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Fireworks Safety a Must

The National Council on Fireworks Safety offers the following fireworks safety tips: - Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Save your alcohol for after the show. - Know your fireworks. Read the warning labels and performance descriptions before igniting. - Have a designated shooter organize ...

Citywide Moves to New Elm Grove Location

WHEELING — Citywide Insurance & Real Estate held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday at its new Elm Grove location at 2066 National Road. Citywide offers insurance & real estate services. It is an independent insurance agency that represents several carriers, such as Progressive; ...

Unity Center Launches Shoe Drive Fundraiser

BENWOOD — The Unity Center’s board of directors is conducting a shoe drive to raise funds for the center. The Unity Center will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently-worn, used and new shoes collected, as Funds2Orgs will issue a check for the collected shoes. That ...

Farmacy Helps Fill Need for Healthy Food in Wheeling

WHEELING — Wheeling Health Right has begun its third year of “Farmacy” on the clinic’s grounds at 61 29th St. The Farmacy is open to Wheeling Health Right clients from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays. The “prescriptions for produce” program has yielded positive health outcomes for ...

National Guard to Deploy To Baltic Region in Spring

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — About 450 National Guard troops from northcentral Pennsylvania will spend a year in Poland next spring as a means of countering Russian aggression in the Baltic states. Many of those soldiers went through training exercises in California and are attached to the 3rd ...

Heat Wave Forecast For The Ohio Valley

With a heat wave forecast to begin today, Ohio Valley residents may be planning ways to stay cool. For those who don’t have adequate air conditioning or the means to hit the pool, the Belmont County Emergency Management Agency has released a list of cooling centers located across the ...

Robert Klein Picked To Lead OUE

A new leader is taking the helm of the Ohio University Eastern Campus. Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Elizabeth Sayrs and Executive Dean of Regional Higher Education Bill Willan have appointed Robert Klein as interim dean of OUE, effective Sunday. Klein, an associate professor ...

Tractor-Trailer Rollover Knocks Out Power

The driver of a tractor-trailer escaped serious injury but left 88 customers without power Friday after the rig he was driving flipped over into Stone Church Cemetery and sheared off a utility pole. Wheeling firefighters extracted the driver from the rig that sported a Pennsylvania license ...

Grow Ohio Valley Mobile Market Back on the Road for Summer

The Grow Ohio Valley mobile farmers market will be back on the road starting Wednesday. Heading up the 2018 season is Maddie Sheinfeld, Grow Ohio Valley’s new food hub manager. Sheinfeld holds a master’s degree in food studies from Chatham University and served as an intern for the ...

Youth Enjoy ‘Kids Karnival’ at Wheeling Park

Photo by Scott McCloskey Cameron Hinzman, 4, of Wheeling, left, and his 2-year-old cousin, Olivia Mounsey, of Martins Ferry, watch a giant soup bubble float by Thursday while playing at “The Bubble Wagon” at the third annual Kids Karnival at Wheeling Park. The event is a way for ...

Potential Economic Boom Could Bring Challenges to Wheeling Area

If an anticipated industrial boom hits the Ohio Valley, Don Rigby said it could bring a need for housing and trained workers never experienced here. Rigby, executive director of the Regional Economic Development Partnership, was among those speaking during a lunchtime discussion on the local ...

Two Sworn In On Marshall County Board of Education

Two members of the Marshall County Board of Education renewed their oaths Thursday evening, but one longtime member said his goodbye as a new face was sworn in. Tom Gilbert, who has been a member of the board since 2006, was bid farewell by his fellow board members at his final meeting before ...

Benwood Puts Off Plans for Upgrades to Park

The oversized happy duck and tail-wagging whale will remain where they are for now in Benwood Park as the city has decided against razing its putting course and installing a fountain this year. City council balked at spending an estimated $500,000 to do the work, and Benwood is now looking to ...

Martins Ferry’s Purple Pumper Is Now in Service

The Martins Ferry Volunteer Fire Department’s new purple fire engine is in service. In fact, it was christened Wednesday when it was called to a minor traffic accident on Ohio 7 at Hanover Street, Lt. Justin Matz said. The custom pumper truck, which cost $488,616, was manufactured by ...

Dog Park in Wheeling Won’t Be Ready This Week

The Fitzsimmons Family Dog Park: A PetSafe Park in East Wheeling will be closed at least another week as new grass matures and wood mulch is placed, according to City Manager Robert Herron. Herron expects the park won’t reopen to the public for at least another seven to 10 days. “It’s ...

Service Director Search Begins in Martins Ferry

The city of Martins Ferry will lose its service director — Chris Cleary — on July 6. That date will be Cleary’s last day on the job he has held since Mayor Robert Krajnyak chose him to fill the position in January 2016. “We’re losing a very qualified and quality individual and an ...

Ohio Valley Medical Center Earns Award for Stroke Care

Ohio Valley Medical Center has received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment ...

Wheeling Police Reports

WHEELING POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 8:05 a.m. Tuesday and 7:31 a.m. Wednesday, the Wheeling Police Department handled 11 traffic stops, three vehicle accidents and two miscellaneous calls. WEDNESDAY At 3:17 a.m., Market Street, domestic incident. At 2:08 a.m., Warwood Terrace, prowl. At ...

Second Sheetz at The Highlands Opened Today

There is a new and familiar business on the block near The Highlands today. A new Sheetz, located at 25 Gantzer Ridge Road, will celebrate its grand opening festivities at 4:30 p.m. today with multiple prizes awarded, including the giveaway of a $1,000 Sheetz gift card. No purchase is ...