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  • Wheeling Banks Meet with Police After String of Bank Robberies

    Wheeling Banks Meet with Police After String of Bank Robberies

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:45:29 GMT
    Rich Lucas, the President and CEO of Main Street Bank along with other representatives from every bank with a branch in Wheeling met with Chief Shawn Schwertfeger about the recent rash of bank robberies. The meeting covered what banks are doing to prevent and deter future bank robberies in the Wheeling area. Lucas says that all banks already have policies and procedures in place and each employee is trained how to deal with a robbery and the tips brought up by the Chief and Detectives were ve...
    Rich Lucas, the President and CEO of Main Street Bank along with other representatives from every bank with a branch in Wheeling met with Chief Shawn Schwertfeger about the recent rash of bank robberies. The meeting covered what banks are doing to prevent and deter future bank robberies in the Wheeling area. Lucas says that all banks already have policies and procedures in place and each employee is trained how to deal with a robbery and the tips brought up by the Chief and Detectives were ve...
  • Wheeling Jesuit University Announces Partnership with City's Recreation Department

    Wheeling Jesuit University Announces Partnership with City's Recreation Department

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:23:17 GMT
    The Wheeling Recreation Department and Wheeling Jesuit University will work hand in hand to care for the parks around the college's campus.Wednesday students helped clean up the Pleasanton Ballfield near the back entrance of campus. The first time clean up will become a biannual event and the university will also help out with other projects at the parks as they come up. The Cardinals who were taking part Wednesday believe that the partnership will help strengthen the ties to the surrounding ...
    The Wheeling Recreation Department and Wheeling Jesuit University will work hand in hand to care for the parks around the college's campus.Wednesday students helped clean up the Pleasanton Ballfield near the back entrance of campus. The first time clean up will become a biannual event and the university will also help out with other projects at the parks as they come up. The Cardinals who were taking part Wednesday believe that the partnership will help strengthen the ties to the surrounding ...
  • UPDATE: Man Arrested After Allegedly Firing Shots Outside Jill's Gentleman's Club

    UPDATE: Man Arrested After Allegedly Firing Shots Outside Jill's Gentleman's Club

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:48 AM EDT2014-04-23 09:48:17 GMT
    The Ohio County Sheriff's Department is investigating an incident of shots fired overnight near Jill's Gentleman's Club.
    The Ohio County Sheriff's Department is investigating an incident of shots fired overnight near Jill's Gentleman's Club.
  • Wheeling Man Will Serve Ten Years in Prison for Distribution of Crack Cocaine

    Wheeling Man Will Serve Ten Years in Prison for Distribution of Crack Cocaine

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:42 AM EDT2014-04-23 09:42:53 GMT
    A Wheeling man with a lengthy criminal history has been sentenced to serve the next decade in federal prison for selling crack cocaine. On Tuesday, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that Emanuel "Sammy" Banks was sentenced to 140 months in prison and three years of supervised release for the distribution of crack cocaine.Banks' sentence was enhanced due to his significant criminal history, which includes prior felonies for aggravated robbery", and distribution of coca...
    A Wheeling man with a lengthy criminal history has been sentenced to serve the next decade in federal prison for selling crack cocaine. On Tuesday, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that Emanuel "Sammy" Banks was sentenced to 140 months in prison and three years of supervised release for the distribution of crack cocaine.Banks' sentence was enhanced due to his significant criminal history, which includes prior felonies for aggravated robbery", and distribution of coca...
  • Dallas Pike Road Shut Down After Semi Gets Stuck Under Overpass

    Dallas Pike Road Shut Down After Semi Gets Stuck Under Overpass

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:41 AM EDT2014-04-23 09:41:47 GMT
    Dallas Pike road was shut down for a short time on Tuesday afternoon after a semi became lodged underneath the I-70 overpass.The Ohio County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday and blocked the road while crews attempted to dislodge the truck. Drivers were advised to avoid the scene by using McCutcheon Road or Ft. Henry Road as a detour.The condition of the driver of the truck remains unknown.
    Dallas Pike road was shut down for a short time on Tuesday afternoon after a semi became lodged underneath the I-70 overpass.The Ohio County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday and blocked the road while crews attempted to dislodge the truck. Drivers were advised to avoid the scene by using McCutcheon Road or Ft. Henry Road as a detour.The condition of the driver of the truck remains unknown.
  • Man Charged in Wheeling Island Robbery Due in Court

