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BHS alumni homecoming this weekend

BELLAIRE — Calling all Big Reds! Bellaire High School homecoming weekend and alumni festivities will be held this Friday and Saturday. Organizers of the alumni events announced some changes to the original plans. Due to a scheduling conflict, the Sons of Italy was not available to host ...

Wheeling Police lend support for levy

WHEELING — Falling in line with city firefighters, the Wheeling Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 38 is throwing its support behind the city’s efforts to provide a new Public Safety Building for its first responders. Firefighters pledged their support earlier this summer. Members of the ...

Davis to be sentenced in murder case

WHEELING — The trial scheduled to begin this week for DeAndre Davis ended before it began, which also put the case against two brothers accused of a Wheeling Island murder near its finality. Davis, 27, entered an Alford plea Friday before Circuit Judge David Sims. The plea came three days ...

Five dogs removed from partially collapsed Warwood house

WHEELING — The Ohio County dog warden removed five dogs from a home in Warwood after emergency officials responded to a call Wednesday afternoon to a partially collapsed structure. Dog Warden Doug McCroskey said he came to the scene after Wheeling firefighters called him regarding the dogs. ...

Plenty of Fall fun on tap

MARTINS FERRY — Summer fun may be over, but there are plenty of fall festivals coming up to entertain Ohio Valley residents. The annual Barnesville Pumpkin Festival is set for Sept. 27-30 in downtown Barnesville. The popular festival includes the much-loved King Pumpkin weigh-in contest at ...

Survivor continues pulling for a cure at smoke out

CADIZ — The Fourth Annual Fall Smoke Out Truck and Tractor Pull is slated to be held Sept. 29 to benefit skin cancer victims. The event was created by Zack Jones, who fought Undifferentiated Embryonal Sarcoma when he was only 14 years old. Jones is now 22 and cancer free, living on his ...

Newspapers cancel debate

WHEELING — A debate between the two leading candidates for the U.S. Senate in West Virginia, which had been proposed for Oct. 14 in Wheeling, will not be held. Three leading newspaper companies, including The Intelligencer’s parent firm in Wheeling, had proposed the event. Also involved ...

Goodwill offers workforce training to seniors

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — If you are 55 years of age or older, have a low income and want to get back into the workforce, Goodwill can help. Participants can get paid while learning new skills through the Senior Community Service Employment Program at Goodwill. Here’s what to expect when you ...

Grocery store leaders to cut pumpkin festival ribbon

BARNESVILLE — The Laurel and Hardy of the advertising world, Brian and Peter Riesbeck, will be dropping their spatulas and picking up scissors Sept. 27 when they cut the ribbon to open the 55th annual Barnesville Pumpkin Festival. The Riesbeck grocery store chain has been a strong supporter ...

Workplace Violence Seminar

Photo Provided Nearly 100 attendees at Wheeling Hospital’s annual Workplace Violence Seminar recently heard from many experts, including Bethany Hayes. She is an investigator for the Muskingum County (Ohio) Prosecutor’s Office and an authority on preparing for and responding to workplace ...

Shadyside Homecoming Queen

Photo by Paul Krajnyak Haleigh Osman is crowned as Shadyside’s 2018 homecoming queen at Fleming Field during halftime of the Tigers’ game against Meadowbrook on Friday. Shadyside prevailed 26-22.

Union Local Homecoming Queen

Photo by Alyssa Morrison Alison Loase smiles after being selected as Union Local High School’s homecoming queen on Friday night. The Jets were defeated 28-7 on their home turf by the Huskies of Harrison Central.

After 90 days, FBI joins search for missing Belmont County couple

MARTINS FERRY — Brian Goff and Joni Davis were last seen more than 90 days ago, and now another agency is getting involved in the search for them. Goff, 64, and Davis, 55, both of Martins Ferry, have been missing since June 10. That was the date they were last seen, leaving Pizza Hut on ...

ArcelorMittal employees plan strike authorization vote

WEIRTON — Members of United Steelworkers Local 2911 at ArcelorMittal Weirton are being asked to attend one of two meetings Monday to take a strike authorization vote. Local 2911 President Mark Glyptis said the vote, which will be taken at meetings at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the union hall, ...

Flour truck hits pole

T-L Photo/KIM NORTH A TRACTOR-trailer hauling flour to Nickles Bakery failed to make a turn Thursday morning from Aetna to Broadway streets in Martins Ferry. The truck struck a utility pole. The tractor-trailer was registered to WWW Transport and had an Iowa license plate. Traffic was backed ...

Immunization rate rises at the Belmont County Health Department

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — More Belmont County families are using the immunization services offered through the county’s health department. Linda Mehl, director of nursing, said the number of childhood immunizations increased this summer in preparation for the new school year. Speaking at the ...

BOE names bond advisory committee

WHEELING — The Ohio County Board of Education has assembled its team of community members to lead them through decisions regarding $76 million in upcoming construction projects. Members of the board’s bond committee include past school officials, those with knowledge of construction and ...

The Jefferson County commissioners review bridge bids

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County commissioners opened bids Thursday to replace a bridge that was closed seven years ago. County Engineer James Branagan said a temporary bridge on Mingo Junction-Goulds Road was put in place in 2011. Branagan at the time was able to secure federal highway ...

Second three-car wreck in two days

T-L Photo/ ROBERT A. DEFRANK Two people were transported Thursday to a hospital with minor injuries following a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 70. Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers said they responded to the crash at the 224 mile marker. According to initial reports, the driver of an ...