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Four Vie for Open 3rd Ward Seat on Wheeling Council

WHEELING — Four candidates are in a race for the open seat as 3rd Ward Wheeling City Council member. The winning candidate after the June 9 municipal election will fill the council seat currently occupied by Councilwoman Melinda Koslik. In January of last year, Koslik was appointed ...

As Summer Begins, Fair Organizers Weigh Options

While Memorial Day weekend typically marks the unofficial beginning of summer for most Americans, fair season almost always signifies the conclusion of the same period as people gather in August and September for livestock auctions, carnival rides, outdoor concerts and fair food. With the ...

Memorial Day Even More Poignant as Veterans Die from Virus

ATLANTA — One was a 94-year-old veteran of World War II who was the first of his 11 brothers to enlist in the military. One was a Vietnam veteran who lost his leg overseas and was always touched when people thanked him for his service. Another was drafted into the military at 18 and was ...

‘This Is Not Going To Be A Holiday That Is Forgotten’

CANONSBURG, Pa. — In most places across America, there may not be mass gatherings with hats off or hands saluted this Memorial Day. There also may not be a sea of red, white and blue marking the grave stones that stretch for miles across hillsides. But despite the restrictions that the ...

Signs Memorialize Fallen Shadyside Natives

SHADYSIDE — Bob Bell has been noticing more and more communities doing their part to pay homage to their native veterans. A village councilman, Bell decided it was time that Shadyside got involved, too. “You walk past the honor rolls that are in front of the American Legions or VFW, see ...

Private Memorial Day Ceremonies in Ohio Valley to Mark Solemn Holiday

WHEELING — Society may have spent its spring behind closed doors due to COVID-19, but the need to honor the fallen endures. American Legion Post 1 will be holding a private Memorial Day ceremony at the Heritage Port amphitheater at 11 a.m. today. The event is not open to the public, due to ...

Thalman Faces Bishop in Race for 1st Ward Council Seat

WHEELING — Vice Mayor and incumbent 1st Ward Councilman Chad Thalman is squaring off against fellow city resident John Bishop in the city of Wheeling’s only two-candidate race. City voters will decide between the two candidates during the upcoming municipal election on June 9. Thalman, ...

W.Va. Early Vote Starts Wednesday

WHEELING — Early voting for the June 9 primary election in West Virginia starts Wednesday across the state, though there are signs both voters and poll workers may be reluctant to come to the polls this election season. Early voting starts just as election officials continue to process a ...

Elliott, Hamm, Domenick Seek Wheeling Mayor Post

WHEELING — Three candidates vying for mayor of the city of Wheeling each presented their vision for the Friendly City. Incumbent Mayor Glenn F. Elliott Jr. is facing opposition from fellow Wheeling residents Tony Domenick and Chris Hamm in the June 9 election. This weekend, each of the ...

Dem Candidates For Governor Navigate New Campaign Waters

CHARLESTON - The winner of the Democratic primary for governor of West Virginia will not only have to face a Republican opponent in November, but the victor will have to rebuild the state’s economy and deal with the medical crisis started by COVID-19. Five Democratic candidates are on the ...

Dozen Walkers and Runners Set Out This Morning on Ogden Half Marathon Course

Not even the COVID-19 pandemic could stop die-hard runners and walkers from hitting the streets of Wheeling this morning to journey 13.1 miles for the postponed 44th running of the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic. One Ogden Ironman, Pat Cronin, hit the course, along with a number of ...

On The Road Again? Pandemic Suppresses Memorial Day Weekend Travel Plans

WHEELING — While the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be suppressing travel plans for Memorial Day weekend and early summer for many people, indications are beginning to reveal travelers are showing an interest in planning more regional and domestic trips in the coming months, according to local ...

Roman Catholic Churches in W.Va. Approved To Resume Mass

WHEELING — Roman Catholic churches across West Virginia will welcome back parishioners this weekend after a more than two-month hiatus from Mass. All parishes in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston were authorized this week by Bishop Mark Brennan to resume in-person church services beginning ...

West Sports Bar Temporarily Shuttered

WHEELING — A few months after Ye Olde Alpha in Woodsdale closed its doors to look for greener pastures, owner Charlie Schlegel’s next venture, the West Sports Bar at Stratford Springs, was quashed this week. On Tuesday, Schlegel said the eatery had been shut down when State Police and ...

Justice Declines to Beef Up Virus Rules in Hot Spots

CHARLESTON, — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Friday declined to strengthen coronavirus restrictions in two eastern panhandle counties where cases spiked this week. The Republican governor said his administration discussed the hot spots in Berkeley and Jefferson counties with local ...

Belmont County Surpasses 400 COVID-19 Cases

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont County’s positive COVID-19 results topped 400 this week, according to Belmont County Health Department Deputy Director Robert Sproul. Sproul reported 411 positive cases with 260 recoveries as of Friday, and a total of 12 people have died while positive with the ...

Pat Cronin to Continue Ironman Streak

WHEELING — The Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic was scheduled to stage its 44th annual running Saturday until it was stopped at the starting line by the COVID-19 pandemic. The half-marathon’s cancellation, however, will not stop Pat Cronin from touring the 13.1-mile course early ...

Testing Continues at Drive-Through Locations in Ohio, Marshall Counties

WHEELING — While both Ohio and Marshall counties offer similar COVID-19 testing procedures and outdoor testing sites through two local hospitals, there is still no official testing site in Brooke County. Ohio County Health Department Administrator Howard Gamble said while you can get tested ...

Eastern Panhandle Counties See Surge in COVID-19 Infections

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said a surge this week in COVID-19 infections in the Eastern Panhandle has led him to dispatch the National Guard to Jefferson and Berkeley counties. In Justice’s daily briefing Thursday, the governor reported another death due to coronavirus ...