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Interstate 70 Wreck Sends 2 to Hospital Sunday

BROOKSIDE — A multi-vehicle wreck on Interstate 70 sent two people to the hospital Sunday evening. Trooper Mike Grant of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the accident took place in the eastbound lanes at 4:39 p.m. near the Bridgeport exit. Grant said the accident was due to the ...

Wheeling Police Department’s Active Warrant List Grows to 875

WHEELING — The city’s police department has a significantly high number of warrants out for the arrest of individuals in Wheeling and elsewhere, according to city police. The Wheeling Police Department has about 875 outstanding warrants on its active warrant list, a document that is 20 ...

School Bus Drivers Transport the Future

WHEELING — They start each day by checking under the hood to make sure the school bus is in top operational order, and their goal is to make certain each young passenger makes it safely to his or her destination. Along the way, they may lead a chorus of “Happy Birthday,” or give a ...

Veterans 10K Run Marks Its 10th Year in Wheeling

WHEELING — For the 10th consecutive year, veterans and supporters set off Saturday in the Lois Stobbs Memorial Veterans 10K Run/Walk to raise funds to help those who have served. Hugh Stobbs, widower of Lois Stobbs, the race’s namesake, said about $80,000 has been raised and donated to ...

Redheads Converge in Wheeling for Festival of Their Own

WHEELING — A crop of carrot-tops crowded the second floor of the YWCA in Wheeling on Saturday for the first Ohio Valley Redhead Festival. Ron Scott Jr., cultural diversity and community director, said there was some excitement for the event. Unfortunately, though, several vendors were ...

Dancing with the Ohio Valley Stars Champs

Photo Provided Marshall County Magistrate Zachary Allman and Ashley Martinez from Salsa Heat Dance Studio pose with the trophies they received for winning the ninth annual Augusta Levy Learning Center’s Dancing with the Ohio Valley Stars competition on Saturday. Nine local celebrities were ...

Bell: Time For New Voices, New Ideas

WHEELING — When Diana Bell was appointed to the Wheeling Human Rights Commission in 1997 by then-mayor Jack Lipphardt, she never imagined her two-year “term” would last 22 years. This month, Bell is submitting her resignation — with some reservation — to the commission. Bell said ...

City Officials Discuss Wheeling-Pitt Rehabilitation, Parking Garage

WHEELING — The rehabilitation of the former Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Building and a proposed adjacent parking garage are still on the table for Wheeling, city officials confirmed this week. Mayor Glenn Elliott and Vice Mayor Chad Thalman spoke Monday about the future of the 12-story Market ...

Ohio County’s Teacher of the Year Tells Kiwanis About His ‘Journey’

WHEELING — Wheeling Park High School teacher Aaron Fedorke believes students “who aren’t college bound can always be career bound.” Fedorke told Wheeling Kiwanis members Thursday about his “journey” from being a journeyman in the construction trades to being Ohio County Schools ...

AP-NORC Poll: More Support than Oppose Impeachment Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans approve of the impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump than disapprove of it, though only about a third say the inquiry should be a top priority for Congress, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs ...

Officials Provide Mixed Outlook for Ohio Valley’s Economy

WHEELING — The region’s economy is facing challenges but should see long-term growth, Ohio Valley business professionals and officials heard Wednesday during the 2019 Wheeling Economic Area Outlook Conference. The event at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack included presentations ...

Ohio Officials Weigh in on Murray Energy Restructuring

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Officials in Belmont and Monroe Counties gave their reactions in the wake of Murray Energy filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy Tuesday and the plan to transfer assets to the newly-formed Murray NewCo. The company is seeking Chapter 11 protection through the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, ...

Heavy Rain in Wheeling Floods Roads

WHEELING – Heavy rain Thursday afternoon in the Wheeling area caused problems for motorists as water flooded some streets, causing road closures.

W.Va. Congressional Delegation Votes Against Impeachment Inquiry

CHARLESTON — Voting mostly along party lines, the U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to formalize impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, with West Virginia’s Republican lawmakers voting against the resolution. Voting 232-196, the House approved a resolution that ...

Columbus Murder Suspect Arrested in Wheeling

WHEELING — A Columbus resident wanted on several felony charges was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Wheeling. Jordyn Preston, 20, was arrested around 1 p.m. Tuesday by the U.S. Marshals Service Northern District of West Virginia. Preston was wanted for multiple charges, including contempt of ...

Democrats push impeachment rules package through House

By ALAN FRAM and MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats pushed a package of ground rules for their impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump through a sharply divided House Thursday, the chamber's first formal vote in a fight that could stretch into the 2020 ...

Initial Relief Granted in Murray Energy Bankruptcy Hearing

CINCINNATI — Judge John Hoffman granted the initial relief Murray Energy Corp. sought during the company’s first hearing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio on Wednesday. Murray Energy filed for Chapter 11 protection on Tuesday, citing $1.7 billion in debt and the ...

No Layoffs Planned at Murray Energy

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Murray Energy Corp. is not going out of business, nor is it planning any layoffs as a result of entering the bankruptcy process. The company is stressing these points in communications with its employees after seeking Chapter 11 protection through the U.S. Bankruptcy Court ...

Sand Truck Wreck Closes W.Va. 88

BETHLEHEM — A sand truck struck a telephone pole Wednesday evening, closing W.Va. 88 for hours through the night. According to a Division of Highways official at the scene, the driver of the truck was reportedly uninjured after striking a telephone pole on the road which passes through ...