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Huntington Bank Robbed

Officials in Belmont County are reporting that the Huntington Bank at 154 W. Main St. in St. Clairville was robbed at about 11:45 a.m. today. It is unclear if a weapon was involved. Law enforcement are on the scene and no more information is available at this time.

One Lane of W.Va. 88 Reopened as Crash Clean-Up Continues

WHEELING: Update: One lane of W.Va. 88 is open to traffic, however safety officials said the road will be closed again at some point this afternoon to upright the crashed semi truck. The road is expected to be cleared completely by 5 p.m., officials said. WHEELING -- An accident shortly after ...

Wheeling Moving Forward With $19M Streetscape Project

WHEELING — Although the city of Wheeling will not receive federal grant funding for its streetscape project, it still plans to move forward with the project and begin construction next year. The city did not receive the more than $10 million grant it asked for from the U.S. Department of ...

Wheeling Feels Effect of Nationwide Bomb Threat Hoax

WHEELING — Several businesses in the Ohio Valley received Thursday the same email containing a bomb threat hoax that evacuated organizations across the country as they took measures to make sure employees were safe. The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register was one of the businesses that ...

Prosecutors Want Teen Suspects Tried as Adults

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County Juvenile Judge Joseph Corabi took under advisement whether a 15-year-old should by bound over to adult court for the juvenile’s participation in an Aug. 18 shooting death in Toronto. Dylan Monroe, 18, of Toronto, was riding in a vehicle stopped in the 500 ...

Moundsville Names Healy City Manager

MOUNDSVILLE — The city has chosen Rick Healy to be its new city manager. Moundsville City Council met in a special meeting Wednesday to make the decision. Healy was selected unanimously from more than 70 candidates who applied for the position. Mayor Allen Hendershot said the city is ...

Blue Ribbon Commission Delays Proposal to Dismantle Agency

CHARLESTON — Distrust continues between members of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Four-Year Higher Education and one of its co-chairs as the commission delayed approving a plan to eliminate the Higher Education Policy Commission. The commission met by conference call, which was tense at ...

Wheeling-Area Businesses Receive Email Bomb Threats

WHEELING -- Officers with the Wheeling Police Department said they received at least three reports of businesses in town receiving emails that say a bomb is inside the building. The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register is one of the businesses that received the threat that was sent to its ...

Moundsville Names Belomar’s Rick Healy New City Manager

MOUNDSVILLE -- The city has appointed Rick Healy as its new city manager. Moundsville City Council met in a special meeting Wednesday to make the appointment. He will assume his duties Jan. 2 after he is sworn in during a regular council meeting, the city has said. Healy is the assistant ...

JSW Steel Official: 1,000 Will Work at Mingo Junction Plant

STEUBENVILLE — A recently refired steel mill in Mingo Junction will employ 1,000 people as the company that purchased it earlier this years pumps $500 million into the plant, its corporate vice president said Wednesday. Pete Vojvodich, vice president of human resources and safety for JSW ...

Judge Holds Belmont County Commissioner Mark Thomas in Contempt

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont County Commissioner Mark Thomas has been ordered to provide records to a plaintiff’s attorney by Jan. 4 or serve 30 days in jail for contempt of court. Common Pleas Judge John Vavra imposed the order in court Wednesday, according to Belmont County Clerk of Court ...

West Virginia Governor Appoints Hutchison to State Supreme Court

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals is whole again after the appointment of Raleigh County Circuit Judge John Hutchison to the bench. Hutchison replaces former Justice Allen Loughry, who resigned after he was convicted in October of wire fraud and other offenses. Gov. ...

Trump’s Ex-Lawyer, Michael Cohen, Sentenced To Three Years

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s one-time fixer, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for crimes that included arranging the payment of hush money during the White House campaign to conceal his boss’ alleged sexual affairs, telling a judge that “blind ...

Manchin Gains Key Role on Energy Panel

By ELANA SCHOR Associated Press WASHINGTON — West Virginia’s Joe Manchin will become the Democrats’ top member on the Senate energy committee, giving the coal-state lawmaker a prominent position to shape policy. Manchin’s prospective ascension to the top Democratic spot on the ...

Capito, Manchin Announce FEMA Funding for Ohio, Hancock Counties

WHEELING -- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $4.4 million for West Virginia through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public ...

EPA Proposes Major Rollback of Waters of the United States Rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cabinet chiefs and GOP lawmakers celebrated alongside farm and business leaders Tuesday as the Trump administration made good on one of its biggest promised environmental rollbacks, proposing to remove protections for thousands of waterways nationwide. Environmental groups ...