    Man Charged in Wheeling Island Robbery Due in Court

    Monday, April 21 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-04-21 13:48:49 GMT
    A man facing robbery charges after an incident that left one man with a gunshot wound to the head on Wheeling Island earlier this month will be in court on Monday morning.
    A man facing robbery charges after an incident that left one man with a gunshot wound to the head on Wheeling Island earlier this month will be in court on Monday morning.
  • Bethlehem Apostolic Temple Annual Easter Basket Giveaway Brings Out Hundreds

    Bethlehem Apostolic Temple Annual Easter Basket Giveaway Brings Out Hundreds

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-04-19 19:54:48 GMT
    The Bethlehem Apostolic Temple is holding their annual Easter basket giveaway this weekend.Church officials said the baskets will hold enough food to help families get through the net few weeks, not just
    The Bethlehem Apostolic Temple is holding their annual Easter basket giveaway this weekend.
  • West Liberty University's Great Gala Approaches

    West Liberty University's Great Gala Approaches

    Friday, April 11 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-04-11 14:25:43 GMT
    There are now only a few days left until West Liberty University's annual Great Gala on April 12, but there are still some tickets available.The fourth annual gala will help raise money for West Liberty's
    There are now only a few days left until West Liberty University's annual Great Gala on April 12, but there are still some tickets available.
  • Wheeling Park Student to Take Part in National Poetry Contest

    Wheeling Park Student to Take Part in National Poetry Contest

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-04-08 22:54:17 GMT
    One local high school student will soon be representing his school on a national stage. Wheeling Park High School senior Austin Gage will compete in the Poetry Out Loud; National Recitation Contest
    One local high school student will soon be representing his school on a national stage. Wheeling Park High School senior Austin Gage will compete in the Poetry Out Loud; National Recitation Contest
  • Queen of Queens Crowned at Wheeling Park

    Queen of Queens Crowned at Wheeling Park

    Thursday, March 27 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-03-27 13:59:02 GMT
    The new Queen of Queens at Wheeling Park High School has been crowned.Carly Greer was will represent the school in the OVAC Queen of Queens competition this summer. Wheeling Park has won the last two OVAC
    The new Queen of Queens at Wheeling Park High School has been crowned.Carly Greer was will represent the school in the OVAC Queen of Queens competition this summer. Wheeling Park has won the last two OVAC
  • Schedule and Route for Second Superload in Marshall County Starting Sunday

    Schedule and Route for Second Superload Through Marshall County Starting Sunday

    Sunday, March 23 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-03-23 14:27:51 GMT
    For the second time in just over a month Williams energy will move a de-ethanizer tower from the CSX rail yard in Benwood to their facility in rural Marshall County.
    SUNDAY March 23:

    The Superload is scheduled to leave Benwood Rail Yard at 8 am and head south on WV 2 to WV 86 in Glen Dale.
  • PBR Velocity Tour Pulls into Wheeling

    PBR Velocity Tour Pulls into Wheeling PBR Velocity Tour Pulls into Wheeling

    Saturday, March 22 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-03-22 14:53:50 GMT
    The PBR, or professional bull riders, Velocity Tour has pulled into Wheeling to present two huge competitions at Wesbanco Arena on Friday and Saturday.35 to 40 riders will compete in the first round, then
    The PBR, or professional bull riders, Velocity Tour has pulled into Wheeling to present two huge competitions at Wesbanco Arena on Friday and Saturday.
  • Mobile Water Lab Arrives to Teach Local Water Plant Employees

    Mobile Water Lab Arrives to Teach Local Water Plant Employees

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 6:54 PM EST2014-03-04 23:54:17 GMT
    After the water crisis in Charleston, residents are even more aware of the water they drink. On Tuesday a mobile water testing lab rolled into Wheeling and gave local water treatment employees training
    After the water crisis in Charleston, residents are even more aware of the water they drink. On Tuesday a mobile water testing lab rolled into Wheeling and gave local water treatment employees training
  • Woodsdale Spelling Bee Lasts 12 Rounds

    Woodsdale Spelling Bee Lasts 12 Rounds

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 4:02 PM EST2014-02-12 21:02:04 GMT
    There was some fierce competition at the Woodsdale Spelling Bee on Wednesday afternoon, so much so, that it was 12 rounds before a champion was named.Finally, Zac Taylor emerged as the winner. Taylor has
    There was some fierce competition at the Woodsdale Spelling Bee on Wednesday afternoon, so much so, that it was 12 rounds before a champion was named.Finally, Zac Taylor emerged as the winner. Taylor has
  • UPDATE: Cat Found Frozen to Ohio County Bridge Recovering Quickly, Will Be Fitted With Prosthetic

