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2019 Week 10 Athlete of the Week

This week's Watchdog Athlete of the Week is Wyatt Reiman from Shadyside. Wyatt ran for 142 yards and 4TDs and caught 6 passes for 132 yards and another 2TDs helping Shadyside to a 49-24 victory ...
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2019 Week 9 Athlete of the Week

This week's Watchdog Athlete of the Week is Stevie Mitchell from Wheeling Park! Mitchell caught 6 passes for 113 yards and 3 TDs in a 34-0 win over Elkins. Congratulations Stevie!
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2019 Week 8 Athlete of the Week

This week's Watchdog Athlete of the Week is John Marshall running back Dalton Flowers. Flowers ran for 187 yards and 3 TDs in a 40-6 victory over Brooke. Congratulations Dalton!
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2019 Week 7 Athlete of the Week

This week's Watchdog Athlete of the Week is Wheeling Park Quarterback Alex Dunlevy. Dunlevy completed 24 of 32 passes for 370 yards and 3 TDs. The Patriots came from behind to defeat Morgantown ...
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2019 Week 6 Athlete of the Week

This week's Watchdog Athlete of the Week is Linsly's Steven Felton. Felton ran for 100 yards and 3 TDs on offense and had 9 tackles on defense in a 49-27 victory over Taylor Allderdice High ...
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2019 Week 5 Athlete of the Week

This week's Watchdog Athlete of the Week is Linsly QB Hunter Kelly. Kelly ran for 106 yards and 2 TDs while throwing for another. Kelly also made his mark on defense with an interception leading ...
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2019 Week 4 Athlete of the Week

The Watchdog Athlete of the Week is Shadyside RB Wyatt Reiman. Wyatt rushed for 128 yards and 4 touchdowns on only 20 carries against Wheeliing Central. Congrats Wyatt!
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2019 Week 3 Athlete of the Week

The Watchdog Athlete of the Week is Martins Ferry Quarterback Jacob Probst. Jacob threw for 290 yards and 4 touchdowns against Union Local this past Friday night. Congrats Jacob!
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2019 Week 2 Athlete of the Week

The Watchdog Athlete of the Week is Cameron Quarterback Jessop Broughton. Jessop tossed a school record 7 touchdown passes and went 11 for 19 for 227 yards against Hundred this past Friday night. ...
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2019 Week 1 Athlete of the Week

The Watchdog Athlete of the Week is Wheeling Central Quarterback Curtis McGhee. Curtis threw for 217 yards and 3 touchdowns and rushed for 132 yards and 1 touchdown last Thursday against Class A state ...
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Steve Novotney Says. "Every Day, Mayor"

Every single day, that is. That is how often Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott should send a message to W.Va. Gov. Jim Justice concerning the details involved with the repairs to ramps and bridges along ...
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Steve Novotney Says, "My Teachers"

If Ms. Scaffidi would not have encouraged me to create a “Wow” magazine, I may have been too intimidated to accept a position that required creating and publishing an MLB newspaper. If ...
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Steve Novotney Says, "Omnibus a Bust"

Make no mistake, this writing does concern education reform in West Virginia, but the intention is not to debate charter schools or at-will employees or even education saving accounts. Instead, this ...
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Steve Novotney Says, "If It Comes"

"If It Comes." Those were the words spoken by former Ohio Gov. John Kasich to Rep. Jack Cera. "If it comes." It was Kasich's reply to Cera after the District 96 lawmaker told ...
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Steve Novotney Says, "It's a Mystery"

We don't know. Our elected representatives don't know. Not Dels. Storch, Fluharty, or Canestraro, or Sens. Ihlenfeld, Maroney, or Clements. Shoot, employees of the state's Division of ...
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Steve Novotney Says, "JITH Not Dead, but on Life Support"

We collectively hated the whole "Jambo Country" proposal so much a former Belmont County commissioner rolled into meeting wearing his cowboy hat and pulling his red cooler as social media ...
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Steve Novotney says, "It's One Week Away"

It's a constitutional right that, unfortunately, far too many fail to exercise when an election day arrives on the calendar. The government implemented early voting in an attempt to increase ...
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Steve Novotney says, "I-70 Projects in Doubt"

" The bids we received were too high and we cannot afford to award contracts if we can't justify the higher cost," said W.Va. Gov. Jim Justice on the first day of September. " So, ...
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Steve Novotney Says, "Seidler First to Step Up"

Wheeling Island resident Ben Seidler already announced on "Steve Novotney Live" that he's running to become the Wheeling council representative in Ward 2, a district that includes the ...
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Steelers-Panthers Tickets Giveaway

The Watchdog is giving away 2 tickets and a parking pass for the Steelers vs Panthers Thursday night game on November 8 th. Listen for your chance to win! The winner will be drawn on Friday Oct 26 th ...
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Steve Novotney Says, "Grizzly Could Help His Poodle"

So, now W.Va. Gov. Jim Justice is entering press conferences like Hulk Hogan once did at Wesbanco Arena minus, that is, the pyrotechnics. "Hype videos," as labeled by Del. Shawn Fluharty ...
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Steve Novotney Says, "A Senator and His Party"

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) made a decision that was based on his political longevity. The career taxpayer-paid lawmaker voted to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh and to extend his dependence on the ...
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Put-In-Bay Giveaway

Put-In-Bay Giveaway 2018 The Watchdog is giving away a two night stay in a villa in Put-In-Bay. The prize can be used for two to four people. The winner will be drawn June 29th on SNL during the 5pm ...
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March Madness Giveaway

March Madness is right around the corner and The Watchdog is giving away 2 tickets to the first and second rounds of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball tournament at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh on ...
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Snow Blower Giveaway

Time for another giveaway! The Watchdog is giving away a brand new snow blower. Register now for your chance to win a Greenworks 60 volt cordless electric snow blower. The winner will be drawn during ...
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