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Detours expected with lower bridge weight limit

WHEELING — Downgrading the weight limit of the Washington Avenue Bridge in Wheeling is expected to cause logistical changes that will also increase travel time for many large trucks and buses that regularly use the aging span. City of Wheeling officials announced this week that the weight ...

Road repairs expected once utility work is complete

FLUSHING — Mayor Angelo Vincenzo expressed confidence that damages to Johnson Lane will be fixed once utility work is completed there after a resident expressed frustration from dealing with the resulting water runoff for six months. At the Aug. 8 regular council meeting, Flushing resident ...

Common Slovakian Roots

BARTON — St. Nicholas Orthodox Church will host a visit from Bishop Milan Lach, S.J., this weekend. Milanis a hierarch of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma, Ohio. The bishop and members of his family have planned this visit because their ancestors and the ancestors of many church ...

Two arrested in Wheeling Island shooting death

WHEELING — Two people have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of an Ohio man on Wheeling Island earlier this week. Danny Ivan Mendoza, 25, of Maryland and Mai’ehia Lane-Plater, 22, of Wheeling, were arrested Wednesday afternoon in Fort Washington, Maryland, after Wheeling ...

Accident claims life of Scio woman

CADIZ — Mary Taylor, 60, of Scio, was killed in a two-vehicle accident that happened about 11:45 a.m. Monday on U.S. 22, west of Cadiz, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Taylor was driving a 1998 Nissan pickup truck east on the road when police say she lost control of the vehicle. ...

Teachers learn new skills in Ferry

Photo Provided Martins Ferry City Schools staff learned to “Stop the Bleed” at an in-service session Monday. Students in the district returned to school Tuesday. More than 100 staff members were taught how to control bleeding, use a tourniquet and package a wound. Starting her 51st year ...

Break-in reported at St. C.

T-L Photo/ROBERT A. DEFRANK and Photo provided St. Clairsville police are on the lookout for a suspect caught on camera at King’s Auto Glass during a reported breakin 8:30 p.m. Monday on East Main Street. Police Chief Jeff Henry provided a picture, apparently of a young man. “We have no ...

Wheeling Island local reacts to deadly shooting

WHEELING — While police continue to investigate the shooting death of a man on Wheeling Island, local residents have expressed concern over the safety of their community. Joseph Edward Harrison, 25, of Cleveland was fatally shot on the Island Monday afternoon, and police are still searching ...

Section of Fitzsimmons Family Dog Park in Wheeling closed temporarily

WHEELING — Larger canine companions will have to sit out visiting Wheeling’s dog park for the next week or so while the city regrows grass at a section of the facility. The part of the Fitzsimmons Family Dog Park reserved for large breed dogs is closed temporarily to allow the surface to ...

Complex’s needs bring new technology to Ohio County

WHEELING — Ohio County officials soon will be controlling temperature levels, lighting and other functions at the county’s new sports complex from home through their cell phones — and the technology is expected to expand to other county-owned buildings at The Highlands, and even the ...

Murder charge filed in Steubenville death

STEUBENVILLE — A murder charge has been filed in municipal court against the man suspected in the killing of Brittany Littlejohn, 32, who was found outside her house at 417 Maxwell Ave. early Monday. Jason C. Twiley, 27, of Steubenville is wanted on the murder charge. Steubenville Police ...

Motive still sought in Hancock County shooting spree

NEW CUMBERLAND — Authorities are still trying to figure out what triggered a shooting spree Wednesday evening in rural Hancock County that left one woman dead and four people wounded in a 30-minute crime spree that terrorized residents in the northern part of the county. On Thursday, ...

Prison inmate stabbed by fellow inmate

ST. CLAIRSVILLE— An assault that occurred earlier this week between two inmates left one of them hospitalized. The assault occurred Tuesday evening at the Belmont Correctional Institution outside of St. Clairsville. Eric Lyle, assistant warden, said the fight was a “one-on-one ...

Union Local steak fry Saturday

MORRISTOWN — The Union Local Band Boosters will be holding a steak fry fundraiser this weekend. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Wise horticultural building at the Belmont County Fairground. This event will have no shortage of prizes thanks to the generosity of ...

Man faces charges after high-speed chase

BELLIRE — A Moundsville man was arrested Tuesday on several charges including aggravated vehicular assault after he allegedly attempted to run down a Bellaire police officer with his vehicle twice then led officers on a high-speed chase that ended in a crash in Yorkville. Jonathan Michael ...

Yorkville police chase ends in Marietta

YORKVILLE — Sherman Michael Floyd Leasure, 18, of Bellaire reportedly led officers on a high-speed chase that spanned four counties Tuesday. According to Yorkville Police officer T.J. Scott, the incident began when he noticed Leasure’s vehicle driving on Public Road in Yorkville with ...

Delays expected as prep work begins on I-70 near state line

WHEELING — Motorists traveling Interstate 70 in Ohio County near the Pennsylvania State Line can expect delays in the coming weeks once again as the West Virginia Department of Highways has started making preparations on the highway for more longwall mining in the area. The work is being ...

OOGA keeps ‘safety first’ as it educates producers, responders

ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Safety first, safety always - that was the premise that attracted local natural gas and oil producers and area first responders to learn about Wild Well Control on Tuesday. Mike Chadsey, spokesman for the Columbus-based Ohio Oil and Gas Association, said the program was the ...

Former WPHS teacher Harbert pleads guilty

WHEELING — Former Wheeling Park High School teacher Elizabeth Harbert pleaded guilty Tuesday to third-degree sexual assault for her lengthy sexual relationship with a former student and was sentenced to one to five years in state prison. Harbert, 42, of 8 Four Sisters Drive, Moundsville, ...

Wheeling’s historic bridges span centuries

WHEELING — As debate rages over the condition of area bridges and highways, a Wheeling historian is examining the legacy of the city’s well-known spans. Jeanne Finstein presented a Wheeling 250 program on historic infrastructure Tuesday at the Ohio County Public Library in which she ...