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Moundsville Gathers for Tree Lighting by Miss West Virginia

December 14, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — City residents were joined by Miss West Virginia Paige Madden last week as the Gold, Khourey and Turak offices celebrated its 12th annual Christmas tree lightin. more »»

Dealership Collecting Gifts For Veterans

December 14, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Thomas Auto Centers is teaming up to honor local veterans this holiday season. Thomas is accepting donations at the dealership in St. more »»

City Welcomes Another New Police Chief

December 13, 2014 For the third time in six months, the city of McMechen will have a new police chief. Since the dismissal of former Chief David Robinson, the position has been a hot seat. more »»

Museum Opens For Sneak Peek Weekend

December 13, 2014 The public gets the opportunity this weekend to learn about Belmont County’s history — from local industry to a man who had a hand in designing one of America’s most famous vessels — through exhibit... more »»

New Playground Planned Inside Ohio Valley Mall

December 13, 2014 Young children often get restless while mommy and daddy go shopping, so the Ohio Valley Mall is bringing in a new “Kid Zone” indoor soft playground to keep them occupied. more »»

Woman Flees Police

December 13, 2014 Wheeling police arrested Nadja Nicole Makara, 25, of Moundsville early Friday after she allegedly led two cruisers on a chase through Wheelin. more »»

Christmas Giveaway Event Slated Dec. 20

December 13, 2014 A Christmas basket giveaway is slated from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 20 at Bethlehem Apostolic Temple, 330 Main St., Wheeling. The annual event starts with a Health Fair at 10 a.m. more »»

Library Technology Upgrade Welcomed

December 13, 2014 Visitors to West Liberty University’s Elbin Library will notice new upgrades such as strange-looking egg chairs equipped with iPads and whiteboard tables topped with large-screen computer monitors. more »»

Homeless Man Tries to Disarm Police Officer

December 13, 2014 A homeless man spent several hours lying in a store parking lot Thursday before ending up handcuffed to a hospital bed at Ohio Valley Medical Center after he allegedly tried to take a firearm from a... more »»

Police Reports

December 13, 2014 BELMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT On Thursday, Timothy D. Hans Jr., 30, of 606 Monroe St., Martins Ferry, was arrested for failure to appear. There was no bond. On Thursday, Jaune R. more »»

Commissioners Extend Loan on $31M Highlands Debt

December 12, 2014 Over the past six years, the Ohio County Development Authority has paid down about $17 million in debt on properties at The Highlands, but it still owes about $31 million. more »»

Man Pleads Guilty to Reduced Charges in Robbery

December 12, 2014 Ricardo Stephen Harrison decided to plead guilty to a reduced charge Thursday rather than face a jury trial in his first-degree robbery case. more »»

City Offers Parking For Free

December 12, 2014 The city of Moundsville is extending an annual Christmas gift to locals. Out of town and resident shoppers alike will be able to enjoy free parking throughout the city until New Year’s Day. more »»

Mingo Village Council Approves Water Rate Increase

December 12, 2014 Village Council this week agreed to raise water rates for homeowners — but the proposed increase will leave the village short of being able to make its bond payment on the water plant. more »»

Rusnak Murder Case Moving Forward

December 12, 2014 Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. overruled a motion this week to dismiss murder indictments in a nearly four-decade-old case. more »»

Kesselring Takes Reins for Red Cross Region

December 12, 2014 The American Red Cross of Northwest West Virginia, which covers the Northern Panhandle, this week named Sharon Kesselring as its new executive director. more »»

Ponko Facing Four Charges

December 12, 2014 State Police troopers this week charged Katelyn Ponko, 19, of 1984 Chapel Hill Road with destruction of property, obstructing an officer, assault on an officer and disorderly conduct after a... more »»

Dobson Charged With Growing Marijuana

December 12, 2014 Aaron Glen Dobson, an illegal alien from New Zealand, is facing multiple charges after State Police troopers learned he allegedly was growing marijuana plants at the West Liberty home where he was... more »»

Man Facing Cocaine Charges

December 12, 2014 Federal authorities last week arrested Kenneth Smith, 25, of Moundsville after a federal grand jury returned a five-count indictment charging him with cocaine trafficking. U.S. more »»

ODOT Lays Out Plans for New Mall Road

December 11, 2014 The final plans for the Mall Road connection project were announced this week by the Ohio Department of Transportation. more »»

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