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Flooding Solutions Sought in St. Clairsville

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Options to address basement flooding Bellview Street and Overbaugh Avenue were among the topics up for discussion last week. Flooding has been a long-time issue and Councilwoman Terra Butler, who represents the Fourth Ward where these streets are located, spoke about short ...

Officials: Bridgeport Water Safe to Drink

BRIDGEPORT – The village of Bridgeport announced that the community’s water is now safe to drink after two wells were found to be contaminated. Bridgeport Water Works Superintendent James Zorbini said Friday that Ohio Environmental Protection Agency test results have come back and are now ...

Linsly Graduates Recognized for Academic Excellence at Commencement

WHEELING – The Linsly School held its 206th Commencement on Saturday at Lockhart Stadium, graduating 78 seniors from the Class of 2020. During the commencement ceremony, several graduates were presented awards in recognition of their outstanding qualities in leadership, citizenship, and ...

Good Shepherd Nursing Home Declared Free of COVID-19

WHEELING — All residents and staff at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Wheeling have tested negative for COVID-19, Administrator Donald Kirsch announced Monday after last week’s round of coronavirus testing. If all tests remain negative, Good Shepherd will be permitted to reopen its building ...

Trucker Found Dead At I-70 Rest Stop

MORRISTOWN — A trucker was found dead in his rig Monday afternoon at a rest stop on Interstate 70 in Belmont County, but his death is not considered suspicious. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said they were called to the rest stop on the westbound side of the interstate near Morristown about ...

Two Defendants Sentenced in Separate Cases in Belmont County

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Defendants were sentenced by Belmont County Common Pleas Judge John Vavra in two separate cases Monday. Cayce Schneider, 21, of 67 46th St., Wheeling, received the maximum sentence of one-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to fourth-degree unlawful sexual conduct with ...

Youth Services System to Distribute School Supplies Aug. 6

WHEELING — In lieu of its annual Celebrate Youth Festival, which was canceled because of COVID restrictions on large gatherings, Youth Services System Inc. will distribute free school supplies and resource packets for families in Marshall and Ohio counties. YSS purchased the supplies with ...

Bridgeport Officials to Move Community Day to Virtual Format

BRIDGEPORT – The Bridgeport Community Day event set for Aug. 1 is being transitioned from an in person gathering to a virtual event to ensure the safety of the community. Following an event meeting Thursday evening, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 211 have decided to hold the event via ...

Wheeling’s Summer Events Slated for August Canceled

WHEELING – In light West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s orders related to COVID-19, the city of Wheeling’s summer events slated for August have been canceled. This includes Waterfront Wednesdays; Toe Tappin’ Tuesdays; Toe Tappin’ Tuesdays, Too; and a Movie Night. City Manager Robert ...

Reporter’s Notebook: Powering Up The Controversy

My column is back after a much needed COVID-19/birthday weekend last week, and what a weird time to turn 38. — Once again, the fact that Gov. Jim Justice hasn’t put the vast majority of his businesses into blind trusts is biting him on the behind as news of the charges against Ohio ...

Block in Moundsville Dedicated to Slain Police Office Sgt. J.P. Thatcher

More than a century after his death, the only Moundsville police officer to be killed in the line of duty was honored earlier this month by city council, which named the street where he lived in his honor. Around 7 p.m. on June 22, 1886, Sgt. J. P. Thatcher was shot and killed while ...

The Linsly School Celebrates 206th Commencement

The Linsly School will graduate 78 seniors when it celebrates its 206th commencement this weekend. The event is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, July 25 at 9 a.m. at Lockhart Stadium and Fawcett Field. Special guests expected to be in attendance are John Holloway, chairman of the Linsly Board ...

Wheeling Park High School Graduation Moves Outdoors

Wheeling Park High School has moved its upcoming graduation ceremony outdoors to Wheeling Island Stadium, school officials announced Friday. The graduation will still take place at 3 p.m. on Aug. 2, but has been moved to the stadium from the previously announced indoor location, WesBanco ...

Moundsville Moves Forward With New Development District

A large area of land on the south end of town is being eyed for future development. Moundsville City Council held a public forum on the matter at its meeting Tuesday, drawing a few mixed responses on the proposed development district which would encompass parts of an area south of 13th Street ...

Businesses Struggle to Adapt to New Normal

By Ogden Newspapers In April, Ogden Newspapers reached out to a plethora of businesses around the country to hear their stories about how they were coping with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some expressed concern over if their business could survive without knowing what the future held, ...

KALKREUTH MAKES DONATION TO EASTER SEALS

Photo by Scott McCloskey Kalkreuth Roofing Charities made a donation of $27,790 to Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center in Wheeling on Friday despite having to cancel their annual golf tournament this year at Oglebay Park’s Spidel Golf Course. In addition to Kalkreuth, other sponsors and ...

Zontini’s: 20 Years of Making Pizza and Memories

MARTINS FERRY — Darren Emfield is not just in the business of making pizza, but also beloved memories. Emfield, owner of Zontini’s Pizza in Martins Ferry, remembers as a child going with his parents to DiCarlo’s to get pizza to take home or to the drive-in to eat. And now for the past ...

Himmelrick Takes Charge As Weirton Fire Chief

WEIRTON – After five months, Kevin Himmelrick had the “acting” removed from his title Wednesday. Surrounded by family and his fellow firefighters in the Weirton Room of the Millsop Community Center, Himmelrick took the oath of office from Mayor Harold Miller, and officially became the ...

Just A Little Bit Off The Sides

James McFarland, an employee of LaRoche Tree Service of Bellaire, carefully trims branches on a row of trees positioned along 12th Street near Wheeling’s Heritage Port this week.

West Liberty University Steps Up Cleaning, Social Distancing on Campus

WEST LIBERTY – West Liberty University has stepped up all cleaning services with its contractor, WFF Facility Services in response to the pandemic, in addition to encouraging social distancing and requiring masks. “Due to COVID-19 and concerns for mitigating risk, we have contracted for ...