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Italian Festival: Homecoming for many area residents

July 23, 2016 WHEELING — As the aroma of grilled sausage, steak and onions filled the air over Wheeling’s waterfront Friday, thousands of people turned out to celebrate Italian culture as the 34th-annual Upper... more »»

County Recorder: Deeds by mail likely is scam

July 23, 2016 MARTINS FERRY — Belmont County Recorder Mary Catherine Nixon said she wants residents to be aware of a scam involving deeds by mail that is occurring in the county. more »»

Darby hopes for accountability with BOE

July 23, 2016 WOODSFIELD — The appointment late Tuesday of Beallsville resident Ken Darby to the Switzerland of Ohio Board of Education was described as a tough choice by other board members tasked with replacing... more »»

Bennett stepping down as Bellaire chamber president

July 23, 2016 BELLAIRE — The Bellaire Chamber of Commerce is in the market for a new president. Lou Ann Bennett, current president, announced her intentions to resign the position this week. more »»

Okie Barton III pleads guilty to slaying father, stepmother

July 22, 2016 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Okie Barton III faces 33 years behind bars after he admitted to slaying his parents. more »»

Commercial Vehicle Group Inc. to close plant in Shadyside, eliminating 172 jobs

July 22, 2016 SHADYSIDE — The Upper Ohio Valley will lose yet another industrial plant, as officials with Commercial Vehicle Group Inc. more »»

Harrison Hills Board of Education hold emergency meeting to investigate complaint

July 22, 2016 CADIZ — The Harrison Hills Board of Education held an emergency meeting Thursday to investigate a complaint against an employee. more »»

Trump pledges to restore sense of public safety

July 22, 2016 CLEVELAND — In the swirl of balloons and cheers of the masses, Donald Trump finally had his Rocky moment after a rocky convention, and now Democrats are eager to step up for their own spectacle. more »»

Italian Heritage Fstival opens today in Heritage Port

July 22, 2016 WHEELING — Get ready to paint the town red, white and green as the 34th-annual Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival takes over Wheeling’s Heritage Port this weekend. more »»

Ferry leaders to meet county auditor

July 21, 2016 MARTINS FERRY — The Purple City’s leaders will learn how much money it will be allocated from the county’s coffers during a budget hearing next week. more »»

UPDATE: Okie Barton III to be sentenced Aug. 8 for double murder

July 21, 2016 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Okie Eugene Barton III will be sentenced on Aug. 8 for the murders of his father and stepmother. more »»

Dunn pleads guilty to manslaughter in shooting

July 21, 2016 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The man who fired the shot that killed Gregg Thompson at the Jaycee Manor Apartments in Martins Ferry last November pleaded guilty to manslaughter Wednesday. more »»

Belmont puts levy on ballot

July 21, 2016 BELMONT — Voters in the village of Belmont will decide in November whether to approve a replacement levy based on current property values rather than appraisals that are more than 50 years old. more »»

Bellaire Sons of Italy prep sausages for Italian Festival

July 20, 2016 BELLAIRE — The Bellaire Sons of Italy will be active in the days leading up to the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival in Wheeling this weekend, as club volunteers work to make their famous... more »»

Guilty plea in shooting death

July 20, 2016 ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Darrondres Dunn pleaded guilty to manslaughter today in the November shooting death of Gregg Thompson in Martins Ferry. more »»

Reigning Queen of Queens hosts fundraiser

July 20, 2016 BROOKSIDE — Shortly after Briana Massey was crowned the 2015 Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Queen of Queens a year ago, the Bridgeport graduate embarked upon her lifetime dream of serving in the... more »»

Darby takes Switzerland of Ohio Board of Education vacant seat

July 20, 2016 WOODSFIELD — After hours of interviews behind closed doors, the Switzerland of Ohio Board of Education named Ken Darby to the vacant seat on the board. more »»

11-year-old Martins Ferry boy arrested for alleged threats

July 20, 2016 MARTINS FERRY — An 11-year-old Martins Ferry boy was arrested Monday on the charge of inducing panic in the community after he allegedly threatened to “shoot up” the city, said Martins Ferry Police... more »»

Kids found living in ‘poor’ conditions, Bellaire man arrested

July 20, 2016 MARTINS FERRY — Shelby Williams of Bellaire was arrested Monday after allegedly lying to police and then attempting to flee from them at the St. Myers apartments in Martins Ferry. more »»

Trump triumphs as Republican nominee

July 20, 2016 CLEVELAND — Cementing an extraordinary political takeover, Republicans nominated Donald Trump Tuesday night as their presidential standard-bearer, hitching their hopes of keeping Democrat Hillary... more »»



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