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The Health Plan Donates $120,000 to West Virginia Food Banks

The Health Plan is closing out 2021 by lending a financial hand to food banks through West Virginia, predominantly in Wheeling. The company is donating a total of $120,000 to 12 food banks around the state, each getting a $10,000 boost, as part of its annual “Spirit of Giving” campaign. ...

Casto Sworn In as Hancock County Circuit Clerk

There is a new, but familiar, face heading the circuit court operations in Hancock County. In a ceremony Monday morning in the Hancock County Courthouse, Sandy Casto was sworn in as the new county circuit court clerk by 1st Judicial Circuit Judge Jason Cuomo, receiving the oath of office in ...

Toronto City Council Reduces Water Rate Increase to a Trickle

An ordinance that would have raised the city’s water and sewer rates in three increments over the next two years failed to receive a motion Monday, resulting in the city reverting to a more modest increase approved by Toronto Council in 2018. The move, or lack of one, came after members of ...

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Awards Funds to Local Agencies

Gov. Mike DeWine this month released $3.6 million for the Violence Against Women Act grant program with the Tri-County Help Center in St. Clairsville and Belmont County Prosecutor’s Office among the recipients. Tri-County, serving Belmont, Harrison and Monroe counties, received $25,000. An ...

Wheeling Salvation Army Surpasses Red Kettle Goal

The Salvation Army in Wheeling exceeded the goal for its red kettle drive this year by nearly $29,000. The Salvation Army had hoped to raise $70,000 during the holiday, but final tallies put donations at $98,972. The figure includes not just the money deposited into the red kettles placed ...