    UPDATE: Cat Found Frozen to Ohio County Bridge Recovering Quickly, Will Be Fitted With Prosthetic

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 7:54 PM EST2014-02-12 00:54:52 GMT
    The cat is now in the care of Dr. Yurko and his wife Jennifer, of K.E.Y. Animal Hospital in Wheeling. She's staying at their home where Jennifer can care for her around the clock. She's improving every
    She's improving every day, and is now able to use the litter box and eat and drink on her own.
  • Wheeling Attorney Breaks Down Water Contamination Lawsuits

    Wheeling Attorney Breaks Down Water Contamination Lawsuits

    Monday, January 13 2014 8:17 AM EST2014-01-13 13:17:04 GMT
    The water contamination has devastated thousands of people and businesses in the Charleston area and now they're trying to strike back in court. At least three class action lawsuits have been filed against
    The water contamination has devastated thousands of people and businesses in the Charleston area and now they're trying to strike back in court.
  • Operation Christmas Child Begins in Wheeling, St. Clairsville

    Operation Christmas Child Begins in Wheeling, St. Clairsville

    Monday, November 18 2013 2:30 PM EST2013-11-18 19:30:52 GMT
    On Monday, collection sites will begin in the Wheeling area for the Global Christmas Project.  Wheeling area families, churches and groups are working to make Christmas a reality for needy kids around
    Wheeling area families, churches and groups are working to make Christmas a reality for needy kids around the world by filling shoeboxes with toys, school supplies and notes of encouragement.
  • Elm Grove Pharmacy Technician Who Was Held at Gunpoint Works to Change Workers Comp Benefits

    Elm Grove Pharmacy Technician Who Was Held at Gunpoint Works to Change Workers Comp Benefits

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 4:45 PM EST2013-11-06 21:45:21 GMT
    Stacee Hess is a pharmacy technician who was held at gunpoint during an attempted armed robbery last year.  That robber was shot and killed by the owner of the pharmacy that day, but the experience affected
    Stacee Hess is a pharmacy technician who was held at gunpoint during an attempted armed robbery last year.  That robber was shot and killed by the owner of the pharmacy that day, but the experience affected her deeply.
  • Wheeling Firefighters to Visit Local Businesses During Fire Prevention Week

    Wheeling Firefighters to Visit Local Businesses During Fire Prevention Week

    Monday, October 7 2013 10:03 AM EDT2013-10-07 14:03:08 GMT
    Safety is always on the minds of firefighters, especially as we kick off National Fire Prevention week. It lasts through Saturday, and representatives from Wheeling Fire Department have announced they'll
    It lasts through Saturday, and representatives from Wheeling Fire Department have announced they'll be visiting local businesses and hosting a series of open houses dedicated to keeping you safe.
  • Authorities Arrest Wheeling High-Speed Chase Suspect

    Authorities Arrest Wheeling High-Speed Chase Suspect

    Monday, September 30 2013 10:06 PM EDT2013-10-01 02:06:02 GMT
    Authorities say 43-year-old Greg Dugas was arrested Thursday for vehicle theft out of Monroe County and believe him to be involved in the Wheeling incidentAuthorities say 43-year-old Greg Dugas was arrested Thursday for vehicle theft out of Monroe County and believe him to be involved in the Wheeling incident
    Authorities in Monroe County have arrested the man who allegedly led Wheeling police on a chase through the city before escaping on foot Monday.
    Authorities in Monroe County have arrested the man who allegedly led Wheeling police on a chase through the city before escaping on foot Monday.
  • Wheeling Police Run to Remember 9/11

    Wheeling Police Run to Remember 9/11

    Monday, September 9 2013 9:03 PM EDT2013-09-10 01:03:44 GMT
    This annual race in Arlington, Virginia has been going on for 12 years and supports 9/11 related charities. First responders of any type may compete.
    11 police officers from Wheeling ran to remember the victims of the attacks on 9/11 and those who responded.
  • New Historic Picture in Bethlehem

    New Historic Picture in Bethlehem

    Monday, September 9 2013 6:11 PM EDT2013-09-09 22:11:21 GMT
    A group got together today at Bethlehem Apostolic Temple to have a picture taken that symbolizes their appreciation of this temple that was built 40 years ago.
    A symbolic picture taken today in Bethlehem to celebrate and remember 40 years of Worship.
  • Group Celebrates Their 30 Year Triathlon Anniversary

    Group Celebrates Their 30 Year Triathlon Anniversary

    Monday, September 9 2013 6:08 PM EDT2013-09-09 22:08:57 GMT
    3 men were here 30 years ago competing to win the feet first triathlon. One man still had his original T-shirt from the event.
    A small group of athletes gathered this morning to run, swim and bike not only for a good cause but for a 30 year reunion as well.
  • UPDATE: Funeral Mass Set for Slain Wheeling Jesuit University Student

