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Wanted Belmont County man arrested in Wheeling

Wheeling police and the Belmont County Sheriff's Office arrested a fugitive from Belmont County on Tuesday night. They arrested 22-year old Clint Lekanudos on Wheeling Island around 11:30. Police say he was wanted for failing to appear on three felony drug charges out of Ohio. He is in the Northern

WTOV 9 - 2018-03-21 10:43:20

Hankish of Wheeling Gets Almost 5 Years In Federal Prison

A Wheeling man who was found with an AK-47 and drugs in his Elm Grove home will serve nearly five years in prison on firearm and drug charges. Peter "Pete" Kahil Hankish II, 44, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm and one count of possession with intent to distribute met

INTELLIGENCER - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

Downtown Wheeling Traffic Plan Is Controversial, No Two Ways About It

Photo by Casey Junkins Although vehicles now flow exclusively north on Market Street in downtown Wheeling, Mayor Glenn Elliott believes this is the time to allow two-way traffic there and on Main Street. WHEELING - Mayor Glenn Elliott and resident Charles Ballouz seem to have the same goal: a safer

INTELLIGENCER - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

Wheeling Officials Seek Input On Suspension Bridge Park

Photo by Casey Junkins A barge travels north on the Ohio River beneath the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. City of Wheeling officials may construct a park to the immediate south of the span, which is a National Historic Landmark. The Wheeling Suspension Bridge has been a National Historic Landmark since

INTELLIGENCER - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

Wheeling man to spend multiple years in jail for attempted murder

Deandre Williams, 20, recently turned down a deal, and then changed his mind. As a result, Williams will serve 3-15 years in prison, the maximum sentence. A Wheeling man facing an attempted murder charge pleaded guilty on Tuesday in an Ohio County courtroom. Deandre Williams, 20, recently turned dow

WTOV 9 - 2018-03-20 18:07:35

Man in critical condition after being shot in Wheeling

A man shot in Wheeling on Sunday night is in critical condition, but he's said to be improving. The shooting took place on Bishop Street in the Edgewood section of the city. Neighbors say they heard about six gunshots shortly before 11 p.m. Neighbors then called Wheeling Police. When they arrived, t


Jury recommends life without parole for Golsby in Reagan Tokes' murder

After deliberating for seven hours over two days, a jury decided that Brian Golsby's life should be spared in the murder of Reagan Tokes. It recommended life in prison without parole. The penalty phase of the two-week-long trial ended with Golsby reacting how he has throughout, head bowed toward the

COLUMBUS DISPATCH - 2018-03-21 16:47:27

Wheeling City Council Approves $35 Million Budget

Photo by Casey Junkins Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott looks on during the Tuesday city council meeting. WHEELING - With barely a whimper of discussion about their budget this year, members of Wheeling City Council on Tuesday voted 7-0 to approve the $35 million fiscal 2018-19 spending plan, which incl

INTELLIGENCER - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

Simulator at Wheeling Park High School Drives Home Dangers of DUI

Photo by Jessica Broverman Wheeling Park High School sophomore Louie Aulick takes his turn Monday in a simulator that mimics the effects of driving while intoxicated. More than 100 Wheeling Park High School students are taking part in the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration DUI Sim

INTELLIGENCER - 2018-03-20 07:00:00

Two arrested after police find drugs in separate traffic stops

Police also pulled over Robby Ross Jr. during a traffic stop at around 1 a.m. Saturday morning on the Jefferson Avenue Extension. There, they found Meth, crack cocaine, marijuana, Xanax and $3,000 in cash. Moundsville Police arrested two individuals after they discovered drugs and cash during separa


Woman charged with bringing drugs into Youngstown jail

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) - A woman is facing charges after police found drugs stuffed inside a body cavity when taken to jail. Police were on patrol in Victory Estates around 12:30 a.m. Saturday. They saw a woman stabbing at a vehicle's rear tires with a long-bladed knife and yelling at people. The w


Search warrant nets three on drug-related charges

WOODSFIELD - The Special Response Team of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at a Lewisville home and arrested three individuals on drug-related charges. WTOV 9 News identified the suspects as: Tammy Forshey, of Lewisville, facing two counts of possession of drugs and si


Driver dies in overnight crash

26-year old Jon Campbell died after crashing the vehicle he was driving Saturday night along Harlansburg Road in Hickory Township. Pennsylvania State Police say the vehicle went airborne over an embankment and crashed into a tree then rolled several times. Troopers believe speed was a factor in the


Bobcat captured trying to catch a ride on Gateway Clipper?

It was a busy Sunday morning for people at the Gateway Clipper. A bobcat was found just prior to people boarding The Empress on the third deck. It was discovered during a routine boat inspection. Representatives from the Gateway Clipper called 9-1-1 and Pittsburgh animal control officers were dispat