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Idea for Teen Court Presented in Wheeling

WHEELING — Community youth advocates are seeking a teen court program for Ohio County, and they are suggesting a $5 increase in court costs to fund the initiative. Martha Polinsky, project coordinator with the Community Impact Coalition; Brooke County Magistrate Robin Snyder; and Claudia Raymer, exe


Canines Enjoying Reopened Fitzsimmons Family Dog Park in Wheeling

WHEELING — Tails were wagging again at Wheeling’s dog park on Thursday afternoon after the facility reopened the day prior. The Fitzsimmons Family Dog Park, closed since November for drainage work and other repairs, reopened Wednesday morning to the delight of many Friendly City canine companions an


The Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling Golf Scramble at Crispin Golf Center at Oglebay Park Set for May 3

The Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling is seeking sponsors and golfers to tee off and help feed the hungry. The Lindsey High Scott Memorial Tournament golf scramble is set for May 3 at Crispin Golf Center at Oglebay Park, and entry is limited to 26 teams of four.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


One big mistake? After week in jail, Ohio woman let go with all charges dropped

CINCINNATI, OH (WOIO) - Ashley Foster is just happy to be out of jail. She was arrested this past Thursday in the Target parking lot on Beechmont, only to be let go a week later and told all of her charges had been dropped.


This week in West Virginia histroy

The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. April 21, 1908: Traditional musician Phoeba Cottrell Parsons was born in Calhoun County. Parsons’s traditional claw-hammer banjo style, unaccompa


Man jumps in Ohio River after police chase in Marietta

A Little Hocking man was arrested Thursday after leading police on a chase through Marietta and then jumping in the Ohio River in an attempt to evade officers. Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks said that a detective from the sheriff’s office was driving down Seventh Street at approximately 9:30


Broadway superstar joins Wheeling Symphony

WHEELING — Soprano Sierra Boggess will be the guest artist when the the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra presents Once Upon a Time at 7:30 p.m. April 26. Music director finalist John Devlin will conduct the performance at the Capitol Theatre.


Proposed Bank on National Road Discussed At Wheeling Ward 5 Meeting

WHEELING — Bank representatives and city officials answered questions posed by residents who live near the site of a proposed bank on National Road at a Wheeling Ward 5 meeting Tuesday evening.


West Virginia State Police searching for woman with 3-year-old child, outstanding warrant for child concealment

BECKLEY — The West Virginia State Police needs help finding a woman from Raleigh County who has a 3-year-old child in her custody. State Police Beckley Detachment is looking for Janette Welch, 50, of the Coal City area of Raleigh County.


Fraud, breach of contract claimed in lawsuit linked to sports betting going dark at 2 WV casinos

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A civil lawsuit has been filed in connection with the sports betting controversy that’s impacted two casinos in West Virginia. Delaware North iGaming, a subsidiary of Delaware North which owns the Wheeling Island Casino and Racetrack in Wheeling and Mardi Gras Casino in Nitro, filed


Goodwin Foot and Ankle Center patient alleges surgery caused pain, functional loss in toe

WHEELING – The patient of an Ohio County doctor alleges she was caused pain because of issues from a surgery. Dottie A. Jaeger filed a complaint in Ohio Circuit Court against Joseph Goodwin D.P.M. and Goodwin Foot and Ankle Center PLLC alleging breach of the standard of care.


Outdoors: West Virginia DNR issues bear reminder

CHARLESTON – Spring is here and black bears will be coming out of their winter hibernation and looking for food, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources said. Feeding black bears is a violation of state law and is a misguided disservice to the animal, Colin Carpenter, black bear project lead


New York man sentenced to prison on drug charges

STEUBENVILLE — Elijah M. Ross, 32, of Rochester, N.Y., was sentenced to three years in prison on Thursday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Michelle Miller after Ross pleaded guilty to drug charges.


West Virginia expanding peer recovery services

The people in one of the hospital emergency rooms just wanted to get rid of him. Cliff Massey had several overdoses in the region over the years. These days, he is in recovery and works at the Fayette County Health Department.


Cleveland Man Gave Police A False Name When He Was Arrested on Wheeling Island

WHEELING ­– An Ohio man who was arrested for drug possession Saturday on Wheeling Island now faces more charges after the Wheeling Police Department said he lied to officers by providing a fake name.


Police say Bellaire man stole from elderly woman, faces 7 counts

BELLAIRE, Ohio (WTRF) Bellaire Police Chief Dick Flanagan says there’s nothing lower than stealing from the elderly. Flanagan says a man approached an elderly woman shopping in Kroger on Tuesday, offering to “help” her by pushing her cart and getting items down from shelves for her.



Engineering of Weirton continue to perform the annual inspection of the Wheeling. Suspension Bridge through this Friday. The West Virginia Division of Highways advises that from daily between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. intermittent single-lane closures may occur during the inspection. Traffic will be maintain


7 men from Butler County are on Ohio’s Death Row. Here’s what they did.

BUTLER COUNTY — Of the 137 Ohio prison inmates sentenced to death for convictions of aggravated murder, seven are connected to Butler County. Earlier this year, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said he is halting executions until the state devises a new lethal injection protocol that overcomes any court challe


Linsly Sweeps Martins Ferry in Softball Twinbill

WHEELING — Going into Thursday’s doubleheader against Martins Ferry, the Linsly softball team was in prime position. The Cadets stood atop of the OVAC 3A standings and were well on their way to a semifinal appearance.