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Month: September 2020

Hancock, Brooke, and Ohio County Schools in Yellow Phase

Hancock, Brooke, and Ohio County Schools will remain in the yellow phase of the state’s Coronavirus Management Protocol this week. Ohio County briefly moved into the orange phase on Saturday, but that was due to the WVDE School Alert System Map and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources County Alert Map using different data. Schools in the yellow phase can continue to have in-person classes, as well as sporting events and practices. Photo credit: West Virginia Department of...

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Steubenville Water Systems Contain Trihalomethane

Steubenville’s water system violated the maximum containment level for total trihalomethane in the third quarter of 2020. Steubenville’s system tested at .085, with the standard being .08. A Tier II Public Notice was sent out to inform customers of the violation and the EPA was notified as well. The city plans to bring the trihalomethane levels back down through oxidation. Photo Credit:...

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Bertram arraigned in April shooting

A Wheeling man charged with attempted murder was extradited and arraigned in Ohio County Magistrate Court yesterday. Devon Bertram is accused of shooting Michael Duggar twice on Rock Point Road in April. Bertram was arraigned by Magistrate Joe Roxby. He’s being held at the Northern Regional Jail on $50,000...

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Body found along shoreline of Ohio River in Wheeling

Wheeling Fire Department personnel searching the Ohio River discovered a man’s body along the shoreline, just south of Heritage Port on Monday morning. Police detectives were called to the scene to investigate and believe the man jumped from the Wheeling Suspension Bridge Friday night. The body will be taken to the West Virginia Medical Examiner’s Office in Charleston for identification, which could take several days. Wheeling Police detectives will continue their investigation and will work with the medical examiner’s office to determine a cause and manner of...

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