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Easter Craft and Vendor Event slated for March 20

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — An Easter Craft and Vendor Event is set to take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 20 at the Belmont County Fairgrounds’ Wise Building. The event will feature 40 different vendors selling a variety of goods, wares and crafts. The vendors will be set up inside and outside ...

Welcoming back the faithful

WHEELING — The short take on COVID-19 and worship in the Ohio Valley? Vaccines have been more than a literal shot in the arm. Clergy report the faithful are trickling back to churches and temples as disease count continues to drop. The longer view? Worship ranging from Roman ...

Some Wheeling council members wavering on Bluefield State project

WHEELING — Wheeling City Council members had mixed reactions to backlash from three local institutions of higher learning, which this week jointly and publicly opposed the city’s efforts to bring Bluefield State College to Wheeling. Some council members on Thursday indicated that, moving ...

Suspect in Wheeling Island shooting now wanted for murder

The suspect in a January shooting on Wheeling Island is now wanted for murder after the victim died Thursday evening. The Wheeling Police Department is now looking for 19-year-old Niyajah A. Hales for the murder of Michael J. Jackson, 41, of Wheeling. Jackson, who was shot on Jan. 28 at the ...

Belmont County sheriff’s dog ‘Loki’ turns 1 year old

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Loki, the Belmont County Sheriff’s Department’s unofficial mascot, turned 1 year old on March 9. The dog, purchased by Sheriff Dave Lucas as his personal pet last year, celebrated the occasion on Tuesday with Lucas and children attending the department’s Explorers ...

Former Wheeling man arrested in connection with Capitol attack

A former Wheeling man allegedly seen on video rummaging through documents on the Senate floor during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was arrested Tuesday in connection with the attack on Congress. Dale “DJ” Shalvey allegedly wore tactical equipment, including a green helmet, ...