    UPDATE: Funeral Mass Set for Slain Wheeling Jesuit University Student

    Wednesday, September 4 2013 3:25 PM EDT2013-09-04 19:25:50 GMT
    According to Wheeling Police, the investigation is still active and additional charges could come in the near future.
    A funeral Mass for a slain Wheeling Jesuit student Kevin Figaniak will be held on Saturday in Pennsylvania.
  • Families Choose "Staycations" to Get Away Without Breaking the Bank

    Families Choose "Staycations" to Get Away Without Breaking the Bank

    Thursday, July 11 2013 9:22 PM EDT2013-07-12 01:22:13 GMT
    In tough economic times, families may be thinking twice about a summer vacation.  Many families are taking "staycations", saving hundreds of dollars, by vacationing close to home.
    In tough economic times, families may be thinking twice about a summer vacation.  Many families are taking "staycations", saving hundreds of dollars, by vacationing close to home.
  • Man Will Serve 2-10 Years in Prison for Dog's Beating Death

    Man Will Serve 2-10 Years in Prison for Dog's Beating Death

    Thursday, April 11 2013 10:54 AM EDT2013-04-11 14:54:16 GMT
    Anthony James Doyle was arrested Sunday night after police say he allegedly beat a dog to death. According to the police report Wheeling Police responded to a call on South Wabash Street on Wheeling Island
    Anthony Doyle was sentenced to 2-10 years in prison on Wednesday for the beating death of a dog on Wheeling Island in August of 2012. Doyle will be eligible for parole after two years.
  • Wheeling Park High School Students Raise Nearly $400 for Habitat

    Wheeling Park High School Students Raise Nearly $400 for Habitat

    Friday, February 15 2013 10:50 AM EST2013-02-15 15:50:05 GMT
    Hats off to students of Wheeling Park High School as they raised money for Habitat for Humanity by wearing their favorite hats on Thursday.It cost students and staff $1 to wear a hat, and all the money
    Hats off to students of Wheeling Park High School as they raised money for Habitat for Humanity by wearing their favorite hats on Thursday.It cost students and staff $1 to wear a hat, and all the money
  • Railroads May Make a Comeback in the Ohio Valley

    Railroads May Make a Comeback in the Ohio Valley

    Tuesday, January 29 2013 9:48 PM EST2013-01-30 02:48:15 GMT
    Railroads helped make the Ohio Valley prosperous years ago, and now the state of West Virginia wants your help to plan public policy for the future of railroad transportation.
    Railroads helped make the Ohio Valley prosperous years ago, and now the state of West Virginia wants your help to plan public policy for the future of railroad transportation.
  • Local Ties to Boy Scout Sexual Abuse Files

    Local Ties to Boy Scout Sexual Abuse Files

    Friday, October 19 2012 5:17 PM EDT2012-10-19 21:17:20 GMT
    Shocking details of child sex abuse were released Thursday concerning Boy Scout leaders in Pennsylvania and here in West Virginia. Now we have learned that there are local ties to the perversion files
    Shocking details of child sex abuse were released Thursday concerning Boy Scout leaders in Pennsylvania and here in West Virginia. Now we have learned that there are local ties to the perversion files released yesterday by the Boy Scouts of America. These files show that two West Virginia scout leaders were allowed to resign in the 70's without facing criminal charges amid allegations of sexual abuse involving young boys.
  • Chesapeake Energy Withdraws Drilling Application near WPHS

    Chesapeake Energy Withdraws Drilling Application near WPHS

    Friday, October 19 2012 12:29 PM EDT2012-10-19 16:29:30 GMT
    . Chesapeake Energy has withdrawn its application to drill near Wheeling Park High School.A spokesman from  Ohio County Schools confirmed the news Friday after being informed by the company the drilling
    The news from Chesapeake was released Friday.
  • Police, Firefighters Face Off During "Guns and Hoses" Charity Hockey Game

    Police, Firefighters Face Off During "Guns and Hoses" Charity Hockey Game

    Monday, March 31 2014 8:40 AM EDT2014-03-31 12:40:26 GMT
    On Sunday, March 29, Wheeling Police and Fire are trading in their duty boots for hockey skates. The annual Guns and Hoses game will take place this Sunday at noon at Wesbcano Arena. The Valley's own police
    On Sunday, March 29, Wheeling Police and Fire traded in their duty boots for hockey skates.