Local News

Wheeling seeks input on suspension bridge park

WHEELING —The Wheeling Suspension Bridge has been a National Historic Landmark since 1975, but many who live or work in the Friendly City cross the span with such routine that its significance can be overlooked. City officials hope to change this by creating a park on the Wheeling Island ...

‘It’s Electric’ family fun night

The New Manchester Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association recently sponsored an “It’s Electric” family fun night for the school’s pupils and families. The event featured two presentations by the Carnegie Science Center, providing activities on inventions, inventors and aspects of ...

Regional Roundup

Man claims assault with hammer STEUBENVILLE — City Police were called to the emergency room at Trinity Medical Center West around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday about a man who said he was assaulted with a hammer. The victim said he was at a house on Pennsylvania Avenue when a person accused him ...

Pa. man charged

WELLSBURG — A Georgetown, Pa., man faces multiple charges following a police chase in which he allegedly backed into the pursuing police cruiser twice. The Brooke County Sheriff’s Department has charged Charles W. McAffee, 41, of Gerogetown with fleeing, assault and bringing stolen ...

Pa. man charged after police chase

WELLSBURG — A Georgetown, Pa., man faces multiple charges following a police chase in which he allegedly backed into the pursuing police cruiser twice. The Brooke County Sheriff’s Department has charged Charles W. McAffee, 41, of Gerogetown with fleeing, assault and bringing stolen ...

Hope’s goal of Brooke-Hancock relay

FOLLANSBEE — At the kickoff dinner for the Brooke-Hancock American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Co-Chair Dave Secrist said receiving a diagnosis of cancer can feel like the tornado experienced by Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz.” The Frank L. Baum book provided the theme for the event ...

Efts Lane repair discussed

STEUBENVILLE — The condition of Efts Lane drew the attention of City Council Tuesday, but what to do to improve it remained a question. The road, which sits along the west city limits and serves a number of subdivisions and residences, is in need of repair, but it is an unimproved street. ...

Garbage collection to switch to four-day a week

STEUBENVILLE — After more than a year of planning and equipping residences with special trash cans, the city will switch to a four-day a week garbage collection schedule using new packers and city trash cans April 2. It means residents whose garbage normally gets picked up on Friday will ...

Seven people arraigned in illegal hunting court case

STEUBENVILLE — Seven people indicted in connection with alleged illegal hunting were arraigned on Wednesday before Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Michelle Miller. The cases were presented to the grand jury on March 9 by attorneys with the state attorney general’s office following a ...

BHJ gets update on upcoming road projects, bridge work

STEUBENVILLE — The Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission Wednesday received an update on upcoming road projects from an official with the state Division of Highways. Prior to the meeting, Gus Suwaid, district director for WVDOH, responded to questions about the new Ohio ...