is located less than a 15 mile drive from Bethany, WV. (directions below)


Our website lists this shopping area first because it refutes the stereotype of modern shopping eluding Bethanians!

The Highlands is located about a 20-25 minute drive (thru back roads) from Bethany. This recently developed shopping area provides you with numerous shopping, entertainment and restaurant venues. Some main attractions are Cabelas, Best Buy, Panera Bread, Mc Donalds, Bob Evans, Old Navy, Bed Bath and Beyond, J.C. Penney, Target, Movie Theater (14 screens), Quaker Steak and Lube, Cheddars Casual Café, Books-a-Million, Wal-Mart, & Petco, etc., There are several large motel chains there including Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Inn, Microtel, etc.



Many local residents/students get there by driving out SR 67 East, until it becomes PA SR 331. When you see the left hand road sign for PA 3003 (about 2 miles out of Bethany)-take a right. You'll eventually intersect with PA 3005 (after about 6 miles), then take a left. Once you come into the Village of West Alexander, PA, (be sure to cross Highway 40 and keep going straight (on North Liberty St) and look for the I-70 sign. At Main St., turn left, then see another I-70 sign and turn right. You're then about three city blocks to an on-ramp for Interstate 70, head west towards Wheeling (another 3 miles or so), you'll see the exit for Cabela Drive at the Highlands. 


Main Street features benches and a public picnic table for use by residents and visitors.



Town of Bethany & Local

Services and Personnel

  • Fire

Edward Stough, Fire Dept. Chief

  • Streets, Lighting, and Sanitation

  •     Mark Bolen

Office: (304) 829-4217 

  • Trash Collection is a service that each renter/homeowner must contract for. See the yellow-pages for your Garbage Firm options.

  • Water Service

Ohio County Public Service District Triadelphia

Phone: 304-547-5133

  • For Fire/Ambulance/Police

Call 911 

  • Brooke County Sheriff

  •     Larry Palmer

Information: 304-737-3660

Chambers is Bethany's "classic" grocery-hardware store. This means of course there's a meat counter and fresh produce. Chambers features fresh cheese and meat sandwiches from their deli counter at an inexpensive price. Chambers is a key location for many notices concerning sales and special occasions in the area.  


Their hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday thru Saturday. Their phone number is 829-4478.


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Run by Follett Higher Education Group, the Bethany College Bookstore is located in the Thomas P. Johnson Jr. College Center. The bookstore is open during the school year from 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday and 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Friday. For more information, contact the Bookstore at 304-829-7255 or via email at bethanywv@bkstr.com.


Boomer's, a Grill with a Sports Decor operated by Chartwell's, is open to the public and serves delicious made-to-order food. Boomer's is located across from the bookstore and is open Monday thru Friday 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.



This establishment is located on Main Street in town. It is a local pub and is popular with students, alumni and others. Bison Inn's phone number is (304) 829-4508.



Mountainside Conference Center at Bethany College offers a secluded, picturesque setting with all the modern conveniences.


Mountainside Conference Center consists of three adjacent facilities including: The Millsop Leadership Center includes a large amphitheater, 8 conference rooms and staff to facilitate meetings.Guest accommodations are available at the

40-room Gresham House Inn complete with an exercise room and pool table.The Harder Dining Room can be used for buffet, sit-down meals, private parties or special events. Catering is available for all locations. These form an extensive and thoroughly self-contained center ideal for training, meetings, workshops, retreats, team building, social events, camps and conferences.


Additionally, Bethany College campus facilities can be used for special events, meetings, and recreational use. Reservations or inquiries can be made by calling 304.829.7622.


Located on Richardson Street, the Alumni Center features seven guest rooms for alumni and visitors. It features the Wilkin Parlor, a nicely decorated and furnished sitting room for alumni and guests and includes the Bethany College offices of the Alumni Relations, Church Relations, Development and the Communications. An occasional Town of Bethany group meets there, when the facility is available. Phone them at 304-829-7299. 


Just a 6 or 7 minute drive via SR 88 South

Hilltop Grocery

They offer grocery staples, snacks, sodas, cigarettes, beer, wine, grab n go sandwich-es...and FREE smiles! Open 7 days a week — 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.


Domino's Pizza

Delivery to Bethany is available. Their phone number is 304-336-4400.

Top of the Hill Restaurant & Pub

Located along RT#88, next to Hilltop Grocery, the menu includes hot sandwiches, full dinners, and pub grub. The full-service bar includes drafts, over 20 different beers, wine & mixed drinks. During warm weather, outdoor dining on the deck is perfect! Open 7 days a week 11 a.m. - midnight. Sundays - Breakfast is offered beginning at 9 a.m. Onsite and offsite catering is available.


Wellsburg is the nearest community for any extensive shopping. Most drivers use 67 West into Wellsburg. It features the basics of  banks, grocery and convenience stores, drug stores, variety stores, car dealerships, several dining places (fast food and formal), a few gift shops, hardware stores, auto parts stores, a dry cleaning store, a few gas stations and a coin operated laundry. 

But motorists can also arrive at Wellsburg by driving up SR 88 North, then taking SR 27 East. Along the way, you'll see several golf courses, a few small convenience stores (like Peggy Sue's) and the regionally famous historic eatery (and locals hangout) named Drover's Inn (It Also Features a Tavern and Gift Shop). Locals love their chicken wings.


Call 304 737-0188 for reservations. 


Follansbee is a 20 minute drive from Bethany. Travel West on Route 67 and turn right when you come to the intersection of Route 2. The downtown district has several stores. Major franchises include Sheetz, Burger King, McDonalds and Subway. There's also a small Reisbeck's grocery store, some drug stores and other gift stores.


(Via Route 67 West and Route 2 North)

Downtown Weirton has a few restaurants, several small gambling cafes, and other stores. By taking the Weirton By-Pass and exiting Three Springs Drive, you'll find a few strip malls and big box stores such as a Walmart, a K Mart ,various fast-food places, and several motels.

Mayor Shirley Kemp

Email: kemp206@comcast.net

Phone: 304 829-4342

The Town of Bethany

P. O. Box U

Bethany WV, 26032


This web site was developed by former Bethany intern Zach Zozula.