02 a.m., South Penn ...

Firefighters, Police Officers to Benefit From Local Spa and Wellness Business

WHEELING – In an effort to thank and support all active City of Wheeling firefighters and police officers, a Wheeling spa and wellness business is offering some free monthly services that will assist them with both the mental and physical demands of the job. Holding a joint press conference ...

2019 Busiest Year in Wheeling Fire Dept. History

WHEELING – In 2019, the Wheeling Fire Department responded to more calls for service in its 150-year history, breaking its 2018 record by more than 300 calls. The department previously hit a record-breaking year in 2018 with 6,885 calls for services, according to Public Information Officer ...

Indoor Pool Still Planned for John Marshall

GLEN DALE – Marshall County Schools still plans to construct an indoor swimming pool on a site that now houses WVU Medicine Reynolds Memorial Hospital’s outpatient psychiatric offices. The hospital’s new outpatient psychiatric program opened Monday in a building at 1000 Wheeling Ave., ...

Martins Ferry Reorganizes EMS Squad

MARTINS FERRY – Responsibility for overseeing emergency medical services in Martins Ferry will now fall to twice as many individuals, as the EMS coordinator and captain roles were dissolved Wednesday and those duties redistributed among four supervisor positions. Council unanimously voted ...

No Injuries Reported in Kitchen Fire

No injuries were reported after the Wheeling Fire Department responded to a kitchen fire around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at a home located at McLain and Louisa avenues in the Springdale neighborhood of the city. According to fire department officials, the blaze began near an appliance in the kitchen ...

Eastern Gateway Community College Officials Placed on Leave

STEUBENVILLE – Eastern Gateway Community College President Jimmie Bruce and EGCC Vice President and Chief of Staff Jim Miller have been put on administrative leave, faculty and staff were told Tuesday. The notification, sent on behalf of Board of Trustees Chair James M. Gasior, did not ...

Moundsville Teen Facing Felony Charges in Revenge Pornography Case

MOUNDSVILLE – A Moundsville man faces felony charges after allegedly posting photos of his 16-year-old ex-girlfriend to social media following a breakup. Ethan Woods, 18 of Moundsville, is charged with exhibiting material depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit content, a felony, and ...

Replacement Workers Hired for Striking Langeloth Factory Employees

LANGELOTH, Pa. — The jobs of 83 union employees at Langeloth Metallurgical Co., on strike for four months, may be in peril after the company allegedly hired replacement workers. “The company sent an email to our international representative (Friday) saying they’re going to hire ...

WVU Official Briefs Lawmakers on Economic Outlook

CHARLESTON — Lawmakers Wednesday morning received an economic outlook for the state from the director of the West Virginia University Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the John Chambers College of Business and Economics. “We expect the economy to continue to grow out of the ...

Callarik Speaks Out on Eminent Domain

BRIDGEPORT – Village resident John Callarik wants people to know he will not back down from a pending eminent domain fight for his business properties beside the Bridgeport schools complex. Callarik, a former village mayor, said he recently received a letter from the Bridgeport Exempted ...

Two Begin Serving Sentences for Vehicular Homicides

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Two people have begun serving jail sentences for two unrelated fatal crashes in Belmont County. Cortney Otto, 22, of Bethesda was sentenced to 30 days in jail in Belmont County Western Division Court for vehicular homicide, a misdemeanor of the first degree. According to ...

Police Searching For Missing Wheeling Man

WHEELING – Investigators are looking for the public’s help in locating a Wheeling man who has been missing since Dec. 28. Frank Holmes, 45, was last seen at the Sunoco gas station in Bridgeport about 11 p.m., Wheeling police said. Holmes apparently also told a person that he was ...

St. Clairsville Police Discipline Matter Goes Public

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – A disciplinary matter within the St. Clairsville Police Department spilled over into public view last week when the outgoing mayor released a letter addressed to Officer T.J. Stewart. The matter will be decided by newly sworn-in Mayor Kathryn Thalman, though it originated ...